We’ve come up with this wishlist for creative business owners based on our personal experiences as well as recommendations from other members. If someone has been asking you what you want this holiday, or for your birthday, we know you’ll find some things on this list that you’ll love.

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Big Dreams, Daily Joys Journal by Elise Blaha Cripe

This journal makes it easy (and enjoyable!) to accomplish your goals. Featuring simple-to-follow prompts for reflecting on weekly progress and setting attainable goals for the days ahead, these pages will help you accomplish your to-dos, make time and space for what matters, and avoid burnout.

Ember Temperature Control Ceramic Mug

Late nights and early mornings are made a little more tolerable with hot coffee and tea. This mug keeps beverages warm while you work and is sure to become a favorite.

Miracle Cube Timer

A timer is a helpful productivity tool and this modern timer will look great on any desk.

Day Designer

The complete daily planner for goal-setting, productivity and organization. Includes monthly calendar, daily schedule, to-do list and gratitude. Blurred Spring is an expressive floral pattern with a lilac liner.

Corkcicle water bottle

This water bottle keeps hot beverages hot, and cold beverages cold. It fits in your car cup holder, won’t leak, and has a non-slip bottom. What more could you ask for?

Moleskin Notebooks

A classic Moleskin notebook is ideal for bullet journaling and note-taking. The durable cover means you can pop it in your bag and take it to shows or to do some sketching in the park. The thick ivory paper pages are perfectly textured for writing with pens, markers, or pencils. Choose from a rainbow of vibrant covers.

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Dinner out

Treat them to dinner out. Gift them a gift card to a great local restaurant, or better yet – join them there!

Beats Wireless Headphones

Nothing is better than being able to block out the world and focus on work and that’s totally possible while wearing these Beats noise cancelling headphones.

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Happy Light Therapy Lamp

Combat that lethargic dip in mood commonly associated with winter blues, lack of sunlight exposure or jet lag with this stylish portable lamp. 

UPPERCASE subscription

This independently produced, ad-free art, craft, and design magazine’s pages are saturated with gorgeous images and inspiring stories to get creative juices flowing. Craft Industry Alliance Members get 15% off their subscription!

Touchscreen winter gloves

Being able to use your phone at all time is pretty vital when you’re running a business, even cold weather. These winter gloves with touchscreen fingertips will have you covered.

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Quiltfolk subscription

The perfect gift for the person who loves to quilt, Quiltfolk is a community-supported, quarterly magazine that celebrates the people and the stories behind the stitches. Craft Industry Alliance members get $15 off the first year!


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Oliso Mini Iron

This mini iron has all the power of a full sized iron with the ability to easily travel in your bag. Designed just for sewing, quilting + crafting. Craft Industry Alliance members save 15% off on ProPlus irons, Mini Irons, ProPlus and Mini bundles and iron accessories.

Raskog cart from IKEA

This iconic cart helps so many artists and makers organize their supplies. A craft room staple.

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Yazzii Deluxe Craft Storage

Deluxe Craft Storage by Yazzii is a double-sectioned craft organizer packed with innovation that will help you organize all your craft accessories, materials and notions in one place. Perfect for all craft disciplines.

5-in-1 Tool Pen

The streamlined gadget features a screwdriver, capacitive touch stylus for smart devices, an integrated bubble level, ruler, and pen with clip all in one.

Adjustable Laptop Stand

The mStand transforms your laptop into a stylish and stable workstation so you can work comfortably all day.

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Portable Charger Power Bank

With this high capacity power bank you can charge a phone 6-8 times without worrying about a power outlet. Perfect for travel and conferences where you don’t have a consistent power supply. This bank is fast-charging, requiring half the time to charge as a regular outlet.

Monstera plant from Bloomscape

Brighten up your office environment with this easy to care for and fast-growing plant. Give your Monstera some space to spread out, make a statement, and thrive!

Professional Development

Craft Industry Alliance membership

A one-year subscription to Craft Industry Alliance makes a great gift! Join a community of over 1,000 fellow craft business owners and stay on top of industry news and trends. To purchase a membership as a gift, select “Is this a gift?” from any of the membership join pages.

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Skillshare membership

Explore new skills, deepen existing passions, and get lost in creativity with a subscription to Skillshare. Craft Industry Alliance members get 20% off an annual membership.

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flodesk Subscription

Help the creative business owner in your life create stunning, responsive campaigns to grow their business. Craft Industry Alliance members get 50% off the first year subscription!

Business insurance

Is there a better gift than peace of mind? Protect your business with liability and general coverage insurance.

Subscription to Creativebug

Give the gift of thousands of art and craft classes with a subscription to Creativebug. Craft Industry Alliance members get 60% Creative Bug memberships!


nerdpress support plan

Gift the peace of mind of knowing your site is safe, faster and more reliable. Let the NerdPress team take over the boring, frustrating, and sometimes terrifying job of managing your WordPress site. Craft Industry Alliance members get 5% off support plans! 


Adobe Creative Cloud subscription

Access to the best design tools out there is truly a gift. A year’s subscription to the Creative Cloud would be a welcome gift for any creative person.

Tailwind subscription

Tailwind is a top-of-the-line social media scheduling tool that helps you take your online marketing to the next level. Gift a one-year subscription to your favorite business owner. Craft Industry Alliance members receive an exclusive 30% discount off a new Tailwind subscription!


Dymo 4XL Label Writer

Being able to print postage labels frees up so much time! The Dymo 4XL is a powerhouse and you’ll never have to buy toner!

Dymo Labels

Don’t forget the labels!

Photography and Video

Joby Gorillapod

Flexible legs make this tripod super versatile. Wrap it around pretty much anything, pop in your phone or camera, and hit record!

Studio lights

Step up your photography game with a set of studio lights. These umbrellas cast soft, diffuse light over a broad area.

Erickson Surfaces Photography Backgrounds

Offering on-trend finishes like marble, wood, concrete, and painterly textures, Erickson Surfaces provides professional backgrounds to elevate your product photos. Craft Industy Alliance members receive 10% off every order from Erickson Surfaces.

Ring Light and Stands

This Dimmable Ring Light with 3 color temperatures provides perfect illumination to erase harsh shadows from your face, making it an ideal light source for photography and instructional videos.

Fotodiox Pro LED Lightbox

Take great product shots and step-by-step tutorial photos anytime of day with this LED lightbox.

Blue Yeti microphone

Make professional audio recordings with this microphone that plugs right into your laptop or desktop computer. Great for podcasting, voiceovers, and more.

Check out this post by Jennifer Priest for more photography and video equipment suggestions, all which would make great gift ideas.

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