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Tis’ the season for gifting and holiday cheer! While it may be easy to find that special gift for a loved one or a close friend, gifting to a coworker for a gift exchange can be a trickier holiday task.
A holiday present for a coworker should always be something that is widely used, is fun/unique, and potentially has an added meaning behind it (perhaps, an inside joke).
Holiday Gift Guide for Coworkers and Employees
To help you get started, we’ve compiled a few of the best holiday gifts that could be applicable to any coworker.
If you pulled a BBQ connoisseur in your holiday secret Santa, getting them something for their grilling hobby would be an awesome gift. Depending on the budget, you can find all kinds of cool BBQ accessories or even grills with BBQGuys. They have awesome gifts for under $100 like an ash vacuum, or a BBQ thermometer, to make your coworkers’ BBQ experience even better! They also have tons of awesome holiday sales, so you can find a great gift at an even better price!
The holidays all make us think of something unique and special, but one thing is for certain, we all think about delicious foods and meals during the holidays. So what better gift to give to a coworker or employee than the gift of food! Our favorite retailer for eats this year is Fulton Fish Market, an online seafood retailer that delivers seafood directly to your door. Check out their holiday bundles for Christmas and Thanksgiving! Gift a monthly subscription or a gift card and let your coworker know their next seafood dinner is on you!
In case you hadn’t heard, subscription boxes are still very popular. The reason is that it’s a gift that keeps on giving, even after Christmas. It’s nice to get a box delivered to your door each month or so, with goodies and other nice things.
Trade Coffee is a sustainable and consciously sourced coffee bean roasting subscription. Their Celebration Box is full to the brim of different types of coffee to try. This gift is perfect for you caffeine-loving teen!
Simple, high quality, and edible. Nothing spreads a little holiday cheer like a unique holiday gift basket. Using a service such as Gourmetgiftbaskets.com gives you access to hundreds of different gift baskets that could be suitable for every type of coworker.
To find the perfect gift basket, find out some of your coworker’s likes and dislikes. If you’re purchasing a food basket for them, ask around your place of work if they are sweets or savory types of eater, as well as if they have any food allergies. There’s a perfect gift basket for everyone, and you can be the greatest giver this year with one!
While it might not be the most thoughtful present, everyone loves a gift card to their favorite establishments, so you know they’ll get good use of them.
On Giftcards.com you can access nearly any type of gift card and you can even place your own logo if you want a customized one for your team.
Find places that your coworker loves to shop at, such as Starbucks, Target, or Amazon. You can also make it more thoughtful by gifting them a gift card to their favorite restaurants for a date night with their significant other.
Better yet, gift cookies! Wine and gift baskets are great choices, but if you really want to get something everyone will love, try ordering Cheryl’s Cookies ahead of time. Choose Christmas cookies to fit the occasion and watch how much they will be appreciated!
A Fun Event
Everyone always loves to go out for a fun event. A concert, wine tasting, classes, or even a holiday excursion, all of this can be found (at a good price) on a platform like Groupon.
Groupon is known for selling event tickets and experiences at a much cheaper rate, so you can even purchase tickets for a coworker and a spouse! Again, finding out what interests your coworker has will help lead you towards potential experiences to purchase for them. Also, try to find out potential dates they have available (if possible) to avoid any scheduling conflicts for them. Purchasing tickets for events farther out will help avoid these issues.
A Gift for Their Best Buddy
Do you have a pup lover in the office? Help them spread the holiday cheer with their fur buddy this year with an introductory subscription to BarkBox.
Barkbox offers unique customizable boxes full of toys, treats, and products that any dog will love. Gift your coworker the first month of a subscription and potentially give them away to continue to spoil and love their furry pal. Finding out the breed of their dog, as well as how many dogs they have, will help you get an idea of the perfect first box.
A Funny Coffee MugThis one may seem like a copout gift, but any mug that can put a smile on your coworker’s face every morning could go a long way as a gift. If you and your coworker have any inside jokes or funny memes you have shared with each other, look for those. If not, we recommend going with the “This is fine” mug in order to portray the daily life of an office worker. Share the pain together this holiday season.
More Christmas Gift Ideas
Although gifts to a coworker might not be as sentimental as a loved one, you can still gift an awesome present to your favorite fellow employee this year!