These sarcastic coffee mugs will either make your clients smile or get you fired.

Coffee Mugs with Sarcasm

Some good and sarcastic coffee mugs are perfectly appropriate gifts for use around the office. Or not. Your clients will definitely get a kick out of the fun messages on these mugs. But they will probably be offended, so maybe you shouldn’t use them. But if it makes your boss laugh, then it will all be worth it. Unless your boss fires you, that wouldn’t be so nice.

In any event, you should totally get a couple of these sarcastic mugs for you and your co-workers to keep around the office coffee station! Actually we totally don’t recommend these if it will get you in trouble! Please proceed at your own risk!

 1. Know when the time is right.

Because work doesn’t start until at least 3/4 of the way through a cup of joe. Available here.

2. Things I love about my job…

1) The chair spins. 2) That’s about it. Available here.

3. I’m not the boss, but probably should be.

Don’t cry just because you don’t know what I know. Available here.

4. Tell us how you really feel about meetings.

I survived another meeting that should have been an email. Or a text. Or a tweet. Available here.

5. Have a great day!!!

You turd. Available here.

6. When they just won’t shut up…

… and you give them that look… then you take a big gulp of coffee… and they finally get the picture…. then it’s all worth it. Available here.

7. I need my fix

After all, it’s still legal in all 50 states. Available here.

8. I do what I want

Like it’s my job or something. Available here.

9. People skills are not what I am lacking.

Let’s just work on getting fewer idiots in this here department. Available here.

10. Show some company pride.

This is how it’s done, son. Available here.

11. Just….

Nopeitty nope nope nopers. Not today. Maybe never. Available here.

12. This is how you get back to basics.

Down to the very elements of life, indeed. Available here.

13. Permission denied.

Just because I work in IT doesn’t mean I work in IT. Available here.

14. Just telling it like it is.

Speaking of, I think it’s time for a break. Coffee break, bathroom break, with any luck I won’t have to work at all today. Available here.

15. The most important meal of the day

Next to pretty much all the other ones. Available here.

21 Financial Advisor Gifts For Your Financial Advisor To Geek Out On

Gift ideas for financial advisors

If you have a family member or friend who is a financial advisor, or if you really appreciate your financial guru and are looking for the perfect Christmas gift idea, look no further. This list of 21 financial advisor gifts for your financial advisor to geek out on includes finance-related gifts for all types and interests, from old-fashioned office decor pieces to modern tech gifts.

21 Financial Advisor Gift Ideas

Here are twenty-one of our best gift idea finds for financial advisors.

1. Personalized Vintage Financial Advisor Plaque

Vintage Financial Advisor Office Sign

Available here from Northwest Gifts, this plaque is made in the USA from real wood and is distressed by hand to create a vintage effect. The dollar sign is a hand-carved 3-dimensional applique, and you can add a personalized hanging name board with your name and/or company name as well. Also available in Stock Broker and Banker designs. Financial advisor gifts don’t get much better than this.

2. Magazine Subscription

KiplingersMoney Magazine, The Economist, or The Wall Street Journal are all classic and trusted resources for anyone in the finance industry.

3. Daytrader Board Game

Daytrader is a newer board game in the vein of Monopoly, but with day trading. You start by getting a job at the companies around the board to earn money. As you make your way up financially, you buy and sell stocks in the companies you work for to beef up your earnings even more. First player to sell with enough cash to retire and make it to the bank wins. It’s as easy as real life daytrading!

4. Wall Street: 20th Anniversary Edition

Make sure the financial advisor in your life owns the greatest finance film ever made. Wall Street stars Michael Douglas as the (in)famous Gordon Gekko alongside Charlie Sheen and Daryl Hannah, and is directed by the legendary Oliver Stone.

If they already own this one, here are a few more films with a finance theme that will be a great gift idea for the movie buff:

5. Executive Brass Fire Extinguisher

Exectutive Office Gifts

For the safety-conscious financial advisor, help them keep their office prepared for any emergency while also looking sleek and sharp. This premium executive fire extinguisher boasts a brass finish (also available in chrome or copper) and is attractive enough to be kept out in the open where it can actually be used in case of need.

