11 Office Secret Santa Gifts That Aren’t Coffee Mugs and Calendars

editor@purewow.com (PureWow)

We’re big fans of the annual office gift exchange: It’s a great way to show a little appreciation for the people with whom you spend 40-plus hours a week. But on the flip side, it can be a bit of a challenge. (You barely know what to get your mom, let alone Dave in accounting.) These gifts—all under $40—are guaranteed to be a hit with any member of your work fam.

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Mini French Press

For the coffee snob who always complains about the “sludge” in the office kitchen.

Bodum ($21)

Compact Power Bank

For your buddy in sales who’s always running around town (but whose lipstick is always impeccable).

The Container Store ($30)

Noise-Canceling Headphones

For anyone who’s less than thrilled with the open-plan layout. (You know who they are.)

Sony ($40)

Manicure Gift Card

Because typing is the enemy of nail art.

Uber/Lyft Credit

Perfect for that midnight-oil-burner who you’re pretty sure has never left the office before 10 p.m.

Hand Lotion

For the compulsive hand-washer you’re always running into in the bathroom.

C.O. Bigelow ($16)

Monogram stationery

Even if you know nothing about the person you drew (and their Instagram, inconveniently, is private), you know their name. (Just, uh, make sure you spell it correctly.)

Minted ($28)

Monogram Wine Stopper

Or hey, if you know their name and that they like wine, even better.

Nordstrom ($19)

10-in-1 Pocketknife

Every workplace needs an office Macgyver.

Gentlemen’s Hardware ($24)

Carry-On Cocktail Kit

For your deskmate who’s about to hop on a six-hour flight home for Christmas.

W&P ($24)

Gift Card to the Local Karaoke Bar

Be honest: You know at least one person department who will make use of this immediately after the holiday party. 

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