In a fast-paced and competitive city like Singapore, it is a norm for most of us to spend almost half our daily lives slogging away in our workplaces. We spend at least 9 hours at work everyday, where we get to meet, work and build relationships with our colleagues. Some of their wavelengths are so in sync with ours that they become our office besties. We share stories and ideas, laugh and rant with them, which can even extend beyond working hours.
Now imagine bidding farewell to them. Heartbreaking, isn’t it? It is hard to say goodbye to the colleague you spend hours with everyday. But you also wish them only the best in their new endeavours. Such moments call for a gift that will keep you in their memory forever.
Here’s a list of stylish and practical gifts that we have put together for your favourite co-workers. There is something for every personality and the lifestyles they lead.
1. Smart backpack for the frequent traveller
Nordace Urban Max Smart Backpack (Grey), $110.00
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This highly-raved smart backpack carries your essentials comfortably while looking stylish. Your colleague will never be out of touch, thanks to the built-in USB port. They will also never have to worry about their belongings, due to the water repellent material that will wick away moisture. Hidden zipper closures and secret pockets will store items safely while they are on their travels for both business and travel purposes.
Get this smart backpack for your colleague who has a mad love for travel here!
2. Preserved flower glass dome to glam up the new workspace
All Is Well, $110
Enchanting preserved flowers encased in a high clarity glass dome – the perfect addition to the workspace in the new office! BloomBack’s glass domes which are available in different colours and sizes are ideal to add life to the space around them. Exposure to flowers in the workplace are proven to increase vigor and reduce fatigue, resulting in high levels of enthusiasm and productivity. Best part of it all? Preserved flowers last up to 3 years without any maintenance. With the healing effects of flowers and visually appealing design, the domes are sure to make your favourite colleague smile everyday while reminding them of you! Same-day gift delivery is available.
Gift this beautiful glass dome to your colleague by purchasing it here!
3. Footrest to pamper their feet while they hustle
Climate Control Footrest, $75.20
Photo credit: Fellowes
Fellowes’ Climate Control Footrest is the ideal gift for a colleague who is always out and about for client meetings and events. They deserve to be pampered every time they are back in the office. The adjustable footrest reduces strain and fatigue on legs and help relieve lower back pressure and improve posture. It also features three temperature settings, which lets them adjust the workspace airflow to suit their preference. Surface massage bumps will help relieve their work-related tension.
Get the stress-relieving practical gift here!
4. Portable coffee maker for the daily dose of caffeine
Asobu Cold Brew KB900 (Black), $49.90
Photo credit: Asobu
We all know a colleague whom you should approach only after they’ve had their coffee. Asobu Coldbrew Coffee Maker is a portable and vacuum insulated way to brew coffee, making it the most convenient option in the market. It comes with a reusable and easy to clean stainless steel mesh to give the smoothest coffee brew, while the mug will keep the coffee cold or hot for hours.
Present this portable coffee maker to your colleague with coffee addiction by purchasing it here!
5. Handheld garment steamer for perfect office outfits everyday
Photo credit: Phillips
Dressing well has been proven to boost moods and overall confidence. Help your colleague look and feel their best everyday with Phillip’s handheld garment steamer. The attires can be steamed vertically for quick de-wrinkling and to refresh hanging clothes without an ironing board or steamed horizontally to get perfect results on difficult to iron areas like cuffs and collars. In either position, powerful continuous steam provides great results.
Get the garment steamer for your colleague here!
6. Wireless earphones for the music lover
Sudio Tolv R (Black), $119.00
Photo credit: Sudio
A dream come true for a colleague who needs music in the background to be productive. The Sudio Tolv R are truly wireless high-quality earphones perfect for any setting, thanks to the noise cancellation function.It also has enhanced features such as the long lasting battery and the ultralight charging case. Automatic pairing makes the earphones seamless, so your colleague can immerse themselves in music without the need to mess with the cables.
Treat them to the best music experience by getting the earphones here!
7. Keep tasks (and life) organised with luxe office essentials
Everyday Essentials Gift Pack, $119.00
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Designed for stationery lovers, by stationery lovers, each item has been hand-picked to make life more organised in style. The Gift Pack is ideal for the colleague who has a weakness for pretty-looking stationery which can organise their tasks. The pack includes a A5 bonded leather journal, retractable metal rollerball pen, notepad cube, stainless steel bottle and more. Make someone’ year with this thoughtful gift.
Surprise your colleague by purchasing this gorgeous gift box here!
8. Aroma diffuser to elevate moods throughout the day
Yun Desktop Diffuser (Rose Gold), $69.00
Photo credit: Scene Shang
Inhaling aromas from essential oils are proven to stimulate a part of the brain that plays a role in emotions, behaviors, and long-term memory. Gift your favourite colleague the Yun Desktop Diffuser to increase productivity and elevate their moods. Housed in an elegant hexagon metal casing on a wood finish base, the diffuser takes up only a small footprint on their desktop, while USB power function allows them to power it with their laptop or desktop computer.
Pamper your colleague with relaxing aromas by purchasing it here!
Happiness is working with great people who are passionate and share the same vision. Having worked with such individuals and eventually saying goodbye is upsetting but these thoughtful gifts will keep memories intact as they move onto their next phase in life.