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23 Best Secret Santa Gift Ideas For Coworkers in 2019

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23 Best Secret Santa Gift Ideas For Coworkers in 2019

Ho, ho ho! Here we are, with Christmas near, with you probably looking for the best Secret Santa gift ideas for coworkers.

The secret behind nailing the Secret Santa is quite simple. The perfect gift is the one that blends equal parts thoughtfulness and utility.

Please do yourself a favor and bookmark this article so that you can help hapless gift seekers like you. Let’s Let’s begin, shall we?

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1. Loose Leaf Tea

Tea is an amazing, wonderful concoction. It is chock-full of essential antioxidants to stay rejuvenated and healthy.

Loose leaf tea is not only easily accessible but also more affordable than your other alternatives. The added bonus? There’s a lot to choose from.

Sore throat? Ginger tea.
Increasing cognitive function? Black tea.
Relieving stress and anxiety? Peppermint tea.
Vitamin Deficient? Matcha Green Tea.

2. Stainless Steel Water Bottles

Sounds too dull for Secret Santa gift exchanges? This one gift is an undiscovered gold-mine.

There are many benefits to having a steel water bottle at hand. The foremost is that it is so much better than conventional water bottles.

Steel water bottles are environment-friendly, durable, keeps your drinks at desired temperatures, and can prevent harmful carcinogens from leaching into your drinking water.

This is one of those perfect gifts that nobody knew that they needed until they received it.

3. Gift Cards

Unsure about what to give in the gift exchange? Opt to simply give them a useful gift card that’ll allow them to select the gift that they want.

4. Coloring Books

A typical office day has ample of stress, work, and frustrations.

Sometimes, a person needs to rewind and bring out the inner child. Coloring books are an excellent option for that. And, yes, coloring books for adults do exist and notably popular.

If you are shopping for someone who has a creative streak, coloring books will be a perfect gift for them.

A soothing coloring book is sure to find a spot in their desk for when they need to zone out for a bit.

5. French Press

Very often, coffee is the only thing that can make me go through the day. And I’m I’m pretty sure that a lot of people share the same sentiments.

A french press is a perfect gift to give someone some fancy coffee gear to make fancy coffee. It looks classy. It sounds classy. Also, it has the word ““french”” in it.

Not only will this make a coffee-lover write odes to you, but you can also indulge in some of the sublime coffee once in a while.

6. Essential Oils

It’s the “most wonderful time of the year”, and nothing screams holiday as giving the gift of scent.

Diving into the world of essential oils is an incredible experience. Along with pleasant aromas, essential oils provide a myriad of health benefits. Such essential oils can help in elevating mood, inducing better sleep, and find harmony in life.

This will be a great gift for aromatherapy lovers and for those who need an extra kick to their day.

7. Perfumes

Nobody can hate a good old bottle of perfume.

I mean, what’s not to like? They smell nice, can be worn every day, and is relatively inexpensive.

Additionally, perfumes are more ““gift-worthy”” than other alternatives by signaling that you care about your Secret Santa gift recipient. With beautiful packaging and lovely scents, perfumes denote that the recipient is worth the luxury.

8. A Self-Care Set

Practicing a bit of self-care is mandatory during the holiday season.

Give someone a gift that urges them to take a little ““me”” time and encourages themselves to treat themselves.

This is, especially, for those Secret Santas who have no idea what the recipient likes.

The added bonus? You don’t even have to assemble it yourself. Various brands and stores do the job for you by curating the boxes ranging for bath essentials to the curation of snacks.

9. Wallets

The universal attribute binding us all is having a worn down wallet.

Gifting a wallet is the classic, quintessential gift. We all need one, and wallets tend to wear down over time.

But choosing a wallet should be a delicate business considering that it is going to be used a lot. Wallets should be durable and tasteful. Furthermore, smaller is significantly better.

10. Hot Sauce

Bet you never saw this coming, huh?

But lovers of hot sauce know what I’m I’m talking about. Hot sauce is not a gift. It is an emotion.

This will be a perfect gift in honor of those obsessed with all things spicy. Round up a couple of hot sauce bottles in varying levels of spiciness and flavors. We’ sure that it would delight the fire loving Secret Santa recipient.

11. Warm Gloves

A great gift option for those chilly, unforgiving winter days when you need to keep your hands toasty.

A trusty pair of warm winter gloves are a must-have (no one wants to walk around with frozen fingers). Opt for styles with functional specifications such as insulation and heat-trapping materials. There are plenty of tech-friendly gloves that make it easier to tap on the mobile screen.

12. Box Of Chocolates

The perfect gift for when you are out of ideas, options, or time. Go for the ones that contain an assortment of flavors. That way, there is something for everyone.

13. Headphones

A pair of headphones is a necessity in the corporate world. This perfect gift is not only useful, but you can be sure that it will get used and not dumped in some dusty corner of the desk.

14. Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Ugly, Christmas sweaters are a fun, cheerful tradition that everybody loves.

When it comes to ugly Christmas sweaters, the bolder, the better. Go for something over-the-top funky pattern one wouldn’t normally wear. The options are endless, and each one seems funnier and uglier than the last.

15. Charming Coffee Mugs

Far gone are the days when mugs were boring. The cups of today are sleek, stylish and can add glamour to any office desk.

A unique mug is a perfect gift for coworkers who need some beverage or the other to refuel through the day. What makes it better is that purchasing one won’t make a dent in your bank account.

16. Succulents

Cute succulents are “in” and make for incredible gifts.

These small, striking plants represent incredibly amazing meanings and symbolisms. Moreover, with its unique and beautiful aesthetics, succulents can add mesmerizing beauty to the place.

For instance, the cactus brings luck and fortune to owners. In Feng Shui, it’s thought that succulents like crassula can bring good fortune and protect the owner from negative vibes.

17. Books

When you have a bookworm as your Secret Santa recipient, you can’t go wrong with picking up the next bestseller as the gift.

A book is a perfect gift for the holiday season when a person can curl up with it and a cup of cocoa. They are easy to find, travel well, and can provoke both fun and exciting conversations.

18. Luxe Coffee

Beverages don’t get better than this. Luxe coffee is the gift that every coffee snob needs in her life. The premium and luxury that expensive coffee offers can’t be rivalled by any other gift.

19. Scarves

A scarf is always a good holiday gift. It’s useful, it’s seasonal, and it works from December through April. Find a one that’s stylish, affordable, cozy, and adds to the Christmas charm.

20. Trendy Laptop Sleeves

Laptop sleeves make for a cool accessory that is bound to stand out from the rest. Laptop cases help protect your laptop and also look chic. Additionally, they also make carrying laptops much more comfortable while travelling.

21. Sunglasses

A perfect gift to protect the eyes from the harsh, unforgiving sun. They’re beneficial, fun, stylish, and unlike clothing, you can’t offend someone by buying the wrong size.

22. Socks

If you’re struggling to find a last-minute Secret Santa gift, stop wasting your time. Unless you’re buying for some spoiled brat who doesn’t appreciate the value of a competent, fuzzy pair of socks, go to the sock aisle right now.

23. Netflix Subscription

This one gift is sure to be appreciated by anyone who receives it. Netflix has made it easy to buy Gift Cards, and they can be redeemed for either the streaming or DVD/Blu-ray rental service.

This article is written by Barasha Medhi who is a Content Marketer with Vantage Circle. She is always on the lookout for interesting tidbits about the current HR and employee engagement space. Contact editor@vantagecircle.com for any queries.