‘Tis the season for gift giving! Giving and receiving presents is one of the most exciting parts of the holiday season. 

If you’re reading this, chances are you know someone who has decided to dive headfirst into starting their own business. Entrepreneurs are creative, self-assured, and willing to take big risks to solve the world’s problems. Since entrepreneurs are such motivated and creative people, buying gifts for them isn’t always easy. Not just any gift will do!

If you’re struggling to find a present for your favorite entrepreneur (or even yourself), look no further. We’ve gathered ten gift ideas that will make any busy entrepreneur’s life easier. Read on to start crossing off items on your shopping list!

1) A Nice Notebook ($19.95)

Good ideas come and go, so it’s important for entrepreneurs to write down their lightbulb moments as they come. This notebook is stylish, portable, and contains 120 pages for the free flow of ideas, meeting notes, or whatever their heart desires.

2) A Whiteboard for Brainstorming ($25)

Whiteboards have infinite uses. Whether your favorite entrepreneur needs space to brainstorm, demonstrate their ideas at presentations, keep a to-do list, or even just doodle, this whiteboard would be a perfect addition to their office or workspace.

3) Noise-Canceling Headphones ($173)

Looking to splurge a little? A nice pair of noise-canceling headphones will help your favorite entrepreneur get in the zone. These Skullcandy headphones are wireless and even include a sound-customizing slider. Never again will a noisy coffee shop prevent them from focusing!

4) An Inspiring Read ($14)

In The Mindful Entrepreneur, Joel Gerschman provides a step-by-step guide to launching your own successful business without neglecting your own needs. The Mindful Entrepreneur tells the story of one entrepreneur from start to finish, with tips for everything from developing a solid business plan to staying mindful and focused. This book is sure to inspire the entrepreneur in your life! Want more book ideas? Check out this list of our favorite Entrepreneurial Reads.

5) A Relaxing Zen Garden ($24)

It’s no secret that entrepreneurs are stressed out. This mini zen garden is a fun way to take a quick break from a busy day. Plus, it’s a great way to add some pizazz to their desk! There are tons of styles and colors available, so you’re sure to find something to suit your entrepreneur’s style.

6) A Portable Phone Charger ($29)

Is your favorite entrepreneur’s phone always dying? Non-stop business calls are a drain on any phone’s battery. Keep them connected with a portable charger that can fit in their pocket. This one comes in three colors and provides at least one full charge.

7) A Nice Laptop Bag ($50)

Looking to give a gift to someone who’s always glued to their laptop? A nice laptop bag will protect their computer and make it easier to take on-the-go. This bag is a great deal at $50, and has received rave reviews from entrepreneurs everywhere.

8) Inspiration for the Entrepreneurial Woman ($15)

This one’s perfect for your favorite entrepreneurial woman! This book is full of quotes and stories from 100 inspirational makers, artists, and entrepreneurs. Bonus perk — it’s full of beautiful photography.

9) Laptop Stand ($20)

Spending a lot of time at a computer can get uncomfortable fast. This laptop stand will save any entrepreneur’s back and shoulders from strain. Plus, it easily disassembles for easy carrying.

10) Planner for Entrepreneurs ($12)

As the cover of this planner states, entrepreneurs are always busy. Help them stay on track with a sleek planner. The cover is sure to make them chuckle!

Hopefully, you found some gifting inspiration and crossed a few items off your shopping list. Maybe you even grabbed something for yourself!

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