The holidays are fast approaching and if you’re anything like me, you know that the hardest part is coming up with gift ideas for those special people in your life. Entrepreneurs can be especially hard to buy for, they’re always on-the-go and tend to have everything! So I’ve compiled a list of gifts that any entrepreneur in your life will love!
A Luxury Pair Of Sweats
Uh, hello! A pair of comfortable and stylish sweatpants is a must-have for any entrepreneur. I’m loving Georgia Rose Label right now. The fabrics are incredible, made in Canada, and a female-owned small business. What more could you want?
We all know that entrepreneurs are always hustling and we appreciate those little reminders to keep us going! Affirmation cards, like these from Love Powered Co, have been a lifesaver for me. They’re beautifully designed, fun to read, and give me the boost I need when times get tough! I’m also excited to check out the ones from my dear friend Lolita Walker!
A Tech Gadget
There is nothing worse than being super busy and forgetting your phone charger or headphones! Help them stay connected to the world with a tech gadget like the Apple Watch. We all know that entrepreneurs are always on their phones, so why not get them an upgrade?
A Subscription Box
What entrepreneur doesn’t love getting surprises in the mail?! This is one of my favorite gifts to receive. I’m loving the new Phenomenal Women Leading box this month! It’s filled with surprise items that are perfectly curated for any jet-setting entrepreneur in your life.
I’d be lost without my journals and planners! They keep me organized, motivated, and help get all of my thoughts out of my head and onto paper. They’re the perfect gift for any entrepreneur who loves to write or is looking for a way to keep track of their goals!
A Book That Inspires You
Help your loved one escape into another world with an inspiring novel such as GRIT, by Angela Duckworth. The book explores what it means to be a high achiever and how we can learn from everyone who has succeeded, even if they’re the underdog. Share a book that has changed your life, and hopefully pass along the motivation.
A BIG Coffee Mug
What entrepreneur doesn’t love their morning cup of joe! Help them get through those long work days with an inspiring or fun coffee mug like this one from Indigo.
Deliver the Gift of Food!
When you can’t be there in person, why not send food? If they’re anything like me, cooking can be a struggle on busy days. A great option is Hello Fresh where they’ll deliver easy-to-follow recipes and pre-portioned ingredients to your door.
A Beauty Box (for beauty products)
Help them stay on top of their game with a surprise beauty delivery, like this one from True Glue! They have tons of great options including clean beauty and luxury lashes. The holiday box offers $500 worth of goodies for only $50.00
A Gift With Meaning
Give them the gift of helping others. Whether it’s a donation to their favorite cause or buying an experience they can share with someone in need, such as lunch for children at risk through Mealshare, or a JWLS watch that supports the Cystic Fibrosis community. Giving a gift with meaning is the gift that keeps on giving. It’s thoughtful, and everybody loves thoughtful.
A Magazine Subscription (for entrepreneurs)
Help your loved one stay up-to-date and inspired by gifting them a magazine subscription, like this one from TIME. It offers the latest news from around the world and is filled with stories of entrepreneurs who have overcome struggles to achieve success.
A Cashmere Sweater
This is a versatile gift that anyone would love to receive, and it’s perfect for entrepreneurs who work from home!
A Virtual Event
If you’re not into physical gifts, then help them get inspired and in touch with like-minded entrepreneurs through a virtual event. The Mom Link (for the female entrepreneurs) has an upcoming event in the new year that is perfect for this! It’ll equip your loved one with entrepreneurial motivation, tips, tricks, community and more!
A Gift Basket for Their New Business
Help them get started on a great note by creating a gift basket filled with helpful goodies like mints, coffee, chapstick, notebooks and more! These are some of my favorite items to fill a gift basket with.
Help them get out of their comfort zone and enjoy some quality time together through an experience, like going on a hike or visiting the hot springs! It’s one of my favorite ways to spend time with loved ones when I’m not able to see them in person. Just make sure you keep your phone charged up and ready to snap some pictures!
A Candle (that smells like success)
Help them drift off into a relaxing sleep at night with an aromatic experience, such as this one on Etsy. It’s made from 100% natural soy wax and has notes of vanilla. And, it’s a great way to add some aromatherapy into your own sleep experience.
Coffee Coffee Coffee (and more coffee)
Every entrepreneur needs caffeine, so why not help them fuel up with a Tim Hortons or Starbucks gift card? This is one of my all-time favorites and I also love this Amazon option that lets you choose any amount you want to give. Or, send them your favorite coffee to try! I love Balzaks, it’s local to my hometown Stratford, but now available worldwide.
Nobody ever stops learning, so why not treat your loved one to a class they’ve always wanted to take or an online course? It’s the perfect way for them to boost their skills and business knowledge. Check out The Lyons Den (hint hint, nudge nudge) for continual learning in the entrepreneurial space – by yours truly!
Entrepreneurs are notorious for forgetting about their personal lives. Help them find that special someone by getting them a professional matchmaker. Lyons Elite matchmakers match entrepreneurs with like-minded professionals that are looking for love. It’s the perfect gift for that single entrepreneur.
A Robot Vacuum
Help them keep their place clean and tidy with a robot vacuum,. It’s the perfect gift for entrepreneurs who want to relax after work or on the weekends (which is every single one of them). And it’ll save them time during the work week so they can focus on other things like that overloaded inbox!
A Smart Speaker
Take away all of those distractions from their phone and let them relax with a Google Home or Amazon Echo. These smart speakers are perfect for calling up recipes, checking your schedule, listening to music and even controlling other devices in the house!
A Plant (that doesn’t need much care)
Help them add some life into their office space by gifting an easy-to-care-for plant, like an aloe vera or a cactus. It’s the perfect gift for entrepreneurs who are constantly on their phones or computers and can never seem to find enough time to take care of a living thing! I’m loving Foli, they make it super easy to gift green!
A Smart Bottle
Need to remind your entrepreneur friend or family member to drink water? Get them this smart bottle that tracks how much they’re drinking! The app will even set daily hydration goals for them, so it’s perfect for helping them stay healthy and on track. Just make sure you get the right size depending on who the gift is for – choose 16.0 oz or 20.0 oz smart bottles!
Anything that helps them relax is a big YES. Face masks, spa gift cards, massage, home essential oils. I love these ones from Doterra. The peppermint oils do wonders for headaches and lavender is incredible for anxiety.
These are just a few of my favorite goodies to get the entrepreneurs in your life this holiday season! And you can’t forget to treat yourself, too! Did I miss any? Share them in the comments below.