Gifts for new business owners

Updated April 17, 2017

If you have a friend or a family member who has recently opened a new business, you may be thinking of giving them a congratulations gift on the new venture. Even though businesses vary in the types of products or services they offer, there are still essentials every business owner can always use or might benefit from.

Business Supplies

You can pick up a bundle of office supplies to create an essential gift basket for the person you are gifting. Staplers, paper, pens and other writing utensils and even printer ink are all essentials that a stressed-out new business owner would more than likely appreciate. Purchase decorative items for the office, such as new bookends and desk trays. You can also have customised and personalised calendars and other office supplies created at local office supply stores and even online.

Software and Hardware

If the person you are giving the gift to is running any kind of business requiring technical hardware or software, get it for them. Software can make the tasks of running a business even smoother and help grow the business even more effectively than other methods such as handling each section of the business yourself. Software for financial management, business planning and even marketing programs are all suitable choices for those starting a new business. You can also purchase a webcam, microphone, or new computer accessories to congratulate the new business owner.


Starting up and managing a new business can be overwhelming and extremely stressful, so if you can, dedicate some of your time to your friend if she has just opened a new business. Offer to help with any remodelling or planning she may need when it comes to the development of the business. Encourage her during late hours or even deliver dinner if she is simply overwhelmed with tasks and duties for the day. If you are unsure what you may be able to offer, simply ask if she needs anything done to help ease the stresses of opening the business.

Travel Gear

Many business owners today are often required to travel the country, and sometimes internationally, to complete the ownership duties of running their company. If the person you are gifting travels often you can supply them with a new luggage set or other luggage and travelling accessories, such as luggage tags or carry-on bags. Purchase a professional or customised laptop bag for those who need to take the business on their travels with them.


Purchasing a yearly subscription to a magazine or newsletter that is relevant to your friend's business may be the perfect gift for her, and it is inexpensive. You can generally find magazines and newsletters with content that will help grow and expand the business, depending on the niche. Most hobbies and niches have magazine subscriptions available to help those in that particular area of business. Magazine subscriptions and books relevant to your friend's business can be found at most national bookstores as well as online at popular bookselling destination websites.

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