The holiday season is right around the corner and gift-giving is a huge part of the season’s buzz.
Whether virtually or in person, you likely spend the majority of your day with your coworkers. If you like them enough, you might even plan on getting them a gift as a way to show your appreciation for them.
Giving a gift to your boss can feel a little trickier. Since they're your manager, it's important that your gift doesn’t come off as non-professional — but still gets the message across that you appreciate their hard work and leadership (and it might gain you some kiss-up points along the way).
Keep reading for 10 unique gift ideas that you can buy your boss and coworkers this holiday season. Most of them are remote-friendly as well!
A handwritten note
It doesn’t get simpler than this. Send your boss or coworker a handwritten note on nice stationary. Give it an extra personal touch by sending them a zero waste card that they can plant for a gift that keeps on giving!
This is a great option for remote teams. If you know what your boss or coworker likes, an online gift card is a great way to let them know you appreciate them. You can find gift cards online for just about anything, so treat them to a meal at that new restaurant, a shopping trip at their favorite store, or a memorable experience.
Another great gift idea for your remote colleagues is a pair of earphones. Working from home can be distracting, so a nice pair of noise-cancelling earphones can come in handy to stay focused from all of the outside interferences. Below we’ve suggested a couple of models with different price points so you can make an impression regardless of your budget!
A personalized video message from their favorite celebrity
Make your favorite coworker’s day by sending them a message from their favorite actor, artist, or influencer. Cameo is an online service that lets people hire celebrities to create personalized videos and prices range from as low as $1 to as high as $15,000, depending on the celebrity.
A food or drink subscription
You can buy your coworker a 3, 6, or 12-month subscription that delivers coffees from around the world, unique teas, or healthy snacks right to their door. This is a creative way to introduce them to new flavors, brands, and experiences. Below are a few of our favorite subscription services.
A book, magazine, or audiobook subscription
While we're on the topic of subscriptions, a monthly book or magazine delivery is another unique gift idea for the bookworms in the office. If you’re not sure what genre they like, you might want to opt for an audiobook subscription, so they can choose the books they enjoy most.
If your boss or coworker is the type that is always taking classes or attending non-mandatory work trainings, consider gifting them an online course subscription. They can choose from thousands of expert-taught courses to help them master new skills from the art of calligraphy to baking the perfect apple pie.
Insulated water bottle or tumbler
You can’t go wrong with this affordable and useful gift. They’ll remember you every time they take a sip!
Donation to a charity
If you really don’t know what to get them, or you want to be a bit more “consumerism conscious” this year, consider donating to a charity in your boss or coworker’s honor. At PowerToFly, we do something similar every year in our Secret Snowflake exchange. There are endless donation options, so try to find a good cause that your coworker supports.
Personalized gift box
This personalized gift checks all the boxes. These gift boxes are one-of-a-kind curations that make it easy to recognize your favorite coworker while giving back to charities. You can check out all of the different boxes and pricing below.
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