19 gifts you can buy for your colleagues regardless of your budget

Other than purchasing gifts for your loved ones, you’ll probably also want to plan out some gifts you can get for your colleagues, aka your work buddies. Regardless of whether you’re getting the gift out of your own thoughtfulness or because your company is having a Secret Santa event, we’re sure these gifts will make your colleagues happy!

One-stop shop

1. Happy Bunch

Wouldn’t it be great if you could just head to one store and get all your gifts from that one place? It would be even better if they offered variety too, right?

Well, luckily for us, Happy Bunch offers just that! Curate a special gift box for each of your coworkers by choosing Happy Bunch’s Build A Box. With tons of items to choose from, like chocolates, snacks, tea, alcohol, and lifestyle products, you can slowly pick out the items that you think each coworker would like. Plus, this way, you can easily vary the budget for each person depending on the items you select.

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Here, you get personalisation without the hassle. And you don’t even have to lug all the gifts back home from the store, and then to the office. Happy Bunch also provides free delivery, so all you have to do is pick out the items, and they’ll do the rest of it for you. How convenient!

If you’re not quite sure what to get, don’t worry, because there are themed gift sets that you can purchase. Know that your colleague loves letting their hair down during the weekends with a bottle of wine? Get them the Wine-derful Xmas Box which comes with a Chianti Classico by Pigro, a couple of snacks, massage oil, and an eye mask.

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You can also get the Festivi-tea Box for those who love honey and tea.

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Messages can also be written either on a beautifully-designed Christmas greeting card (S$5) or the complimentary card that will be placed in a tag sleeve and tied to the gift box.

Not a big fan of gift boxes? Happy Bunch offers flowers too!

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You can Build A Festive Box (from S$20) here or check out other gift sets (from S$15) available here.

2. Honey Spree

Sometimes, hampers are the best gifts you can give to a coworker, because it has a bit of everything which will give them the variety that they may like.

If you have a higher budget, you can opt for the big Christmas hampers that start from S$49.90. These hampers are also packed in terms of themes, making them perfect for coworkers with different likes.

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If you are looking for gift sets under S$20, consider these two gift sets! The Sweet Christmas Treats Gift Set (S$14.90) comes with one mini honey jar, one mini honey dipper, a set of three Ferrero Rocher chocolates, and four packs of Lotus Biscoff biscuits in a cute yellow metal tin box. You can even choose the design of the cover of the mini honey jar from a selection of six options.

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The Caring with Joy Gift Set (S$14.90) also comes in a yellow metal tin box, but this time, it comes with two mini bottles of hand sanitisers, a mini honey jar, a mini honey dipper, and four packs of Lotus Biscoff biscuits.

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Honey Spree charges S$10 for delivery to one location. This will be good if you’re intending to give your coworkers their gifts in the office. You can take a look at the other hampers here.

For the organised planners

3. Bynd Artisan

Bynd Artisan offers personalisation of notebooks and planners where you can choose the material of the cover, the spine, and the papers, and subsequently emboss your coworker’s name on the cover. Alternatively, you can also opt for their ready-made ones that are simple and sleek.

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If your coworker is also someone who cares for the environment, you can be assured that they wouldn’t be upset with you getting something from Bynd Artisan. As a responsible bookbinder, Bynd Artisan ensures that it does its part in choosing not just the finest, but the most appropriate and sustainable. For example, the papers that they use are all Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, which means that these papers are from forests that are carefully managed to be environmentally harmonious, socially beneficial, and economically viable.

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Other than notebooks, Bynd Artisan also offers leather goods that you can personalise with your coworkers’ names. Likewise, the premium cow hide leather used is processed with eco-friendly methods that do not result in the pollution of water.

Notebook prices start from S$18 and leather goods start from S$30. Click here to start shopping.

4. Leuchtturm1917

It’s no secret that Leuchtturm1917 offers one of the best planners for people to do bullet journaling, and we’re sure that your coworker would appreciate a gift from this brand.

