Gifts for the New Year

What is customary to give colleagues for the New Year?

Work teams are dif­fer­ent: friend­ly, com­fort­able or. on the con­trary, unfriend­ly and con­flict. In any case, dur­ing the New Year hol­i­days, all the trou­bles and rough­ness in com­mu­ni­ca­tion recede. I want to please oth­ers in these mag­i­cal days, even with some­thing insignif­i­cant. The dif­fi­cul­ty lies in the fact that the peo­ple in the team are dif­fer­ent, so it seems that it is impos­si­ble to make them all hap­py. Hov­er, it is not. Con­sid­er some cre­ative and inex­pen­sive options for col­leagues.

Universal Options

Of course, you can not be orig­i­nal and buy pure­ly sym­bol­ic sou­venirs for every­one for the New Year. They can be small post­cards or fig­urines depict­ing the sym­bol of the com­ing year. Think about it, most like­ly you will not be the only one, so the tables of col­leagues will be lit­tered with sim­i­lar gifts, which will not cheer them up. Bet­ter approach the prob­lem more cre­ative­ly.

You can sep­a­rate col­leagues by gen­der or pick up uni­ver­sal sur­pris­es that will delight both women and men.


The range of wom­en’s sou­venirs is quite wide and var­ied. For exam­ple, some cute fem­i­nine “things” like a knit­ted cov­er for a hot mug are suit­able for young employ­ees.

Sur­pris­es that can be giv­en to women for the New Year are select­ed from the fol­low­ing cat­e­gories.

  • Kitchen and house­hold uten­sils. These include bak­ing molds, which can be made of sil­i­cone and have an inter­est­ing con­tour. Among the stan­dard options, choose glass forms or with a non-stick coat­ing.
  • Tea and cof­fee pairs use­ful not only in the kitchen, but also in var­i­ous cof­fee points that are now com­mon in large com­pa­nies. Unusu­al cut­ting boards, beau­ti­ful and bright kitchen scales or ther­mome­ters will delight good house­wives.
  • Gifts for dec­o­rat­ing the kitchen inte­ri­or are also sets of tols or pothold­ers, along with an apron. As a rule, they are dec­o­rat­ed with a New Year’s pat­tern. In the same cat­e­go­ry can be sou­venir can­dles. Unique hand­made work is more lcome as the prod­ucts are not repeat­ed. In the New Year’s inte­ri­or, can­dles will look cozy.
  • For soul and body. Love­ly sets with wom­en’s per­son­al care items are always rel­e­vant. They include soap from home crafts­men, salt or bath foam, an aro­ma lamp with amaz­ing smells, inter­est­ing­ly shaped pock­et mir­rors, coast­ers and box­es for stor­ing jel­ry. On New Year’s win­ter evenings, fluffy soft socks with a New Year’s theme will come in handy.
  • Work­ing lit­tle things. The work of many women is relat­ed to the com­put­er, so rugs and mice with an inter­est­ing design will be a nice gift. Also, any employ­ee will be sur­prised by a small pot with a lush house plant. The wor­welace will be dec­o­rat­ed with an enter­tain­ing pho­to frame or a mug hold­er. Unlike men, the female half of almost any team will appre­ci­ate spe­cial food con­tain­ers. Choose bright and beau­ti­ful, but slight­ly large con­tain­ers.

It should be not­ed that man­u­fac­tur­ers already offer heat­ed lunch box­es. They are con­ve­nient in offices where there are no spe­cial rooms for eat­ing. Such a con­tain­er works either from the net­work or from a USB port.

Among the unusu­al things that prac­ti­cal house­wives will give pref­er­ence to are the fol­low­ing.

  • Knife for cut­ting piz­za. The piz­za cut­ter has the shape of a sharp disk rotat­ing on a hold­er han­dle. It is cov­ered with bright sil­i­cone for con­ve­nience, beau­ty and hygiene.
  • Mul­ti­func­tion­al kitchen uten­silssuch as open­ers or knives.
  • inter­est­ing cups, with a side pock­et for a tea bag.
  • House­keep­er. Small orig­i­nal stor­age box­es will help not to lose the keys by orga­niz­ing a spe­cial place for them. It is con­ve­nient to have key hold­ers not only in the apart­ment, but also in the office, in the coun­try house or cot­tage.
  • Plaids. Now they are inex­pen­sive. It is nice to wrap your­self in a soft plush blan­ket on cold win­ter evenings.
  • Large bath tols still remain a lcome gift for any prac­ti­cal woman.

