For the office wordsmith or artist, journals and diaries make a thoughtful present. Show how well you know the recipient by picking out a cover that suits them, from embossed leather to colorful fabric. Choose lined pages for journaling and unlined pages for sketching.
The Note Taker
For the team member that takes notes and minutes at meetings, consider a high quality pen or pen set. Show your appreciation with a brand he or she loves. Take note of the type of pen typically used, whether ball point, fine tip, felt tip or other style.
Give an executive gift that truly speaks to your manager’s style and tastes. Consider top of the line pens and organizers that make a bold statement. Choose a color or brand that you know he or she likes or has mentioned as a favorite.
Co-workers who can't part with their cell phones appreciate any extras for their favorite device. If they already have a case, consider battery and range solutions, such as a power bank that lets them charge up anywhere or a mobile hotspot that improves the reception.
The creative types really like to show off their electronic toys regardless of the type of device. Take the time to find out more about their preferences by asking an office or cubicle mate. Consider both the practical and out of the box choices.
Creatures of Comfort
For the co-worker who looks forward to little workplace comforts, help transform their desks into a home-away-from-home. Give small furniture items, such as a backrest or footrest. Play it safe by selecting a simple style, or go for bolder options if you know their taste.