It’s that time of year again. Some of you may be lucky enough to work in a large office where everyone is thrown into a secret gift exchange to get Christmas gifts for colleagues. In that case, you can just run to Starbucks and pick something up. However, for those of us who work in a smaller, more intimate office, we might have to put a little more thought into what we get our coworkers.
Here are five of the hottest gifts this season for your coworkers:
As winter is approaching, gloves and scarves are starting to come out. One problem with gloves is that our touch screen phones cannot sense our touch with the gloves on. Luckily, there are now gloves on the market that contains conductive materials that allow touch screen phones to sense your touch.
Holt Renfrew – $78
The Bay – $18 – $80
Alice + Olivia Limited Edition Starbucks Mug
For the coffee or tea lover in the office. Help them step it up a notch with a limited edition mug from Starbucks. Each year, Starbucks partners with a designer to create a limited edition mug. This year, the company worked with Alice + Olivia to create this chic ceramic tumbler with a removable tutu!
Starbucks – $21.95
Mini Nail Polish Sets
With the rise of more intricate nail art this past year, there are a lot of options for mini nail polish sets. This is a great option for the fashionista in your office. Sephora has a great selection of sets from their house brand, and also Ciate. London Drugs carries sets from NYX, and OPI.
Sephora – $66
London Drugs – $22
For the person who has everything, or someone you just don’t know too well, send them a Snackbox! Who can say no to healthy but tasty snacks? Snackbox is a monthly subscription of 10 – 12 snacks that are chosen by their holistic nutritionist. You can choose from one, three and six month subscriptions. The Gift Subscriptions don’t auto-renew like their regular subscriptions, so you don’t have to worry about cancelling.
GetSnackbox.com – $39.95 – $185.70
There’s always one person in the room who is carrying around a 500 page hardcover novel. You’ve asked them why they haven’t tried an e-reader, and they say they like the feel of the pages. While this may be true, once they’ve tried the convenience of an e-reader, they will be hooked! They can have hundreds of books with them at all time! It’s perfect for travel.
Chapters – $49.95
While these are called Whiskey Stones, they’re not just for whiskey! These non-porous cubes are made from all natural soapstone. They’re great for chilling drinks quickly, without watering them down.
Chapters or Amazon (link above) – $14.00
These styluses are great for those who are always pressing the wrong thing on their touch screen devices. It’s also great for people who like to take notes by writing instead of typing. They come in a variety of colours, with different functions. Some are just plain styluses, others include a pen.
London Drugs or Amazon (link above) – $9.99 – $24.99
For the movie buff in your office, this is a great inexpensive gift that you can be sure they will enjoy. You just have to remember to cancel the membership!
www.netflix.ca – $9.99