- Why gifting could be the beginning of a mutually beneficial relationship.
- 8 tips on how to select the best gifts for new business owners.
- Check out 55 additional, unique gift ideas for gifting inspiration.
This article was originally published on January 29, 2021. It has been updated for relevance.
According to a LinkedIN study, 76% of people say networking helps you get ahead in life. And networking, aka relationship building, is a skill we are all constantly working on. However, a surefire way to move from networking to relationship building is by sending a new friend a gift (or two).
It can be challenging to find a gift for a new business owner, whether you are a friend, family member, employee, or simply supporting a local business. One can spend sleepless nights trying to think of the perfect gift to give. You want to make sure that your gift comes across as thoughtful, functional, and useful on the entrepreneur’s journey.
There is a lot of room for creativity when selecting gifts for new business owners. Whether you are packing your gift on your own, or are using a Sending Platform, we have compiled a list of simple, fun, and practical gift ideas they’re sure to appreciate. This article will also provide criteria for how to send your congratulations and express your excitement for the entrepreneur’s newest venture.
8 Tips on How To Select the Best Gifts for New Business Owners
The following factors can help guide you to select an excellent gift for the new business owner or small business owners in your life:
1. Buy a Gift That You’ll Be Happy To Get Yourself
Many people usually emphasize the theme of the gift and leave out personality. Instead of just focusing on the theme, try to get something that would personally make you happy. A personal and thoughtful gift will have a better impact than a professional one. After all, it’s the thought behind the gift that counts. To celebrate their newest venture and growth to come, try gifting an arrangement of succulents or mini terrarium for their desk!
2. Select a Practical and Useful Gift
It is hard to go wrong when you go for a practical and useful gift even for small business owners. Pay attention to a gift that will make the entrepreneur’s life easier in one way or another. A good example of a practical and useful gift is a tile key tracker or a smart plug. For those who work early mornings, long hours and late nights consider getting them coffee packets and a coffee maker! It is also helpful to consider a gift that can serve the whole office or their customers like an essential oil diffuser.
3. Make Sure the Gift Is Something That Excites You Too
Consider gifting something that leaves you anxious and excited to see the receiver’s reaction. Put some time and thought into the gift before settling on any particular one. Try to think outside the box! You can use gifts like a custom frame with their favorite quote, or a memorable picture, and more.
4. Select a Gift That Is Specific to Their Business
Try to make your gift relatable to the business venture your entrepreneur friend has started. It could be something that helps with self-improvement, business strategy, or even allows them to better serve their clients. For example, if they are starting a coffee shop, consider gifting them a set of coasters. If they are opening a fitness studio, opt to gift them a set of reusable water bottles. As for online businesses, try an electronic device like a tablet or ring camera to help them keep their premises secure.
5. Make It Personal
Gifts with a personal touch make unique gifts. Your gift could build on a moment you shared or be a reflection of your relationship. A personalized gift usually features the company logo or name. A good example is a notebook, coffee mug, or a door-opening piñata with a fun message, “the real value is inside,” to highlight their personality and achievements. For the entrepreneur who travels often, consider a monogrammed luggage tag!
6. Select Gifts That Tells a Story
Be intentional and select gifts with a story behind them. It could be a story of something you experienced together or something that inspires and educates them.
7. Keep Quality in Mind
You also need to consider the quality of your gift in terms of how durable and useful it is. When making your selections, consider something that is reputable and sure to hold up over time.
8. Get Gift Ideas From Experts
Consult with experts at Sendoso for a tailored gifting experience that is sure to impress your favorite entrepreneur on their newest venture. While we can’t promise you that your new business owner’s gift will be the only thing waiting in your recipient’s mailbox, we do promise that our recommendations for unique gift ideas will surely surprise and delight your recipients. Check out Unique Corporate Gift Ideas for a look at all the gifting possibilities from Sendoso, the leading Sending Platform.
Best Gifts for New Business Owners They Didn’t Know They Needed
Here is a rough summary of some of the best recommendations for gifts for your favorite entrepreneur:
- A branded coffee kit for their office
- A branded water bottle for the gym enthusiast
- Personalized luggage tags if the entrepreneur travels frequently
- A ring camera to help them keep their premises secure
- Wall art
- Bluetooth speaker
- An essential oil diffuser
- A mini terrarium
- A desk succulent to celebrate new growth
- A notebook to write down their ideas as they grow
55 Gifts for New Business Owners They Didn’t Know They Needed
1. Whole Bean Coffee Bag 8 O.Z
Sendoso Partner: Beach City Coffee
Description: Beach City Coffee hand roasts their coffee in small batches to monitor the coffee’s first crack, and to cool it at the perfect time and temperature. Moreover, they ship their coffee a day after roasting so you can enjoy it at its best.
