7 Gift Ideas for the Personal Finance Lover (or the one who needs to love it)

Personal Finance GiftsDo you have a personal finance lover in your life but you’re not quite sure what to get him? Are you a personal finance enthusiast but don’t know what to ask for? Or maybe you have children or teens and you want to give them a gift that will help them in the future.

Being a PF nerd myself I thought I’d make it easy for you. If you’re wondering what to get the personal finance lover in your life here are 7 ideas.


Personal Finance Board Games

monopolyIf the personal finance enthusiast in your life has a bit of playful side then he’ll love getting a money related board game.

Here are a few ideas for you:

Board games are an excellent gift that can be fun for a family or group of friends to play. And who doesn’t love Monopoly? I used to play this game all the time as a kid and I would still enjoy it now.


Personal Finance Books

lessons from millionaire teacherMost of the personal finance nerds I know (myself included) love books. There’s a good chance your pf lover may already have a nice collection of personal finance books so you might have to do some investigating before buying.

Here are my suggestions:


A NeatDesk

neatdeskI’m sure by now you’ve seen the commercials for the NeatDesk. If not, a NeatDesk is software that includes a scanner. The user simply scans her documents through the NeatDesk scanner the scanned documents then get uploaded into the user’s computer and become searchable documents.

NeatDesk’s are pretty pricey but if you have a large budget this gift would help your finance obsessor stay completely organized. This would be a fantastic gift with tax season lurking nearby.


Magazine Subscriptions

If you’re not sure what your personal financer already has in his library a magazine subscription could be the solution. There are several great magazines on the topic of money.  Plus, you can usually get magazine subscriptions for up to 90% off using services like Discount Mags.

Here are four good ones:

  • Money Magazine
  • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine
  • Consumer Reports Magazine
  • Inc. (for the entrepreneurial spirits)

You could even look into getting magazines related to your friend’s specific interests. There are magazines on all types of specific topics like real estate, stock market investing, and business, just to name a few.

A money related magazine would make a fantastic and inexpensive gift.


Tax Preparation Software

Tax season is right around the corner and if your pf loving friend files her own taxes tax preparation software would be an awesome gift.

There are several options but the most common tax preparation programs are TurboTax, H&R Block Tax Software, and TaxAct.

This would be an amazing Christmas gift – just in time for the tax season.


Money Management Programs

Computer software, to be specific finance software, is another great idea. I personally love staying organized and a good money management program is a nice way to keep everything in order.

Here are some good options for personal finance software programs:

  • Quicken
  • AceMoney
  • ClearCheckbook
  • Wesabe

There are paid and free versions of several different money management programs. Although a lot of these programs are similar Quicken seems to be the most popular paid version.


A Budget Book

While some people are crazy over money management software there are still old fashioned people (like me) who’d prefer a budget book and pen.

Budget books are just what they sound like – a book full of budget templates!


If All Else Fails Go with Gift Cards

Gift cards are great gifts for just about everyone and I think they are especially great gifts for personal finance lovers. Ninety-nine percent of personal finance lovers enjoy saving money. By purchasing them a gift card they’ll get to save money on their normal expenses.

The more practical the gift card the better.

There you have it – more than seven gift ideas for personal finance lovers. Happy shopping!

What would you buy a personal finance enthusiast?

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  1. Liz says

    When I graduated high school and was getting ready to go off to college, my parents bought me Quicken software. I have loved that software ever since. It’s a powerful tool!

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