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Secret Santa gift exchanges can be quite the challenge, especially when you’re buying something for someone you don’t know so well.
For flexible workspace operators, the end of the year season presents a great opportunity to strengthen your community, as it provides the perfect excuse to host events and encourage members to mingle and interact with one another.
One way to do this is by organizing a ‘Secret Santa’. This activity will encourage coworkers to get to know one another on a deeper level as people often want to gift something that the other person will value. In order to do this, they need to go beyond the usual “Hi, how’s it going?” workplace interaction.
Still, we all can use a little help when picking out the right gift. So to get you in the holiday mood, here are 15 gift ideas for the workplace Secret Santa.
- Tupperware set
For the coworker who always brings his or her home-made food to the office.
For anyone really. Chocolate has many benefits and it’s one of the best workplace snacks to have in stock for when the brain needs a little extra push and motivation.
- Desk plant with a ceramic bowl
Adding plants to the workplace environment has various benefits, including improved air quality, noise reduction, and it even has mental health benefits. A little green can go a long way. Check out the 7 best low-maintenance plants for the workplace and then complement it with a ceramic bowl.
Candles are thoughtful gifts. Try to find out which aromas your gift receiver enjoys; he or she might like citrus aromas, sweet, wood, mixed fruit… there’s plenty to choose from.
- Gourmet hot sauce
For the foodie and Taco Tuesday aficionado. If you can’t figure out if they enjoy hot sauce, you can take a similar approach and opt for gourmet barbecue sauce. You can’t go wrong either way.
- Gourmet popcorn
For the person who’s always snacking while at work. Popcorn can be a healthy snack (it’s the topping that isn’t) and today, there are plenty of flavors to choose from.
- Stop talking cards
Noise is the number one distraction in shared workspace settings and it’s the primary cause of workplace inefficiency. These cards will be the perfect way to let others know when they are being too noisy and need to tone it down. Gift these cards to someone and they’ll be eternally grateful as they’ll have a not-so-subtle, yet cool way to say “shut up”!
- Lip balm and hand cream set
Especially for those living in areas where Winter strikes pretty hard. It’s a thoughtful gift that won’t go unappreciated. Who here hasn’t suffered from cracked lips and dry hands?
- Infusion water bottle
For the healthy and wellness conscious. It’s a perfect gift for the person who’s always sipping water or hitting the gym. It’ll let them get a break from the bland and monotonous water flavor.
- Hardcover notebook
For the one who enjoys taking notes by hand — it’s a great gift that can also be personalized.
- Coffee mug
Coffee is a workplace must. A cool or unique coffee mug that will keep the coffee warm for longer is the perfect gift for the person who’s always in the workplace bright and early or who is always in need of an afternoon caffeine kick.
- Essential oil diffuser
For the wellness-focused member. This is a great gift to keep in the workplace or to take home. Extra points if you buy the diffuser as well as a couple of essential oils so it’s ready for use.
- Sarcastic 9 ball
For the person who always has something witty to say.
- Laptop and smartphone cleaning kit
For the techy one who enjoys having all devices clean and looking their best. Besides, there’s nothing more annoying than working on a sticky keypad.
- Cool socks
Socks are an underrated gift. You can gift fluffy socks, personalized socks, funny socks, witty socks, normal socks… there are so many to choose from.
Are you participating in a Secret Santa? Have any additional gift ideas? Let us know!