Looking to get a great gift that leaves an impact? It’s not easy. You want to get them something unique. While I’m happy if a client gives me an iPhone X or some Sennheiser HD headphones (trust me), I prefer gifts that show they really understood me. That takes a little more work.
Here are some slightly unusual gifts that I have bought for myself or given to clients that left a message. In buying for someone else, I always do a little bit of research jumping on their FB page and take a look at their posts. My goal – to find something that speaks to them on a deeper level. I also talk to their friends and coworkers to make sure I’m getting them something they already have.
It takes a little effort, but it was worth it because each gift really showed them I had gone the extra mile in understanding their interests. Whether you’re looking for a gift for your boss, a loved one or your kid, there’s something for everyone in this list.
#1 Vertical Mouse $18.99
I made the switch about five years ago and absolutely love it. No more wrist pain. It’ll take a few days to get used to, but it’s totally worth it. As a bonus, most people would never buy one for themselves, making it a perfect present for any entrepreneur who uses their computer a lot.
#2 RumbleRoller $44.95
Health freaks will love this. I must admit I had my doubts before I picked one up myself, but I love it. Great for stretching your back after a long day, or just before you head out.
#3 Buddha Board $34.95
For the more artistic entrepreneurs out there, this will go down a treat.
#4 Mother Dirt $49.95
It pays to look your best when you’re the head of a company and while every entrepreneur invests in a good suit, it helps when you have good skin as well. Not something you’d normally think of giving as a gift, but I read an interview with one CEO that made me look it up. If it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for me.
Who doesn’t love a good quote. Every entrepreneur I know has a favorite. If they haven’t got it framed already, this is a gift they won’t soon forget.
#6 Aqua Notes $7.00
Inspiration hits us at the strangest times. Personally when I’m in the shower, away from all the distractions, I often have the coolest ideas. I’m sure I’m not alone making these a great gift.
#7 Amazon Echo Dot $39.99
Turn your house into a smart home with the latest tech craze. Any techie who doesn’t have one will be thanking you.
#8 Bamboo Pillow $23.99
What is a good night’s sleep worth? More than people realize. I personally love mine.
#9 Airpods $169.99
These are something that once you start using them, you’ll wonder why you never bought them before. Great for exercise, these are the perfect gift for the iPhone users out there that have yet to take the plunge and go wireless.
#10 Kindle Paperwhite $119.99
Entrepreneurs have to read, a lot, in order to keep ahead of the competition. It’s not unusual for some entrepreneurs to read a book a day. Hard to explain to someone just how cool it is if they have never seen one, but trust me, they’ll thank you.
#11 Wine decanter $29.95
While a good bottle of wine makes a great gift for wine lovers, it’s soon forgotten. Instead, get them a nice decanter that suits their style. Or, even better, get them both.
#12 Nespresso Vertuo machine $179.99
Great selection of flavors and every coffee lover will thank you. More than a few of my friends and clients can’t start the day without their fix and if they don’t have one of these already, they will love it.
#13 Shun Premier Chef’s Knife $179.95
Not your typical gift, but for any entrepreneur that loves to cook this will be very much appreciated.
#14 Fitbit $148.95
Apple Watch doesn’t fit into our budget, so this is the next best thing. Great for entrepreneurs looking to get into shape.
#15 Manduka Pro Yoga $81.00
Many successful entrepreneurs I work with have a short exercise program they do daily first thing. Sometimes it’s a jog around the neighborhood, but a lot have started incorporating a short yoga routine making this a perfect gift for them.
#16 Star Wars Silicone Ice Cube Molds $19.95
An ice-breaker is always nice, but what about an icebreaker that’s actually ice. Star Wars fans will love this gift. A huge hit for whiskey drinkers.
#17 Solar Power Bank $19.99
It’s nice to know that if you’re out in the woods, with your phone battery dead that with a few hours of charging with your solar charger, you’ll be good to go. Can also be charged via USB. This gift is great for the entrepreneur that likes exploring nature.
#18 Apple TV 4K $179.00
Connect to your iPhone or stream movies live with this gadget. Great for sharing pics at family events or parties. This will go down with any iPhone user that doesn’t have one.
#19 HealthmateForever $26.49
You wouldn’t think a tiny little gadget can give a nice massage, but I must say I found this surprising good. It’s small enough to keep in a jacket pocket. Definitely one of the more unusual gifts, but for anyone suffering from overwhelm, this may just be what the doctor ordered.
#20 Kids Books $23.94
Give any entrepreneur some books for their kids and they’ll absolutely love it. Especially memorable are the pop-up books. The Harry Potter series, the Magic Tree House series and Magyk series are also popular. Just make sure the books are age appropriate.
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