Perfect Gift Ideas for Young Working Professionals

gift ideas for young working professionals

Perfect Gift Ideas for Young Working Professionals

Christmas seems to come around quicker and quicker every year. It seems it’s only a hop, skip and jump from the May budget to the Christmas rush, and boy, is it a rush these days.

Between organising parties, scheduling family time, keeping up traditions, decorating and getting through your Christmas list, it’s difficult to keep up with the silly season.

And buying presents poses a whole other set of problems! Who is getting which child which toy, what’s the spend limit for extended family and who is doing a secret Santa? Thankfully, you can cross at least one person off your list with these gift ideas for young working professionals.

Working professionals have a lot going on.

Between COVID-19, the economy and the housing market, it’s a very stressful time to be under 30 and trying to navigate the world which is why it can be difficult to choose the right present for a young professional.

But don’t worry we’ve got you covered with something for every budget.

Quick Charging Station

There is no worse feeling in the world than being out with your phone at 10% battery; the thought alone is enough to chill any millennial to the bone. So, this Christmas why not give piece of mind with a quick charging station.

These nifty little devices can be pre-powered and portable or a full plug in station that can charge multiple devices at once. It all depends on your needs and your price point with small portable, pre-powered charging stations costing as little as 39.95 and multi-device charging stations costing up to $129.95.

If your young professional is an Apple person, you can’t go past this snap wireless 3 in 1 charger. It can charge your iPhone, apple watch and air pods, with dual 10 W fast wireless charging and magnetic alignment. This charging station makes the perfect gift for the young professional on the go.

Personalised Desk Calendar

While a desk calendar may not be the most exciting gift, if you’re looking for something practical with a touch of heart, a personalised desk calendar is a great gift for anyone who spends the majority of their day in an office.

Vista Print and other online printing companies offer you the chance to personalise this stationary with your own designs or with personal photos. If your young professional has a fur baby, why not get their calendar filled with adorable pictures of their pet, or if they took a trip they loved, perhaps snap shots from their holiday!

Personalised calendars are a thoughtful, practical and budget-friendly Christmas gift with prices at Vista print starting at just $10.18.

Deskercise – Under Desk Elliptical Machine

We’ve all heard about the dangers of sitting for too long, they’re calling sitting the new smoking! This increased concern and awareness of the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle has many offices incorporating convertible standing desks so that their employees can negate the negative effects of sitting for too long.

If you know someone who’s working at a desk all day and can’t find the time for exercise, the Deskercise might be just the thing for them.

Deskercise is an under desk elliptical machine. It fits neatly under desks as low as 64cms in height and has 8 different resistance settings so you can change up your desk workouts. There is also a built in rolling foot massager for sore and tired feet!

The Deskercise will set you back about $195.00 but we guarantee it’s one of the most inventive gifts you can give this year.

The Ultimate Daily Planner

Is your young professional a list maker? Do they adore bullet journaling and organising? Are they a sucker for adorable stationary?

If this describes someone who you want to buy for this Christmas, we have just the thing for them! A gorgeous Daily Planner from Paiper. These are more than Daily Planners. They include a 16 week overview, a weekly view and pages dedicated to each day, with priorities lists, to do lists and task trackers built into the layout.

The company uses plastic free packaging and sustainably sourced paper, so it ticks all the boxes for your eco-conscious friends. You can even customise the text on the front cover of this gorgeous hard back book. This thoughtful and very practical Daily Planner will set you back $50.99.

Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

Why not think outside the box and give the gift of learning this Christmas? Any young professional looking to move up the corporate ladder will benefit from this course. The Certificate IV in Leadership and Management is a fantastic stepping-stone to leadership positions. The course covers:

  • Demonstrating leadership in the workplace.
  • Leading effective workplace relationships
  • Coordinating the business operational plans
  • Applying communication strategies in the workplace
  • Leading and facilitating a team
  • Applying business risk management processes
  • Developing personal work priorities
  • Promoting innovation in team environments
  • Coordinating business resources
  • Implementing customer service strategies and much more.

The course is offered through online, self-paced and trainer-supported study, meaning they can start anytime and study from anywhere in Australia. You can learn more about the course here, or book in to have a chat with one of our friendly course advisors here. Asset College offers gift vouchers for these kinds of gifts for working professionals.

Headshot Session

This is such a brilliant gift idea for a young professional on the rise in their career. Gone are the days of word document resumes and phoning a reference. These days you need a website, a LinkedIn and a beautifully laid out resume with professional headshots that are on brand throughout your online presence.

Getting someone a headshot session is an investment in their future and it says you believe in them and their career.

A headshot session will set you back about $250 from Photogenia in Brisbane. But if you know someone who is trying to get a leg up on their career this could help land that next job or contract for them.

Laptop Bag

This isn’t your mum’s laptop bag. These days you can find stylish, versatile laptop bags that would look as at home on the runway as they do sitting next to you on your work desk.

This vintage style leather laptop bag includes a padded section for your laptop, and multiple compartments to keep everything organised. It can be worn as a shoulder bag, backpack or handbag and the sleek vintage style will get the wearer loads of compliments.

This bag will set you back about $82 but it makes the perfect present for any stylish young professional.


Do you know someone who loves plants, despite not having a green thumb? We’ve all got that friend who continues to buy plants even though they can’t seem to keep them alive.

Sometimes they overwater them, sometimes they underwater them, but it always ends the same way with a sad looking pot plant heading to the compost bin.

If you know a young professional who can’t keep their desk plant alive, why not buy them a succulent? They’re almost impossible to kill and right on trend.

Audible Subscription

If you know a young professional who loves to learn but doesn’t have the time to read books, why not get them an audible subscription? They can learn on the go, fitting in their favorite titles while they’re out, completing life admin or cleaning.

An audible subscription is a multi-tasters dream and this brilliant present idea will only set you back $164.50 for the whole year and they will get 12 credits to use on any titles they like.

Stress relief heat pillow

Life isn’t getting any easier for those stuck in the 9 – 5 grind. Work seems to follow you home and most people report doing an average of 5.3 hours of unpaid overtime each week.

If you know someone who is stressed and they struggle to find the time for relaxation and self-care, gift them with a stress relief heating pad this Christmas. These large heating pads can be used anywhere on the body to relieve muscle aches and pains and promote healing and blood flow.

This Natural Lupin Heat Pack in the large body pillow size will set you back about $45, which is a small price to pay for a little R & R.

Linkedin Premium

If you know someone who is on the cusp of their next big job, a LinkedIn premium membership might be the right choice for them.

Linkedin Premium allows you to see who is viewing your profile, what skills you have that match upcoming positions and additional information about roles and job advertisements that recruiters usually keep private on the platform.

LinkedIn is a fantastic networking platform for anyone trying to level up in their industry. This membership could help catapult them to the next stage of their career.

We hope you have enjoyed this list of gift ideas for young professionals. If you’re trying to think outside the box this holiday season you could also check out our experience gift ideas list here.

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