A novelty USB stick. Kmart has some cute ones.
iTunes gift voucher.
Wine or chocolate are ok if you can't find anything more interesting. Everyone tends to buy that though so it gets a bit boring.
my old work did this. it had some weird twist whereby you'd draw a number and pick your prize in numerical order. the catch was, anyone who had a lower number than you (ie already had their prize) could opt to swap their gift for yours if they liked what you got. was ok, got a bit tedious towards the end as it was a large group.
but the kinds of gifts involved were anything and everything.
I'll list a few here that I still remember:
a cocktail shaker
iTunes gift card
one of those BBQ fish grilling things (it's metal and fish shaped lol)
a little Japanese dining set
any kind of homewares were a hit. my cocktail shaker and iTunes gift card were a hit and swapped multiple times.
the unpopular stuff was just stuff nobody would want or use.
I'd just go with something useful. who really cares in the end, it's just a token gesture and the idea is it's supposed to be fun/a laugh with colleagues.
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