The Startup Founder’s Gift Guide

The Startup Founder’s Gift Guide

Looking to support your friend/relative/colleague who just started a company without becoming an angel investor?

Being a founder isn’t easy, but it doesn’t have to be all hard work and no play. Whether they’re still crafting their mission statement or about to start a fundraising round, here are ten gift ideas to make the entrepreneur in your life feel extra special:

Hand Massager

It might look a little intimidating but this massager really works. Help your founder prevent hand cramps while they’re sending out their 50th email of the day or writing seemingly endless lines of code.

Emergency Compliment by Megs Senk

When you’re starting a company, there’s likely going to be a lot of rejection. This little book of unique compliments is a fun pick-me-up for anyone who has been turned down by a VC firm.

Goldbelly Gift Card

One downside to working remotely is not being able to share a meal with your friends, coworkers, or team. With Goldbelly, everyone can try the same delicious food from anywhere in the country without having to leave the house.

LinkedIn Premium Subscription

User research and feedback are critical to finding the right market fit for a product. Give the gift of InMail credits and unlimited search capabilities to help your entrepreneurial pal widen their professional network.

Aeropress Coffee Maker

Whether they’re an early bird or a night owl, coffee is essential to the modern entrepreneur. The Aeropress is simple to use and easy to clean so nothing will stop them from getting their caffeine fix.

The Essential Tea Set

If coffee isn’t their forte, this luxurious and comprehensive tea kit can provide both an energy boost and calming relaxation.

2023 Planner

Google Calendar is great but “old school” entrepreneurs might also appreciate having a physical planner to keep track of all their meetings, conferences, and deadlines.

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

Life’s about to get busy. This book helps readers cut out distractions and prioritize the essentials to prevent burnout in both their professional and personal lives.

Custom Temporary Tattoos

If they already have a logo, help them promote their new company with these fun temporary tattoos. While the designs may not be permanent on their skin, their brand is sure to make a lasting impression.

Calm Subscription

Whether they’re anxious before presentations or want to improve their sleep, the Calm app will help your founder reset, recharge, and relax. Choose between morning meditations, binaural beats in the afternoon, or soothing white noise playlists before bedtime.

We hope this curated list inspires you this holiday season. And don’t forget, offering your founder an empathetic ear or words of encouragement is a timeless gift you can provide any time of the year.