Colleagues at the office exchanged gifts for Christmas. A group of employees. The concept of surprises, greetings and secret Santa.

Christmas Gift Guide: College, Young Professionals

 

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Gift-giving is undoubtedly on everyone’s mind as we head into the Christmas season. It’s a beautiful holiday tradition in which I participate fully because it brings me so much joy.

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Not long ago, I opened my email to find really nice messages from several readers seeking help with gift suggestions. One is in a quandary regarding appropriate gifts for his administrative staff—a group of sharp, young professionals both male and female.

Colleagues at the office exchanged gifts for Christmas. A group of employees. The concept of surprises, greetings and secret Santa.

This reader wants to acknowledge each with an appropriate gift—something that won’t be so dorky it shows up in next spring’s garage sale or worse, the trash. And he also wants to stay away from any gift that could be seen as too personal. His budget is about $40 per gift.

Of course I was excited to accept the challenge (I do have that shopping gene) and went to work, contacting several of the sharpest, smartest young professionals I know, asking for their opinions, suggestions and help. Together we came up with suggestions of gifts that each of them would thoroughly enjoy receiving from a supervisor, boss—or anyone, for that matter.

You’ll find plenty of gift ideas below including a few to make you smile.

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These winter gloves are super lightweight to carry, warm to wear and allow you too use your touch screen/phone device while wearing! All sizes and multiple color choices.

 

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Unique stylish design, but also thick and soft to keep his or her head and ears warm and comfortable while enjoying wireless music play and handsfree phone call.

 

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Constructed with comfort in mind, this long sleeve quilted lined flannel shirt is a wardrobe essential for those cold Winter nights. Lots of color/size options. Thousands of 5-star reviews!

 

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Best wallet ever according to my son, grandson and me! Seriously, it checks every box including a zipper and secret pop-up feature!

 

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Here’s just the Daily To-Do Note Pad to keep those #adulting tasks on track!

 

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Every twentysomething needs a little black book of secrets. Our twenties are filled with confusion, terrible jobs, anticipation, disappointment, cubicles, break-ups, transition, quarter-life crisis, loneliness, post-college what the heck, moderate success sandwiched between complete failure. These kids need a worn and weathered guide stashed somewhere close by to help shed some light on this defining decade.

That guide is this book.

 

 

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Cozy blanket hoodie, features an incredible gigantic pocket that can hold all your essentials and more—perfect for that dorm room or chilly apartment.

 

 

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Could this be any more perfect for your student/young professional who has a certain aire of sarcasm? Ha. Perfect for a dorm rooom (even unlit as the case may be), apartment, perhaps even work cubicle! You be the judge…

 

 

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This fabulous medium-size duffel is exactly that—fabulous. Just the right size, this bag is well-designed with zippers and pockets in all the right places. Comes in 4 colors. Perfect gym bag. Great size.

 

 

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With its built-in 1000mAh battery, you can carry it anywhere. The keychain design easily hooks onto a bag to extend his Apple Watch battery life in an emergency. Convenient for your purse pocket bag. Five color choices

 

 

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What young student or professional doesn’t long for more quality sleep? Here’s the gift that will fulfill that dream. MZOO Comfortable Sleep Mask & Ear Plugs comes with a handy travel case. And boy does it work. Made to block out light, its so lightweight your sleepy recipient will not even feel it. Contoured, this mask creates room to open your eyes, yet still relax in darkness. Won’t smudge makeup either, which makes a quick power nap a distinct possibility!

 

 

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The Uni-Ball Jetstream RT Medium Point Retractable Roller Ball Pen was voted best pen by The Wirecutter—the cutting edge site that rates and reviews all kinds of products for its millennial audience. Back to the pen: Unique hybrid ink offers the smoothness of a gel with the quick-drying properties of a ballpoint. Ideal for left-handers because the ink dries so fast, there’s little chance of smudging. Uni Super ink is specially formulated to become trapped in paper, helping prevent criminal check washing and other document alteration. Archival-quality, acid-free ink is fade- and water-resistant.

 

 

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Beautiful backpack for her device and all of its accessories. Lots of storage space and pockets. One separate laptop compartment holds 15.6 inch and smaller laptop. One spacious packing compartment roomy for daily necessities and tech electronics accessories. Front compartment with many pockets and key fob hook, makes everything organized and easy to find.

 

 

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Massive Powerful 26800mAh Potable charger can charge most phones over 6 times, tablets at least 2 times, and any other USB device multiple times. Universal Compatible with iPhone, all Android smart phones (Phone 6/7/8/7plus/8plus/6plus/x/xs max/11/11 pro/12/12 pro max), tablets, mp3/mp4 players and other USB-charged devices. 


 

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