10 Last Minute Gift Ideas For Employees
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!