As the holiday season rolls around, offices across the nation ramp up for their annual parties. One way to get the fun rolling at your office party is to host a Dirty Santa gift exchange. Imagine all the possibilities for fun when you combine a group of people who generally dislike being in each others company more than necessary with a bunch of alcohol and a festive gift exchange with some wacky gifts. For this year’s fete, we have the perfect Dirty Santa gift ideas for you and your office mates!
Some of these Dirty Santa gift ideas are a little bit wacky, while some are devastatingly cool. They’re perfect for keeping the party lively and entertaining. They are also safe for work (SFW)—we don’t want any lawsuits. Just good, clean fun for the office!
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Dirty Santa Gift Ideas for the Office Epicurean AKA Food Snob
1. A Tumbler Glass for All the Days
Self-medicators rejoice! Much like a pill box, this tumbler glass provides an easy booze-delivery system to ensure the correct dosage based on the level of shit you dealt with at the office.
Your boss will love this novelty glass, based on the consistent appearance of wrinkled suits, bloodshot eyes, and overuse of breath mints, especially come Fridays. Whoever ends up with this Yankee Swap gift, they won’t have trouble getting through the remainder of the awkward holiday party. Just fill up to the “What Day?” line and drink to forget!
2. Cool Lunchbox
Buying your lunch is so 2016. Everyone knows all the cool kids in the office pack their own lunch. That’s why this sleek, modern lunchbox will be a hit at the next office Yankee Swap. Impress the fancy foodies with your sense of suave style and picky practicality.
3. Pour Over Coffee Maker
Offices are notorious for bad coffee. Dirty Santa’s theory is that Morgan the Receptionist, who makes the morning joe for the office, bears a grudge against everyone for not acknowledging her work.
The truest coffee snobs take things into their own hands. The pour over coffee maker will delight all caffeine addicts—and get Morgan off everyone’s back.
4. Miniature Espresso Maker
If pour over isn’t your cup of coffee, make an espresso! With this cute little espresso maker, you can make an espresso anywhere: in the break room, at a meeting, in the George Costanza-style secret lair, even under the desk when duck-and-covering during an earthquake.
The over-caffeinated coworkers will duke it out for this White Elephant gadget during the office gift exchange like you’ve never seen.
It’s also a perfect Dirty Santa gift idea for those who say “expresso.”
5. Office Essentials Coffee Mug
You know the best place to give mugs with quotes from the television show The Office? The Dirty Santa gift exchange, of course!
Perfect recipients: Steven from IT who never stops quoting Dwight or Suzanne from across the hallway who thinks she’s Pam. Hey, maybe they can share it.
Here’s an idea: buy one for yourself to add a little humor to your sorry office life.
6. Handmade Leather Bike Cup Holder
Bike commuters. Every office has got at least one. There’s never a shortage of office gift exchange ideas for them. And boy, do they love their gear or what?
They certainly like carrying around their beverages. Surprise your two-wheeled office mates with this functional and good-looking bike cup holder that attaches to their handle bars. Fits coffee cups, cans, and 12-ounce bottles.
7. Cool (Literally!) Insulated Water Bottle
Who needs a water cooler when you have your own insulated water bottle? It keeps its contents hot (coffee) or cold (water), and definitely concealed (whiskey).
Introverts who hate small talk at the office water cooler will appreciate it more than anyone else.
Dirty Santa gift ideas for the office don’t come any more practical than this.
8. A Thinking Man’s Funny Tee: “I’m Thinking”
Look, we hate that buffering icon as much as the next guy. But put it on a cotton t-shirt with an explanation, and we’ve got ourselves a funny t-shirt for your designated office nerd.
“I’m thinking.” Whoever thought of that?
9. Titanium Chopsticks with Aluminum Case
Sushi Friday is the new big thing (look it up). Whoever gets these titanium chopsticks at the Yankee Swap office gift exchange will be one cool tuna! All of a sudden,
They’ll also help keep hair in a bun (or a man bun in hair), poke the fire, and scratch your boss’s back. Just don’t poke your eye out.
Useful Dirty Santa Gift Ideas for the Office
10. Who Is a Badass? You Are a Badass! Desk Calendar
We all need a little reminder sometimes. When work gets tough, the tough get our bad asses going! Based on the best-selling book by Jen Sincero, the badass calendar offers quotes and advice for leading a more badass office life.
That’s pretty badass.
11. Mechanical Kitty Bank
Everyone knows that Janice from finance is a cat lady. She’s also thrifty (duh!). But she’s not the only one who will love the mechanical kitty bank. It’s a perfect Dirty Santa gift for every office worker with time on their hands. Watching the kitty snag a coin never gets old.
12. A Cute, Cat-Adjacent Power Bank
This is one powerful kitty and she’ll back you up. A backup power source is a necessity in these times. What would happen if Steve’s smartphone died in the middle of his foursome Scrabble game? Or what if Jennifer’s tablet died in the middle of her inspirational self-help audio book? Sure they might get some work done, but why risk it?
Dirty Santa loves this cat paw-shaped power bank because it’s not only cute but also helps avoid office emergencies AND it doubles as a hand-warmer.
13. Bluetooth Remote Shutter
Selfie fanatics of the world unite! And get a load of this handy remote shutter, which allows to take selfies up to 30 feet away. We’re talking office group selfies, break-room, shenanigan selfies, office Dirty Santa gift exchange party selfies—all without awkward holding of the phone.
