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The Best Gifts for Small Business Owners

If you’re searching for the perfect gift for your favorite small business owner, you’re in luck! These gifts are functional and won’t break the bank.

(I am not affiliated with any of the products or sellers below, and do not receive compensation for your purchase of these products. These are not affiliate links.)

Gift 1: Coffee.

Support a local coffee shop by grabbing some new blends to try, and pair it with a fun “boss” mug. Try the white / gold “Boss Lady” mug, the nutritional facts mug, or The Office-inspired mug:

Gift 2: Custom Calendar

Remind your favorite biz owner of their favorite people with a custom calendar. Shutterfly has desktop calendars and wall calendars that you can customize. They are frequently 50% off. This gift provides a full year of enjoyment!

Gift 3: Audible Subscription

Gift the ability to listen to books at 2x speed. Audible helped my favorite small biz owner listen to 20 books in 2020! Business owners don't always have time to sit down with a good book - but Audible allows them to bring books to their morning workout or afternoon commute with ease.

Audible offers a free trial, so try it out first! A Kindle is a good alternative gift for those who prefer to read vs. listen.

Gift 4: A Good Notebook

Small biz owners have lots of ideas. Help them stay organized with a good notebook. Spiral ones that lay flat are best - especially if they’re left-handed.

Write a fun note of encouragement in the front with some inspirational Bible verses or quotes before you give it to them!

You could also get them a Bullet Journal to try. These are time consuming to structure but can be really effective for people who prefer paper-and-pencil ways of keeping track of To Do's and Reminders.

Gift 5: A Charging Phone Case

For working on-the-go, a charging phone case is a must-have. There’s nothing worse than trying to send an important email with 1% battery. Delay the need to charge with a case that gives your phone an extra boost with the click of a button. Be sure to read reviews, as some brands scratch / chip easily.

Another great phone accessory that's less expensive is the 6-foot charging cable. This 3-pack of white cables is $19.99 (one for the office, one for the home office and one extra)! Or, you can get a 5-pack of multi-colored for just $11.

Gift 6: Custom Gear

If their business doesn’t already have custom shirts or other custom gear, get to work! I was gifted this long-sleeved T-shirt and I love it. Thoughtful, functional, AND a great marketing tool, you can use a T-shirt design website to produce the perfect gear for your small biz owner.

For a cheaper option, head to Vista Print to look at custom pens, bags, post-it notes, notepads, and more. All you need is the business logo and an ounce of creativity to produce the perfect gift!

Gift 7: Spiral Hair Ties

For the female entrepreneurs in your life, these hair ties are a must-have. They hold even the thickest / heaviest hair in place for hours, and they don’t leave a crease when you take them out.

They can use it during an early morning walk, but take it out for a flawless hair-do in their first meeting of the day! Cheap and functional, you can't go wrong with these.

Gift 8: Snacks, Snacks, and More Snacks

Get a supply of their favorite productivity snacks! Buy them some gourmet cashews / almonds / pecans - maybe covered in yogurt or chocolate! These make for great mid-afternoon snacks and can give them an energy boost until dinner time. Food is always a great option for the business owner who already has everything they need.

Gift 9: Music Accessories

My best work is done when I “get in the zone” with some good tunes. Consider noise-canceling headphones, a bluetooth speaker, or a Spotify Premium subscription.

Gift 10: Temperature Control

Office buildings are always too hot or too cold. A small fan or space heater may keep them focused on work instead of the sauna / meat locker they’re sitting in. (*Some office buildings do not allow space heaters due to potential fire hazard, so check on this first!)

Gift 11: Ring Light

If your favorite small business owner spends a lot of time producing social media content, a ring light is a great gift option. Ring lights can drastically improve the quality of pictures / videos, and this one has a stand for your phone as well. Help their videos look professional with this easy tool!

If you have any other great gift ideas, send them to and we will add them to this list! Happy gift giving!

Emily Kern


KORE Talents

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