It's that time of the year again — office Kris Kringle time.
Who will be your Secret Santa?
It can be fraught, trying to find the perfect gift for a work colleague you may or may not know that well.
And don't even get us started on the 'Bad Santa' addition to many office Christmas parties where gift recipients can 'steal' someone else’s gift.
That means, whatever gift you decide to buy could end up being claimed by anyone.
Here are 10 of the best Kris Kringle gift ideas for this holiday season that are affordable and will be a fitting gift for of your colleagues:
1. Gingerham Reusable Shopping Bag
We're finally embracing reusable shopping bags, after decades of environmentally damaging plastic/disposable bags. The problem being that when we pop into the shops for one item and end up with seven, we can find ourselves in a bit of a fix.
Which makes the Blushing Confetti Gingerham Reusable Shopping Bag a perfect office Christmas gift.
At just $14.95 the bag comes in a range of designs.
You can purchase them at the Blushing Confetti website.
2. Merry Movie Gift Card from Event Cinema
Who doesn't love seeing a movie over the Christmas holidays? Nobody!
Which is why the Merry Movie Gift Card from Event Cinemas is a popular Kris Kringle choice. They come in a range of values, starting from just $25 and you can choose from the following festive themes — 'Treat Yo Elf' and 'Christmas Lights, Camera, Action'.
You can buy them at the Event Cinema online Gift Shop.
3. Anaconda Emoji Pool Toys
One of the best parts about Aussie Christmas is the hot weather we get to enjoy over the festive break. Add in the rising popularity of cool pool toys and you have a perfect office Christmas gift.
Anaconda has a great range of emoji pool toys for you to choose from including poop and an eggplant, not to mention more traditional pool toy designs including the flamingo and the pineapple.
Check out the range at the Anaconda website from just $29.99.
4. Native Animal Baubles
For something highly original you can purchase your office Kris Kringle gift from the Art Gallery of NSW. They have a great range of native animal baubles for Christmas trees in a range of designs.
Your colleague's family are sure to treasure these cute additions to their Christmas tree decoration collection.
They are all available online from just $6.95 at the Art Gallery of NSW website and are so cute you’ll probably buy one for yourself while you’re at it.
5. Bookabuy Book Subscriptions
Books are a brilliant gift for anyone who is hard to buy for, but only if they get to choose the book themselves.
Bookabuy is a book subscription service allowing you to sign up a work colleague for a subscription that lasts just one month, costing $26.
The books are delivered anywhere around Australia and New Zealand.
You can choose a Bookabuy Book Subscription at their official website.
6. kikki.K Notebook Holders
It can be hard to choose from the many amazing products at kikki.K but when it comes to great choices for office gifts, you can't go past these exquisite notebook holders.
The notebook holders come in a range of colours and are beautiful, classy and only $49.95.
You can find them at the kikki.K website.
7. Happy Socks
Happy socks are so incredible popular because they make us all so happy! And they're not just for your sock-wearing colleagues.
Who doesn't love to wear comfy socks at home, especially after slathering your feet in moisturiser to ensure maximum absorption, not to mention sliding across your floorboards and tiles.
Happy Socks as so many festive designs available this year including gingerbread people other Christmas patterns.
These fabulous socks cost just $16.95 each from the Happy Socks website.
8. Building Blocks Coffee Cup
Cups and mugs can be a valuable commodity in offices around Australia, particularly those that work for multiple beverages – soup, coffee, tea, water, smoothies.
That's why this Building Blocks Coffee Mug is a perfect choice for your office Kris Kringle this year.
It holds all of those beverages and also offers a fun activity for those times you need to reinvigorate your brain during a long work day.
The best thing is these particular coffee cups are being sold for just $17.99 for Christmas on the Yellow Octopus website.
9. Festive Drink Coasters
If there's one thing you can ensure at Christmas time, it's that many beverages will be consumed.
But there's no need for our lovely furniture to be ruined by this deliciously refreshing habit.
Enter the festive drink coaster, available from Zazzle for $2.95 each, although you might want to spring for a set of six or so.
Some of the designs are quite cheeky, but there are plenty that will make appropriate office Christmas gifts on the Zazzle website.
10. Donation to Charity
There's always one person in the office happy to take the moral high ground by suggesting lovely gestures such as charity drives and sustainable catering.
This year, you can BE that person, by helping your colleague donate to a charity of THEIR choice this Christmas using the service My Cause.
By purchasing a charity voucher this Christmas you can leave the choice of charity up to the lucky recipient of your gift and you can choose the amount that is donated.
Visit the My Cause website to see just how many wonderful charity choices there are this festive season.
Share your Kris Kringle ideas by sending an email to 9Honey@nine.com.au.
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