Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Next Gift Exchange at Work

Pencil or pen set

Since everyone uses writing utensils, a pencil or pen set makes for a practical gift.  Consider purchasing a high-quality pencil or pen set they can use throughout their workday.

Coffee mug

A great gift for all coffee drinkers, you can find coffee mugs in a variety of colors, styles and shapes. You can also consider purchasing a travel coffee mug for them to take their caffeine on the go. Equipped with a secure travel lid, these coffee mugs help avoid spills on their way to and from the office.

Leather mouse pad

Give your coworker's desk an upgrade with a sleek leather mouse pad. This practical, yet sophisticated gift gives their mouse a smooth surface to work on.

Letter board

This fun holiday gift idea lets your coworker spell out messages, phrases or quotes.  It also gives them something to decorate their workspace or home with.

Phone grip or stand

A phone grip or stand helps your coworkers prop up their tablet, phone or other devices.  Phone grips, in particular, help them hold their phone more comfortably.

Desk organizer

A desk organizer can help keep your team member’s work area tidy and free from clutter.  Opt for a desk organizer that matches their decor or style.


With the new year approaching, get your coworker a planner they can use to schedule out their day.  This holiday gift idea helps them stay organized and helps them better manage their time.

Office emergency kit

You can expect the unexpected whether it’s at the office or elsewhere.  Prepare an emergency kit with aspirin, safety pins, breath mints, spare batteries, needle and thread or anything else that might come in handy.

Power banks

No one wants to run out of cell phone power, especially during an important call. A portable power bank is a handy holiday gift idea and accessory, whether your co-work is on a long call or taking notes on their laptop.

WFH lunch

With the recent economic shift, more coworkers are working from home on a full- or part-time basis. Consider inviting your work-from-home coworker to be your guest for lunch or coffee. Just as employees enjoy getting away from the office, they may enjoy a change of scenery from their home office.


Not only does everyone use socks, but they also come in a variety of options for you to choose from. This allows you to buy a pair that fits a wide variety of personalities. Consider the person you're shopping for and buy socks that fit their particular style and interests.


Consider buying your coworker a scarf that they can wear throughout the winter season.  Make sure to consider their style and the level of coziness the scarf provides.

Bath salts or bombs

Give your coworker a spa night at home with a set of bath salts or bombs. They work to cleanse, detox and hydrate skin.  When poured or placed into a bathtub, they can help promote relaxation.

Reusable shopping bags

Give your coworker an eco-friendly gift in the form of reusable shopping bags.  You can find this holiday gift idea in sets and in an assortment of styles, colors and prints.


Everyone needs to write things down. Buy your coworker a notepad to help them remember things for later.  They can use this practical gift either at home, in the office or on the go.

Face or sheet mask

Consider buying your coworker a refreshing face or sheet mask to help hydrate their skin.  Not only does it give their face the moisture it needs, but it also keeps them feeling refreshed.

Self-care set

Help your coworker relax with their very own self-care set. This gift encourages them to pamper themselves and gives them a variety of self-care products to try.

Wall print

A wall print like a vase of bright orange flowers or perhaps one depicting the zodiac wheel, is another holiday gift idea your coworker can use to decorate their workspace, whether at home or in the office.


If you have a bookworm on staff, consider a copy of the latest bestseller.  With this go-to holiday gift idea, they can spend the holiday season reading by the fire.

Touchscreen gloves

Touchscreen gloves keep your hands warm while still allowing you to type, scroll and click on a phone screen or tablet.  Find some touchscreen gloves in their favorite color.


Keep your coworker from having a worn-down wallet and give them this classic and practical holiday gift idea.  Consider their particular style and buy them a durable wallet that can stand the test of time.



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