Giving season is upon us! If you’re scratching your head thinking of what gifts to give your hardworking volunteers or fellow admins, you’ll be delighted to know we’ve done the research for you. Whether you’re buying gifts for PTA moms, chapter admins, techies, frequent flyers, or any other group leader – including yourself – there’s something in here for everyone. Check out these must-haves (most of them) for the season.
Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones II. These top-of-the-line noise-cancelling headphones can be controlled through an app, allowing better integration with Bose’s other products. Listen to music and block outside noise wherever you are for 20 hours. Bose has them listed at $349.95.
Boogie Wipes. These gentle yet effective saline wipes dissolve snot, mucus, and of course, boogers! We’re sure you know a volunteer parent in your life who could put them to use. Pick ‘em up at your local Target starting at $3.49.
Reusable shopping bags. Everyone shops. So why not give something you know will get used – and is better for the environment? Baggu has a variety of fun prints, styles, and materials to choose from. Standard bags are $10.
Costco membership. As a group leader, purchasing items in bulk – whether it’s snacks for volunteers or Keurig pods for the office – is always on the to-do list. A $60 Costco membership makes a great gift for a fellow admin, leader, or yourself.
Scented hand sanitizer. It’s flu season. Need we say more? Bath & Body Works has a pocket-sized Winter Wellness 5 pack for $6, which includes scents such Marshmallow Fireside for those in the mood for seasonal festivities.
Dual USB car charger. With all the gadgets and smart devices we carry around these days, there’s always a need to charge something, even on the go. Mophie’s $24.99 car charger is available at BestBuy.
Braided USB + Lightning Cable. We use our phones and devices so much, it’s no surprise that USB cables become worn and frayed after a few months. Braided cables last much longer. Amazon sells a variety, and its USB to Lightning Compatible Cable for Apple products is $11.99.
Phone car mount holder. This is must-have for anyone who’s shuttling from one place to another. Navigationally-challenged millennials use GPS on their phones for driving directions all the time! Help them stay hands-free en route. Ebay offers a wide selection, including a universal holder for $6.97.
Samsonite Winfield 2 Fashion 20-inch Spinner Suitcase. For the frequent traveler you know, this carry-on is lightweight, durable, and easy to maneuver with four 360-degree spinner wheels. Bed Bath & Beyond has it for $79.99.
Travel mug. We’re sure you have a couple friends (or maybe it’s yourself) who live off coffee or tea. Whatever their beverage of choice, it can be sipped through a unique travel mug. Society6 sells them for $24.99, and gives a cut to the artist who made the design.
Mr. Coffee mug warmer. Sometimes a hot drink goes cold. (Slow sippers experience this.) This little mug warmer comes in handy when you want to keep your hot drink hot, and saves a trip to the microwave. Available at Target for $7.99
ZenFoxStudio Zen Garden. Does admin work have your officers stressed out? This minimalist desktop zen garden makes a big difference in creating a more soothing workplace environment. Etsy carries this for $20.00.
ErgoQuest Zero Gravity Workstation 0 Ultimate. If you work with an amazing group leader who happens to be glued to a workstation, consider splurging on his or her holiday gift. This zero-gravity workstation is ergonomically custom-sized to a user’s body dimensions. On ErgoQuest, it’s priced at $9995.00, but hey – who says “lying down on the job” can’t be productive?!