Christmas is right around the corner so you know what that means – gift-giving time! Let’s fact it. When it comes to gifts, the ones that cater to your unique needs, challenges, and lifestyle as a small business owner are the ones that will be most appreciated.  After all, who REALLY needs another necktie or bottle of perfume? 

If you are looking for the perfect gift for the entrepreneur or small business owner in your life… or when your family, friends and coworkers ask you what you’d really like… here are a number of great budget and business-focused options* 


Profession Mug 

Enjoy a warm cup of coffee, tea or cocoa with a mug that gives very visible evidence of who you are and what you’ve accomplished. Etsy is a great source for thousands of options, but to save you time searching, these colorful 11 oz. ceramic profession mugs (under $18 including shipping) from Heart Space Design Co. really caught our eye!  


Personal Shredder 

Every office or business person will need to use a shredder at some time to destroy bank statements, personal data, and old files at the flip of a switch. While there are many options to choose from, the mobile Aurora AU1415XA 14-Sheet Crosscut Paper/CD and Credit Card Shredder, available from Amazon features a 5-gallon pullout basket and 10 minutes of continuous run time for under $100. 

Portable Charging Unit
This simple device can be a lifesaver for an on-the-go or traveling business person. There are hundreds of different sizes, power levels and number of charging port options but for under $150 at Best Buy, the Anker PowerCore III Elite 25600 mah 87W USB-C PD is a highly rated favorite that can keep multiple devices charged for days at a time 

Professional Headshot 

An updated, well-lighted headshot with a neutral background to display on your business card, website or social media profile page is far more professional than snapshot from a cellphone, and is the ideal way to start the new year off right! The national average cost for a photo shoot is around $150/hour but many business photographers offer packages that will provide numerous images; search Google for a provider in your local area. 


Spa Treatment 

A massage, facial, reiki or float in a salt tub is a great way for overworked entrepreneurs to wind down from stressful situations at work! Gift certificates for such services typically begin at $75 and are available from a variety of providers in the Triad, including mobile private professionals who will come to your home or place of business, and franchises such as Hand & Stone and Massage Envy. 


Other meaningful and sure-to-be-appreciated ideas include: 

 From all of us at Office Evolution of the Triad, we wish you and yours a very happy holiday season! 

*NOTE: products, models and suppliers shown are examples only, not endorsements