Secret Santa is one of the most awaited affairs at any workplace as the year comes to a wrap. The mystery behind a possibly cute Santa, excitement to buy gifts for your office bestie and an opportunity to do fun stuff is what it is all about. It is also a great way to bond and network with your co-workers. Therefore, choosing an appropriate gift, something that your colleague will appreciate is very important.
Here are few gift ideas to help you brighten your colleague’s day:
#1. Personalized Gifts
a) A Personalized Puzzle
A puzzle of their own photograph or something they really care about is a fun way to show how attentive you are in your conversations.
b) A Personalized Desktop Calendar
Along with reminding your colleague of the date and the days going by, it is a great way to show you care.
c) Personalized Stationery
Personalized pens and diaries are not only thoughtful but also useful at a workplace where a lot of notes need to be taken.
#2. Desk Décor Items
a) A Lantern
Lanterns are great decorations whether they are hung on the wall or kept on the desk. You can gift your colleague a decorative lantern which they can light in the evenings and place on their desks.
b) A snacking jar
Have a foodie as a colleague who cannot stop munching? A quirky, airtight snacking jar they can keep on their desk and snack from every now and then might be a very thoughtful gift for them.
c) Wall Hangings and posters
If one of your colleagues sits before a wall they can decorate, wall hangings and posters are good options. You can gift them with wall hangings and posters related to people and topics they may care about.
d) A Desk Planner
For the colleague who plans out every minute and has a lot of tasks to be completed on his to-do list, this is a very useful gift.
e) Star Wars Goodies
For the effervescent Star Wars/Comic fans, this gift will surely bring a smile on their face and light up their desk with quirk and love for Star Wars.
#3. Easy Travel Options
a) A Travel Coffee Mug
Coffee is a must for everyone to kick start their day. Therefore, a travel mug for when your colleague might be late will be a great gift.
b) A Card Holder
A holder which can hold all their visiting, credit and debit card in a comprehensive manner might be a very helpful for a co-worker.
Gifts are a way of showing someone how much you care for them and respect them. Getting the right gift for your co-worker is therefore your key to win their liking and friendship. Keep in mind what your colleague cares about most, what he or she needs and what would make him or her happy before deciding what you would like to purchase for them.