My staff has grown, and responsibilities lessened, and yet I am still too lazy to step into a brick and mortar. Opps.
Again, here are great gift options on Amazon that don’t break the bank, maintain religious sensitivity, and if you order them today, will make it in time for Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. They’re also prime so if it looked better in the pictures, return it free. In order of most expensive to least:
For the health nut who always uses that damn shaker bottle with the wire ball. Upgrade them.
Computer Privacy Screen ($30-$60, depending on screen size)
Please make sure this is okay and/or not against office policy. This may be better for a supervisor or manager. But when I tell you my staff will peek and see what I’m doing like I’m a peer…honey there is sensitive information on display; like your social security and my Sephora cart…
Weighted blanket ($45, Amazon has a $9 off coupon so it’s now $36)
People are going crazy over these. If someone you know has a tough time falling asleep or maintaining sleep this could be a great gift option! And worst-case scenario: it’s a comforter.
For the naturalista! This thing will stay HOT. I bought one for myself and my hair felt luxurious after conditioning.
Heating Pad ($26.99, there’s a 5% off coupon today)
We’re only getting older. New things hurt. This is absolutely gender neutral as it’s great for back, shoulder, neck, leg pain. But for the poor lady still menstruating, this works double. And it gets HOT.
Electric Candle Warmer ($24.95)
This is perfect for someone into aromatic oils and/or candles. Not only is it sexy, but it’s practical. You know when you buy a nice candle and you still have a good amount of wax left over? Put that baby on here and take pride in knowing you scammed the scammer. Throw some oils in to complete the gift.
Gold-Plated Initial Necklace ($12.99)
I really love monogrammed things. It’s an easy way to make something personal, even if you may not know the person well. I gifted everyone on my staff one of these last year and the quality is gorgeous. Although, I have yet to see any of them wear it…
Yankee Candle Midsummer’s Night ($12.99)
Yankee is a top tier brand and typically $30+. Lets not understand why it’s priced as such, but enjoy the blessing. This particular scent is masculine, so it’d be great for any gender. Who doesn’t enjoy the scent of a man, including men?
Insulated Water Bottle ($10.99)
If you have a water cooler in the office, this works for anyone. It’s kinder to the environment, it’s an encouraging reminder to drink water, and it keeps water cool. Like, for real. I’ve left water in mine for more than 24 hours and found it to be just as teeth numbingly cold as when I filled it.
Umbra Picture Frame ($14.99, $4.50 off today – $10.49)
This is one of the most beautiful picture frames I’ve ever seen. Even the stock photo that comes in it is gorgeous. I get compliments all the time. It’ll be a good way to dress up someone’s desk at work, or mantle at home. It can be mounted or displayed on tabletop.
Initialed Monogram Notebook ($5.99)
A really gorgeous notebook. I bought this for someone and was impressed by how pretty it is. Look through the “Customers who viewed this item also viewed…” to get the specific initial.
Gift Card ($ ¥ €)
All hail the GOAT: the gift card. You can have a card in a box shipped, have the card e-mailed, or print it through most retailers. Also, if you are literally down to the wire and there’s a Dunkin/Starbucks/Panera nearby, you can haul ass and have your gift ready to go. Otherwise, if you have access to a printer: print the bad boy and put it in an envelope. Preferably a card.
Wishing you and yours a blessed holiday season. Try not to be so consumed by the capitalism behind it all. I won’t be. Shopping list: done. (Kidding, shopping for family is worse. God be with me, and you!)