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There are so many variations that Leuchtturm1917 offers that you’ll be spoilt for choice. You can choose from lined notebooks, sketchbooks, the exclusive red dot notebooks, bullet journals, or even planners. There’s definitely something for everyone.

You can purchase Leuchtturm1917 notebooks from City Luxe, Amazon, and Lazada. Notebooks start from prices as low as S$29.90.

5. kikki.K

For those who are organised planners and fans of cute designs, kikki.K is the place to go for everything stationery- and planner-related. Here, you can purchase things like diaries, calendars, planners, notebooks, water bottles, stationery, post-it notes, and even cute accessories!

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They also have a whole range of gift sets if you prefer to purchase a little more for less. Check out this gift set that comes with a 2022 weekly planner in soft musk, three metal retractable ballpoint pens, and three adhesive tabs. It pretty much has everything that your coworker would need to plan their schedule.

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Check out Kikki.K’s website to take a look at all the available cute designs of gifts you can get.

For the foodies

6. Whiskdom

For those with a sweet tooth, purchase a set of Whiskdom’s assorted bundle of ooey-gooey cookies and decadent brownies from S$38. In the spirit of Christmas, you can even purchase their Whiskbox – Christmas Exclusive (S$40) which comes with a Black Cherry Crumble Cookie, Peppermint Smores Cookie, Original Chunky Chocolate Chip, Earl Grey Brownie, Peppermint Snowman, and Matcha Blondie. For an additional S$50, you’ll even get a bottle of Granat Pomegranate Wine by The Koopman (13.5% alcohol).

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Not a fan of the flavours in the box? Choose to order ala carte style instead and have them wrapped in a box. If you would like them individually wrapped, you can also indicate it at checkout.

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Click here to place an order.

7. Simply Hamper

For the one who can’t stop going to the pantry to snack, get them a snack hamper so that they can have an abundant amount of tidbits and treats at their own table.

This Snacks oh Crumbly hamper (S$65) has 8 different snacks – nougats, hazelnuts, tortilla chips, butter cookies, granola banana bread, biscotti, chocolate hazelnut, and chocolate cookies – packed into an exquisite black gift box with a beautiful red ribbon tied around it. This hamper is also Halal-certified.

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Receiving such a big package of food items will make any foodie happy. Furthermore, you can even indicate a message when you add the hamper to cart.

For more options, check out Simply Hamper’s website.

8. The Kettle Gourmet

We’re sure many of you are familiar with the two main types of popcorn flavours – sweet and salted. But this Christmas, get ready to buy your foodie friends local-inspired flavours of popcorn from The Kettle Gourmet. By local-inspired flavours, we’re talking about Pulut Hitam, Fish Head Curry, Nasi Lemak, Chilli Crab, Chicken Floss, Chocolate, Salted Caramel, and Kaya Butter Toast.

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Whether they are kicking back at home and watching Netflix, or they are rushing through some reports at work, you can count on these popcorn packets to get them through the day.

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These flavours are available as a bundle of eight and the individual packets come in two sizes – 30g or 65g each. And since it’s Christmas season, the individual packets are packaged in a beautiful Christmas box.

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The Original Mini Pack Bundle (30g each) retails for S$24 while The Classic Snack Pack Bundle (65g each) retails for S$40. You can purchase more boxes for a higher discount, making it perfect for you to purchase these bundles for all of your foodie colleagues! Enjoy free delivery when you spend a minimum of S$50.

9. Wunderfood Stay Home Bundle

For those of us who have been working from home, we know how cumbersome it can be trying to get food during lunch. Eating out alone without our colleagues is boring, calling for delivery all the time can be taxing on the wallets, taking away food from hawker centres may not always be the healthiest option.

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This is why we thought that your colleague would appreciate a Stay Home Bundle by Wunderfood, which consists of ready-to-eat meals, shake packs, and snacks.

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What’s probably most worthy of a mention are Wunderfood’s ready-to-eat meals, which are delicious and nutritious. Options include Nyonya Chicken Rendang with Turmeric Rice, Cheesy Baked Seafood Tomato Rice, and Chicken Rosemary with Roasted Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables. What’s more they’re super easy to prepare – simply pop one into the microwave and it’s good to go!

