Team Celebrations: 7 Best Gift Ideas for Coworkers
Working in an office can bring some of your fondest memories and the greatest people in your life! Whether your boss is your favorite mentor or your coworker is your best friend, the creativity and hard work that gets exchanged deserves to be rewarded and celebrated. Since we can’t be in the office to pass around a workaversary card or buy birthday cupcakes, come together as a team to celebrate your colleagues by setting up a group gift. Build team morale and togetherness by celebrating personal and office milestones with a team effort and a personalized touch. Here are 7 of the best gift ideas for coworkers to help you out!
Here’s what Ariel, a manager at Business Insider, had to say:
“My company is very social…we love to get each other cards and treats on birthdays and celebrate all of our milestones together. Obviously, since the pandemic hit, that has been really difficult. When I found out that my manager was pregnant I knew I needed to find a way for us to celebrate virtually…and what better way to do that than on a website that takes care of the group card and gift collection for me? Presently made it easy for me to coordinate with teammates across the globe to create a truly special memory for my manager. I am so grateful that this platform exists, especially during a time when celebrations are happening a little bit differently than they usually are.”
From skill-building to a weekend getaway, here are seven group gift ideas to celebrate your coworkers!
For the Master Connector
The gift of learning a new language and connecting with an entirely new network of people can be a priceless experience. Learning a new language can improve memory, increase multitasking ability, and heighten overall creativity. Not to mention making the learner a better communicator!
Rosetta Stone is an extremely trusted language-learning platform that never stops innovating. Most recently, they have developed a TruAccent speech-recognition engine that gives you instant feedback on your pronunciation.
Local tutor or group classes
Lessons with a live instructor are sometimes the best way to learn! Find a local instructor for one-on-one or group lessons and pitch in with teammates to gift your colleague a 10- or 20-pack of lessons. You can find great tutors on Craigslist, Preply, or Italki.
For the Lifelong Learner
Remote learning has become widely adopted by youth and adults, and the satisfaction that one feels when completing or learning something new is unmatched, making it one of the best gift ideas for coworkers. Consider subscription-based online courses to help your always-learning coworker pick up new skills in a fun and interactive way.
A Master Class subscription gives you access to classes from the world’s best in everything from cooking to acting — perfect for satisfying any niche interest your colleague may have.
From drone photography to mindfulness and everything in between, Udemy boasts over 130,000 online courses in a wide variety of subject areas, sure to help them learn a new skill or two (or 130,000).
Is your coworker eager to perfect their golf game? Help them get the perfect swing with a Johnathan Yarwood subscription, complete with a long-term improvement plan sure to lower their handicap.
For the Outdoor Enthusiast
For your coworker who can’t get enough of nature, bundling together some outdoorsy products and giving them some gear to capture the view from the top are some of the best gift ideas for coworkers! Those who love an outdoor adventure will appreciate anything that helps them take in the beauty that mother nature has to offer.
Park Pass + Quadtrek All-Terrain Slip On Traction Cleats
With beautiful National Park trails all over the country, a park pass is a great gift for any teammate who loves to hike or camp. Throw in some all-terrain traction cleats to help them safely navigate any terrain, in any season!
Help your colleague capture the most beautiful outdoor moments with a GoPro Hero11 that allow you to record from the most creative and active angles.
For the New Parents
New and expecting parents are about to enter one of the most thrilling, unique, and empowering experiences of their lives. Raising a child truly takes a village, and your team can come together to take some of the details off their plate so they can devote more time to their growing families!
When you have a newborn to feed and care for, it’s easy to forget that you also have to feed yourself! With a gift card to UberEats, Seamless, or DoorDash, dinner is one less thing that new parents will have to worry about.
Help new parents carve out some time for parents’ night out or self-care by gifting them a gift card to companies like Care or Winnie to cover childcare, kids’ activities, classes, and more.
For the Handy DIY-er
Home improvement has become all the rage during our days in quarantine. From comprehensive wood-working videos to any construction tool imaginable, give your coworker a gift to support their next project(s):
Help fund your coworkers’ next big project with all that Lowe’s has to offer — from tools to supplies, the possibilities are endless! Fun fact, Lowe’s offered $25 million in grant money for minority-owned businesses trying to reopen amid COVID-19.
Wood Working for Mere Mortals Workshop
Up your colleague’s construction skills with a virtual pass to a beginners’ woodworking workshop.
For the Coworker Who’s Earned a Weekend Getaway
Anyone else needs a vacation as much as we do this year? While COVID has changed what travel looks like for the foreseeable future, there are many safe and fun ways to get away for a vacation. From a cute lakeside cottage to an RV road trip and more, here are some options to give your coworker a well-deserved break:
Gift your coworker with the ultimate weekend getaway, and take it a step further by including an online experience for some safe and socially-distant fun.
One of the best ways to experience the great outdoors is from the road! Gift the comfort of a custom-built camper or RV – and get ready to hear about infinite stars in the desert and colorful sunrises from vineyards!
Make a Difference With Your Group Gift
When setting up a group gift with Presently, we encourage organizers to have any additional funds collected go toward the recipient’s savings or a charity of their choice. This makes sure that money isn’t locked up in a gift card that needs to be spent but rather can make a difference in the future. Make an impact this winter by including a charity that helps those who can’t live comfortably this holiday season.
Operation warm works toward providing children with warm winter coats for the winter season. In 2019 alone, they were able to distribute approximately 410,000 coats to 1,200 different communities with the help of 800+ partners in the US and Canada.
One in every five of all veterans today finds themselves homeless after returning from active duty. Donating to AHV will help provide resources to support our nation’s heroes’ transition into more permanent housing situations.
Feeding America is the largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the U.S. Have your group funds go towards the fight against hunger, and the movement towards a more food-secure future.
Here’s a recap of gifts to celebrate your awesome coworkers
- For the Master Connector: Rosetta Stone Unlimited or local tutor or group classes
- For the Lifelong Learner: MasterClass, Udemy, or Online Golf Lessons)
- For the Outdoor Enthusiast: Park Pass + Quadtrek All-Terrain Slip On Traction Cleats or GoPro Hero11
- For the New Parents: Food delivery (gift card to UberEats, Seamless, or DoorDash) or Nanny services (gift card to companies like Care or Winnie)
- For the Handy DIY-er: Lowe’s Gift Card or Wood Working for Mere Mortals Workshop
- For the Coworker Who’s Earned a Weekend Getaway: Airbnb Gift Card or Outdoorsy
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Celebrate your teammate with a group gift
From birthdays to baby showers, work anniversaries, and more, organizing a group gift on Presently with one of these best gift ideas for coworkers is a great way to bring your team together to show someone just how appreciated they are. Here’s a simple video on how you can start your group gifting journey!
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