What’s better than gifting lame birthday presents at work because HR thought it would be a nice idea to boost office moral? Scouting out unique and practical presents that co-workers will actually want and use.
Here are 15 of the best office gifts for keeping on the good side of colleagues and bosses, without breaking the bank – remembering you can probably claim it on tax anyway!
Measuring 7cm x 13cm, this no-maintenance cactus is begging to be pricked with notes and office supplies for handy retrieval and a clutter-free workspace. Note the secret storage compartment below the cork for hiding walkabout whiteout tape.
There’s a thrill-seeker in every office. Chip in with some colleagues and surprise them with a sky-high experience they’ll never forget – cruising through the Hunter Valley on sunset. Flights last for around an hour with the smallest balloons carrying 2 passengers and the largest accommodating 16 (including the all-important pilot). Next team bonding exercise, perhaps?
Those without kids or grandchildren to plaster their cubicle walls will appreciate this 54.5cm x 96cm poster featuring 100 far-off exotic locations such as the Taj Mahal, Bagan, Niagara Falls and the Eiffel Tower. When they’ve visited each place they can peel off the top layer to reveal an illustration of the dreamy location beneath.
While it might seem impersonal, a Myer gift card is guaranteed to get used. It’s Australia’s largest department store group with everything from baby to bedding, electronics to travel accessories, and everything in between! And unlike it’s more premium competitor, David Jones, the recipient will be able to walk out with more than a pocket-sized impulse counter-purchase for the cost of their gift voucher.
One for the pamperholics and conscientious consumers, this Curated With Conscience hamper features…
- Cruelty-free, palm oil-free & vegan nail polish
- Hand-poured strawberry & champagne natural soy wax candle
- Luxurious bath soak blend
- Raspberry & rose petal nougat
- A ‘Gift Menu’ card that tells the inspiring story behind each artisanal Australian-made product
You too can feel good about gifting this luxurious hamper, with 3% of the sale donated to non-denominational humanitarian, social justice and environmental charities.
Whether it’s a congratulatory present for a promotion or a farewell gift, this corporate gift hamper is guaranteed to surprise and delight!
Sports, concerts, theatre, arts, family, comedy and experiences – let the recipient choose from over 20,000 events on sale every year and give the gift of Australia’s biggest and best events. Whether it’s baseball, ballet or Bon Jovi that puts a smile on their dial, Ticketek gift vouchers unlock a world of entertainment.
Personalised sticky pads are great for personal jokes, positive affirmations and task reminders for forgetful employees. They’re functional and fully customisable in terms of colour, messaging and shape, including stars, fruits, cars, trucks, feet, lips and love hearts.
At just under a kilo, this hulking great plastic and cement fist complete with felted base and magnetic wrist will help keep colleagues’ stationery and sticky notes in one easy to find location… so they’ll stop flogging yours!
American presidents are reputed to be long-time fans of CROSS pens, who undoubtedly admire their sleek style, but they’re not the only ones. Tradies, too, appreciate their durability and lifetime mechanical guarantee, crisp black ink and effortless writing flow, all wrapped up in a snazzy little gift box ripe for the giving.
This black 100% leather desk mat adds a touch of sophistication to even the dirtiest workstation. Great for the colleague who has everything, probably doesn’t need it, but will love it and use it anyway!
You can’t go past customisable gifts, no matter how superfluous to requirements they are, but you can be confident this business card/pen pot combo with leather cotton stitch detail and lining is better than what they’ve currently got! It’s available in tan with buff coloured lining and can include up to 15 UPPERCASE characters on both items.
This innovative notebook blends paper’s flow and permanence with digital’s flexibility. It looks and feels like the leather hardcover notebooks favoured by hipster freelancers, with one remarkable difference: the pages are bound to a magnetic spine, allowing you to pull them out and put them back in any order you like.
Uncommon Goods know the struggle: some of the most delicious sauces require more attention than a newborn baby. For the office foodie or wannabe chef, this Automatic Pan Stirrer with Timer allows you to walk away from your pan with any simmering or low-heat liquid, set the timer, and do a million other things with your stirring hand while you wait.
14. Office Equipment Health Check (Valued at $189) FREE
One for the germaphobe who whips out hand sanitiser after using the photocopier. They’re not as silly as you think, with around 25,127 bacteria found on the average desk surface – that’s filthier than a toilet seat!
Surprise them with an Office Equipment Health Check, compliments of CompuClean. We’ll send our highly skilled professional ICT cleaning team to conduct a swab test of their workstation and office accessories including keyboard and phone to test for potentially harmful bacteria.
If the test proves positive for nasties, we’ll use patented anti-bacterial products and procedures to disinfect their entire workstation, ensuring optimum equipment performance and reduced workplace illness. Book their free computer cleaning demonstration here.
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Check out the world’s first subscription marketplace, Cratejoy, to view the massive range of subscriptions boxes available, which can be gifted to colleagues during the checkout process by selecting 1, 3 or 6 or 12 month subscriptions.