Office Survival Kit Gift

This Friday my department is having our holiday party with white elephant gifts.  I’m not one to go for the crude or stupid-funny gifts so I thought I’d make something a little more cute-funny.  We’ve had a lot of changes within our company this year and our whole department is a mixture of previous separate ones, so I figured we could all use some survival items.  An Office Survival Kit is extremely easy and inexpensive to make.  A trip to the dollar store and a few items from your house will provide everything you need.

Office Survival Kit

Office Survival Kit items:

Highlighter – to help you look on the bright side

Paperclip – to help you hold it all together

Penny – to share your thoughts

Rubber band – to remember to stay flexible

Marbles – to replace the ones you’ve lost 😉

String – for when you get to the end of your rope

Smarties – to remember how smart you are

Eraser – to remind you that everyone makes mistakes

Sponge – to help you continue to soak up knowledge

Starbursts – for a burst of energy to get through one more meeting

Office Survival Kit


We had a festive coffee mug from a gift last year so I recycled it to hold the office survival kit.  I then printed out the kit info below and taped it to the mug before putting it in a gift bag.

Office Survival Kit

There are a lot of different survival kits on Pinterest.  Many of my items were from varying kits I saw and some I made up myself.  Once you get the creative juices going, the dollar store seems like a never ending resource!

~~For other easy gifts around the office, check out my post from a previous year.  There are some clever puns and edible coal (which is really tasty!).

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