4 Unique Gift Ideas For Business Owners

Posted on: 11 December 2014

If you know someone who owns their own business and doesn't have a lot of free time, there's a good chance that you're often stumped when it comes to gift-giving ideas for this person. Business owners can be hard to buy for since they're often "married to their job" so to speak. Luckily, creativity goes a long way and will warm the heart of any business owner. Here are 4 creative gift ideas for the business-savvy entrepreneur in your life:

Desk Accessories

Anyone who owns their own business has to spend a great deal of time at their desk. A well-equipped desk is often a source of comfort when making long phone calls or juggling the various stresses of the day. Give a gift of a personalized desk accessory, novelty item, sculpture, or piece of art to help them feel at ease and relaxed while working. Book ends, globes, clocks, wooden desk organizers, paper weights, and other useful yet stylish items are also good choices.


A business owner can never have too many books. Pick out a few titles having to do with their chosen profession or something else entirely that you know they'll enjoy. Most business owners are well-read and enjoy absorbing any new information they can. If you're not sure which books they have already, you can never go wrong with a gift certificate for a book store.

Gift Care Package

One way to show a busy professional how much you care about them is to send them a care package. Care packages from places like Magnolia Dreams can either be made and created yourself or fulfilled by a company that specializes in finding the right gifts for every person on your list. If you create your own care package, fill it with small, personal items that you know they'll love as well as treats, non-perishable food items, and other favorite goodies. Make your care package as personal as possible.


Good organizational skills are integral to any business owner. Most business owners tend to use software to help organize company meetings and other professional events, but an old fashioned binder organizer always has uses for someone who's constantly on the go. Such organizers can be used to keep track of receipts, important papers, and meetings that go beyond the workplace. 

Your loved one who happens to own their own business may not be able to take much time off work, but with any of the above gift ideas you'll be sure to place a smile on their face. They probably don't have room for any more coffee mugs, after all. It's time to get a little creative and show them just how innovative you can be.