14. White Metal Bulletin Board
There are cubicles and then there are cubicles. The white patterned metal bulletin board is one of those office white elephant gift ideas that will transform the former kind into the latter. A little decoration never hurts in the despair of cubicle land.
Being metal, it also works as a shield in case of a zombie apocalypse.
15. Hanging Planter Vase
Research shows that plants improve people’s mood. Lord and Dirty Santa both know that every office could use a little mood enhancement. Hang this planter vase on the wall, and watch all employees within sight sing inspirational songs and work like madmen.
16. Magic Cube Tissue Box
You could solve the magic cube or you could cry over it. For the latter occasion, there’s the magic cube-looking tissue box. The magic is in pulling tissues out like it’s a magician’s hat.
17. Star Wars Headphones
Attention all nerds! Dirty Santa knows you’d rather be flying spaceships, rescuing galactic princesses, and fighting the Darth Vaders of the universe. But here you are, stuck in an office doing work monkeys could.
Looking like a rebel fighter is the next best thing. Start with the Star Wars headphones that will instantly up your coolness ratio among your fellow office nerds.
If they don’t steal them at the Dirty Santa gift exchange first, that is.
18. I Am Very Busy Agenda
Whoever ends up with this agenda planner in the office Yankee Swap will broadcast into the world what they think everyone should know: they are very very busy. Pink will add extra volume into the scream and the size will make it pop. As long as they don’t tell the boss they’re busy writing things down in it, right?
Be careful, next they might want to say they are very busy on a funny t-shirt.
19. “I Suck At Fantasy Football” T-Shirt
We do, too. We aren’t even joking.
You can gift the “I Suck at Fantasy Football” cotton tee to that special co-worker who really does suck at fantasy football, for your flamboyant work-husband who couldn’t care less, and especially to troll the boss who plays fantasy football all the time (and won’t shut up about it).
One way or another, once the unicorn and the white elephant meet, fun will be had as Yankee Swap gifts fly. Even if you suck at using active voice in your sentences.
Funny Christmas Gift Exchange Ideas from the TV Show The Office
Here at Dirty Santa Gift Ideas, we’re big fans of NBC’s The Office for obvious reasons. It’s funny, it takes place in an office, and it’s full of shenanigans. Sounds just like a Dirty Santa Party!
If you and your coworkers love the show, too, and you’re looking for office White Elephant gift ideas, look no further than this selection of the best White Elephant gift ideas for work and for any fan of the show.
20. Dunder Mifflin Paper Inc T-shirt
Sure, it’s a t-shirt of a made up company, but without Dunder Mifflin, we wouldn’t have the Dundees! We wouldn’t have Dunder Mifflin Infinity! We think this is a brilliant idea for any Christmas gag gift, but an especially funny gift idea for the office.
You know exactly who needs this funny t-shirt: the coworker who constantly quotes the hit NBC television show The Office to the point of being super obnoxious about it. Kinda like Michael Scott and the misplaced quotes he spouts under the delusion that he’s funny or smart.
This Dunder Mifflin Paper Inc T-shirt is also perfect for co-workers who fantasize that they’re actually working for Dunder Mifflin, instead of their actual, non-televised, boring office. They can sport this t-shirt on casual Fridays and pretend they work with Michael, Dwight, Jim, Pam and all this others are their co-workers instead of you. The tee will fit your misguided coworker perfectly. As soon as someone sees it at your work Dirty Santa gift exchange, they’ll eye it to steal it, which is how you’ll know they secretly (or perhaps not so secretly) have a hard on for the show.
That’s what she said.
21. Dwight Neck-Tie Work Shirt T-Shirt
This reminds us of the episode where Jim dressed up as Dwight, much to Dwight’s annoyance and chagrin. Every office has a Dwight and we can all relate to this episode, and while we don’t endorse work place bullying, subtle mocking never hurt anyone.
Okay, maybe it did.
Anyway, if you’re looking for funny gag gift ideas for your next Dirty Santa Party, check out The Office Dwight Neck-Tie Work Shirt. Funny t-shirts for men make the best gag gifts and this one is especially great for fans of The Office.
While you’re waiting for it to ship, practice saying “Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.” five times fast.
22. The Office Baby One Piece “Bears Beets Battlestar Galactica” Bodysuit
Speaking of. Babies love The Office too. Or is it that parents of babies love dressing their babies up in clothes with quotes from the shows they love and the babies couldn’t care less? Either way, if you’re looking for office white elephant gift ideas that will suit the parents on your team, this one-piece “Bears Beets Battlestar Galactica” baby onesie fits the bill.
This gift also makes sense because Dwight is practically a giant baby.
23. The Office Cast Painting Mug
Sometimes, television imitates art. We mean, older art. Like 19th century paintings. And then someone puts it on a coffee mug, and you buy it for your office’s yankee swap gift exchange party. And then maybe as a fun gag, you and your office mates stage a George Seurat-style picnic photo shoot. And then life will have imitated a television show that imitated art. Or something like that.
Don’t think about it too much, just go with this The Office cast painting poster.
24. The Office Trivia Game
Question: What are the best Dirty Santa gift ideas? It isn’t a question in The Office Trivia Game but it totally should be. Well, there are a lot of other fun questions in there, providing enough fun for the whole office for weeks to come. Who knows, maybe your Yankee Swap gift exchange game turns into a trivia game.
Answer: Those that you can find on this here Dirty Santa Gift Ideas website!
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