Dominate Secret Santa at the Office With These Fantastic Gifts
Style| | By Brad Kallet
When the holiday season rolls around, people tend to dread the office Secret Santa swap. What do I get that isn’t boring and redundant? How do I possibly get imaginative and give something that’s unique and special? And what if I’m not particularly close to the person who I end up giving the gift to? Won’t it be awkward?
And to top it off, you only have a very limited budget to work with — nobody is complaining about that, though — so it’s difficult to come up with something that will excite. Secret Santa budgets vary, but for the sake of this list let’s assume that you have $25 to play with.
FruityFaucet Pumpkin Watermelon Keg — $17.99
With the snow coming, if it isn’t here already, you need something tropical in your life. Enter the Fruity Faucet watermelon and pumpkin kegs. Sure, they’re a tad cheesy, but they’re far more interesting than just another bottle of booze, and they’re perfect for hosting parties (or just imagining that you’re on vacation in Bermuda).
How genius is this? Simple, yet so useful. You’ll never lose your charger again, and your phone will never die.
Bin 8 Multi Kitchen Tool — $8.30
In the shape of a wine bottle, the Bin 8 combines eight different kitchen tools into one nifty device. It will keep your kitchen tidier — you won’t have things scattered everywhere — and you’ll no longer have to search for that missing piece of equipment buried in a drawer or cabinet.
AvoSeedo Bowl — $10.95
Avocado is all the rage right now, and this bowl will help you grow your own avocado tree! A durable product, it should last you years, and the accompanying kit will guide you through the easy process.
Star Wars R2-D2 BBQ Apron — $14.99
Are there any geeky colleagues in your office who also happen to love to cook? We thought so. Boom — perfect gift.
Touchscreen Winter Gloves — $13.99
It’s cold. You’re freezing. You want to take your phone out, but it will be too painful. These gloves will take care of that. You’ll be able to use your phone outside all winter, and your hands won’t get dry in the process.
Glacier Rocks Soapstone Cubes (Set of 6) — $8.69
Again, this is more clever than just handing over a wrapped bottle of whiskey. (Although we would encourage adding a bottle as part of the gift, if it’s the right price.) These rocks will chill your liquor and preserve the taste of your drink. Take as much time with that glass as you want, because it won’t get watered down.
OK, we admit that these things look a little weird. They kind of resemble what Dr. Martin Brenner puts on Eleven’s head in Stranger Things. But who cares what others think, right? (And if you are concerned about that, you can always use it in a private space.) This will help you relax and de-stress during the workday — and it feels wonderful.
PGA TOUR Golf Ball Printer — $14.95
Do you hit the links with colleagues or clients? If you work in business, chances are that you do. Perfect for a golfer of any level — but especially for those who are a bit erratic with their shots — this product personalizes your balls and reduces the likelihood of confusion when you’re searching the edge of the woods to see where your last shot landed.
Clear Desktop Keyboard Protector — $6.96
Office keyboards are generally dirty. They’re used nonstop, and few ever really take the time to clean them. There’s also always that one person who continually spills coffee or water on it. (If that person is you, maybe you should purchase this for yourself.) This protector will keep your workspace more sanitary, and your accounting department will be thankful that it doesn’t have to keep replacing broken keyboards.
If you’re still gift-hunting, be sure to check out our whole Gift Guide Series for all your Holiday shopping needs: