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
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 left 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…
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.
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!
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 😉
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.
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.
11. A Really Big Mug
Again, coffee is important. Here are a few of my favorite mugs found on Amazon:
My girlfriend does a LOT around the house and I’m so grateful. 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 (I’m so pathetic) 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!).
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!
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.