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Unique Secret Santa Gift Ideas for Coworkers

Posted by Katharine Guidotti on

The workplace “Secret Santa” gift exchange is a beloved annual tradition for some.

For others, it’s quite challenging!

If you put a lot of thought and effort into your gift-giving, then finding something special for a coworker is often tricky. It can add an extra level of pressure when that coworker is new or is from another department.

Then there’s the dreaded “White Elephant” gift exchange where everything is anonymous and presents can change recipients several times.

Luckily, we’re here to help make your office gift exchange experience more enjoyable! We’ve selected some of the best gift ideas for coworkers to make your Secret Santa gift exchange a rousing success.

Top-Notch Tech Gifts

The key to selecting a winning Secret Santa present is to focus on gifts that are fun and functional. Our tech accessory gifts deliver in both of those areas.

Charging Tag

From checking their email and leading team chats to joining in on remote meetings, many of your coworkers depend on their smartphones. Unfortunately, all of those tasks quickly drain the phone’s battery!

A compact charging tag is the convenient way to ensure their smartphone battery stays full during their busy day. Designed with a Lightning connector for Apple devices, it cleverly conceals a 10” cord and features a silver carabiner clip to hang from their keys, laptop bag, or anywhere they may need it.

Best of all, an exclusive Vera Bradley pattern adds the perfect amount of playfulness!

Power Bank

Smartphones aren’t the only essential devices in danger of low batteries. Laptops, tablets and smartwatches are equally necessary for professionals — especially those who travel frequently or work remotely.

Equipped with a USB-C, micro-USB and Lightning compatible cable, this portable power bank will let them power their devices whenever and wherever they go.

Plus, it’s perfectly sized to fit in a pocket for easy access.

Cord Organizer

Have you ever watched your coworkers search their workspace for lost power cords or is trying to untangle several cords an everyday occurrence?

This colorful cord organizer is the ideal gift to prevent these issues!

Large enough to accommodate a mini tablet, yet compact enough to fit in a backpack or purse, this handy accessory features a zip top, elastic pen slots and multiple interior pockets to store and organize cords, chargers, flash drives, earbuds and other essentials.

Vera Bradley cord organizer case in blue floral pattern

Gifts That Elevate Their Workspace

It’s no fun to spend the work week in a cubicle, pod or office devoid of that special touch.

Help your coworkers dress up those drab spaces with decorative and practical presents!

Journal with Pen

Although most professionals are dependent on their devices, there are plenty of times when they need to take notes during a meeting, jot down a reminder or make a to-do list.

That’s why every workspace needs this winning combo!

Sized perfectly for desk drawers and bags, each beautifully-designed journal includes an elastic closure, ribbon bookmark, a flexible cover, and a quality pen.


A workspace without a mug is like a workday without caffeine.
Whether they’re a coffee connoisseur, tea enthusiast or a hot chocolate fan, our line of classic ceramic mugs and insulated travel mugs allows them to enjoy their favorite beverage when they need it most!

Take your pick of floral or seasonally-inspired designs.

Mouse Pad

Has your office neighbor’s mouse pad seen better days? Give them an upgrade with this mutli-functional mouse pad.

Besides helping them easily navigate their cursor across their screens, this innovative desk accessory also features an 80-sheet notepad along with a lift-top storage space that holds the included pen and paper clips.

Bags For Busy Professionals

Commuting to work or traveling takes its toll on your coworkers' everyday bags.

If they’re in need of a new laptop case or tired of brown bagging their lunch, surprise them with one of our picks below!

Laptop Organizer

Offered in both stunning solids and fashionable prints, our popular laptop organizer features a padded interior that protects their device during everyday adventures. Its compact, lightweight construction is perfect for planes, public transportation or car travel.

This multipurpose sleeve also includes a separate zippered pocket for storing smartphones, pens and cords.

Laptop sleeve case in burgundy and blue paisley pattern

Lunch Bags

Soggy sandwiches, squished yogurt containers and other lunchtime problems are a thing of the past with these bags!

Made from a variety of sturdy materials and featuring food-safe linings, our line of lunch totes and cooler bags are the best way to ensure their lunch makes it to the office without incident.

Shop by Price

We hope this list has helped you narrow down your search for Secret Santa gifts! If your office or group set a budget, use our convenient gift guide to find unique gifts at any price.

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