christmas gift ideas for coworkers

Christmas Gift Ideas For Coworkers You Actually Care About

2016 is ending with a bang! Of course, we all know what that means. This year, make Christmas extra special by knowing the perfect gifts to give to your favorite work buddies. If you doubt your gift-giving abilities, here are some Christmas gift ideas for coworkers that will definitely come handy! The best thing about them is that they are all from local enterprises and can easily fit your budget!

The Kikay

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Image Credit: @lipmateph via Instagram

You rarely see this girl without any makeup on. You’d think she has a romantic date to rush to or attend a prestigious gala right after work. Chances are she has a large mirror right at her desk and applies a bit of makeup every now and then. You might mistake her as looking sick if she showed up to work makeup-free.

What to buy

A great moisturizer like Lipmate’s Tinted Balm (PHP 220) acts as an excellent replacement for lipstick-free days. Most matte lipsticks do a damn good job of drying out lips, and this one’s effective in restoring suppleness. Since it’s tinted, it can be used to color the lips and cheeks as well. Your friend will be relieved that she still has a bit of color on her face. Tell her the product is locally made with natural ingredients!

Lipmate Naturals
Instagram 

The Traveler

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Image Credit: Wear & Bare

This weekend warrior leads an exciting double life outside the office whether it’s within our islands or out of the country. You’ll find out when exactly the long weekends are for 2017 thanks to this guy. He has a great Instagram feed of scenic places and has a few recommendations for you. Most of his weekends are fully booked, so it’s hard for him to stay for a round of drinks on a Friday night. He has to catch the last trip out of Manila, for sure! To make up for it, he brings awesome pasalubong on Tuesday morning. Not Monday morning because he’s mostly “on leave” on Mondays.

What to buy

For those impromptu getaways, get him the Marnie Full/Half Mesh Drawstring Bag (PHP 299-350) from Wear & Bare. It weighs close to nothing and fits all the essentials. He’ll definitely bring this one to the beach because he won’t have trouble with sand getting in the bag. Also, it makes a great backup bag in case he doesn’t have any space left for pasalubong. This is one of the smartest Christmas gift ideas for coworkers because it can benefit you, too! Leave a cheeky note, and say that it’s a pasalubong bag just for your goodies alone!

Wear & Bare
Facebook, Instagram, Website 

The Bring-Home-Your-Problems

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Image Credit: @thehappyproject via Instagram

When you see her at the office, she seems to have her mind on other things. You’d think it might affect her work, but surprisingly, she does a pretty damn good job of balancing everything. Whether it’s a nasty fight with her boyfriend or a setback with family problems, she goes to you for some counseling session. Even if you don’t want to listen to her problems, just be reassuring and offer a few suggestions. 

What to buy

Inspire her days with a cute pouch from The Happy Project (PHP 180-200). This way whenever she feels down, she can always be reminded that there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic in life. It’s one of the simplest yet most useful Christmas gift ideas for coworkers like her.

The Happy Project
Facebook, Instagram 

The Laging Gutom

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Image Credit: @theeighthbatch via Instagram

Obviously, this one snacks almost every hour or will remind the entire office it’s merienda time (again). If you open the drawers, there’s a 100% chance you’ll find a stash of candy bars or chocolates. You can always rely on him whenever you’re hungry! Since he’s a real foodie, you’ll find out the latest restaurants from him thanks to his Instagram feed.

What to buy

He will certainly enjoy a fresh batch from The Eighth Batch Artisan Cookies Box of 6 (PHP 330). Delicious flavors include Bacon Chocolate Chip, Earl Grey & Black Sesame, Hot Cocoa, Matcha Latte, and Ube Yam Con Leche. Don’t expect him to share, though! This is probably the safest bet among Christmas gift ideas for coworkers. Who can turn down a delicious cookie?

The Eighth Batch
Instagram

The Sleepyhead

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Image Credit: @kalsadacoffee via Instagram

This girl is always puyat because she can’t get enough of the latest episode of How to Get Away with Murder. Since she comes early, she’ll use the extra time for a short snooze. When you try to wake her up, ‘”5 more minutes” is the quick answer. You’ll also know where to find her during lunch breaks. You fear for her life whenever your boss walks past your desks.

What to buy

Boost her mornings with a fresh pack of Kalsada’s Sitio Belis Honey Processed Beans (PHP 500/250g). These premium coffee beans are sourced directly from farmers in Benguet. Now, that’s some great coffee with an even better cause by helping out our local farmers.

Kalsada
Facebook, Instagram 

The Crush ng Bayan

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Image Credit: @straightforward.ph via Instagram

There is something so attractive about this guy in the office. The well-balanced combination of looks, charm, and intelligence has really got it going for him. His IT factor is probably why everyone likes him in the office. No one hates him, and he always looks mabango!

What to buy

Get him a Waffle Henley Tee (PHP 499) from Straightforward. This clean and casual shirt will make him look even more gwapo in an instant. He will surely stand out during casual Fridays!

Straightforward
Facebook, Instagram 

The Fitness Freak

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Image Credit: @thebasicsph via Instagram

You secretly envy this girl who has a figure to die for thanks to an active lifestyle. She’s always encouraging everyone to try something new like wall climbing or Zumba. She’s obsessed with #fitspo on Instagram. She has regular boxing or yoga sessions that she plans on sticking to no matter what.

What to buy

Protein is what she needs to keep those muscles poppin’. She’ll really appreciate The Basics Original Muscovado Peanut Butter (PHP 150). It’s all natural and strays away from the usual processed ingredients. It’s the perfect way to start the day with a few pieces of pandesal.

FoodSource PH
Instagram 

The Wallflower

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Image Credit: @papemelroti via Instagram

He rarely talks but when he does, everyone listens. Often, he easily gets lost in his own thoughts and is in his own world most of the time. He’s observant and enjoys listening to what other people have to say. You can easily confide in him and trust him that he won’t tell anyone else.

What to buy

Papemelroti’s 2017 Planner (PHP 398) is the safest way to capture his thoughts and plan out his year. A major plus is that the planner is made with recycled paper. It even has a real neat collection of daily inspiring quotes.

Papemelroti
Instagram 

The Tsimoso/Tsimosa

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Image Credit: @plannersandjournals via Instagram

She is the eyes and ears of the office. She knows what’s happening with everyone in ways you can’t imagine. Ask her about anyone, and she knows the complete deets. Sometimes, it can be a little too much, and she needs to keep her mouth under control. She’s also updated in showbiz news! ABS-CBN, E! Channel, you name it! Kaloka this girl!

What to buy

Get her a Black TN Insert (PHP 250) from Planners and Journals to capture all those moments à la Burn Book. You can even design the cover similar to Mean Girls. This way she can still express herself through writing rather than gossiping. Let’s just pray she doesn’t go all Regina George on us!

Planners and Journals
Facebook, Instagram 

There are plenty of Christmas gift ideas for coworkers! These are just some budget-friendly and locally available items that even help boost small local enterprises. Come to think of it, you wouldn’t survive the crazy office life without these people. Go get something meaningful and useful for them–and not just another mug!

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