Innovative Gifts for Innovators
Innovative gifts for the innovators in your life are always tricky. They’re often are the early-adopter types with specific needs and wants. Whoever you are shopping for, the right innovative gift can make all the difference.
We’ve made a short list of our favorites this year to give you some innovation ideas. Celebrate surviving or maybe thriving another year and find a gift for all the innovators in your life.
Innovative TV Show in 2022
Formula 1: Drive to Survive is a documentary drama series produced in a collaboration between Netflix and Formula One to give a behind-the-scenes look at the drivers and races of the Formula One World Championship. It highlights plenty of innovation between the high-tech race cars, the technical know how of the teams, and the wealthy team owners/investors. You can binge it from the beginning or wait for the new episodes of Season 5 to be released.
Favorite Music in 2022 by Innovators – Innovative Gifts
Busty & The Bass – An innovative Canadian electro-soul and hip hop band from Montreal, Quebec. The band is known for its unique brand of music, which incorporates two vocalists, a horn section, and a diverse range of musical genres.
Scary Pockets – A dynamic funk band formed from the Los Angeles music scene. The band consists of Ryan Lerman and Jack Conte who are joined by a continuously rotating line up of musicians. Jack Conte is also co-founder and CEO of Patreon. Patreon helps creators build memberships by providing exclusive access to their work and a deeper connection with their communities. Jack is also an investor in Descript (see below).
Great Books on Innovation in 2022
- Accelerated: A Guide to Innovating at the Speed of Change – Brian Ardinger
- The Innovation Mindset: Eight Essential Steps To Transform Any Industry – Lorraine Marchand
- Rethink Creativity – Monica Kang
- Getting Acquired: How I Built and Sold My SaaS Startup – Andrew Gazdecki, MicroAcquire
- Corporate Explorer: How Corporations Beat Startups at the Innovation Game – Andy Bins
- The Human Side of Innovation: The Power of People in Love with People – Mauro Porcini
Innovative Language Learning
Duolingo is a tool to help you remember all the high school Spanish (and other languages) you’ve long forgotten. It’s the world’s #1 way to learn a language.
This year, through quick, bite-sized innovative lessons, we were among the Top 9% of all language learners with 2350 minutes of real-world communication skills. We even have a 461 day practice streak.
What do you want to learn in 2023? We challenge you to upgrade and improve your innovation skills by spending a few minutes each day practicing.
Edgy Social Media Profile Pictures
Your profile picture is the first thing people see when they look at your profile. ProfilePic.AI uses artificial intelligence to generate an image of you that looks cool and captures who you are.
You can be anything, anywhere, or anyone! Have some fun and create your perfect profile picture at ProfilePicture.ai.
You can also try the Magic Avitars by Lensa AI which delivers some pretty mind-blowing and gorgeous profile pics, for $50. Here’s a review.
Our Favorite Innovative Gifts – “Must Have” Innovation Tools
These four innovation tools have made our past innovation lists, but they remain some of the most important tools for our Inside Outside Innovation team members.
Grammarly – Millions trust Grammarly’s writing app to make their online writing clear and effective.
Airtable – A low-code platform for building collaborative apps. Customize your workflow, collaborate, and achieve ambitious outcomes.
Canva – Canva is an innovative online graphic design tool. Use it to create social media posts, presentations, posters, videos, logos and more.
Descript – Descript is a new kind of video and audio editor, including transcriptions, that’s as easy as a doc. Descript’s AI-powered features and intuitive interface fuel social media channels, podcasts, and businesses using video and audio for marketing, sales, and collaboration.
The beautiful AirPods Max are a perfect balance of exhilarating high-fidelity audio and the effortless magic of AirPods. They even come in “Inside Outside blue.”
Inside Outside Innovative Gifts
Innovation Newsletter – If you’re here, you’ve probably already subscribed to Inside Outside Innovation’s free newsletter. It’s packed with the latest insights on talent, technology, and the future of innovation. Startups and corporations look to The IO Newsletter to help them understand the latest research and accelerate their learning. Know an innovator that would love a free weekly innovation boost? Send them a free gift subscription today!
Innovation Podcast – Gift yourself a free subscription to the Inside Outside Innovation podcast. With over 300 episodes of interviews with startup and corporate innovators, you’re sure to find dozens of conversations that will help you accelerate your innovation. We know listening to podcasts aren’t for everyone, so we offer transcripts of every innovation discussion that you can quickly scan and digest. Anyone you’d like to hear from?
New Innovation Merch – Style your innovation through Inside Outside T-Shirts (short and long sleeve), Neoprene Backpacks, IO Posters, or Innovation Notebooks. Great gifts for the innovators in your life. Check out Inside Outside Merch.
More Innovative Gifts
For more innovation resources and innovative gifts, check out IO’s Innovation Article Database, Innovation Tools Database, Innovation Book Database, and Innovation Video Database.