The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Everyone in Your Professional Life

Does shopping for your boss stress you out? Stuck with a small budget this holiday season? Looking for ideas that are better than a gift card or chocolate? (Don’t deny it, I know you’re considering it.)

We’re here to help—because we know this can be such a struggle—with 35+ ideas for anyone in your network. Yep, that’s right. Your boss, your co-workers, your networking contacts, your clients, your Secret Santa, the assistant you greet every morning. Everyone.

Plus, they won’t cost you an arm and a leg (which is always a plus).

To show it’s OK to feel a bit of wanderlust, even in the office.

You may not be able to buy your green-thumbed colleague a plant, but this is a pretty OK substitute.

Now there’s no excuse not to have a wine and cheese party (or, just a cheese party).

An elegant way for your co-worker to stay hydrated. Perfect for the athlete!

You could get them a candle like you do every year, or you could get them something way cooler…

For the classy cocktail drinkers and mixers.

Speaking of alcohol, this might also do the trick.

For the person who always rocks a pair of goofy socks, let them make their own!

The ultimate stress-reliever.

And for more options, check out these 21 adult coloring books!

Spice up your co-worker’s typical cup of coffee (or hot cocoa, no judgment here).

Put your phones to good use with this hilarious game.

Chocolate and marshmallows—what’s not good about that?

So your friend can binge his or her favorite series anytime.

Who doesn’t love having breakfast at their disposal at all times? (Not I)

Spruce up their favorite book. Or, get them a new one to enjoy!

If he or she is a corgi fanatic, this desk calendar will make every day a puppy day.

Get personal.

So they can always have cookies in the office.

Great for the person who always packs lunch (and/or has a bad back).

If you’re nice enough they just might make one for you.

Keep the holiday spirit alive with the accessory that does it all.

Who doesn’t know a cat-lover in the office?

To write all those New Year’s resolutions in. (And for more ideas along these lines, look at these awesome notebooks!)

For the especially happy desk mate.

In case someone needs a daily reminder.

Want even more mugs that will make anyone’s mornings better? Look here and here.

When you just don’t know how to describe how much someone means to you.

Because who says you can’t have both?

If your boss is especially awesome.

A simple way to thank anyone you know for being a real trooper.

For the co-worker who really needs to conk out every once in a while (if they don’t believe power naps work, have them read this).

Because hustlers should be recognized and encouraged.

Breaking traditional tea habits. As a special additive, try this sweet medley tea collection.

For the co-worker who always eats sushi for lunch. Always.

And for the givers, warm their heart with a thoughtful donation.

Give your favorite person a 30-minute career Q&A session with a mentor coach right here on The Muse. Just use promo code: MentorGift2016 (valid through the month of December 2016).

Still don’t see the perfect gift on this list? Check out our other holiday gift guides for that special work pal:

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About Alyse Kalish

Alyse Kalish
As an Associate Editor for The SalesJobInfo, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.

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