More and more people are becoming entrepreneurs and starting their own businesses. It may be a brick-and-mortar store or an online business; it may be their full-time passion or a side job – whatever the case, lots of people are taking the plunge and becoming small business owners.
Chances are you already know someone who is a small business owner. When you find yourself needing a gift for them, whether it’s a holiday, the anniversary of their opening, or just to say thank you, you may find yourself stuck for ideas. Would they want something useful and practical, or more lighthearted? What about something personal? There are a lot of things to consider when looking for a gift for a small business owner.
We have curated a list of the best gifts for small business owners we could find. These gifts range from functional to fun (or both!) and are available on Amazon and Etsy.
They will never lose their keys again with the Mate by Tile. It uses Bluetooth technology to locate whatever it’s attached to keys, backpacks, purses, or anything else that they need to keep track of. And at under $25, this is a useful and well-thought gift.
Aqua Notes Water Proof Note Pad
Everyone knows your best thoughts often happen when you’re away from your desk. They’ll never lose a great idea in the shower again with the AquaNote – a waterproof notepad and pen that attaches to any smooth surface. The notepad is 5.25” x 3.5” with 40 sheets of paper that are perforated for easy removal.
The Office Oasis Magnetic Desk Organizer
This desk organizer has a magnetic bottom and 6 adjustable compartments for easy rearranging and customization. It also has rubber feet to prevent it from sliding.
Budget Template Packet for Small Business Owners
Help them get started setting up their finances with a template packet for budgets and other financials. This packet is downloadable and features templates for budgets, earning projections, and lots more.
World of Coffee Gift Set
The business owner who loves coffee may find their favorite new flavor in this sampler box. The World of Coffee sampler box includes 4, 1.8-ounce bags of specialty coffee from 4 different countries, as well as tasting notes and facts about the countries. It is available in ground or whole beans.
Small Business Owner Positive Affirmations Mug
Hexagon Self-Adhesive Bulletin Board
This is a unique take on the standard corkboard – 8 hexagon-shaped self-adhesive bulletin boards to configure any way they choose. They will stick to any wall and would be a cool and helpful addition to anyone’s office.
Minding My Own Small Biz T-Shirt
They can proudly display their status as a small business owner with this unisex t-shirt. It comes in sizes XS – 2XL and in multiple colors.
Corkcicle Travel Tumbler
This triple-insulated stainless steel keeps drinks cold for 9 hours and hot for 3. It holds 16 oz of their favorite hot or cold drink and features an ergonomic design and non-slip bottom to prevent spilling.
Air Plant Office Desk Decor
The mini man wooden sculpture has magnets in his hands and legs for endless posing options. And he comes with a low-maintenance air plant (Tillandsia Ionantha) to bring a touch of nature inside. This desk décor/toy is a unique gift sure to provide relaxation and fun.
BAGGU Duck Bag Canvas Tote
A roomy and sturdy tote bag is a must-have for the busy entrepreneur. This highly praised tote by BAGGU can fit all their essential items and is made from sustainable, durable canvas that is made to last. A variety of colors are available.
Michael Scott Limbo Quote Poster
Michael Scott has some memorable quotes, but this one, in particular, is frankly underrated. When accused of “setting the bar low,” Michael explains his theory on that, which is a pretty good one. Everyone will get a chuckle out of this poster – especially the recipient.
Turkish Gourmet Snack Box
They’ll look forward to their snack break even more with this variety of exciting snacks from Turkey. The Turkish Munchies gift box comes with 21 full-sized snacks of different varieties – sweet, salty, savory, and more. All snacks are free from high fructose corn syrup and GMOs and are Kosher and Halal.
Things to Consider When Buying Gifts for Small Business Owners
- Quality – A good gift should be durable to stand the test of time.
- Relevant to their Business – This isn’t necessary, but it would certainly be appreciated. Think about what type of business they own, even in broad terms like food, writing, accounting, etc., and look for gifts with that in mind.
- Practical and Useful – Again, not a requirement, but something to consider. Think about the recipient and whether they need or would prefer something they can “use” like office supplies, business templates, etc.
- Budget – Of course, budget is always a key factor in gift-giving. All of the gifts on our list are under $50 – you can find great gifts on a budget.
- Thoughtfulness – It shows when someone has put thought into a gift. Whatever you decide, the recipient will be able to tell it was a thoughtful gift, making it that much more special.
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