Tips to Pick the Right Birthday Hampers for Your Co-Worker
Your favorite co-worker’s birthday is coming up, and you want to gift them something to make their day special.
When it comes to matters like this, it’s normal to be easily confused.
Firstly, gifts aren’t limited to flowers and chocolates anymore. Although these have become quite a cliche, some still do love getting these as romantic gestures.
Secondly, to make things easy for you, here are a few tips that you can use to pick the right birthday hamper for your co-worker.
Know What Your Colleague Likes
Before buying a hamper for your colleague, know their likes and dislikes. They may not like something that most people want and sometimes may even dislike those things.
Giving them a hamper full of things they like will show how thoughtful you are and how well you know them.
Categorize these hamper ideas into the following categories: functionality, interests, and hobbies.
Give Them Assorted Birthday Hampers
The first method to capture your colleague’s heart is giving them a hamper with an assorted theme of things they like.
Read along to find what birthday hampers would be perfect for your co-worker.
Does your colleague love to read? Do you see them reading new books frequently? Or maybe they like fiction or nonfiction? Do they prefer sci-fi? Or are they crazy about self-development and skill-development books?
Know their preferred types of books well enough that you can build them an interesting book hamper for their birthday.
- Hampers for New Parents
If your co-worker has become a new parent recently, you can give them a hamper for new parents.
You can include nursing kits and care items in this hamper. Both Mommy and Daddy can use these items.
- Hampers for the Tech-Savvy
Is your co-worker crazy about gadgets? Do they constantly change things up and have a wishlist of tech gadgets that they’d love to purchase?
Find out what’s on their wishlist so that you can surprise them with these items on their birthday.
You can build a hamper with things like earbuds, a smartwatch, a personal care gadget, a humidifier, or anything else they prefer.
Or you can buy them access to certain software programs they have always wanted to get.
- Pamper Hampers
Pamper hampers come in all shapes and sizes. They can have only skincare items, an assortment of personal care items, and personal care items with wine and chocolates. Some come with a sleeping mask and a bathrobe, etc.
You can get these pampering birthday hampers for both males and females. You can also give them a gift card for a whole day of spa and sauna.
It can be extremely relaxing after working hard.
- Charcuterie Hampers
Does your co-worker have a refined taste and interest in charcuterie boards? Then you can give them an assorted charcuterie hamper.
It comes with various types of meat, packaged and processed, and a list of fruits, various types of cheese, and crackers that they can pair the meat with.
You can even give an assorted cheese hamper with the charcuterie hamper. Don’t forget to include a nice board with it.
One where they can lay all the items down and enjoy some personal time! Perhaps a nice bottle of wine will be a cherry on top!
- Assorted Tea Hamper
There are many types of exotic teas you can find now. Especially from countries in Asia and Great Britain.
If your colleague loves tea and drinks it religiously, then you can give them an assorted tea hamper with flavors that are hard to come by on a regular basis.
You can also include different sleeves for infusing loose tea leaves and petals.
- Wine Tasting and Cocktail Hamper
We all have certain hobbies and interests. Mixology is one of them. If your colleague is into mixology, you can give them a wine hamper or a hamper that teaches how to make certain cocktails.
A wine-tasting hamper will have different types of wine with instructions to pair it with different kinds of food.
Be it meat, cheese, a charcuterie board, or a particular cuisine.
A cocktail hamper can include different alcohols. They come with other ingredients and tools to measure and mix cocktails.
It’ll also have a mixology instructions chart so that they can make their favorite cocktails and enjoy some ‘me-time’ on their special day.
- Fruit Hampers
Albeit typical, a fruit hamper is a classic idea for any special occasion. Especially birthdays.
You can make this hamper with rare, exotic fruits or fruits that go well on a charcuterie board, with various types of meat, and with wine.
Give Them Something to Use Every Day
Functional items that your colleague can use on a daily basis can make excellent gifts for their birthday. Here are some ideas for you on useful everyday products which you can make into a birthday hamper.
Life is always busy, and heating up your coffee every hour can be pretty irritating. That’s why a hamper with a tumbler and its cleaning gears can be a great gift idea for your co-worker on their birthday.
Watch them let out a sigh of relief every morning and in between their work hours when they sip on their coffee and still find it warm.
- Insulated Lunch Boxes and Carriers
Bento-style microwaveable lunch boxes and lunch carriers can make a great gift hamper for your colleague.
If they have been planning to start bringing healthy homemade lunches to the office every day, then this hamper can kick-start their interest!
- Portable Fruit Infuser and Blender
On the topic of helping your colleague kick-start their interest in eating healthy meals, how about giving them a little nudge on drinking healthy things every day too?
Two-in-one portable blenders and fruit diffusers have taken the market by storm, especially for their ease of use and cleaning.
These can be very handy for people who want to start their fitness journey with fruits and those who like naturally flavored water.
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Prepare this hamper along with some fruits and sparkling water to inspire them to start their journey toward a healthy life or help them move forward if they are already fitness freaks.
People are now crazy for diffusers. Maybe your colleague likes them too. Did you see one on their desk? Or do you know whether they have one in their home or not?
All in all, a diffuser can be used in a few ways. It can be used as a humidifier, where you just put in water and nothing else. You can also put a few drops of oil in it to slowly diffuse in the air.
Certainly, for those suffering from anxiety and sleeping issues, diffusers can be extremely helpful. They can put a few drops of relaxing essential oils in it and diffuse it into the air. This will help them to calm down their nerves slowly and get better sleep.
Make a relaxing diffuser hamper for your colleague, where you can include diffuser sticks and a few essential oils that you know your colleague will love.
- Daily Planner
Planning your day out thoroughly and staying organized has become a necessary part of our work life. Help your co-worker stay organized with their daily activities in the office by giving them a daily planner.
You can make them a daily planner hamper with a planning book, some journaling stickers, and a few different types and colors of pens.
They’ll be planning all day, every day, with great enthusiasm!
Your colleague will thank you later, and others will try to know where and how you got this idea!
- Reusable Straw Set
At the same time, having the environment has become pivotal right now. Reducing wastage such as non-biodegradable materials, plastic straws, etc., has become necessary.
Inspire your co-worker to walk down that path by giving them a reusable metal straw set. This set comes with straws of different sizes and angles for drinking anything easily.
It also comes with a cleaning kit and a bag for easy maintenance.
At first glance, it may feel like there aren’t many options for gifts. Look around carefully and find out what your co-worker like and what their hobbies are.
You can easily find a wide range of options from which you can make a birthday hamper for them.
Above all, we hope you find these tips and ideas helpful and will use them to create the right birthday hamper for your colleague.
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