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40 Good Gifts for Coworkers You Actually Like

You can’t pick your coworkers, but sometimes you get lucky and there are some you actually want to be friends with. These gifts for coworkers will allow you to show your fondness and create an even more amicable working relationship.

Mini Buddha Board

Mini Buddha Board

These boards allow the user to write messages on them that fade away, only to be written again. They are addictively fun, and you simply can’t help writing on them once you see how they work. They can be big stress reducers too, and help you find that inner calm.

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Moodycards

Moodycards

These cards will help your coworker tell you how they’re feeling. They’re fun to use and can actually be helpful when the information is pertinent. You have to use your own judgement to see if these would be a good fit in your office and for the right person.

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Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings Calendar

Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings Calendar

This 2021 calendar will make a hilarious gift to anyone who likes to appear smarter than they are with the least amount of effort. Filled with strategies to do just that, this humorous calendar is actually quite genius, and might just get them promoted thanks to its ‘baffle with BS’ tactics.

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Executive Decision Maker

Executive Decision Maker

Here’s a fun gift that shows the sort of decision making that takes place at the higher levels of the organization. Spin it around and see where it lands. There are decisions such as Pass the Buck, Maybe, and Sit On It. That’s pretty much what seems to go on with the big wigs.

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Water Balloon Luminaries

Water Balloon Luminaries

These luminaries look absolutely amazing, and they’ll be shocked that you were able to make them yourself, since they look like something you’d buy in the store. You should make more than one because chances are you’re going to want one too when you see how cool they are.

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Retirement Countdown Clock

Retirement Countdown Clock

This countdown clock would make a great gift for co-workers, whether they’re due to retire, expecting a baby, or have an important event coming up. The card comes blank so you can customize it yourself, and then all they need to do is watch as the days tick slowly by.

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WTF Stamp

WTF Stamp

No matter what line of work they’re in, at times they will have received paperwork that made them mutter ‘WTF’. This self-inking stamp says just that in large red letters, and would be ideal for bills, letters, and even marking homework, (although it’s best if they don’t hand that back!).

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Affirmators at Work Deck

Affirmators at Work Deck

Self-help doesn’t have to be all sandals and candles, it can also come in the form of straight talking advice, too. Give the no-nonsense co-worker a helping hand with this set of Affirmation Cards. With 50 cards included, each one will motivate them with a side of tongue-in-cheek humor.

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Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy

Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy

Tube Guy has been around for a while now, and is most often seen waving to people outside a car showroom or other business. Give them their own inflatable waver with this miniature version. Powered by battery or AC adapter, he’s the perfect size for a co-worker’s desk.

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Success and Inspiration Quotations in a Jar

Success and Inspiration Quotations in a Jar

It can be easy to fall into a rut with the Monday to Friday 9-5, but this little jar will keep them smiling. Filled with 31 colorful slips of paper, this glass jar will provide them with a different motivational quote every day of the month, giving them something to aspire to.

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Wooden Desktop Organizer

Wooden Desktop Organizer

A messy desk is a sign of genius, at least according to science, but it can also mean that things get lost in the clutter. Spruce up their space with this very handsome wooden desk tidy. With compartments for mail, notebooks, pens and more, it also comes with a 2-cube calendar.

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Everlasting Comfort Under Desk Foot Rest

Everlasting Comfort Under Desk Foot Rest

They spend most of their waking hours at a desk, so make sure they’re comfortable with this Foot Rest Pillow. Made from memory foam and with a non-slip backing, this pillow will mold to their shape under the desk, and can also be turned over to use as a rocker.

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Desktop Boxing

Desktop Boxing

For those times when a fidget spinner or squishy ball just won’t cut it, this desktop boxing kit will make a knockout gift. The punching bag sticks firmly to the desk with a suction pad, while the two boxing gloves fit on the ends of the index fingers. ‘Training manual’ included.

