2019 Gift Guide: 9 Presents for Career-Driven People

If you have an ambitious person on your holiday gift list, you know the presents they’ll appreciate most are the ones that help them achieve their goals.

To help you help them, we put together a collection of classes and products that any career-driven individual would love.

1. How to Make Money

Ramit Sethi is the author New York Times best-seller, I’ll Teach You To Be Rich – and regularly appears on ABC and PBS to give hacks on making your money work for you.

The reviews speak for themselves on this one,

“I’m just starting to implement some of the things Ramit suggests. I have a long way to go but so far I’ve gone from making $40,000 to $64,000 within a few months…”

2. Best Self Journal

Align daily tasks with long-term goals with the help of a Best Self Journal. Ideal for the over-achievers on your holiday list.

3. The Art of Networking

Getting ahead at work often means knowing how to connect with your boss AND your coworkers. This class teaches tactics for networking and helps students get over the social blockers that inhibit their growth – so they can feel more calm, confident, and collected at their next work event.

4. 16 oz Keep Cup

Caffeine is an essential component of nearly every ambitious person’s day. Help them sip in style with this fancy contraption.

5. The Power of Negotiation

We negotiate all the time – from job interviews to client meetings to mattress buying to getting your spouse to the do the dishes. Whether the entrepreneur in your life grow their business or buy office furniture they need to know the dynamics of powerful negotiations.

6. My Aqua Notes 

Everyone knows your best ideas don’t come when you’re sitting in a meeting trying to brainstorm. For most career-driven hustlers, ideas come when they have a moment to clear their mind… and for many of us that’s in the shower. Help your hustler keep their ideas top of mind with this waterproof note pad. 


7. Get Into Your Creative Flow

Generating novel ideas (and putting those ideas out in the world) is core to one’s life and purpose. Help the career-driven person on your holiday list do just that by giving them the tools they need to get into their creative flow.

8. Standing Desk Converter 

As more studies reveal how detrimental sitting all day truly is, you can help your career hustler stay healthy with this gift. The standing desk converter will help them keep their mind engaged, blood flowing and body moving, so they can do their best work every day. 

9. Communicate Like A Boss

Getting ahead in an organization requires a lot of different things—from working hard to making connections to being at the right place at the right time. But one of the most important aspects of career advancement is having strong communication skills.

Looking for a gift for another creative in your life? Check our our full selection of Holiday Gift Guides here

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Kate Dessa is a the Head of Media & Content Marketing at CreativeLive. She has been writing about culture, creativity and entrepreneurship for over 12 years – getting her start when magazines were something you still held in your hand. When she is not writing, producing or creating you can usually find her eating. Find her across platforms @katedessa