Whether you secretly dread it or are not-so-secretly looking forward to it, your office Christmas party is just around the corner. While mediocre baked goods and moderately priced booze are office party staples you would rather do without, there鈥檚 also the annual white elephant gift exchange, which is actually a total blast. If you鈥檙e stumped on gift ideas, we have a list that goes beyond the goofy novelty mugs that are standard (true, we included one on our list, but don鈥檛 worry 鈥 it鈥檚 a hoot).

Read on for our picks for what to get your boss, your over-achieving cubicle mate and your pet-loving projects partner. You鈥檒l be sure to find a hit of a gift with this guide, no matter how many swaps it might go through.

maki tack set

1. Urban Outfitters Maki Tack Set ($8): The one piece of sushi you can keep in your desk for longer than 24 hours.


2. Nala Los Angleses 鈥淢onday Blues鈥 Ringer Tee ($42): Wear your beginning-of-the-week angst on your sleeve (literally).

blah edge notebook

3. Knock Knock 鈥淏lah鈥 Edge Notebook ($10): Say what you鈥檝e gotta say with this cheeky notebook, whether it鈥檚 important notes for a meeting, after-work grocery lists or, you know, blah, blah, blah.

winking heart emoticon paperweight

4. Perpetual Kid Winking Heart Emoticon Paperweight ($13): Even if the stack of paper underneath keeps piling, this little guy will be smiling.

instant weirdo glasses

5. NPW Instant Weirdo Glasses ($9): Guarantee a conference room of laughs when you walk in wearing these jokers (just be careful that your boss isn鈥檛 sitting in the room too).


6. McPhee Lunch Disguise Sandwich Bags ($5): Thwart pesky snack stealers buy disguising your sandwich. Be careful, though 鈥 if you use these bags, you might not recognize your own lunch.

grow a yeti kit

7. DCI Grow a Yeti Kit ($6): You can watch this hairy friend grow in one work day. So quick, the office will think it鈥檚 a hoax!

zombie terrarium

8. Moss Love Zombie Terrarium ($38): A zombie containment area for you desktop. Co-workers must approach cubicle with extreme caution.

pet pen holder

9. Anthropologie Pet Pen Holder ($13): Here鈥檚 a not-so-fluffy desk buddy, because 鈥淏ring Your Pet to Work Day鈥 isn鈥檛 a thing鈥 yet.

coffee is for wimps mug

10. Big Mouth Toys 鈥淒ecaf Is for Wimps鈥 Mug ($10): Show your coffee love in a big way while also throwing shade at that decaf nonsense.

robottle pencil sharpener

11. NPW Robottle Pencil Sharpener ($6): Attach this grinning do-dad to an old water bottle to collect pencil shavings. It鈥檚 an eco-friendly friend from the future.

"y'all gonna" notebook

12. Denik 鈥淵鈥檃ll Gonna鈥 Notebook ($12): This notebook features some of your favorite throwback lyrics on 75% recycled paper. You鈥檒l surely use it outside, use it outside (of the office).

Handicorn Finger Puppet Set

13. Urban Outfitters Handicorn Finger Puppet Set ($8): This puppet set will magically cure you and your officemates of that 3PM boredom.

nailed it desk organizer

14. Uncommon Goods 鈥淣ailed it鈥 Desk Organizer ($58): Watch your fingers with this literal and figurative office tool.

"no you shut up" phone case

15. CULT Paper 鈥淣o You Shut Up鈥 Phone Case ($30): Let your phone case bust out the sass for you.

six click gel pen

16. Papyrus Six Click Gel Pen ($5): Gel pens are back! It鈥檚 a middle school pencil case must-have, now a noteworthy staple for your cubicle.

praise the internet hoop

17. It Fils Good 鈥淧raise the Internet鈥 Hoop ($20): This cross stitch praises all of your online office distractions.

rainbow tape dispenser

18. Fred and Friends Rainbow Tape Dispenser ($12): Brighten up a droll document with this dreamy dispenser (you can even make your own double rainbow!).

tool bottle opener

19. Poketo Tool Bottle Opener ($25): This set has the look and feel of actual tools, but for poppin鈥 beer bottles. They鈥檙e the only thing you鈥檒l need at the end of a long work day.

honest acronyms file folders

20. Knock Knock Honest Acronyms File Folders ($9): You keep it real. So should your file cabinet.

mohawk dog bank

21. Interior Illusions Mohawk Dog Bank ($39): No desk is complete without a punk rock bull dog.

"long time no blog" pencil case

22. James and Friends 鈥淟oooong Time, No Blog鈥 Pencil Case ($8): Pencils might not be the best tool for blogging, but this cute case is the best for keeping away pen thieves.

penny hockey game

23. Uncommon Goods Penny Hockey Game ($38): Get ready for the Stanley Cup Playoffs: Office Break Room Edition.

gold whale mini stapler

24. Found by B+C Gold Whale Mini Stapler ($14): This desktop catch will help you organize even the whitest whale of memos.

What kind of loot are you going to contribute to your office white elephant exchange? Share your zaniest gift stories with us @BritandCo!