How to make quick & easy personalized gifts for coworkers
Making Christmas gifts for coworkers doesn’t have to strain your budget or busy holiday schedule. In fact, it can be pretty simple using printable Avery products along with our free printables and design tools. Moreover, all of the free printables in this article can be personalized using Avery Design and Print Online (ADPO). Indeed, using personalized labels and tags you can turn inexpensive festive items into thoughtful small gifts that are ideal for coworkers.
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Tips for personalizing gifts with ADPO
Firstly, Avery Design and Print Online (ADPO) is free online software with all the standard design tools you need. For example, adding and editing images as well as editing text and changing fonts. These are the tools you’ll likely use the most while personalizing Christmas gifts for coworkers.
Secondly, it’s worth noting that there are more sophisticated ADPO tools such as Mail Merge and Edit One/Edit All. Both tools make it easy to personalize individual tags and labels on printable sheets. For instance, Mail Merge allows you to import names and/or addresses from a spreadsheet and have them applied to individual tags or labels automatically. On the other hand, Edit All/Edit One allows you to edit all at once, or manually edit individual labels or tags within your project.
Should you get coworkers Christmas gifts?
“Should you get coworkers Christmas gifts?” is certainly a common business etiquette question, and has a pretty simple answer. If you feel inspired to do so, yes, and if not, gift giving is not required. However, if you are inclined, giving gifts to others has a few positive benefits. For example, creating stronger connections and building confidence which are both great for your career.
However, it’s important to remember that business etiquette dictates that gifts should flow downward. In other words, your boss may give you a gift, but you are not expected to give gifts to your boss because the power dynamic is not equal. The Cut has a great article that sums it up thusly, “Otherwise, an employee might feel pressured to purchase gifts for a manager, and it’s not okay for managers to benefit from the relationship in that way.” On the other hand, a Christmas card is a fantastic way to show your boss and/or managers that you appreciate them. In fact, you can get started now with these six quick Christmas card ideas.
What should I get my coworkers for Christmas?
Giving Christmas gifts to coworkers isn’t required, but can be a nice gesture should you choose to do so. Of course, if you do choose to get Christmas gifts for your coworkers there’s only really two guidelines to follow. Firstly, keep the gifts small. Secondly, avoid gifts intended for use on the body. For example, lotion, bath products, perfume/cologne, make up etc. For one thing, many consider these types of gifts too personal for a professional setting. Additionally, you may accidentally gift something that causes an allergic reaction.
What are good Christmas gifts for coworkers
So what are some good Christmas gifts for coworkers that follow the two guidelines above? First, get in the mindset to think universal versus specific. For example, something anyone would like to receive rather than something tied to a specific sports team or fandom. Then, do some brainstorming for outside-of-the-box ideas.
As a matter of fact, literally think outside of the box and make your own unique gifts in a jar. Other clever coworker Christmas gifts include baking mixes and/or utensils, pineapples for a tropical Christmas theme, charitable donations, and DIY tote bags.
1) Chex Mix coworker Christmas gift idea
2) Cute square Christmas stocking tag
3) “Happy Holidays” snowman tote bag gift
4) Stovetop potpourri Christmas gift idea
5) Homemade flavored salt coworker gift
6) “Wishing You a Sweet Holiday Season” tag
7) Hot cocoa jar Christmas gift for coworkers
8) “Bon Appétit” coworker Christmas gift idea
9) Mason jar soup Christmas gift for coworkers
10) Retro “Happy Holidays” tote bag gift
11) Pancake mix Christmas gift for coworkers
12) Christmas tree coworker tote bag gift
13) Personalized gingerbread tote bag
14) Hawaiian Christmas pineapple gift tag
Inexpensive Christmas gifts for coworkers
If you want to make inexpensive Christmas gifts for coworkers, there are two really great options. Firstly, small festive items that you can personalize. Secondly, homemade items you can make in big batches. On one hand, candy canes, cookie cutters, and wrapping paper are great inexpensive seasonal items that are easy to quickly personalize with a label or tag. On the other hand, you can make something homemade in big batches that can be divided. For example, cookies, snacks, treats, or other baked goods as well as jam, spice mixes, or even homemade cookie dough.
15) Classic Christmas candy cane for coworkers
16) Gift tag for mulling spices Christmas gift
17) Homemade cookie dough Christmas gift idea
18) “Baked with Love” Christmas cookie gift label
19) Personalized tag for cookie cutter gifts
20) Spice jar Christmas gift idea for coworkers
21) “Baked with Love” label for baked gifts
22) Coffee cozies personalized with a tag
23) Personalized jam labels for Christmas gifts
24) Punny cinnamon roll coworker gift tag
25) Holiday wrapping paper tag for coworker gifts
Ideas for large groups of coworkers
Coming up with Christmas gift ideas for large groups of coworkers is all about appealing to the masses. One idea is to run with our tips for inexpensive gifts by buying small and/or useful items in bulk and then personalizing them. For example, festive Christmas socks, cookie cutters, small herb plants, or Lotto scratchers. Or, you can spend a little more to save time (rather than try to make any homemade items). For example, gift cards, store-bought treats or snacks, candles, reusable coffee cups, or cozy blankets.
26) “Warm Wishes” festive stockings tag
27) Sweet holiday cookie cutter Christmas gift idea
28) Simple snowflake tag for cookie cutter gifts
29) Fresh herbs Christmas gift for coworkers
30) DIY caramel apple Christmas gift for coworkers
31) “Warm Wishes” tag for cozy blanket coworker gift
32) Scratchers Christmas gift for coworkers
Print this design on small tent cards (5302). Then, sandwich the bag between the tent card and glue in place to make your own bag topper.
33) Classic Christmas labels for gift cards
Personalized DIY Christmas gifts for coworkers
Many people ask “Should you get coworkers Christmas gifts?” The answer is that it’s really up to you! It’s not required but can be a nice gesture to your team. If you do decide to give gifts, the most important things to remember are to keep it small, avoid items that go on the body, and gifting should flow downward. That is to say, don’t give gifts to your boss or manager, opt for a thoughtful personalized Christmas card instead.
With that in mind, there are a few things that make ideal Christmas gifts for coworkers. Firstly, universal items with a clever or personal twist make great coworker gifts. For instance, Mason jar gifts, Christmas pineapples, DIY totes, and charitable donations.
Secondly, inexpensive items you can personalize to make coworker gifts. In particular, candy canes, cookie cutters, and wrapping paper. Or, homemade items you can make in batches and divide such as cookies, jam, and spice mixes. Lastly, think about appealing to the masses when you need to brainstorm ideas for large groups of coworkers. Cozy blankets, candles, small plants, scratchers and festive socks are all good ideas for coworker Christmas gifts.
Fortunately, Avery products and tools make it easy to personalize just about anything. Our free online software and free printable designs make it easy to make your gifts look good! Plus, our printable labels, cards, and tags can be customized right from your desktop. All you need is a computer or device with an internet connection and a standard desktop or office printer. Not to mention, our reasonable professional printing service that can custom print labels, cards, and tags for you.