31 Secret Christmas Gift Ideas Your Co-workers Will Love

They see you when you wear off. They know when you are late. You know if you’ve been good or bad. So be good for the secret Santa Claus exchange of your work …

But that’s not how the song goes – or the secret Santa Claus exchange – really …

You spend the whole day with your co-workers, but if you have time for your annual gift exchange, you don’t have to figure out what Suzie wants, that’s in your price range too.

We want to help, so we’ve put together a list of fantastic Secret Santa Claus gift ideas that will suit all different budgets and personality types. From hot sauce kits to leather mouse pads, this roundup should take some of the strain off your shopping experience.

31 secret Christmas gift ideas for your employees

$ 10 and under

1. Engraved pencil set

Price: $ 8.00

Whether you’re typing your notes or taking them by hand, these hand-stamped pens are just cool. The sets come in a variety of themed areas – from motivational words to Harry Potter references – and they’re guaranteed to make putting together a to-do list a lot more fun.

Ready to bring in a few extra dollars? Combine a set of these pens with a diary for a thoughtful and practical gift.

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2. Toaster grilled cheese pockets

Price: $ 9.99

While almost every office has a toaster, few have a stovetop. This excludes fresh, delicious grilled cheese from the list of lunch options … or does it? When you give away toaster grilled cheese bags, your recipient can toast the perfect sandwich in minutes. The reusable Teflon coated bags can also be used to heat other foods such as pastries and leftover pizza.

Do you have a gluten-free employee? With these practical bags you can even protect your food from cross-contamination.


3. Printed socks

Price: $ 8.00

Nothing beats a great pair of socks, right? Not only does everyone need them, but there are so many options to choose from online that you need to find a pair for every personality.

Do you know a few pizza lovers in the office? This hot pepper clad couple would make the perfect gift.


4. Sushi pins

Price: $ 9.00

Shopping for the Office Sushi Addict? Look no further than this trendy desk ornament.

Every pearl-shaped fish egg is a disguise in a Maki pillow. Pin your favorite notes, photos and menus with these handy thumbtacks – or just admire the holder on your desk.


5. Waterproof notepad

Price: $ 7.00

You never know when your next great idea will strike. In fact, it could even be the shower.

A waterproof notepad from AquaNotes lets you jot down important shower notes before they pop into your mind – perfect for making on-the-fly grocery or to-do lists.


6. Technical cloth

Price: $ 9.99

Our devices strike between oil, dust, spills and dirt. With a smart cloth you can polish up the screen of your smartphone, tablet, camera or computer without worrying about scratches on the surface. No liquids or sprays required.

You can even throw The Smart Cloth in the laundry to keep it sterile.

Blue smart cloth with pixelated graphics, a secret Christmas gift idea

7. Reusable to-go box

Price: $ 9.99

There’s no shame in packing your lunch brown at work, but why go for a brown bag when you can warm up last night’s homemade pad thai in style?

This environmentally friendly container is reusable, microwave safe and dishwasher safe. What more do you want
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8. Portable hot sauce

Price: $ 9.99

There’s nothing worse than suffering from a bland meal without access to your favorite flavorful condiment.

Thanks to this handy set of Sriracha2Go key rings, you can always carry a personal supply of goodies with you. Just toss it in your purse or clip it to your keys to ensure you have access to warmth when you need it most.


9. Dry erase sheets

Price: $ 6.16

Use these sheets as a spontaneous discussion tool, a place to post motivational quotes, or a home for your to-do list. Each sheet has a fully adhesive backing that leaves no residue, so they can be easily and conveniently attached in the office or at home.


10. Cable holder

Price: $ 9.99

As the world of technology continues to propel us towards a more wireless world, we all have standard headphones to hold on to – no matter how confused the cable gets.

Fortunately for all of us, these handcrafted “wontons” cables are available to keep our headphones, USB cables, and other accessory cables nice and tidy. They come in a pack of three so you can toss one in your car, keep one on your desk, and toss one in your pocket.

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$ 25 and under

11. Salsa Grow Kit

Price: $ 12.00

Do you have a colleague with a green thumb? Give them this fantastic salsa grow kit with six seed packets for Roma tomatoes, jalapeños, verde tomatoes, coriander, spring onions and beefsteak tomatoes.

Once the seeds sprout in the recycled egg carton planter, transfer them to larger pots until they’re ready to harvest.

Not sold on salsa? There are also kits for pizza and cocktails.