More decorative fire extinguisher designs are available here.

6. Personalized Decanter & Glasses Set

Financial Advisor Gift Ideas

This is what takes the financial advisor’s office to the next level. You know you’ve arrived when you have a decanter of fine whiskey at the ready to enjoy with your favored clients. The Personalized Decanter & Glasses Set is a classy and timeless gift idea for any occasion, and it includes customized engraving of the initial of your choice.

7. Alexa Show

The Alexa Show provides the technology of the Echo, the interaction of Alexa, and the visuals of a tablet together in one place. All the news, information, podcasts, and more that a finance guru needs wait at the ready. Perfect for the home or office, listen to news reports while you get ready in the morning, get quick insights at the office, and much more.

8. Fitbit

Maybe it’s just me, but financial advisors seem to have a thing for fitness. Maybe it’s the sendantary office-type work combined with flexible scheduling that inspires them to want to stay in shape. Who knows. In any case, a Fitbit is a popular aid for tracking and improving excercise, and your financial advisor will love to receive this as a gift.

9. Personalized Wine Bottle Opener

Just Because Gift Ideas Under $20

Etched with the text of your choice, the Laser Engraved Corkscrew Bottle Opener is a great gift for any celebration. Christmas, birthday, sealing a deal, helping a client achieve their goals, or simply enjoying a nice glass of wine with loved ones, the financial advisor in your life will find plenty of opportunities to put this opener to use.

10. Bull & Bear Bookends

Bull market? Bear market? You may not know what these mean, but your financial advisor does. Get these classy Bull & Bear Bookends and they will display their favorite reads with a nod towards the current market situation, whatever that may be.

11. Bull & Bear Bronze Statue

The bull and bear make their appearance again on our list, this time as a beautiful bronze electroplated reson sculpture, perfect for a desk or bookcase. Get it here.

12. Stock Market Executive Decision Maker Paperweight

Financial Advisor Gift Ideas

Your financial advisor helps you make decisions, why not help them make some for themselves? This spinning executive paperweight has all the answers. Simply spin and whamo! You’ll know it’s time to liquidate, or short, or sell, or whatever.

13. Custom Engraved Business Card Case

Financial Advisor Gift Ideas

Engrave any message, name, or logo onto a stylish business card case for a slim, personalized, and affordable gift. Business cards are still effective in the digital age, and your financial advisor knows it. You can get this stainless steel card case custom engraved and delivered for about twenty-five bucks, so get it here.

14. Wall Street Scandal Memorabilia

Finance Gifts

For the Wall Street history buff who is truly a nerd, grab a piece of some of the infamous deals and scandals that have made the news, fired CEOs, and destroyed stock value. Bull Market Gifts offers an interesting selection of scandal collectibles and memorabilia, like this stock certificate from Southwestern Bell.

15. Personalized Putter Office Gift Set

Gifts for financial advisors

This is a fun, old-fashioned executive putter gift set for the golf enthusiast financial advisor. Everything fits into the personalized gift box, and the set includes the wooden keepsake box, putter, automatic golf ball return target, and two golf balls. Customization of name on the vintage art design is also included. Get yours here.

16. Dandelion Paperweight

Gift ideas for the financial advisor in your life

Made from a real dandelion, this paperweight is uniquely beautiful and provides a touch of elegance and earthiness to any office decor.

17. Coffee Mug with Built-In Mood Gauge

This coffee mug is perfect for the financial advisor who needs a bit of go-juice to get started in the morning. Built-in messaging tells clients for you where you’re at and when you’ll be ready to participate in life.

18. Pit Card Game

Pit is the classic card game from 1904 where players trade commodities to corner the market and win the round. Fast paced and interactive, this has been a proved favorite for years. Less than ten bucks and with a stock market theme, this is one of the most popular financial advisor gifts out there. Get it here.

