Great Gifts for Small Business Owners | CreativeLive Holiday Picks

the best gifts for small business owners
Hunting for a great gift for the creative person in your life? Need something that’s in their wheelhouse but not totally predictable? Completely stumped about what they might like? We’ve got you covered. We’ve asked some of our CreativeLive staffers what great gifts they’d like to get this holiday season — and we’re sharing them with you.

We know that freelancers, self-employed people, and those who own their own businesses face special challenges, so we asked David Moldawer, CreativeLive’s Head of Money & Life, to pick the perfect gifts for small business owners. Here’s what he selected:

Blue Yeti USB Microphone: The best bang for your buck to quickly and easily start recording a podcast (or vocals, or film narration, etc.)

Thinkpak brainstorming cards: When you’re stuck, use these to become unstuck

best gifts for small business owners

Bose QuietComfort 25 headphones: The best noise-canceling headphones on the market, great for business trips and concentrating in coffee shops

Emergent Task Planner: Busy creatives swear by David Seah’s thoughtfully designed planners, which help you prioritize your day with a number of ingenious innovations

Baratza Encore coffee grinder:  If you’re going to start your own business, you’re going to need coffee–a quality burr grinder is one of the easiest ways to instantly upgrade the quality of your morning brew

Chalkboard paint: A blackboard is one of the greatest innovation tools of all time–brush this on and you can put one in every room

Baoding balls: Business is stressful–when it’s time to stop work for the day, manipulate boading balls to restore a sense of serenity

The Stick: The stick is one of the easiest ways to treat your body right, particularly after exercise–it loosens muscles, reduces soreness, and gets rid of painful knots

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