Entrepreneurs are people too. But we are a different kind of breed. Risk-taking, late night working, early morning hustling people who like to create and build stuff. It’s not unreasonable to think that the gifts we want and need might be a little different than the average bear.
Here is a list of the top gifts for entrepreneurs, so you can get that special person a decent gift. Some of these links are affiliate links, meaning I get a small commission for referring you to the product or service, but in no way does it cost you more.
The Top Gifts for Entrepreneurs, Side Hustlers, and Anyone Who Works From Home
If you’re not familiar, this awesome gadget attaches to your keys, or you can put it in your wallet and then when you lose said item, you can use the phone app to locate it – it makes a super loud noise that helps you track it down. But it also has a location beacon so it can tell you where it was last.
I only said yes to getting one when I lost my keys once, searched for 2 hours in the snow, and then paid $150 to have a locksmith come out. I get into my apartment and realized my jacket sprung a hole and my keys were around the back of my coat. WHO KNEW!
Now I can log into the app on my phone, press a button and they make a loud noise so I can find them easier. Who knew smart house keys were a thing! 🙂
Ideas are everywhere when you’re an entrepreneur. Not just ideas, but you remember things you have to do, projects you let fall by the wayside, etc. It’d be so nice to have a durable notebook that I can carry with me and will withstand a lot of torture I put it through.
You need somewhere to jot notes when ideas come to you in the most inconvenient of places – in the car, on the plane, at dinner, even in your sleep – which leads me to my next gift idea…
No matter how many cool tools I try online, I always go back to writing on my whiteboard. Digital reminders get hidden by other tabs and unless a piece of paper is hanging on the wall in front of me, I’ll probably forget about it.
Plus with a whiteboard you can plan out launches and funnels, it’s just a lot of fun to use.
I went through a serious search for Bluetooth headphones about a year and a half ago. The struggle is real on that one. So many crappy ones where I’d turn my head one way and the audio would cut out, or if my phone was in my pocket it couldn’t pair.
Anyway, these are ones I bought a year and a half ago and they are still my go-to pair. And they’re only around $20. Win!
I hear this Aeropress thing is pretty nifty too but I haven’t tried it out myself.
Apparently, it’s a great tool to make both espresso and regular coffee that lasts longer than usual as a concentrate. For entrepreneurs who drink loads of coffee, that variety might just be the game changer they need every once in a while.
Plus, it’s pretty portable so that makes it great for business and personal travel.
Long flights, multi-day conferences, being out of the office all day running to meetings – whatever the case, these things are lifesavers when you need your phone (or bluetooth headphones) are running low 😉
I recently bought this one and love it. I never worry about it running out, even when I forget to charge it between uses. Whoops!
Audio is king these days. And many entrepreneurs I talk to live and die by audiobooks and podcasts.
Personally, I’m cheap and use the Overdrive app linked into my local library and rent audiobooks from them. But I know a lot of business owners who just load up on audible books for their long walks, runs, flights, etc.
Currently, Amazon is giving away 2 free audiobooks for Hustle to Startup readers, which is better than the typical one free book – don’t miss this special!
This thing looks awesome. Can you imagine being able to see who is at your door without having to quickly get decent, throw your hair up, and run to the door?
If you’re like me and signed up as a Democrat or Republican, you’ve likely had some extra people coming to your doors during election season (which lasts seemingly 8 months!) to campaign that you pick their candidate for election.
I’d love to have this and know that I didn’t have to run to the door if it wasn’t someone I knew, or the UPS guy...or the neighbors playing ding, dong, ditch.
Again, with the whole having to move cords around and bring them with you. Having a 6 foot cable that means I can scroll Instagram when I’m sitting in bed is GREAT. (and super good for your health, I know.)
I’ve had this for a few years and it’s served me well more than a few times. Like when you’re laying in bed with insomnia at 2am and have a million great business ideas. Having the phone charging closer to you means you don’t have to get up and disturb your partner.
Music, Podcasts (and Audiobooks) are everything when you’re working from home. A bluetooth speaker can really amp up the mood at that point, or when you’re having friends and family over on the weekend.
This one looks pretty nice and you can carry it around on your shoulder like an old boombox from the 80s.
15. A Really Big Mug
Again, coffee is important. Here are a few of my favorite mugs found on Amazon:
You need to make sure you’re getting in your 10,000 steps when you’re sitting all day. My watch has helped me make sure I’m actually getting the steps in and moving enough to not harm my health.
I love walking so I didn’t think it’d be that hard to get my steps in…….but it is… seriously. Get them a Fitbit, Apple Watch, whatever if you love them. They need it when sitting at a desk or in meetings most of the day.
My girlfriend does a LOT around the house and I’m so grateful. But my usual tasks include laundry and vacuuming, among other things.
Sometimes, I know I need to vacuum but the words are flowing and I just can’t stop writing, because – well work is important too. It’s the age old debate of facing a mad spouse but having really great work done, or just vacuuming and hoping that flow state returns when you’re done.
I don’t know about you, but my computer charger is plugged in in such a way that it’s a real pain to get to.
When I leave my house and head to the city for a meeting or go to WeWork, I have to bring it with me or I risk being stranded without a computer (oh no!).
Having an extra that I could keep in my bag would be SO convenient. is so convenient! This was another thing I was gifted with this year and it lives in my backpack, making it extremely easy to never forget it 🙂
This one is something I’m not sure I can live without ever again.
I’ve looked at standing desks in the past and they were all $250+ which I just don’t have for a desk. I was using a pile of books but it took up a lot of space and wasn’t the most attractive looking. I recently found this adjustable desktop and am loving it so far!
UPDATE: Another year has passed and I’m still loving this setup. I can keep things under it (whereas with books all that space was lost) and it’s super convenient for changing from a standing to sitting position.
I really didn’t think I’d use this but it’s actually genius for when you’re on the go! Who wants to carry around a full length charging cable anyway?!
This (along with my extra MacBook charger) has been the thing I use SO often. It’s really convenient not to have to worry about making sure I have an extra cable with me when I’m working outside of the house.
It works well, is super compact and doesn’t look like a charger. It keeps my keys just bulky enough to find them in the bottom of my backpack, but slim enough that I can keep them in my pocket all day (which I do regularly).
UPDATE: I have one and it’s awesome. You can get your news, or favorite podcasts on the Echo which is great for when you’re cleaning or not in the mood to keep your phone on you to listen to something.
Such a classic! I love this game more than I probably should. The combinations that people come up with just make me laugh. If you’ve outplayed this one but love it all the same, the next options might be your cup of tea.
The G-rated version for when your kids are around – still can be a lot of fun.
Subscription to a Physical Magazine
I love trees and all, but sometimes the paper version of a magazine is just so much more enjoyable to read. You can highlight, write on it, tear out pages and tape them on the wall for a good reminder of where you want to be in 5 years.
32. Entrepreneur Magazine – At $6 a YEAR, it’s quite a deal. I got this one this year and have been loving the physical aspect of having the actual magazine in front of me.
I’m kidding, kind of. I wake up ALL the time in the middle of the night with ideas and if I don’t write them down I have a really hard time falling back to sleep. My girlfriend calls this “My Dream Journal,” thus the joke.
I would LOVE if someone invented a small notebook with paper that glowed when you open it so I can see what in the world I’m writing without the dreaded phone light.
Alright Side Hustlers and Entrepreneurs, what do you think? What would you like to see on this list that I missed?