The holiday season is upon us, as is the annual pressure to find the perfect present. If you’ve got a small business owner on your list you’re in luck. Though you can’t buy them a few extra hours in the day or a little more sleep – because let’s face it, that’s what they really want – we do have 10 great gift ideas for the busy entrepreneur in your life.
1. Virtual PA
A personal assistant who is available 24/7, doesn’t expect a salary and won’t judge you for working at home while wearing pyjamas? Yes please! Virtual assistants such as the Google Assistant app, the Google Home and Amazon Echo are like having a second pair of hands in the office. Ask them to take notes, book appointments, set reminders, send messages order supplies and more.
2. Pocket Projector
Entrepreneurs on the go can piitch and present anywhere with the powerful PicoPix PPX5110 pocket projector from Phillips. It features a built-in speaker, rechargeable battery, wi-fi enabled screen mirroring capability and HDMI connectivity.
3. Super Scanner
Tech toys are fun, but how about a tech gift that’s really useful? The TravelScan Pro from Ambir Technology puts the power of a full-size scanner into a portable package that’s perfect for the mobile office, trade shows, travel and more.
4. Magic Keyboard
Small business owners are used to working any where, any time – which also means they spend hours typing on teeny-tiny tablets and phones. No more! With a laser projected Bluetooth keyboard like this wireless model from AGS, anything from the coffee shop counter to an airplane tray table can transform into a full size keyboard.
5. Heads Up
Drive safe and travel smart with this lightweight phone mount from Hudway Glass. it operates as a heads up display, allowing drivers to see their phone’s navigation screen and follow directions without taking their eyes of the road.
6. Leadership Lessons
Give the gift of inspiration this season, with one of this year’s top book on business and leadership. We suggest The Meaning Revolution: The Power of Transcendent Leadership by Fred Kofman, Advisor of Leadership at Google and former VP of leadership at LinkedIn.
7. Luggage Lifesaver
There is nothing more frustrating than arriving for an important out-of-town meeting or conference with nothing but the shirt on your back. LugLoc allows you to track your luggage on your smartphone in real time at any airport in the world.
8. 3D Reality
It takes a strong creative vision to be a successful small business owner. Help them bring their vision to life with a 3D pen such as the Pro model from 3 Doodler. It’s billed as a professional-grade prototyping and tactile design tool, and works with specialty materials including wood, polycarbonate, nylon, bronze and copper.
9. More Zzzzzz
We weren’t kidding about entrepreneurs wanting more sleep from Santa. Quality is just as important as quantity so give the gift of better sleep with Dowdow. This gadget promises to teach users how to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.
10. The fuel of life
Small businesses – and small business owners – run on dedication, drive and coffee. Give them the ultimate brewing experience with the Nespresso VertuoPlus. It prepares the perfect cup in four sizes, from a limitless selection of coffee types and flavours, while the optional Aeroccino accessory transforms milk into frothy perfection.