Not every gift for the favored co-worker or the office Secret Santa exchange has to be predictable. Office supplies have become downright trendy: The all-purpose popcorn tin, the conservative desk set—even the handy flash drive—aren’t what they used to be. Here’s a sampling of gifts to be found around the Capital Region and beyond.
Popcorn gift tins
Sweets and treats are always welcomed in the office, but if you want a different take on a holiday favorite this season, pick up one of Popcorn Bistro’s many corporate gifts. The family-owned shop offers more than 153 flavors, including Oreo cheesecake, bananas Foster, king cake and boiled crawfish.
Popcorn Bistro, $2.50 to $59
Office accessories with style
This season, give the gift of organization with office, desk and cubicle accessories. Replace plastic with leather and wood to liven up and customize any workspace. These are unique, functional and can be personalized right in time for the holidays.
The Queen Bee. Leather jotter, $42.95; tobacco business card holder, $24.95; pens, $29.95 to $34.95
Ravi Ratan 8GB USB flash drive cuff links
Keeping track of important notes and presentations is no easy task, but these cufflinks are perfect for the co-worker or boss who travels frequently. Each link features a fully functional 4GB USB flash drive and can be engraved with up to eight characters.
Bodum Bistro electric kettle
With the winter fast approaching, a warm drink is a great way to make the workday more productive. Though it appears small in size, this energy-saving electric kettle can be used to heat a variety of beverages and soup. Infuser, tea and ceramic cup not included.
Red Stick Spice Co., $39.99 to $49.99
If your co-workers are fans of the latest gadgets, they will benefit from this everyday 4-in-1 device. The Sidekick includes Bluetooth technology that makes it easier than ever to listen to music, take calls, light the way and charge devices—both in the office or on the go.
Pearson’s Travel World, $49.95