What do you get for your office or coworker? It’s a question that plagues even the most seasoned shopper.
Of course, you don’t want to be generic or risk showing your recipient that you weren’t thinking about them. But you also don’t want to break the bank.
That’s why we’ve assembled this list of gifts for that very special person in your life, your office buddy, coworker, or whoever it is that makes the day a little bit more bearable.
Here are some ideas for gifts that will make the recipient smile and make your office feel more like family:
Personalized Desk Accessories
Desk accessories are perfect gifts because they’re functional and bring a smile to anyone’s face. Personalize items like mug cups, calendars, pens, and notebooks with their name or initials to make it extra special.
Food & Drink
Food is always a good idea — especially when it’s microwaveable! This way you can have lunch together in the break room! Some of our favorites include Peanut butter cookies (the perfect snack), ice cream sandwiches (because who doesn’t love ice cream?), chocolate chip cookies (because chocolate is always good), and popcorn (because who doesn’t love popcorn?).
A nice pen
Nothing fancy here, just an everyday pen they can use while working at their desk or taking notes during meetings and conferences.
A subscription box
There’s no better way to tell someone how much they mean to you than by sending them a monthly box full of goodies they’ll love! The best part is that it’s easy and there are many options! You can choose from beauty boxes, food boxes, health boxes, and everything in between — all tailored to suit your needs (and theirs!).
Finding a gift for the office or coworker can be tough. You want to give something a bit more personal than just an office supply item, but, at the same time, you don’t want to give something too crazy. These gifts all fall under that happy medium and should be just right for the office or student in your life.
It would help if you had a very good idea of what to get your coworkers, or you could wing it (as long as you have some relationship with them). And when it comes to the gift itself, look around. Is your company doing something like Secret Santa? In that case, maybe you can find a gag gift or White Elephant gift that fits in with what your coworkers want. Then, of course, you can always use a simple office supply gift card or coffee mug. Whatever the case may be, hopefully, this article has given you some new ideas.