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, we know you’ll find some things on this list that you’ll love.

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Dymo 4XL Label Writer

For handmade artists and suppliers, shipping products takes time away from the parts of the job they love. Help them speed things up with this reliable label writer.

Dymo Labels

And don’t forget the labels!

Blue Microphones Snowball iCE USB Condenser Microphone with Accessory Pack

Recommended by several Craft Industry Alliance members, this affordable microphone is great for recording podcasts, narration to video, or music.

Square Contactless and Chip Reader

Take credit card payments at a trade show, a craft show, or a teaching gig.

Anker Phone Battery Charger

It’s such a bummer when your phone dies at an awesome conference or trade show. This lipstick-sized battery charger will get you back in business in minutes.

LimoStudio 16" x 16" Table Top Photo Photography Studio Lighting Light Tent Kit in a Box

With over 1,000 positive reviews and a great price, this table top photo kit is a favorite among creatives who need to photograph products to sell or feature on social media.

Mpow USB Headset

If the craft business owner in your life spends any time at all presenting webinars, recording podcasts, or meeting with people via Skype, a set of quality headphones with a mic will cancel out background noise and make their voice as clear as possible.

Joby GripTight Tripod for Smartphones

Wrap the flexible arms of this tripod around almost anything, then pop your phone onto the mount and you’re ready to shoot a how-to video or take a selfie.

ALZO Smartphone Camera Horizontal Mount for Overhead Photography with iPhone, Android, Galaxy

For makers, sellers, and creatives who want to shoot overhead photos or videos with their smartphone, this horizontal mount includes a 33” bar, a smartphone clamp and camera screw mount, a tripod mount, and a Bluetooth shutter release. (Does not include tripod, which is required.)


Subscription to Evernote Premium

Never lose a link, image, or idea again. With Evernote premium you can organize your digital life and put all those brilliant thoughts to good use.

A ticket to Craftcation

Craftcation is an annual four-day business + makers conference featuring industry professionals leading attendees in hands-on food & craft workshops and lectures and panels on creative business. It’s a favorite among Craft Industry Alliance members, many who attend year after year.

Subscription to Lynda.com

Entrepreneurs are lifelong learners. With a Lynda subscription craft business owners can develop a whole host of new skills to grow their businesses.

Subscription to Audible.com

Whether the entrepreneur in your life loves listening to informative business books while on a run, or escapist fiction while preparing for their next show, Audible is the most comprehensive choice for quality audiobooks.

1-year subscription to Craft Industry Alliance

Get top notch business advice and industry news with a subscription to Craft Industry Alliance. Join a community of over 1,300 craft business owners and get the information and motivation you need to grow your business.

Website domains

Gift a URL to a friend who needs to lockdown their domain.


Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon

One of our favorite books about the derivative nature of art. The poetic, bite-sized concepts make it approachable and inspiring. Great for any creative who occasionally hits a roadblock.

Flow Book For Paper Lovers 5 (2017)

Flow is a Dutch magazine full of beautiful, creative content. Once a year they put out their Book for Paper Lovers, which is 300 pages of beautiful, fun, unique note paper, stickers, wrapping paper, envelopes, posters, and cards designed by artists around the world. It’s one of our very favorite things, and sure to impress the print and pattern lover in your life.

Show Your Work by Austin Kleon

Kleon’s second book is just as good as the first. Generosity trumps genius! This guide to finding the confidence to build a following is beloved by creatives of all stripes.

Things Are What You Make of Them by Adam J. Kurtz

Optimism, advice, and empathy for creatives of all stripes.

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

From the publisher: “At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.”

The Five Minute Journal

Using the science of positive psychology to improve happiness, The Five Minute Journal focuses your attention on the good in your life. Improve your mental well-being and feel better every day.


Moleskin Notebook

There’s nothing better than the creative potential of a brand new notebook. This one is perfect for jotting down notes and sketching.

Poppin All Set, Desk Collection Set, Aqua

What can we say? We just love this desk set. Sometimes clean, no-frills organizational tools are just the things we need to declutter and refocus the home office.

Photography Backdrop Assortment

Jazz up your flatlays with these neutral backdrops.

Creative Business Owner's Gift Guide 2017

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