8 Gifts I’d Love to Find Under My Business Christmas Tree

My husband, Jamie, always makes fun of Christmas with my folks because my side of the family is a study of extremes when it comes to holiday gift giving. We buy really practical stuff for each other like socks, shampoo, and tooth brushes, and then really fun, silly, completely impractical stuff like a case of sardines or a Whoopee cushion.

If you know me well, you’ll know I have a hard time treating myself. When Jamie asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I sort of panicked. I didn’t really know what I wanted. 

So, I asked my friends and colleagues to tell me about their work. What products and services did they create or sell that would be great gift for ladies like me this holiday season.

Here’s a list of all kinds of fabulous gifts created by lots of fabulous ladies!

Compiling that list was a good start. It help me stop and think about what I really want for Christmas, and please no Whoopee cushions this year! The list I gave my husband (below) is 100% me: practical, with a bit of whimsy, and a big dash of business.

1. World Domination Summit

Hello hubby, put us on the wait list for January, please! Come July I want to be in Portland. $506.95 per person.

2. Lynda.com

I could live on Lynda.com. I’d spend my days learning all kinds of new software and business skills and photography tricks. Gift subscriptions start at $25/month.

3. The Merry Inksters

I write a lot and I want to write more. I know I need accountability and a community to keep me motivated when the writing gets tough. Membership is $26.95/month (if you sign up by December 31, 2012). December 17th update: The Merry Inksters is also offering a 3 month gift membership for January-March, 2013.

4. Superhero Cuff from Natasha Wozniak Jewelry

To remind me daily of all my superpowers, especially for those times when I don’t think I have any. $350

5. 2013 Seize The Year Calendar

Yes, I would love to seize the year and to be able to see all that I have planned out for 2013 at a glance. $30

6. Life Is Messy Planners

Life is completely messy, but I have a feeling Mayi’s planners would make the mess so much more fun. $40

7. Ze Frank Invocation Poster

If you haven’t yet watched this video http://ashow.zefrank.com/episodes/1 from Ze Frank you must. I’d love a poster to remind me that I will be fine, that I don’t need cheese, and I just need to start this sh*t up! $25

8. WTF Stamp

I would just like to be able to use this when I need to. You know, when things are getting a little surreal, and I can’t say anything out loud. This would come in really handy. $9

What gifts, practical and not-so-much, would you love to see under your entrepreneurial tree this year?

27 Responses to 8 Gifts I’d Love to Find Under My Business Christmas Tree

  1. Karen Yankovich December 11, 2012 at 11:50 am #

    Great list! Hmm what if I want them all?

  2. christie December 11, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

    Karen, just gotta forward this post to the right folks!

  3. shanna December 12, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

    Christie! I feel so blessed that you included The Merry Inksters on your list! Amy and I love our close-knit group of writers–the support and community is fabulous! Thanks a bunch 🙂

    • christie December 17, 2012 at 11:11 am #

      You’re welcome Shanna! Happy to include Merry Inksters!

  4. Amy Scott December 12, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

    Shanna and I are thrilled to see The Merry Inksters on this list, Christie! And in such good company. I’d like some of these too. And I would LOVE to see you at WDS next year!

  5. Emmanuelle December 14, 2012 at 11:13 am #

    Oh my, I want them all! I’ll try to come to WDS, would love to see you there (and the two lady above too 😉 )

    • christie December 17, 2012 at 11:12 am #

      It would be great to meet you Emmanuelle!

  6. eyenie December 14, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

    Ooooh. quite a luscious and diverse list!! I could get on-board with a few of those! The cuff–CHECK! WDS–sign me right up!! Such great ideas…now I need to get crackin’ on my wishlist! Thanks oodles for the slammin’ list, and inspiration!! 🙂

  7. Jacqueline Fairbrass December 14, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

    Great list Christie. Love the mixture of practicality and fun; just the way gift-giving should be.

    I’m all over quite a few of them and would add http://www.bombchelle.com/workshop2013/ The 2013 Planning Systems and Strategy Workshop is under my tree, which makes me feel I put my big girl panties on.

    And…shh, don’t tell, but I know I’m getting a piece of jewelry designed by Natasha Wozniak to boost my super powers too. xox

    • christie December 17, 2012 at 11:13 am #

      Can’t wait to see what Natasha designs for you next Jacqueline! Post some pics when it’s done.

  8. Julie Geigle December 15, 2012 at 6:38 pm #

    I’ll take the super power cuff! What a neat idea and just the thought makes me want to soar above and beyond all those turkeys stuck on the ground. ♥

    • christie December 17, 2012 at 11:13 am #

      Yes, I love that cuff and all the other stuff in Natasha’s shop, too!

  9. Amy Auset Rohn December 15, 2012 at 10:11 pm #

    Great list! Loved the writer’s group but my favorite has got to be the WTF stamp!! That’s a good one lol!! 🙂

    • christie December 17, 2012 at 11:14 am #

      Thanks Amy … the company that makes the WTF stamp has bunch of fun stuff.

  10. Helen Crosbie December 16, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    Ha ha brilliant choices! I seriously need that WTF stamp!!

  11. Natalie December 16, 2012 at 8:10 pm #

    cool list. Especially love the planners!

    • christie December 17, 2012 at 11:14 am #

      Me too Natalie and I think I’ll be seeing one of those big ones under my tree!

  12. Tracey Ceurvels December 17, 2012 at 12:05 pm #

    What a great list—I, too, would love to go to WDS. One day! I’d also love one of Natasha’s super power bracelets. Oh, and the WTF stamp. That’s brilliant.

  13. Sarah Steele December 17, 2012 at 1:04 pm #

    A great list – I love the idea of offering ideas of things I want to do throughout the year – like the WDS summit – it’ll be the gift that lasts and lasts. I love the WTF stamp!

  14. Cathy Sykora December 17, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

    Hehehe…I could have some fun with #8. I can think of a couple things I could use that on right now! I am going to check out Lynda.com. Thanks for another great list Christie!

  15. Pam Pearson December 17, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

    One of each please! I was formerly nick named Wonder Woman by my staff so the Superhero Cuff is perfect. And, I think the WTF stamp would get plenty of use. What I want most on my list is New Customers and Business Associates! I enjoy helping women with their health and wealth and want to spread the love even more in 2013! (And I think I’ll order the Seize the Year Calendar cuz that what I plan on doing!!) xo

  16. Heather Day December 17, 2012 at 7:07 pm #

    Christie! You nailed it! Us femme-preneurs have a different kind of Christmas list and I’m so glad you put it out there, unabashedly honest. Loving on the calendar and planner.. does that make me a nerd?


    PS: I hope I’ll see you at WDS!

  17. Tina Pruitt December 17, 2012 at 10:53 pm #

    What a fantastic list! LOVE them all…really like the WTF stamp….and the wall calendar. Oh yea…and I have been in Natasha’s studio…her jewelry is to love for…. 😉

    Okay…I am off to make my own list of gorg and fabulous items! Seize The Day my friend! 2013 is going to be magical!

    xo, Tina

  18. Anja December 18, 2012 at 7:45 am #

    Hey Christie, I hope your husband reads your blog 🙂
    There are quite a few things on that list that I’d love to have, too!
    I also found an antidote to the WTF stamp somewhere – a facebook LIKE stamp, which is also nice 🙂

    Thank you!

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