Now there is an oppor­tu­ni­ty to choose not only the qual­i­ty, but also the col­ors, the theme of the pic­ture. There are named options.


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If the team is pure­ly mas­cu­line and, in addi­tion, cheer­ful, it is pos­si­ble to pick up cool presents. For exam­ple, beer mugs with fun­ny phras­es or shapes. Now there are many such gifts on sale. They are rel­a­tive­ly inex­pen­sive, but fun. For exam­ple, toi­let paper with cross­word puz­zles, a pig­gy bank in the form of a coun­try toi­let, signs for an office like “I don’t take bribes.”

One of the ideas often used in close-knit teams is t‑shirts with fun­ny slo­gans. The main thing is that employ­ees share your humor.

If the team is mixed, and even of dif­fer­ent ages, then you can pay atten­tion to more neu­tral options for men’s gifts. These include var­i­ous devices for elec­tron­ic devices.

  • Hold­ers for smart­phones. There are some very inter­est­ing spec­i­mens.
  • Wire­less speak­ers. Now man­u­fac­tur­ers offer mod­els that dif­fer in design and addi­tion­al fea­tures. For exam­ple, with bright illu­mi­na­tion, which will replace the New Year’s gar­lands. Speak­ers are pro­duced not only in dif­fer­ent shapes, but also in the form of var­i­ous fig­urines. San­ta Claus or Snow­man as a Christ­mas present will do.
  • Flash dri­ves or hard dri­ves. Dri­ves in mod­ern soci­ety are a com­plete­ly ordi­nary thing that is always in use. There­fore, such a gift has a cer­tain ben­e­fit. To enhance the New Year’s effect, you can con­sid­er options for flash dri­ves in the form of dif­fer­ent sym­bols or ani­mals, and down­load pho­tos from the last New Year’s cor­po­rate par­ty or a good nos­tal­gic film to your hard dri­ve.
  • USB fan.
  • por bank espe­cial­ly use­ful for employ­ees who are often on busi­ness trips. The device is com­pact, so it is con­ve­nient on the road.
  • Lap­top stand with addi­tion­al fan. Men will appre­ci­ate her because she is prac­ti­cal in every sense.
  • Head­phones. If there are music lovers in the team, then the acces­so­ry will be use­ful for them. Now the mar­ket offers dif­fer­ent types and types of head­phones, so when choos­ing, you should focus on cost, spec­i­fi­ca­tions and exter­nal design.

For male boss­es, it is cus­tom­ary to give styl­ish presents, such as leather-bound diaries, pens from good firms, inter­est­ing themed ash­trays and lighters, and acces­sories for cars.

Sales rep­re­sen­ta­tives now offer inter­est­ing sets with small bot­tles of high-qual­i­ty expen­sive alco­hol. Choco­late and, for exam­ple, tan­ger­ines are added to them. A good option would be a sou­venir flask with an engrav­ing or in an inter­est­ing case. A small ther­mos of the orig­i­nal form will also please a male employ­ee.


It hap­pens that gifts are giv­en joint­ly, and not per­son­al, for exam­ple, one depart­ment to anoth­er. In this case, it is nec­es­sary to under­stand what employ­ees use togeth­er.

To lift the hol­i­day spir­it it is worth pre­sent­ing a set of Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions for dec­o­rat­ing a work­room. You should first find out if employ­ees can afford to do this, oth­er­wise the kit will gath­er dust on the shelf.

Mini-gifts in the form of beau­ti­ful­ly pack­aged Christ­mas balls will delight every col­league, whether a man or a woman. In large indus­tries with a large num­ber of employ­ees, it is dif­fi­cult to approach sou­venirs indi­vid­u­al­ly, there­fore, var­i­ous use­ful lit­tle things are used as gifts.

  • Sta­tionery — pens, pen­cils, note­books. They are either with the sym­bols of the plant, or with a New Year theme.
  • Hand and over­head flash­lights for store­keep­ers.
  • Busi­ness cards and key rings.
  • Mugs. They are ordi­nary or ther­moses.
  • Phone hold­ers for car or desk­top.
  • Per­son­al­ized mugs or glass­es.
  • Stands for sta­tionery, cor­re­spond­ing to the fes­tive theme.
  • Fix­ers for papers in the form of dif­fer­ent fig­ures.

In a small office, you can please employ­ees with a set of fra­grant tan­ger­ine soap. Then the New Year’s smell of essen­tial oils will remind you of the past hol­i­day for a long time.

Do not for­get about edi­ble gifts, they are loved not only by chil­dren. Such presents require fes­tive pack­ag­ing, cho­sen with taste.

