Wondering what gift to get for the entrepreneur in your life? Check out my ultimate list of gifts for $100 or less.
For The Coffee Lover
This is the best gift I received in 2018 (thanks to my wife, Christy, for Father’s Day). It brews amazing espresso in a few seconds, and saves me time and money (it’s within arm’s reach in my office).
The cups/pods aren’t expensive (around 60 cents per cup) and, bonus, it looks cool. (link)
For The Podcaster
Stop using the free headphones that came with your phone or the built-in mic on your computer. Level up with the Blue Yeti USB mic. You can get the microphone itself for around $99 (I have 2 in my office; 1 attached to my desk for podcasting and 1 for travel).
The sound is awesome, and it’s a great mic for the price. (link)
For The Traveler
Never let your phone die again. This is a must for any traveler or when business takes you away from your office. I love this specific charger because it has a ton of power and can recharge multiple devices at once. (link)
For The Mind
This is the gift I’ve given more than any since starting my business. It’s a simple gratitude journal, beautifully made, that helps me be more mindful of how amazing life can be.
Bold promise, I know, but it works. Give this a try for 2 weeks and report back on how it has affected your life. (link)
This app summarizes the most popular books in about 10-12 minutes. I use it to preview books before I buy them, and to be aware of the big ideas in books so I can join in the conversations.
Every successful business owner I have met has a meditation practice. I didn’t know where to start, and this app was a life saver.
There are many different types of guided meditations based on your goals or the time you have to meditate.
For The Body
I use Athletic Greens daily. When I travel, it’s nearly impossible to get the nutrients I need to stay healthy. This is my secret weapon. (link)
When I first tried bone broth I didn’t like it. But now I look forward to it every day.
My morning routine: wake up at 5am, drink coffee and Athletic Greens, take the dog for a walk and then warm up with a glass of bone broth.
It has lots of protein and collagen and very low fat and sodium. (link)
For the Office
Elevate your laptop to a more comfortable eye level and reduce eye strain and back pain. Bonus, keep all your cords organized. (link)
Speaking of eye strain (and dryness, and headaches)… grab a pair of these blue light blocking glasses.
Seriously, use these for 1 day and tell me how you feel! (link)
For the Apple Fan
This is a seriously great mouse. It feels nice in your hand, seamlessly connects with your Mac, and has lots of cool features that makes it function like a touchpad.
If you have a Mac, you need a Magic Mouse. (link)
I was a slow adopter of the Apple Pencil. But once I got started using it, I haven’t looked back.
I now use it to take notes on my iPad. Goodbye massive stacks of paper and journals, all my notes are in my iPad in my handwriting. (link)