Top 10 Holiday Gifts for a Project Manager

Christmas season has arrived, and people are hunting for holiday gifts. From stocking stuffers to the biggest box under the tree, the best gifts are the ones that are personal and useful to their recipients. Project managers are people too, right? Maybe they’re a colleague, a neighbor, or a loved one. What are good holiday gifts for a project manager? Here are our top ten.

holiday gifts for a project manager
Ho, ho, ho. Who’s been a nice project manager this year?

Inexpensive Holiday Gifts for a Project Manager

1. Personalized Daily Calendar

Project managers are meticulous, organized, and love a good productivity tool. Paper calendar diaries are old school, but ever so useful for a project manager. Customized planners and diaries are a thoughtful gift, and won’t break the bank.

You can see inexpensive options here and here.

2. Project Manager Mug

Everyone drinks tea or coffee, and novelty mugs are a cute gift for a project manager. As holiday gifts for a project manager go, this one is a nice way to say “thank you,” “good job,” or “thinking of you.”

Amazon has a line of different project manager themed mugs that you can see here.

3. Project Manager notebook

project manager notebook

This notebook makes a wonderful gift for a project manager – besides being useful, the cover reads “Project Manager: Because Freaking Awesome is not an Official Job Title.” That pretty much says it all. This is a wonderful stocking stuffer, as it’s priced at just $5.99!

Mid-Range Holiday Gifts for a Project Manager

4. Bluetooth headphones

Between the commute and the amount of time we spend at our desks, there’s a lot of time where music can come in handy. Bluetooth headphones are a thoughtful gift, as they can be used with a phone, laptop, or work computer.

This pair of Bluetooth headphones won’t break the bank, and have the added benefit of noise cancellation technology.

5. A Subscription to Proggio

What would a project manager appreciate more than a subscription to the #1 project management software? Starting at $8 per user per month, Proggio is affordable and thoughtful gift for any project manager.

6. Smart Watch

smart watch

In the ever-connected, ever-wired world of the project manager, a smart watch is a gift with utility. Messages, fitness statistics, and the ability to stream music right from your wrist used to be the realm of Dick Tracy comics, but today it’s just a regular gift.

This smartwatch connects with both iOS and Android, and lets you access Google Assistant from your wrist.

7. Ergonomic Office Chair with Lumbar Support

We all spend too much time sitting at our desks. Back and neck pain are a sad consequence! Comfort is paramount, but our long term health is more so.

This office chair has a headrest, lumbar support, breathable material, and and reclines a full 150 degrees!

Pricier Holiday Gifts for a Project Manager

8. 2 in 1 Touchscreen Laptop/Tablet

For the project manager who loves to work on the go, or travels often, this 2 in 1 laptop/tablet is the perfect gift. Lightweight, with Windows 10 for all Office tools, a project manager can get things done from anywhere.

9. Portable Projector

portable projector

Project managers can be called upon to deliver presentations on the fly. With this portable projector, they can use any laptop, tablet, or cellphone to do so! Bonus – you can use it to watch movies too 🙂

10. A Vacation

Want to really get a project manager something they will love, and help them with their work? Give them a vacation. Project managers work hard! Time to relax and rejuvenate is a thoughtful, useful, special gift.