Secret Santa is a common solution to the problem of office gift-giving – rather than worrying about spending the time and money on finding the perfect present for everyone who shares your workspace, you just have to find one, generally good gift. Piece of cake, right?
If you find yourself paired up with a coworker you don’t know that well or who’s too picky to please, this one’s for you. Today, we’re covering our best ideas for secret santa gifts for coworkers.Whether they’re a mostly-remote employee who only pops in every couple of weeks or they’re just someone whose interests you aren’t too sure of, these options are sure to be a hit with anyone in your office.
GiftYa is the perfect gift card alternative for choosy coworkers, your eco-friendly watercooler friends, and even those workers who would forget their feet in the morning if they weren’t attached to their legs. Why? GiftYa’s got a lot of perks compared to traditional physical gift cards.
The plastic-free digital gift cards can be redeemed from their phone or connected to a card they carry with them everyday anyway – and the balance is automatically used when they shop from the gifted brand. That means GiftYa doesn’t end up in a landfill, and they’ll always have it handy when they need it.
With thousands of local and National Brands to choose from, you’re sure to find something they like! And if for some reason they don’t, they can exchange or regift the balance in just a few taps.
Got a coworker who’s always turning in projects right at the deadline? Then Amazon is certainly their go-to. With two (or in some cases, even one) day shipping included with Prime, they can have what they need in hand as soon as possible… including a last-minute gift for their kid’s teacher or something dad will actually like. From the latest tech toys to luxury clothing to books and games, Amazon (obviously!) has something for everyone.
And even if they aren’t the office procrastinator, it’s always helpful to have cash to put towards anything from groceries to movie rentals to customized home decor.
Apple products are the top of many people’s wish lists come the holiday season. Whether it’s the newest iPhone, a sleek tablet (complete with Apple Pencil, of course), or some colorful noise-canceling headphones, there’s something from the Apple Store they want to see under the tree.
This one makes a great gift for professional acquaintances because so many apple products are productivity related – like their high-powered laptops. But your coworker can use their gift on anything they like, whether it’s Apple Music so they can get into their flow state at work or just some games to help them unwind after hours… or at lunch… or (shh!) when they’re trying not to fall asleep at 2pm (we won’t tell).
Best Buy is one of the best buys you can make when searching for a secret santa gift for your coworker. Once again, the country’s largest electronics retailer strikes a balance between work and play.
With a gift card to Best Buy, your coworker can grab small appliances like an espresso maker to supercharge their morning routine, new printers so they can get that presentation put together in striking color, or the latest in PC gaming so they upgrade their cozy gaming collection or can hit up the Steam Winter Sale.
Second only to summer blockbuster season, November and December see more movie releases than most of the rest of the year. After all, most people are taking time off to relax and spend time with their loved ones, and what better way to make a special memory than catching the latest blockbuster release?
The holiday season has launched now-classic titles like Rocky (Nov 1976), Superman (Dec 1978), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Dec 2001), and Birdman, Gone Girl, Nightcrawler, The Book of Life, and John Wick (all Dec 2014). What will this season have in store?
Set your coworker up to find out when you get them a gift card to the movies as their secret santa gift!
From the Winter Classic to the Superbowl to countless concerts and shows – like holiday classics A Christmas Carol and The Nutcracker-- there’s a lot going on this winter! Whether your coworker is a die-hard sports fan with team logos stickered to their car and laptop or a music lover who’s never far from their headphones, a StubHub gift card is sure to get them to the event they want to go to.
Look, when the winter weather hits does anyone want to stand out in the cold scraping ice off their windshield while their to-go mug gets chilly in the car? Nope. So why not give your coworker the luxury of sleeping a little and sipping their cup of joe from the backseat of (an already warmed up) Uber or Lyft?
So whether it’s a safe ride home from the office Christmas party or a trip over the river and through the woods to Grandma’s house, an Uber or Lyft gift card is a practical Secret Santa gift any coworker would appreciate.
We all like to think that we’re the time to drive past the restaurant and make something at home, but sometimes you just need a little comfort food. After the holidays, you’re probably not going home to chow down on mom’s mashed potatoes or dad’s famous stew for a while, so your local restaurants are the next best thing.
When that craving for some hot, fresh soup hits, they’ll be able to indulge when you get them a delivery service gift card for their secret santa gift.
Remember how much fun back to school shopping was? How exciting it was to look over the blank, clean notebooks and convince your mom to buy you the biggest set of markers you could? Help your coworker capture that same little bit of excitement with this simple but practical secret santa gift idea.
Whether they grab some pens in fun colors or replace their filled up legal pad, get an ergonomic wrist rest to stop their fingers from cramping when they type or a desk organizer to get a jump on their New Year’s resolution to be neater, they’re sure to find something useful at an office supply store.
You might know them from work, but the office party isn’t the thing your coworker is looking forward to most this holiday season. To be honest, it’s probably vegging out in front of the tv with a cozy blanket, a warm drink, and their favorite show or holiday movie.
So give them what they really want when you get them a streaming service gift card. With the options here, they can keep up-to-date on the news, watch blockbuster hits, or catch the latest relaunch of that show they liked 15 years ago.
Accepted anywhere Visa credit cards are accepted, giving a Visa gift card is like giving cash, only prettier. With Gift Card Granny’s build a card feature, you can create a gift tailored to your coworker’s tastes in no time. Choose from an expert created design or add your own photo and message. Most custom gift cards print the same day and ship out the next, so you’ll have the ultimate secret santa gift in hand before you can sing The 12 Days of Christmas!
Coworkers can be tough to shop for. After all, just because you share an office space doesn’t mean you know what’s on their list this year! Gift cards might just be the easiest way to honor your Secret Santa exchange’s dollar limit since you can just order since you can just order that amount.
We hope that with these ideas you won’t have to check yours twice – with everything from comfort food to entertainment to practical gifts like office supplies and electronics, we’re sure that your gift will be the best at the swap.
Still searching? Not to worry. Check out the GiftYa catalog for more awesome ideas. Whether you’re shopping last minute or you want to schedule your gift delivery in advance, you’re sure to find something they’ll like. From the local watering hole where the staff heads on Thursday nights to experiences and events that will make their whole holiday season, you’ll find it here.
So ditch the plastic and give a GiftYa! Happy shopping and happy holidays.