19. Memory Foam Lumbar Support Pillow

For the financial advisor who sits in an office chair most of the day – and they do, reading online journals, researching trends, emailing, updating portfolios, and oh so much more – a bit of comfortable back support can go a long way. This Memory Foam Lumbar Support Pillow is highly reviewed and affordable, and comes in a gift bag.

20. Square Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser

Essential oils are beloved by everyone, and can help calm and soothe during and after a stressful day. Useful at home or at the office, or in a home office. Get one here.

21. Unique Investment Gift

Alternative Investments

This can be a bit of anything, in small or large amounts. If your financial advisor has a quirky thing for an alternative investment such as Bitcoin or Monero, you might consider giving them a memento like this or some actual equity in one of these alternative investments as a gift.

Other ideas:

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • US Treasury bonds
  • State treasury bonds
  • Interesting stocks
  • Litecoin
  • Etherium
  • Zcash

Financial Advisor Gifts

So those are our choices for 21 financial advisor gifts for your financial advisor to geek out on. What would you add or suggest?

Tired of drawing names for the family gift exchange? Try one of these 39 ingenious alternative gift exchange ideas

Creative new Christmas gift exchange ideas

Tired of drawing names for the family gift exchange? Try one of these 39 ingenious alternative gift exchange ideas.

Drawing names for the family gift exchange… again… *sigh*

Your family is too big to get everyone a Christmas gift, and it’s been that way for quite some time. So long, in fact, that everyone is pretty much bored to death of the ol’ “drawing names for the family gift exchange” ordeal. So why not spice up this holiday season with something a little more clever, a little more affordable, a little more fun, a little more meaningful, or even a little more… tricksy? Hmmmm….. sounds intriguing. Read on!

39 Ingenious Alternative Gift Exchange Ideas

39 Ingenious Alternative Gift Exchange Ideas

1. A GIFT FOR ALL

Instead of the usual gift swapping, go in together on an experience: a special event or getaway you all can enjoy as a family. Go big and rent a beach house or ski cabin for a weekend, or keep it budget-friendly by going to a movie at the theaters.

Other ideas include concerts, theme parks, laser tag, a sports event, a fun class like ballroom dancing, or rent out a family fun center for an afternoon.

2. MAKE A LIST

Have each person make a list of 10 things under X amount of dollars that they actually would like to receive as a gift. This takes away the stress of guessing whether or not they already have or would like a particular item. Plus it keeps a bit of mystery since they will only receive one or two items off the list.

3. ORNAMENT EXCHANGE

This could fall under #3, but we thought the idea merited its own heading. Christmas ornaments are fun, and are a big part of that warm fuzzy feeling we all love about the holidays. An ornament gift exchange is a wonderful way to add to everyone’s collection, it’s easy to do, and it doesn’t break the bank.

4. CHRISTMAS COOKIE SWAP

Have everyone bake up their specialty, and bring a couple dozen extra to exchange. Kids love this, and you only have to bake one large double batch in order to get a wide variety of holiday treats. And it only costs a few dollars to make a couple batches of delicious Christmas cookies.

5. YANKEE SWAP

This is the classic gift-exchange party game. It allows you to avoid having to get a lot of little, inexpensive gifts for everyone and instead choose one nice quality gift. Better gifts are given, and usually at a lower cost.

Here’s how it works. Everyone buys a gift for a set dollar amount – $15 or $25 or $50. Everyone chooses a number from a hat. The first person (who gets #1) chooses a gift to open. The second person can “steal” the gift from the first, or open a new one. The third person can choose any of the open gifts, or open a new one.

Each gift can only be stolen a set number of times, most of the time each item is limited to 2 or 3 steals. If a person has a gift stolen from them, they get open a new present. After all the gifts are open, the first person can choose any gift to steal that isn’t already at the maximum number of steals.

6. WHITE ELEPHANT EXCHANGE

Same as the Yankee Swap, but with used items you find around the house that you no longer want. The key is to get everyone on the same page. In my experience it works best when everyone is clear on the idea that “one person’s junk is another person’s treasure.” Meaning, of course, that you should bring an item that is unique or odd or interesting, perhaps useable, that someone else might conceivably want.

