It’s that time of year again when the office will be filled with festive decorations, delicious treats and “ugly” winter sweaters – the holiday season is upon us!
That’s right. We’re only a few short weeks away from holiday parties and gift exchanges.
To help you find the perfect gift for your co-workers, we’ve put together this list of thoughtful, zany and creative gifts that your colleagues are sure to love.
1. Workshop companion
Get it for: The colleague who is a Jack-of-all trades. This handy book set will help them with their wood working, car repair, gardening, painting, plumbing and electrical projects. (Field Notes, $19.95)
2. Lamy pen
Get it for: The colleague who is always furiously scribbling notes and needs a beautiful pen to jot down all their thoughts. If a ballpoint one won’t do, there are also fountain, mechanical and rollerball pens under the $50 mark. (Lamy, $37)
3. Beaches book $40.00
Get it for: The colleague who’s pining for their next tropical vacation. Inspire their destination bucket list with this photo-filled book of the beaches of the world. (Anthropologie, $40)
4. Zen garden
Get it for: The colleague who loves a little relaxation from meditation or yoga. A desktop zen garden will give them a mini-oasis and help them stay centered. (Etsy, $48 and up)
5. Phone home $32.00
Get it for: The colleague who can be a bit of a scatterbrain and is always losing their cell. This beautiful dock will help them always know where to reach for their smartphone. (Stak Ceramics, $32)
6. Bubble bath
Get it for: The colleague who is always on the go. Give them a way to unwind after work with this set of five bubble baths from Lush.
Bonus: The set is already wrapped! (Lush, $39.95)
7. Make your own hot sauce
Get it for: The colleague who is the foodie in the group. Give them the tools to create their own hot sauce! Maybe they’ll even bring back a treat for the office to pair it with. (Uncommon Goods, $34.95)
8. Melting Frosty
Get it for: The colleague who is artistic and loves working with their hands. They’ll never run out of ways to occupy themselves with this melting Frosty. (Mastermind Toys, $11.99)
9. Vintage pinball
Get it for: The colleague who loves video games.
This classic vintage pinball is a fun way for them to test their reflexes — and remember that some things never go out of style. (Indigo, $18.38)
10. Travel cocktail kit
Get it for: The colleague who is a jet-setter with a discerning palate. Make sure they’re ready for their next flight with an old fashioned, gin and tonic, Moscow mule, champagne cocktail, bloody Mary or hot toddy. (W&P Design, $24)
11. Cardboard iPad TV stand
Get it for: The colleague who spends their breaks watching YouTube videos. This iPad TV stand will class up their viewing. (Uncommon Goods, $30)
12. Breakfast sandwich maker $24.94
Get it for: The colleague who loves to grab a breakfast sandwich on the way to work. Help them cut out the middle man and start making their own. (Walart, $24.94)
13. Hamilton CD
Get it for: The colleague who likes to think outside the box. Help inspire them with the music from the Broadway musical that changed what Broadway musicals can be. (Best Buy, $24.99)
14. 642 things to write about journal
Get it for: The colleague who is a wordsmith but may be suffering from some writer’s block. This journal with 642 writing prompts will be sure to get their creative juices flowing. (Barnes and Noble, $16.95)
15. Google cardboard
Get it for: The colleague who is always lusting after the latest virtual reality gear. Give them a sense of the action with this beginner headset. (Google, $20)
16. National parks coloring book
Get it for: The colleague who always doodles during meetings. Help them fulfill their artistic desires — and get a mental escape into nature —with a coloring book designed for adults. (Crayola, $19.99)
17. Lego architecture
Get it for: The colleague who loves American landmarks and architecture. Put them to work recreating some of the most well-known buildings around. (Lego, $29.99-$49.99+)
Happy holidays and happy gifting!