What’s better than receiving a lame birthday present at work because HR thought it would be a nice idea to boost office moral? Scouting out presents that co-workers actually want and can use to add some colour and pizzazz to their workstation! Here are 15 of the best office gifts for keeping on the good side of colleagues and bosses that won’t break the bank… remembering you can probably claim it on tax anyway!
Measuring 7 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.
There’s a thrill-seeker in every office. 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 building exercise, perhaps?
Those without kids or grandchildren to plaster their office wall will appreciate this 54.5 x 96cm poster featuring 100 far-off exotic locations such as the Taj Mahal, Bagan, Niagara Falls and the Eiffel Tower. The best part? 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’s 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! 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.
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, a Ticketek gift voucher unlocks a world of entertainment.
Personalised sticky pads are great for in-house jokes and sticky notes that will long outlast the occasion. They’re functional and fully customisable in terms of colour, messaging and even shape, including stars, fruits, cars, trucks, feet, lips and love hearts… just keep it PC!
At just under a kilo, this hulking plastic and cement fist complete with felted base and magnetic wrist will help keep your colleagues stationery and sticky notes in one easy to find location… so they’ll stop flogging all of yours!
American presidents are reputed to be long-time fans of CROSS pens, who undoubtedly admire them for 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 daggiest workstation. Great for the colleague who has everything, probably doesn’t need it, but will love it and use it anyway!
10. Leather Pen Pot And Card Holder Desk Set $125
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 official licensed product from BMW AG boasts a wireless range of 10 metres and comes complete with LED headlights and rear lights. It’s perfect for the office car enthusiast and is compatible with both Mac and PC. There’s no additional software required, just plug and drive the 2.4GHz technology with adjustable high-resolution optical scanning up to 1600 DPI.
The recipient of this passport-sized notebook with handmade leather cover will be looking for any excuse to take notes. It’s compact, robust and made by Midori: internationally renowned Japanese stationery artisans. It comes with an 80-page plain paper refill of irresistibly smooth fountain pen friendly MD paper made in Japan and is available in both black and brown.
13. 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.
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.
These guys don’t do hampers in halves and it’s safe to say the recipient is obliged to share it with the team. A great gift for new team members, the office recluse and introverts about whom little is known, as the chances they’re allergic to chocolate is low. It’s filled with premium local and globally branded bars, fudge, cookies, rum balls, nougat and hot choc to name a few gourmet treats, and a personalised gift card can be added to the delivery.
One for the ladies and pamper lovers. This hamper features inspiring quotes and phrases in a beautifully illustrated book they can browse while feasting on French treats like Maison Fossier Biscuit Roses. The waterproof cosmetics bag is perfect to take away for work trips and comes with a trio of luxurious rose soaps, while The Aromatherapy Co’s Milieu Velvet Rose and Peony Diffuser is great for relaxing and unwinding after a big day at the office. Whether it’s a congratulatory present for a promotion or a farewell gift, this pamper hamper is guaranteed to surprise and delight!