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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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.

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.

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.

Get to Work Book

The Get to Work Book is specifically designed to help creative people set and meet their goals. Designed by a creative business owners, this planner gets rave reviews.

You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

Almost every entrepreneur struggles with self-doubt. This book offers a blunt guide to overcoming self-sabotaging behavior to get the money, relationship, and career you want.

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?

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.

A good meal with friends

Sometimes the very best gift is a good meal and good company.


Brainstorm brilliant ideas, sketch, make lists, bullet journal…the possibilities are endless¬†in a Moleskin. A great gift for any creative person!


Raskog cart from IKEA

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

File folders

Make filing less boring with a set of pretty file folders.

ZEISS mobile screen wipes

Keep those devices clean and shiny with these screen wipes.

Adjustable Laptop Stand

Take your laptop to your bed or the sofa, or adjust the height of your screen camera for video conferencing.

Jackery travel phone charger

For entrepreneurs on the go, a travel phone charger is a must have. Pop it in your bag at conferences and trade shows to keep your devices charged and ready all day long.

Professional Development

Tickets to Craftcation

This annual craft and business conference is a fantastic way to reconnect with your creative self, network, and learn how to grow your business. Give the gift of a great experience with a ticket to Craftcation!

Business insurance

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

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.


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.


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!

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.

Studio lights

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

Seamless backgrounds for photography

Perfect for flatlays, these seamless backdrops will make your Instagram photos shine.

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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