Whether you are taking part in Secret Santa or are looking to reward your personal assistant for all their hard work, or maybe get everyone in your team a little something to say thanks; we’ve put together a host of different Christmas presents for work and sorted them to suit all budgets – and they’re all gifts which show genuine thought and consideration.
All of these gift suggestions are divided into different price bands. So depending on whether you are getting a little something for everyone and are on a budget or deciding to splash out on the person who makes your life at work a whole load easier, check out the different categories:
In addition to the price factor, we have put one rule in place; the gift ideas must be something that people will actually use and appreciate. No generic Christmas mugs or bottles of cheap wine. Just well thought out gifts that will show your team that you appreciate their hard work.
Little Gifts Under £10
Something For Everyone – Luxury Hot Chocolate for £9
Add a warming touch to somebody’s working week or evening by giving them some posh hot chocolate to enjoy as they wind down. They might even make you a cup too, to say thank you. Try something like this by Hotel Chocolat.
Something Practical – Personalised Ceramic Baubles for £10
For anyone who especially enjoys decorating their tree, or simply repeat the gift for everyone in the team, a personalised ceramic bauble on Not On The High Street is a personal gift which can be put to good use. Plus, you could buy your own paint pen and baubles, and personalise them yourself.
Something Fun – Desktop Skip for £6
Help that always untidy person in the office get a grip on their stationary and other bits by purchasing them this Deskstop Skip. A great gift for Secret Santa.
Something Meaningful Under £20
Something For Everyone – A Quality Notebook for £15
There are lots of high quality daily planners and notebooks available. But one of the most iconic is a Moleskine. High quality paper, stylish hard or soft covers and you can even personalise them for a little extra personality. Check out the notebook range here.
Something Practical – A Nice Tie or Scarf for £8-£16
Rather than plumping for the textbook Christmas gift of novelty socks, why not choose a nice and stylish accessory for your colleague to wear time and time again? Lots of online retailers offer affordable yet great looking ties and scarves which male and female employees will genuinely appreciate.
Miles better than a pair of novelty socks which barely raise a smile and are passed onto to an unsuspecting relative or stuffed in a drawer and never seen again.
Something Fun – A Game To Play With The Family for £10-£20
In this digital age, it can be guaranteed that, at some point, whilst family are visiting and spending time at home together, or when friends come round for the evening, the idea of playing a board game will be suggested. But one is not always available.
Classic board games are a sure fire way to let people relax and reminisce together over the festive season. Something like this anniversary edition of Monopoly is filled with nostalgic charm.
Pushing The Boat Out But Still Under £50
Something For Everyone – Luxury Chocolates for £40
‘Tis the season to be… eating chocolate, for lots of people. And even those who aren’t huge chocolate lovers will still be partial to the odd piece of truffle with a nice post-turkey dinner cup of coffee.
Spoil those hardworkers in your team by giving them one of these impressive chocolate selections, from Hotel Chocolat, and address it to them and their family for an extra special touch.
Something Practical – Personalised Chopping Board for £25
A touching gift which looks great in anybody’s kitchen is a personalised chopping board. It can be used for serving cheese and biscuits over the Christmas period but will also be a lasting reminder, throughout the rest of the year, that a person’s input to the business is valued and appreciated. This also helps with keeping up morale.
Whilst also being practical and useful. A gift that keeps on giving. Check out these chopping boards by The Rustic Dish.
Something Fun – An Affordable Drone for just under £50
For the big kid in the office or someone who could play with it with their children, there are a few remote control quadcopter “drones”, which are perfect for those who want a little toy but wouldn’t want to spend hundreds of pounds on a professional bit of kit.
This Syma X5C comes highly recommended and includes a HD camera.
Something Special For Over £50
Something For Everyone – Regency Hampers for various amounts
With lots of options to suit all tastes – including alcohol free packages – Regency Hampers take all of the effort out of assembling well loved and favourite items, and delivers them in festively stunning packaging. Check out the range and decide how much that special employee deserves spoiling.
Something Practical – A Weekend Away Of Their Choice for various amounts
Buyagift.co.uk is a website which is filled with experiences rather goods. Days out working as a zoo keeper, weekends in 5* hotels, romantic meals and nights away… they can all be chosen by the lucky recipient of the voucher you purchase and redeemed any time over the next 12 months. A flexible way to let staff choose something to suit them, but it’s your treat.
Something Fun – Kindle Fire HD Tablet starting at £90
With basic Kindles being perfect for avid readers, especially if they travel often and don’t want to carry cumbersome books around, the Fire HD also incorporates high quality video content too. Whilst still offering comfortable on the eyes reading of a never ending supply of books.