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Office partyStruggling to find that perfect office gift for someone at work? For many people, finding a gift for their co-workers can be challenging, especially if you want to find something they enjoy. Even worse, some office environments have rules about what gifts are appropriate and what aren't, making it a bit challenging for those who want to throw a small office party for those on their team. Knowing that finding the right office gifts can be challenging, we decided to make your job easier with this fun guide to office gifts!

Office Gifts: Desk Items

With many people working in cubicles that are a bit on the boring side, many people love finding items for their desk or cubicle walls to make it more personal. This is why desk items are always a popular choice for people who work in an office environment. Some of the cutest office gifts include professional job figures, characters they love, stuffed animals, and even decorative picture frames so that they can display pictures of their kids. By picking the right gifts for your coworker, you can easily let them know that they are not only appreciated, but you want to make sure they have something fun to look at as they do their job each day.Office Gift

Office Gifts: Homemade Treats

Of course, homemade treats are always great office gifts, especially if you make enough for them to share with others in the family. Great homemade gifts include cupcakes, cookies, and even homemade candies! The trick is giving your treats that special touch with decorations. You can find decorated cupcake boxes specially made for displaying your treats and keeping them in place so they don't get damaged during transport. If you making food that isn't delicate, you always purchase decorative bags and add that finishing touch to your treats with ribbons and other food decorations. Once everyone in your office sees these adorable treats, your co-workers desk will be the most popular in the company!

Office Gifts: Gift Cards

Sometimes, it's hard finding that gift for someone who has everything and is on a special diet. For cases like this, it is better to get a gift card to a local store or somewhere where you know your co-workers enjoys to shop. While some people view gift cards as impersonal, there are ways to make your gift card more personal. For example, make a little goody bag to go with the gift card, including special pens in a gift bag, along with confetti, tissue paper, and other fun fillers for the bag. You can even tie the gift card to an inexpensive party favor, such as a business themed rubber duck or other appropriate favor. This gives them something unique to associate with your gift card, making it personal and fun! 

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Marika April 23, 2014 at 1:51 AM Reply
Back when I was working for a company, this issue of gift giving was always a problem for many. In the end most of us were giving office items to put on a desk. I even got once a Rubik cube given for my birthday, it was fun playing with it -of course, outside of working hours :-)
Designed 2B Sweet April 23, 2014 at 12:12 PM Reply
LOL! Sounds fun. Thanks for your feedback!
LittleYllwBird April 23, 2014 at 2:35 AM Reply
Almost makes me wish I had an office job so I could have an excuse to have office knick knacks. I think I will adorn some friends desks with some fun stuff now that I have a great idea! Thank you! =D
Designed 2B Sweet April 23, 2014 at 12:10 PM Reply
Always a good idea!
Rebecca April 23, 2014 at 3:47 AM Reply
Good read! When I worked in corporate America, I always bought my boss something for his birthday or for Christmas and lookin back on it, I KNOW he thought some of them were cheeses!
Designed 2B Sweet April 23, 2014 at 12:18 PM Reply
LOL! It is hard to buy for the boss!
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Terri | Sugar Free Glow April 23, 2014 at 4:07 AM Reply
Great ideas. I love getting one of those fruit bouquets that everyone can share (without the food allergy issue). Thanks for sharing!
Designed 2B Sweet April 23, 2014 at 12:15 PM Reply
Thanks for your feedback!
Julie Tucker April 23, 2014 at 4:18 AM Reply
I often wonder what to get my husband's co-workers as gifts, especially his boss. I think for his boss the idea of a gift card in a goodie bag is great. His boss does so much for him and I too thought the gift card was too impersonal, but putting it in a goodie bag will be more personal for my husband. Plus I think if I threw in your idea of something to put on his desk we would have a great gift. Thanks for the ideas!
Terry April 23, 2014 at 5:11 AM Reply
Since I know so many people on a special diet, I love the idea of a gift card to a local store. Thank you for so many great ideas. http://www.myjourneywithcandida.com/
Renae C. April 23, 2014 at 6:20 AM Reply
Thanks for this! While I don't work in an office, I often struggle to think of gifts for my co-workers and I think a lot of this advice can be used outside of an office environment.
Pam April 23, 2014 at 6:35 AM Reply
Sometimes office co-workers can be the hardest people to buy for because you just don't know what they have and don't have. Getting gifts that they can display or use at work is an excellent idea.
Designed 2B Sweet April 23, 2014 at 12:21 PM Reply
Thanks for your comments! We agree!
Janelle April 23, 2014 at 6:50 AM Reply
Love these ideas! I especially agree with baked goods being spruced up with decorative boxes or bags! It really makes a difference! Great article!
Lalia Frolick April 23, 2014 at 7:30 AM Reply
Great tips! These are the kinds of gifts my mother gives and receives as work, and they're always appreciated. Although I must say it seems like everyone's preference is homemade goods!
Designed 2B Sweet April 23, 2014 at 12:22 PM Reply
Who does not like homemade goods? They are usually delicious and they are always appreciated due to the extra time it takes to make them.
Ashley - Be Wonderfully You April 23, 2014 at 11:27 AM Reply
Really great ideas :) I always struggle with what to get people in the professional world. I have a thing for wanting to get the perfect gift. The homemade option speaks to me the most I think. Homemade candies is a really great idea, it isn't something that they would get all the time and they actually take a bit to make so the effort would go over well as a very thoughtful gift. Thanks so much for sharing!
Designed 2B Sweet April 23, 2014 at 12:19 PM Reply
Thanks for your comments. I agree home baked goods are a great and personal gift to give!
Vlad & Barkly's Dee April 23, 2014 at 6:30 PM Reply
These are some great ideas! I'm always looking for helpful ideas for my husband's office's parties. This helps a lot. Thank you!
melisa April 27, 2014 at 10:22 PM Reply
We have found gift cards to be the most popular in our circles. However, as of late, since my husband has a coffee business, we have found that many people really enjoy his beans as gifts.
Kelly April 27, 2014 at 11:40 PM Reply
Good read. Thanks for sharing :)
katy April 28, 2014 at 6:39 AM Reply
These all look great! I will have to get some for my coworkers. It is always so hard to find a good gift
Jen S. April 29, 2014 at 5:32 AM Reply
This is such a great list! It's always hard to come up with something especially since I always forget to get something until the last minute.
Connie worm May 2, 2014 at 11:59 PM Reply
I enjoyed reading this and got some good ideas. Coworkers I think are hard to buy for. Thank u..enjoy all of this page
Terri S June 23, 2014 at 7:48 PM Reply
Thank you so much for all the great ideas.