With the holiday season fast approaching, you’ll soon be forming a mental checklist of potential gifts for your friends, family and business associates. You probably have the perfect present in mind for most of the people on your list, but when it comes to choosing the ideal gift for your mentee, things can be a little more difficult. Skip the stress and keep reading for 3 thoughtful gift suggestions to give your mentee.
1. Career Books
One of the best gifts you can give your mentee is another perspective. You advise them and teach them all that you know, but you can only speak from your experience and view point. Fortunately, people with varied insights have written literature detailing the different steps they took to reach their dreams. Your mentee can benefit from learning how multiple people approach the complexities of their careers and the challenges that life brings. For the holidays, put together a pack of three to four meaningful books and attach a note about why you chose each one.
2. Tickets to a Class/Speaking Engagement
Another great gift idea is a ticket to a class or speaking engagement. Your mentee is undoubtedly amazing, and has an impressive list of qualities and skills. But every student is still room to grow and things to learn. Because you have the unique perspective of knowing their strengths and weaknesses, you can pick a course, or speaking engagement, that will be instrumental in their future. This gift will show that you know your mentee well and are dedicated to advancing their career.
3. Relaxation Opportunities
As a mentor, you know better than most just how hard your mentee works. By the end of the year, a relaxation break is well earned. After devoting countless hours to the business, we all deserve a moment to unwind. If you’re searching for the perfect gift, look no further than a gift certificate to a tranquil spa or quality masseuse. This also gives you a chance to reinforce the notion that self-care is just as important as hard work.
The holidays give you an opportunity to show your mentee how much you appreciate them and their dedication. Any one of these three options will be received. Choose the one that fits your mentee’s personality best and enjoy your holiday knowing you delivered phenomenal gifts for everyone on your list.