There are some instances where you may have to buy a gift for a work colleague. If someone in the workplace organises a group gift then you're off the hook.  But, if that's not the case and you are on your own, here are some ideas for each situation.

Secret santa or similar (usually with max amount)

  • Candles (always a safe bet)
  • Gift card for Westfield
  • Coffee mug with picture of office team or some witty saying
  • Something for her desk.
  • Small gadget gift

Leaving for new job gift

Retirement gift

  • Chocolates
  • Wine
  • Flowers
  • Balloon bouquet which says Happy Retirement


Maternity leave gift – these are safe and easy gifts which can be used by any mum-to-be

  • Baby blanket – choose white colour
  • Soft baby book

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