Choosing the right gift can be a challenge for your co-workers. You don’t want to spend too much, get too personal, or give offensive to the nearest and most dear to your workplace. But that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with boring gift cards, baked products and scented candles.
After all, your working mates are the ones who help you deal with the everyday stress and the workplace problems, so treat them well! Here, we’ve completed a list of great choices that make the perfect gifts for your best buds of work.
This cards will help you tell your coworker how they feel. They’re fun to use, and can be useful if the information is important. You have to use your own judgement to see if these will be a good match for the right person in your office.
Driftaway Coffe Subscription
They’ll probably enjoy the fun and thoughtful gift of a three-month subscription to the beans of this hip Brooklyn startup if they’re literally bound to the coffee pot. Freshly roasted, whole bean, single-origin coffees from around the world are sent to their doorstep by Driftaway.
EcoMoist Screen Cleaner
Uses a workplace computer or phone? This organic screen cleaning solution is for you: it is gentle on your devices but eliminates from your screens dirt, grease and germs. Plus, it is environmentally friendly, and biodegradable.
Manatea Silicone Tea Infuser
When your colleague in your cubicle favors tea over coffee, treat them to the best tea infuser we’ve ever tried. That’s right — this novelty-looking infuser works well too. The Manatea’s tiny fins keep the infuser in place as the tea steeps, and its silicone body makes rinsing and cleaning quick.
Desk Accessory Holder
This desk gadget includes a lot of things, and shows somebody doing the best they can at multitasking. He has a roll of tape in his pocket, a pen in his mouth, more pens behind him, and snippets of paper behind him. An irreverent piece, so make sure it’s suitable for office.
StarPack Home 3-Piece Ceramic Succulent Planter
If your desk-mate doesn’t have a plant already, rest assured that they’d actually like one. Take those Amazon ceramic planters and fill them with a variety of succulents. According to science, only seeing the plants everyday will make them happier.
Ladybug Mini Desktop Vacuum
No, it’s not just a desktop decoration-this little ladybug is a vacuum cleaner, a dust buster, and a crumb cleaner-top, all in one. It’s a great choice for your coworker who still tries to drop something at their desk when they eat lunch.
Countdown to Retirement Clock
It is an amusing surprise the longer they have to leave. This can be an fun reminder that you two have much more time to hang out together. If their retirement is really just around the corner and they get excited about it, it can also be a thoughtful present.
Homesick candles are a wonderful gift in your life to just about everyone. They’re a pleasant acknowledgment of something that’s important to someone else whom you’re likely to recognize regardless of the degree of intimacy. Plus, they’ll get to smell it with a candle for weeks to come – and if your gift deals with nostalgia, perfume is a perfect starting point.
Mini Cactus Humidifier
Perk up this cute humidifier on bland office furniture. This mini cactus, operated by a USB port, lets you escape dry or stuffy air, and helps prevent the transfer of germs as well as chapped hands, skin and lips.
Hummingbird Glass Straws
Since last year, straw bans and single-use plastics have been all over the news, so we tested the best reusable straws to help you make the correct, environmentally friendly option. Our pick, the Hummingbird Glass Straw, is stunning, sturdy and easy to clean, making it the ideal gift for your plastic duching office buddy.
Executive Decision Maker
Here’s a fun gift that reveals what type of decision-making takes place at the organization’s higher levels. Spin it, and see where it’s going. Decisions include Move the Buck, Maybe, and Sit On It. That’s pretty much what the big wigs tend to carry on.
Twelve South HiRise 2 Charging Stand
This charging stand fits for iPhones, iPads and most other devices charged for Lightning. For maximum convenience it takes up minimum space.
Moleskine Classic Notebook
Give an upgrade with a classic Moleskine notebook to your colleague that has to-do lists, big ideas and inspirational quotes jotted down on sticky notes all over her office. The hard cover is robust, and built for an elegant look with rounded edges.
Kate Spade Laptop Sleeve
Nobody wants to take work with them at home, but for some people this is part of the deal. At least they can tote their machine in style, with the best laptop sleeve. Besides its stylish design, it defied our assaults with scissors and water, showing that it was about function just as much as it was about fashion. There may be cheaper sleeves on the market but this is one that will be loved by your coworker for years to come.
Modular Magnetic Pen
A magnetic pen can provide them with leisure hours and still works because it’s not just a toy it’s a practical tool that makes it seem like they’re successful. The pen is made entirely of magnets and there is no mixture of ways to push and reshape it.
Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Travel Coffee Flask
Often it is the most realistic gifts of colleagues that make the strongest and longest impact and this is a stellar choice. The Hydro Flask is sealed by double-wall vacuum and can keep their cold drinks cold for up to 24 hours, with hot drinks staying hot for up to 6 hours.
Como Trash Bin
There’s always a sneezing, sniffing person in the office who can’t get through a tissue box fast enough — I was that guy! Be good, pray that they use hand sanitizer, and get them a cute and stylish trash bin that fits right next to their desk, saving them a ride to the nearest trash can.
This bin comes in three trendy colors and is perfect for those who regularly scrap paper, open envelopes, or search for cute online design products all day long.
Snow Peak Titanium Spork
Anyone who works in an office or anywhere that is not their kitchen would appreciate a plasticware solution. Giving a gift that has many functions with this Snow Peak spork that comes in several colours: it’s a fork, it’s a spoon, and its lightweight titanium construction makes it reusable and more environmentally friendly than disposable alternatives.
(source: dodoburd.com, businessinsider.sg, nbcnews.com, and usatoday.com)