Secret Santa is a popular way for those in an office setting to celebrate the holidays. While many participants will include a wish list, those that want a surprise can be a bit difficult to shop for. Here are ten great gifts for your secret Santa celebration.
1. Daily Planner
This year give the gift of organization to your coworker. While most people now use digital ways to keep their schedule in order, many people still prefer the old-fashioned way. Pick a planner that fits the personality of your recipient.
This one may take a bit of investigation to make sure you get something they’ll like. Getting someone’s favorite wine or spirit makes for a can’t miss secret Santa gift. Make sure you clear this with management to ensure it’s not inappropriate for your workplace.
3. Fleece Blanket
If your office is anything like ours, it’s always cold. A small fleece blanket with someone’s favorite sports team or cartoon character is sure to warm the heart, and body, of your secret Santa recipient.
4. Printed Socks
Warm socks printed with winter themes are always a great gift, especially for those working in a chilly office. They are fairly inexpensive and come in a variety of styles to fit any of your co-workers.
The holiday season also marks the inception of winter and the hats and gloves come out. A nice pair of waterproof gloves or knitted mittens can make for a nice traditional Christmas gift.
Nine out of ten people love chocolate, so if you’re unsure what to buy, chocolate gives you a great chance at getting it just right. Pick out something that has a variety of flavors. Quality is important and cheap chocolate is not a great gift idea.
7. Wall Art
Landscape art and framed motivational posters make great gifts for those in need of a cubicle renovation. Do your best to find out what type of art your co-worker might like so they have something they’ll enjoy looking at each day.
Potted plants make for great gifts as they make great decorations and can even help the air quality in your office. Make sure you get plants that can live indoors and require very little maintenance.
9. Gift Card
Everyone loves gift cards because they allow you to pick out your own gift. If you’re not sure of a specific store to purchase a card from there are plenty of general options that will allow your recipient to shop anywhere they’d like.
10. Coffee Mug
Decorative, personalized and novelty coffee mugs make great gifts for coffee and tea drinkers. You may also consider picking up a travel mug or spill-proof thermos that will help keep any office electronics safe.