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Holiday Gift Ideas For Employees

Updated on February 6, 2014

Welcome To My Holiday Employees Gift Guide!

There are many great holiday gift ideas for employees, for coworkers and bosses that you can choose from, and here are some of the most interesting, novel and fun ones for this year.

Christmas gift ideas should not be boring or conventional. They can be fun which will make them even so more appreciated by the gift recipient.

Of course, buying Christmas gifts for colleagues

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at work could be a bit tricky, simply because you don't know every person and their tastes that well. But you have to keep in mind that a gift is a token of friendship, appreciation and best wishes, and it will be always received in kind.

Maybe one of the easiest type of gift is getting your colleagues books. These are usually loved no matter what other preferences they might have. How about some new mystery novels in January to get them reading this holiday?

For further gift ideas, see below.

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Corporate Gifts

Corporate Gifts For Employees

Corporate gifts are very popular to give for winter holidays to employees. In fact, these are the most popular gifts that companies are buying and personalizing for their workers. Adding the company logo on mugs, bags and other objects has been quite in style the last couple of years.

So here are some creative corporate gift ideas for the upcoming holidays!

Mini Handmade Italian Distressed Leather Journal

What better corporate gift to give to an employee than a middle priced leather journal that looks classy, elegant, and let's face it, looks more expensive than it really is.

3x4 Mini Handmade Italian Distressed Leather Journal with Unlined Classic Pages. Perfect Corporate Gift, Birthday & 1st or 3rd Anniversary Gift
3x4 Mini Handmade Italian Distressed Leather Journal with Unlined Classic Pages. Perfect Corporate Gift, Birthday & 1st or 3rd Anniversary Gift

With its small size, the journal can be easily used for often travelling employees. For a quality pocket journal, this one definitely qualifies. It has an actual nice feeling when hold in the hand, it's light and very easy to read in.

Specs:

* 160 unlined sheets = 320 front & back writing pages

* Mini size, convenient for travel

* Flannel draw string bag and gift box included with purchase

* Perfect for any and all writing mediums

 

Parker Sonnet Lacquer Medium Point Ballpoint Pen with Golden Trim, Black

A ballpoint pent or a fountain pen is a classic gift for employees for Christmas or other holidays. While it is not extremely creative, it is something that office workers are mostly used with, are in constant need of and will appreciate it as a proper gift from their employer. And let's face it, the Parker is a name that is well known by every single corporate employee, regardless of their type of work.

Parker Black Lacquer with Golden Trim, Ballpoint Pen with Medium Black refill (S0808730)
Parker Black Lacquer with Golden Trim, Ballpoint Pen with Medium Black refill (S0808730)

I actually have this very pen, and it's extremely easy to write with. It flows easily, doesn't stick, smudge or click. The pen also looks really great with the black color and gold trim surrounding it.

Specs:

* Lacquered in a deep black glossy finish with jewel like brilliance

* Overlaid with multiple layers of rich lacquer that give it its precious and silky feel

* 23K gold plated trim and stainless steel nib

* Ready for gifting in a premium Parker Gift Box

 

AT-A-GLANCE Recycled Two Person Daily Appointment Book

Appointment books are necessary in practically every office setting. If you're a white collar worker, you will most probably need one of these notebooks. Here are presented some of the most popular ones in a business setting that can be given as gifts for Christmas or other holidays.

AT-A-GLANCE 7022205 Two-Person Group Daily Appointment Book, 8 x 10 7/8, Black, 2016
AT-A-GLANCE 7022205 Two-Person Group Daily Appointment Book, 8 x 10 7/8, Black, 2016

Perfect for scheduling all sorts of appointments on a daily basis in the office. If your company is a social business, focused on recycling and saving our eco-system, this is one appointment book that will be greatly appreciated.

Specs:

* Printed on quality paper containing 30% post-consumer waste

* 12 months (January - December)

* Quarter-hourly appointments, 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; one day per page

* For planning two schedules simultaneously; Perforated corners for easy reference

* Includes six reference blocks (past, current and four future)

 

Keep Calm and Carry On Mug Bone China 16 oz

A great mug that doesn't even need to be personalized. It's perfect for any office employee, including the boss!

Keep Calm and Carry On Coffee Mug, World War II Image on Mug! - 15 ounces
Keep Calm and Carry On Coffee Mug, World War II Image on Mug! - 15 ounces

Every office employee loves his or her coffee first thing in the morning, during every break and even before going home in the evening. So what better Christmas gift than a beautiful 'Keep calm and carry on" mug that speaks volumes! Love it!

Specs:

* 16 oz Bone China coffee cups / Mugs

* British WWII Keep Calm and Carry On poster graphic appears on both sides of mug.

* Imported from Britain by Decorative Things.

* 3.5" ht. x 3.5" Diameter. Mug holds 16 oz.

* Comes with card telling history of Keep Calm and Carry On poster.

 

Patriot Xporter XT Rage 64 GB USB 2.0 High Speed Flash Drive

Giving memory sticks, also called flash drives to employees is all the rage nowadays. I remember when I was working at a day job, for Christmas every employee got a personalized Christmas bag. Each of us had a USB flash drive, however some had a more expensive version than others. The flash drive shown here is one that our managers got. We, simple employees got a $40 version per person (shown right below this one).

Patriot 64GB Rage Series Cap-less USB 2.0 Flash Drive - PEF64GRUSB
Patriot 64GB Rage Series Cap-less USB 2.0 Flash Drive - PEF64GRUSB

This flash drive is fast and it looks darn great as well. With its innovative Quad Channel configuration, data transfer is really fast.