Choose between the Stay Home Bundle (S$90) and Stay Home Bundle 2.0 (S$104.90) to give your colleagues the treat they need.

For the coffee lovers

10. Hook Coffee

Hook Coffee is a home-grown brand that aims to make specialty coffee accessible to everyone. They source ethically-produced and sustainably-grown beans from the world’s best farms to bring unique flavours to us.

Gift your colleague the Hook Coffee Fresh Press Bundle (S$55) which features a 300ml Hook Coffee French Press and three 80g bags of Hook Coffee’s top-selling coffee flavours.

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If you’re on a slightly tighter budget, consider getting bags of different flavoured coffees. Prices start from S$8 for these bags, and there are more than 15 flavours to choose from. Alternatively, get the Hook Bags where they come in a set of 10 bags for S$18. Choose from flavours like Sweet Bundchen (hazelnut milk chocolate), Gold Digger (toffee nut brittle), Specu-lose Your Mind (caramelised and spiced Belgian biscuits),  and Give Me S’mores (hot chocolate, marshmallows, and spice).

Bonus: for Sanrio fans, you can purchase the Sanrio Characters x Hook Coffee variety pack (S$20). This comes with 12 sachets of Hook bags, with six different types of coffees, and a sticker pack.

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Delivery is free for orders above S$40. Click here to purchase.

11. Bath & Body Works

There’s something about freshly-made coffee that makes it smell so good, and wakes us up instantly. Since your colleague might already have a specific type of coffee brand that they always drink, why not get them something else?

Just because they are coffee lovers doesn’t mean that you have to get them coffee beans. Consider this Whipped Coffee candle that smells like fresh espresso, whipped cream, and caramel. Drinking too much coffee can be detrimental to your health, but nobody said anything about smelling it.

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Every time your colleague craves coffee, all they have to do is light this candle up and enjoy the lovely aroma of fresh coffee.

One large candle costs S$45, but for a limited time only, you can purchase two for S$59. It would be perfect if you’re also tempted to get one for yourself. After all, who can resist the smell of coffee?

Click here to purchase.

For the tea lovers

12. TWG Tea

This year, celebrate Christmas with TWG Tea and purchase the Red Christmas Tea set (S$26) for your coworker! The gift box is in a festive red, and once it’s opened, it will reveal 15 bags of TWG Tea theine-free red tea.

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This red tea has a light and earthy taste with a hint of natural sweetness, making it perfect for welcoming the year-end.

For something a little smaller, you can also get the Joy of Christmas Tea (Mini) set for S$15, which features a tiny tea tin filled with loose black tea leaves blended with spiced fruits and velvety chocolate. This even comes with its own matching red paper bag, making it a cute and thoughtful gift.

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The Red Christmas Tea set can be ordered here while the Joy of Christmas Tea (Mini) set can be purchased here.

13. T2 Tea

Another go-to brand for tea is T2 Tea, and this year, they have a whole new range of teaware available in their Christmas collection.

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This Cheers to You Gift Pack (S$70) consists of a limited edition fine bone China mug, two mini cubes of loose leaf flavoured black tea (French Earl Grey and Melbourne Breakfast), and one fun infuser. These items are packed in a gift box with the words “Cheers to You” written on the front.

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Another gift set is the Fill Your Cup Gift Pack (S$45) which has a limited edition stoneware mug and 15 individually wrapped teabags. Each of them are of a different flavour, giving your work buddy a good mix of tea flavours to try each day.

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Click here to start shopping T2 Tea’s Christmas collection.

For the fitness enthusiasts

14. ClassPass

For the uninitiated, ClassPass is an app that allows you to book fitness classes, spa or beauty sessions at all of its participating outlets. And trust us when we say that there are a lot of gyms and boutique studios that collaborate with ClassPass for session bookings.

