Getting a new job can be both exhilarating and nerve-racking. You can help a loved one tame those jitters by celebrating with them and sending a new job gift. Playful or practical, the true gift is acknowledging their accomplishment and encouraging their launch on this new journey. Here are ten congratulations gift ideas for their new job or job promotion.
1. Office Plants
Not only can plants embellish someone’s workspace with natural beauty, they can also help a person’s focus and increase productivity. You don’t want to give plants that will grow too big, require a lot of care, or need too much natural light. Succulents are perfect for any desk, cubicle, or other work area.
2. Quality Desk Organizer
In-and-out trays and organizers may seem like a no-brainer where any basic design will do. But gifting a high-quality wood organizer with shelves, trays, and pen holders is a great idea. Add some matching bookends for those new company guidelines and a business card holder for a touch of practical and professional elegance, and it will be a new job gift that keeps on giving.
3. Make It a Meal
New jobs can mean less time for your friend or family member, especially as they learn the lay of the land and how the company works. It may mean a longer commute or longer work hours and less time to cook healthy, delicious meals.
A soup gift basket is a perfect blend of playful and practical. You can choose from a variety of hearty, healthy soups, including vegan and gluten-free options. A Just Because gift basket from Spoonful of Comfort includes delectable bacci rolls and scrumptious cookies. Or, make the new employee a hero by sending a pie or a Cookie Comforts basket right to the office—they can share treats with their new coworkers.
4. Celebratory Chocolates
A box of chocolates is always a special treat someone can keep for themselves or share with coworkers. Wanna take it a step further? Send your message with customized chocolate letters.
5. Show Your Pride
Do you have a son or daughter who has been finally landed their dream job? Recognize their diligence and sacrifice with an amazing gift for the new position.
A leather briefcase is an ideal gift, particularly for those who travel or have a mobile office. Choose one that fits a slimline laptop and has a charger, and they’ll be unstoppable in their new job.
6. Gifts That Destress
New jobs can be stressful. Help them unwind at the end of a tough day with a wellness package (here’s our version). Put together some of their favorite things, perhaps a couple of bath bombs, a lovely candle, some soothing lotions, a good book, and a bottle of wine. You know what makes them happy!
7. My Pen Is Mightier
Have you worked in a setting where you need to label your pen, so it doesn’t disappear from your workspace? Then you’ve experienced the pen wars. A good pen is essential in almost all job situations. Get your loved one a quality pen that is personalized or has such a unique design that just might be coveted, but no one will mistake it for their own.
8. Lunch Containers
Akin to the pen wars, there can also be the element of the mysterious missing lunch. Help keep their victuals safe with personalized lunch containers. You can get salad containers, leftover boxes, lunch boxes, cooler bags, vacuum-sealed stainless steel containers, and even bento boxes. A coworker will be hard-pressed to sit in the cafeteria eating out of a box with your loved one’s name on it.
9. Customized Money Clip
Now that they’ll be bringing in the Benjamins, what better new job gift idea than a personalized money clip. Have it engraved with their name or monogram, an inspirational quote, or a personal mantra. Every time they pull out a bill, they’ll remember how hard they’ve worked and how far they’ve come.
10. Protect Those Beautiful Blues
Or browns or greens or hazels, whatever their eye color may be. We live and work in a digital world and constantly stare at screens. The blue light from electronics can result in blurry vision, eye strain, dry eyes, macular degeneration, and cataracts. Another great gift for a new job is blue light glasses that will help protect their eyes.
Send Some Soup and a Smile
New job gift ideas, new home gift ideas, new baby gift ideas, and so much more, Spoonful of Comfort is the perfect place to shop for all of your gift-giving needs. We hope you’ll visit for your next gifting occasion!