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20 Best Gifts for Business Owners

20 Best Gifts for Business Owners

20 Best Gifts for Business Owners

From luxury pens to succulents, here are 20 answers to the question, “What are the best gifts for small business owners and why?”

  • Luxury Pen 
  • A Gift Card 
  • A Nice Office Chair 
  • Personalized Bluetooth Speakers 
  • Monthly Subscriptions 
  • A Massage Gun 
  • Portable Chargers 
  • Coffee Tasting 
  • A Meeting With Their Idol 
  • Their Own Personal Library 
  • Noise-Canceling Headphones 
  • Books on Business 
  • A Smart Planner 
  • A Massage Voucher 
  • Personalized Portfolio 
  • Professional Development Courses 
  • Gift of Sleep 
  • A Relaxing Escapade 
  • Subscription to Business Magazines 
  • A Succulent

Luxury Pen

A luxury pen of the highest caliber is the hallmark of a real professional. Given its reputation as a sign of strength and finesse, a high-end pen inspires confidence and success. In the business world, a high-end pen is a subtle statement that conveys power and success. It can increase a small business owner's confidence, making it the ideal present. 

 Timothy Woods, Director, Carnivore Style 

 This is a practical gift that everyone can use. Just be sure not to put any branding on the pen. Doing so would decrease the pen's perceived luxury.

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A Gift Card

A gift card is an easy way to say thank you to your favorite business owner because it allows them to pick out their own present and have some fun with it! Plus, it gives them the chance to show off their personal style and taste in an otherwise impersonal setting. 

 Paw Vej, Chief Operating Officer, Financer.com 

 From a certain perspective, gift cards are the ultimate in personalized gifts because they can be whatever the recipient wants them to be. Never fear giving a gift card to a new business owner or someone who's owned their own business for a long time. They're practical gifts that are easy to mail!

A Nice Office Chair

You can give the business owner in your life a nice office chair. Even if they already have one, you could give them an upgrade if you feel like they need it. Make sure it's big enough and comfortable—this can really affect a business-owner's mood throughout the day, so it’s important considering all of their responsibilities. 

 Miles Beckett, Co-Founder & CEO, Flossy 

 If you have a healthy budget, this is a great option for new business owners. They're likely hurting for necessities, so office chairs make awesome gift ideas.

Personalized Bluetooth Speakers

Offices can often be places of stress and one of the best ways to relieve that tension is to listen to music, which is what makes a quality personalized Bluetooth speaker a great gift for a small business owner. 

 Personalized Bluetooth speakers have a customized design, easy to use touch control buttons, and microphones, making them multi-faceted and allowing your favorite business owner to listen to music, talk shows, or their favorite podcast. A personalized Bluetooth speaker makes a fantastic gift. 

 David Derigiotis, CIO, Embroker

Monthly Subscriptions

A Kindle Unlimited or an Audible subscription is a gift that’s great for readers, listeners, and podcast addicts. You can purchase a 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month Audible subscription.  This will provide your friend with a recurring credit that can be used to purchase any premium title for any amount, with the option to keep the book forever and an access to the Audible Plus Catalog, which has thousands of business-focused Audible Originals, audiobooks, and podcasts. It’s such a practical and helpful gift. 

 Raviraj Hegde, Head of Growth, Donorbox 

 Make your gift-giving a year-round event with subscriptions. Every time your recipient uses one, they'll think of you.

A woman using a massage gun.

A Massage Gun

Not only can a massage gun help relieve muscle tension and soreness that can come from long periods of sitting or standing, it also improves circulation, boosts energy levels, and reduces stress. Plus, these devices are portable and easy to use, so you can take a massage gun with you wherever you go and get a massage whenever you need it. 

 In my experience, incorporating regular massages into my routine has had a significant positive impact on my overall well-being and ability to handle the demands of running a business. So if you know a business owner who could benefit from some self-care, a massage gun might be just the thing to help them stay healthy, happy, and successful. 

 Luke Deszczulka, Co-Founder, Massage Gun Advice

Portable Chargers

In my opinion, the most convenient and versatile chargers are those that can be taken anywhere. For instance, they guarantee compatibility with any gadget because of their universal heads. The small size makes it convenient to carry around, allowing you to maintain your connection and battery life no matter where your travels take you. 

 Zephyr Chan, Founder and growth marketer, Living The Good Life

Coffee Tasting

This one is for all those business owners who can’t go about their day without a cup of coffee. A tour of any coffee facility will end up with everyone knowing the basics of coffee brewing. You can also learn about coffee and beans' history. The coffee also acts as a means to establish a recreational tour and be part of a community of coffee lovers. 

 The best part of this gift is that the ones who conduct the tasting are professionals in their field, so it might increase the respect for their skills as well. With multiple options like low acidic and cold brew, your business owner will love the trip. 

 Sean Harris, Managing Editor, Family Destinations Guide 

 Touring a brewery, winery, or candy factory can be equally enjoyable. Who wouldn't like a free luxurious dark chocolate bar at the end of an interesting day? Unique gift ideas are everywhere when you look for them.

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A Meeting With Their Idol

More than materialistic gifts, something that improves professional life would be more beneficial. I’ve personally loved this kind of thoughtful gift because it leads to a productive outcome. If it's tough finding the exact inspiration, you could also go for setting up a meeting with a senior who can help or improve their perspectives.  

 The best way to plan this out is to arrange a lunch between the owner and idol. I would suggest trying all the contacts if you’re planning this, from the idol’s social media to their website if they have one. Even something from 15-20 minutes should work for both parties to be satisfied with the meet-up. Try this out and see the success it brings! 

