Worth It

2020 Gift Guide: 20 Gifts for Finance Geeks

This article may contain affiliate links, meaning we may receive a commission if you make a purchase through one of our links, at no cost to you. The Ambitious Dollar is reader-supported and only recommends products and services that we believe in. Read our full disclaimer here.

Personal finance geeks can be particularly difficult to shop for. With a heart that seeks value and a brain that is constantly performing cost-benefit analyses, us finance geeks can be tricky to please. So, whether you’re a self-proclaimed personal finance geek or know someone who is, here’s a guide of 20 gifts for finance geeks to make your holiday shopping a little bit easier. 

For the avid reader

1. Rich Dad Poor Dad

With over 34,000 reviews and an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, it’s easy to see how well-loved this book is. And with a price tage under $10, you can’t go wrong with a book like Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

2. Think and Grow Rich

Another #1 best seller option is Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. This book is just as well loved with over 30,000 reviews and an average rating of 4.7 stars. And with a price tag under $8, it’s easily one of the best budget-friendly gift options.

For the one who’s extra practical

3. Buffway Slim Minimalist Wallet

You don’t have to be a finance geek to want to keep your money safe and organized, so you can rest assured it will be an appreciated gift! The Buffway Slim Miminalist Front Pocket RFID Leather Wallet for Men and Women has over 32,000 reviews and an average rating of 4.6 stars. It also comes with 6 leather pattern and 12 color options that will compliment anyone’s style.

4. Giveashare Stock Certificate

What could be more appreciated than a share of stock in your gift recipient’s favorite company? GiveAShare allows you to do just that, and delivers it in either a plaque or framed certificate so both the investment and physical form can be enjoyed.

5. Clever Fox Budget Binder & Bill Organizer

With 2 size options and 9 color options, it’s never been easier to appeal to your finance geek’s practical heart. The Clever Fox Budget Binder has over 1,100 reviews with an average rating of 4.7 stars. It’s one of the best rated methods to organize and control your monthly finances.

6. Wall Street Bull Mug

This Wall Street Bull Mug is a simple, classy way to add some personal finance flair to your finance geek’s morning routine. It’s sure to become their favorite caffeine vessel.

For the one who likes movies

7. Wolf of Wall Street

Released in 2013, it’s still one of the cult favorite movies in the finance arena. Wolf of Wall Street is rated R, so may not be the best gift for a younger finance geek, but has an 83% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes and over 30,000 5-star reviews on Amazon. It’s sure to be appreciated by your mature finance geek.

8. The Big Short

The Big Short is a Hollywood take on the 2008 financial crisis with an all-star cast sure to be appreciated by any finance geek. Keep in mind this one is rated R as well, so is best suited for a more mature gift recipient. But with an 88% audience score on Rotten Tomates and an average Amazon rating of 4.7 stars, it’ll quickly become a favorite for any movie-loving finance geek.

9. Too Big to Fail

Too Big to Fail is another great film centered on the 2008 financial crisis. It has a fantastic cast, is suitable for a variety of audiences, and does an impeccable job of explaining what actually happened to the US economy for being a Hollywood rendition. Too Big to Fail has an average Amazon rating of 4.6 stars and is sure to be loved for it’s cinemetography as well as it’s financial explanations.

For the one who’s a little flashy

10. Bull and Bear Cufflinks

These MRCUFF Bull and Bear Wall Street Pair Cufflinks have just the perfect amount of flash to dress up a suit with some finance flair. They’ve got an average Amazon rating of 4.6 stars and are sure to please anyone who likes to show off their love of investing.

11. Fire Stud Earrings

These Boma Jewelry Sterling Silver Fire Element Circle Stud Earrings are a great, classy and subtle way to showoff a commitment to FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early). They’re handcrafted and come with a lifetime warranty so you can rest assured giving these to even the pickiest of people.

For the one who loves learning

12. Paul Krugman’s Economics and Society course

MasterClass offers an Economics and Society course taught by Paul Krugman who is touted as one of the most influential economists in the world. Masterclass is a subscription-based learning platform offering a variety of content taught by leading experts. With a 30-day money back guarantee and a buy one get one free membership, it’s a gift that keeps on giving!

13. Stock Traders Almanac 2021

The Stock Traders Almanac 2021 is available for pre-order until November 17, 2020 when it will be released for normal sale. For your fellow finance geeks who are already preparing and learning for 2021, this gift will be more than perfect!

For the one who likes games

14. Monopoly

What’s not to love about the classic game, Monopoly! Switch up game night with a family favorite that’s been teaching us all to buy, sell, trade, and scheme our way to winning the board while bankrupting all the other players.

15. Grandpa Beck’s Cover Your Assets Card Game

Another fun, family friendly game is Grandpa Beck’s Cover Your Assets Card Game. It’s a game of strategy with over 5,000 5-star reviews on Amazon that any finance geek would be hard pressed not to enjoy.

16. Monopoly Socialism Board Game

A “parody of the classic”, the Monopoly Socialism Board Game is a fun new, adult twist on the game you already know and love. With over 1,200 5 star reviews on Amazon it’s sure to be an entertaining addition to any game lovers collection!

For the personal finance beginner

17. A Beginner’s Guide to the Stock Market

One of the best selling books in it’s category, A Beginner’s Guide to the Stock Market: Everything You Need to Start Making Money Today is a fantastic gift for any new personal finance geek. And better yet, it has an average Amazon rating of 4.4 stars and sells for less than $7- now that’s a good value.

18. You Are a Badass 2021 Day-to-Day Calendar

Who couldn’t use a little extra confidence and motivation – newbie personal finance geeks included. This You Are a Badass 2021 Day-to-Day Calendar is just the ticket to serve up inspiration to keep working towards your goals every day of the year.

For the one who likes desk ornaments

19. Officially Licensed Bronze Charging Bull

For the finance geek who’s looking to spruce up their office with some classy desk decor, you can’t go wrong with an Officially Licensed Bronze Charging Bull.

20. Stock Market Decision Maker

For a slightly smaller desk, this Stock Market Wall Street Decision Maker Desk Paperweight is another great ornament to help spruce up any finance geek’s office. Better than a crystal ball, it may even help inspire a trade decision!

Like what you read? Subscribe to our email list below!