The holiday season is back! While some of us get excited to find the perfect gift for our friends and family, some of us get super overwhelmed and feel like it’s just one more thing to add to the to-do list. This 2022 gift guide for entrepreneurs and small business owners will come in handy whether you’re shopping for yourself or need gift ideas for the small business owners, side hustlers, or entrepreneurial-minded people in your life.
After a long and hard year, it’s time to show your appreciation to the small business owners in your life. Simple things make a difference (trust me) so keep on reading for a bunch of different gift ideas that your entrepreneur friends will love!
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Ready to cross off a few items from your holiday shopping list? Let’s dive in!
Not every gift needs to be wrapped under the tree with a bow. Sometimes the best gifts are time-saving systems, productivity platforms, and completely digital resources. The following gift ideas are available for purchase on a month-to-month basis. While you can just buy one month, I’m sure you’d get virtual bonus points if you purchase an annual plan on their behalf. What small business owner doesn’t want to get an entire year’s worth of goodness for free?
Chances are if you have an entrepreneur in your life, you frequently see them with a book in their hands. Self-education is an essential part of entrepreneurship and Audible is here to help, hands-free. From fresh new releases to bestselling classics, Audible has entrepreneurs covered with their vast selection of reads. Gift your friends a month or two so they can pick which books they want most.
When was the last time you bought something from someone who had ugly, comic-sans-looking marketing? (Crosses fingers and closes eyes praying you say NEVER) Even if you’re not a designer or you don’t have a creative bone in your body, Canva is a fail-proof tool to save you (or your small business owner friend). From an endless collection of photos and graphics to fully templated designs, your digital marketing efforts have never been easier. Try Canva Pro free for 30 days by clicking here.
Help elevate your friend’s online marketing with an improved visual aesthetic. My go-to source for stock photos (aside from endlessly scouring Pexels) is the Styled Stock Society. Not only is this membership affordable, but it offers so much more than just styled photos… We’re talking stock videos, customizable Canva graphics, Instagram caption prompts, marketing toolkits, and more.
If you’re working remotely for your full-time job or you’re a side hustler spending a growing amount of time at home in your home office, these gift ideas will level up any WFH setup.
As someone who struggles with seasonal depression, this lamp has been a game-changer for me during the winter months. However, if you’re working in a low-light area and want the room to feel like a bright sunny day, this lamp is going to light up your world in a whole new way.
Focusing is hard enough when you’re in the office, but when you have a house full of people and pets? Fuhgeddaboutit. Tune everything out with these noise-canceling headphones so you can get in the zone and get more done.
I shamelessly bought this ring light/tripod set up back in 2020 when the lockdown had me filming way too many stir-crazy TikTok videos. However, it’s been an awesome addition to my work-from-home setup. As a small business owner who’s constantly using Instagram stories to talk to my followers and on back-to-back Zoom calls, it’s been paramount for having good lighting. If you’re looking for a cheap, easy-to-use setup, this is the one!
Can we all just take a minute to appreciate the fact that we can run a business from our couches? Or that our commutes can double as productivity time? While some tasks are much easier to do with a mouse than a trackpad, sometimes you really don’t want to sit at an actual desk. Switch it up by using your lap desk for a portable, high-functioning office on the go.
Speaking of on-the-go, I’ve heard great things about this bike desk. I personally haven’t tried it, but it seems like a great way to keep moving while working behind a screen all day. Santa, if you’re reading this…take note.
Ask any business owner and you’ll know just how near and dear coffee is to our hearts. But we’re busy and sometimes running out to the nearest Starbucks isn’t an option so we settle for our lackluster Keurig Coffee pods. This gorgeous copper French Press might be the at-home pick-me-up we’ve all been searching for.
I can’t be the only one who chronically forgets about her hot cup of coffee when I’m knee-deep in a task. Then when you finally come up for air, you realize your piping-hot cup of coffee is ice cold. **SIGH** Luckily someone much smarter than me created a temperature-control smart mug! Yay for no more trips to the microwave and settling for reheated (and now burnt) coffee.
Bigger isn’t always better and these stocking stuffer ideas prove it.
Simple, small gifts are often overlooked when thinking about what to get someone you love. Don’t make that mistake this year and add a few of these small gift ideas to your cart. (And I won’t tell anyone if you add these to your own Christmas wishlist while you’re at it.)
There’s nothing better than a fresh set of Post-it notes. If someone gave me a full gift basket of post-it notes, there would be absolutely no complaints. And I’m pretty sure a lot of other entrepreneurs would say the same thing. I recently got these aesthetically pleasing tabs for marking pages and marking up my books has never felt so good.
One of the best books I read during the lockdown is now the book I rave about and recommend that every small business owner read. The best thing about Dean’s writing is that it feels like you’re reading a note from a friend. He uses simple language to explain significant topics, and he leads you through life-changing tasks, step-by-step.
If you’ve ever wondered how to integrate storytelling into your marketing strategies, this book is for you. It tells you how to integrate storytelling into your business and explains why storytelling is vital for your business’s success. A must-read for all small business owners and entrepreneurs in your life.
There will always be something special about filling a new notebook with your latest ideas and insights. Everyone has ideas swirling around in their head, but it’s the ideas that get written down that become something greater.
Whether you choose a local coffee shop you know, your gift recipient will love or you choose a typical Starbucks or Dunkin’ gift card… you and I both know it will be appreciated (and devoured).
Gift-giving will always have a special place in my heart.
While it can be a little more challenging to choose a gift for those who seem to do nothing but run their business, I hope you were able to get inspired by these gift ideas for entrepreneurs.
I guarantee that all aspiring entrepreneurs, established business owners, and everyone in between will appreciate these well-thought-out gifts that cater to their business-minded souls.