If you’re out shopping for someone who owns a successful business, sometimes it can be difficult to find something material that they would truly enjoy. One thing that I would like to see normalized is the gifting of growth materials. These often aren’t physical things you can hold, but they make a huge difference in anyone’s daily life. Here are a few gift ideas that business owners especially, will appreciate this holiday season.
A lot of business owners are looking for ways to get their money to work for them. One of the easiest ways to do that is investing. Luckily in this 2020 holiday season, doing so is easier than ever. With apps like Robinhood making it easier to invest and trade, anybody can get into it. In order to buy stock or part of a stock in a company for a loved one, just go to stockpile.com and follow the instructions there.
Simply all you have to do is pick the brand of stock you want to buy, then create a gift card for it and decide how much money to put into the card. In order for your loved one to receive the stock, they will have to create an account with Stockpile but then they can transfer that to most other brokerage accounts like Robinhood listed above.
This one may sound pretty bland but depending on the person, and what kind of business they’re in, a planner can be a super underrated gift! In the crazy time that was 2020, I think we all realized how hectic things can get and how important it is to have backup plans in place. A planner and guide is a great place to start. They’re not only for planning day to day activities but also for setting goals every month through the year!
In order to grow your business you need to make calculated moves and take every step with intention. A good planner with thought and care put into the choice shows you not only care about the recipient but also their goals and ambitions. We personally recommend the BestSelf Journal. It comes with 13 week roadmap, pocket for extra documents, bookmarks, premium paper, and organization tools within.
They also have other options for shorter periods and longer periods of time that all make great gifts depending on who you’re giving it to!
Books full of knowledge
Books make a great gift for business owners as they contain something you can’t hold with your hands: knowledge. In order to grow a business it is always important to keep your mind sharp and learn whenever you can. There are lots of self help and industry specific books that they have definitely heard of in their network but maybe have not read. The average American reads less than one book a year but maybe it’s time we try to change that.
Ask them what books they have heard about in their industry that they have not read yet and keep that in your mind as a gift idea. There’s a reason certain books get talked about and they’re bound to learn something from them. It’s kind of an exercise in novel gift ideas but definitely worth the plunge. Here are a few that help with general motivation and professional growth:
- High Performance Habits by Brendon Buchard
- Tiny Habits by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
- The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor
And those are just a few off the top of my head that made a difference in the way I saw business and development over the last few years. There are countless others but be sure to ask what they think before buying.
You can also check out our review of the Happiness Advantage here
Therapy lamp/ Happy light
These products are perfect for anyone who has been working from home or in an office extensively, especially now that the winter months are coming up. Therapy lamps give off light with a similar radiation to sunlight which we don’t get sitting inside during the daylight hours.
Lack of sunlight can lead to vitamin deficiencies, skin problems, and even affect our mental states. Getting a therapy lamp and getting that exposure for just a few hours a day during work hours is great for curing that seasonal depression a lot of people get with little sunlight. This also means improved productivity and mood for the day onward which anyone who works a lot would appreciate!
Last but not least, an Audible Membership
I know I already talked about books but not everyone is a reader. It’s still important to digest new information as humans and business owners so an Audible membership might be the way to go! You can listen to a book on the way to work or while you find some downtime during the day. Either eay, they can finally listen to that book their peers have been talking about since that keynote speaker mentioned it and be in the loop!
They are offering discounts on a lot of books as well for the season so this gift is a big value for little cost if you’re trying to be cost-effective.
It’s important to remember that who you’re buying for is a loved one and you should get them what speaks to you. As a business owner there are specific things we look for in life and these few items listed above are definitely a great start for finding something that will truly resonate with them.
I’d like to think that as a society we can start thinking of gift ideas that propel someone forward professionally, educationally, or just developmentally in general. Even if you don’t go for something off this list, I hope I could spark your own idea as to what to get a loved one who is trying to make it for themselves and family.
Comment below if you think I missed anything a business owner would love!