Holiday Gift Guide 2018: For The Office Yankee Swap

My office hosts a Yankee Swap each year the week before Christmas. Everyone looks forward to it - we put the yule log on the TV, pour wine, and let our competitive spirits run wild and free. 

My team takes hunting for a great gift very seriously. Once they've made their selections, they've been known to mischievously wrap things to seem bigger or heavier than they actually are. 

Our price limit is $15 dollars, but I know the $20 - $25 dollar range is more common. Today I'm sharing ideas to wow your co-workers with the most coveted gift in the swap. 

In my office, everyone is a Hamilton fan. Many of us saw the show while it was in Boston, so I know people will flip for this shot glass set - one Alexander Hamilton, one Aaron Burr. 

Gift Guide Yankee Swap

You'll need some water to recover from those shots, and this floral bottle is not only beautiful, but holds enough H2O to keep you hydrated. 

Gift Guide Yankee Swap

Our whole team loves plants, so I know this snail planter would be a hit. It's currently on sale for $5.99, so you can get a whole snail family! 

Gift Guide Yankee Swap

I'm obsessed with this black and white planter with a bold, red lip, and I know my co-workers will be too. 

Gift Guide Yankee Swap

A few years ago my mom sent me a set of pencils that said "Girl Boss" on them. I love this set of pencils, each one wth a compliment on it. For example, "You're a total champ" or "You're fresher than lemonade."

Gift Guide Yankee Swap

If your co-worker's desk or cubicle could use a little brightening, this Rifle Paper Co. lemon calendar adds instant cheer. 

Gift Guide Yankee SwapGift Guide Yankee SwapGift Guide Yankee Swap

Have you ever experienced a huge win at work and wished you could instantly pop a bottle of champagne? Well, now you can have the next best thing with this prosecco snow globe! I am 100 percent certain this would be the most stolen item at our swap. 

Gift Guide Yankee Swap

Finally, these Claudia Pearson tote bags are perfect for hauling all your stuff (lunch + book + gym clothes) to and from the office every day. When I used to take the bus, I felt like a bag lady - I always had at least two bags in addition to my purse. 

Gift Guide Yankee SwapGift Guide Yankee Swap

I hope today's guide helps you become the star of the swap! 

In case you missed any of the guides from earlier this week, you can browse below:

*Home page image via Unsplash. All other images courtesy of vendors. 


Molly Galler

Welcome to Pop.Bop.Shop. My name is Molly. I’m a foodie, fashionista, pop culture addict and serious travel junkie. I’m a lifelong Bostonian obsessed with frozen confections, outdoor patios, Mindy Kaling, reality television, awards shows, tropical vacations, snail mail and my birthday.

More from Molly

Pop.Bop.Shop. In the News