The Best Corporate Christmas Gift Ideas

Mon, Nov 19, 2012


Although Thanksgiving has not yet passed, the songs on the radio and decorations in the stores declare that the holiday season is now upon us. But while we may not yet be filled with seasonal cheer, our to-do lists are stacking up fast. This is especially true when it comes to gifts for the office. If you run a business or a department and are faced with the prospect of finding gifts that will please people of all ages and denominations, you’ve got a tall order ahead of you. But thanks to the power of the internet you can now find the perfect gift for a coworker, boss or associate at nearly any price. And if you get started soon you’ll have more than enough time to make that final list and check it twice before the big office party. Here is a look at some of the best corporate Christmas gift ideas this season.

The first thing you need to handle are your most important corporate contacts. When it comes to your big ticket clients, your employer or the key figures at that large account you are wooing, now is not the time to skimp. So go with an impressive gourmet gift basket. You’ll find options already put together for you on Amazon or other online retailers, filled with delicious chocolates, biscuits, jellies or basically anything else one would want around the holidays. For the calorie counters consider a basket filled with organic fruits and trail mixes. For the manly men go with cured sausages and gourmet mustards. Just make sure that it looks impressive and arrives at their office a good week before the holidays, so everyone there can stop to snack and see the incredible gift you sent along!

Some co-workers are more than just business associates. They’ve been there for you when you needed them over the course of the year. They’ve gone out to happy hour to cheer your successes or drown your sorrows after a failure. For people like this, something meaningful is the best play. Consider a uniquely-shaped desk photo holder for their office. You could go with a trifold that sits around an alarm clock, a keepsake box or a pencil holder. Just choose one that you feel fits their personality. Put in a funny photo of the two of your before you wrap it up, or even better a photo of their family if you have access.

You know those office managers, IT masters and HR pros that are always telling you about the latest climate change issue and sustainable energy source? You can find all sorts of eco friendly corporate gifts that will bring a smile to their faces and get used for the rest of the year. One great option for the coffee and tea lover is a reusable silicone reusable cup with a lid. It looks just like the disposable coffee cups everyone walks in with in the morning, but will deal with hot and cold liquids and is dishwasher safe. Another great option is a set of water bottles in various colors that are BPA free. In either case you can have your company logo put on the side, so your coworkers will advertise the brand as they walk around enjoying their presents!

Although the corporate world is usually very serious you could use this opportunity to lighten things up for office workers who bust their tails all year round. So look for some desk toys they can waste a few minutes with when they need a break. You could get them the classic clacking balance balls, or the pin art board, a moving sand puzzle or a word game. You’ll find all sorts of inexpensive options that will get a ton of usage over the course of the year. Hit up some game sites and search for corporate Christmas gifts and you’ll have no shortage of choices.

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