7. SECRET SANTA

Another classic. Draw names from a hat at the beginning of December. Use the month to figure out the perfect gift or a few small, creative gifts. Then, one by one at your family gathering, reveal your secret Christmas buddy and give your gifts.

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8. SEND A ROTATING GIFT BOX

This is an ingenious gift exchange idea for family members that live in different parts of the country. Make up a special box – maybe a wooden crate, a store bought gift box, or something you decorate yourself – and send it to a family member or friend in a different state. They then put a gift in and send it back.

For multiple people, here’s how it would work. Say you have three friends or family members in different parts of the country. You would put 3 gifts inside (one for each person), and send it to the first recipient. They would take out the gift addressed to them, put their 3 gifts inside, and send it to the next person. Around and around it goes!

9. REGIFT THE GOOD STUFF

Have everyone go in on a collection of great, top-notch gifts that are durable or reusable. (If you can’t afford it all at once, slowly build up to it.) This allows each recipient or family to use the item for a full year. Next Christmas, swap it up! You won’t have to buy new gifts every year, and everyone gets something really nice each and every holiday.

Here are a few options that will work for this sort of upscale or extra-meaningful regifting:

10. REGIFT THE WORST STUFF

Have everyone bring the very worst gift they ever received, and pass it on to a new owner. Then do it every year! Introduce new items as the old ones get lost or broken. Take a vote on the “best” worst gift each year, and the “winner” gets to wear a terrible Christmas hat.

No doubt you will start all sorts of fun traditions. There will be that one excruciating gift that that everyone loves to hate; there will be stories of old gifts from days of yore that have long since disappeared; and no one will be disappointed because nobody will expect anything even remotely decent. A real winner!

11. GIVE TO OTHERS, TOGETHER

Instead of giving gifts to each other, invest in a child or family in need by giving through a charitable organization such as Compassion International. We recommend this organization because they are highly rated by independent charity evaluators, which provides confidence knowing that the majority of what you give is actually going to the child or family in need. Also, they have an excellent online gift catalog where you can make one-time donations towards specific needs such as a baby’s medical care, dental kits for kids, chickens to help feed a family, emergency food and water, HIV/AIDS care, and more.

You probably have charities and causes that you and your family are passionate about. Band together to make a donation to something important, then enjoy a bountiful meal and holiday celebration together.

12. MUSICAL CHAIRS GIFT EXCHANGE

This works equally well for kids and adults. We’d advise doing a separate one for each.

With the kids, you can give out a gift as soon as someone gets “out,” which should eliminate any ruffled feathers or hurt feelings. After all, what kid was ever disappointed at getting a gift before someone else?

For the adults, you can do the same thing. They’ll just enjoy the competition of jousting for a chair. Or you could let the musical chairs decide the order of picking a gift. You’ll come up with tons of creative ideas for gift exchanging with this one.

13. MUSICAL GIFTS

In this version, the gifts get passed around while everyone remains in their seats. Packages are passed around in a circle, from person to person, while a holiday song or Christmas carol is played. When the music stops, whatever gift each person is holding is the gift they get!

14. CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL

You know those Halloween carnivals, the ones often put on by churches for kids and called a “Harvest Festival” to avoid the stigma of Halloween? They’re actually pretty fun, full of little county-fair-type games like ring toss, ball toss, shooting hoops, “fishing” with a clothespin fishing pole, and more.

Try setting up your holiday gift exchange with a bunch of booths where the kids (and adults!) can win prizes by winning a bunch of carnival games. Maybe give out candy or small token prizes for each game, then as each person completes all games they get to choose a gift. Use your imagination for tons of kid-centered Yuletide fun!

15. HOLIDAY TRIVIA GIFT EXCHANGE

If your family is big on trivia, turn your gift exchange into a trivia competition. Set up two or three teams, or compete individually. There are many ways to pass out the gifts:

  • As each person gets a correct answer, they get to choose a wrapped present, and if they get more than one question right they can pass off their gift pick to another person of their choice.
  • Competing individually for points, the leading point-getter chooses the gift first, 2nd place second, etc.
  • Teams compete together and write down their answers. Questions can have the same or different point values based on how difficult they are. The leading team at the end of the first quarter can choose their wrapped gifts, and the leading team at halftime can choose and/or steal from the first. Everyone opens at the end of the third quarter, and the victorious team at the very end can steal opened gifts from other teams.

