Office Christmas party gift exchange: 15 budget-friendly and useful gift ideas your coworkers will love

gift ideas for office Christmas exchange

Last updated on May 25th, 2022

Merry Christmas! The festive season is ahead! No matter whether we are at home with our family and friends or at work with our beloved coworkers, we all eagerly wait for this holiday season. Considering more people are going back to their workplace this year, won’t it be a nice and cool idea to celebrate an Office Christmas Party? And, let’s not forget about the Best Office Christmas Party Gift Exchange this time! Of course, we will help you to pick the best, funniest, and budget-friendly gifts for your colleagues right away. 

How do Christmas gift exchanges work?

You are probably wondering how the office Christmas party gift exchange works? In general, organisers may consider throwing exciting Christmas Party games for all staff to participate and the winner will select the best prize first (followed by other participants). But, to make it even simpler and easier, organisers may put the participants’ names on a piece of paper and offer a lucky draw contest (so that every participant gets an equal chance for picking the gifts).

How much should I spend on an office Christmas gift exchange?

Now, the next question — how much should you spend on an office Christmas gift exchange? It should be something modest, fun, useful, and not overly expensive. Most of these Xmas gift exchange items will cost less than USD 25. The best part? We are ready to help you explore the top 15 pocket-friendly gift ideas for office Christmas exchange.

15 pocket-friendly gift ideas for office Christmas exchange

Mini Zen Garden Winter, Holiday Snow, Desktop Sandbox for Meditation and Relaxation

1) X’mas theme Desktop Sandbox for Meditation and Relaxation

Looking for the best gifts for an office Christmas party? Well, here is a perfect choice! This Christmas-themed set will help your colleague to blissfully enjoy a snowstorm getaway. Your coworkers can keep this cute sandbox set at a corner of his/her workstation and play around with it to relieve fatigue, stress, and anxiety. This sandbox is even great to improve their mindfulness and attentiveness.


2) Christmas Santa & Snowman artificial Succulent Potted

Every workstation should be vivid and colorful! So, say bye-bye to the dull and gloomy workplace. This Christmas gift exchange for the office is ready to revamp whenever it’s kept. The product is all about artificial succulent plants (made of high-quality ABS plastic materials) with lifelike colors, vivid looks, and excellent designs. These faux succulent plants pots feature the Christmas theme and do not require any special maintenance.


Hand Cream Gift Set, Lip Balm Set, Eleanore's Diary 8 Pcs Deeply Moisturizing Hand Creams & 4 Pcs Lip Balms, Travel Size Care Cream and Dry Lip Repair, Valentine's Day Christmas Birthday Gifts

3) Christmas Hand Cream and Lip Balm Set

A perfect option in our list of top 15 gift ideas for office Christmas exchange. This is a combo set of hand creams and lip balms, extremely useful for day-to-day usage. The hand creams are available in eight pleasant fragrance options like Lavender, Shea, Strawberry, Green Tea, Orange, Rose, Lemon, and Blueberry. Likewise, the lip balms are available in four plant essence options like Rose, Mint, Shea, and Chamomile. Both hand creams and lip balms are made of premium quality material, refreshing, moisturizing, natural, and long-lasting.


Christmas Scented Candles Gift Set for Women Mom Coworker, Aromatherapy Candle for Stress Relief, 4 Pack Lavender Candles for Home Scented Bath Spa Yoga, Birthday, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day

4) Christmas Scented Candles Gift Set

In gift exchange games for the upcoming Christmas, please feel free to include this particular option too. These scented candles are a nice way to add a refreshing treat to any indoor space. Whether it’s at the home or at the workplace, lit up these soy wax candles and bring warmth, hope, and positivity. The best part? These aromatic candles are all-natural, biodegradable, and eco-friendly.


Snowman Super Soft Plush Fleece Throw Blanket

5) Snowman and Friends Super Soft Plush Fleece Throw Blanket

For useful and fun gift ideas for office Christmas party, you can also consider opting for this particular gift. This gift is nothing but a plush, cozy, and comfortable fleece blanket, perfect for the winter season. It’s exceptionally durable and printed with bright and vibrant colors. What’s more, it supports 100% machine wash, so reduced maintenance!


Santa Claus Toilet Cover 5 Pieces Winter Cute 3D Theme Bathroom Decoration Set Includes Toilet Seat Cover, Rugs, Tank Cover, Toilet Paper Box Cover and Santa Towel for Xmas Indoor Décor, Party Favors

6) Santa Claus Theme Bathroom Decoration Set

Will it be a weird idea to decorate your bathroom with innovative and themed Santa Claus special sets? Of course, not! That’s why we have come up with these holiday party gift exchange games. This is a complete set that includes a toilet seat cover, rug, tank cover, tissue cover box, and hand towel. What’s even better? The entire set is made of reusable, safe, non-toxic, washable, and flexible material. Everyone will love such a cool and nice bathroom decoration set, especially as gifts.


4 Pieces Christmas Canvas Tote Bag Reusable Grocery Shopping Bags Snowman Santa Merry Christmas Bag Women Casual Shoulder Handbag for Christmas Party Favor Supplies Mom Presents Supermarket Shopping

7) Christmas Canvas Tote Bag

When someone chooses a gift, what’s the very first thing that comes to one’s mind? Probably, they’ll think if the gift offers any real-time value and can be used for day-to-day purposes. So, here’s an ideal recommendation for you! These Christmas canvas tote bags come with ample space to carry all the necessary belongings. What’s more, these go-to grab bags feature the winter-special Christmas theme, along with cute and interesting designs like polar bear wearing Christmas hat, lovely snowman, Santa Claus and a little bear, and Merry Christmas printed words.


