by Krystal Covington, MBA
Finding the right gifts can be challenging, especially when you've hit the last days before Christmas. This list is the perfect resource to know what gifts will truly resonate with the friends, colleagues, and family members on your list who spend most of their time ambitiously working towards their goals for world domination.
Best of all, these timeless, value-packed gift ideas don't require shipping or wrapping.
Prepaid Hours with a Personal Assistant
The #1 thing professional women struggle with is finding time to relax or complete additional tasks that will help them get ahead on projects. There are many services that offer in-person or virtual assistants who are trained to help with everyday administrative and life-management tasks. Purchasing 5-10 hours of help for a friend is like giving them their time back.
Mod Assistants is local to Denver and provides personal services, business services, and virtual assisting. https://www.modassistants.com
A Session with a Personal Stylist
We've all heard the saying "dress for the job you want," but for some of us it's an elusive goal. Getting personalized advice can be an amazing resource and the payoff can mean higher salaries for corporate women or being able to charge higher rates if you're a freelancer or consultant. There's a number of professionals out there, but choose a stylist you feel will challenge your friend to try new things while keeping her professional goals in mind.
In our Winter magazine issue we featured fashion designer and stylist Lil' Fresh Sam, who has worked with a number of business professionals.
Professionally Written Resume
Selling ourselves can be tough, which is why it's so beneficial to have someone else do the writing when it comes to resumes. They can see you from the outside and compare your qualifications to the many other resumes they've reviewed over the years. A professional resume makes a perfect gift to prepare your giftee for the new year. Whether they're seeking an internal promotion or a new job altogether, your gift will be a benefit to her dreams and goals.
Through a quick Google search I found Cherry Creek Resume Service https://www.resumeservicedenver.com, which offers personalized in-person resume consultations.
Membership to an Industry or Networking Group
The gift of education is priceless. Membership organizations are built to help members forward their goals and build a network that can help them navigate their careers successfully.
There are hundreds of organizations out there, so I recommend asking your giftee if they know of one they've been dying to try, but hadn't yet invested in. If you're going for a surprize, be sure to ask if there's a return policy, so you can get your money back if your friend doesn't like the group.
Women of Denver offers memberships at www.JoinWOD.com and a 45-day guarantee.