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Gifts for New Business Owners

A curated collection of books, tech gear, office supplies, and subscription recommendations – hand picked to make every business owners life easier and more productive.

Best Books for Small Business Owners

Each of these books have made an impact on me and applying what I've learned has helped me grow my business. How to Grow Your Small Business would be the number one book I'd recommend first to any business owner wanting to take their current business to the next level.

How to Grow Your Small Business Book

The only book every business owner needs to read.

Anything You Want Derek Sivers

From the creator of CD Baby, 40 Lessons for a new kind of Entrepreneur.

Atomic Habits book

An easy and proven way to build good habits and break bad ones.

contagious why things catch on

All content creators need and will LOVE this book.


This isn't about getting more done. It's about getting only the right things done.

Mindset by Carol Dweck

Learn how our beliefs about our capabilities influence the way we learn and grow. 

The Next Right Thing

A simple, soulful practice for making life decisions.

Love Your Life Not Theirs

7 money habits for living the life you want.

Tech Physical

Gear for the Tech Entrepreneur

As a tech entrepreneur myself, it's important to invest in tech that works effortlessly, allowing you to work more efficiently.

2023 16 inch macbook pro

This model comes with a powerful M3 Pro chip that makes it fast for demanding workflows, 22hrs of battery life, a 16.2" Liquid Retina display, advanced camera and audio, plus touch id!

acer predator monitor 27inch

For everyone who works from their laptop at home, a second monitor is a game changer. This monitor by Acer is an affordable 'non apple' option. All you'll need is an HDMI cable to connect the two!

apple ipad air 5th gen

This generation is by far my favorite! The 10.9" display provides enough room for project management, content creation, drawing and so much more. It also has an M1 chip, so you know it's fast! 

apple pencil

If you've ever used a stylist and then try an Apple Pencil, it will blow your mind. Pixel-perfect accuracy, low latency, and tilt sensitivity is great for note taking, sketching, journaling and more!

2tb portable hard drive

This small Seagate hard drive is a lifesaver. Great to store tax files or even larger amounts of pictures and videos if your computer doesn't have the room.

laptop stand

After developing serious neck issues from looking down, a friend recommended I get this laptop stand. I've had it 2 years and haven't experienced anymore neck pain!

apple mouse

I started getting carpal tunnel in my pinky after using the track pad on the laptop so much. Learn from my mistakes and get yourself an actual mouse like this!

apple magic keyboard

With the laptop on a stand, you'll need a bluetooth keyboard. Plus, the one with the numbers on the right saves lots of time!

canvas lamp

Stable from the weighted base and flexible for hassle-free creating. No matter what your content creation goals are, this lamp will help you smash them. 

iphone tripod with remote

Just getting into content creation? Prop your phone up, plus use the bluetooth clicker to take pictures or start the video without touching your phone.

mini whiteboard

This small 14"x11" dry erase board is great to use when you're explaining more in depth topics on video. It's a great place to list daily tasks too!

Online Resources for the Tech Entrepreneur

Each of these platforms have all been extremely impactful in my business over the years.


I've used this to create business cards, presentations, proposals, and a lot of social media content. There are plenty of templates to choose from and it makes content creation so much simpler!

click up project management

I love how it's customizable for any business. The custom forms, automations, and team aspect change the game when it comes to getting things done fast and efficiently! By far the best project management tool on the market.

Online Resources or the Tech Entr.
business made simple university

Better Than Going to Business School

This is by far my favorite course platform on the market. A few of my favorite courses in the platform have been: small business finance, proposals made simple, and their marketing and sales courses. If increasing profits and streamlining your business is important, this will be the best investment you'll make.


If you've ever wanted to improve your creative skills, this is the course platform for you. I've learned about graphic design, surface pattern design, watercolor techniques, as well as social media strategies too. A great platform for creative entrepreneurs.

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I LOVE the idea of sitting down in a quiet place and reading a book, but even when I do, I can't seem to focus. Audible allows me to listen to books while working, driving, and running errands. I've finished way more books using this than anything else!


Imagine being able to create merchandise with any design YOU create. Even better, ordering a few items with your personalized logo on it! Printify allows you to do just that. You create the design, they source the products and fufill all the orders. A game changer for small business owners!

Spotify subscription

This is the only subscription I will never cancel. Access an endless stream of music, create playlists, discover new music and artists as well as endless podcasts too. For creatives, this is a must have.

Must Have Office Supplies

Planners, pens, pretty highlighters, bouquets of sharpened pencils... these office supplies make me a little giddy to be honest. It's not the physical item itself, it's what it represents. A new notebook or pen is a reminder that big ideas are so close to being implemented. Looking for the BEST office supplies? Here are all my favorites!

passion planner

I really try to be the electronic calendar person, but paper will always be my favorite. I've used the Passion Planner for 3 years in a row and LOVE it. They even have an electronic version I may try next! Use code ABIGAIL984 for 10% OFF your order.

bose bluetooth speaker

Working in silence drives me nuts. Nothing sets the mood better than music. Whether you need some calming music in the background or something fast paced for a little boost of motivation – this speaker is all you need to set the tone of your workday.

Office Supplies
pastel highlighters

If you like to color coordinate things, you'll LOVE these. I got them along with my Passion Planner and used different colors for different parts of my day. It turned the planner into more of a journal, which is fun to look at later, especially if you use stickers too ;)

Sharpie Gel Pens

Do you have a favorite pen? If not, this just might become your new favorite! As an artist at heart, I'm a pen snob. There I said it. Yes, I love some pens and hate others. These pens are the real deal! 

mini clip board

I usually have so many ideas it's hard to know how to prioritize everything. Even though I have a list strategy, I do love these mini clipboards to put my daily to do lists on. Who doesn't love making lists?!

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If you're going to get the mini clipboard, you'll need the mini notepads too ;). These fit perfectly on the 6"x9", they do also offer them in 8.5"x11.75" too.

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Blue light, or HEV light is a color in the visible light spectrum that the human eye can see. Eyes cannot effectively filter blue light, so it may pass through the retina and can cause damage to cells and create vision problems. If you look at screens consistently, blue light glasses will help protect your eyes! 

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