11 Office Secret Santa Gifts That Aren’t Coffee Mugs and Calendars
We’re big fans of the annual office gift exchange: It’s a great way to show a little appreciation for the people with whom you spend 40-plus hours a week. But on the flip side, it can be a bit of a challenge. (You barely know what to get your mom, let alone Dave in accounting.) These gifts—all under $40—are guaranteed to be a hit with any member of your work fam.
Mini French Press
For the coffee snob who always complains about the “sludge” in the office kitchen.
Compact Power Bank
For your buddy in sales who’s always running around town (but whose lipstick is always impeccable).
For anyone who’s less than thrilled with the open-plan layout. (You know who they are.)
Manicure Gift Card
Because typing is the enemy of nail art.
Perfect for that midnight-oil-burner who you’re pretty sure has never left the office before 10 p.m.
For the compulsive hand-washer you’re always running into in the bathroom.
Even if you know nothing about the person you drew (and their Instagram, inconveniently, is private), you know their name. (Just, uh, make sure you spell it correctly.)
Monogram Wine Stopper
Or hey, if you know their name and that they like wine, even better.
Every workplace needs an office Macgyver.
Carry-On Cocktail Kit
For your deskmate who’s about to hop on a six-hour flight home for Christmas.
Gift Card to the Local Karaoke Bar
Be honest: You know at least one person department who will make use of this immediately after the holiday party.