Are you struggling to come up with the perfect gift for the entrepreneur in your life? Sick of the same ol’ lackluster presents year after year? Give them something they can use– give them the gift of success!
We’ve put together a list of the most wished for gifts every entrepreneur is dreaming of. So, before you resort to the average, find out what they really want.
The Ultimate Entrepreneur Gift Guide:
Every business owner and entrepreneur needs a whiteboard. A key tool for entrepreneurial success, Whiteboards are great for brainstorming ideas, collaborating, and building the next million dollar company. Of course, the standard white board is a classic, and we’re all about practical gifts, but if you want to make it even more fun, check out Ideapaint. Ideapaint allows anyone to turn their wall into a dry erase board for $25.
Most entrepreneurs and savvy business people know that knowledge is power. That’s why there are few more valuable gifts than a great book. Check out Amazons small business section. Some recommendations are “The 10X Rule” by Grant Cardone, “Crush It” by Gary Vaynerchuk, “The 4-Hour Work Week” by Tim Ferris, anything by Seth Godin, “The Grit“ by Matt Manero, and “The Naked Interview” by David Jensen.
3. Ticket to a Business Conference
One part networking, the other, education, conferences and seminars are always an incredible gift. To find the perfect event, use Eventbrite and locate events in your area. Give the entrepreneur in your life a pass to a conference in their industry so they can learn, network, and collaborate with other inspired entrepreneurs.
Appearance is key when you hold a position of leadership or are trying to earn the respect and business of others. That being said, clothes are probably one of the last things a cash-strapped entrepreneur will spend money on. Whether an entrepreneur is just starting out or running a successful business, maintaining a professional appearance is crucial to their future success. Get them some nice button down shirts, dark jeans or khakis, nice shoes— even a watch. Remember, a suit isn’t always necessary. Get them some threads that will help them look professional while remaining trendy.
5. A Great Planner
What gets measured gets accomplished. It’s for this reason that a planner is absolutely crucial to success as an entrepreneur. Perhaps even more important than a business plan is a daily plan. Staying accountable and on task while keeping an eye on the big goals, is a recipe for success. Since planners are relatively inexpensive, this is one gift that, dollar-for-dollar, offers a big bang for your buck. It is also a gift that will have a positive impact all year long. There’s a whole world of planners out there, but, of course, we have our favorites. Here’s 3 of our favorite planners: Grant Cardone‘s 10X Planner, The InnerGuide Life Coach in a Book, 90-Day Goals Planner, and the Law of Attraction Daily Planner.
You don’t have to look to far to find the multitudes of companies and talents that have been discovered through YouTube or other video platforms. With the advent of blab.im, Periscope, and Meerkat, live streaming platforms are highlighting a major trend in not just social media, but business. That’s why Lighting kits and Green Screens are a great gift. They’re also surprisingly affordable and helpful in making photos and videos look professional for presenting their company in best light possible.
There are no tools more essential than a simple pen and paper for starting or growing a business. Some of the most plain notes have turned into major start-ups. But what if those notes were searchable and backed-up? The Livescribe Echo Smartpen, besides being one of the most lusted after gifts, is an ingenious invention. It allows anyone to capture, replay, send, and organize voice and written notes to revolutionize workflow.
The smartphone has become the most essential tool for entrepreneurs. Business has gone mobile and networking is done almost entirely online. That means that staying connected is more important than ever. A backup battery charger is an excellent, practical gift that few entrepreneurs will think to buy themselves. The hardest part of gifting a backup battery charger, is deciding which one. Anker is a well-known brand, and we recommend the 2nd Generation Astro Mini 3200mAh. The sleek, lip-stick sized charger will fire up almost any gadget in a flash.
Entrepreneurs and small business owners have a habit of taking their work home. Problem is, the environment is not always conducive. Noise cancelling headphones turn nearly any environment into a much easier place to work– making them a great success-promoting gift! There are plenty of options but we like Bose, who recently introduced noise-cancelling ear buds. If you’d rather opt for an over-the-ear version, go with Bose QuietComfort 25, regarded as the best noise-cancelling headphones available on the market today.
The one thing they don’t really teach you in school– entrepreneurship. But education is the most essential criteria for lasting success. That’s why it’s so important that entrepreneurs supplement their traditional schooling with customized, focused training that offers knowledge and guidance in exactly the areas specific to their business. This is the gift that will make the biggest difference in any entrepreneurs life. Some programs that we recommend are: How to Make Millions in Business Webinar or Sell Or Be Sold Seminar by Grant Cardone, and The Ultimate Edge by Tony Robbins are some of our favorites!
Ditch the anxiety and uncertainty this year– use this list to shop for the most difficult people to buy for– the hustlers! Entrepreneurs, business owners, and “wantrepreneurs” alike will enjoy these gifts and put them to use in their expansion and growth. After all, what could be a better gift than the gift of success?