Do you have a type 8 in your life who loves challenges and anything intense? Read this blog! I’m sharing the best gifts for the enneagram type 8.
What Is The Enneagram 8?
The enneagram type eight is called The Challenger. Your core desire is to have intensity and challenge. As an 8, you are bold, aggressive, honest, and capable. Your core desire comes from the fear that you will be harmed if you show weakness, emotions, or anything other than strength and leadership. Releasing control and expressing your vulnerable side doesn’t come naturally to you.
What Enneagram 8s Want From A Gift.
The best gifts for the Enneagram 8s are functional ones, things that help them in everyday life, and challenge-fueled experiences.
Gifting your Enneagram 8 something they’ve needed is better than cute gifts that they won’t use. (So if this means you get them a whiteboard or flashcards instead of those cute puppy dog slippers that look so comfy don’t be dissuaded. They will love their gift.)
Here are the 13 gift ideas for the Enneagram 8!
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19 Gifts Ideas For The Enneagram 8
Enneagram Coffee: EIGHT Roast
I got my first bag of Enneagram Coffee as a gift for my birthday. The second I saw it, I fell in LOVE with it.
Enneagram Coffee is a coffee roasting company that created a specific roast for each enneagram type. True hand-crafted, artisan coffee comes in a stylish bag with a morning affirmation for that specific enneagram type!
I haven’t tried the EIGHT bag yet but with how much I loved their NINE roast, I guarantee you it tastes great! The catchphrase “pardon me, I’m just changing the world” is spoken like a true type 8 and their affirmations hit home.
Gift your type 8 friend a bag of this delicious coffee and they’ll love it!
A New Snow Jacket
for an Enneagram 8 a great gift would be something functional…
And Type 8’s hate sitting around, so get them something they can use this following winter, whether that is a ski hike or snowshoe.
Healthy Protein COOKIES.
There are four hard facts. Everyone loves cookies. this will be a great Enneagram 8 gift. 8’s love to work out. And everyone loves to feel energized…Usually, the best thing you can do to feel energized is eat a healthy snack, and these snacks are healthy and TASTY.
A healthy cookie you say, and I say yes, with all the necessary proteins and vitamins you need to get strong and feel great without. sacrificing bad-sourcing or additives
The Power of One More.
Type 8s want to succeed, but they want to have fun on the way, and this book is a perfect combination of both.
I guarantee if you give this gift to your Enneagram eight they will love it, and they might ask for you to read it with them.
Order before December 8th to ship this on time for Christmas!
A New Outdoor Challenge
The best kind of gift to get is the Enneagram 8. Type 8s love being gifted experiences way more than tangible gifts. So getting them a gift card to a ninja gym, booking them a rock climbing lesson, or a Groupon to an escape room are great gift ideas for them.
A Foam Roller
Type 8s know they need rest but they only do it when it’s convenient. Get them a foam roller! They’ll love this gift’s functionality and simplicity. It gives them a way to easily decompress without the time dedication a yoga class or massage requires (it also doesn’t require releasing control 😂 .)
NAKED PROTEIN POWDER
many protein powders out there say things like 100 GRAMS OF PROTEIN PER SERVING SIZE, and that’s great and all, but what they don’t say is how many additives and grams of foe-sugar they serve up alongside it.
That’s what NakedNutrition is.Co does differently, they give you reel protein and reel results so you have no excuses but your willingness. if you have an 8 in your life I bet this sounds right up their alley.
Compactable Outdoor Chair
eights love to adventure and be outdoors, but just cause eights love intensity doesn’t mean they want to stand on their feet for their whole lives, so that’s why I say get them this awesome chair.
this chair is awesome if you’re gonna be going to a rock climbing crag, backpacking, or maybe you just want to set it up in a park…
type eights will love this present for its quickness to set up and speed to pack out.
Enneagram 8 Candle
A candle is a great gift for your Enneagram 8 friend or family member. Get them this Enneagram 8 candle.
A JURA ESPRESSO MACHINE.
8’s want to be the best, they like to think themselves the best, they wake up and drink the best coffee then they get to work to be the best…
Jura Espresso machines are also the best, so there isn’t much else to be said.
no, seriously your Type 8 will love it f you get them this, and though they are super expensive ones, there are also cheaper options available for the budget gift-giver
Brain Energy Supplements
There are a lot of ways in the world to get your brain to be active, but getting the right things in your body is one of the most important.
