It can be difficult to shop for the startup guy or gal in your life, especially the ones whose only hobby seems to be work. Of course, the obvious option is to look at buying them a sound bar for tv, thus giving them a good reason to kick back, relax and watch a good film.
But if you’re looking for some other ideas, the good news is it doesn’t have to be that hard: gadgets and products that make life easier are sure pleasers. Here’s our holiday gift guide for the startup guy or gal in your life.
At $225 for 50 feet of wall, this may be a little pricey for some budgets, but IdeaPaint turns every wall into a dry-erase board. This paint and markers set for visual brainstorming anywhere, anytime is perfect for almost any home office.
2. Ostrich Pillow
Whether they’re on the go or strapped to their desks all day, entrepreneurs are wise to get sleep whenever they can. This pillow comfortably blocks out noise and light to allow for a deep snooze virtually anywhere even in an airport. We suggest setting your phone alarm to vibrate if you use this during a layover or you may just miss your flight!
3. Ramen Mug
Coffee doesn’t have a monopoly on the humble mug: your entrepreneur friend will appreciate the versatility and portability of this novel cooking utensil. Or maybe she really does just need a new coffee mug. Either way, this one’s a winner. If you want to make it a little more personal then you could always look into custom photo mugs instead.
4. 16″ Portable USB Monitor
If your BFF misses her multiscreen set-up while traveling or working at coffee shops, this portable USB monitor might just be the gift to put a smile on her face. This monitor can be easily taken anywhere for presentations or used as a second screen for larger projects wherever they turn up.
5. Flash Drive Cufflinks
Inject a little James Bond-like intrigue to your gift-giving this season. For that special guy, these cufflinks are not only a classy addition to his wardrobe, they are 100 percent functional as well! They’re sleek, they’re engraveable, and offer 4GB of storage each.
6. Portable Charger
For the road warrior, this power bank is perfect for anyone who wants to ensure their phone, tablet, phablet, etc. stays powered up. As an added bonus, it charges two iOS devices at a time.
7. Foldable Flats
Ladies on the move shouldn’t have to endure the discomfort of 3-inch heels all day. These foldable flats fit in any purse, laptop bag or briefcase: perfect for those waiting periods between meetings or presentations.
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