Kick-off: collect gift ideas

Everyone’s got a passion. Even Carol from Controlling. Maybe you even have a mutual interest? Just ask her subtly at the water cooler what she gets up to at the weekend. Less subtly: stalk your colleague on social media.

If she turns out to be a hobbyist football commentator or cycles to work come wind, rain or snow, you can’t go wrong with a sporty poster and a magnificent mug for her morning coffee. Maybe she’s always raving about her homemade bread in the kitchen? Ask her for a taster and dish her up a stylish food print as a present.

Birthday suits go against company policy

Every company celebrates its employee’s birthdays differently. Our birthday essentials are: a delicious cake, balloon animals, a big, fat hug and an awesome present. Sometimes there’s some singing involved too.

We could also make a whole song and dance about how hard it can be to find a really good present for a co-worker or boss. If you’re really clueless, you could simply put a smile on the birthday boy or girl’s face with a JUNIQE gift card. Depending on your budget, we have vouchers for £25, £50, £75, £100 or £150.

All good things come to an end

And eventually everyone goes their own way. Even Carol from Controlling. It might feel like the wind has been taken out of your sails but show you wish her all the best for the future with a personal farewell gift.

Stuck for inspiration? Teamwork is everything. Band yourself together and collect ideas to make her last day one to remember. With homemade treats, a farewell card, some words from the heart and a lovely present. What about a notebook from our stationery collection? Organisation is half the battle for a new start. From motivating mantras to colourful illustrations: find a design to match her taste.