Christmas gifts for coworkers should be different from gifts one gives to family and friends. Often, you are not as close to your coworkers and may not know them well. Also, it can be uncomfortable if you draw the name of a coworker you do not like or who does not like you. There are some inexpensive and general gifts you can give coworkers that don’t require a personal touch. However, if you do want to give them a little something extra, personalization is the way to go.
These gift options are appropriate for just about anyone. Put hot chocolate powder in a canning jar and add mini marshmallows and chocolate chips to the top. On the jar's cover, put a bow and candy cane, or use a red ribbon to tie a candy cane to the jar. Or give a tea cup with multiple types of tea or a coffee mug and gourmet coffee.
Give gift cards for Starbucks, a bookstore or a local movie theater. Such cards will come in handy, while not being too personal. Even if your gift recipient does not like coffee, Starbucks offers a variety of food from which to choose. Your coworker can use a gift card to a bookstore to buy books for himself or as gifts for someone else. A date night to the movies is a special treat.
Find holiday candles that your coworker can leave on her desk or take home to freshen up her house. Look for holiday scents, such as sugar cookie, gingerbread or peppermint. Men and women alike enjoy the welcoming scent of candles.
For a little more personal gift, buy your coworker a business card case engraved with his name or initials. Most business card cases will hold 15 to 20 cards, just enough to take to a meeting or event and distribute. This gift is great for a coworker who interacts with the public on a regular basis.
Look for an item that will sit on the desk of your coworker. A globe clock is an attractive piece and will tell the time of any location around the world with the touch of a button. This is a handy gift for coworkers who do international business. Personalized stationery with a nice pen is a useful and special gift.