Holiday Gift Guide for Interns & Young Professionals

The holiday season is a joyous time of merriment, tradition, festivities, and…your company’s annual Secret Santa gift exchange. And while shopping for a coworker (especially your boss) is never an easy task, shopping for a new coworker (or intern) that you barely know is actually even harder. This year, as our team prepares for our Secret Santa gift-swap, we decided to put together a handy holiday gift guide for the interns and/or young professionals in your office. So, with everything from tech-gadgets to stationary, here is list of ideas to inspire your holiday shopping…

A Magazine Subscription


Whether it’s an industry-related publication (like PR Week) or simply for personal interest (Cooking Light), a one-month magazine subscription is a creative gift idea that any young professional or intern is sure to appreciate. And, with the rise of e-readers and unlimited subscription apps such as NextIssue, giving a magazine subscription as a gift has never been easier or more convenient.

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Business-appropriate Attire

Almost every intern and/or recent graduate is in need of some staple, work-appropriate pieces to add to their professional wardrobe. And while you probably don’t want to spend endless hours hunting for the world’s best blazer, a gift card to somewhere like J. Crew, Nordstrom, Ann Taylor, or even Target can make for a safe, yet highly valued gift option for any young professional in your office.

Business Cards

You probably understand the importance of having a business card, but your company’s new intern may not. Help him or her make the transition into a real-world professional by introducing them to one of the most powerful tools in business. Many design and printing websites like Zazzle or Vistaprint offer holiday gift options and certificates for you to choose from.

Laptop Bag

A functional laptop bag is a great gift for the young professional who is having trouble retiring their sporty North Face backpack or oversized Long Champ tote from college. Give them a trendy, multi-colored case like these SmartTech briefcase bags from Amazon.

Personalized Stationary

Emails may be quick and easy but a nice, handwritten letter or thank-you note will never go out of style. Professionals from almost any type industry can benefit from a personalized collection of sophisticated stationary. Find affordable stationary options on zazzle.com.

Grid-It Ultimate Organizer

The perfect gift for any intern or coworker who enjoys being (or needs help becoming) super organized. With a place for everything from tech gadgets to chapstick, the Grid-It Ultimate Organizer is sure to be a huge hit.

Purchase yours here

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