Specs:

* Up to 27MB/s read and 25MB/s write transfer speeds

* Retractable design protects USB connector when drive not in use

* Rubber coated housing protects from drops, spills, daily abuse

* Quad Channel technology for fast read/write performance

* Lifetime Warranty

 

Gift Baskets

Gift Baskets For Employees

Gift baskets can be given not only to employees but also to business partners, bosses, investors and anyone else in the corporate world. And again, prices greatly vary, so how much you spend on a corporate gift basket will be based on the hierarchy level of the person in the company.

Executive Decision Gift Idea for the Office Birthday Gift Idea

Here is one of my favorite. By no means the cheapest option, it is a great one to give to higher managers. Below you will find lower cost alternatives for the regular employees.

Executive Decision Gift Idea for the Office Birthday Gift Idea
Executive Decision Gift Idea for the Office Birthday Gift Idea

This stupendous basket features: tortilla chips, salsa, cheese sticks, brie cheese, water crackers, popcorn, pistachios, pretzels, cheese swirls, assorted Ghirardelli chocolates, smoked salmon, Jelly Belly jelly beans, wafer cookies, a tin of chocolate-covered sandwich cookies, a bag of Ghirardelli squares, biscotti and almonds.

 

Wacky And Creative Gifts

Off The Wall Gifts For Your Employees

While traditional and classic gifts are always appreciated, if your company is more avantgarde and modern in nature, with less strict rules and regulations, the employees will certainly enjoy these creative and rather off the wall gifts for Christmas.

Fascinations Levitron Globe World Stage

Have you ever seen a levitating globe? If not, here is your chance. By using using an electromagnetic base located below the object, it will simply levitate even if the base is turned on its side or upside down. It's definitely a wacky and interesting Christmas gift that employees will talk about for years to come.

Fascinations Levitron Globe World Stage (Discontinued by manufacturer)
Fascinations Levitron Globe World Stage (Discontinued by manufacturer)

Just as Earth revolves on an axis, so does the Terra Magic line. Advanced magnetic drive allows the Terra Magic AXIS to rotate for months on just one battery. Terra Magic AXIS 4” globes feature four distinctive color styles with a new, artistic base.

 

More Levitating Globes To Consider As Corporate Holiday Gifts

Live Spiral 3 Style Lucky Bamboo Plant Arrangement with Ceramic Vase

Lucky bamboos usually last for years (in many cases they outlast an employee at a company!), and they make great office desk gifts. They're quite cheap so can be given to every company personnel.

9GreenBox - 3 Style Spiral Lucky Bamboo with Hollow Brown Ceramic Vase
9GreenBox - 3 Style Spiral Lucky Bamboo with Hollow Brown Ceramic Vase

Specs:

* Lucky bamboo, botanically known as "Dracaena sanderana"

* Grows in water like cut flowers, but will last for years

* Our feng shui indoor house plants are imported from Taiwan with the best quality

* Bring you with good fortune for years to come

 

Victorinox Swissflash Ruby Mini Multi-Tool

The latest rage: a multi-purpose Swiss army knife with a flash drive. They make some awesome employee gifts, and also gifts for friends and family.

Victorinox Signature Lite Pocket Knife
Victorinox Signature Lite Pocket Knife

the SwissFlash is made to exacting standards, with dozens of individual parts and hundreds of steps going into its construction. Victorinox attends to every detail, from selecting the finest materials to performing the final inspection. In addition, each individual tool has been hardened in a different way to stand up to its designated use.

Specs:

* Combination multi-tool/USB flash drive with translucent housing

* Small blade, nail file with screwdriver, and scissors

* Flash drive plugs directly into USB port

* Available in 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB, and 16 GB versions

* Measures 2-1/4 inches long; lifetime warranty

 

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Do You Have Additional Gift Ideas For Employees? - Share them below

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    • Invoiceberry Team profile image

      Invoiceberry 4 years ago from London

      it would be interesting if you make a lens with a specific gift ideas for specific professions :)

    • Petzard profile image

      Petzard 4 years ago

      Well, I will try to keep calm and carry on "with who cares gift" mug:)

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      ziadfargo 4 years ago

      nice lens, hope all bosses find it to get gifts for employees

    • pinkrenegade lm profile image

      pinkrenegade lm 4 years ago

      For now, I don't have additional gift ideas because you already included it on the list. Lol! Employees would be more happier to receive flash drives. Thanks for sharing those gift ideas.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      KeepCups for the coffee and tea drinkers.

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      fatlossforflatabs 4 years ago

      Thank you. I liked the Italian leather journal idea. Who could NOT use that.

      Dr Sean

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      How about an IceZilla by IceHole Products?

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      alicia65 5 years ago

      I really love the Swissflash ruby mini multi-tool, such an awesome gift to receive.

    • jadehorseshoe profile image

      jadehorseshoe 5 years ago

      EVERYBODY wants cash. Nice Lens.

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      baby-strollers 5 years ago

      Most of my people like just good old cash.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The bamboo plants r my fav. Great ideas here. Always looking for new ideas. Thank you.

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      EEWorkouts 5 years ago

      The Swiss Army sticks are cool.

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      atomicgirl24 5 years ago

      I love these gift ideas, especially the Swishflash. I'm a sucker for novelty gadgets! :-P

    • emmaklarkins profile image

      emmaklarkins 5 years ago

      Great collection! I like the variety you have here.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Love the gift baskets

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hmm... I would love all these gift suggestions if were sitting at a desk and asked to scout for the best gift for the company staff! Great idea! :)