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12. Wine-soaked coffee

Price: $ 19.95

Gift hunt for a coffee drinker who also loves wines? Take a bag of Merlot coffee beans.

This brew is made from 100% arabica beans that have matured in oak wine barrels. This unique gift is the perfect after-meal treat and a hit with any adventurous coffee lover.


13. Plant nanny

Price: $ 16.95

Don’t let the burden of watering stop you from taking time to relax and recharge your batteries. With the help of these terracotta casting piles, they can pass on their OOO message and take to the streets without having to hire a plant sitter.

How does it work? It’s simple: at stake is a recycled bottle that gives off just enough water to keep the plants alive.

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14. Smartphone card game

Price: $ 19.99

The name of the game is “Game of Phones”. And the rules are pretty simple: grab your smartphone and have a player (the judge for the round) draw a card. Everyone else has 60 seconds to use their phone to find a fun answer to the prompt on the card. It’s like a digital scavenger hunt – and it’s sure to be fun.

This is perfect for anyone who loves hosting friends or family for a game night.


15. Travel mug

Price: $ 14.99 – $ 19.99 (+ $ 3.99 for the travel lid)

There are tons of travel mugs to choose from, but Tervis mugs seem to have it all: customization, portable cooling, self-heating system, dishwasher armor, and a lifetime warranty.

Whether you’re shopping for a gift for an avid golfer, shopper, foodie, or patriot superfan, there is sure to be a Tervis that suits their interests and personality.


16. Coloring book for adults

Price: $ 12.18 (Paperback)

Coloring is no longer just for kids. Believe it or not, this trendy hobby offers more than a dose of nostalgia – adult coloring books are also designed to be stress-reliever. While the American Art Association does not believe these books are enough to replace therapy for those in need, it supports the use of coloring books for “pleasure and self-care.”

There is a wide range of books to choose from, but we recommend “Color Me Calm” by Lacy Mucklow: a zen coloring book that supports meditation and relaxation. Trust us, your stressed-out deskmate will thank you.

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17. Fruit Infuser water bottle

Price: $ 18.65

Stay hydrated and enjoy the sweet taste of your favorite fruits with this handy water bottle from Fruitzola.

Fill the inner tube with fruit or a combination of your choice – strawberries, lemons, kiwis, watermelon, and mint work well – and enjoy the taste of fresh, flavored H20 all day.


18. Music pillow

Price: $ 19.19

For many, listening to music, a meditation app, or a podcast before bed can make it easier to fall asleep. The problem is that headphones are difficult to get used to.

Enter: The Sound Asleep Pillow.

Deep inside this unique pillow is a built-in speaker that connects to your phone or music player via a headphone jack. The coolest part? The sound from the loudspeaker can only be heard by the person resting their head on it. This is great when you don’t want to disturb your spouse or anyone else.

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19. Espresso sampler

Price: $ 23.00

Treat your colleague to this four-part espresso sampler from the world-famous Seattle roasters. Each sampler includes tasting notes, roaster profiles, and brewing tips. (If you’re lucky, they might share.)

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$ 50 and under

20. Smartphone projector

Price: $ 31.95

Turn your smartphone into a large screen projector with this retro-inspired cardboard structure. Simply slide your device into the compartment for an instant cinematic feeling.

You can make this gift even better by tossing a box of popcorn in it to complete the viewing experience.


21. Make your own hot sauce kit

Price: $ 34.95

Whether you’re making chili for a rainy day, wings for big game, or tacos for dinner on Tuesday, a little homemade hot sauce can make all the difference.

With this fantastic kit, recipients can conjure up six signature sauces that are seasoned exactly the way they want. The kit even includes customizable labels for a fun, personalized touch.

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22. Bottle loft

Price: $ 38.00

Seriously how cool is that? These handy storage strips stick to the ceiling of your fridge and can hold up to six bottles of your choice. Plus, the magnets are super strong: they can hold more than three times the weight of an average of 12 ounces. Bottle.

With all of the space you save, you have plenty of space for snacks. It’s the perfect gift for your office beer lover.

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23. Leather mouse pad

Price: $ 36.00

Are you looking for a nifty, practical gift option? Get a leather mouse pad from Ugmonk’s store.

Not only does this sleek pad provide a smooth surface for your mouse, but the leather has been known to weatherproof and slowly darken over time for a unique look. How cool.

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24. Gourmet marshmallows

Price: $ 30.00

Step up your hot chocolate game with a box of gourmet marshmallows. From juicy flavors like bourbon to sweet flavors like eggnog, these handcrafted marshmallows are good enough to eat straight out of the box.