2. Two Sides of a Coin Gift Basket
Sendoso Partner: Gift Baskets Overseas
Description: Two Sides of a Coin is a gift basket that contains explosive flavors of chocolate. They source locally, which means the selection offered may vary depending on your delivery location.
This package includes: Ferrero Rocher Chocolates (150gr), Box of European Chocolate Biscuits (150gr), Rich bar of Dark Chocolate (100gr), and a Gourmet bar of Milk Chocolate (100gr).
3. Virtual Fitness Class eGift
Sendoso Partner: Dryfit Live
Description: If the recipient is opening a fitness business or is into fitness, you can offer the Dryfit Live subscription which will help them stay fit and learn more to help their clients. Dryfit Live has various classes, including yoga, mindfulness, stretching, High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), sculpt or pilates, and your customizable option. These exercises help to boost morale, improve collaboration and increase productivity.
4. The Wellness Box
Sendoso Partner: Gyfting
Description: The Wellness Box is an excellent gift for anyone seeking to nourish their bodies, mind, and spirit.
This package includes: Sage by Noble Brand C, Fancy Shampoo Candle by Rosmarino, Communi-Tea Stress + Heart Relief by Anima Mundi, Rose Water by Soprano Labs, and Peppermint Essential Oil by Charlene’s Naturals.
5. Celebration box
Sendoso Partner: KHYVA
Description: The Celebration box is one of the most unique ways to commemorate special occasions such as a new venture. With a presentation that meets the moment, it comes in a grey pearl gift box with a scarlet red grosgrain ribbon. You also get to send a personal message printed on a pearlescent card for that elegant touch.
The Package Includes: LSA International Savoy Champagne Flute and a Moet Ice Imperial Champagne 75cl.
6. Smores Gift Set
Sendoso Partner: Knack Shops
Description: If the recipient is a fan of Smores or chocolate and marshmallows, they will appreciate the Smores Gift set. Make sure you order the smores 2-5 business days before the intended delivery date.
The Package includes: 18 Graham Crackers, 2 Dark Chocolate Bars, 2 Stainless Steel Roasting Sticks, and 10 Vanilla Bean Marshmallows.
7. Charged Up Tech
Sendoso Partner: Le Chicc Boxx
Description: This box is a cool mic of tech and treats products that are sure to delight! It includes a Rose Gold Qi Wireless Charger Pad 5W, a Rose Gold Ring Orbit Phone Holder, and McCrea’s Caramels to satisfy any sweet tooth. The wireless charger pad and phone dock are the perfect gifts for entrepreneurs that are always on the go.
8. Six-Pack Brownie Variety Gift Box
Sendoso Partner: LuckyGuy Bakery
Description: This 6-pack includes a variety of six of their most popular treats. Each treat is crafted by hand, delightfully branded, and individually wrapped.
The Package includes: The Iconic Brownie, The Nutty Brownie, The Blondie Bar, The Peanut Butter Bonanza, The Hat Trick Brownie (dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free), and The Oatmeal Jackson.
9. Desk Succulent
Sendoso Partner: Lula’s Garden
Description: A desk succulent is a great addition to any workspace! A thoughtful gift for those who love plants or want to try developing their green thumb. The desk succulent is also a convenient idea if your favorite entrepreneur has a home office. Lula’s Garden will pack it in an autonomous box.
10. Virtually Impossible Magic Show
Sendoso Partner: Marco
Description: If the entrepreneur in your life is thrilled by magic, consider gifting an experience like the Virtually Impossible Magic Show by Marco. It is a popular show worldwide and features hilarious coincidences, mind-reading, and magic that blows you away even in the comforts of your own home. Each attendee gets a mystery box as part of the ticket to enhance the show’s interactive experience. The show has a 15-person minimum limit.
11. Old Fashioned Kit
Sendoso Partner: Present Day
Description: The Old Fashioned Kit is an excellent mix that features Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey, Sour Cherries, DSB Bitters, Preserved Orange Slices, a Dark Chocolate Bar, and Jigger.
