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.

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.

Miracle Cube Timer

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

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?

Moo Hardcover Notebooks

Moo’s hardcover notebooks mix premium materials with practical design. The smooth, Swedish paper and the “Swiss binding”  means every page of your notebook stays flat. You can even customize your books with a custom-printed cover! Craft Industry Alliance members receive 20% off printed materials from Moo.

Virtual S'mores Party with friends

Plan a fun Zoom party with friends by sending these gourmet S’more kits to them in advance.

Digital Planner for Business Owners

This dated digital planner has everything you need to manage all aspects of both your personal life and your business. A PDF download is available immediately for a last minute gift. For use in Good Notes or other PDF annotation app.

UPPERCASE subscription

Give the gift of inspiration when you give a subscription to UPPERCASE magazine. 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.

Get to Work Book

Designed by a creative business owners, this planner gets rave reviews.


Raskog cart from IKEA

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

Adjustable Laptop Stand

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

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!

Over Door Hanging Wall File Organizer

Clean up desktop clutter by putting your file folders on the wall or over the door with this hanging file organizer.

ZEISS mobile screen wipes

Keep those devices clean and shiny with these screen wipes.

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.

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.

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!


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.

Creative Business Owner's Gift Guide 2018

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