10 Practical New Year Gifts for Work Colleagues
After close friends and family, office colleagues are probably one set of people who we spend the maximum time with. And giving good gifts to colleagues, well within our budgets, can be quite a challenge. The gifts have to be practical, not too sentimental, not too personal, and not cheap quality at all.
Here’s my pick of top 10 gifts under $25 that you can give to colleagues and watch them smile from ear to ear!
1. Decorative Ecru Architectural Wall Clock from Target – $25
Who would know the value of a minute than a colleague who always misses the morning hand scan by half a minute! This wooden wall clock is the perfect present for even your boss as it has a touch of sophistication and class which makes it a great choice for any colleague.
2. Camera Bag from Sony – $18.99
If your co worker has an obsessive compulsive photography disorder and just can’t get enough of clicking and shooting photographs with his digital camera then he is sure to appreciate this light weight nylon camera bag to store his prized possession in.
3. iPhone 5 Case from SwitchEasy – $24.21
Got a tech geek who managed to get his/her hands on the latest iPhone case? Well then they are sure to appreciate this iPhone 5 case. Don’t worry, its functional too; its scratch resistant design protects the phone from scratches and scuffs while providing access to all the buttons.
4. Swingarm Desk Lamp from Target – $18.99
Extra light at the desk is always welcome for anyone, especially if the colleague you’ll be giving it to has to do a lot of reading and writing every day. Done in a sturdy metal with a black-painted finish, this luminous present can be given to anyone at the office.
5. Ghirardelli Three Tier Gift Box from Amazon – $25.00
Is your cubicle-mate a chocoholic? Get this scrumptious present for him/ her of assorted Ghirardelli squares in three flavors that will keep them licking their fingers for long!
6. Colorblock Scarf from Gap – $24.99
Got a BFF at the office who is too much into fashion? Get this lovely colorblock scarf for her that will serve a great purpose during the chilly winter breeze and turn her into a stylish fashionista too.
7. Nom Nom Lunch Bag from Etsy – $15.95
This cute “Nom Nom” lunch bag will win any colleague over. Done in a jute material with a wipe-clean lining, this is something that will be practical and fun.
8. La Crème Color Drenched Lip Cream from Toofaced.Com – $21.00
Got a colleague who’s got the blues? At the risk of sounding vain, I have to confess, sometimes there’s nothing like an intense colored lipstick to lift up someone’s mood, works wonders on Mondays.
9. Doctor Seuss The Cat in the Hat 18-Ounce Oval Ceramic Mug from Amazon – $10.02
A very cute little mug for the morning cup of coffee, or even for holding essential office stationery like: pens, pencils, highlighters in one place. This cute oval shape mug comes in a colorful gift box packaging, saving you the task of wrapping it up.
10. Stainless Steel Logo Water Bottle from Bebe – $16.00
There’s a sport buff or two in every office: this water bottle from Bebe is for them to work out in style and stay hydrated.
Aren’t some of these gifts so cute and funny? I would love to receive some of these myself. What do you think? Which ones are your pick for your friends at work?