It’s that time of year again. The holidays are finally here! If you’re a planner like me, I’m sure you are probably working on your shopping list. I’m fairly confident that you have an entrepreneur on that list. There is an increase of people who decided to invest in themselves by starting their own business by creating a blog.
Oftentimes, when you’re starting your own business you have limited funds (I am speaking from experience). Therefore, it would be extremely helpful if someone purchases a gift for you that it is something that they can use to aid in their business endeavor.
In case you’re wondering what type of gift to get your favorite entrepreneur, here are fifteen great gift ideas that your favorite entrepreneur is going to love:
1.) A computer
If you have the cash to spare and REALLY want to freak out your favorite entrepreneur then a new computer will always be the way to go! Every entrepreneur knows that your computer is the lifeline of your business. You will be lost without having one. Regardless of whether you are a Mac or PC user, the below computers should suit your needs.
2.) Wireless Mouse
I love wireless products. I see no point in using cords when you have a wireless option. I’m a huge fan of Logitech computer accessories. I typically purchase computer accessories from Logitech because I end up keeping them forever.
3.) Online courses
When you decide to invest in yourself, you may not be familiar with or know all of the obstacles that you may face during your online journey. When you’re just starting out, you may not be able to afford outsourcing things like creating your website, creating branded documentation, etc. These courses are going to help your favorite entrepreneur quickly get up to speed.
- Master Your Niche: Learn how to determine and validate your niche, create new market space and improve your content marketing efforts.
- Brazen Brand & Design: This course was specifically created for my design challenged friends. Learn how to design like a boss.
- Slay with WordPress: Learn how to build a website that reflects your personality and conveys your message.
- Cheers to Your Courcess: Discover how to create a course that your audience will benefit from without going crazy in the process.
4.) WordPress Theme
Once your favorite entrepreneur has learned how to create their own self-hosted WordPress website, they will eventually have a desire to make changes to their site. I truly love purchasing themes from these shops. They are SEO and user-friendly, stylish and cost-effective, so you can’t go wrong with any of these themes.
5.) Content Calendar
Content marketing is one of the best ways to generate leads for your business. Starting a blog can be overwhelming. However, the content calendar I created is going to help you organize your content, create a library, track your progress, etc. This Excel-based custom-made content calendar will help you stay motivated in your quest to create engaging content.
If you’re going to start making YouTube videos, podcasts or create your own course, then you need to have a good mic. Listen to the video in this post and you will see why it’s important to invest in a good mic-LOL (This is an older video and I was testing out a mic. I plan on retaping this video with my new one). You can have the best information in the world to share, but if your audio is horrible people aren’t going to listen.
They will be focused on trying to look for a way to close your page. Don’t let this happen to your favorite entrepreneur! The below mics will do the trick for the majority of your favorite entrepreneur’s audio needs.
We live in a world where you can put a face to a client’s name without ever meeting them in real life. We can easily conduct meetings via Skype or via some other video conferencing platform. In order to ensure a pleasant video conferencing experience, I highly suggest that you do not rely on your computer’s webcam.
Everyone knows that computer webcams are horrible (it would be nice if someone addressed this issue, just saying…). Therefore, you can count on these webcams to make sure that everyone can truly see each other.
I know a lot of people use commercial use sites like UnSplash, Pixabay, etc. when they need to create content. There’s nothing wrong with doing this (provided you are 100% that those images truly are commercial use and aren’t stolen), but when you take your own pictures or flatlay arrangement then you know for a fact that your pictures won’t be seen on other websites.
Many of the smartphones can take decent pictures, but if you know that you’re going to be using a lot of photography on your site then you should look into getting a professional camera. This camera is one of the most popular professional cameras for beginners.
9.) Recording software like Camtasia or Screencast-O-Matic
Somewhere along the way your favorite entrepreneur is going to get tired of writing blog posts. It’s inevitable. When it comes to trying to show someone how to use a tool it’s a lot easier to use video than print screens.
If you’re looking for recording software then check out one of these. In case you’re wondering Camtasia is my favorite, but I actually teach a course on how to use all three of them in our Cheers to Your Courcess which teach you how to create your own course, record and edit video, etc.
10.) Disk storage space
Many of the laptops don’t come with a ton of storage because it’s assumed that you’re going to use the cloud. I ran out of disk space pretty quick because I really do prefer to save my information to my laptop. You can secure your data using these storage spaces.
If you like working in coworking spaces, coffee shops, etc. you’re going to want to invest in a good pair of headphones. I love listening to music or practicing my Spanish while I’m working.
12.) Custom Calendar
I love my Google Calendar, but I still love creating customer calendars using Shutterfly. I thoroughly enjoy making a calendar every year (I even give them away as gifts). Life is full of ups and downs. When I’m having a bad day, they serve as a reminder of all the good times that I had throughout my life. Seeing those memories keeps me motivated to keep going and to never give up.
13.) Business Cards
I realize that everything has gone digital, but let’s face it, there are moments when technology fails us. It’s a lot more impressive to hand someone a business card than your contact information written on a scrap of paper. I truly enjoy ordering my cards from Moo because their printing quality is consistent (unlike Vistaprint) and they have fantastic customer service.
14.) Standing desk
As someone who has worked from home for the past 6 years, it’s not good to sit at a table all day long. If you don’t have a table high enough to place your computer on then you should invest in a Varidesk. Not only will you help your posture but you will also be able to burn off some extra calories.
It is so EASY to gain weight when you’re striving to build your empire. I know from experience. The 30lbs I gained seem to have come out of nowhere… I lost the weight and I’m going to be sharing my journey on a new blog that I am in the process of creating. A Fitbit can help motivate your favorite entrepreneur to stay in shape.
Your favorite entrepreneur is going to go through ups and downs throughout their journey. Here is a list of business and Christian books to help them stay motivated:
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