I’ve been an entrepreneur for over 10 years. So I’ve compiled a really cool holiday gift guide specifically for online boutique owners (or if you’re starting an online boutique soon and almost ready to launch). Because I’ve learned that what (and who) you surround yourself with is just as important as what you do.
It’s full of inspiration, self-care, and education. So keep reading to get the complete holiday gift guide for online boutique owners!
And the first thing I’d like to share is something that helps me stay organized and focused.
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HOW TO STAY ORGANIZED AS AN ONLINE BOUTIQUE OWNER
As an entrepreneur, it is crucial that you are intentional with every aspect of your day.
Your time is the only resource you don’t get back. So how you use will be a major factor in how successful you can be.
I’ve learned that what helps me to show up as my “best self” every day is getting clear about how I want to feel at the end of my day.
This planner helps with that.
I love it because it helps you plan your day from the very start but then there’s also space for you to reflect on the day again in the evening. It also allows you to track your progress over a week and over the entire month.
And of course, if you’re writing in a planner then you’ll need a nice pen.
This set of pens is so fun and fancy. Plus, they’re SUPER affordable. I have a bunch of them. And I grab one whenever I’m writing in my planner, journal or idea notebook.
It’s just the right amount of glam!
STAYING ENERGIZED AS AN ONLINE BOUTIQUE OWNER
Every morning and sometimes multiple times throughout the day, I have a cup of tea.
If you’re a tea lover like I am (or a coffee drinker), you probably have a bunch of mugs. But you should have this mug. It’s so chic and fashionable for women entrepreneurs.
So if you need a pick-me-up every once in a while, it’s the perfect holiday gift.
STAYING MOTIVATED AS AN ONLINE BOUTIQUE OWNER
Entrepreneurship is tough. The ones who don’t quit on the hard days are the only ones who will be able to say that the journey was worth it and that they created their dream life. That’s why you have to keep yourself encouraged. And having a keepsake or reminder that you see every day can help with that.
Just like this bangle. You can add your own personalized message, favorite quote, or inspirational scripture—whatever will keep you going. Because no one is going to work on your dream more than you will. And it’s your job to make sure you grow it into a thriving online business.
GREAT READS FOR ONLINE BOUTIQUE OWNERS
You probably heard it all the time as a kid but reading is truly fundamental. In addition to the courses, coaching, seminars, and events that I’ve invested in, one thing I’ve consistently made time for is reading.
It’s mostly chick lit but once in a while, I run into amazing business books and I just have to share them.
This book is absolutely a game changer for starting off on the right foot when you are building your business. One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned is that you have to price for profit in order to remain in business. It doesn’t matter how many orders you get if you’re making significant money every time a customer buys from your store. So it’s good to know your numbers and only make decisions based on those numbers. Because that clarity will help you stick around for years to come.
This book shares an uncommon approach to organizing your business finances so that the profit you make doesn’t slip away. You should definitely have it in your business owners’ library.
Finally, this book is all about making sure that you understand the numbers in your business (did you notice a theme?).
Business and finances go hand in hand so even if you’re not a “numbers person” now, you will have to grow into one. I tell my Online Boutique Success® students time and time again that growth is all about looking at data. This book helps you to make sense of the financial statements that you get from your bookkeeper.
HELPFUL RESOURCES FOR ONLINE BOUTIQUE OWNERS
If you’re not on track with managing the finances in your online boutique then another holiday gift you might want to give yourself is this amazing spreadsheet that helps you to keep track of the books yourself without paying a bookkeeper.
If you’re someone who knows that you won’t have the time or capacity to do it yourself (no shame in that! It’s important to work in your zone of genius) Then here’s a link to the bookkeeping agency that I use. I absolutely LOVE them!
GREAT GIFTS FOR ONLINE BOUTIQUE OWNERS
When it comes to the daily tasks that you’re doing as an online boutique owner, you may still be the one in charge of packaging products or filming content for social media. So whether you’re filming a video of yourself packing an order or sharing behind-the-scenes content — having your nails done will make it look polished (see what I did there?!?).
I love these gel strips for nails, it’s so easy to put on and the company has an array of designs ranging from neutral solids to fun and trendy nail art patterns. No matter what color you choose, they will absolutely make your nails and your videos look even more amazing!
As you can see, I’m a big fan of practical gifts!
And speaking of something practical, the holiday season is super important for business owners.
If you’ve been marketing consistently throughout the year, then this final quarter is where you’ll usually earn your most revenue.
If you haven’t, it’s not too late to learn.
That’s why great holiday gifts would be the Multiply Your Money™ course as well as the Their Fame, Your Fortune™ influencer marketing course from Start Your Boutique.
You’ll learn practical skills that will keep your boutique growing for years to come!