10 Last Minute Gift Ideas For Employees

by | Dec 12, 2018

Christmas is quite literally around the corner, and if you don’t have your gifts organised by now, you may feel a little bit of pressure to run and buy the first things you see. To help you along, we’ve collected some gift ideas for you which should be readily available in your area. We’ve concentrated on the stores which will be open for late night or 24-hour shopping, or which can be found in most towns. Most of the gifts fall into the $20 range.

As you read through the list, keep in mind that not all gifts will be suitable for your employees. Your gift choice depends on the culture within your business and on the level of relationship you’ve built with your team. But these will certainly get you well on the way and maintain happy employees for a long time to come.

Sweets – You can’t go wrong with chocolates and lollies. Choose an assortment of delicious goodness and create your own mini lolly and chocolate hamper. Your local supermarket such as Coles or your nearest branch of Darrell Lea will have a great variety to choose from.

Plasma balls – These are endlessly fascinating, no matter what your age. Touch the ball and watch the lights dart over to meet your fingertips. Get that inspiration flowing.

Bucket of M&Ms – Yes, please! Who’d say no to these? They are good for any age or gender but be sure to check for any dietary issues or allergies.

Portable Bluetooth Speakers – Everyone has a mobile phone these days, and during party season, a louder speaker could be useful. These are small enough to go anywhere.

Stationery – Who can say to a sparkly set of stationery with a little bit of glitter? Start the New Year right with a notebook to jot down those great business ideas. As you know, you can never have enough stationery.

Magnetic Whiteboard – Not only useful at work, but it will be great to put on the fridge door at home for reminders. It’s a practical gift but definitely not boring. Those ideas always come when you least expect them.

Desktop Mood Chart – This is a gag gift which will make people laugh long past the festive season. The chart has 47 different moods to choose from, each with its own funny definition and quotes.

Desktop Vacuum – Who knew these even existed? What a clever way to clean up those sandwich crumbs on your desk. Just plug it into your USB port and off you go. With just a quick tidy up at the end of the day, you can start work with a clean and tidy office space the next morning.

Doorstops – Do you have a pet lover at your workplace? Then have a look at these animal doorstops. When they are as cute as these cats and dogs, how could your employees not like them?

Racing Llamas – Okay, we couldn’t help ourselves. We had to include these wind-up toys. Christmas brings out the child in all of us. Can’t you just see everyone racing their llamas across the office floor? Melbourne Cup eat your heart out!

So, we’ve visited Kmart, Target, Coles, Officeworks and Australia Post and found a variety of gifts of approximately $20 or less which your team members will enjoy. The best thing about these stores is that you can order right now and have them delivered to you in just a few days or you can go out and get them yourself during your lunch break or after work.

Remember, don’t buy the same gift for everyone. Consider who you are buying for and choose a gift to suit. You don’t have to spend a lot to make a good impression. Happy gift finding!

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I was recommended to The Accounts Studio at a networking event and have been working with them for the last 2 years. The team have all been very approachable and available – two things essential when it comes to understanding your accounts! I now no longer have the stress every three months of getting my BAS correct and even better I have a clear understanding of where my company is financially! Thanks Sophie and TAS team!

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Galmatic Pty Ltd

2017-10-13T04:16:02+10:00

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Galmatic Pty Ltd

I was recommended to The Accounts Studio at a networking event and have been working with them for the last 2 years. The team have all been very approachable and available – two things essential when it comes to understanding your accounts! I now no longer have the stress every three months of getting my BAS correct and even better I have a clear understanding of where my company is financially! Thanks Sophie and TAS team!
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2017-10-13T04:20:03+10:00

Chris Du Plessis
Managing Director, Origin Meat Pty Ltd

I have really enjoyed working with you guys and look forward to a successful 2013. From the moment we started with TAS I have seen value. The figures are accurate, you are accessible (and approachable!) and most of all – you are cool people!
"Sophie is so professional – careful, attentive and punctual – she has made managing my accounts not just easier, but a whole lot less stressful"

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TV Chef from Better Homes & Gardens

2017-10-13T04:23:15+10:00

Fast Ed
TV Chef from Better Homes & Gardens

"Sophie is so professional – careful, attentive and punctual – she has made managing my accounts not just easier, but a whole lot less stressful"
Sophie has been a tremendous support and guiding light for my business. I have continually succeeded when acting on her advice and by using her services. Her products are fantastic and her ideas and accuracy is out of this world. I would never hesitate to recommend Sophie’s services and I would invite anyone to contact me for a referral.

