Fresh Gift Ideas for Coworkers This Holiday 2016


  Need gift ideas for coworkers? The holiday season is fast approaching, which means office holiday parties are right around the corner. Gift exchanges are lots of fun, but deciding what presents to give the people at your workspace (that you may not know incredibly well) can be challenging. You want to find something thoughtful and creative, while avoiding cliches or unprofessionalism. We’ve put together a list of thoughtful, simple and easy to find gifts that will delight a coworker, no matter who they are. Visit our sister website for more great coworker gift ideas. Continue Reading

Coworker Christmas Gifts: Buy Them Now, Less Stress Later


  Here we go again. The Christmas season lurks around the corner and just the thought of fighting off the hordes of shoppers raises our blood pressure. It's stressful enough to find the right gifts for family members and close friends, so why add to the stress by making buying gifts for the annual company grab bag an exercise in acute frustration. Buy coworker Christmas now and enjoy less stress later. And consider these bulk Christmas gifts! Why Now Is the Time to Buy Coworker Christmas Gifts Anyone that shops on Black Friday must love pain. Between the pushing and shoving lie a few good deals, but is it worth the stress to take advantage of saving a few dollars? At least Black Friday gives you plenty of time to buy coworker Christmas gifts before the office holiday office party. Many shoppers wait until the last minute to pick up gifts for the office holiday grab bag. Why endure undue stress from a simple task such as buying coworker Christmas gifts. It doesn't take Continue Reading

Gift Giving Etiquette for Workers


The winter holidays increase the stress in an already stressful work environment. Office decoration parties and holiday social events combine to push some workers over the edge. However, one annual rite of passage causes the most consternation among company workers. Whether your company assigns or promotes grab bag gift giving, you can rest assured that office gift giving produces enough angst to fill the largest stocking. Make the holiday season less stressful by learning about gift giving etiquette for workers. (And find great cheap gift ideas for coworkers!) Personalize Your Gift Personalizing your gift means a couple of things for gift giving etiquette for workers. Your colleges feel appreciated whenever they receive holiday gifts that match their personal preferences. For example, if you have to find a gift for a bird lover, consider buying binoculars to enhance your co-workers bird watching experiences. Another example of personalizing a holiday gift is to use your talents Continue Reading

Christmas Gift Ideas for Coworkers: A Desk Heater


You have that Secret Santa or Yankee Swap coming up. Bonnie the receptionist is on your list. Her one discerning characteristic is her ability to always be out of step with the office temperature. Especially in the winter. A desk heater can make the perfect Christmas gift for a chilly colleague. You can’t control the thermostat. That may be under lock and key, held only by your tyrannical manager. And you can’t wear your favorite sweater, due to a dress code or the fact that your favorite sweater is the ugly Christmas one you wear to holiday parties every year. That’s why a desk heater might be the best solution.  Continue Reading

Secret Santa Ideas and Rules

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If your office has a holiday gift exchange, you’ll want to check out these Secret Santa ideas for games and rules! The holidays are supposed to be a time of festive celebration. Well, how festive is it when Uncle Bob imbibes one too many hot toddies and begins to tell lewd stories from his a army days at an office holiday party. What about the sticker shock caused by the electric bill issued for the first month of running your Christmas light display? The holidays present a smorgasbord of stressful events, but perhaps no other event causes more consternation than secret Santa gift exchanges. From inappropriate gifts to gifts that make you look like a penny pincher, secret Santa gift exchanges can go awry faster than Frosty the Snowman melting under the Miami sun. However, you can control your office secret Santa gift exchange by learning about different ways to hold the gift exchanges. Win the Secret Santa Lottery The Secret Santa lottery takes much of the stress out of office Continue Reading

Desk Fans Make the Perfect Gift for Coworkers


Desk fans can help save your career! ;-) The office is ground zero for interpersonal conflict. But the most heated arguments and the coldest shoulders are reserved for fighting over the thermostat. Sally in Accounting is always too hot or too cold. Gerald from IT is constantly fiddling with the control, trying to achieve the perfect temp for everyone in the office, even though that is impossible. Oh, Gerald, will you ever stop trying to please everyone? Probably best to let everyone control the temp it their own personal cubicles. But until technology evolves to the point where everyone lives in their own motorized bubble with climate control, why not spring for a desk fan for your colleagues? Desk fans are the only gift that will give the chronic complainers some real control over their temperature situation. If you work in one of those newfangled startups with rows and rows of Macbooks (or you just share space with the other creative types at Starbucks) don’t worry. This list has Continue Reading

Cool Coworker Christmas Gifts

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Christmas time is approaching and this year you want to get original coworker Christmas gifts. No more pens and staplers and motivational posters! If you are looking for a gift for coworkers that will really impress them, have a look at the list we composed. All the newest gadgets along with the most popular gift choices are here, for you to choose from. Let's make sure that the Christmas gifts in 2016 will be something special. Portable Humidifier Yes, that's right! If your coworker has been complaining about the dry atmosphere of the office, due to the air-conditioning, or if they suffer from allergies, get them the Satechi USB Portable Humidifier. Small enough to fit the palm of your hand, this humidifier fits on top of any regular water bottle. You can also fill it with cold water and use it as a mister or add essential oils to use it for aromatherapy purposes. At night it emits a dim blue light that creates a calming environment. Sophisticated Bottle Pourer That is a Continue Reading

Last-Minute Office Gifts on Amazon for Coworkers


When the time comes to choose a holiday gift for coworkers, why not go with a trusted product that people love? This way you know that your colleague is going to actually use the gift that you get them, instead of just shoving it in the last drawer of their desk. We had a look at the top rated office gifts on Amazon for coworkers and selected for you the ones that seem more useful and, of course, fit the budget. Laminating Pouches You know how dangerous a crowded desk can be for important documents. Coffees, water, those piles of useless paper are sure ways to destroy or accidentally throw away that one important document that you use every day. That is why Scotch thermal laminating pouches are a best seller. They will protect any document from water, fading, tearing and all sorts of other disasters. If you are feeling generous, you can also get your colleague the Scotch laminator, which now costs less than $22. Continue Reading

Cool Gifts for Coworkers – Unique Ideas for the Holidays


Are you looking for gifts for coworkers that are original and fun? Then you have come to the right place! You see, we know perfectly well from our own experience that no one appreciates one more notebook, pencil holder or bottle of wine. All those items, that are typical office gifts, have been around for so long that they are now just plain boring. If you want to find cool gifts for coworkers, you will need to be a bit more creative. Luckily for you, we love lists and we have made one just for you with the coolest, yet work-appropriate choices of gifts. Continue Reading

11 Gifts for Coworkers That Are Cheap and Neutral

In these politically-correct, economically-challenging times, buying the perfect holiday gifts for coworkers is more difficult than ever.  But before you go to the dark side and join the cubicle Grinch, check out our list of Jobacle-approved inexpensive gifts for coworkers that are both neutral and cheap - and guaranteed to be appreciated.  Brush up on The Rules of Office Gift Giving  and go buy these today! Most gifts are under $10.  Add your holiday gift ideas for coworkers in the comments section. And be sure to check out Gift for Coworkers, a blog dedicated to affordable office gifts. And don't miss our post on bulk Christmas gifts for coworkers. Umbrella Rhianna not included.  Everyone appreciates a good umbrella, especially if it's lightweight, folds up small, and can withstand the elements.  I've never met an umbrella I couldn't lose, and that's precisely why it makes the perfect inexpensive gifts for coworkers.  Size does matter.  Go micro or ninja! Hand Continue Reading