In between the chaos of our daily lives, we should always make time to celebrate the big wins — especially if someone we love just landed a new gig! New job gifts are a great way to show how proud you are, and with the way 2020 was going, a lot of first days at work will be happening from home for a while. So, this is your chance to get your loved one something that will keep them organized, and maybe even relieve some of the stress of starting a new role. What better way to say congrats on the new job than a gift that’ll help them kill it?
If you’re not sure where to start looking, check out these awesome gifts for someone starting a new job. We’ve got home office decor, stationery, coffee mugs featuring badass women (because who wouldn’t be motivated after reading Maya Angelou quotes first thing in the morning?) These congratulations gifts for new jobs work as first job gifts too and will fit the bill no matter who it’s for.
New Job Gift Ideas
This message may be a bit too obvious, but this candle smells too amazing to pass up. To help shake first-day jitters, give the smell of cinnamon, cedarwood, and vanilla with this Homesick candle.
Make sure your loved one starts off their new job the right way by helping them stay organized. This professional-looking planner will make anyone feel official and also includes color-coded month tabs, calendar stickers, and 88 pages of note pages. An organizer’s dream and a little motivation for those with a scrambled mind.
A new space means there’s a new place to decorate (duh). If your giftee is like many people during the pandemic, houseplants and gardening have become a new hobby if they weren’t already an obsessed plant person. Even if working from home, adding these mini beauts to their desk will brighten up their day. If they aren’t quite the plant parent yet, succulents are the perfect way to start them off. They’d have to actively try to kill this trio.
Number one, you can never have too many mugs, and number two, calling all Schitty binge-watchers! This Schitt’s Creek merch is perfect for super fans. Show how proud you are and prove you know them too well with this hilarious mug from AlwaysFits.
If you’re going to be staring at a screen for any long period of time, you’re going to need to protect your eyes. These glasses not only provide blue light and UV protection, but they’re also lightweight and stylish.
If there’s a baby in your giftee’s lap (or a cat, let’s be honest), odds are that they’re trying to pull on the earphone cords when they’re in use. Help your friend out by gifting them AirPods before they start their new job! They’ll be able to block out all the chaos with the noise-canceling feature and won’t have anything ripped from their ears. A true win-win.
If their new job involves travel, they’ll most likely need a briefcase. This lightweight option features nine interior storage compartments, one of which can hold a 13-inch to 15.6-inch laptop. It’s also made of durable, water- and scratch-resistant PU leather and has a polyester lining. In addition to its many storage options and durable exterior, this tote comes features a removable (and adjustable!) shoulder strap and handle, so you can use it as a shoulder bag or a handbag. It’s also available in Black, Beige, Brown, Coffee, Grey, Khaki, Navy, and Plum.
This sign is a cute way to say “leave me alone” during working hours. In a full house, it’s definitely needed to get things done in a home office. There’s also an opposite side that lets visitors know when they’re “allowed”. This adorable sign comes as a two-pack, so be sure to snag one for yourself too!
Promotion Gift Ideas
What’s more relaxing than puffs of essential oils right at your desk? This is perfect for anyone with an upcoming promotion because they’ll no doubt be going harder and might be under more stress than usual. The additional mist humidifying feature will add a calming atmosphere too.
Let’s be honest, if anyone is working from home these days, they’re doing so in slippers. Get your giftee this cute and insanely comfortable pair of slippers from Anthropology. It’ll go perfectly with their work blouse and pajama bottoms.
This Papier set comes with a personalized notebook and matching notecards — your giftee will have the perfect place to write down their work goals (or just a place to journal in general), and adorable notecards to leave coworkers a quick message.
Do we have a tea-love on our hands? Tea subscription brand Sips by has perfectly curated tea boxes too! This wellness collection in particular features energizing teas, mood-boosting teas, and much more — perfect for a tea drinker that needs to stay focused throughout their work day. We personally love Sips By because of the amount variety they provide! You can also gift a personalized subscription or give her a gift card so she can curate they teas themselves (we get that tea is a very personal thing).
Starting the day off with positive affirmations can go a very long way. Remind your giftee how phenomenal they really are with this Phenomenal Woman mug — wise and famous words by Maya Angelou!
So, what’s your go-to move to relax after a long day of work? A little wine and a little reality TV! If your giftee is like most, watching The Bachelor is a guilty pleasure every Monday night, so this Pinot Grigio from Spade & Sparrows (owned by former Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe) is the perfect gift. Whether it’s used to unwind or to celebrate the new gig, the hints of citrus and melon will be a welcoming and refreshing taste.
A cluttered space is a cluttered mind. Help limit all of the frames on your friend’s desk by gifting a digital photo frame. It’s especially a great gift for those that love to show family photos as it goes through a slideshow automatically.
Hey, you guys are close. You can give this to your badass best friend who just landed their dream job! The lavender and coconut scent of this motivational candle gives a confident and classy vibe that will set the right mood for their next career adventure.
Setting goals, getting promotions, and shattering glass ceilings; give your giftee a literal reminder of the hard work they’ve done and the amazing things they’ve accomplished to get to where they are.
Maybe suggest that they don’t wear this on their first day, but hey, it’ll happen at some point. From our very own Scary Mommy Shop, this tee will explain it so the parent that does it all doesn’t have to. Make sure to them know that they’re killing it too!