Last Minute Workplace Festive Gift Ideas

Oct 28, 2021 · Blog
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So, let’s face it – last year’s hectic and stressful attempt at buying your team a last-minute Christmas gift ended in total disaster, didn’t it? At least you know that car fresheners are not a welcome present and will most definitely earn you and unforgiving look during the office party.

We get it! But as Christmas is just around the corner, and there’s hardly a minute to spare in your schedule – we’re here to help you make sure you don’t make the same mistake this year.

You can thank us later.

Gift giving ahead of the holiday is the best way to reward your employees for all their hard work over the last year. One common mistake people make when they start panic-buying gifts is not actually trying the products themselves first. Luckily for you, every single item in this list has been tried and tested by us! These gifts are perfect for when you haven’t got much time, but still want to share a gift that is thoughtful, unique and focuses on encouraging good wellbeing through the cold winter months.

Here’s 20 Tried and Tested Last Minute Festive Gift Ideas

1. Blooming Blends: De-stress Facial Mask

Remind your employees that they need to take breaks with this gift that's perfect for a cosy night in by the fire.

This is a hand-blended botanical sensory facial mist to calm and relax the senses, keep anxiety at bay and settle any apprehension and worry.

2. Wild Heart Organics: Tranquil Travel Candle

After a busy period, this is a great gift to help your employees rest over the holidays.

This is the ultimate relaxing and sleep-inducing therapy candle, let this blend calm the senses and allow yourself to drift to sleep easily.

3. Neon Magpie: Animal colouring in Book

Colouring in is a great way to express your creativity and relieve stress, and this could be the perfect activity to share with kids on Christmas day.

This animal colouring book features lovely pen and ink illustrations feature an entire alphabet of animals; from Anteater to Zebra, making this the perfect book for animal lovers of all ages.

4. Neon Magpie: colouring in pencils

These twelve, half length, natural wooden colouring pencils come in a kraft paper box.

They are the perfect accompaniment to the colouring books. These pencils along with one of our colouring books would make a great gift for employees to get in touch with their creative side.

5. Kind bar

Nutritious and delicious snack bars that have no secret ingredients, no artificial flavours, no preservatives, no sweeteners. Just naturally tasty, whole ingredients.

6. Cocoba: hot chocolate stirrer

These hot chocolate spoon stirrers are made from the highest quality Belgian milk chocolate and are absolutely delicious! It wouldn’t be a winter holiday without hot chocolates!

They come with the perfect helping of mini marshmallows, to make your at home hot chocolate experience even more authentic and delicious for the perfect relaxing treat.

7. Padg: wax melts

Mini scented pieces of wax that can be melted to release an amazing fragrance into your home.

These wax melts are ethical and handmade and are made for soothing the mind.

8. Coco Chocolatier: Chocolate bar

Another perfect gift for winter! Their salted caramel is a company favourite for an indulgent after dinner treat.

Coco Chocolatier combines finest South American cacao with beautifully presented original artwork packages to create a unique chocolate experience that is guaranteed to serve as the perfect gift.

9. CHOSAN: Boabab Chocolate Spread

A tasty, extremely chocolatey, chocolate spread made from baobab, cocoa powder and sweetened with raw cane sugar.

Delicious spread on toast for breakfast. A superfood enriched sweet treat for all the family with no added sugar, sweeteners and definitely no palm oil.

10. Deliciously Vegan: Ginger Snap Cookie Mix and Christmas Cake mix

Bake delicious, gooey festive sweet treats at home with these mixes – all you need to do is add plant-based ingredients like milk or apple cider vinegar and bake!

These cakes and cookies are super delicious and would be a good gift for someone who deserves a treat. Ideal for employees who want to treat their vegan guests to a surprise dessert handmade by them.


11. Okiki Skincare: Taste The Word candle

Candles are great for relaxation and taking time out to work on some self care and this one is a fantastic celebration of the world’s flavours and aromas that will revitalise your staff and leave them feeling calm, refreshed and uplifted during the busy holiday period.

12. Absolute Dice: dice game

This fun little game is a fast series of dice games for everyone to enjoy on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day!

No special score sheets or complicated rules - it's simple, if you can count you can play! A great gift that lets your employees know they still deserve some fun down time spent with family and friends.

13. Nudie Snacks: Roasted Pules

These tasty pulses are packed full of fibre to keep you feeling fuller for longer!

These are perfect snacks for the holiday period – made for grazing and with nutritious benefits too!

14. Glasgow Soap Company: lip balms

These handmade lip balms are made in small batches and use natural oils and butters to help soothe, moisturise, hydrate and condition. A must have for cold winter walks – here’s hoping for a white Christmas! ❄️

15. Lucky Cloud: Soothing Balm

A super hydrating and multi-purpose balm that’s blended with soothing oat oil and is gentle enough to use on sensitive skin.

With it’s calming lavender and sweet rose geranium oils, it’s the perfect gift for employees who need to relax their mind and body during the holidays.

16. I’m aloe: Moisturising mask sheet

This naturally enriched, moisturising sheet mask can help leave skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated after many staff Exactly what you need after returning back to work! Give your employees the welcome back they deserve and treat them to some luxurious skincare.

17. A plant

Plants are great for your health, and gifting a small plant is a great way to show you care. At a relatively low price for small plants, they make a great last minute Christmas gifts that employees can bring into the new year to remind them they work for a wonderful company.

18. Snackzilla: healthy oat cookies

Everybody loves biscuits!

These ones are high in fibre, are vegan, made with wholegrain oats and no artificial sweeteners, colours, flavourings or preservatives! Making it much easier to give in to the break time biscuit temptation in the office.

20. Edinburgh Honey Co. Gingerbread Spiced Honey

Autumn and winter is gingerbread seasons! Nothing quite like a spiced ginger flavouring either.

A unique Christmas treat in collaboration with Spice Kitchen that could be used in a Hot Toddy, an evening tea, or even in baking.

19. Shibui tea : Organic English Breakfast Tea

A perfect breakfast brew.

Set to help your employees prepare for the festivities. Made by a small family run company who are passionate about tea! Who doesn’t love a good cuppa?


20. Huski home: Travel coffee mug

Many of us might be turning to coffee to get us through the adjustment to returning to work, but that doesn’t mean we should be throwing away single use coffee cups everyday! These sustainable travel mugs are a great welcome back gift made from eco-friendly recycled rice husks.

These are just some of our favourite last-minute gifts that we guarantee are incredible and are going to be loved by your employees and clients.

Lucky for you - we love putting together a gift box to suit your needs! 

HappyCo. make it quick and easy for you to share the fun this Christmas, boosting morale and leaving spirits high. All you have to do is select your favourite box from our ready-made festive gift box selection and add any personalised message alongside it if you want! We’ll take care of everything else, from picking, packing and shipping. Just to top it all off, we can deliver your Christmas box anywhere in the world!

Take a look at our holiday gift boxes and order now! 🎄🎁
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