Tips for the Perfect (last-minute) Coworker Gift

Maayan Samuni

18 December, 2019

Welcome to December, the season where we need lists to keep track of our lists. With everything happening at once — the end of the year, the holidays, the planning process for next year, it can sometimes feel like a lot. Because it is. And through all that, we’re supposed to remember to get our colleagues holiday gifts?? Yes, we are!

Here are a few tips for last-minute coworker gifts that you can get, while keeping your sanity and maybe even enjoying yourself, too.

Chocolate
Obviously. Who doesn’t love chocolate? (And for those who don’t, it’s the perfect regift). Whether organic, single-origin, gold-flaked, locally made, raw, or with exotic flavors from all over the world, pick one place and do all your shopping there. Go wild and get a wide selection or buy everyone exactly the same thing, it doesn’t matter — you’ll be spreading some chocolate love this holiday season.

Homemade Cookies
Don’t feel like spending a million bucks? Make something from the heart and everyone will appreciate it. Whether you make classic chocolate chip cookies, some cute gingerbread men, brownies, or cupcakes — make a batch, wrap ’em up with a bow, and hand them out. Everyone will love them. Looking for new recipes? Try some of these Christmas cookies. They’re delicious. Trust us.

Feel like food isn’t your thing? Try some of these ideas.

Reusable Totes
Seriously. Get the ones that fold into a little pocket that you can throw into any bag or keep in the car. So, the next time someone asks, “do you need a plastic bag?” they can say “no”! There are some cute ones out there — in the shapes of fruit, flowers, or goldfish. Buy a 10-pack, give them out, and your colleagues will never be caught empty-handed.

Socks!
Whether they’re happy ones, sporty ones, or holiday ones, everyone can use a nice pair of cozy socks. Get some wild designs and you can add a bit of flair to your colleagues’ wardrobes. Go cashmere, go silly, go fuzzy, or go classy — they’ll take it and run!

A Small Plant
Everyone could use a little green for their desk. Bring your colleagues a bit of life to their workspace — get a few small cactuses or indoor flowering plants if you think they can handle watering them ;). Add a personalized note to each one and they’ll always think of you and smile whenever they look at it.

Whatever you decide to give, really do remember — it’s the thought that counts! Give with a smile and everyone will be happy to get whatever you give them.

About the author

Maayan is a New Yorker, turned Tel Avivian social media expert with a passion for content creation and storytelling. Maayan creates and manages social media strategies and campaigns for B2B businesses across various social platforms.

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