Getting a new job is always a pretty big deal. This is because you’ve either got:
- Your first job that marks a huge milestone in your life.
- Promoted to a better position or moved to a better firm.
- Job after a brief/long unemployment, which might just be a turning point.
If the person you’re close to has just got this little triumph, what better way to show them that you’re still by their side. They might just need it since no matter how much they might have wanted this, it’s quite difficult to start a new chapter. With that in mind and without further ado, here are some amazing gift ideas you could consider.
New coffee mug
The first thing you might want to consider is getting them a coffee mug. It’s simple, pragmatic, and inexpensive. If you want to make a gesture without overspending. This is especially appropriate if the person in question is not a partner or a close relation. In this particular case giving them an expensive gift might make them uncomfortable so it’s better to stick to something simple. You can stylize the coffee mug or order one with the quote that is bound to make them smile, inspire them, or remind them of something they really like.
If, on the other hand, you want to buy something unique and expensive that will really make your newly employed friend/relative/partner look professional, you cannot go wrong with a quality watch. This is a tool that allows one to keep track of time while on the move without having to resort to their phone. Second, it adds style to one’s apparel and makes them look more professional. If dressing for the job you want is the rule, then this helps you get there quite effortlessly. Overall, the craftsmanship that goes into every single one of these watches is quite amazing.
If you want to be really funny, it might be a good idea to give them an alarm clock. Aside from being pragmatic, this is also symbolic, and potentially quite fun. First of all, getting up for work is essential for their employment. Second, they might have been able to sleep in before but both this job and this gift mark the end of that. Lastly, there are so many unique and creative alarm clocks. For instance, you could get a sunrise alarm clock – a clock that literally mimics sunshine on its display. This way, you can add a positive note to this whole ordeal.
This particular gift is rewarding double-fold. First of all, if the office environment is noisy, it helps one focus on the task at hand. Noise-canceling headphones can help one reduce audio distractions without having to argue with their coworkers or resort to a similar tactic. Also, if the person in question is traveling to work by using public transport, this can help one get lost in their own thoughts. They can listen to their favorite tunes or even an audiobook while commuting.
If you want to go for something that fits the occasion, you just can’t go wrong with a lunchbox. First of all, this will be a personalized gift that will help them remember you every single day. Second, it allows them to bring their own food to work which allows them to lead a more balanced diet and keep track of their calories on a budget. A lot of people stop paying attention to their nutrition when they start working and this might help them stay on the right path. Overall, it is one of those unique gifts that just keeps giving. Moreover, it’s something that they probably need but wouldn’t actually buy – a perfect gift.
The perception of time is different when you’re unemployed. You’re not really waiting for the weekend in order to enjoy some free time, which means that you don’t really have to know what day of the week it is. There are no deadlines to track, which is why you don’t really need to know what day of the month it is. Everything changes when you get a job. A desk calendar helps you keep track of time in a visual and decorative manner. Moreover, it allows them to start customizing their workstation from day one.
Blue light-blocking glasses
Some people have trouble looking at the screen for a prolonged period of time, which is why they need protective glasses. Even if it doesn’t directly protect your eyesight, it causes less eye strain and makes your work-related headaches a lot less frequent. It is also proven that wearing these glasses helps people with their sleep. This is because there’s no longer that much of a delay when it comes to the release of melatonin, seeing as how you’re less affected by glare. Another good idea is to get them two pairs so that they can keep one at work and have the second one at home.
Why is a water bottle such an important thing? Well, because it helps your friend or partner stay hydrated throughout the day. Don’t they have other means of staying hydrated? Of course, they do! However, keep in mind that buying bottled water isn’t the eco-friendliest thing in the world. All the alternatives are even worse, seeing as how soft and energy drinks further dehydrate them and they are quite bad for their health, in the long run. When picking materials, it’s best to go for insulated stainless steel. This will keep the water cool, make the bottle corrosion-resistant, and it is quite durable.
In the end, you can also go for something more personal. Still, the above-listed eight gifts are definitely situation-specific and there’s something for everyone. You have something for leisure, something for focus, and a thing or two for lifestyle. Most importantly, this list contains everything from a luxurious watch to a water bottle. This means that regardless of your budget range, it really shouldn’t be that hard to find something that fits your original intention.