Enneagrams 8’s will love this gift cause it will get them ready to work, and even after they work it will get them to snap out of work mode and get into fun mode
Stir the Pot: the board game
eights are the most aggressive enneagram not saying they will hit you but if you tickle them in the wrong spot be prepared for them to come back with some fire.
and that’s why Enneagram 8s will love this gift, I mean it’s in the name. Stir the pot. A game designed to call your friends out on all their flaws, hopefully just for fun.
The NOMADIK Box
The Nomadik box is a monthly subscription box that gives you all the necessities (and unnecessary but just plain fun) things you need for adventuring. and it’s always a surprise, maybe a rail map and a knife and a water filter one time, or maybe a fishing line and a hand pump another, its always random, and its always exciting and for your type. 8 this is just the thing they want.
enneagram 8’s love challenge, and there are few things in the world as challenging as rock climbing…well not to say it’s all punishment and no crime. Climbing is super easy to start doing,
get this for your Enneagram eight along with maybe a Groupon or a HARNESS or maybe a membership to the nearest climbing gym.
The barbell box is the world’s largest and greatest monthly finesses-inspired subscription box! The coolest thing about this monthly box subscription is that it’s a surprise you never know what you gonna get, maybe. new workout equipment or maybe energy drinks for after a hard set.
This Funny Mug
Type 8s are the kind of people who want to get to the point. They don’t want to hear your whole backstory or see any wishy-washy behavior. Please don’t bother telling them about how your daughter did at her last soccer game or your story of taking the dog to the vet.
Get your Enneagram 8 the gift of a blunt coffee mug that catches people up on their agenda of no B.S.!
The only downside of this gift is that you’re buying through Amazon.😬 If you are trying to go Amazon-free, I recommend buying the mug above.
Best Self Bundle
Enneagram 8’s also love to plan, so what better gift to give them than a planner for all their thoughts?
or better yet a planner for the dream life they want to live, cause Enneagram 8’s always want to be their best self.
The IceBreaker Deck
enneagram 8’s love to get things going. To break the ice, and ask hard questions, and chances are this might be the same for everyone.
and that is exactly why this is the PERFECT gift for the Enneagram eight and would love it if you got this deck for them, AND PLAYED IT.
An awesome card deck from BestSelf.co that gets straight into asking the hard questions.
Monkii Portable Gym.
yeah, yeah I know i another workout-based thing, it’s not my fault it’s just that type 8’s, they never stop.
We use this Monkii portable workout set everywhere we go, setting it up at a campsite, at a park, or even at the top of a mountain (that last one is not true).
It’s got everything you need to get stronger, and it’s even kind of fun to use.
The Deadbolt Mystery Society Box
Enneagram 8s are problem solvers, they love this subscription box that sends you a new standalone investigation with everything needed to close the case!
Wine Club Subscription
Great for 8w7s who like diversity. Enneagram 8s prefer quality over quantity and they love newness, get your type 8 This all-natural wine subscription box! You have lots of options to choose from in your subscription. You can pick to receive red, white, or mixed along with how many bottles you want to receive and how often you want to receive them.
Experience Gift Baskets
This is one of my favorite gifts to receive as an enneagram 8 and it’s a great gift idea for each enneagram! Pick a surprise mini-experience and put together a gift basket that includes all the materials they’ll need for that experience.
Here are some ideas.
1. Campfire night. Get hot dogs, marshmallows, graham crackers, a chocolate bar, a comfy jacket, roasting sticks, drinks, and printed-out directions, put them in the gift basket, and tell them you’re going to have a campfire!
2. Running Scavenger Hunt. Get them a new running hat, running snacks, and print out directions on paper, put them in the gift basket, and tell them you’re going on a run to a surprise destination and you have to use the directions to get there!
3. Surf Day. Get them a foam board, beach towel, snacks, and bathing suit, put them in the gift basket, and tell them you’re going to the beach for the day to learn to surf!
You can do the same thing for a photoshoot, picnic, hike, camping trip, or anything else!
Hope this blog helps you get great gifts for the Enneagram 8 in your life!
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