25. Streaming stick

Price: $ 49.99

The Roku Streaming Stick works with any TV with an HDMI connection and offers over 1,200 apps, including Netflix, HBO Go, Hulu Plus, Pandora and many more. It is a perfect gift for almost any employee.


26. Tea drop

Price: $ 34.00

Thanks to these soluble, pressed tea drops, you can enjoy hot and fresh tea on the go. Made from just a few simple ingredients – fine tea, sugar, and spices – these tiny bites are perfect for a busy employee looking for a simple, healthy drink to sip on.

This special sampler set contains five drops of the following flavors: citrus ginger, vanilla white, rose earl gray, sweet peppermint and matcha green tea.

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27. Insulated stainless steel water bottle

Price: $ 35.00 (17 oz.) / $ 45.00 (25 oz.)

We’ll admit, we actually have a crush on this S’well water bottle. Yes, crushed a water bottle. Not only is it sleek and stylish – it’s available in tons of colors and prints – it’s non-toxic, non-leaching, vacuum-sealed, and BPA-free.

In addition, it will keep your drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours.

Insulated stainless steel water bottle

28. Wireless speaker

Price: $ 39.99

Wireless speakers are the perfect gift for everyone in your office. Whether you use it to listen to podcasts while you cook, bring music to the beach, or create a custom surround sound movie experience, this little Jam Plus speaker has loads of power. (Full disclosure: I love this speaker so much that I bought another … and one for my brother.)

Black wireless speaker secret Christmas gift idea by Jam

29. Cactus coasters

Price: $ 31.00

Help your employees keep their desk nice and tidy with this buildable set of cactus coasters.

The set includes six coasters with green leaves that you can mix and match to create different landscapes in the pot. Build them up or stack them nearby. They’re there when you need a spot for your drink – and still look cool when you don’t.


30. Mobile lens kit

Price: $ 26.00

If you’ve pulled your social media manager’s name out of that secret Santa hat, we’ve got the thing: help them improve their Instagram game with this handy mobile lens kit. The kit includes fisheye, wide angle and macro lenses and a universal clip that is compatible with most smartphones and tablets.

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31. Couch cup holder

Price: $ 23.00

Here’s an idea that you might not know existed, but that anyone you work with can benefit from. With so much time curled up on a couch this season, you’d think more cushions would have built-in cup holders. Until then, buy a CouchCoaster. This item costs less than $ 25 and fits over most couch and chair armrests.

Couch Coaster Secret Santa Gift

Pollyanna gift ideas

Now we do not recommend exchanging “Pollyanna Gifts” for every job – especially those with close friendships. Sometimes you want to team up with a colleague who only you know will love what you are getting.

Pollyanna gifts are a little more unpredictable than the classic Secret Santa Claus, but can be fun when open. This version of Secret Santa, also known as the Yankee Swap, prompts each employee to purchase an item that could be of common interest to all participants. Then each person wraps their purchased gift in a gift box and places it under the Christmas tree. In turn, each person has the option to open a new gift under the tree or to claim a gift that has already been opened by someone else.

Es ist nicht das persönlichste Geschenkritual, aber mit einer Auswahl an generischen Geschenken wird niemand wirklich verletzt (Tipp: Es wird empfohlen, mit einem Preislimit in dieses Spiel einzusteigen, bei dem niemand mehr als einen bestimmten Betrag ausgibt auf das Geschenk, das sie kaufen).

Hier sind einige Pollyanna-Geschenkideen für Ihre Kollegen, wenn dies eher der Stil Ihres Unternehmens ist.

  • Isolierte Thermoskanne
  • Kartendeck
  • Gusseisenpfanne
  • Weihrauch-Kit
  • Karabinerhaken
  • Duftkerze
  • Selfie-Stick
  • Schneidebrett aus Holz
  • Französische Kaffeemaschine
  • Apple App Store Geschenkkarte
  • Ledernotizbuch

Egal, was Sie bekommen und was Sie zu Weihnachten geben, es ist Zeit, diesen Monat genauso viel Spaß mit Ihren Kollegen zu haben wie mit Ihrer Familie am 25. Dezember. Wir alle von HubSpot wünschen Ihnen frohe und frohe Weihnachten und schöne Feiertage , und ein glückliches neues Jahr.

Anmerkung des Herausgebers: Dieser Beitrag wurde ursprünglich im Dezember 2015 veröffentlicht und aus Gründen der Vollständigkeit aktualisiert.

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