Inexpensive Gifts

Inexpensive gifts
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Entrepreneurs are dedicated, intelligent individuals working every day to build a brand that matters. But with all the financial and emotional stress they carry, it's difficult for them to indulge in the even the smallest joys in life.

As a family member or friend of an ambitious business owner, you can show your support for their endeavor by getting them something they'll really enjoy. From practical business gadgets to personal "treat yourself" items, here are 15 great gifts to buy for entrepreneurs, all for less than $40.

Business card holder ($7.35)

Business card holder ($7.35)
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Every business owner needs business cards to represent their brand. However, it's easy to misplace or damage them by shoving them loosely in a bag or briefcase. With a business card holder, like the MaxGear Professional Business Card Holder, however, entrepreneurs can keep their cards organized and avoid stains or folded corners, appearing like the professional they are.

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Essential oil diffuser ($15.95)

Essential oil diffuser ($15.95)
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Essential oils are known for their therapeutic effects on the mind and body. For business owners with deadlines, clients and sales to fret over, the ArtNaturals Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser is a great addition to their office or even bedroom, helping them relax during or after a long day of work. Its wood grain finish and seven color LED light options help set the mood.

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Foldable Bluetooth keyboard ($29.99)

Foldable Bluetooth keyboard ($29.99)
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Keyboards make typing much easier, especially in comparison to iPhones or tablets with small touch screens; but they can also be a hassle to lug around. With the 1byone Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard, workers can store it conveniently in their bag and connect it to their devices whenever and wherever needed.

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Portable coffee press ($24.79)

Portable coffee press ($24.79)
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The Bodum Travel Tea and Coffee Press is a portable French press coffee (or tea!) maker that eliminates a morning step for busy entrepreneurs. Rather than waiting for their drink of choice to brew and chugging it down or pouring it into a cheap to-go cup before racing out the door, they can make it in and drink it from the same container. They'll savor the taste of hot, fresh coffee or tea to accompany them on their commute.

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Insulated food and beverage containers (price varies)

Hydro Flask
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No one likes cold coffee on a winter day, or warm water after racing to the office in sun. That's why the Hydro Flask is perfect for on-the-go professionals. They can carry water, coffee, tea or even alcohol (hey, we're not judging!) in a convenient container. There are also food flasks for soups, smoothie bowls, oatmeal and more. Hydro Flask offers a variety of container sizes, lids and colors so you can customize your gift. What more does an entrepreneur need?

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Hatch notebook ($25)

Hatch notebook
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The Hatch notebook was made specifically for creatives and entrepreneurs. It has designated spaces for outlining ideas, recording possible challenges, features, markets, demands, etc. so you can plan out your business. Additionally, there are questions to prompt thorough thinking and planning.

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Starbucks gift basket ($36.57)

Starbucks gift basket ($36.57)
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The California Delicious Starbucks Daybreak Gourmet Coffee Gift Basket is the ultimate collection of goods for the entrepreneur in your life. With various types of coffee, tea and sweets, plus a mug for their favorite warm drinks, your loved one will find comfort during those early mornings and long nights.

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Organizer wrap and tablet holder ($17.80)

Organizer wrap and tablet holder
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Entrepreneurs often lug around gadgets and electronics, from tablets and cell phones to notepads and headphones. Make it simpler by gifting them this Grid-It organizer, which secures a tablet and has compartments for nearly everything.

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Inspiring Michael Scott/Wayne Gretzky quote ($8)

Inspiring Michael Scott/Wayne Gretzky quote ($8)
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What better way to spark inspiration than with a Michael Scott (or, if we want to get technical, a Wayne Gretzky) quote? This humorous wall or desk art is the perfect gift for those "Office"-loving business owners.

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Engraved pen ($29.95)

Parker Jotter pen
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Every entrepreneur needs a pen for recording notes and ideas, even in today's high-tech business world. Personalize the pen by engraving a name on a Parker Pen Jotter ballpoint, initials or an inspiring quote that will leave them motivated and excited to get started.

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Resistance bands ($26.46)

Resistance bands ($26.46)
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Entrepreneurs lead busy lifestyles that extend well beyond the typical 9-to-5. It can be difficult for them to find time to exercise, causing them to feel more sluggish or discouraged. The Black Mountain Resistance Band Set can be used for various workouts that target each part of the body. It comes with a door anchor, ankle strap, exercise chart and carrying case that can be kept in hand while brainstorming, traveling or taking breaks throughout the day.

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"All in: 101 Real Life Business Lessons for Emerging Entrepreneurs" ($17.95)

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"All in: 101 Real Life Business Lessons for Emerging Entrepreneurs"(Koehler Books, 2017) by serial entrepreneur Bill Green was published last year and has been noted as one of the best business books on the market. Green's advice for aspiring business owners are sure to inspire your entrepreneurial friend.

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Waterproof notepad ($8.35)

Waterproof notepad
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The best ideas seem to come when you're in no position to record them. We often do our best thinking while unwinding in the shower, but forget our notions and designs by the time we're out and able to jot down information. With an Aqua Notes Water Proof Note Pad, however, your entrepreneur friends will never have to worry about letting an idea slip down the drain.

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Personalized luggage tags ($17.99)

Personalized luggage tags ($17.99)
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Many entrepreneurs do a lot of traveling to grow their business. Purchase a personalized luggage tag to brighten their trip and make retrieving their luggage simpler. With these Jaymo BagTag Personalized Luggage Tags, you can create your own custom print.

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Tile Mate ($14.37)

Tile Mate
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The Tile Mate gadget attaches to your most valuable possessions so that you can track any missing objects, such as your keys or wallet. It connects via Bluetooth to the Tile app on your smartphone, making it the perfect gift for entrepreneurs who are always scrambling or on the go.

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All prices listed are accurate as of publish date.