It’s that time of the year once more. Despite spending every day with your coworkers, it can be difficult to think of what gift to get for them every gift exchange. You don’t want your gift to be too common, but you also need to buy things within your budget or the specified price range.
Your task will be easier if your gift exchange has a theme or wish lists were allowed. However, if your gift exchange gives you the free will to choose a gift to give, the pressure’s on you.
We want to help narrow down your options. Check out these gift ideas that are useful and fun!
1. Office Supplies
You can never go wrong with school supplies, especially for a colleague that you observe often uses them. There are a lot of options to choose from, too, so you are bound to find the best gifts to get. From pens, highlighters, notepads, or organizers, you can find the perfect gift for your secret Santa. Just make sure you get something that is at least unique and nice to look at.
2. Gift Cards
If you’re really unsure what to give your secret Santa, you can let them decide for themselves by giving them a gift card. You can get gift cards and cheques from different establishments such as malls. You may also get a gift card to coffee shops, spas, and e-commerce stores. However, you also need to make sure that this gift won’t come off as a lazy one. You can probably give a little something along with the gift card, such as a personal note or a personalized token.
3. Waterproof Notepad
How many times have you experienced that the best ideas come to you while you’re in the shower? It probably also happens with your co-worker. A waterproof notepad is a novelty gift, but definitely a useful one as well.
Another gift that will surely be appreciated by your secret Santa is a book. The type of book will depend on what the recipient could be interested in, but for starters, you can get an educational or inspirational book. You can also get an industry-specific one. For instance, if you’re in the IT industry, you can get a book on coding tricks.
5. Cord Keeper
Who doesn’t use earphones on the way to work and while working? Tangled earphones can be a pain, so a cord keeper is sure to be loved by the recipient. If you already know who your secret Santa is, you can also opt to get a customized cord keeper, one that has your co-worker’s name engraved on it. Otherwise, get something that will fit all genders.
6. Coffee or Tea
Whether you get coffee beans, ground coffee, instant coffee, tea leaves, or teabag packs, your colleague will surely appreciate the gesture. After all, who doesn’t need their dose of caffeine on a lazy workday?
These mini plants offer a great way to spruce up work stations and they are easy to care for. If you think your secret Santa will love the sight of a cute little plant by their table, then this can be a great choice.
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