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I love this time year, and I love shopping. I don't just love shopping for myself and others, but also my home business.
Here are some great items you can pick up, or ask for from Santa, this year. These items can help better your business and inspire you to greater heights.
Dell Chromebook 13
I bought myself a Chromebook about six months ago, and I love it. My husband also fell in love with it and we ended up buying a second one just for him.
This laptop is super lightweight making it great for travel. If you are a home business owner that relies a lot on Google products – Drive, Docs, Sheets, Gmail, etc – you may find this option is a great fit. It's designed with those functions in mind.
You do need to be aware that you can't download external programs and this isn't a Windows operating system. That means if you work at home in a customer service capacity or for a company that requires these things, this laptop may not work for you. The Chromebook 13 is a business edition that offers a little more functionality than the cheaper Chromebook 11.
Travel is a huge motivator for many of us working from home. Whether we just want to take extended vacations with the family or we want to become full-time RVers, it's one reason many of us work so hard.
I love this Modern USA Travel Map from 76th and Newbury. You get to choose your colors and design. You can customize the verbiage. A designer works with you every step of the way to make sure it's perfect. Once you get it home, just start coloring in the places you'll go.
OttLite LED Crane Lamp
OttLite makes some really cool work lamps. This LED Crane Lamp is adjustable in height and reach. The base is nice and heavy, so you don't have to worry about it tipping over.
The LED bulb is really bright and will not only illuminate your desktop when working on projects, it can also help create that daytime light we seek when taking photos and shooting videos.
Erin Condren Life Planner
A girl can never have enough planners or notebooks. Erin Condren has an awesome life planner that includes everything from weekly planners to journaling pages. You can customize it every step of the way making it truly one of a kind.
I kinda have a thing for tote bags. They come in so many shapes, sizes and colors. How can a girl settle on just one?
This Fillmore Cork Tote from Stella & Dot is pretty awesome. It's made of natural cork with a stylish pattern printed on the top. Both the outside and the bright lime green inside wipe clean easily.
It's also a great size. It's nice and big and your laptop could fit inside nicely for travel.
If you are looking to spend a little dough on marketing materials, check out My M&M's. There is so much you can do over here, and this is a great way to get the word out about your business in a less-stress way.
I love the little prepackaged holiday packets. And these business card holders are a fantastic idea for not only the holidays but also conferences and networking events year-round.
The ordering process is really simple. Just choose from the available clip art and add your own text and/or images. In a few days, they will arrive on your doorstep and you can start handing them out.