10 Office Supplies that Make Great Gifts

By Nicole Tinkham

It’s officially shopping season and believe it or not, you can find the perfect holiday gifts right at Keeton’s! Office supplies can make wonderful, useful gifts but you have to make sure to get the right ones. For example, a case of paper or an ordinary stapler may not be too exciting. View the list below for a list of office supplies worth giving.

  1. iPad Binder


Pictured: iPad Zipper Binder

This is more than just an iPad case. The front pocket holds an iPad (or other 10.1” tablet) with a padded flap. The inside contains various pockets to keep supplies organized. There are rings for loose leaf pages as well as a writing pad, ideal for quick note taking.

This gift is perfect for: An iPad owner on the go. This binder provides easy access to all important information, perfect for meetings and appointments.

  1. Multifunctional Pen


Pictured: Tech3+ Retractable Ballpoint Pen

You can never go wrong when giving a fine writing instrument, like this Cross pen as a gift. This particular pen, however, is unique. This multifunctional pen functions as a black pen, red pen, and pencil. You can even use the top of the pen as a stylus for touch screens.

This gift is perfect for: An organized note-taker. Being able to switch from pen to pencil makes taking and organizing notes much easier. Also consider having this pencil engraved!

  1. Single-Serve Brewer


Pictured: My Cafe Single- Serve Brewers

This small, single-serve brewer is perfect to have in the office. It works with coffee grounds as well as K cups and can also be used as a hot water machine for tea.

This gift is perfect for: The coffee lover. This brewer is ideal for anyone who drinks coffee throughout the day.

4.       Laptop Case


Pictured: CityGear Rolling Travel Laptop Case

A laptop case with all the necessary compartments for traveling makes a very practical gift. This laptop case provides a large overnight luggage section for an extra set of clothes or extra storage. The laptop sleeve fits laptops up to 17.3”. The workstation contains mobile accessory storage, pen loops, a business card holder and a key clip. There’s also a removable accessory pouch.

This gift is perfect for: The traveler. This laptop case provides a place for everything, making it easy to keep things organized when traveling.

5.       Organizer


Pictured: Bonded Leather Organizer Starter Set

Planners are an essential tool for many people and make wonderful gifts. However, you must know the receiver’s organizing style in order to choose a planner for them. There are many different planners available, all to suite different needs. Take a look at two of our blog posts dedicated to planners and calendars to help with this purchase: 7 Things to Ask Yourself before Buying a Planner and Your 2014 Calendar Buying Guide.

This gift is perfect for: The organizer. Planners like the one above are designed for organization with calendar pages, an address/phone directory, notepads, reference pages, and pen holders.

  1. Mobile Car Mount


Pictured: Windshield/ Vent Car Mount for Smartphones

Mobile car mounts definitely come in handy when using a smartphone or iPod touch especially if using it for the GPS. Side clamps are adjustable to fit any smartphone up to 2.75” wide. Mounting is easy with the option to either suction to the windshield or attach to the vents.

This gift is perfect for: Anyone who spends most of the day in the car traveling. This allows them to use GPS and make calls hands free.

7.       Speaker System


Pictured: X-140 2.0 Speaker System

A good speaker system is sure to bring joy to the office. These speakers have great sound while maintaining a slim profile.

This gift is perfect for: The music lover. Some rather have peace and quiet when working, while others can’t function without a little music!

8.       Tower Fan


Pictured: Oscillating Tower Fan

Nothing’s worse than being uncomfortable all day in the office. This oscillating tower fan has three setting with large area coverage, ensuring a nice cool office! Its lightweight and portable design is perfect for office use.

This gift is perfect for: Anyone who spends the whole day in the office. As most of us have experienced, office temperatures change drastically throughout the day. This fan is great for those hotter hours in the day!

9.       Post-it Note Dispenser


Pictured: Apple Notes Dispenser

Most people can’t live without their Post-it Notes. Dispensers make pulling off these sticky notes much easier and they add a bit of style to the workspace. Since there are so many styles (like this apple dispenser), they make wonderful gifts.

This gift is perfect for: Anyone! We all use Post-it notes so this gift would really work for anyone. The apple dispenser shown above would be perfect for a teacher!

10.   Business Notebook


Pictured: Royale Business Casebound Notebook


Instead of a legal pad or wire-bound notebook, give a business notebook as a gift. With a durable hard cover, gray spine, and metallic accents, this notebook was designed for professionalism. It provides a protective way to store records, unlike other types of notebooks.

This gift is perfect for: The professional. As mentioned, this notebook gives off a very professional look. All important notes are kept safe with its durable hard cover.

As you can see, giving office supplies as gifts doesn’t have to be as boring as paper clips. There are many supplies designed to make office life more enjoyable. These are the types of gifts that are worth giving! If you have artists on your holiday shopping list, stay tuned for a blog post on the top art supply gifts!

Don’t forget about holiday cards, which are 60% off!


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