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Cowgirl Cookies

Cowgirl Cookies

Everyone loves cookies, and these jars contain everything they’ll need to mix up a batch of cowgirl cookies. These cookie in jar gifts always go over well because they look great, and take out all the measuring and guesswork and let them focus on the eating of the cookies.

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Diy Desk Zen Garden

Diy Desk Zen Garden

Zen gardens are a perfect desk accessory; they can be decorated however you want and raking patterns into the sand is a good stress reliever. Don’t buy one though, take a look at this tutorial and make it yourself – it’ll look so much better and cost a lot less too.

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Desk Accessory Holder

Desk Accessory Holder

This desk accessory holds a lot of stuff, and features someone that’s doing the best that they can at multitasking. He’s got a roll of tape in his hands, a pen in his mouth, more pens behind him, and paper clips underneath. An irreverent piece, so make sure it’s office appropriate.

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Mineralamp Natural Himalayan Basket Lamp

Mineralamp Natural Himalayan Basket Lamp

Himalayan pink salt is known to purify the air and make for a calming atmosphere. We all know that the office can be a stressful place and having one of these on the desk can help reduce stress levels, even just through the gentle light it casts.

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Personal Air Circulator Fan

Personal Air Circulator Fan

Stick this on your desk and make sure that your personal workspace has perfect air circulation. It’s a great size, so you won’t even notice that it’s there. It has two speeds as well as a manual swivel base so you can adjust the fan to however you want it.

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Echo Dot

Echo Dot

Co-workers who never get to control anyone at work will enjoy telling Alexa what to do! The Echo Dot works with the virtual assistant for voice activated tasks, such as playing music, checking the weather, reading the headlines, or even adjusting the temperature in a compatible Smart Home.

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Cube Desktop Timer

Cube Desktop Timer

If they like quirky, this Miracle TimeCube Timer will have them fascinated. Ideal for exercise or tasks that take just a few minutes, this cube automatically sets the countdown depending on which number is on the top, then bleeps when the time has run out. Green and blue options available.

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Storm Cloud

Storm Cloud

Totally fascinating and rather beautiful to look at, the Storm Cloud makes the best gift for those with a real interest in the weather. The glass cloud is filled with a special liquid that crystallizes in different patterns with every change in barometric pressure, so they’ll know when to bring a brolly!

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Mouse Pad

Chocolate Chip Cookie Mouse Pad

Every office has a cookie fiend – the one who always brings baked goods in to treat the rest of the staff. Show your appreciation for their generosity with a chocolate chip cookie mouse pad. Ideal for gaming or just general PC work, this round mat will be the sweetest gift they receive.

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High Five Notes

High Five Notes

Show them how highly you think of them with this set of high five notes. It allows you to details some of their accomplishments, and you can either use it as a way to validate their actual jobs well done, or to exaggerate the little things they do in a satirical way.

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Retro Floppy Disk Coaster Set

Retro Floppy Disk Coaster Set

Take a trip down memory lane with a co-worker by giving them this set of awesome drinks coasters. Designed to look exactly like floppy disks, these brightly colored coasters come with authentic labels, inscribed with retro phrases such as ‘Y2K Update’ and ‘.com Stock Research’.

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Blah! Button

Blah! Button

For those times when they need to deal with that annoying person in the office, you can give them this Blah! button which lets out an annoyed blah blah blah so that you can make fun of them after they leave, or give them a hard time when they’re standing right there.

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Sassy Work Mug

Sassy Work Mug

Passive aggressiveness is a finely tuned skill that not everyone can carry off. This mug will help anyone to vent their spleen in a polite and cheerful way. Printed with a pleasant greeting on the side, this mug will flip the bird to the entire room every time it’s raised.

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Spa Scrubbie and Bath Tea Soak

Spa Scrubbie and Bath Tea Soak

Help them unwind after work with this spa scrubbie that comes with a bath tea soak. They can turn ordinary bath time into a spa experience, and it’s a great way to show them that you care. Be sure to make extras so that you can do the same at home.

