Just in case you haven’t noticed, there’s only two days left till Christmas. Yes it’s true. And if you’re still searching for a present for the office gift exchange then you’ve come to the right place! I’ve searched the web and have came up with 8 great gift ideas for the office. And thanks to express shipping you still have time to get one of these awesome presents! Alright, let’s not waste anymore time!
1. Thermal Battery Mug
The coffee fanatic, every office has at least one. They can’t get by without at least 4 cups of coffee a day and can be seen at the coffee machine every hour or so. Well this is the perfect gift for them – the Thermal Battery Mug. The mug appears completely black until a liquid hotter than 96.8 ºF (36 ºC) is poured into the mug and a heat-activated battery icon appears.
So when your co-worker’s coffee starts to get low or starts to cool down, they will know it’s time to fill up – not that they necessarily need the warning, but it’s a cool gift they will appreciate and enjoy!
Find it at: Fab
2. Call Me Gloves
You know that co-worker who is constantly on the phone, making sales and closing deals. Well to ensure they never have to choose between being connected and being warm, get them the bluetooth-enabled winter gloves. These gloves have a speaker in the thumb and microphone in the pinky allowing the user to conduct calls wirelessly by assuming the international symbol for “call me”.
Find it at: Hammacher Schlemmer
3. Book Cover Laptop Case
BookBook is a hardback leather laptop case that is designed to look like a vintage book. To ensure no two are ever alike, each case is brought to life with hand craftsmanship and distressing. Along with looking like a vintage piece of art, the case offers superior protection and safeguards your laptop unlike few other cases out there.
Who is this gift perfect for? If you haven’t figured it out already – the office bookworm! They like being able to actually touch a book and will take paperback over digital any day.
Find it at: Twelve South
4. The Ultimate Desktop Organizer
For any of your co-workers who seem to have trouble keeping their desk organized, this gift is for them. The Ergonizer gets rid of desk clutter and provides the user with a comfortable, customized and organized desk environment. It attaches to any desktop monitor and keeps everything in easy reach, including pens, documents, photos, keys… the list goes on and on.
Find it at: Amazon
5. Mophie Smartphone Case
This is a great gift for the office jetsetter. When you’re away on a business trip there’s nothing worse than the moment your smartphone dies and you’re left feeling disconnected. Luckily, this problem can be avoided with the Mophie smarthphone case.
The case houses a rechargeable battery that can extend your phone’s life by 100% or more. So the next time your phone warns you that there’s 10% battery left, there’s no need to panic, just flip the built-in standby switch and watch your phone charge back up to 100%.
Find it at: Mophie
6. Marketing T-Shirts
Are you wondering what to get the marketer(s) in your office? How about one these marketing inspired t-shirts from HubSpot. These comfy t-shirts have sayings on them such as, For the Love of Marketing, There’s an Inbound Method to my Madness and My Content Brings All the Leads to the Yard. They’re also perfect for casual Fridays!
Being a marketer myself, I would be thrilled to get one of these shirts!
Find it at: HubSpot
7. INBOUND 2014 Tickets
If you really want to make a marketer’s day (or their whole year!) then a ticket to HubSpot’s INBOUND 2014 conference will surely do the trick! INBOUND is said to be the world’s most remarkable sales and marketing event and is much more than just a conference. Although tickets don’t go on sale till January, a promise to pre-order tickets for them will work for now – just make sure you follow through with the promise!
Find it at: Inbound.com
8. Tweet a Coffee
Now, if you really ran out of time and were not able to get a present for the office gift exchange, there’s no need to freak out. I have good news, there’s still time. Starbucks has made it super easy to tweet a coffee and the best part about it is that it’s almost instantaneous.
So maybe one Starbucks coffee doesn’t quite cover the gift exchange budget. In that case you can always write an IOU for say 5 “tweet a coffees”, that should cover it.
Find it at: Starbucks
Do you have any other great gift ideas for the office? Share them below, I would love to hear them!