I survived another meeting... should have been an email - Funny coffee mug by Donbicentenario - 11OZ Ceramic - Best gift or souvenir. SHIPS FROM USA

8) I survived another meeting Coffee Mug

Attending meetings in every workplace is so common. In fact, meetings and workplaces go hand-in-hand. Isn’t it? Now, this particular theme is represented through a beautiful coffee mug. Coworkers can sit in a circle and enjoy delicious coffees using it. The coffee mug is indeed a great gift for colleagues (especially, for coffee enthusiasts) and features a truly meaningful quote i.e. I survived another meeting that should have been an email. 


Mini Bowling Set Tabletop Bowling Game - Coffee Table Top Bowling Gifts for Men Bowlers Prizes - Desk Games Office Adults Wooden Desktop Bowling Stocking Stuffers for Kids Teens Boys Small Finger Toys

9) Mini Bowling Set for office desk 

The working environment is sometimes very hectic, busy, and tense. That’s why many workers end up having too much anxiety and stress. Here’s an ideal way to release unnecessary stress through this mini bowling set. Everyone can seamlessly play and enjoy this wooden, portable, and fun bowling set. While playing around with this mini bowling set, your coworkers will automatically release stress and feel so much relaxed. That’s why please feel free to incorporate this set in Christmas office gift exchanges.


10) The Official Nailed it Button Toy

You nailed it! Everyone will love to hear this. So, especially, when workers achieve tough delivery milestones after putting so much effort, they’ll surely deserve an applaud with this Nailed It button toy gift. To further make it appealing, please feel free to decorate it with a wrapped gift. You can include this wrapped gift in the lucky draw contest. As soon as the host is ready to draw a number, the gift will be revealed.


AMERIERGO Under Desk Footrest, Foot Stool with Curve Design, Ergonomic Foot Rest for Under Desk at Work Foot Pillow for Home Office, Airplane, Gaming, Computer - Desk Foot Rest Cushion Accessories

11) Foot Rest Under Desk

Not only friends and family, but also your coworkers deserve an office gift exchange during the upcoming holiday season. This time, we have come up with a cozy and comfortable pain relief footrest. Your colleague needs to place a wedge-shaped desk footrest in their workstation, easily correct his/her sitting posture, relieve thigh pressure, promote blood circulation, and even reduce spinal strain. This footrest is also helpful in relieving all your colleagues’ feet, hips, legs, and sciatica. Moreover, it’s made of super soft short pile fabric, so breathable and comfortable.


ZaxiDeel 3 Pack Liquid Motion Bubbler Timer- Calming Sensory Toy for Kids and Adults, Stress Relief Fidget Toys, Desk Decor, Relaxing Liquid Bubbler Timer for Anxiety, Autism, and ADHD

12) Liquid Motion Bubbler Timer

This stress relief desk decor cum fidget toys are the best for any workstation. That’s why our list of top twenty holiday gift exchange ideas for coworkers includes it. This is a good indoor stress reliever for adults. The set comes with a total of three colorful liquid motion timers that have a truly scientific benefit. To be more precise, this toy can help improve focus, observation, and thinking power. Your colleagues simply need to place these bubble timers anywhere in their workstation and enjoy watching the bubbles and liquids moving down in slow motion.


Brimma Fruit Infuser Water Bottle - 32 oz Large, Leakproof Plastic Fruit Infusion Water Bottle for Gym, Camping, and Travel

13) Fruit Infuser Water Bottle

Staying healthy and hydrated is extremely important. Especially, in the office, workers may forget to drink enough water due to their super busy schedule. So, why don’t consider giving them a high-quality water bottle? Of course, it will be a fantastic idea. What’s more interesting about this product, it comes with the fruit infuser option, allowing the colleagues to enjoy their favorite fruit flavors. Apart from fruits, they can even infuse several other flavors like mint, lime, kiwi, berries, lemon, and more.


Coffee Mug Warmer - KRGMNHR 18Watt Auto Shut Off Cup Warmer for Home Office Desk Use, Electric Beverage Warmer Heating Plate for Cocoa,Tea, Water, Milk, Rose Gold

14) Coffee Mug Warmer

In our gift exchange ideas, we have already talked about a specially designed coffee mug, Now, to further pair up with it, we have presented a coffee mug warmer. This warmer machine may be very tiny in size but it’s extremely effective when it comes to quickly warm up coffee. It becomes with an auto shut off feature, two different temperature settings, easy to use power button, and a waterproof design.


Amazon.com Gift Card in a Red and Gold Mini Envelope

15) Amazon Gift Card with Christmas Envelop 

Certainly, we have covered the top fifteen office Christmas party gift exchanges for you already! Well, all of them come with a price limit i.e. they should cost you less than USD 20. If these holiday gift exchange ideas are not enough for you, then we have got an even more flexible option for you! You can now offer an Amazon gift card to colleagues with the flexibility to select their favorite gifts on their own. To further match up the theme, please feel free to wrap it around with a Christmas envelope.

That’s it! We have already revealed the best office Christmas party gift exchange ideas for both male and female coworkers. They are gonna love these cute, useful, and amazing holiday gifts.

So, it’s your call now! Pick the right ones and present them in Xmas gift exchanges at the office.

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