Belinda Grundy
GM, Property Styling Online and BG Property Styling

2017-10-13T09:21:50+10:00

Belinda Grundy
GM, Property Styling Online and BG Property Styling

Sophie has been a tremendous support and guiding light for my business. I have continually succeeded when acting on her advice and by using her services. Her products are fantastic and her ideas and accuracy is out of this world. I would never hesitate to recommend Sophie’s services and I would invite anyone to contact me for a referral.
Sophie has the spirit of the Entrepreneurial Business Owner! Whether she is running a successful single family website, creating a product for small business owners or running her own bookkeeping agency she is always right on track as to what small business needs. If you want to speak to someone who not only knows what business owners are going through-she also does something about it- then don’t miss out, connect with Sophie! She is someone who can not only think outside the square- she has true strategic thinking; which is often spoken about but is rarely truly placed into action.

Sue Heins
Councillor at Warringah Council

2017-10-13T09:25:16+10:00

Sue Heins
Councillor at Warringah Council

Sophie has the spirit of the Entrepreneurial Business Owner! Whether she is running a successful single family website, creating a product for small business owners or running her own bookkeeping agency she is always right on track as to what small business needs. If you want to speak to someone who not only knows what business owners are going through-she also does something about it- then don’t miss out, connect with Sophie! She is someone who can not only think outside the square- she has true strategic thinking; which is often spoken about but is rarely truly placed into action.
Sophie is an amazing business woman. She is able to take the complexities of business and break them into manageable pieces for small and home based business owners to work with. She’s clever, creative, supportive and very generous. She’s the reason that so many small businesses are doing so well. If yours is a small or home based business then Sophie is someone you need to know.

Anne Maybus
Writer and Content Creator, Clever Streak

2017-10-13T09:26:35+10:00

Anne Maybus
Writer and Content Creator, Clever Streak

Sophie is an amazing business woman. She is able to take the complexities of business and break them into manageable pieces for small and home based business owners to work with. She’s clever, creative, supportive and very generous. She’s the reason that so many small businesses are doing so well. If yours is a small or home based business then Sophie is someone you need to know.
Sophie is efficient, direct and gets the job done. She responds quickly, keeps me updated and has a way of simplifying things and making my life easier. She is all about efficiency and that’s what makes it great to work with her, I highly recommend her to anyone who wants someone to efficiently look after their books and she is great value for money too.

Adam Dobson
Strategic Resourcing Manager

2017-10-13T09:28:24+10:00

Adam Dobson
Strategic Resourcing Manager

Sophie is efficient, direct and gets the job done. She responds quickly, keeps me updated and has a way of simplifying things and making my life easier. She is all about efficiency and that’s what makes it great to work with her, I highly recommend her to anyone who wants someone to efficiently look after their books and she is great value for money too.
I’d been stalking Sophie for a while since I saw some of the great work she did at Ideas Book. What she’s up to at the SOHO Agency is equally impressive and I’m delighted to have someone working in this space who I feel so confident referring onto others. Keep being brilliant Sophie!

Robert Gerrish
Founder and Director, Flying Solo

2017-10-13T09:30:45+10:00

Robert Gerrish
Founder and Director, Flying Solo

I’d been stalking Sophie for a while since I saw some of the great work she did at Ideas Book. What she’s up to at the SOHO Agency is equally impressive and I’m delighted to have someone working in this space who I feel so confident referring onto others. Keep being brilliant Sophie!
Sophie is an incredibly savvy business owner, for whom I have great respect. She has always been very clear and detailed in her instructions, is always very focused on her business objectives, and displays a business model that you can aspire to as a small business owner. I have no hesitation is recommending her work at The Accounts Studio.

Kristy Smith
Director, Virtual Elves Outsourcing Solutions

2017-10-13T09:30:59+10:00

Kristy Smith
Director, Virtual Elves Outsourcing Solutions

Sophie is an incredibly savvy business owner, for whom I have great respect. She has always been very clear and detailed in her instructions, is always very focused on her business objectives, and displays a business model that you can aspire to as a small business owner. I have no hesitation is recommending her work at The Accounts Studio.
I have had many a chat with Sophie on the networking circuit. Sophie has a strong profile and reputation within business circles and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to any soho needing direction, support and encouragement. I have a passion for educating small business myself and wholeheartedly support Sophie in her endeavour to actively reduce costs for those who may be unintentionally making uninformed decisions relating to business management. Many business owners are unnecessarily outsourcing tasks which are misdirected or can be achieved inhouse.

Gai Hook
Virtual Sales Strategy

2017-10-13T09:32:05+10:00

Gai Hook
Virtual Sales Strategy

I have had many a chat with Sophie on the networking circuit. Sophie has a strong profile and reputation within business circles and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to any soho needing direction, support and encouragement. I have a passion for educating small business myself and wholeheartedly support Sophie in her endeavour to actively reduce costs for those who may be unintentionally making uninformed decisions relating to business management. Many business owners are unnecessarily outsourcing tasks which are misdirected or can be achieved inhouse.