Gift Guide: For the Gift Exchange

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I have a few gift exchanges coming up this year–one for my office, and one for my new book club. The office one is a white elephant and is going to be super laid back and simple–there’s a $10 max spend, and it will be a fun way to celebrate the holidays as a team before we leave for break (yes, we have a designated break this year and get the week between Christmas and New Years off, which is super nice!). The book club one will involve a larger group of all women, and again, rather than being assigned to a specific person, we each will be bringing a wrapped gift that (hopefully!) anyone in the room will love.

If you’re shopping for a similar occasion and don’t know what to bring, this guide of great gifts under $15 should help with your brainstorming! It can be tempting to resort to gift cards or chocolate, but going the extra mile to find a more meaningful item never goes unnoticed!

What to pick up…

Fun office supplies is generally a safe bet since it will likely get used (and not end up in a junk drawer somewhere) and add a little brightness to the recipient’s work day. I’ve always loved these Kate Spade paper clips! A desk-sized fold out calendar is also a cute yet practical choice.

At under $10, this Lilly Pulitzer journal is affordable and adorable–it seems like everyone always goes through notebooks in an instant!

An ornament-sized set of facial spray and lip balm is perfect for dry winter months.

This pair of lipsticks is only $10 and will get tons of use during holiday party season.

Grab a set of these wine gummies and bring one box to your gift exchange and use the others as stocking stuffers!

This pineapple keychain is cheap, trendy, and useful.

If you’re going for funny, this dinosaur chip and dip set is the gag gift that they’ll actually want.

This card case is under $10 and worth every penny.

A beer and food pairing towel is handy and decorative.

You can never go wrong with an infinity scarf.

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