2018 Gift Guides
The 15 Best Gifts for Entrepreneurs
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There’s something infinitely admirable about entrepreneurs — those intrepid businesspeople who take big risks in the service of bringing the world new and innovative products and services. The gifts you get for the high-achieving founders in your life this year should share in the spirit of that admiration. Instead of nice, run-of-the-mill things that they might not use, get them things that will help them on the road to success. A look at 15 well-made gifts that will do just that, below.
Saddleback Leather Co. Flight Bag
Entrepreneurs have the fortune of representing their business at all times. And a quality leather bag like the Flight Bag from Saddleback Leather Co. certainly gives the right impression. With plenty of room for a laptop and everything else, it’s an elevated option that’s ideal for travel or everyday use.
Best Self Co. Project Action Pad
To help keep an entrepreneur’s straight, there’s nothing quite like a notebook designed to keep all of their various projects on track. Best Self Co.’s Project Action Pad does just by keeping crucial assignments — and their deadlines — available at a glance.
Crane Custom Note Cards
Email is a perfectly fine way to communicate — but to send a message that potential partners and prospective clients actually remember, it helps if it’s handwritten. Which makes custom correspondence cards like these from Crane a great way to help an entrepreneur leave a lasting impression.
Drake’s Navy Solid Stripe Grenadine Silk Tie
A well-suited entrepreneur doesn’t to waste time sifting through a million ties when he gets dressed in the morning. Instead, get him one that’ll go with everything and looks interesting enough to become part of his signature look.
Montblanc M Fountain Pen
A standard rollerball is a perfectly fine tool to sign a contract with. But what’s even better is a well-designed fountain pen. The M series from Montblanc, created by legendary designer Marc Newson, boasts modern looks, but still has the gravitas of one of the world’s oldest ways to sign a document.
Indochino Hemsworth Midnight Suit
Regardless of their industry, there are always moments when an entrepreneur needs to look like the sharpest person in the room. And for those occasions, there are few things better-suited than, well, a classic navy suit.
Kreis Black Cordovan Card Case
No one needs to get weighed down with things they don’t need. Keep your entreprener streamlined with a sleek card case whose materials and construction will ensure it’s the only wallet he’ll need for years to come.
Miir × Gear Patrol Vacuum Insulated Bottle
Everyone needs to stay hydrated — especially people who expect to get a lot done in a day. Miir’s sleek insulated water bottle looks like it has thin walls, but it’s excellent construction can keep water cold, crisp and refeshing for hours on end.
Allen Edmonds Park Avenue Cap-Toe Oxford
These American-made classic shoes are so timeless and well made that the entrepreneur in your life will be able to wear them from the bank to the boardroom and back again.
The Tie Bar Lean Slide Clasp
A tie bar is an easy way to help a guy elevate his look — and, in a pinch, it makes a great money clip. It’s the perfect gift for someone who has to suit up often, and who believes his bright ideas will rake in a lot of cash.
This Is Ground Cordito Cord & Plug Rollup
Being an entrepreneur can mean having to keep a variety of devices — from a phone to a smartwatch to an external hard drive — charged and ready for action. If your business-minded frequently friend finds himself on the go, this cord and plug organizer should never leave his side.
Aesop Balance: Classic Skin Care Kit
Aesop’s excellent In Two Minds range, which was developed to treat combination skin, is a great end-to-end skin care system no matter what kind of skin you have. Its travel-sized version is a great way to help an entrepreneur put his best face forward when he’s on the road.
Club Monaco Wool Twill Topcoat
There’s no reason you can’t stay warm and look sharp at the same time. This topcoat from Club Monaco will help an entrepreneur beat the chill while still looking presentable.
Killspencer Card Carrier 3.0
Fumbling around for a credit card when it’s time to pick up the bill isn’t a great look. Help an entrepreneur keep the important cards close at hand with an iPhone case designed to look as slick as the rest of his well-chosen gear.
Bang & Olufsen E4 Earphones
There’s no better tool for focusing and blocking out the rest of the world than a great pair of earphones. This set from Bang & Olufsen will prevent your entrepreneur from getting distracted — no matter where he calls the office.
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