Tis the season to wrack your brain and find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. And if you're like any of the thousands of people who've put off the endeavor, you're probably scurrying for last minute ideas. With the end of the year fast approaching, personal success and productivity are on a lot of people's minds. Many are looking back on the year wondering what they could have done differently, while many are eager to get a jump start to tackle the year ahead. I've put together a list of some great gift ideas to help get you or someone on your list motivated and ready to increase productivity in the New Year.

Planning tools

Planning is one of my favorite things. If you're highly structured then planning tools can save huge amounts of time and energy. Here are some great planning resources that are also great gifts.

Fitness Tracker

We all know that exercise makes you more productive. Fitness trackers help motivate you to get moving and to make exercise a priority and monitor your success.


Hand-in-hand with fitness comes nutrition. When we nourish our bodies, we're nourishing every part of ourselves including our brains. Here are some great products that can take some of the guesswork out of how to do this and save you time with meal planning.


There's truth to the saying "not before I've had my coffee." Sometimes we just need some coffee to get ourselves going, and often times it can be the one productivity tool we need.

Sleep Enhancers 

Good sleep is everything and it's harder to do with all of the stimulation we get from our busy days and information filled lives. Giving a loved one the gift of better sleep will help them not only be more productive but feel better every day.

Brain Enhancers 

You can optimize your brain and increase your IQ with an emerging class of drugs designed to enhance cognitive function. I can't think of a better gift to someone than clarity of thought.


Learning is how you stay engaged with your work and stay ahead of the curve. Giving someone ways to learn is a gift that will keep on giving.