Trying to find a unique and inexpensive gift for a co-worker? Let us be your secret Santa with our under $50 Christmas gift guide!

Kris Kringle is an office favourite come Christmas time. And while we can all agree that the exchanging of gifts is a bit of fun, there is nothing worse than pulling the name of a co-worker you barely know and the stress of trying to find them a gift worth giving.

But, you can finally stress no more! Whether they’re a drinker, a thinker or the office party animal (there’s always one), we’ve found 10 unique Christmas gift ideas for every type of co-worker. So read on through our Christmas 2023 guide to the 10 best gift ideas for co-workers under $50:

<strong>Braham</strong> Personalised Leather Terrain Clip Keyring
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Braham Personalised Leather Terrain Clip Keyring

If you’re looking at purchasing a personalised Christmas gift for a co-worker this Christmas 2023, the Braham Personalised Leather Terrain Clip Keyring is the perfect solution. It’s the one item they will always have jingling in their pocket will be decorated with a genuine leather personalised keyring! Blind embossed, you will be able to monogram up to four uppercase letters on a leather strap that’s embellished with an antique silver metal clip and hardware.

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Sometimes the best gifts are the ones that keep on giving. Take the gift of experience with ClassBento – one voucher will be your kris kringle’s opportunity to some awesome opportunities like cooking, pottery, photography and so much more. With hundreds of experiences available, each class is led by a highly rated teacher and it’s perfect for all levels of skill! Wrap together a Christmas wreath, create your very own candles or whip together a new cuisine; ClassBento will have an experience for every type of taste – just pick out a gift card or choose an experience! Better yet, take a look through our guide to the 12 Best Virtual Cooking, Crafting and Cocktail Masterclasses in Australia for some inspiration.

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Deluxe Wooden Foot Massager
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Deluxe Wooden Foot Massager

Treat that busy working bee to some downtime with this Deluxe Wooden Foot Massager. Made from Chinese cherrywood, this Deluxe Wooden Foot Massager was designed to soothe tired, aching feet by also relieving twinges and pains. Great for stress relief, this natural luxury foot massager was ergonomically designed to be used at home or under their desk at work. By using daily for 15 minutes, they find that their muscles are more relaxed and they’ll have an increased blood flow and boosted circulation.

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<strong>Diesel and DUTCH</strong> Finish That Song Trivia Box
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Diesel and DUTCH Finish That Song Trivia Box

Pop, rock, rap and more. Do you have a co-worker that loves to sing? Or, do they claim to be a knowledgeable music buff? Test their knowledge with Diesel and DUTCH’s Finish That Song Trivia Box. Featuring 290 all-time favourite songs from the past and present with this amazing selection of music eras and genres. Read or sing the famous song line and ask a game player to finish the line by singing it back to you. One of the best Christmas gifts for co-workers for 2023!

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<strong>Fever-Tree</strong> Easy Mixing
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Fever-Tree Easy Mixing

If your co-worker loves happy hour, Fever-Tree, the world’s leading supplier of premium carbonated mixers, has the best Christmas gift idea for your co-worker: Easy Mixing. Over 224 pages, Fever-Tree will include more than 150 quick and delicious mixed drinks and cocktails. Following on from their bestselling Art of Mixing book, Fever-Tree Easy Mixing was released in summer 2021. A must-have for those who like to get creative at home, Easy Mixing includes a selection of spritzes, mules and mojitos – all using simple ingredients most households would already have.

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<strong>Frank Green </strong>Original Reusable Cup
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Frank Green Original Reusable Cup

We all work with that one colleague who cannot get through the day without a cup of coffee or tea. So, for this Christmas 2023, why not give the gift that they will always use: a Frank Green Original Reusable Cup. Made from a durable double-walled insulated thermo material, this reusable cup is made in Australia, features a signature non-slip grip, is stain and odour resistant and, best of all, is dishwasher safe. Plus, with a push button lid for drinking convenience, there will never be any nasty spills. It’s sleek, it’s environmentally friendly and it is a must-have for your caffeine loving co-worker.

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<strong>Koko Black</strong> Christmas Gift Box
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Koko Black Christmas Gift Box

The best gift anyone can receive is a box of chocolates. And, of course, no one gives the gift of delicousness better than Koko Black. Renowned as one of Australia’s best artisan chocolate makers, this Christmas 2023 Koko Black is spreading the joy with their Christmas Gift Box ($49.90). Packed with 16 handcrafted festive pralines, your co-worker with find salted caramel, hazelnut clusters, Caramelised Coconut, Christmas Pudding and Rum and Rasin inside.

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<strong>Lonely Planet</strong> Epic Drives of the World
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Lonely Planet Epic Drives of the World

We can all agree that there is a co-worker who is a car lover. There’s no denying it. Thankfully, if you’re looking for the perfect Christmas gift idea for that car loving kris kringle, Lonely Planet’s Epic Drives of the World ($44.95) book will have you sorted. This handy hardback book showcases 50 of the greatest road trips in the world with classic routes in America, Australia, Europe, Asia and even Africa. With awe-inspiring photographs, illustrated maps and plenty of practical advice, this book is sure to inspire any motorist to take a much-needed holiday.

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Plant Propagation Station
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Plant Propagation Station

Finding a gift for a plant lover can be hard – especially as they most probably have all the plants that they need. Forget gardening tools and sacks of soil, this Christmas why not gift your green thumb co-worker with this Plant Propagation Station. Great to be used at home or in the office, this chic two-tube Roman-inspired propagation station will allow them to grow more of their favourite plants without buying them. Housed within a sleek bamboo frame, this straightforward system is a beautiful way to display root cuttings.

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<strong>T2</strong> Down Under Wonders
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T2 Down Under Wonders

We’ve got the tea! And we don’t mean the latest office gossip. Instead we’ve found the best gift for your co-worker for this Christmas 2023… its T2’s Down Under Wonders trio gift pack. A must-have for any Aussie tea lover, this Down Under Wonder pack includes three top-selling iconic blends: Canberra Breakfast, Sydney Breakfast and Melbourne Breakfast. Each housed in a gorgeous, illustrated tin, these iconic tea blends will be the perfect start to their morning or the afternoon pick-me-up that they need. Cheers!

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Make a gift from the heart this Christmas 2023 with this Best Ever Christmas Spiced Gingerbread Recipe. Counting down the days to the festive season? Do it in style with our list of Australia’s 10 Best Adults Advent Calendars for Christmas 2023.

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This article was first published on November 29 2018. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on November 25 2023.