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2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Entrepreneurs

Dec 5, 2018 | Business

I think we can all agree that the holiday season is a very special time of year. It’s a time to surround yourself with loved ones, reflect on the past year, and prepare for the year to come. For some the holidays are cozy and relaxing, for others it’s a season of frenzied disorder, as gifts need to be bought, parties need to be planned, and accounting needs to be completed. For me, this month falls somewhere in the middle. I still have many goals I’d like to accomplish before the end of the year, but I’m not going to work myself into a panic (and neither should you!). A little organization and planning ahead goes a long way, especially at this time of year.

If you’re reading this post, chances are you’re either an entrepreneur or you’re close to one. I have a few entrepreneurs in my life, including my father and boyfriend, and since the majority of my clients are as well, I thought I’d throw together a holiday gift guide for entrepreneurs. It takes a special kind of person to go after their dream and forge their own career path. Entrepreneurs are passionate, driven, and astoundingly hard-working–it’s these qualities that draw me to them, both in my personal life and in my career. If you’re looking for a gift for the entrepreneur(s) in your life, scroll down for some ideas that will excite and motivate them and show that you support their journey.

Under $50

Productivity planner

Entrepreneurs love planners–and for good reason. Writing out goals and tasks for the day, month, and year, is an arguably essential way to stay organized and productive when you’re running your own business. Etsy has a ton of beautiful planners to choose from. Go for a customizable planner such as this one to give it a personal touch.

Mug

Whether your hot beverage of choice is coffee, tea, or hot cocoa, everyone loves a good mug! Etsy has some beautiful mugs, such as this one, that are specifically designed for entrepreneurs of every kind.

Books

A true entrepreneur is always seeking to learn, improve, and get inspired. Although pretty much everything can be learned online these days, a well-written book is a valuable and timeless gift. Check out the Business Books section on Amazon for some inspiration.

Home office decor

The space you’re working in can have a big impact on your mindset and productivity. Give the gift of a tidy and inspiring home office with fun decor, motivational artwork, or a desk organizer.

$50-150

Espresso machine

Many entrepreneurs rely on caffeine to keep them going. An espresso machine will be a very welcome gift for your caffeine-fueled friend. This highly rated Nespresso machine is currently half off on Amazon–go, go, go!

JungleScout

If your entrepreneurial friend is working on starting a product-based business, the JungleScout tool will be an amazing resource for her. It’s not the most glamorous gift, but it’s certainly practical.

Headphones

A good pair of headphones makes a solid gift. Get a noise cancelling pair with Bluetooth to help your entrepreneur stay focused in any setting.

Audible membership

Many people prefer to listen to their books these days. If your friend is one of them, why not get him a year-long Audible membership?

Balance ball chair

Entrepreneurs tend to work grueling long hours, and unfortunately, the majority of that time for most of them is spent sitting at a desk. Help your health conscious entrepreneur out with this balance ball chair.

>$150

Computer monitor

For a long time, I did all my work on my MacBook Pro. When I finally got a monitor, the difference was mind-blowing. If your entrepreneur friend does the majority of their work on a laptop, consider gifting them a nice, big monitor such as this one.

E-course membership

As I mentioned above, most entrepreneurs are always seeking to learn and improve their skills. Give the gift of knowledge with an online course membership such as Lynda.com.

Spa day

Working too hard? A day at the spa may be just what your friend needs. If not a full day, how about just a massage, facial, or other self-care treatment?

Fitness classes or membership

If your friend is just starting a new venture, a gym membership may be out of their budget. Buy them a membership or a class pack for whatever physical activity they enjoy, be it yoga, spin, or kickboxing.

DSLR Camera

Chances are your entrepreneur is building an online presence, and thus needs quality photos to share on their website and social media channels. If they’re using their iPhone to take all their pictures, a proper DLSR camera will be a great upgrade for them! The Canon EOS Rebel T6 is a popular choice for beginners.

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