Do you have a type 8 in your life who loves challenge 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 don’t come naturally to you.
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What Enneagram 8s Want From A Gift.
The best gifts for the enneagram 8s are ones that are functional, 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 really 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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13 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 had 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!
Enneagram 8, Stay Bold Tee
Type 8s want to receive functional gifts. But they don’t mind if they look cute and state that they’re an 8 at the same time.
Enneagram 8s will love getting this shirt, Enneagram 8, Stay Bold.
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A New Outdoor Challenge
The best kind of gifts to get 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 gifts 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 requires releasing control 😂 .)
Type 8, Defended Candle
“This candle reflects the dominant Type 8 characteristics with its forward notes of mahogany, leather, and teakwood. We hope this candle encourages Type 8s to refresh and gain new vision and leadership to step into their gifts. “ – The Enneagram Candles.
These candle are also all natural. No harm to you or the environment. I love these candles, especially the name they choose for each candle. Every candle title represents the message that enneagram type longs to hear. Type 8s, your are safe to be vulnerable, you are protected.
This is a great small gift or sticking stuffer for a type 8.
Enneagram 8, Stay Bold Mug
If your type 8 is in need of a new mug, they’ll love receiving this mug as a gift! The Enneagram 8, Stay Bold will speaks to their 8 nature and remind them of their best quality, their boldness.
Fit Lifestyle Subscription Box
Is the type 8 you know a fitness guru? The Fit Lifestyle Box is a monthly subscription box and offers a men’s and women’s box! The coolest thing about this monthly box subscription is that you have 3 boxes to choose from, Get Lean, Get Strong, and Stay Fit.
This Funny Mug
Type 8s are the kind of people who want to 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!
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Business Bullshit Journal
The best kind of gifts for enneagram 8s are ones that are funny and a tad bit aggressive. Enneagram 8s will love this aggressive journal to organize and keep notes about work.
Best Self “Win the Year!” Bundle
I love the company, Best Self and type 8s will love it too. Type 8s love being as organized as possible. The “Win the Year!” bundle comes with all of their tools you need to win the day, month and year!
This bundle comes with 4, 3 month Best Self Planner + Journals, 3 Win The Day Note Pads to capture and celebrate your wins, and a weekly action pad to help you optimize your week and maximize your success!
The Deadbolt Mystery Society Box
Type 8s are problems 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 a 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, 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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