12. Red Box Movie Bundle
Sendoso Partner: Snack Box
Description: For all movie buffs, try sending the Red Box Movie Bundle! A nice treat to help them kick back and relax after a long work week.
This package includes 1 Night DVD Rental Code Gift Card For Redbox, Sour Patch Kids, 2 Act II Butter Lovers Popcorn, Hot Tamales, Black Forest Gummy Bears, Reese’s, Skittles, M&M’s, Starburst, and Mike and Ikes.
13. Coffee Tasting
Sendoso Partner: Marco
Description: Calling all coffee connoisseurs! This coffee tasting experience will consist of a tutorial on the basics of brewing coffee by the Gnarwhal co-founders. They will also cover the history of coffee, where they get their beans from, and how they use coffee to establish a recreational community. The Coffee tasting hosts a minimum of 8 people. The kit has four cans of Gnarwhal’s smooth tasting and low-acidic, cold brew, and a couple of one-pound bags of coffee.
14. BeerGram (6 Servings)
Sendoso Partner: Give Them Beer
Description: If the recipient is a beer lover, you can order this 6-pack of highly crafted beers for them to taste and enjoy. However, the vendor cannot ship to AK, AL, HI, KY, MS, OK, UT.
15. The Care Package
Sendoso Partner: Crowd Crow
Description: The Care Package is a unique gift for all meat lovers. It comes with an assortment of the nation’s best seafood and meats, sourced from corporations to independent farmers across several regions. They use plenty of dry ice to preserve the meat while in transit.
The package includes 8 oz Filet Mignon, 1 lb Bone-in Ribeye, 12 oz New York Strip Steak, 1 lb Premium Ground Beef, 12 oz Thick-Cut Bacon, 1.25 lb Chicken Thighs, and 1 lb Wild Blue Mexican Shrimp.globally.
16. Golf Enthusiast Box
Sendoso Partner: A Gentleman’s Trove
Description: Celebrate new milestones with the Golf Enthusiast Box for any golf lover! The package includes Bridgestone Performance Golf Balls, ProLength PLUS Wooden Golf Tees, Argyle Socks, and Single Malt Scotch Caramels.
17. Branded Bar Box
Sendoso Partner: WonderHaus
Description: It is a great idea to consider a branded bar box if the budding entrepreneur in your life is opening a new bar business. Simply provide a vector file of the branded logo for the vendor to use in creating custom laser engraved bar essentials.
The package includes: Bar mat, Cutting board, muddler 25 oz cocktail shaker, Mixing spoon, Two-sided jiggers, Corkscrew, Portable stand, Zester and utility cup, three liquor pourers, Glass holder, Hawthorne strainer, Portable stand, Ice tongs, Mounting kit, and Protective box.
18. 24 Co-branded Oreos
Sendoso Partner: Veronica’s Treats
Description: You get 24 handcrafted and hand-dipped Oreos and an option to add two images or logos of your choosing. The process couldn’t be easier! Add the logo you’d like to be included directly through Sendoso’s platform when checking out.
19. Classic Champagne Gift Box
Sendoso Partner: The Sip
Description: Send a box of champagne to celebrate the recipient’s newest endeavor and we’ll mail it directly to them! Due to state regulations we can not ship to the following: Arkansas, Mississippi, Kentucky, Alaska, Hawaii, and Utah.
The package includes: 3 bottles of 187ml pours, a tasting card, and a Sip tulip flute. The three bottles of champagne are Moët Imperial, Laurent Perrier, and Segura Viudas.
- Webcam cover
- Tie Clip
- Desk globe
- Wooden desk clock
- Mental block puzzle
- Branded football
- Retro telephone headset
- Felt letter board sign
- Branded ornaments
- Branded frisbee
- Balance board
- Spotify Premium
- Year of Amazon prime
- Trade publication
- Membership to Airline Lounge
- Candle of the month
- A lava lamp
- Mini terrarium
- Desk foot hammock
- Desk punching bag
- Game for office
- Himalayan salt rock
- Superhero stress ball
- Custom LEGOs
- Mug warmer
- Custom paintings
- LinkedIn photo
- Hot sauce sampler
- Avocado huggers
- Silly handwritten poem
- Carry on cocktail kit
- Polaroid camera
- VR headset
- Business cards
If you oversee gifting at your company for employee morale, recognition, or for branded merchandise at marketing events, a gifting platform might be right for you. Learn how Sendoso, the leading Sending Platform, can take the hassle of gifting and sending gifts off of your plate through an integrative SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) solution.