Does shopping for your boss stress you out? Stuck with a small budget this holiday season? Looking for ideas that are better than a gift card or chocolate? (Don’t deny it, I know you’re considering it.)
We’re here to help—because we know this can be such a struggle—with 35+ ideas for anyone in your network. Yep, that’s right. Your boss, your co-workers, your networking contacts, your clients, your Secret Santa, the assistant you greet every morning. Everyone.
Plus, they won’t cost you an arm and a leg (which is always a plus).
If your colleague could use a confidence boost, give it to them every day, right on their wall.
2. Garden-in-a-Can, $14
You may not be able to buy your green-thumbed colleague a plant, but this is a pretty OK substitute.
3. State Slate Cheese Boards, $20
Now there’s no excuse not to have a wine and cheese party (or, just a cheese party).
4. Glass Water Bottle, $30
An elegant way for your co-worker to stay hydrated. Perfect for the athlete!
5. Lavender Floral Diffuser, $25
You could get them a candle like you do every year, or you could get them something way cooler…
For the classy cocktail drinkers and mixers.
7. Champagne Gummy Bears, $9
Speaking of alcohol, this might also do the trick. Made with real Dom Pérignon Vintage Champagne, too!
8. The Day Designer, $59
One of our favorite day journals.
Want more suggestions? Check out some of our favorite planners here!
The ultimate stress-reliever. (For more ideas, check out our other coloring book recommendations.)
10. Peppermint Spoons, $38
Spice up your co-worker’s typical cup of coffee (or hot cocoa, no judgment here).
11. Popcorn Sampler, $37
I mean, you really can’t go wrong with popcorn.
Pickle anything you please. What could be better?
13. Binge Watching Survival Kit, $20
So your friend can binge their favorite series anytime.
14. Mini Waffle Maker, $18
Who doesn’t love having breakfast at their disposal at all times? (Not I.)
15. Jane Austen Hardcover Gift Set, $88
Always a classic! (And a great gift to split with your team for your well-read boss.)
Want more recommendations? Check out our list of favorite career books.
If he or she is a panda fanatic, this desk calendar will make every day a happy day.
17. Gilded Monogram DOF Glass, $18
18. IT’S Cookie & Body Ice Cream, $10
So they can always have cookies in the office.
19. Kate Spade Lunch Tote, $30
Great for the person who always packs lunch.
If you’re nice enough they just might make one for you.
21. Light-up Beanie, $20
Keep the holiday spirit alive with the accessory that does it all.
For those who love cookies and sweaters.
23. Mini Zodiac Journal, $12
To write all those New Year’s resolutions in. (And for more ideas along these lines, look at these awesome notebooks!)
Because there’s nothing like starting the day with a warm cup of delicious coffee.
25. Best Boss Mug, $18
In case someone needs a daily reminder.
26. Untranslatable Words Card Set, $18
When you just don’t know how to describe how much someone means to you.
27. Merlot Infused Coffee, $20
Because who says you can’t have both?
For the co-worker who brings breakfast every week.
A simple way to thank anyone you know for being a real trooper.
30. Italian Leather Luggage Tag, $50
For the co-worker who travels for work (and is feeling fancy).
31. Big Personality Desk Signs, $28
Because hustlers should be recognized and encouraged.
32. Tea Man Infuser, $10
Breaking traditional tea habits. As a special additive, try this sweet medley tea collection.
33. Zebra Chopstick Pair, $13
For the co-worker who always eats sushi for lunch. Always.
And for the givers, warm their heart with a thoughtful donation.
35. Career Coaching, Starts at $49
Nothing says “you’re awesome and deserve the best” like the gift of career coaching—for anyone, from job seekers looking for their next big gig to new managers who could use some support.
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As Editor for The Muse, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. Her work has been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., Motto, CNBC's Make It, USA Today College, Lifehacker, Mashable, and more. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.More from this Author