Business gifts don't have to be a bottle of wine or a logo-inscribed calendar. When you need last-minute gift ideas for business coworkers, your boss or assistant, try out holiday gifts that are perfect for different business types.
For the Road Warrior: Looks-Like-a-Cup Gadget Charger for the Car
The Powerline Powercup Inverter looks just like a white plastic to-go cup from your favorite coffee shop, but it's actually a power device that plugs into your car's charger, and lets you plug in up to three devices into 2 AC outlets for laptops, DVD players, phone chargers, camera chargers, and a USB port, too. It's perfect for anyone who spends time in the car.
For the Entrepreneur: A Money Tree
Even someone without a green thumb will appreciate a money tree, or Pachira, said to bring good fortune and prosperity into a space. Delivered to them via Teleflora, it' set in a square black container with a base of rocks and moss. It's an elegant zen-like addition to any office or workspace, and while who wouldn't want to receive a money tree?
For the Commuter: A Thief-Resistant Messenger Briefcase
Pacsafe makes products that protect you from pickpockets and thieves using eXomesh® Slashguard fabric, tamperproof zippers and snatchproof anchor clips that let you attach the case to a table leg or pole to keep it safe. The VentureSafe Travel Brief makes a great gift for anyone who travels on public transportation or carries a lot of electronics with them.
For the Workaholic: Movie Tickets from Fandango
Everyone loves to go to the movies and Fandango, the online movie ticket site that has taken the pain out of waiting in lines, offers gift cards. For instant delivery, send a digital gift card, which you can personalize with a photo or audio message. Want an old-fashioned physical card? No problem, they'll mail it for you with a personalized message for you.
For the Hard-to-Please: Gift Cards
They may feel like a last resort, but in many cases, a gift card is actually most appreciated, particularly when you don't know someone well. Drop by the grocery or drugstore and select a card for a specific store, like Starbucks for a coffee lover or a restaurant chain you know someone likes, or a pre-loaded gift credit card. If you go this route, put a real personal touch into the card you give with it.
For the Music Lovers and Readers: Downloadable Books, Movies or Music
You can buy music, videos and applications on iTunes and give them to others by selecting "Gift this" when you check out. Choose an amount, a specific album or movie or to make it very personal, you can gift them one of your own playlists.
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