We have all got that one friend or loved one that turns the everyday hustle into an art form. Maybe they have got a fulltime career plus a few side gigs, maybe they have started their own business, or maybe they just see opportunities anywhere and everywhere and work hard to make them happen.
This holiday season offers an excellent opportunity to show the people in your life how much they mean to you and to prove just how well you know them.
Below are seven gift ideas for the everyday entrepreneur in your life.
The entrepreneurial spirit often leads to an incredibly busy lifestyle. Between meetings, sales pitches, last minute trips and not enough sleep, it can be difficult to remember to charge a phone. The Anker is widely lauded as the best manufacturer of portable batteries on the market today. There are dozens of different versions, including massive battery packs that can charge up to 6 devices at once, and compact, wallet-sized bricks designed for a one-time save.
I would recommend the Anker PowerCore 10000. I have one of these myself and it can charge my iPhone 7 to full battery twice, and then again to about 60% before I need to charge the brick again. It is compact and comes with a great mesh carrying pouch that I use to carry my charging cables. It has saved me from a dead phone more times than I can count. It is inexpensive and reliable. Whoever you buy it for will instantly wonder how they ever lived without one.
A Stitch Fix Gift Card
First impressions matter, especially if your entrepreneurial friend is trying to close a deal or forge a business connection. In situations like those, it can help to take the guesswork out of fashion choices. Stitch Fix is a fantastic personal shopping experience that anyone can enjoy from the comfort of their own homes.
Stitch Fix subscribers fill out a personal fashion profile that includes style, fit, and price preferences. Then a Stitch Fix stylist handpicks five pieces for you and mails them to your home. You can try the pieces on comfortably, keep what you like and send back the rest! Stitch Fix will charge you for the pieces you kept, and will immediately start putting together a new package.
So help your loved one to look their best every time by getting them a Stitch Fix gift card and sending them on a personal style journey.
Every day entrepreneurs often wear a lot of hats. They can be responsible for everything from new business development, to sales, to finance and marketing initiatives. When it comes to marketing, having professional, high-quality photos on hand can make a huge difference. By providing your friend with an Istock subscription, they can rest easy knowing that beautiful, high-resolution images are just a download away.
Square’s tagline is “accept credit cards anywhere”. This incredibly powerful little gadget can connect to the aux port of a variety of smart devices, and turn your iPhone or tablet into a credit-card processing machine.
Accepting payments on the go is perfect for the entrepreneurial minded. I myself have paid by square for concert t-shirts without ever leaving the dance floor, for drinks at an outdoor fair, and for flea market treasures at a sidewalk sale. The magstripe reader is free to registered businesses, with Square nabbing a small percentage of each sale.
So set up your friends for success and send them a portable magstripe reader today.
Packing cubes are the open secret of every serious traveler, and as I’m sure you are aware, a lot of entrepreneurs are heavy travelers. Packing cubes are soft-shelled packing containers that help keep the inside of a suitcase neat, organized, and segmented. Packing cubes come in a variety of sizes, from tiny cubes that can fit your laptop and phone charger, to giant clothing cubes designed to handle bulky sweaters.
If your loved one finds travels a lot for their business, this is a fantastic gift to give them. You are essentially giving the gift of organization. So head over to Amazon now, search for “packing cube” and pick the best set for your friend.
Hello Fresh subscription
Hello Fresh is a fresh food delivery service that drops off ingredients and recipe cards for healthy, inventive meals. If the entrepreneur in your life is too busy to grocery shop, and thus spends an ungodly amount on take-out, this is a great way to get them into the kitchen.
Hello Fresh takes the thought out of cooking but provides subscribers with delicious home-cooked meals that they have prepared themselves. So head over to HelloFresh.com and pick out the first week of meals for your loved one!
The entrepreneurial lifestyle is rarely relaxed. Starting and running a business requires focus, dedication, and a lot of hard work. An oil diffuser is a great gift for anyone who is stressed out or busy. Peppermint oil can be used to help drive focus, and Lavender oil can be used to calm the nerves and help induce restful sleep. There are endless benefits people can receive from essential oils and aromatherapy, so pick a diffuser and let your loved one customize their own experience.
There are a lot of diffusers on the market, but I am a fan of this Amazon’s Choice. It is sleek and unobtrusive, and quiet. Who wouldn’t want one?
So this holiday season, pick a gift that will make life easier for your ever-hustling friend or loved one. Whether you go for a gift that promotes organization, business expansion, or relaxation, I believe that any entrepreneur would be thrilled with any of the gifts listed above.