When it comes to people who are self-employed, sometimes the best gifts are ones that can help them along in their quest for success. And, it’s thoughtful to give someone something that you know will benefit them. While flowers, chocolates or another pack of socks are very sweet, you can step up your gifting game by simply thinking about the person’s needs. Sure, gifts should be a bit about what you want, but sometimes something someone needs will have a much longer shelf life. So here are some gift ideas to get you started on your way to the best gift-giver in town.
It might feel like you’re giving less because it’s most likely an email or a card with the code to download written in. But, depending on what job they do, the software can be pretty expensive. Year-long subscriptions are also a great option if there are online tools you know they want to try out.
If you know that there are some skills that they want to improve on or speakers that they want to see, you can book them in. Get the feelers out to see if they are free that day, and then book. You can print all of the information off for them, and maybe even book yourself a ticket too.
Even if they are free, tickets sometimes go pretty quickly, and often going alone doesn’t have the same enjoyment for people.
If they are running a business, or they have a hobby that is online, take some time and check out what personalized gifts you can get. Pens and notebooks are always handy for people who work from home. Note making becomes part and parcel of who they are. You can check out personalized gifts here, and that will give you some great options.
If they are stretched for time, and trying to fit everything in, then hired help might just be the perfect thing. You can search for a virtual assistant on places like Fivver or Upwork. Pay for a few hours and then help your friend decide what kind of tasks they can give to their VA. This will be even more helpful if they have to run their own social media channels, or that they need to do a lot of research for the projects that they take.
There are very few freelancers or self-employed people who don’t enjoy a really good cup of coffee. Unfortunately, they don’t always have the time to head out to get them. You can treat your friend to a coffee machine and some coffee. Or if they already have a coffee machine, consider buying some eco-friendly capsules. Maybe they like to work in a coffee shop, in which case a coffee gift card is going to make that much cheaper for them.
Thoughtful and straightforward items don’t have to cost a lot of money, often things that help people along in their endeavors or daily life mean the most.