3 Birthday Gift Ideas For A Busy Professional

If you have a loved one who's never away from the office for very long, there's a good chance you have a hard time coming up with gift ideas for that person. Professionals tend to have everything they need and/or want, after all, and they do not often have a lot of free time for gifts like gift certificates and dinners out on the town. For the busy professional in your life, here are three office-inspired birthday gift ideas that will brighten their special day

Desk Gadget

Every office professional loves a fun desk gadget. If they're a techie or fun-loving professional, they'll likely enjoy toy-themed gadgets such as colorful lamps, magnets, sand sculptures, and even action figures and/or fun collectibles. Electronic gadgets like clocks, electronic organizers, and MP3 players that double as a nature relaxation device are also great ideas. For the more practical friends/family members, pick them up a USB charger, MP3/smartphone dock, or state-of-the-art headset.

Indoor Tabletop Fountain

When it comes to relaxation techniques, nothing's quite as relaxing as the sound of natural, flowing water. Indoor water fountains are a great gift for an office professional. Pick up a small tabletop fountain that won't take up a lot of space. Many tabletop fountains are battery operated which makes them ideal for smaller desks. If you pick out a well-built one, your gift recipient will never have to worry about excess water splashes which makes such a gift simple to maintain.

Other Relaxation Tools

If you're looking to help your loved one relax while on the job, a fountain as noted above works well, but there are other options as well. One idea is to pick them up a live plant for their office. Bonsai trees, in particular, are easy to take care of, do well in low-light environments, and help radiate peace, tranquility, and focus. Houseplants are also a great idea if your loved one's office is particularly well-lit. Other relaxation-minded gifts include tabletop rock gardens, massaging desk chairs, and posture chair supports/supportive wrist pads that promote better posture and make sitting at a desk all day an easier task.

Office professionals may not spend a lot of time outside the office, but you can take advantage of this fact when choosing a birthday gift for them. Think outside the box and come up with a fun but practical gift they will make use of every day. They'll have no choice but to appreciate your gift and gain more from their workdays at the same time.