When it comes to finding your co-workers gifts, be it for their birthday, a promotion, an anniversary or a personal achievement, there are plenty of options to choose from. But with such an array of options, how to you go about finding them a gift they’ll really appreciate? Here, we’ve listed a few of our favourite options that can help to put a smile on a co-worker’s face!
A bouquet of flowers
A bouquet of beautiful blooms is the perfect gift to give a co-worker. If you’re unsure of their favourite flower, pick a generic arrangement. It’s also a good idea to think about the celebration. A number of online florists, including Serenata Flowers, have flower arrangements grouped by events, including everything from bouquets suited to anniversaries, to displays perfect for birthdays. When you order from an online florist, you can opt to have the bouquet delivered directly to your office if you choose too, making the whole process quick and stress-free!
If you’re looking for something that will stand the test of time (providing it’s cared for correctly) a plant is a great idea when considering options for co-worker gifts. When picking a plant, be sure to choose one that is able to thrive in the office environment. From smaller succulents that require little maintenance, to larger flowering plants, there are a number of sizes, styles and species to choose from. Indoor plants are a classic way to add sophistication to any room in the household (or office). And a well-cared for plant is a gift that promises to bloom for many years. Popular options include Campanula, orchids, lilies, roses and Kalanchoe. If you really want to go the extra mile, why not purchase a pretty pot for the plant to sit in too?
A food and drink hamper
Whether your co-worker has a sweet tooth or is a big fan or fine wines and decadent cheeses, a hamper is another great gift idea for a co-worker, as it can be tailored to their exact style and tastes. It’s also a good choice for those that have a particular budget in mind, as it can be filled with as many or as few contents as required. This can be particularly handy if you’ve had a whip-round in the office to get funds for the gift.
A pamper hamper
Similar to a food hamper, but brimming with pamper products instead. This is a great co-worker gift for anyone that has been working extremely hard, or who has just signed off a tough deadline. They’re likely to want nothing more than to relax and unwind.
If you’re unsure of what to get your co-worker, a voucher is a good idea. Try to pick a store or website that stocks an array of products, as this way they are likely to find something suited to their tastes.
A helium balloon
A helium balloon embellished with a personal message is a good gift for a birthday or special celebration, such as an engagement announcement. Before your colleague arrives to their desk, you can ensure the boxed helium balloon is sitting in pride of place, ready for them to open when they arrive to work.
A wellness day
It’s not uncommon for us to feel a little overwhelmed and stressed at work, particular when short staffed or signing off a big deal. It’s therefore important to ensure we all switch off and take time out of work to recuperate. A wellness day or a voucher to a spa is an ideal co-worker gift for those who are renowned for working extremely hard and for colleagues who appear to have been in the office all hours recently. It’s also a good way to encourage a certain someone to take some time out, away from his or her laptop and phone.
A celebratory dinner
If your colleague is celebrating exam success or a promotion, treating them to a celebratory dinner post work is a great gift idea. Pick his or her favourite restaurant or opt for some where new, invite the entire team and rejoice in style. This is a great way to show them you’re proud of them, whilst letting them know all the hard work has paid off.
Cupcakes are still as popular as ever and often better than a birthday cake if celebrating a colleague’s birthday. You can be as adventurous as desired when choosing them or pick a mixed selection. You can even personalise them with a message. If you’re lucky, your co-worker may even share the joy!
A gift basket
Or, make sure your colleague is acknowledged on their birthday with a cute gift basket containing a bottle of fine wine, a box of decadent chocolates, a beautiful white rose plant and a Happy Birthday balloon! What more could they ask for?