Between all the holiday prep, a million trips to the grocery store, and more sales and promos calling for our attention online than I can count, navigating the best of Black Friday deals can feel a bit daunting. But let’s take a simpler approach, friend!
This year, I’m focusing on front-loading the bulk of my holiday shopping, purchasing gifts for friends and family well before December descends upon us. Why? So I can spend all of December soaking up that season, decorating our home, and enjoying the gift giving experience vs. frantically trying to make sure everyone on my list is taken care of.
So let’s try something new this holiday, shall we? Let’s choose to not overthink how we love on those in our lives through thoughtful gifting. Instead, let’s choose a few, intentional purchases that we know will bring a smile (and won’t add more stress to our plates!).
And in order to make this extra easy for you, I’ve rounded up a few of my go-to gift ideas for your biz bestie, yourself, and your business. Keep on scrolling to snag some thoughtful, practical goodies at great deals!
For Your Biz Bestie
The friend in your life who’s always there to talk you through a hard season of work, share encouragement when you’re wrestling with a difficult client, or celebrate with you when you hit your biggest sale yet deserves a little something that will brighten their day! Some of my favorite ideas are…
- A book that will help her scale her business with intention
- A book that will help her rescue her inner creative
- An Amazon Echo for office dance parties
- An aesthetically pleasing white board to house all her big dreams
For Your Biz
The holidays are such a great time to take advantage of big sales on tools, systems, or products for your business! Plus, if you’ve had a profitable year and would like to spend a little extra in order to tip next year’s taxes in your favor, it’s time to get shopping. 😉
- The best microphone – I personally use this one for the Brand Strategy Podcast and I love it!
- A chic clipboard for keeping projects tidy
- A hugely inspiring read of one entrepreneur’s journey
- The Brand Strategy School – for a limited time only, doors for my signature 5-week course for designers and branding pros are open! Let’s take your business from crickets to $10k in 30 days through my proven brand strategy method.
- The Get Back to Design Bundle – an intentionally curated set of resources, courses, and tools for designers at an unbelievable rate of 89% off!
- A contract on super sale! The Contract Shop is having their annual Black Friday blowout sale starting at 10pm EST on Thursday where you can save up to 40% off all products.
- The best bundle for graphic + web designers EVER that includes the two contracts above PLUS GDPR compliant terms and conditions for your website, a NDA agreement template, and an Independent Contractor agreement template (you know, to use as you grow your team!)
Don’t forget to get yourself a little something this holiday season, too!
- A beautiful planner for 2020
- The prettiest water bottle to stay hydrated
- A set of encouraging, informative crystal cards to inspire (and teach you something new!)
- A luxe, vegan face mask to help you skin deal with changing temperatures and a hectic holiday season
- A travel set of my go-to anti-aging, all natural and vegan skincare products to make sure your skin is loved on while you’re hitting the road for the holiday festivities.
What amazing deals are you shopping this week (and weekend), friend? I’d love to hear all about them in the comments below!
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