There’s only one more week until it’s finally Christmas! 😀 Ahh! How did time fly by so fast? With the holidays rolling around, it’s time to make sure you have all of your gifts in check!
As with every Christmas, I leave the gifts that I want to shop for least last, and that means gifts for coworkers or casual acquaintances. It’s not that I don’t like shopping for these particular gifts, just that I always have a somewhat difficult time picking great, practical, yet wallet-friendly items.
While it may be tempting to just grab anything for these acquaintances since gifts aren’t really necessary, I believe Christmas is a time for giving, and it never hurts to show a little gratitude to everyone in your life. Plus, it definitely helps you get further in the long run by establishing better connections with those around you.
Let’s get started, shall we?
1. Rifle Paper Co 2016 Travel the World Desk Calendar • Rifle Paper Co. • $16
This calendar is a great gift choice because it’s relatively androgynous! What’s even better is that this calendar features travel destinations, which makes it perfect for a coworker to put at his or her desk so they can look at it whenever they get a case of wanderlust.
2. Metal Photo Clip String Set • Urban Outfitters • $14
Another amazing gift idea for a coworker, this photo clip string set is perfect for setting up in the cubicle. Photos can really help brighten up any day, and with this string set, your coworker can relive great memories even when they’re having a bad day in the office.
3. Chronicle Books ‘Grumpy Cat’ 2015 Wall Calendar • Chronicle Books • $14.99
This Grumpy Cat Calendar will surely bring great laughs to your coworker and everyone who passes by their cubicle or desk. It’s always nice to have some funnies in the office to brighten up the workday.
4. Leah Goren Cat Study Mug • STUDY • $14
You can never go wrong with a mug because everyone loves their coffee or tea, and with a fun yet creative pattern, your coworker or acquaintance will surely thank you because it sets their mug apart from everyone else’s in the kitchen.
5. Tri-Coastal Design ‘I Woke Up Like This’ Mug • Tricoastal Design • $10
A perfect little pick-me-up for all of the ladies. Everyone wants some ‘I Woke Up Like This’ merchandise in their lives, so don’t hesitate to pick up this functional yet cute little mug for a casual friend. I’m sure she’ll appreciate it!
6. Anthropologie Limited Edition Golden Monogram Mug • Anthropologie • $10
Monogram mugs have been so popular in the recent years, but these new gold ones put such a fun little twist to a classic. I know I’d want one for myself, even if it’s not for coffee and tea, and just for decorative purposes. It’d look great on the desk or even on the vanity.
7. ban.do Rosy Outlook 2016 Planner • Anthropologie • $22
I love planners because they’re so useful. For coworkers or acquaintances who you know wouldn’t normally buy planners on their own, your gift might just motivate them to start using one, making for more productive and organized days. Plus, it’s so hard to resist the pretty pattern, which will really pop in the office.
8. Voluspa ‘Maison Jardin’ Mini Decorative Tin Candle • Voluspa • $8
You can never go wrong with candles because they make for great home and decorative pieces. I love the pretty, minimal design of this particular container, and it’ll surely brighten up anyone’s living space.
9. Citrus Zinger Sport • $18
And of course, for that one friend who’s such a health-and-fitness-junkie, this sports bottle is perfect for them because it comes with a little citrus zinger, which makes making fruit water so much easier.
What’re you all planning to get your coworkers or acquaintances? Which of these on the list is your favorite? I’d love to hear from you, especially since the holidays are coming up really soon! It never hurts to have more gift ideas! 🙂