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March 29, 2018

With Christmas time coming up fast it’s time to start gift planning for your co-workers.

But if you’re a boss of some sort, there can be even more pressure to get the perfect balance of professional and unique for your team.

Well let me try to help you out a little bit, here are 6 great gift ideas that will be sure to make you the much coveted cool boss during the winter season. 

Mugs for your morning coffee (and afternoon, and evening)

Mugs are a staple in any office setting…

Which makes it the perfect gift to give your team especially when it has a layer of inspiration on it. Inspirational mugs can give your team a boost of motivation each time they sip on their coffee and act as a silent yet constant reminder to go above and beyond the status quo.

Not to mention… Inspiration just plain feels good.

If you’re interested in a few great mug ideas that you can give your team, here are a few:

Amazon, Chapters and even here at Hustle & Grind we have a wide range of inspirational mugs. This glass mug from Chapters really stood out to me with their simple design and slogan:Rise & Shine.

It’s the perfect motto for earlier mornings in the office or those lovely morning meetings. The glass also makes it perfect to see how long your tea needs to steep and the amount of cream/milk in your coffee).

Yeah, these next two are a bit biased, but I have my own and I love them.The Death By Decaf comes in a neat matte black and the slogan couldn’t be any truer.  

Death Before Decaf mug

This Don’t Be Good, Be Greatmug really resonated with me and is a great reminder to strive for your best even when you’re not feeling like 110 percent.

Don't Be Good Be Great mug

A Thoughtful Gift Card

Gift-cards are always a great approach for the team you know well because you can customize them to your team’s needs and wants. They’re the most accessible gift for even the pickiest person and allows you to show how valuable your team is to you.

Here are some standard gift-cards for your team to use:

Coffee shops

Coffee is the staple to most writers and workers, and if they’re not chugging coffee there’s a good chance they’re drinking tea. So why not indulge the habit with a little gift card to a favorite coffee place in your city?


Amazon has a plethora of items, so a gift card for the site is great to appeal to the variety of interests on your time. It can also benefit you, as it can:

  1. Encourage your team to buy books or resources to help inspire them.
  2. Offers flexibility to buy something new for the workspace.
  3. Gives your team a chance to buy something personal that they’d like.

Best Buy

Technology is a business's best friend, so a gift card to a technological haven makes sense.


There’s a wealth of information to be found in books, and Indigo has thousands. You can order everything online or go in person and browse the book-shelves.

Cozy blankets

When the snow falls, it’s time to bundle up. And since most offices seem to double as a freezer despite the cold outside, a blanket is a great gift both in and out of the office.

This throw is a) incredibly soft b) looks awesome in almost any setting and c) keeps you so warm.

Chapters plaid throw blanket

Can’t decide on a color for each team member? This chenille throw from Pier 1 Imports come in a variety of vibrant colors that your team will love in any color.

Pier 1 Imports Chenille throw blanket

This blanketis a popular choice for larger teams, as not only is there a larger selection of colors, the microfibre fabric is cozy and warm.

Amazon microfibre throw blanket

Scented candles

Candles are a great gift for any team, as they’re great for little stocking stuffers. They also smell freaking amazing and you can personalize it to each employee or get a general one for a larger team.

This candleis a nice fresh way to bring Christmas into the office or let your team bring it home.

Chapters Morning Frost Candles

I ’m absolutely addicted to apple cider and the scent of it is the most comforting thing on the planet. So why not warm up a space with this warm candle.

Yankee Candle Apple Cider candle

H ow about a little Canadian spirit? This candle is maple syrup in a cute little tin can from Quebec itself (the home of maple syrup if you were wondering).

Fidget gadgets

Ok yeah, this one is a bit silly but they’re a nice small gift to give to a large team. It’s also a great stress relief for your team to keep them as stress-free as possible.

The classic fidget spinner is a great general gift, as long as you don’t mind the consistent judgment

Silver fidget spinner

 Fidget spinners not your thing? The fidget cube gives a couple more options to fidget with and are a bit more inconspicuous.

Black fidget cubes

 The original stress ball is also a great gift to give to a hard-working team. Plus the face on this si so fun and squishy to mess with.

Orange face stress ball

Christmas time off!

This is just a bonus for everyone involved, as it’s a huge morale boost for your team and you can spend time with friends and family. Even a couple days after Christmas and New Years is more than enough to earn the appreciation of your team and get them to work even harder in the New Year.


There you have it, 6 gift ideas to give your team and win them over for Christmas and the New Year. If these gifts aren’t striking a chord with you, check out ourshop for more gift ideas!

What do you think? Are there any gifts you give or have gotten that really resonated with you? Talk to me about it in the comments or onTwitter.

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