Whoever came up with this concept of wasting time and money hunting for possibly meaningful, but more likely useless festive gifts for corporate acquaintances needs to be shot. Still, rather than complain about the frustrating budget set (should we get SGD20 worth of toilet rolls? Or a SGD20 box with nothing inside?), we've come up with some practical ideas within the price range and neatly categorised according to the type of co-worker you're gifting. That's right. We're the gift that keeps on giving.
For the colleague that gets on your nerves
The best part about sending a dick-shaped plant is if the recipient ends up unable to successfully grow it. That's the real joke. Or got yourself a plastic-wasting jerk? Offset their karma to their face by donating to climate change charities on their behalf.
For the super messy desk mate
No more excuse to have crap everywhere with a little vacuum cleaner and a way to keep the clutter in one place. Or if the mess is all psychological—the guru of sparking joy has a new book to KonMari the workplace available for pre-order.
For the boss you need to send a subtle message to
There are some things you can't just say to your superior, so seize this opportunity to get your point across. Feeling under-appreciated? Got an empowering book right here. Victim to fickle-mindedness? Help them make up their damn minds.
For the office bud you actually like
This is the one you want to reward for all their hard work. They're usually so busy their coffee gets cold, so now you can help keep it eternally at the perfect temperature. Or make their day with a functional calendar full of witty remarks.