Under $50 Secret Santa Gifts for That Coworker You Barely Know
These presents will be loved by all.
Updated Sep 29, 2021 7:54 AM
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‘Tis the season: The cookies are baked, the halls are decked, and the tree is lit. And in true holiday fashion, you have to get a gift for someone you don’t really know all that well. If your office insists on exchanging presents, don’t be the Grinch: Play along. While you may not know your chosen coworker all that well, make sure to still delight with your thoughtfulness. Pick the right present, and perhaps a new friendship will be born.
To help, we’ve rounded up some presents that are sure to please everyone. Whether you’re buying something for Sally in accounting or Bill in marketing, these gifts are bound to spread holiday cheer all season long.
Hot Chocolate on a Stick, Anthropologie, $16
Everyone enjoys a cup of hot cocoa on a cold night. Along with a thick blanket, this sweet treat is sure to keep your coworker warm all winter long.
Echo Dot, Amazon, $49.99 This present is perfect for just about anyone in the office—everyone can get some use out of a personal home assistant. Just be sure to have your coworker set this up at home… and not at his or her desk.
Solid Brass Dice, Best Made Co., $22
These cute little brass dice will be perfect when paired with a board game. Pick up a game of Monopoly to give with this chic little adornment.
Throw Blanket, Target, $29.99 Anyone can benefit from a cozy blanket. Wrapped up neatly with a bright red velvet bow, this gift looks much more expensive than it actually is. If you’re looking to amp it up a bit, add some ceramic mugs and hot cocoa.
French Press, Target, $29.99 Does your coworker love coffee? Maybe a little too much? Make sure he or she is sipping in style. Partnered with a favorite bag of beans, this gift is sure to be a hit.
Cards Against Humanity, Amazon, $25 Did you pull the office jokester out of Santa’s red hat? If so, he or she is sure to appreciate a humorous card game. Gift your clown Cards Against Humanity, and suggest that he or she bring it to the family holiday dinner.
Sugar Cookie Measuring Cups, Anthropologie, $32 Does your office buddy like to bake? Pair this set of measuring cups with a pack of sugar cookie mix. Who knows? Maybe you’ll get rewarded with some baked goods in the office the following week.
Cut Glass Jar Candle, Anthropologie, $28 A candle is sure to please everyone. If you don’t know much about Karen’s assistant Jane, get her this foolproof present.
File Folders, Amazon, $19 Jazz up your team’s file folders with these gilded and printed office accessories. Everyone loves pretty stationary supplies, so this is a safe bet.
Rin Tablet Stand, Yamazaki Home, $19.80 This tablet stand is the perfect kitchen accessory, as it allows you to read your favorite Pinterest pie recipes without using hands. Encourage your coworker to bake up a storm with this simple addition.
Grilled Cheese Kitchen Book, Chronicle Books, $19.99 Books make great gifts—especially for people you don’t know too well. Pass along this cheesy present for that hard-to-shop-for person.
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