Office Secret Santa traditions. You either love them or hate them but either way, you're still on the hook to find a great gift that's affordable (but not cheap) and clever (but still office-appropriate).
To help you out, we've done the hard work of gift-hunting for you.
Our guide below rounds up 10 items—from the super practical to the silly and fun—that are almost guaranteed to be appreciated.
1. Poppin Copper Card Case, $6
This sleek copper case with a magnetic closure will help your co-worker keep her business cards organized and her style on point. It also comes in seven other colors, including silver, gold, white and black.
Poppin Copper Card Case
2. Ban.do Compliment Pencil Set, $9.95
For days when your buddy comes in late, spills coffee on herself or has to calm down an anxious client, a set of 10 affirmation pencils will give her mood a boost so she can get back to crushing her day.
Ban.do Compliment Pencil Set
3. Bobino Desk Cable Clip, $7
If your colleague's desk is overflowing with tech gear and gadgets, this handy digital-age necessity will be much appreciated. Clip it to the edge of a desk and it's ready to keep three different cables tangle-free and within easy reach.
Bobino Desk Cable Clip
4. Anthropologie Limited Edition Golden Monogram Mug, $10
This striking mug will keep your co-worker properly caffeinated while also improving desk décor. And because it’s personalized, odds are it won’t get lost in the communal kitchen coffee cup stash.
Anthropologie Limited Edition Golden Monogram Mug
5. Knock Knock 'Deal With This' Great Big Sticky Notes, $6
For the manager with a sense of humor, here are fun sticky notes he can use to let his team members know when he's giving them a new project or to remind himself of his own deadlines. The large size means the notes can't be missed—or forgotten. Also comes in 'To Do,' 'Today's Plan of Attack' and 'Not At All Urgent' varieties.
Knock Knock ‘Deal With This’ Great Big Sticky Notes
6. Beeswax Reusable Sandwich Wrap, $10
Frustrated with all the plastic bags you buy (and throw away) on days you brown-bag lunch? If your co-worker also brings in his lunch, we bet he feels the same way. This washable, reusable cotton wrap infused with beeswax is an eco-friendly way to store a sandwich in the office fridge.
Beeswax Reusable Sandwich Wrap
7. Cavallini Vintage Maps Pocket Notebooks, $5.95
This set of two stylish pocket-sized notebooks will please that colleague who likes to jot things down on paper, old-school style ... or likes to daydream during meetings about that next big trip.
Cavallini Vintage Maps Pocket Notebooks
8. H&M Fingerless Gloves, $5.99
We'll never understand why office heating and cooling systems leave many workplaces feeling like a freezer. For the co-worker who always runs cold, these fingerless gloves will keep hands toasty for typing and swiping.
H&M Fingerless Gloves
9. Vastar Premium 4 in 1 Multiple USB Charging Cable, $8.99
Do you have a tech-obsessed colleague who always travels for work? This sleek and lightweight four-port multiple USB charging cable will help keep phones, e-readers and other devices charged and ready.
Vastar Premium 4 in 1 Multiple USB Charging Cable
10. Sugarfina Bubbly Bears, $8.50
When a nice bottle of champagne falls outside the budget, opt for the next best thing. These champagne-infused gummy bears with a sour twist provide an office-friendly treat. Let the holiday celebrations begin!
Sugarfina Bubbly Bears
Now for those colleagues whom you feel deserve a bit more of a splurge, here's a gift to consider written by one of our colleagues, LearnVest Features Editor Esther Crain.
The Gilded Age in New York, 1870-1910, $35
This photo-rich coffee table book focuses on New York's Gilded Age, a defining period in the city's history. From overwhelming opulence to rising crime and corruption, this hardcover details the people and events that shaped a powerful era.
The Gilded Age in New York, 1870-1910