Stumped on Office Gifts for the Holidays? Here Are Some Handy Ideas.
1. Google OnHub Wi-Fi Router ($200)
Program this router to prioritize certain devices over others.
Best for: The office data hog who streams video of his dogs through his smartphone all day.
What it says about you: You don’t expect him to stop, but this smart router will ensure that the rest of the staff has the Wi-Fi juice to get their work done
2. Kikkerland Acorn Bluetooth Speaker ($80)
It’s a desktop speaker that doubles as a work of art.
Best for: The office music lover.
What it says about you: You acknowledge her audio passion, but you appreciate visual subtlety.
3. Corkcicle Canteen ($20 and up)
This insulated bottle keeps beverages cold for 25 hours or hot for 12.
Target recipient: That guy whose name you always forget.
What it says about you: Everyone needs to drink, right?
4. Origamica Blossom Duocolor Light ($124)
This DIY paper lampshade gives off a soft, natural light.
Target recipient: The account exec who’s a maker on the side.
What it says about you: You understand her desire to handcraft her environment—and you believe she has too much free time on her hands.
5. FluidStance Level ($289 and up)
A high-tech balance board for the office’s stand-up desk geek.
Target recipient: The office surfer/snowboarder.
What it says about you: You want to make sure that when she finds the time to shred, she brings a finely tuned sense of balance to her game.
6. Moment Lens Case ($70 and up)
This rubberized case slides over an iPhone to hold either a telephoto or wide-angle camera lens.
Best for: The company shutterbug.
What it says about you: You’re hip to the Hipstamatics and the power of a gorgeous Instagram feed.
7. NightStand for Apple Watch ($30)
This charger doubles as a nightstand, positioning the watch sideways to turn it into a clock and keeping it in night mode so it remains visible.
Best for: Apple fans.
What it says about you: You’re a multitasker, and you expect everyone else to be one, too.
A water-resistant, lightweight bag that holds a laptop and bare essentials for an overnight trip.
Target recipient: The sales warrior.
What it says about you: You don’t expect him to give up more than 24 hours of his life at a time for a work trip.