Christmas Gifts For Coworkers Don’t Have to Be Challenging!
Gifts for colleagues when leaving work for the holidays are a nice way to say “see ya later” for a few days – but they can be hard to buy. Different office cultures and different personalities mean that some funny gifts for coworkers work one in place, but fall flat in another! Then there is the question of a female coworker versus a male coworker, colleague versus your boss!
You might be looking for inexpensive gifts for coworkers – in which case you are in the right place! We’ve got a whole list of Christmas gifts for coworkers under $10 and for a variety of interests. Let’s make coworker Christmas gift shopping easier this year.
Things to Consider When Buying Christmas Gifts for Coworkers
There are a few things you’ll want to consider before you start just buying gifts for coworkers. Let’s go over them in no particular order.
Office Culture. This is something that you will have to assess for yourself – but your office culture can really dictate what kind of gift you buy/should be giving. Some offices have a very relaxed atmosphere while others are strict and by the book. This will play a role in whether you get something funny or whether a coffee mug will do.
If you are worried about rules at the workplace because you are close to your colleague and have a gift that is more silly than they might like, consider gifting it to them outside of office hours!
Price/Quality. Price and quality of the product go hand in hand usually. If you are focused on getting a cheaper gift for your coworker, then maybe don’t expect it to have the best quality. This is especially true if it’s a joke gift. If you want a really good useful office tool or item for your colleague, you might have to pay up.
Purpose. In short, think about the gift and think about the person’s personality, even their role. Will they use the gift or will it be good for a laugh and then sit in a desk? Maybe you just want a gift that gets a quick laugh? Just have a think about the purpose of the gift before you go buying and giving!
Cheap Christmas Gifts for Coworkers
A good mug can go a long way.// Photo: Unsplash
It’s fair to assume that most gifts for colleagues are going to be on the cheaper side. That’s totally understandable so here are some great ideas for smaller and cheaper gifts for colleagues. Keep in mind that if one small gift is not enough you can always buy more than one and create a little “gift pack”.
If you are genuinely interested in a mug as a gift, we have a whole post on just funny mugs! Keep in mind that some of them might be inappropriate for the office!
Brain Teaser Puzzle
- Name: Wooden Sphere Puzzle. Please note the size: 2.36 x 2.36 x 2.36 (inch)
- Recommended for ages 5 & up, children should be used under adult supervision. It is a puzzle that will entertain and challenge all ages
Mini USB Humidifier
TopMate Mini USB Humidifier Cool Mist Ultrasonic Candle-Shape Air Humidifier Portable with Warm Night Light Auto Shut-Off for Office Home...
- 1.Quite And Safe: Applied Ultrasonic Technology, provides you super quiet environment that will not interfere with your sleep or work. The default time is 4 hours shutdown to prevent the water from damaging the product.
Business Card Stand
MaxGear Wood Business Card Holder Card Display Walnut Wood Card Stand for Desk Desktop Name Card Holder for Tables Organizer,...
- 🌲CHOICEST MATERIAL -- MaxGear wooden business card holder is made of whole-piece natural walnut with manual polishing and painting, built to last , durable and sturdy ,meeting all your demands for office! (To show original look of wood products, latest version have REMOVED BRAND LOGO)
Long Phone Charger
AmazonBasics Double Braided Nylon Lightning to USB A Cable, Advanced Collection - MFi Certified iPhone Charger - Red, 6-Foot
- Apple MFi certified charging and syncing cable for your Apple devices
- Copper wire with added Kevlar to improve durability and strength; durable nylon fiber cloth provides protection, strength, and flexibility
- Keeps books vertically organized and in place so books don't easily tip
- Non-skid bookends have padded bases to keeps scratches to a minimal and prevent slipping
- Decorate your study room and Keeps your books organized and in view
Standing Desk Calendar
Cranbury 2019 Small Desk Calendar: 8"x6" Standing Desktop Table Top Tent Calendars (Colorful) with Bonus Planner Stickers, Monthly October 2018-December...
- PAGE SIZE: 8x6", Calendar 2019 with stand / easel, 1x3/4" Daily Planner Blocks for Reminder Notes and Included Appointment Stickers
- 15 BEAUTIFUL UNIQUE DESIGNS, USE RIGHT AWAY - 2019 Calendar Includes 3 BONUS 2018 Months (October - December)
Funny Desk Accessory Holder
- includes pen holder, tape dispenser, memo/card holder and paper clip holder
- 5" high
- Bright Blue
- Compatible Model(s): Tech Armor water based TechClean gel formula is safe for ALL electronic Devices.
- WHAT ARE TECH ARMOR CLEANING KITS . Tech Armor Cleaning Kits Include TechClean Gel Screen Cleaner, Mircofiber Polishing Cloth and Ammonia / No Alcohol Wipes.
Opps 3.54 Inch White Ceramic Contemporary Square Design Succulent Plant Pot/Cactus Plant Pot with Bamboo Tray - Pack of 3
- Perfectly displays live potted plants, flowers, small cactus and succulents. *Plants not included.*
- Great for home decor, modern minimalist design and its clean lines are greatly suitable for decorating your windowsill, desktop, kitchen, bathroom, office and bedroom.
Avtion Basketball Game, Mini Desktop Tabletop Portable Travel or Office Game Set for Indoor/Outdoor, Fun Sports Novelty Toy or Gag...
- Incredibly fun, never be bored again this portable basketball system will keep you entertained whenever you feel boredom creeping up on you
- Relieve your stress, take your mind off the job and gives yourself a few minutes to relax and de-stress with this frustration free desktop game
Funny Coffee Mug
Pack of 2 - I survived another meeting that should have been an email - 11OZ ceramic coffee mugs -...
