Tis the Season: 9 Gift Ideas Your Coworkers Will Actually Enjoy
The holiday season is here! That means your office holiday party is probably right around the corner. So, it’s time to figure out gifts for each of your coworkers or the perfect gift for the office Yankee Swap.
Shopping for coworkers can be difficult. You know them in one particular setting, which means you might not know much about their likes, dislikes, or hobbies. Do you go with a gag gift? Or should you get a bottle of something and hope they’re a drinker?
You could. Or you could get them something they’ll actually appreciate and use every day. Here are some great gifts that your coworkers will be happy to receive.
1. Drink Warmer
Hot beverages are the lifeblood of the office. Whether your coworkers go for a cuppa joe or a cuppa tea, they all thrive on a hot cuppa. And everyone knows that when things get crazy in the office, that steamy, delicious cuppa gets cold.
So, an electric drink warmer is the perfect gift for anyone in your office. This mini hot plate is the perfect size for any mug. Plug it in, place a mug on it, and in a couple of minutes, your cuppa is warm again!
This amazing contraption easily fits on a desk, so it’ll save your lucky coworker from a trek to the microwave.
2. Fun USB Drive
All the important projects your coworkers are working on need to be stored somewhere. That’s why a fun USB drive is a perfect gift.
Fun USB drives are a common gift, so there are tons of styles to choose from. If you know exactly who you’re shopping for, you can tailor your choice to their interests. Like a C3PO USB drive for the Star Wars geek in your life.
The best thing about this gift is that the coworker who gets it will always know which USB drive is theirs! And so will everyone else in the office.
3. Ergonomic Mousepad
We all know the toll that hours of computer work takes on the hands and the wrists. When our hands and arms aren’t in the proper positions while typing and clicking, it can lead to longterm issues like carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive stress injuries.
So, it’s important to practice proper ergonomics at the desk. Getting your coworker a cushioned, ergonomic mousepad is giving the gift of both comfort and safety. They’ll appreciate the gift and the fact that you care about their wellness.
4. Gift Basket
Everyone loves a good gift basket. It’s the perfect way to give a curated collection of practical, fun, and delicious gifts. GiftTree Gift Baskets Delivery has an incredible selection of gift baskets so you can pick the perfect basket for any coworker.
You could get a basket chockful of chocolate and delicious custom snacks. Or a basket full of top-quality wines. Or for that one coworker who can’t make it through the door without her latte, a Starbucks gift basket.
No matter what your coworkers are into, there’s a gift basket for them!
5. Office Blanket
We all have that one coworker who’s always cold. The one who thinks the AC is on way too high in the summer and wants the heat on full blast in the winter. If you’re tired of hearing about how cold they are, get them an office blanket.
They can keep this blanket draped around their office chair or on the corner of their desk for whenever they forget their office sweater. And the next time they talk about the office temperature you can innocently ask where they left their office blanket.
6. Infusion Water Bottle
Staying hydrated is important for overall health, but it’s also important for workplace productivity. When you’re dehydrated, it’s harder to focus and you feel more fatigued. So, making sure your coworkers have a water bottle at their desk is the best gift you can give this holiday season.
But don’t get them a boring water bottle. Get them an infusion water bottle.
These water bottles have a cylinder in the middle where you can put fruit. The fruit infuses into the water, giving it a delicious, fresh flavor. It’s so much more delicious than plain water and so much healthier than sugary drinks.
7. This is Fine Meme Coffee Mug
You and your coworkers have been through some tough stuff together. Those light nights putting out professional fires. That time all the documents for your presentation were lost right before the meeting. You’ve seen some stuff.
This is why your coworker will laugh their butt off when you give them a mug with the “This is Fine” meme on it. Every time they drink their hot beverage from this mug, they’ll be reminded that you’ve got their back no matter what’s happening at the office.
8. Monitor Memo Board
Everyone has their own method of organizing their work and their desk. You know that coworker who has the complicated post-it note system all over their desk and their monitor? This holiday season, you can give them a better way to organize that works like their post-its but doesn’t clutter up their desk.
The Monitor Memo Board attaches to the side of a computer monitor. Your coworker can take all those sticky notes off their desk and put them on the memo board. Some memo boards can also be written on with dry-erase marker, so they can ditch the sticky notes altogether.
Your sticky note coworker will be so happy to get all those sticky notes in order.
9. Desktop Zen Garden
We all know how stressful work can get. And everyone needs an outlet for their stress. Some go for a run. Some squeeze a stress ball.
For the coworker that’s always stressing, a desktop zen garden is an awesome holiday gift. Every time they’re about to pop, they can move around some sand, rearrange some rocks, and chill out for a bit. They’ll be happy to have an outlet, and you’ll be happy that they’re stressing less.
Appreciating Your Coworkers This Holiday Season
The holiday season is the perfect time to show your coworkers how much you appreciate the work they do all year long. Getting a gift that they’ll actually use is an awesome way to show your gratitude and let them know you care.
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