The holiday season is fast approaching, and that means office gift-giving. Most office gift exchanges tend to be centered on modestly priced goodies, but low price doesn’t have to mean no fun, or impractical!
We’ve rounded up a few great gift ideas to help jumpstart your thinking. You’ll find gifts in two distinct categories on our list: Fun/Whimsical and practical. Check them out below. One of these might be just perfect for your favorite co-worker.
Fun/Whimsical Gift Ideas
Adult coloring books have become hugely popular in recent years, and for people who love them, there’s no better way to refocus and destress. If you’ve got an office mate who’s got a flair for the artistic, this one is a must have!
Most people are always on the lookout for fun ways to personalize their workspace, and this fun little guy has character and charisma to spare! Sporting a fun hairdo and the phrase “Attitude is Everything” on his bad, and giving a winning smile and two thumbs up, this doll is sure to be a hit.
In addition to being a good conversation piece, he also serves as a stress ball. Even better, he changes color when squeezed, changing from orange to yellow by the heat of your hand. A great, inexpensive gift idea for the coolest dude in your office.
Inspired by the LEGOs you probably enjoyed playing with as a child, this set of four “inspiration blocks” brings back fond childhood memories and is sure to be a conversation starter. A great gift for just about any creative person in your life!
You may have played with the classic Rubik’s Cube as a youngster. This is an updated version of the same concept, featuring a separate motivational image on each of the cube’s faces. It’s one part logic puzzle, one part creative inspiration, and 100% fun!
Practical Gift Ideas
On the practical side, who couldn’t use a good, sturdy water bottle? Brightly colored, and emblazoned with the words “Thank You” running lengthwise down it, it’s a great way to thank a cherished co-worker, while giving them something practical they can use every day.
Many, if not most office workers take at least some of their lunches at their desks, and this handy combination soup bowl and spoon makes it easier than ever to do.
Emblazoned with the phrase “You Make The Difference,” it’s another great way to show your appreciation for an office friend while giving them something they can use on a regular basis.
This one’s a bit more expensive than the other gift ideas we’ve presented, and as such, it might bust your gift giving budget. If not though, and you’ve got a tech savvy office mate, this handy little kit is fantastic! It includes the following items:
- A power bank for providing extra power for cellphones
- A USB car charger
- A stick and Go wallet pouch
- A soft, microfiber cleaning cloth
- A handy phone holder and stylus
- And a phone stand
Basically, it’s a portable office, housed in an attractive hard case. You may even want to pick one up for yourself.
And there you have it! Obviously, not all of these ideas are for everyone, but we’ve tried to provide a good cross-section that will give you plenty of options. Happy Holidays!