Buying gifts can be tricky at the best of times, but knowing what to buy the entrepreneur in your life can be even harder. Most of the time knowing what they really want or would appreciate is hard – what do you buy the person who always seems to be riding high and doesn’t look like they really want or need anything?
Well, here’s our guide on what gifts will be greatly received and truly appreciated this Christmas.
Most of us enjoy opening a new gadget to play with at Christmas, but here are some that are not only fun but useful too:
Now this is for the tech-adventurous entrepreneurs out there. Amazon Echo looks just like a cool speaker – but it’s so much more than that. Using their ‘Alexa’ service, you can literally control your house and manage your daily life, just through speaking to Alexa, it’s seriously cool! Alexa responds to voice commands much like the iPhone Siri, but there are no buttons to press. There are thousands of commands that you can say to do various tasks like creating a shopping list, search the web, control smart-home devices (like turning on or off lights etc), shop online or control your music. For a busy entrepreneur, it can be a life saver when it comes to storing reminders or finding out quick answers.
Do you know someone who likes to get their head down to some serious work? Well, these are supposedly the best ‘noise-cancelling wireless headphones you can buy’. They would be great for anyone who works from a busy office or the digital nomad in your life who is forever on the move!
Business apps or software
Being able to manage your business online is essential. Luckily, there are many great online services that make work easier!
Why not give the gift of enhanced productivity? Asana premium is perfect for anyone who needs to have one place where they can communicate and collaborate with their colleagues and clients in one place.
This app claims to ‘make it easy to edit, comment, and collaborate in real time’ which is a life-saver for anyone who has to travel for work, but still be easily reachable. It offers a clean, no-nonsense view that’s easy to understand. One of the best things about the app is that it can integrate with other services or apps like Slack, MailChimp, Evernote, Twitter plus more.
It’s nice to have something tangible to read nowadays, where all news seems to be consumed online. It gives you a chance to step away from the computer and have a proper break.
This magazine is aimed at all things tech and innovation, but it’s also great for anyone who’s into software and in the IT industry, or just has an interest in the subject. You can get a 6 month or 12-month subscription, and include a digital version too (if paper is out of the question!).
Aimed at the professionals who are company owners, innovators or want to start their own company. It’s jam-packed with interesting articles, interviews with successful business people from a range of industries and full of good advice.
The good news is that you can buy all of these gifts now using your Monese card! You can shop in-store or online using your Monese contactless card, and you can even use PayPal too. To find out how to link your card to PayPal, read our guide here.