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It can be tough to find a gift for the people that you work with that checks all the boxes: it is affordable, something they will enjoy, and an item that won't get re-gifted afterward. There are a few different reasons why recipients regift the presents and items that they receive later, so, what should you give individuals at work to show your appreciation?
Try these five ideas for coworkers and colleagues- that won't get regifted later:
1. Beautiful Box of Chocolates
Give a coworker a beautiful 16-piece chocolate assortment that will make it hard for them to re-gift it. If your coworker doesn't eat sweets or is on a restricted diet, yes, they may regift candy. However, if it is something that they personally eat and enjoy, they will have a hard time not diving into the box and sampling your thoughtful gift.
2. Anything Personalized
There is no end to the cool gifts that you can buy for your colleagues and coworkers, however personalizing the item ensures the recipient uses it, and won't re-gift it later. You can get practically anything personalized, with a monogram or name, including bags, mugs, pens, or apparel. A perfect example is a stainless steel water bottle. These bottles are easy to personalize, and an eco-friendly gift for anyone to use at or away from work.
3. Something for their Workspace
Gift something for their cubicle or office space that they will want to use right away. For instance, a cubicle mirror is a fun yet fully functional, accent item that costs less than $15. Foot hammocks are a fun conversation item, too. These are designed to fit under the desk and raise the feet and legs in an ergonomically friendly way- too intriguing to regift.
4. Charitable Contributions
Find out what causes are important to your coworker or colleague- and make a charitable donation in their name. For example, is your work buddy an animal lover? Donate supplies or money to the Humane Society in your coworker's name for a gift that will keep giving.
5. Lunch at a Favorite Spot
Keep it simple and take your coworkers or colleagues out for lunch at a favorite restaurant to show appreciation or celebrate a milestone. A meal together is a gift that will be appreciated and enjoyed by whoever you treat to lunch!
Got a gift-giving event at work coming up? Naturally, you cannot prevent someone from regifting your gift- nor should you! Some coworkers could be serial re-gifters, meaning that whatever you give them is fair game. However, try these popular and affordable ideas and items that recipients will want to use and enjoy, and that are less likely to be regifted to someone else later!Share