I’m sure we’ve all been assigned a Secret Santa and a $20 limit, only to sit back and think “what on Earth am I going to get this person for Christmas?” before. Gifts are hard, but we’re here to make that choice a little easier. If you’re behind on gifts for work friends, this list is here to give you some clever (and actually useful) gift ideas.
Mini scent diffuser/humidifier
Diffusers and humidifiers are great for the office when the dry, musty air gets too much. Give the gift of a gust of fresh air for those days when all you want to do is step outside but emails and meetings are holding you back.
Jade rollers have picked up in popularity recently, touted as a solution for puffy faces. Perfect for early mornings after late nights, jade rollers are a relaxing self-pamper step in your morning routine. You can also keep them at your desk at work if you want a midday mini massage break.
Socks are one of those gifts that we hated to receive as kids but are actually pretty great as an adult. Everyone could use more socks, especially fun patterns that fit under workwear but provide a fun kick to your outfit.
Now that the weather is colder, wrapping in ourselves in hot water to unwind sounds even more inviting. Bath bombs make bath-time a fun colourful break in a busy lifestyle.
A desktop candle is great to liven up the senses and keep you swathed in relaxing scents all day long. Candles can get pricy and are kind of a “non-essential”, so they’re perfect to receive as gifts.
Is there someone in your office who lives off coffee and not much else? A tumbler is a perfect vessel for those caffeine fixes, hot or cold. They also provide the perfect excuse to stop drinking out of a communal coffee mug.
Cute mugs serve as a pick-me-up for any drink break, even if it’s just water. Having a nice container to drink water out of is also an effective incentive to stay hydrated! Dehydration is a major cause of fatigue and brain fog, so a mug is a reminder to drink more water.
If you have an idea of what the person you’re buying for likes to watch, chances are you’ll be able to guess what kinds of books they’d like to read. And who doesn’t like the feeling of cracking open a new hard cover book?
Did you know that after the Covid-19 pandemic began, puzzle sales went up 300- 400%? They’re a fun way to unwind after a busy or tiring day at the office, and can be easily converted into nice wall decor after completion.
If your Secret Santa is a snacker with a sweet tooth, a gourmet chocolate bar is sure to satisfy their holiday cravings. Bonus points for being a stealthy desk snack that they wouldn’t have to share with others in the office.