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20 Affordable Gifts for the Entrepreneur in Your Life

Sammi Caramela
Sammi Caramela

Get your entrepreneurial loved one what they really want. Here are 20 great gift ideas, all for less than $40.

Entrepreneurship is a common career today, with creative, passionate individuals brewing successful businesses. But with all that work, there needs to be some play.

Most people know someone who is a business owner or aspiring one. As a family member or friend of an ambitious entrepreneur, show your support for their endeavor by getting them something they'll enjoy. From practical business gadgets to personal, "treat yourself" items, here are 20 great gifts to buy for entrepreneurs – all for less than $40.

All prices listed are accurate as of the publish date.

Desk organizer ($25.99)

Entrepreneurs have a lot on their plate, so you can imagine what their desks look like. Loose papers, sticky notes, piles of books, pens, calculators, electronics, wires, the list goes on. To help declutter, buy your entrepreneurial loved one a Jerry & Maggie desk organizer so they can organize both their workspace and their mind. 


Eat Your Coffee bars ($33.24 for 15 pack)

Food and coffee – what more can you ask for? For the hustlers in your life, gift them with the ultimate treat: Eat Your Coffee bars, which include nutritious ingredients, including real coffee. These bars offer both a healthy snack and an on-the-go caffeine kick free of spills. 


Bluetooth speaker ($26.99)

Whether it's for music, podcasts or audio books, everyone – especially those who work from home or in an independent space – could benefit from a Bluetooth speaker. This affordable Anker Soundcore speaker is sure to please. 

HappyLight ($29.95)

If you've experienced lower moods or lethargy in the winter or on rainy days, you understand the power of sunlight. With the Verilux HappyLight, entrepreneurs can feel more energetic, efficient and all around happier any time of the year while just sitting at their desk.

Laptop case ($16.99)

Laptops are expensive, but they're meant to be taken from place to place. For commuting entrepreneurs, or even just those who work out of a coffee shop, purchase this durable Mosiso case to protect their computer from any possible damage.

Business card holder ($7.35)

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, entrepreneurs can keep their cards organized and avoid stains or folded corners, appearing like the professional they are.

Essential oil diffuser ($13.95)

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.

Foldable Bluetooth keyboard ($32.99)

Keyboards make typing much easier, especially in comparison to iPhones or tablets with small touch screens. But they can 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.

Portable coffee press ($20)

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.

Insulated food and beverage containers ($39.95)

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 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?

Hatch notebook ($25)

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

Starbucks gift basket ($36.57)

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.

Organizer wrap and tablet holder ($16.21)

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

Inspiring Michael Scott/Wayne Gretzky quote ($8.99)

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.

Engraved pen ($28.64)

Every entrepreneur needs a pen for recording notes and ideas, even in today's high-tech business world. Add a special touch with this Parker Pen Jotter ballpoint. For an added touch, personalize it by engraving the person's name, initials or an inspiring quote that will leave them motivated and excited to get started.

Resistance bands ($25.06)

Entrepreneurs lead busy lifestyles that extend well beyond the typical 9-to-5. It can be difficult for them to find time to exercise. 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 convenient carrying case.

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

"All in: 101 Real Life Business Lessons for Emerging Entrepreneurs"(Koehler Books, 2017) by serial entrepreneur Bill Green 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.

Waterproof notepad ($8.88)

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 able to jot down information. With an Aqua Notes Water Proof Note Pad, however, your entrepreneur friends never have to worry about letting a good idea slip down the drain.

Personalized luggage tags ($17.99)

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.

Tile Mate ($18.99)

The Tile Mate gadget attaches to your most valuable possessions so 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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Sammi Caramela has always loved words. When she isn't writing for business.com and Business News Daily, she's writing (and furiously editing) her first novel, reading a YA book with a third cup of coffee, or attending local pop-punk concerts. She is also the content manager for Lightning Media Partners. Check out her short stories in "Night Light: Haunted Tales of Terror," which is sold on Amazon.