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Valentines Gift Ideas for Business Leaders

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If you have someone special in your life, Valentine's day is a great opportunity to show them just how much you care. Whether you are into grand gestures or just want to give them a small token of your love, you will want to find the perfect gift.

Seeking out something to give your valentine can be a confusing and sometimes stressful process - but we are here to help.

If your loved one is a keen business leader, we have put together the ultimate Valentine's gift guide...

Business Books

Every ambitious business person understands that knowledge is the gift that just keeps on giving. That is why giving your valentine a well-considered business book is a great way to show them just how much you care.

When deciding which book to give, take the time to consider their current role and goals. Look to find a book that will help them improve in the areas that truly matter to them and take their business or career to the next level.

We love business books here at Better Business Tools and have some great recommendations depending on their area of interest:

Buying for a social butterfly? Or maybe just someone who understands the benefits of growing their network? Buy them a copy of Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi for a go-to guide for growing and leveraging your network. You can read our full review of Never Eat Alone here.

If you are seeking out a gift for a business leader, The Great Man is Dead by Rob Cross is a fantastic option. In the book, Rob looks at the 'Great Man' and how this persona is outdated in the modern workplace, offering a new way of doing things when it comes to leadership. Read our full review here.

Finally, if you feel that your loved one could do with some advice on how to focus on the task at hand, then Essentialism by Greg McKeown is the perfect gift. Of course, we have also written a full review of this book to help you decide whether it's the best gift to give.


hemp hand cream from body shop in green tube
Source: The Body Shop

If there is one thing that the pandemic has helped business leaders get to grips with it is the importance of self-care. What self-care means varies widely depending on the individual in questions - to some it's a glass of wine at 6PM, for others it's trying out new beauty or grooming products to make themselves feel great.

Even giving something simple such as a quality hand cream which can be kept on the desk and applied whenever needed, can be a fantastic gift which acts as a reminded to take some time for yourself.

black box on white background containing three beard oils and beard comb
Source: The Sardar Co

If you are seeking a gift for a special man in your life, help them start their workday right with some fantastic grooming products. For those who like a clean-cut, business leader look try treating them to a quality straight razor kit such as those available from The Invisible Edge.

Alternatively, if you are buying for the rough, ready and hairy-faced gentlemen, help them take good care of their beard by giving them one of these quality gift sets from Sardar.


Nothing quite says 'I love you' like providing the businessman or woman in your life with the caffeine they need to get them through the day.

bag of organic coffee with a black white and green label
Source: Extract Coffee Roasters

An excellent gift for the coffee-loving business leader is a subscription to a quality coffee supplier. There are lots of options available, personally, we recommend checking out the subscription options available from Extract Coffee Roasters - especially their delicious Organic Espresso.

If your valentine is a keen 'biohacker' or simply loves to try something healthy and unusual, this coffee by Four Sigma contains Lion's Mane and Chaga which can help improve focus and concentration - great for those long, stressful days at the office.


What do you get the busy business leader who has everything? How about some trees?

Ecologi offers businesses and business leaders the opportunity to offset harmful waste that is released into the environment as a result of their personal or business activities. Buying your valentine a subscription to Ecologi is a gift that keeps on giving, both to them and the natural world.

Desk Essentials

Most business leaders spend a little bit too much time at their desks. Helping your loved one make their desk more functional, inspirational and simply more comfortable can be a great way to help them drastically improve their overall quality of life.

One thing most of us fail to do when working is remain hydrated, so why not give the gift of water? Or at least a cool bottle that can be kept on our desk to remind us to take a sip every now and then. Chilly's make some great reusable bottles that help keep your water cool.

You could also help add a little luxury to their desk space with some quality stationery. Try gifting one of these stunning, personalised notepads from Etsy or even a simple, quality Parker Fountain Pen.

Valentines Gifts for Business Leaders

Whatever you decide to do this valentines day, the most important thing is that you show your loved ones that you care. Sure, this might be by giving them a great gift from this guide, but it may also be as simple as sharing a home-cooked meal or good chat on the phone.


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