  • Tea. Spe­cial­ty shops offer a wide vari­ety of dif­fer­ent teas. It is bet­ter if you know the pref­er­ences of col­leagues, then you can choose your own taste and aro­ma for every­one. A tea pair or teapot is also added to the set.
  • Cof­fee. As a present, it must be cho­sen care­ful­ly and good elite vari­eties. If this is a col­lec­tive gift that every­one will use, then it is bet­ter to stop at stan­dard cof­fee with­out addi­tives. As an indi­vid­ual pre­sen­ta­tion, choose a prod­uct based on the pref­er­ences of col­leagues. You can add Turku or cof­fee cou­ple to cof­fee. It should be not­ed that the drink is sol­u­ble, ground or grain. Con­sid­er this when buy­ing.
  • Aro­mat­ic hon­ey. A jar of real hon­ey plea­sure is a won­der­ful New Year’s sou­venir for con­nois­seurs. Sell­ers offer gift sets con­sist­ing of sev­er­al small con­tain­ers with dif­fer­ent types of hon­ey.
  • A bot­tle of sparkling cham­pagne and a box of good choco­lates at all times they re an excel­lent present in a friend­ly team.
  • For lovers and con­nois­seurs, lov­ing col­leagues some­times present a cou­ple of jars of red and black caviar.
  • Recent­ly, mas­ters have appeared offer­ing themed gin­ger­bread cook­ies. They ful­fill orders for sets of cook­ies, cakes, nat­ur­al marsh­mal­lows or hand­made cup­cakes. Hav­ing received such a set sur­prise, col­leagues will be delight­ed.
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Any gift in the New Year should be accom­pa­nied by a card with sin­cere con­grat­u­la­tions. They are lcome in any form: poet­ry, prose, with or with­out humor, beau­ti­ful­ly designed and always with sig­na­tures. In the absence of tal­ent, it is easy to pur­chase a ready-made ver­sion. Now mas­ters make post­cards using dif­fer­ent tech­niques, the most famous are scrap­book­ing and quilling. The first tech­nique is to use a vari­ety of mate­ri­als and the abil­i­ty to com­bine them favor­ably and beau­ti­ful­ly with each oth­er. The sec­ond method can be called an applique, where nar­row strips of paper are used as ele­ments, twist­ed into tight “snails” and laid accord­ing to the scheme.

If the team is sep­a­rat­ed by dis­tance, then a video greet­ing will be a great sur­prise. It all comes down to cre­ativ­i­ty and a sense of humor. Designed as a song, dance, poem, it will cheer up col­leagues at the oth­er end of the line and leave an indeli­ble impres­sion on every­one. A cor­po­rate cake of the appro­pri­ate size and shape always makes a splash in the team.

original ideas

Know­ing per­fect­ly the char­ac­ters of your col­leagues, some­times you can be orig­i­nal, add cre­ativ­i­ty and humor. Then the suc­cess of the gift will be guar­an­teed. Unusu­al and cre­ative things appear on the shelves every New Year. You just need to be able to see them.

Cool choco­late bars, fun­ny inscrip­tions, fun­ny shapes of mugs and oth­er devices will sur­prise and make your col­leagues laugh. The mood will def­i­nite­ly be upbeat on New Year’s days and after them. The only con­di­tion is mutu­al under­stand­ing, cor­rect­ness, good knowl­edge of the char­ac­ters and pref­er­ences of peo­ple. Col­leagues should not hate you after receiv­ing a present.

Do you want to give a hand­made Christ­mas ball? Why not order a real mas­ter class on their self-paint­ing for the entire depart­ment, and then exchange them. It will turn out inter­est­ing and unfor­get­table.

For employ­ees who stay at the wor­welace for a long time, a mug warmer will come in handy. Such devices come in dif­fer­ent con­fig­u­ra­tions, for exam­ple, in the form of Orio cook­ies. They con­nect via a com­put­er USB port. If tea or cof­fee has cooled down, then the stand will help to warm them up again to 40 degrees.

Tech­ni­cal pre­sen­ta­tions include a vac­u­um clean­er for the key­board. It has com­pact dimen­sions, per­fect­ly copes with crumbs and dust stuck beten the keys. The vac­u­um clean­er will be appre­ci­at­ed by all work­ers in the infor­ma­tion sphere.

Her one fun acces­so­ry is a mug that stirs the con­tents by itself. There is a but­ton on its han­dle for this pur­pose. Quite con­ve­nient for the office.

