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The New Year Gift Guide

New Year is almost upon us and with that comes gift-giving and wishes of fortune. The onus is on us to find that perfect gift and give those that are personalized. If you’re stumped about what to buy your colleague, we have got you covered. Here is a round-up of the best New Year gifts for your colleagues. But before that, here are some ground rules for office gifting: nothing overly personal or expensive or cheesy. On that note, happy hunting! 

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1. Terrariums

Incorporating nature in work spaces can do more than brighten up the environment for your colleague. And what better way to do it than gift terrariums. They give off a warm vibe, pretty up a table, and are low-maintenance too!

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2. Cord/cable holders

The current office scene is a jungle of wires for tons of devices where fraying wire seams and tangled up wire bundles are common sight. Lucky for us, these holders are the perfect office accessory! A winner for just about anybody working on PCs and laptops.

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3. Seat Cushion

This one’s actually a no-brainer. If your colleague is desk-bound, she could sure use some extra support! Get her a seat cushion for some comfort and relief for all those long hours of dwelling on a chair and the aching that comes with it!

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4. Book

There is literally nothing as good and as meaningful as a good old coffee table book! Something on a topic that your colleague relates to works best but if you don’t know her too well, get one that suits her role. For instance, if she’s a designer, a good pick would be Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All, by Tom and David Kelley!

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5. Weekly/ Monthly planner

For a super-organized colleague who likes to tackle her busy schedule well ahead of time, a planner is a useful gift to start out in 2017.

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6. Stationery

Add a new perspective to your colleague’s environment with fancy stationery that is both functional and doubles up as art. One that carries her name or a relevant witty phrase is a good way to personalize it. Put together notepads, pens and pencils, diaries, and folders and you’re sorted.

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7. Card Holders

This one will give you some serious brownie points. A card holder is equal parts personal and equal parts professional, perfect for stowing away those business cards and IDs.

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8. Travel Mug

If you’re buying a gift for a colleague who is always on-the-go, a no-spill, stylish travel mug is perfect to keep that coffee steaming hot for when she needs it.

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9. Tea

Pander to their fantasy with a box of fancy tea sachets made out of a special blend of gourmet tea! It makes a wonderful gift for a stressed out co-worker or one looking to just looking to indulge in little pleasures of life!

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10. Lip Balm

For someone who loves all things beauty, a lip balm is the perfect gift. And with the winter, this is something they won’t stove away in their drawers to never see them again. A useful gift indeed!