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So your friend has taken the big leap, eh? And you’re so proud you could burst!
You’d love to give them a gift—something to remind them that you were there from the very beginning so they won’t forget you when they become a millionaire!
Of course, you don’t wanna waste your money or your time.
And you definitely don’t wanna force your friend to smile at you through strained & trembling cheek muscles because your gift is useless and will only take up space at a time in life where their life needs to be as clutter-free as possible.
Yes, there are good gifts and bad gifts for entrepreneurs. As someone who recently ventured out on her own, trust me, I know.
But not to worry–good gifts don’t have to cost an arm or a leg. I’ve pulled together a list of unique, fun, and affordable gifts your freelancing, side hustling, entrepreneurial friend will LOVE!
Business Books for entrepreneurs
As a budding entrepreneur, I’m all about motivational, inspiring stories. This book has tons of them, but not the same old tired success stories you hear all the time. These stories demonstrate how brave individuals went against the grain to find and create success for themselves.
One of my favorite books in the world, this one will instill any entrepreneur with the confidence they need to compete with the most successful athletes, businesswomen, engineers, scientists, etc. in the world!
Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur
A Forbes 30 Under 30 award-winning entrepreneur and friend of mine told me this was the most important business book she’s ever read. This book gives a comprehensive walk-through of old and new business models and is critical for anyone who needs their business to succeed in the new economy.
Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis
Maybe the hottest book of 2018, this one is for a friend who needs to get her life together and realize that she is a true boss with high potential!
tech toys for entrepreneurs
Echo Dot (2nd Generation) with Alexa technology
What’s a new office without the latest tech toy? Help your entrepreneur friend save time and energy with Alexa so she can focus on her business!
As an entrepreneur, life and work happen on the go! These bluetooth earphones help make her life more mobile and flexible.
legal business help for entrepreneurs
Legal help is one of the best gifts for your side hustling friend. Incorporating a business, filing an LLC, and filling out legal paperwork can be a beast.
stylish home office supplies
Lighting can be the difference between a tremendously productive day and a debilitating headache. Make sure your friend’s workspace is well-lit with a stylish, reliable LED desk lamp.
Comfortable, Ergonomic Mesh Computer Desk Chair
Comfortable enough to take a nap in. But…we don’t want that do we? …….Or, do we…..?
Adjustable Standing Desk (35″ Wide) with Removable Keyboard Tray
Burn calories while working? Yessssss, standing desk! Your health-conscious entrepreneur friend will LOVE you forever.
Keeping it simple is way underrated. This simple desk organizer is the key to a clutter-free workspace.
Travel supplies for entrepreneurs
Glossy Hauptstadtkoffer Luggage Set
Your friend is OFFICIALLY TOO OFFICIAL to travel with that ratty old suitcase that sounds like gravel when she’s rolling through the airport. Now that she’s a business owner, it’s time to upgrade her travel gear!
This luggage set is sturdy, durable, and comes in ALL the colors!
Tile Mate – Key Finder, Phone Finder, and Tracker for People Who Lose Shit
Okay, maybe I made up that last part, but the Tile Mate is perfect for your forgetful pal. Or even for those who are on top of it but might fall prey to thieves on the road.
With Tile Mate, you’ll always be able to track your belongings.
Shouldn’t everyone have one of these by now? Business doesn’t stop just because your phone dies. And meetings don’t get rescheduled because you can’t find an outlet at the airport.
Help you friend pack some mobile power for the road.
Mpow Noise-Cancelling Headphones
………………..Did you say something? I’m sorry, I can’t hear you with my noise-cancelling headphones.
Help your friend catch some Zzz’s on the plane (or when her kids are playing in the room next door while she’s trying to finish an incredibly important brief)!
Everyone needs a great notebook to keep their ideas, thoughts, and plans organized. This one blends the structure a traditional planner with the open space and customizability of a bullet journal. It’s the perfect in-between option.
The Freedom Journal
Have a spacey/multi-passionate/sometimes-all-over-the-place friend? GET. HER. THIS.
This journal has one specific purpose: to help you accomplish 1 goal in 100 days. It provides FOCUS for accomplishing that goal–something us multi-passionates sometimes struggle with.
15 oz Bodum Travel Press
Coffee on the go?!?! Should I say more? I won’t.
Death Wish Coffee
A coffee connoisseur would LOVE a bag of this coffee to go along with her travel press!
32 oz Hydro Flask Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle
Double-walled and insulated, this water bottle keeps hot stuff hot and cold stuff cold. A great way to help keep your friend healthy and hydrated!
self-care for entrepreneurs
Adjustable Dumbbells, 40-200 lbs
Remember the Freshman 15? Well, there’s also the Teleworking 20.
With these dumbbells, your friend doesn’t have to leave her house to get in a quick workout.
Limm Resistance Bands, Set of 5
In office, at home, or on the road, resistance bands are a simple, lightweight, and convenient way to get a workout in. No excuses!
Amazon Fresh subscription
If your friend spends time at night working on her business, I assure you it’s hard for her to find time to cook.
Save her time AND money with an Amazon Fresh subscription!
mindset & positive vibes
A Beautiful LovePop Card, Just Because
My favorite gifts to give are the just-because ones. LovePop cards are creative ways to let your friends know you wish them well.
Plus the elaborate 3-D designs last way longer than a typical greeting card.
Essential Oil Diffuser
The benefits of aromatherapy can lead to more productivity and less stress. Wouldn’t you like more productivity and less stress in your office?
100% Pure Essential Oils
This is a set of 6 essential oils to go with the diffuser above! Lavender, tea tree, eucalyptus, lemongrass, sweet orange, and peppermint.
Can’t you smell them already?
Verilux HappyLight Portable Energy Lamp
Happy light, happy life. Isn’t that how the old saying goes?
A portable energy lamp gives off natural light that improves mood and promotes better sleep. It’s small enough to take anywhere and is super useful in gray, wintry months or on rainy days.
Bye-bye seasonal blues!