Holiday season is in full swing, which means that pretty soon you’ll find yourself in the conference room with your coworkers for the company gift exchange.
Whether your team is calling it White Elephant, Yankee Candle or Secret Santa, you know the drill: go for something fun, something useful, and for goodness’ sake don’t get something crazy expensive.
To make sure you keep it light and fun, we’ve put together this list of gift ideas under $30 that might get a chuckle, a head nod, or even be surprisingly useful to one of your coworkers.
Wireless Key Finder
This gift will hit different for that one officemate that you know is always forgetting their keys. But even if you’re not trying to get that personal, even the most put-together of us forget where we put our keys once in a while. Plus this comes in a snazzy, color-coordinated 4-in-1 set.
Purchase on Overstock for $29.99
Sports Jeopardy! Calendar
Even in offices comprising the most disparate interests and personalities, there’s no great equalizer like the love of sports. Make one lucky person’s White Elephant special with this sports Jeopardy! desk calendar. Just get ready for them to come around with their daily question everyday right after lunch.
Purchase on Overstock for $19.79
Portable Phone Charger
A portable phone charger is something literally everyone can use but many never get around to buying. Give a coworker what they never knew they needed with this 3-in-1 portable charger, which works with both iPhones and Droids.
Purchase on QVC for $29.98
In the winter season, how often do you find yourself telling your pleading, dry-handed coworker, “Get your own!” Show your office frenemy the days of lotion mooching are over with this hydrating, vegan, cactus blossom lotion, made with sunflower seed oil to soak into your skin quickly.
Purchase on QVC for $16
Cube Ice Mold
This is the gift that says, “You are far too refined to use regular-sized ice cubes in your tumbler glass.” Show your coworker or boss how classy you think they are with these cube ice molds, perfect for a holiday cocktail.
Purchase on QVC for $17.99
Essential Oil Diffuser
Everyone can appreciate a little aromatherapy. Giving the gift of this essential oil diffuser can turn the office into a spa. Plus that 8-color LED night light looks really cool.
Purchase on Overstock for $19.97
The office gift exchange is the nexus for all doo-dads, knick-knacks, trinkets and tchotchkes. Get in the spirit of the event with the ultimate thingamajig, the fidget spinner. Watch whoever gets this one be not-too-impressed at first, then watch everyone gather around and try to get a spin on this flashy bad boy.
Purchase on Overstock for $8.99