16. COBWEB PARTY

This one is fun to set up and fun to play. Works well with name-drawing. Have each giver tie their gift to a ball of colorful yarn (make sure each one is at least 100 yards), then hide the gift and trail the yarn throughout the house. When everyone is done, the house should look like a giant mess of cobwebs. Then the giver hands off the end of the yarn to the recipient, and the race is on! Works best (i.e., craziest) when everyone is chasing their yarn trail at the same time.

17. TREASURE HUNT

You can have each person do this individually, or have all the gifts in one place for the whole family to find. Have a series of instructions, clues, or riddles that lead to the next place, ending with the ultimate treasure trove.

18. SPIN THE BOTTLE

A family-friendly take on the classic game. Everyone sits around in a circle and takes turns spinning the bottle. When it lands on you, you get to go pick out your gift.

19. HOT POTATO

Just like the popular party game, but use a gift instead. Everyone sits in a circle, and passes around a gift. Whenever the music stops, the person holding the gift gets it. Or, to encourage passing it quickly, the person who last held the gift gets it. For more fun with larger groups, do two or three gifts at a time.

20. GIFT AUCTION

There are many ways to incorporate an auction into a gift exchange. For adults, you can have a Vegas-style game night and then individuals can use their “winnings” to bid on gifts – opened or unopened. Or do a cash auction and have the proceeds go to a charity or to pay for a gift for the whole family. Set up a basic guideline beforehand – are we bidding loose change for little $5-15 gifts, or is it going to be big money for premium gifts?

For an all-ages version, have some carnival games or competitions where 1st through 5th place gets tickets, poker chips, or change to use in the auction. Trivia and simple party games also work well for this: hot potato, musical chairs, a dance-off, talent show, ring toss, etc.

21. LEFT OR RIGHT

Everyone sits in a circle, holding the gift that they brought to the exchange. (Specify beforehand a dollar amount and if there should be a particular theme or type.) The moderator will begin reading a story, and every time the word “left” occurs in the story, everyone passes their gift to the left. Every time the word “right” comes up… you get the picture.

There are many stories available online, here are a few:

Of course you can also come up with your own story, which is half the fun anyways. Just make sure to count the number of lefts and rights so that people don’t end up with the same gift they brought!

22-38. CHOOSE A GIFT CATEGORY

Food gifts only. Craft brew or wine gifts only. Last year you were only allowed to give experiences, like gift certificate to a golf course or tickets to the theater; this year, you can only give a subscription box. Everyone gives three used books, each from a different genre. Gifts that make people laugh; and the gift-giver that gets the biggest laugh gets a prize. You get the idea.

My family did used gifts only one year, and it was one of the most unique and memorable Christmases we ever had together. It was exhausting, with lots of yard sale, thrift store, and antique mall visits, but we all had a blast.

You could have everyone write down their favorite movies, and all the gifts have to relate to that person’s favorite films. For instance, a Han Shot First t-shirt for a Star Wars buff, a Sharknado triple feature for someone who loves Jaws, a sled for the Orson Welles/Citizen Kane fan, something that says “You Go Glen Coco” for the person who constantly quotes Mean Girls. Or you could do the same idea but with music – band merch, song quotes engraved onto a plaque or pilsner glass, vinyl copies of favorite albums, etc.

Here is a non-exhaustive list of category ideas to get you started:

39. ROTATE GIFT EXCHANGE IDEAS

Lastly, consider rotating through several of these gift exchange ideas each year. Your whole family will love having something different to look forward to each year, and if you limit it to 2-4 different exchange types then you will still maintain something of a “tradition.”

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Christmas Gift Exchange Ideas

Do you have any additional gift exchange ideas to add? Share in the comments below!

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