gift guide for creative entrepreneurs

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My mom asked me what I wanted for Christmas and as I began thinking about some of the things I would want, it morphed into a list that I think any entrepreneur would like to receive!  

So, I’m giving you a combo of my own list and things I already have that I think you’d like too.  From books to pretty things for your desk, tools to help you set business goals and events to bring you clarity, connection and community.

In no particular order, but numbered just for fun:

 

#1

SUGAR PAPER LUXE GIFT BOX

Sugar Paper is a brand I adore and they’ve put together several luxe gift boxes with pretty things for your desk that inspire you to want to stay organized and plan your day.  This particular gift box I’m linking to has a 2018 agenda book, a couple of cute notepads for to-do lists and notes to say hello, and their signature pen. 

 

#2

BOSSLADIES MAGAZINE and/or “WORK SESH”

If you live anywhere in the world, you can gift a subscription to Bossladies magazine to you or your entrepreneurial loved one. It’s a beautifully curated and written bi-annual publication featuring women bosses who are doing it their way and defining success on their own terms. It’s truly an inspiration!

If you or the person you want to find a gift for is in Los Angeles, buy them a ticket to an upcoming monthly bossladies “work sesh.”  It’s the best supportive community of female entrepreneurs that will help you grow your business through support, networking, collaborations and finding both clients and people to hire to take you and your business to the next level.  It’s awesome.  Tickets sell out fast so you have to keep your eyes peeled in their shop for this one!

 

#3

CULTIVATE WHAT MATTERS “Power Sheets”

Seriously, this is on my list.  I’ve heard about it in glowing terms from so many entrepreneur friends that it’s crazy I don’t have this yet!  Cultivate What Matters creates their power sheets one-year goal planner that help you uncover good goals and do something about them.  From what I hear, if you trust the process of these power sheets, you’ll see the impact and they’ll help you prioritize with confidence, giving you more time for what’s truly important in your life.

 

#4

BELONG MAGAZINE

A phenomenal magazine that highlights small business owners, bloggers, and creative entrepreneurs.  It makes you feel part of something bigger, and is a great way to get involved in community and either read about others or get exposure for yourself.  A subscription is a great gift!

 

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#5

“YOU ARE A BADASS AT MAKING MONEY” book

Jen Sincero’s sequel to “You are a Badass” is all about making money and mastering the mindset of wealth.  Awesome gift since that’s what we all want to be doing in our businesses!

 

#6

“MILLIONAIRE MESSENGER” book

If you haven’t heard of Brendon Burchard, run, don’t walk to your nearest browser and google him.  Millionaire Messenger is a great gift for a business owner because it helps teach you practical tools to make a difference (and a fortune) sharing your advice as an expert.  You’ll learn how experts position, promote and get paid for their advice so you can do it too.

 

#7

2018 CREATIVE BUSINESS PLAN WORKBOOK

Fellow entrepreneur and brand strategist (yes, I do believe in community over competition!), Devan Danielle, created a great tool to help you plan your business for 2018.  It’s 20-something pages of guided prompts to help you think through all the things!  And, not that expensive at all.  Check it out.

 

#8

SWELL PRESS Letter Press Lessons

All entrepreneurs need a break, need to do something to get them out of the house and out of the left side of their brain.  Britt Rohr, Founder and Creative Director at Swell Press, actually gives lessons on her letterpress machines.  I just did this, and man it’s fun!  Go create something for your business, or simply take time out to get creative.  

Plus, if you didn’t know, you can also create your visual branding with Britt - yet another great gift idea for the creative entrepreneur.

 

 Britt Rohr of Swell Press, photographed by Joey Martinez

Britt Rohr of Swell Press, photographed by Joey Martinez

#9

BRANDED LIFESTYLE PHOTO SHOOT

All entrepreneurs need to create content for their website, blogs and social feeds.  Having great photography is part of creating a stand-out brand.  You have no idea how cool it would be to gift the entrepreneur in your life a branded photo shoot with a professional photographer!  Here are two women I know and love in Los Angeles that create beautifully branded content for women entrepreneurs:

MONICA LINDA     and    COURTNEY PAIGE RAY

 

#10

BRAND CLARITY WORKSHOP with Hilary Hartling

What would a gift list be without talking about my Brand Clarity Workshop that helps entrepreneurs express their brand with clarity, confidence and consistency to attract your ideal clients and grow a business you love?

Early bird tickets (both General Admission and VIP) are still on sale through December 24th.  Buy it for yourself or gift it to a friend or family member!  It’s a one-day event in Santa Monica, CA on Saturday, January 20th.

 

 Brand Clarity Workshop, Photo by: Lily Ro

Brand Clarity Workshop, Photo by: Lily Ro

Hope this gift guide helps with your holiday shopping!  I know I’d love to get anything on this list.

Happy Shopping and Happy Holidays!!

xo

 

 

 

 

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