 Preston Powell, Chief Executive Officer , Webserv 

 This certainly isn't always the easiest meeting to arrange, but if you can it makes other unique gifts seem pedestrian.

Their Own Personal Library

Entrepreneurship is a journey of constant learning. And a business owner needs to be on the learning journey at all times, grabbing new concepts and ideas as soon as they come along. That’s why I think the perfect gift is a Kindle or eReader. 

 With their Kindle always at the ready, they'd never again have to pass up an opportunity to broaden their knowledge. They wouldn't have to worry about carrying books around with them or leaving them behind on flights—they'd be prepared for everything that comes their way! 

 Kartik Ahuja, CEO & Founder, GrowthScribe

Noise-Canceling Headphones

Any business owner would appreciate noise-canceling headphones. This is a great gift for managers who are in the office or like to work remotely in high-traffic areas such as a coffee shop. It can be difficult to get some peace and quiet in any work environment, and these headphones allow leaders to remove the noise from the outside world and focus on the task at hand. 

 Lindsay Malu Kido, CEO, Empower Pleasure 

 The practical gift ideas have one thing in common — they solve common problems for busy executives. Anytime your business gifts improve your recipient's life, you're doing it right.

A stack of business books.

Books on Business

Fascinating reading material is a present that’ll go well with any entrepreneur. If you know a small business owner is a fan of eReaders, you might purchase them an eBook instead of a hardcover business book. They might read about prominent business owners' and entrepreneurs' experiences in some of the top business books to get some inspiration. 

 The small company section of Amazon is a wonderful place to start. Books like Zero to One, The Hard Thing About Hard Things, The 4-Hour Work Week, and everything authored by Seth Godin are some solid suggestions. 

 Seth Larson, Owner/CEO, 1st Key Homebuyers

A Smart Planner

I recommend gifting a smart planner to that busy business owner in your life. A smart planner is essentially a whole-life management system filled with pages waiting to be filled up with tasks and dates. A smart planner helps a business owner keep track of scheduled meetings and due dates, and it helps them brainstorm new thoughts and ideas. 

 Most importantly, it keeps everything organized. Organization is crucial when running a successful business. A smart planner is sure to help keep a business owner’s life organized and running efficiently. 

 Ana Codallo, CTO, Key Opinion Leaders

A Massage Voucher

You would be hard-pressed to find someone who wouldn’t enjoy a free massage. As an entrepreneur myself, it can be easy to get caught up in the business and forget that I need to carve out time for myself and decompress. A voucher to a local spa is always a great gift, whether they’re a business owner or not. Chances are, a business owner might be in more need of a massage than they’re aware of! 

 Bridget Reed, Co-Founder & VP of Content, The Word Counter

A nice leather portfolio full of personal items.

Personalized Portfolio

A personalized portfolio is a great and thoughtful gift for business owners. It allows them to organize their important documents in one place, making it easier to access whenever they need them. They can also use the portfolio to showcase samples of their work and highlight accomplishments. Not only will this help them stay organized and prepared for potential opportunities, but it serves as a reminder of their success. 

 Matt Teifke, Founder, CEO & HR Head, Teifke Real Estate

Professional Development Courses

Professional development courses or workshops can be a great way for a business owner to learn new skills, improve existing ones, and stay up-to-date on industry trends and best practices. These courses or workshops can help a business owner grow their business, increase their efficiency, and stay competitive in their field. 

 Overall, a professional development course or workshop can be a valuable and useful gift for a business owner, as it can help them to improve their skills and knowledge and support the growth and success of their business. 

 Jake Smith, Managing Director, Absolute Reg

Gift of Sleep

Sleep is one of the most important things that a business owner can't seem to get enough of. It can determine how well they manage the business and their quality of life. You can't go wrong giving the ultimate gift of comfort like a weighted blanket, pillows, sheets or a blackout curtain. 

 Marc Werner, CEO & Founder, GhostBed

A man sleeping in bed.

A Relaxing Escapade

A relaxing escapade is the perfect gift for a business owner because it’s a chance to unwind and get rejuvenated. A business owner can work hard all year round, so it’s nice to be able to treat themselves to some rest and relaxation. 

 They deserve a break every once in a while to be able to recoup their energy and focus back on their work life. A relaxing escapade is the perfect way to give them the opportunity to take care of themselves and do something that’s not related to their job responsibilities. 

 Jack O'Carroll, Founder, honest SEO

Subscription to Business Magazines

Anyone interested in business and who started their own company can benefit from a subscription to a business magazine or newspaper. They’ll be able to stay up-to-date on new trends, learn from others, and invest in themselves through spending time on something like reading informative articles. 

 Subscriptions to outlets like Financial Times, Entrepreneur, Money, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fortune, Fast Company are certainly worthy gifts to any small business owner! 

 Shaun Connell, CEO, Credit Building Tips 

 Many of the items on this list aren't "fun gifts", but they don't need to be. They're the right gift for people on the go.

A Succulent

Gifting someone a plant can mean many things, like wishing the business owner prosperity and growth. Succulents are an amazing gifting choice, because they’re low maintenance. This makes them a perfect gift for business owners who are busy nurturing their businesses. 

 Succulents are sustainable and can easily thrive with minimal watering and care. You can find ones with different colors and arrangements to add another layer of quirkiness. Plants in a space also produce positive vibes and help reduce stress. Succulents are a budget-friendly and memorable gift for any business owner. 

 Eva Tian, Growth Strategy Manager, Mynd

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