Instead of purchasing equipment that your coworker may already have at home or may not need, consider gifting a ClassPass gift card. You can choose the prefixed amount of S$50 or S$100, or indicate your own amount that you would like to give. Even non-members of ClassPass will be able to redeem the gift card right from their email and start booking a class.

They can try a new sport or go with something that they are familiar with. And since there are so many sessions with different dates and timings, your coworker is bound to find one that fits into their schedule. This way, you’ll know that your gift will be put to good use.

Click here to gift your colleagues some ClassPass credits now.

15. Blendjet

If they’re always talking about being healthy and drinking smoothies, consider getting them their very own Blendjet. This is a personal blender bottle that they can bring around with them when they go out, making it very convenient to drink smoothies on the go.

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You can also throw in a couple of ready-to-blend smoothie packs for them to test out the new gift you got them for USD5.95 (~S$8.13) each.

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The Blendjet 2 is now available at a promotional price of USD70.95 (~S$96.89) instead of USD140.95 (~S$192.49). They offer free shipping worldwide, so order here now if you would like to receive it by Christmas.

For the beauty junkies

16. PONY EFFECT

If your coworker is a huge beauty lover, you might be tempted to get them makeup products. However, here comes the issue of you possibly not knowing their skin condition or the shades that may actually suit them. As such, it’s best that you get them products that can generally be used by everyone. And something everyone uses is makeup brushes!

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You can purchase this Mini Makeup Brush Set that comes with five different brushes in a rose-gold travel pouch. It has everything you would need to complete your makeup look – powder brush, cheek and shading brush, blending eye shadow brush, medium eye shadow brush, and smudging eye shadow brush.

The pretty packaging will make any beauty lover happy, and now, your coworker will never have to worry about not having the right tools with them for touchups when they’re out and about.

The PONY EFFECT Mini Makeup Brush Set can be purchased for S$29.10 on Shopee.

17. L’occitane

Now that many people are returning back to the office to work, most of us are once again exposed to the harsh air-conditioning that never seems to get any warmer. At times like this, it is easy for our hands to become dry.

Luckily for them, they have you as their colleague because you can get them the Holiday Hand Cream Trio (S$43) from L’occitane. It features three of L’occitane’s bestselling hand creams, Trio Shea Butter Hand Cream, Shea Winter Walk Light Hand Cream, and Shea Delicate Light Hand Cream, packaged in a green festive box.

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If you’re colleague is more of a floral-scent kind of person, just go for the Floral Hand Cream Trio (S$43) instead. This comes with Cherry Blossom Hand Cream, Herbae L’eau Hand Cream, and TDL Leau Radiant Balm.

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L’occitane’s hand creams are known for their long-lasting hydration and delightful scents, so this will make a great gift for your work buddies!

The Holiday Hand Cream Trio can be purchased here while the Floral Hand Cream Trio can be bought here. Do check out the other products available as well on L’occitane’s official website.

For the eco-friendly

18. Left-handesign

Left-handesign is a local brand that is very big on sustainability. In fact, they are the first in Singapore to introduce plantable stationery! The products that they offer are unique, and are meant to emit zero waste. After your colleague is done using the notebook or pen, they can just plant them in a pot and watch the seeds from the stationery grow.

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Also, if you spend a minimum of S$30 here, a tree will be planted in your name.

Under the plantable series, Left-handesign has products like notebooks, greeting cards, gift tags, pencils, pens, and colour pencils. Under the reusable series, you can purchase gift bags or the Bamboo Fibre Coffee Cups.

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Prices start from as low as S$2, and you can shop here.

19. Bubble tea/coffee cup holders

Save the earth and stop using so many plastic bags by investing in your own eco-bags and cup holders. As office workers, sometimes, we crave a little bubble tea or coffee to perk us up. This is the perfect time for you to purchase a few cup holders for you and your colleagues so that you guys won’t have to ask for plastic bags for your drinks anymore.

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These cup holders are cute and environmentally friendly! What more could anyone possibly want?

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And the best part? They start from S$2.39 each. The cup holders can be found on Shopee here and here.

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