There is one less shopping weekend before Christmas this year thanks to a later-than-usual Thanksgiving. Many people are still out shopping for the friends, family, colleagues, and clients on their list. Here’s a suggestion for this year – why not give the gift of organization! These gifts are not only helpful with your office organizing but can also be used in other aspects of your life. Check out these ideas from this Professional Organizer in NYC.
This is a practical gift that every paper calendar fan will benefit from – from your clients to your coworkers to your friends. A place to record your tasks, meetings, and appointments will help set them up for a successful new year. Try a Planner Pad, which is a calendar system designed to help you track, prioritize, and schedule your day. Or try out the Franklin Covey brand of planner products where you are sure to find something that fits your needs and style. Franklin Covey offers a wide variety of products that you can mix and match to find the style that would work for the perfect gift.
The gift of a book is always thoughtful. Try one of my favorites, like David Allen’s Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. Another great read is Laura Stack’s What To Do When There’s Too Much To Do: Reduce Tasks, Increase Results, and Save 90 Minutes a Day. This gift gives your recipient access to the tools and organizational strategies that they need to be successful in the new year.
Vehicle Organizing Gifts
With so many of us traveling or working on the go these days, organizing gifts for your car are a must! Everything from keeping your groceries organized while in your car, to actually having a mobile office on-the-go. With multiple purposes, this gift idea is a sure hit for anyone on your list who spends lots of time each day on the road.
A gift certificate is always a good choice for the hard-to-buy-for friend, and a great choice for a colleague or client. You can purchase gift cards to your local office supply store like Staples or Office Max, or to an organizing store, like the Container Store. For your New York clients and friends, you can give them the gift of organization by purchasing a gift certificate from this Professional Organizer in NYC for office organizing services. You can even consider getting one for yourself!
Remember, the object of gift giving is to express love, appreciation, and gratitude – NOT to bring in more clutter to the office. So be thoughtful in your gift going, making sure you choose a gift that doesn’t add to the clutter.
For more hands-on office organizing ideas, reach out to this NYC Professional Office Organizer.