It’s the holidays! If you have a solopreneur in your life, then here are a few gift ideas that are useful but also a sweet treat for those in the business world.
We’re all working from home now, and that often means your solopreneur is tucked into a corner of the basement, or the room over the garage, or in a closet with no heating vent. Help them stay cozy and warm while they’re working away on their laptop with a fuzzy lap blanket.
Our pick: Cabin Fleece Throw from Eddie Bauer
If your solopreneur is anything like us, then there’s no amount of pens, notebooks, and sticky notes that will satisfy their craving for pretty office supplies.
But if you really want to impress, consider these adorable Kawaii sticky notes from the Canadian Etsy Shop ivycdraws.
Okay, business cards are pretty personal and it’s unlikely you can just go ahead and order a set as a gift.
But know this: Moo Cards are awesome – amazing colours, interesting shapes, high quality paper and print, and general all-around coolness.
Moo prints other fun stuff in super high quality too, like stickers, flyers, and custom notebooks. So money spent on a Moo gift card will always go to good use – and bring your loved one’s business up a notch.
The right business book can be hard to pick out for a solopreneur. It really depends on where their business is at, so you can’t go wrong with a good old-fashioned Indigo gift certificate, which will let them pick out their own title.
But if you’re not a gift card kind of person, consider picking up a copy of The Pumpkin Plan by Mike Michalowicz – a highly entertaining guide to launching, maintaining, and growing your small business.
There are a million online tools to help you keep track of your business expenses, sales, and social media strategies. But many of us old-school types still prefer the ability to see our plans on paper; it helps to visualize the entire year.
There are lots of fancy planners out there but our pick is the printable version from designer Lauren Gaige over at Restored 316. For a small fee, you can download the 2021 Planner Files – then have them printed and bound in high quality at your local print shop.
Portable Battery Pack
Entrepreneurs on the go have a lot of devices, and they rely on those devices – especially their phones – to be operational at all times. How else are they going to find client contact information, capture their latest thoughts for their to-do list, or take product shots?
Make sure their phone never reaches critical battery levels with an external battery pack. Be sure to pick one that is small and light so it can be slipped into a bag or backpack, ready to be called upon when needed.
Our pick: GETIHU Portable Charger from Amazon (we have one, and we love it!).
All businesses these days need to be visible on social media – and that means literally making videos and taking photos of their products and staff in action.
A ring light is an inexpensive way to take your video content to the next level, by ensuring your face is properly lit to be clear and bright online. We like this UBeesize Dimmable Ring Light that we use for all our client calls to help keep our face visible and welcoming to our clients.
Portable Coffee Tumbler
Trust us, any solopreneur is never without a cup of coffee nearby. Now that the solopreneur in your life is working in weird places in the house, and at strange hours, help them keep caffienated at all times with a high quality portable coffee tumbler.
Our pick is this lovely JOCO glass tumbler from Terra20 – microwave and dishwasher safe, for the true businessperson on the go.
We haven’t yet met a solopreneur who isn’t addicted to podcasts, whether it’s business podcasts that talk about growing your client base to entertainment podcasts that help them endure hours in the car travelling to meet with clients (at least, they’ll get back to that at some point, we hope!).
Even at home, a steady stream of ad-free music can be a blessing to help them concentrate or just to kill the sounds of kids fighting in the room next door.
A year’s worth of Spotify premium can be a truly excellent solopreneur gift.
A new website!
Every solopreneur always seems to push their own branding and website design to the bottom of their list.
Help them take a big step forward and get the site of their dreams with an amazing new website. Here at Sweet Smart Design, we specialize in sites for solopreneurs, small business, self-published authors, and artists.
We’d love to talk to you about whether our services would be a good fit for the solopreneur in your life, and set up a gift certificate to get them started!
Happy holidays from everyone at Sweet Smart Design! Hope 2021 is a great year for you and your business!