- TWO-PACK - These mugs feature printing on both sides and are only sold by Who's Your Daddy.
- Twice the joy with these lovely high quality ceramic mugs made by the best artisans and masters of the field in order to make the perfect gift for the person you love.
Felt Letter Board 10x10 | +690 PRE-Cut Letters +Stand +Sorting Tray | (Black) Letter Board with Letters, Letters Board, Letter...
- ✅ 🔥ONE DAY SALE!🔥 NOW WITH MULTI-SIZED LETTERS! Letterboards are for creativity, so while other letter boards restrict you on accessories, the popular Little Hippo Letterboard gives you MORE! 690 Characters... in LARGE AND SMALL! #WAAAT? Yes, 3 SIZED LETTERS! (1, 2, and ¾ Inches)! You'll never be lost for words again and always deliver stand out quotes #likeaboss!
Anker AK-UBA 2.4G Wireless Vertical Ergonomic Optical Mouse, 800 / 1200 /1600 DPI, 5 Buttons for Laptop, Desktop, PC, Macbook...
- Scientific ergonomic design encourages healthy neutral "handshake" wrist and arm positions for smoother movement and less overall strain.
- 800 / 1200 / 1600 DPI Resolution Optical Tracking Technology provides more sensitivity than standard optical mice for smooth and precise tracking on a wide range of surfaces.
Mid-Range Christmas Gifts for Coworkers
No wires? No problem. // Photo: Unsplash
Mid-range gifts can start to up in price but they also usually go up in usefulness. Many of these items are designed to increase productivity and we are talking about the espresso maker, here! Seriously though, the coffee-loving coworker we all have would love that last one!
- 36 reusable pages wipe clean with a damp cloth when used with Pilot FriXion pens
- Allow 15 seconds for ink to dry in order for it to bond to our specialized pages.
- Blast your notes to Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, Box, OneNote, Slack, iCloud and email
Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard
1byone Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard, Portable Bluetooth Keyboard for iOS, Android, Windows, PC, Tablets and Smartphone, Black
- Foldable design - Made of excellent aluminium material,ultra slim foldable design and pocket size. Folding size: 5.8"*3.5"*0.7", Open size:9.9"*3.5"*0.2".
- Compatibility - QWERTY layout with hot keys, Compatible with iOS/Mac OS, Android, Windows and most bluetooth-enabled devices
- Raises notebook screen height to eye level for better ergonomics (5.9 inches).
- Single piece aluminum design provides solid stability and acts as a heat sink to cool laptop
- The back cable management hole is 2 inches in diameter. Cable organizer behind routes wires neatly
Infuser Thermos Mug
Bamboo Tumbler 18 oz Thermos for Loose Leaf Tea, Coffee Mug & Fruit Water w/Stainless Steel Infuser. Vacuum Insulated Travel...
- CREATE MOMENTS OF PRESENCE AND CONNECTION - with our NEW Double-Walled, 100% Organic Bamboo Insulated Tea Thermos with Strainer & Infuser Basket. Holds 18oz of liquid to give you the largest Bamboo Tumbler on the market. Perfect for loose leaf tea, fruit infusions, cold or hot organic coffee, cocoa, smoothies or water. Enjoy at home, on the go, work or play.
Anker PowerCore 10000, One of The Smallest and Lightest 10000mAh External Batteries, Ultra-Compact, High-Speed Charging Technology Power Bank for iPhone,...
- The Anker Advantage: Join the 30 million+ powered by our leading technology.
- Remarkably Compact: One of the smallest and lightest 10000mAh portable charger. Provides almost three-and-a-half iPhone 8 charges or two-and-a-half Galaxy S8 charges.
Decision Maker Paperweight
Portable Espresso Maker
Trimm Portable Hand Held Espresso Machine and Thermos Vacuum Insulated Double Wall | Portable Espresso Maker and Flask | Single...
- FRESH BREWED ESPRESSO IN SECONDS: If you're into coffee you know that instant or poorly brewed coffee just doesn't cut it. You want freshly ground freshly brewed coffee because nothing else is comparable. With our mini portable espresso maker, you can quickly and effortlessly brew your own cup of coffee without fussing with electronics, slow coffee machines, or long lines at the local coffee shop. All you need is our hand operated coffee machine and just a few minutes for great tasting coffee.
Expensive Christmas Gifts for Coworkers
Nothing like a classy pen for a classy coworker. // Photo: Unsplash
Finally, we come to the gifts for coworkers that are expensive. Honestly, there aren’t too many in this category – and if the gift idea was that expensive you should probably just ask the office to buy them for everyone because many of the ideas that would be here are actually just super nice office supplies that everyone would enjoy!
That said, we really love the pen below. We think it’s an innovative way to merge workflows if someone needs to get their writing into digital – and fast!
Neo smartpen N2 (Silver White) - Convert Handwriting to Digital Text, Record & Replay Voice Notes, Auto-Sync to Evernote -...
- NEO SMARTPEN N2: Simply start writing with N2 on Ncoded paper and the handwritten notes will appear on your smart device. It turns on automatically when touching paper and stores up to 1,000 pages even when not paired with a smart device to provide a comfortable and natural note taking experience. N2 can also record and replay voice notes: a handy tool for students, interviewers, and frequent note-takers.
And there you have it – 21 perfect gifts for coworkers for Christmas time. In the end, have a think about your coworker, your budget, and their interests – and you cannot go wrong! If you end up buying something, let us know how it went and how it was received! We’d love to hear about it.
As always, Stay Curious,
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