5 Fun and Practical Gifts for Store Owners

Retail Store Owners Will Love These Gift Ideas

Searching for the perfect gift is always a challenge. If someone on your list owns or runs a small retail store, they'll get a kick out of one of these practical (and not-so-practical) ideas.

From useful office tools they might not splurge for themselves to zany gifts that will guarantee a smile on the toughest days, here are our top gifts for filling any store owner's wish list. They're not only great for the holidays, but perfect for store openings, anniversaries and other celebrations at the store.

AmazonBasics Paper Shredder

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Every business owner needs a high-quality paper shredder. Retailers deal with an abundance of paperwork and with identity theft on the rise, this gift tops our list of the practical.

When shopping for paper shredders, consider one that goes beyond paper. Models like this 8-sheet shredder from AmazonBasics can destroy discs and credit cards as well. It's a simple feature that can be helpful to the modern store owner. Buy from Amazon

SentrySafe Fireproof Safe

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Right behind a shredder in practical use is the fireproof safe. Cash, documents, backup files and other important items are safe and sound in one of these. Due to the high cost, chances are that your store owner hasn't purchased one yet.

This small SentrySafe can actually fit a fair amount of things inside. It is large enough for document binders and has an interior locking drawer that can hold the day's petty cash. The inside of the door includes various pockets and places to hang important keys and flash drives. Buy from Amazon

Books for Small Retailers

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The list of business books explaining how to start a business is almost endless. However, the number of good guides to opening and operating a retail store are few.

Give the gift of a dream and help your entrepreneur start their business off with the right advice. These are some of our top picks for books any retailer starting their own shop will want to read. More

The Definition of Retailer Gifts

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What is a retailer? According to these cute gift items, it is a merchant who is overworked and underpaid. It's sure to get a laugh from your hard-working shopkeeper and they'll love wearing a t-shirt next time the have to run to the store for an 'emergency.'

This fun and simple design can be printed on coffee mugs, t-shirts, mouse pads and stickers with the definition of a retailer. It's a quirky gift for anyone who works in retail. More

Cartoon Calendar

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Retail can be very stressful and running a store can really drag a person down on some days. Toss a little humor into that manager's life with a funny cartoon calendar.

Day-by-day desk calendars are great for any office and it's always great to start the day with a chuckle. Choose your friend's favorite style of humor - cute and cuddly, satirical, or down-right hilarious - there are many to browse so there's bound to be the perfect fit in this list. Buy from Amazon