Top five festive gifts for finance professionals

Christmas gifts
By Steven Fullerton, CA Today

10 December 2015

Struggling with festive gift ideas for the accountant/finance professional in your life?

We know how difficult it can be finding the perfect, thoughtful gift. To help out, The CA Today Team has put together a list of our top five gift ideas to help you, with contributions from the ICAS Education Team.

NAME1. I love spreadsheets mug

The absolute classic gift - the 'I love spreadsheets' mug is sure to bring a smile to your recipient's face when it's unwrapped on Christmas Day or any other day of the year for that matter. I’m sure these mugs are meant to be ironic, but we know some accountants who will take these literally. £5 from amazon.


NAME 2. Wrongulator

Some say these led to the recession of 2008. An ideal gift for the practical joker. Just swap this out with your victim's regular calculator and watch the confusion begin. The wrongulator always spits out the wrong answer, no matter how simple the sum! At £5 - the wrongulator is a great stocking filler or Secret Santa gift.


NAME 3. iKettle

For those of us, fuelled by caffeinated beverages, the trudge to the break room is a well known plight. When up against the clock, wouldn't it be handy to save some time by remotely controlling and scheduling the kettle boiling? Think of the productivity increase! The iKettle connects through wifi - and using a smartphone app you can save vital minutes as you remotely boil it at the touch of a button. The iKettle then sends you a polite notification when the water has reached your requested temperature, What a time to be alive! Only £99.99 on firebox.com


NAME 4. A spa day in march

We all know how busy January and February can be for accountants as you enter tax return season  and as auditors begin to audit accountants. Why not consider gifting an accountant a spa day so they can relax and recover after a crazy start to the year.  You can check out LastMinute.com for Spa days near you. Prices vary between venues.


NAME 5. An Office 365 Subscription

The latest offering from Microsoft allows you to take your productivity on the go. It enables you to store documents in the cloud, and there is the ability to collaborate with co-workers or family members on documents, spreadsheets and more. New mobile and tablet versions of the Office suite allow you to quickly make changes to documents wherever you are. From £7.99 per month.


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