If you work in a company where you have many co-workers, you already know the struggle when it comes to the gift-giving season. There are so many gifts to buy, and staying within budget can be challenging. Gifts for co-workers can be both fun and functional. Here are six budget-friendly gift ideas that are perfect for any co-worker on your list.
1- Weekly Planner
A weekly planner is a gift that’s always welcome. Help your co-worker stay organized and productive with a weekly planner. They come in many sizes and page layouts to choose from so you can pick a weekly planner that will help keep your co-worker productive. Make sure that the weekly planner you choose comes with a calendar as well as sections for to-lists and notes to make this gift extra functional.
Candles are a universal gift no matter who your co-worker is. Candles are an item that people love year-round. Choose a candle that reflects their personality so they can use it at home, while traveling, or at the office if permitting. There are many scents, size, and packaging to choose from so you’ll find a candle at any budget. You’ll get extra credit if you add a lighter or matches to the candle to make it the perfect cozy gift bundle.
3- Hand Cream
Hand cream is an often forgotten about product that’s necessary if there’s a lot of hand use during work. Typing on a computer, hand washing, or handling a lot of objects can dry out and even crack the skin. Hand cream can help soothe and repair the hands, especially in cold and dry weather. They’re also available as a variety set with different scents so your co-worker can experience many hand creams to find their favorite.
4- Coffee Mug
A coffee mug is a highly functional gift that any co-worker will love. Coffee mugs can be used for any beverage such as tea, and an extra-large coffee mug can also double as a soup bowl. Make sure you choose a microwave and dishwasher-safe coffee mug so your co-worker can easily care for their gift. If your co-worker likes to bring coffee from home, opt for a travel coffee mug that can keep the coffee hot on their commute and comes with a lid.
5- Succulent Desk Plant
For a touch of the outdoors, give your co-workers a succulent desk plant. Succulents are very easy to keep and maintain, making them ideal for office desks. They also come pre-potted in different sizes and colors so you can find one to suit your co-worker’s desk.
6- Food Storage Containers
If your co-worker likes to bring lunch from home or they are a home cook, food storage containers are another great budget-friendly gift idea. There are food storage containers specifically for packing lunches that will have varying-sized containers in different material options as well. Some containers come in a set with travel utensils making it a great lunchtime companion.
No matter how much you choose to spend on your co-workers, your thoughtfulness in their gifts will be greatly appreciated. Budget-friendly gift ideas are a fun way to give meaningful presents to co-workers without breaking the bank.