Secret Santa Gifts Your Coworkers Will Love

by Dallas Ernst

It’s that time of year again! If your office is doing a secret Santa gift exchange, or you just want to show your coworkers some appreciation, be the best gift-giver and surprise your colleagues with presents they’ll truly enjoy.

From savory snacks and sweet treats to a variety of teas and gift boxes, you can make anyone in your office happy with a tasty and unique secret Santa gift.

The Coffee Fanatic

We all know an avid coffee drinker, and they can be quite specific when it comes to their brew. Should you pick this type of person for a secret Santa gift exchange, fear not! You can gift your coworker the perfect snack to pair with their favorite cup of coffee.

Coffee pairs well with chocolate, so go for crispy Picola Chocolate, Pocky: Winter Melty Cocoa, or—for those who don’t like their sweets too sweet—Japanese Kit Kat: Dark Chocolate Otona No Amasa.

A nutty, buttery, almond flour Golden Financier Cake also makes a tasty accompaniment to a cup of coffee. For a bit more texture, there’s creamy, nutty Pocky: Zeitaku Almond Milk. These coated biscuit sticks are crumbly, delicious, and make cute stirrers.

For a nice, airy treat, there’s Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Black Syrup Kinako, which are sweet and nutty thanks to their brown sugar syrup, cocoa powder, and kinako (roasted soybean powder) coating.

handmade sakura candy

The One With Wanderlust

If you’re the secret Santa to someone who loves to travel, you can transport them to Japan with some iconic Japanese flavors.

Inspired by a popular Japanese street food, Takoyaki Tei Corn Puffs are the perfect balance of sweet and umami-rich flavors—all while tasting just like the pan-fried octopus balls they’re named after!

For something sweet, opt for a classic Japanese treat. There’s sweet, chewy mochi like Pom Ponjuice Mikan Orange Mochi, Fujiya Nectar Peach Mochi, and Calpico Mochi. Made exclusively for Bokksu, Handmade Sakura Candy are floral, sweet, and peppered with bits of real preserved sakura blossoms.

If you just can’t decide on what to gift a travel-loving coworker, you can’t go wrong with a Classic Bokksu: Seasons of Japan box for a mix of seasonally-inspired sweet and savory snacks.

You deserve authentic Japanese treats

The Tea Drinker

For the coworker who always has a mug of tea at their desk, Bokksu has a vast catalog of teas to choose from. Some best sellers include fresh, fruity Satsumarche Yuzu Ryokucha Green Tea, nutty Hoshino Hojicha Latte (which can be enjoyed hot or cold), and flavorful Spring Gold Green Tea. If you know they prefer black tea to green, go for Satsumarche Benifuuki Black Tea.

On the other hand, if you’re no tea connoisseur, simply gift your favorite tea lover a Traditional Japanese Tea Bundle, which includes an assortment of five different types of green tea for a total of 10 bags.

You can also surprise your coworker with a tea-inspired treat. We really like a Kocha Black Tea Donut or Matcha Chocolate Stick Cake—and both also pair well with a warm cup of tea!

For the Whole Office

If you’re really unsure what to get for your coworker, or you simply want to bring some joy to everyone in the office, you can’t go wrong with a snack gift box.

For a sweet treat, there’s the Japanese Kit Kat: Variety Party Box 2020. Kit Kats are always a crowd-pleaser, and with 60 total candies featuring 18 unique flavors, there really will be something for everyone to love.

For a collection of savory snacks, there’s the Senbei Lab Gift Box: Deluxe Rice Crackers. These handmade senbei include eight different flavors, including baked seaweed, sesame, kelp, and more.

Finally, you can make sure it feels like the holidays with a cookie gift box. Some of the best sellers among Bokksu members are Shiroi Koibito: White + Black, Fuubian Gift Box: Langue De Chat Cookies, and Maple Butter Cookies.

If your office is hosting a secret Santa gift exchange during the holidays, you can find tasty, unique gifts your coworkers will love at the Bokksu Boutique.

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