15 professional gifts every colleague would love - Unusual Gifts

15 professional gifts every colleague would love

Professional Gifts

A gift is something that you would give another person as a donation or as an expression of happiness without expecting anything in return. In the professional world, gifts are often given as a token of appreciation for all the hard work done. Professional gifts can vary from recognition awards, occupation gifts to personalized gifts. In many cases, awards or gifts would combine a personalized name with the logo of a particular company to inspire and motivate staff.

Professional Gifts

There are even different types of gifts. Crystal gifts could be desk accessories; glass gifts could be décor items; leather gifts could be portfolios, wallets, card holders; marble gifts could be pen stands; wooden gifts could be desk clocks and so forth.

Sticky Note Organizer

Sticky Note Organizer

For a desk job, there couldn’t be a better way to have your day organized than with sticky note organizers. After all, there is only so much that a human mind can keep a track of. That is exactly why we need reminders. You can set up soft reminders in your laptop calendar, but being old-school has got its own benefits. For one, you can write short pointers down on flags and that would remain etched in your memory because you wrote it down. You can organize your thoughts and plan your day and job with different colours of flags. Second, they’re sticky. They are as easy to stick them as it is to remove them. Once you’re done with your task, you can simply discard the flag. A perfect gift to help your staff to be organized and these can also be personalized with names engraved.

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Personalized / Engraved Cross Fountain Pens

Engraved Cross Fountain Pens

They say that a pen is mightier than the sword. To show your appreciation, there couldn’t be a meaningful gift than a pen. If the pen is branded, you would have just expressed your appreciation in a better way. And if you get the pen engraved with the person’s name on it, which would be the frosting on the cake. The beauty about branded pens is that they last a lifetime and not just a few years or decades.  A few branded pens are Cross, Sheaffer, Parker, Carand’ache, and Mont Blanc. They can be used as professional gifts and even personal gifts as well.

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Table Clocks

Table Clocks

An old saying goes like this – A stitch in time saves nine. What that means is this – if tasks are taken care of immediately, you can avoid work getting piled up later on. What better way to keep a track of work done in a timely manner than to have a desk clock on your table? There are many innovative table clocks out there from analog clocks, digital clocks, and even designer clocks. Some clocks come with added features like temperature display as well. With a variety of designs and colours, these products could make the perfect gift for your co-workers. They are also easy on the pocket as they range anywhere from $10 to $40.

Leather Portfolios

Leather Portfolios

For a regular office goer, a leather portfolio is a great thing to have to keep your things organized. Leather portfolios are great gifts as they are packed with a lot of features. On the outside, they might just look like a nice little cover, but on the inside there a many features that are just apt for office goers. From accessory pockets, card slots, pen loops to inside pockets for your tab or laptop and even documents. They even come in different designs and materials from leather to canvas. What could be a better gift to give than getting your co-worker something that would help them to stay organized?

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Cutlery Set

Cutlery Set

Cutlery sets are premium gifts that are generally given away at corporates. Cutlery sets are generally made of the highest quality and the most modern design so that they provide the classic appearance on the table. Cutlery sets come with full plate settings which would include large and small spoons, soup spoons, forks and knives. Cutlery sets are durable and lasts very long. With a mirror polish that is shiny, and made of stainless steel (there are silver cutlery sets available too), and exquisite designs, you would actually look forward to having your table cluttered with cutlery. Stainless steel cutlery sets are far cheaper than the silver sets. At the end of the day, they are both equally good, and if they are going to bring a smile on your guest’s face, we couldn’t ask for more. Cutlery sets are more of an occasional gift, for instance, a Christmas gift, to inspire your employees and to keep them happy.

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Wine Opener Gift Set

Wine Opener Gift Set

A wine opener gift set makes any occasion special. Be it job promotions, Christmas, Thanksgiving, House Warming, you name it, this set could just be the perfect gift. Wine openers are made of the highest quality materials as the use is such. To open a bottle of wine, your opener needs to be durable. Some corks of wine bottles are so stubborn that if you don’t have a wine opener that is strong enough, you would either damage your tool, or the wine bottle while trying to open it. For celebrations and parties, this could simply be the perfect gift that you could give your employees.

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Bluetooth Speakers

Bluetooth Speakers

Bluetooth speakers are convenience at its best, simply because they are wireless. You could simply enjoy loud music on the go. Be it at the beach, or at the luxury of your bedroom, connect your favourite list of songs through Bluetooth and there you are! With excellent quality Bluetooth speakers like Bose, you could even experience music with different effects such as concert or theatre. Good Bluetooth speakers could be a touch expensive. However, cheaper alternatives come at more affordable rates. They connect in seconds and some models even come with a built-in mic. Not just your song collection, you can even connect your phone to attend calls on a loud speaker. Yes, they are multi-purpose and would make excellent professional gifts as many professionals find them really handy.

