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20 Present Ideas for Valued Coworkers and Colleagues

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 29 August 2023
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Amid looming deadlines and relentless emails of your typical nine-to-five grind, those unexpected moments of laughter turn an ordinary Monday into something special.

And if you’re here, you’ve already solved the secret to office life. It’s not a new process or tech—it’s the colleagues who can boost staff morale with a single wave. Sharing inside jokes, high-fives, and eyebrow raises at those Michael Scott-esque moments.

So, how do we let them know they're the real MVPs? 

Here’s where this article from Thankbox swoops in. Join us as we explore the best presents for your valuable teammates. After all, a simple act of appreciation works wonders for the soul! 

Let’s get started. 

Twenty unforgettable gifts that’ll leave them speechless

Celebrating indispensable teammates requires a special touch. Whatever the occasion, your goal is to make these office heroes feel as happy as Ted Lasso on match day. No matter the office persona – from tech enthusiasts to stationery addicts – we’ve got you covered:

Personalised gifts that say, “I see you”

1. Thankbox group e-cards

Remember the days of discreetly passing around a birthday card, hurriedly checking if the guest of honour was near as the Mission Impossible theme played in your head? Don’t worry—those days are over, thanks to Thankbox.

Thankbox Thank You Card Sample

With our virtual cards, simply shoot an email invite, and watch as your team's personalised well-wishes take over in minutes. Whether it's a birthday, work anniversary, or a simple thanks, Thankbox takes peer-to-peer recognition up a notch – using GIFS, messages, photos, and even videos!

Thankbox gift icon Show them how much they matter

Start your Thankbox card, add a collection and invite the rest of the team to add personal messages. It takes no time at all, it allows for complete personalisation and is the sustainable choice for appreciating anyone, anywhere in the world.

2. Custom mugs

A daily dose of caffeine feels so much better when it’s from a custom cup. Choose a style that complements the recipient's personality. It’s a gift that’ll stay with them for years – just don’t use it by accident!

3. Unique nameplate

This isn't your standard gold-and-black tag. Add a bit of fun with titles that capture their essence in the office. How about "Logan Roy’s First Choice" for any Succession fans or "Mr. Bean" for your resident coffee lover?

4. Personalised notebook

woman reading book while sitting at bench

When everything’s gone digital, the charm of a handwritten note is unparalleled. Gift them a custom notebook or planner with monograms or maybe a favourite quote on the cover.

Office gadgets and tech treats

5. Chic wireless charging pad

Bid farewell to the messy jumble of cords on the desk! With a sleek charging pad, recipients can power up their devices in style. No tangles, just a seamless charging experience minus the shouting and despair!

6. Top-notch noise-cancelling headphones

man at desk with headphones

Office gossip? Cranky coffee machine? Shut out the noise and let your office mate dive into their work. These headphones are stylish gadgets they can use in and out of the office. It also means they can put “I’m Just Ken” on repeat for the whole day (not that we’re complaining). 

7. Smart desk organiser

Why should desk organisers just hold pens and the occasional food menu? Gift a smart organiser that keeps their desk tidy with built-in USB ports for those on-the-fly power-up needs.

8. Ergonomic mouse and keyboard set

It's about comfort as much as it's about efficiency. These ergonomic wonders reduce strain and increase productivity by ensuring every click feels natural. 

Relax, unwind, repeat

9. Massage gift card

'and breathe' neon sign

There’s no better way to say “Take a break” than providing a session of pure relaxation. It's an invitation to a world of tranquillity, away from notifications, emails, and last-minute workloads. Take a look at Thankbox gift cards for all things relaxation.

10. Desk toys or stress balls

These tiny gadgets offer a momentary break that re-energises the mind. They're the unsung heroes of stress relief, and they’re all within arms reach!

11. Relaxation playlist subscription

Gift a subscription to a music platform featuring playlists for meditation, relaxation, or even focus. Every note is a mini-vacation for the mind. It’s the perfect companion to noise-cancelling headphones.

12. Weighted eye mask

Woman with eye-mask

This isn't just any eye mask. Weighted for extra comfort, it provides gentle pressure, promoting better sleep and relaxation. Ideal for quick power naps or just blocking out the world.

Memorable experiences

13. Workshops

Whether it's pottery, photography, or even a salsa dancing class, these workshops are more than just learning experiences – they're tickets to brand-new passions. And every time they practise their new skill, they'll have you to thank!

14. Live entertainment

There's nothing quite like the magic of a live performance. Whether it’s a second farewell tour of their favourite band or a trip to the theatre, it’s the perfect escape from daily routines.

15. Culinary experiences

cooking together

How about a cooking class or a wine-tasting session? A journey through flavours and cuisines can be an unforgettable treat for the foodie. Plus, it's a skill they can show off at your next office party!

16. Local adventures

From historical museums to botanical gardens, a ticket to a nearby attraction isn't just a day out – it's an invitation to explore, learn, and appreciate the wonders closer to home.

Assorted delights

17. Online learning subscriptions

Growth always stays in style. An online course or webinar can be the gift that keeps on giving, aiding their professional development and keeping them at the top of their game.

18. Desk-friendly plants and flowers

Thankbox flowers - range

A little touch of nature can spruce up their workspace and provide some much-needed fresh vibes. To make things even easier, you can now send flowers with your Thankbox!

19. Magazine subscription

For those moments when they're seeking motivation or just a break from digital screens, a good magazine can be a godsend. It's like a monthly dose of rejuvenation!

20. Puzzle sets and board games

A little brain exercise amidst work is a delightful breather. Whether it's a challenging jigsaw puzzle, a Rubik's cube, or a fast-paced board game, it's a fun way to recharge your batteries.

Elevate your appreciation game with Thankbox!

With all the hustle and bustle of the workplace, it’s easy to forget the simple yet profound power of appreciation. A thoughtful gift, whether grand or understated, has the uncanny ability to lift spirits. 

And what better way to value the efforts of your colleagues than Thankbox? Thankbox lets you shower your coworkers with gratitude in a modern and eco-friendly manner.

Take your gratitude to another level and create a Thankbox today!

Thankbox gift icon Show them how much they matter

Start your Thankbox card, add a collection and invite the rest of the team to add personal messages. It takes no time at all, it allows for complete personalisation and is the sustainable choice for appreciating anyone, anywhere in the world.

Images: Cover | Book reading | Man & headphones | Neon sign | Woman with eye mask | Cooking together

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