Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Your Awesome Coworkers

September 21st, 202310 min read
Let’s face it, you spend enough time at work that your coworkers often become like a second family. In fact, you often have the ‘quirky aunt’ type and the affable ‘grandpa’; the friend who is like a sister, and the motherly figure who always makes sure you have dinner sorted for the night.
Workplace camaraderie is a vital piece of the happy workplace puzzle. And there are times when you want to show your colleagues just how awesome they are, whether it’s for a work anniversary, retirement send off, or just a simple ‘thank you’ for going above and beyond to help out the team.
We’ve curated some of our favorite gift ideas for colleagues that are sure to put a smile on their faces.
 
Considerations before choosing a gift

When it comes to gift giving, the key is to know your gift recipient. What are their likes and dislikes? Are you shopping for something practical, say for their office, or shooting for a gift that’s fun and zany and something they probably wouldn’t buy for themselves?
Before you set off on trying to find the ideal gifts for men, spend some time considering your coworker. You should also have a budget in mind. If it’s a retirement gift, then perhaps spending a bit more money is appropriate, whereas a simple thank you gift may be sufficient in the lower range.
 
Personalized Gifts

Remember going on vacation as a kid and seeing a keychain or miniature license plate with your name on it? How cool was that?! The same concept holds true even for us big kids. Personalized gifts for him are the perfect way to show his importance to you and that you’ve taken the time to choose a coworker gift especially for him.
 
Food and Beverage Treats

Food and beverage – everyone’s favorite category.  From our Ultimate Nacho Tower Crate to the Smokehouse BBQ Grilling case, he’s sure to be thrilled about whatever comes his way, whether it’s for his birthday, anniversary, or as a thank you. We have gifts for people who like to cook, as well as fun drink gifts like our Personalized Barware Crate, perfect for sitting on the couch and watching the big game.
 
Experience Gifts

From celebrating a work anniversary to retirement from the company, we have gifts for coworkers to show them your appreciation for their commitment and hard work.
Thank you gifts for guys can be challenging to choose, but we have a wide selection of crates and boxes to let him know how much you appreciate all of his work.  
 
Gifting Etiquette

To avoid any awkward situations, it’s important to check your company’s policy on gift giving. Some companies prohibit gifts of any kind at all. Once you’re good to go, there are a few simple gift giving rules to follow.
First, never give a gift to a supervisor, as this can create an awkward situation for both you and him. Second, always keep it professional. Even if your workplace is ultra casual, it is best to err on the side of caution to avoid any misunderstandings.
If there are spending limits involved, such as for Secret Santa, be sure to abide by them. And finally, gift giving isn’t for everyone, and some people don’t feel comfortable giving or receiving gifts, especially at work.
 
Gone are the days of the same old boring gifts for colleagues. Man Crates' unique collection of thoughtful coworker gifts is sure to impress even the fussiest curmudgeon in the office. 
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