Best Christmas Gifts for Coworkers

July 03, 2022 5 min read

Christmas Day has arrived, bringing with it cold weather, merriment, and good cheer, as well as the stress of finding the perfect gift to bring to your office holiday party. Whether your office has a white elephant exchange or assigns everyone a Secret Santa, Famvibe has compiled a list of the most unique, fun, and affordable Christmas gifts for coworkers.

1. Desk Plants

These adorable mini-owl planters will liven up any dull desk. These 2.5-inch ceramic pots are ideal for growing miniature herbs or low-maintenance succulents, providing your coworkers with a dose of natural beauty during the workday.

2. Wine (or Craft Beer)

Assuming your gift recipient isn't celebrating sobriety and isn't underage, why not brighten their day with a fun surprise? A good bottle of wine can usually be found for $15, or two decent varieties for $6 to $7. (depending on how much you like your colleague). Is your coworker a beer person? Spend a little extra money on a six-pack of craft beer and a bow, and we guarantee your gift will be well-received.

3. Adult Coloring Books

Work may be difficult, but your holiday office gift does not have to be. Wrap an adult-themed (but not X-rated!) coloring book and markers as a fun surprise for your coworker. These zen-inducing activity books help adults rediscover their childhood creativity and can be a great way to unwind after a long day at work.

4. (Matinee) Movie Tickets

Although $15 will not buy two tickets to a luxury cinema, it will cover the cost of two matinée tickets and possibly a small snack. A gift card to the theater is a great quickie present that can bring a lot of enjoyment for the coworker who loves the movies or the gift-giver who is short on ideas.

5. Butt Cushion

Sitting at a desk all day can cause severe pain in our legs, buttocks, and backs. Give your coworker a gluteal boost by presenting them with an inexpensive memory foam seat cushion. They not only provide support and make sitting for long periods of time more bearable, but they are also very inexpensive!

6. Cell Phone Camera Lens

This attachable cell phone camera lens is a fun gift to up the picture-quality game of the coworker who is always taking photos of their lunch. These lenses, which cost just under $14, provide crisper, clearer shots with less glare, making their Instagram feed sparkle with high-resolution images. Just make sure you get a lens that works with your phone model!

7. Personal Fan

Sharing an office means sharing a thermostat, which means someone is bound to be uncomfortable. These inexpensive USB-powered desk fans are the ideal gift for a coworker who needs a little extra breeze. When your boss is cheap about running the AC, the tiny but powerful fans provide a constant stream of cool air to keep colleagues comfortable.

8. Warm Touch-Screen Gloves 

Warm Touch-Screen Gloves  Why not provide them with a stylish pair of touch-screen gloves to keep their fingers warm? These practical gloves are designed for cold hands that need to work and are comfortable to wear while using computers and, yes, even touch screens.

9. Personal Journal

A guided journal could be the ideal holiday gift for a coworker who is interested in self-improvement. These are fun and extremely inexpensive books, with prompts to help unleash inner creativity, define goals, and inspire action, are like a daily dose of personal therapy to help motivate and encourage your colleague to live their best life.

10. Multi-Tool Pen

Talk about unique! Multipurpose pens are a fun and versatile gift to give this holiday season. From glass-cutting tactical pens (ideal for self-defense) to pens that transform into useful tools like screwdrivers, mini saws, bottle openers, and even flashlights, these one-of-a-kind gifts will make your coworker feel like they're on an episode of "MacGyver."

11. Desk-Size Games

Everyone needs to let off some steam now and then, and one of the best ways to do so is to play a game. Because most offices lack bowling alleys, basketball courts, pool tables, and cornhole boards (unless you work at Google headquarters), miniature desk versions are a welcome substitute that every colleague will appreciate.

12. Glass Water Bottle

Water is essential, but so is avoiding the harmful toxins and contaminants found in plastic. Stylish glass and bamboo water bottle is a great gift for health-conscious colleagues to help them stay hydrated throughout the workday without worrying about BPA and micro-plastics in their beverage. These adorable bottles may promote better health and well-being.

13. Aromatherapy Diffuser

With this mini essential oil diffuser, humidifier, and soothing light, a personal desk means some much-needed personal aromatherapy. Give the gift of fragrant zen with these attractive diffusers, which can create a calming or even energizing environment using their favorite aromatherapy oils.

14. Foot Hammock

This gift is so brilliant that you might want to get one for yourself. Foot hammocks make long days at the office much more comfortable. These lower-leg slings, which cost less than $15, are ideal for resting tired feet at the office (or even on a plane), and are lined with soothing memory foam for extra-comfortable leg support.

15. Books

Books are timeless gifts, and they're likely to be the most appreciated by the avid reader in your office. There are nearly endless titles to choose from that are well under the $15 budget, allowing you to give someone a few books to enjoy this holiday season, ranging from funny, work-themed books to novels, memoirs, and more. Can't decide what they should read? Give them a gift card to a bookstore and let them choose their own books.

16. Lottery Tickets

Unless you live in one of the six states in the United States that do not participate in the lottery (sorry, Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada, and Utah), a bundle of lottery tickets is a gift that literally keeps on giving. Whether you buy a box of fifteen $1 scratch-offs or combine them with quick pick lottery tickets, your fun holiday gift could be worth hundreds (or even millions) of dollars for a relatively small investment.

17. Funny Memo Pads

Some people adore stationery, so why not brighten their holidays with a few amusing memo pads to make a dull day at work more enjoyable? These amusing notepads can provide hours of entertainment while taking notes, making lists, and setting visual reminders. Plus, because they're so cheap, you can afford to give a variety that will keep everyone in the office laughing all year.

18. Funny Mugs

Long days at the office necessitate copious amounts of coffee, cocoa, or tea, so a new set of funny mugs is the ideal holiday gift for your coworkers. These caffeinated delights, ranging from sarcastic to sassy, are great conversation starters and will make waking up for work a little more enjoyable. Plus, because they're so cheap, you might be able to splurge on a bag of coffee, a box of cocoa, or a box of tea to go with them.

19. Mug Warmer

Why not splurge on this affordable desktop mug warmer for the coworker who already has enough mugs to keep them happy? This clever device keeps hot beverages deliciously hot while taking up little space.

20. RFID Security Wallet

While there is some debate about whether RFID wallets are even necessary, this secure wallet could be a cool gift to receive for the technologically savvy coworker. These stylish wallets do double duty to ensure you're the only one spending your money by preventing thieves from skimming data from your credit cards, IDs, and even passports.

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