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Dundie Award Trophy

Dundie Award Trophy

Fans of The Office will be over the moon to receive their very own Dundie Award, even if it’s not presented by Michael Scott! Standing at 7” tall, this gold colored plastic trophy stands on a 3.5” wide base, with a plaque that’s engraved with the name of the award.

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Deep Sea Sand Art

Deep Sea Sand Art

Sand Art has been around for a long time now, but this one has been reimagined. Captured inside two panes of glass in a black circular frame, this mesmerizing desk accessory will provide endless variations as it’s turned, producing breath-taking sandscapes that are each more stunning than the last.

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Bob Ross Bobblehead with Sound

Bob Ross Bobblehead with Sound

The world became a less colorful place when it lost Bob Ross, but you can keep his spirit alive with this super cute Bobblehead. Not only will his smile brighten someone’s day, but he also comes with a voice, uttering 10 of Bob’s most famous witticisms and wise words.

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Perpetual Calendars

Perpetual Calendars

These calendars look great, and serve a purpose at the same time. They are definitely a conversation starter within the office. They can either mount them on the wall, or have them on their desk. You simply move the magnet to point to the right month and day.

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Notorious Ruth Bader Ginsburg Action Figure

Notorious Ruth Bader Ginsburg Action Figure

Keep a colleague inspired with this pint-sized figurine of the late, great, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Standing at 6” tall, this detailed figure holds a gavel in one hand, with a pointed finger on her other, and is dressed in the imposing black and white robes she wore so beautifully.

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Galileo Globe Thermometer

Galileo Globe Thermometer

With the visual intrigue of a lava lamp but the sheer nerdiness of Galileo’s most famous discovery, this globe thermometer will help them keep track of the changes in the weather. Differently weighted, colored balls rise and fall in response to the temperature, creating a cheerful, mesmerizing effect.

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The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace

The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace

Nothing says I appreciate you better than a book about appreciation in the workplace. Why bother having a mushy moment with them when you can simply give them a book and have that do the talking for you. They’ll definitely feel appreciated just by the gesture.

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Milton's Stapler

Milton's Stapler

They’ve moved my desk four times already this year, and I used to be over by the window, and I could see the squirrels, and they were married, but then, they switched from the Swingline to the Boston stapler, but I kept my Swingline stapler because it didn’t bind up as much, and I kept the staples for the Swingline stapler.

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PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer

PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer

Most people use their mobile more often than their landline, but that means they’re much more prone to contamination. Give them the means to deep clean their device with PhoneSoap. This case uses UV light to destroy 99.99% of germs and bacteria, and also doubles as a charger and speakers, too.

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Employee of the Month Parking Sign

Employee of the Month Parking Sign

Here’s a fun gift to use in an office that doesn’t have an Employee of the Month program. It’s a great way to show that they’re appreciated in the office, and after the first month passes it will become clear that they are the perpetual employee of the month.

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Meditation Box

Meditation Box

Any workplace can be stressful, but with this sweet meditation box, there will be moments of peace and tranquillity, too. Made from birch wood and lined with velvet, this box is filled with sand that can be written in with the included stylus, then gently swirled away, leaving no trace.

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You Rock Gift Basket

You Rock Gift Basket

Show your appreciation for a special co-worker with this awesome, jam-packed hamper from Harry & David. The wooden crate can be used again, while the contents include delectable treats such as popcorn, cheeses, meats, and crackers, along with melt in the mouth cakes and sweet cookies.

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Diy Healing Cuticle Balm

Diy Healing Cuticle Balm

When you’re typing or writing all day every day, your hands can look a bit worse for wear. Take a look at this blog post, which tells you how to make your very own cuticle balm. With no chemicals or nasties in, you can rest assured, knowing that you’re giving your hands what they deserve.

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