The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide For Productive People


The holiday season is officially here – have you shopped for everyone on your gift list yet? If not, don’t fret – there’s still time to make someone’s holiday a little brighter.


Consider easing stress for your giftees by giving thoughtful, guaranteed-to-please gifts that will help increase their productivity at work and in life. Check out the list below for a few of our favorite ideas.


For the person who wants to wake up in a good mood…

Philips Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock with Colored Sunrise Simulation and Sunset Fading Night Light


This wake-up light features a colored sunrise simulation and 20 brightness settings that gradually increases in luminosity 20-40 minutes before your alarm time. It’s the perfect gift for someone who wants to wake up in a natural and pleasant manner, and it’s sure to help them resist hitting the snooze button too many times. 


$125 at Amazon

For the digital nomad on the move…

Hershel Macbook Sleeve


This laptop sleeve is both functional and stylish and will slip easily into carryall bags and backpacks while traveling. High-quality material and design will keep their laptop safe and snug no matter what city your recipient is jetting off to next. 


$40 at Nordstrom 

For the person who loves to put their ideas on paper…

Field Notes


These mini memo pads are stylish, portable, and designed in a variety of colors. They’re perfect for writing those spur-of-the-moment ideas on paper, for brainstorming, creating to-do lists, and more. 


$9.79 at Amazon


For the person who is habitually late…

Echo Dot with Clock


Some people thrive with visual clues. This device comes with an LED clock display, which will help your giftee keep track of the time when placed strategically in their office or on their desk. Plus, they’ll be able to take advantage of the Alexa-powered voice assistant to easily get news, sports scores, weather, and more. 


$34.99 at Amazon

For the person who can’t live without coffee…

Atlas Coffee Club Subscription


For the friend or colleague who can’t start their day without a fresh cup of joe, a coffee club subscription might make their day. They’ll be able to try different types of bean varieties from all over the world, with a hand-curated coffee selection to ensure they’re properly caffeinated every day. 


Various Prices at

For the goal-oriented individual…

Productivity Planner


This sleek planner’s design revolves around a simple and focused Pomodoro-style work system. It’s set up to help you organize your weekly goals and review what happened each week to increase effectiveness day by day. All of the pages are non-dated so you don’t have to worry about wasting paper. 


$26 at Urban Outfitters

For the gadget fanatic…

Anker 60W 6-Port USB Wall Charger


This gift is perfect for the techie in your life who owns a lot of devices that need to be charged, including tablets, smartphones, laptops, watches, cameras, and more. Rather than using separate chargers, give them a charger with multiple ports like the Anker 60W 6-Port USB Wall Charger


$18.99 at Amazon

For the writer…



Scrivener will be the organizational godsend for the editorial director, journalist, or freelance writer in your life. Anyone attempting to write anything longer than 3,000 words will benefit from this minimalist app. It’s so much more than just a word editor – it’s designed to give writers a broad overview of their work so they can better organize their storylines. Productivity guru Tim Ferriss even used it to write his bestselling books The 4-Hour Body and The 4-Hour Chef. 


$49 at

For the gym rat…

Bose SoundSpot Wireless Headphones


Busy people need a pair of headphones that can take them from the gym to a walking meeting. Gift this wireless earbud set with Bluetooth capability to the exercise enthusiast in your life, and they’ll thank you for the convenience and great sound system that comes with it. 


$99 at Amazon

For the office worker with horrible posture…

The Roost Laptop Stand


This is a thoughtful gift for both office and remote workers, honestly. If you know anyone who spends a lot of time hunched over their laptop, gift them this laptop stand to maximize flexibility and ergonomics. It’s portable and will let them set their laptop to the right height so they don’t end up like the Hunchback of Notre Dame.


$75 at


For the consistent commuter…

Audible Subscription


Successful people make time for reading and learning new things, but it can be tough when you’re constantly on the go. Audible lets you listen to thousands of audiobooks whenever you’d like, anywhere. It’s an excellent gift for someone to engage with on their commute, on their run, or while cooking.


$15/month at 

For the entrepreneur…

Start With Why


This book will help shape the thought process for leaders, founders, and entrepreneurs as they wade through the world of business. It’s a gripping read full of powerful ideas that is sure to inspire goal-oriented folks of all stripes. 


$9 at Amazon

For the working parent…

Instant Pot Duo


Getting dinner on the table after a long day can be tough for working parents. The Instant Pot will help make their lives easier and reduce cooking time – not to mention fewer pots and pans to watch. This gift will relieve the stress of cooking healthy meals by offering up a low-hassle, easy-to-make alternative. 


$79 at Amazon

For the person with the 12,000 unread emails…

SaneBox Subscription 


Let’s face it – email is a huge part of the workday and is a huge detriment to productivity. SaneBox cleans up your inbox by only showing you the most important messages, and filtering out the rest. Your giftee is sure to waste less time on email and more time working on the things that really matter. 


Various plans at