Paperweight

Paperweight

Yes, without a doubt it’s a paperless environment in most corporates, and in fact, many smaller companies are following suit. However, paperweights are still common in most office spaces and they are here to stay. Not just because they are an art piece, they also make a good conversation piece. They also come in different designs and shapes. You could even relate some of them to your memories. For instance, Dandelion paperweights with a dandelion inside, it would take you back to your childhood if you have been running around blowing dandelions as a child. They generally fit the size of your palm, and as the name suggest, are heavy enough to hold a bunch of papers in its place with its weight.

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Newton’s cradle balance balls

Newton’s cradle balance balls

Apart from being a wonderful professional gift, Newton’s cradle of balanced balls is a good conversation piece. Having one at your desk not only helps you explain how Sir Isaac Newton’s third law, the law of inertia, and conservation of momentum are all demonstrated through swinging spheres, it is an excellent masterpiece to add novelty to your desk. Call it what you want – an ordinary desk toy or a complicated device!

These illustrates the laws of physics at its best, this piece would be an excellent gift for people at work. Don’t be surprised if you find people relating job topics to this device and its demonstrated purpose.

Glass Sets

Glass Sets

If you want to be the perfect host to a gathering or a party, make sure you have impeccable, shiny, and clean wine glasses. After all, a fine host will be judged based on the attention they give to finer details. If you are a good leader, and you want to help your subordinates to reach the top of the ladder someday, gifting them with an excellent glass set could be the right way to start. After all, a leader cannot be confined to the four walls of a cubicle. A leader outshines in every sphere of life. Even after work hours being equipped with excellent dining etiquettes comes only with the right knowledge of your tableware, cutlery and glasses. This way you set an example and lead the way for your co-workers to reach the top.

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Power Banks

Power Banks

Like how street banks store your money, power Banks as the name suggests stores power. Every employee in every industry is tech savvy. There couldn’t be a better way to reward your employees with the latest tech gadgets. The pace at which people work nowadays is always a good idea to keep them equipped with the latest tech gadgets. One such device is a power bank. With constant use of gadgets like mobile phones and tabs, these devices could quickly run out of power when you least expect it.

It could even happen when you’re taking a ride in the metro. Scouting around for power in jam packed metro is the last thing you would want to do. Well, the answer to your problems is that if you can get power to come to you carry power with you. Power banks come in portable sizes and you can carry these devices around with you for a quick charge for your mobile devices.

Pen drives

 

Pen drives

 

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We all need this tiny little device. The smaller this device, the more is the convenience. What more, with smaller devices offering more storage space, you simply couldn’t ask for more? Pen drives would make the perfect gift for any co-worker, especially if you plan to gift a larger crowd. With the usage, compatibility and purpose, pen drives are the most widely accepted and given gift in most corporates. The more sophisticated ones are a combination of flash drive with a USB connector. They are as tiny as they can get, and comes with huge storage space. They are easy to carry around helping you carry tons of information with you wherever you go.

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Laptop Backpack

Laptop Backpack

It may sound ironic, but backpacks are something that we will never grow out from. Be it your childhood, where you had to carry your books around to school, to your professional life carrying around your laptop and other materials to work. What school bags are to children, laptop backpack are to professionals? They are just going to be around you, be a part of you, for a very long time maybe even till you retire.

Backpacks are a good way to keep your things organized rather than having them cluttered around. If you understand that pretty well, why not gift them to your staff? So that it helps them to get themselves organized and even lessen their burden by having to carry their stuff in ordinary bags or just having them lying around everywhere. They are affordable, come in different shapes and sizes, and can be considered goodies to be given to a larger group of people.

Business Card Holders

Business Card Holders

If you are business man, your business card holder is going to be as important to you as much as your wallet is. The lifeline of your daily bread is in those cards, and without those you’re probably in the wrong profession. A fantastic way to keep your contacts organized, business card holders are every businessman’s necessity. Be it credit cards, club cards or any other cards business card holders help to keep all those cards from wearing out sooner than you expect. They also come in different shapes, colours, designs and sizes for you to choose from. They are durable and would last very long making it an ideal gift piece for people at work.

Folding Umbrellas

Folding Umbrellas

Save this for a rainy day, maybe for a sunny day as well. What else can one do with an umbrella? They are compact, lightweight, give you good shade, and protect you from harsh weather. Some of them are even automatic, where you can open and close at the push of a button. Good quality umbrellas are even windproof which will not turn inside out on a windy day. They make a perfect gift for anyone because they come handy every now and then. They can also double up as a weapon in case you would want to defend yourself from unsolicited attack from strangers. You can get a good umbrella within $30.00 and they make perfect gifts because of its use.

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