Finding gifts for the creative entrepreneur can be a daunting task. Especially if you are not in that world where you too are an entrepreneur. For creative entrepreneurs, their business is such a big part of their lives that they'd happily accept a gift that would help them grow as a person or in their business.
As a creative entrepreneur myself, I am ecstatic when I get a good gift the reflects my entrepreneurial interests. There was actually a year where my husband only got me gifts that would help me grow in my business and that was a good year!
If you are looking for a gift idea for a business owner, you have come to the right place. Check out the list below for ideas.
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If the person you are shopping for is busy as all hell, the best gift you could probably give them is more time. And since that is impossible to do, the next best thing is an agenda. I LOVE a good agenda! They keep me focused and on schedule.
And they can be so cute to carry with you everywhere you go. I love the designer collection of agendas at AT-A-GLANCE. There are a variety of different styles and colors to choose from. And, you'll be giving them a nice head start into the new year with a brand new agenda. (I promise they are already thinking about goals and plans for the new year.)
If you have a friend who is prone to losing everything, the Tile Mate is for them. This little piece of tech is simply added to the item they often lose; a purse, keys, jacket. And if they lose it, they can track its whereabouts via an app on their phone. It's a pretty nifty tool!
The FabFitFun Box Subscription is a perfect gift for a super busy entrepreneur. They send a box once per season with 8-10 full-sized premium products. If the person you are thinking of is too busy to try out new makeup or skin products?
Or they simply need a little TLC with snacks or workout gear? The subscription is only $39.99 for the first box. Pay for their membership for a year, because who does not like it to feel like Christmas every season of the year?
Another thoughtful gift for a creative entrepreneur is a course on how to be a better entrepreneur. This Udemy course is exactly that. If this one does not look so appealing, there are a number of other affordable courses on Udemy you can order. Buy it for them and present it in a beautiful Christmas card to show you care!
If your entrepreneur friends spend a great deal of time at their desk, you may want to consider getting them a standing desk riser. What I enjoy about the desk riser is that it is adjustable and if they become fatigued they can sit down. The riser can go right on top of a desk and can even handle dual screens. It is great for posture and is a great energizer in the middle of the day. I got my standing desk from Flexispot, since they have a wide variety of standing desks, desk bikes, and desk risers.
If you know a busy entrepreneur, an Apple watch may be a great gift for them. Not only can it sync with the other Apple device such as their Macbook and iPhone, but it can keep them up to date with their calendar on their watch, keep an eye on messages and still hit their step goals without having their phone on them at all times. If they are more of an Android and PC user, this may not make as great a gift. So make sure they are a fan of Apple products first.
I LOVE getting a fresh new notebook. I probably blow through 3-5 of these a year since they are often filled with my notes and ideas I come up with during the day. If the small business owner you know is anything like me, they will love receiving a new notebook. Bonus points if you can find one that has an inspirational quote on the cover.
If you know an entrepreneur who likes coffee, there is a possibility that they NEED coffee on some days. Running a business sometimes means long days and very little sleep. And having a nice smooth espresso is enough to give them a jolt to get through a long stride of work. This Vertuo espresso machine by Breville is just what your entrepreneur friend needs.
Know an entrepreneur who works from bed or the couch? You should think about getting them a lap desk. There are a number of designs for you to pick the one that best represents their personality. And they can feel comfortable while working at home.
No matter how focused and determined the creative entrepreneur in your life may seem, I can tell you from experience that they have their times when getting focused while working can be a struggle. When I struggle with focus, it helps to be able to cancel out all the distractions around me. So I listen to music with my earbuds while I work. These noise-canceling headphones by Sony are the perfect tool for staying focused.
I can't think of a single creative entrepreneur who wouldn't need a camera and accessories. Whether they need it to take photos for their social media channels, need to take photos of their own work to share or to take photos for their blog posts. A good camera will go a long way for a business owner. If you really want to go all out, get this kit and a course on doing better photography.
12. An Echo Show
If your entrepreneur you know has a lot on their plate or works long night in the office, and Amazon show makes for a wonderful gift. Not only can they get Alexa to help them out with certain tasks, but they can even do a video chat home if needed.
I LOVE my Audible account. It is a great way to read more while doing other things. I like listening to self-help books while on my way to work. Or reading a good novel at the gym. Audible is for people who enjoy reading while getting other things done – Kind of like entrepreneurs.
I mentioned earlier that music is something that helps me focus on my work. Well music is also great for a collaborative and fun work environment. And you can't have that with just noise-canceling headphones. I like the idea of having a bluetooth speaker so they can play music anywhere they may work. And this Bose bluetooth speaker is a great one with 360 sound.
Who wouldn't want to cute care to put their business cards in? A business card holder is great for those who often network in their business. So they can whip it out when it's time.
Every entrepreneur needs a little inspiration every now and again. And these pens with inspirational quotes on them are self-affirming. Get it for the entrepreneur who you believe in.
Similar to the inspirational pens, these bookmarks come with a ton of different inspirational quotes on them. I picked my favorite ones above. Give them a few since they may be reading multiple books at once.
Coffee mugs! Okay, I have a slight obsession with coffee mugs with cute quotes on them. Get this one for an entrepreneur who is well on their way!
In the same realm of inspiration, maybe an inspirational poster they can put in their office will be a great addition. Entrepreneurs need inspiration wherever they can get it, and having this beauty up in their office may be another way for them to get there.
Lastly, why not a book? There are a ton of them out there for entrepreneurs. But this one called the Entrepreneur roller coaster is so fitting since it speaks to what entrepreneurs face on a daily basis. Get it for a friend and see where it goes!
There you have it! 20 gift ideas for the creative entrepreneur in your life. Tell me what am I missing? If you are an entrepreneur post in the comments what you would like to see for a gift this holiday season.