Secret Santa Gifts for the Coworker You Hardly Know

Posted by TOOT on December 17th, 2019

It’s that time of the year. You’re rushing around from store to store, crossing everyone off your holiday shopping list. Mom? Check. Your happy hour partner in crime? Check. Your S.O.? Check. Uh-oh, you forgot someone. Yup, it’s the person you drew in the office Secret Santa. Who are they again? What do they like? Should you just get a gift card?

You’re a great gift-giver, and you’re better than the cheesy coffee shop gift card. Although it can feel like the office Secret Santa is backing you into a corner—seemingly always picking the one coworker you know the least—with some creativity, you can still win! If you find yourself in this predicament, here are some surefire fantastic gift ideas.

Note-Taking (and Doodling) Essentials

Much of our writing time is spent with a keyboard, but there’s still something to be said for putting jotter pen to notepad and writing out your thoughts. Some people think the mind-hand connection helps us remember better, while others just love the feeling. Whatever the case, no self-respecting busy bee would be caught without a notepad and a pen. It doesn’t matter if they work in the accounting department or at the front desk, they’ll adore the cute stationery you picked up for them.

Who Doesn’t Love Totes?

Totes are perhaps the most versatile and all-around “got your back” bag out there. They come in clutch when we’re grocery shopping, lugging our meal prep containers into the office, or when we’re trying to smuggle snacks into the theater (we won’t tell). Simply put, everyone could use a new tote! Even if they have a million, what’s one more effortlessly portable, ultra-cute, patterned tote in the grand scheme of things? This is a big-win gift if you have no idea what to get them.

Their Very Own Mug

Every office has that one cupboard jam-packed with generic mugs. For the person with a bit of sass around the office, they definitely deserve their own equally sassy mug for their 8 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and every cup in between. Check out some funny coffee mugs that might go over well. If they’re known to be a little edgy, go bold. If not, just stick with one with an uplifting message to power them through the afternoon.

Art Print for Their Corporate Gallery

Is there anything worse than working in a cubicle? Probably working in a cubicle that’s seriously lacking in the art department. Those gray walls can be pretty daunting, but it’s a super simple fix! Check out art prints available from your favorite online shop. Get something to motivate them or just a pretty little flower that stands out against that gray textile backdrop. They’ll love the flair you helped add to their space.

About Talking Out of Turn

When Talking Out of Turn (TOOT) comes across an ordinary stapler, they ask, “Why not make it TOOT pink?” This pretty much sums up their approach to all of their fun-loving products. They make their stuff in the Dallas, Texas TOOT Workshop, and they’re always putting their heads together to come up with their best take on your life essentials. They have practically everything the modern busy bee needs to crush the day, from morning coffee to happy hour. On their site, they have fresh stationery, funny coffee mugs, bright desk sets, cute tote bags, and even baby cards. Whether you’re buying for yourself or gifting your bestie a new sparkly planner, they have you covered.

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