A good mood for the team can be ensured by putting inter­est­ing for­tune cook­ies on the com­mon fes­tive table. Then the cor­po­rate lunch will be fun and unfor­get­table. It is nec­es­sary that the pre­dic­tions be only pos­i­tive or cheer­ful.

If the head of the depart­ment is a cheer­ful but explo­sive per­son, then he may ll give employ­ees small anti-stress toys. On the one hand, the present will be a kind of apol­o­gy for past and future griev­ances, on the oth­er hand, it will reveal his gen­tle nature and show him as a humor­ous per­son.

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Now inter­est­ing eco­log­i­cal things have appeared on sale, for exam­ple, “grow­ing pen­cils”. They are made from pressed paper. On the one hand, they have a cap­sule in which the seed of a plant is hid­den. After the acces­so­ry is used up, it is stuck into the ground with the cap­sule down and watered. After a while, a sprout will hatch. Such pen­cils are a very orig­i­nal and unusu­al New Year’s sur­prise.

Anoth­er orig­i­nal thing worth ask­ing is the foot ham­mock. It is hung under the table instead of a stand. Sure­ly it will appeal to peo­ple who work a lot at the com­put­er.

Cov­ers for doc­u­ments with cool draw­ings or a pho­to of the own­er are a very orig­i­nal sur­prise.

There are unique gifts, such as a cough­ing ash­tray or a mag­ic ball that gives out ansrs when shak­en.

Any hand­made gift will be unique. If you are into bead­ing, then con­sid­er the idea of ​​key rings for keys, bags or bacweacks. No one else will make such a gift.

Book­marks made of leather, birch bark, fab­ric, beads, wire, card­board and oth­er mate­ri­als will be a good option for book lovers. Anoth­er hand­i­craft that has been pop­u­lar late­ly is the top­i­ary. It is a small arti­fi­cial tree with a crown made of dif­fer­ent parts. In this capac­i­ty, cof­fee beans, cones, beads, pom­poms, plas­tic flors and twigs, rib­bons and much more are suit­able. The design depends only on the imag­i­na­tion of the mas­ter.

If you are a skilled bak­er, then bake fra­grant gin­ger­bread cook­ies or deli­cious home­made cook­ies as New Year’s gifts. We sug­gest putting them in small woven bags, grab­bing them with twine, tying tags with brief wish­es, you will def­i­nite­ly make a splash.

Selection Tips

When choos­ing gifts for employ­ees, remem­ber that they should be in approx­i­mate­ly the same price cat­e­go­ry. All employ­ees under­stand that small bud­get presents only sym­bol­ize atten­tion, and do not indi­cate sta­tus, so you don’t need to spend a lot of mon­ey to prove some­thing to each oth­er. Valu­able expen­sive sou­venirs are bought only joint­ly in order to present to the boss.

The choice of gifts for the New Year should be approached care­ful­ly. Be sure to use hol­i­day pack­ag­ing. Made by hand, it will add sin­cer­i­ty and charm. In the absence of time, you can pur­chase ready-made or order in advance from mas­ter enter­tain­ers.

When cre­at­ing gifts for the New Year Be sure to con­sid­er the age of your co-work­ers. There are things that can­not be giv­en to old­er peo­ple, they may not under­stand and be offend­ed. When choos­ing, it is bet­ter to focus on uni­ver­sal things that are suit­able for men and women, young and old peo­ple.

If you choose gifts with humor, remem­ber that this is only appro­pri­ate in a very friend­ly team. Where the rela­tion­ship is pure­ly busi­ness, it is more cor­rect to select strict gifts in the offi­cial style.

Inappropriate Presents

There are things that you should not give at work. Usu­al­ly they are inti­mate. These include under­ar and per­fume. To choose them, you need to know the per­son ll enough, to be close to him. Com­mu­ni­ca­tion in the office is not enough for this.

Often, for a col­lec­tive New Year’s present, boss­es choose a con­ve­nient option for them­selves — a cer­tifi­cate. Hov­er, think about this choice, you may only com­pli­cate the lives of employ­ees. A small amount is not enough to buy a worth­while item, so they will have to pay extra, which will entail addi­tion­al costs. Oth­er­wise, the card will sim­ply lie on some­one’s table as a dead ight.

Gifts in the New Year should be bud­getary, but not from the cat­e­go­ry of “cheap con­sumer goods”, so as not to spoil the mood with a break­down on the day of pre­sen­ta­tion.

For infor­ma­tion on what else you can give col­leagues for the New Year, see the next video.