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.
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.
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.
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.
Mini Money Tree
According to Feng Shui, the Money Tree brings good fortune to its owner. If you know someone who could do with an upturn in luck, this mini tree will make a thoughtful and symbolic gift. Said to reduce stress and anxiety, this air purifying plant comes ready-planted in a pot.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Work Would Succ Without You Coworker Gift Set
This lovely set would make a beautiful gift for the co-worker you enjoy spending your 9 to 5 with. With a choice of twelve delicious scents available, the candle in this box is made from 100% soy wax, while the succulent plant will make a pretty addition to their desk.
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.
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.
Phone Transfer Digital Photo Frames
They won’t need to miss you at all with the Aura digital frame, because once it’s linked to your device, you can send photos no matter where they are. Delivered instantly, the Aura is a great way to keep them in the loop, including snaps from wild office Christmas parties.
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!).
Big Personality Desk Signs
If you have a good relationship with the boss and he or she has a good sense of humor, this desk sign will make a fabulous gift. With two funny phrases available, this aluminum and plastic plaque will remind everyone of the pecking order in their particular office.
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.
5-in-1 Tool Pen
It always pays to be prepared, and this stylish pen will make sure they’re equipped for all kinds of DIY. Incorporating a screwdriver, bubble level, ruler, and stylus, this pen is also fully functional, and comes with a clip so they can keep it safely attached to their pocket.
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.
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.
Inspirational Succulent Planters
If a much-loved colleague is leaving, send her on her way with this set of three succulent planters. With a sentimental plant pun on each one, these ceramic pots are the ideal size for succulents and cacti, and will make her think of you whenever she waters her foliage.
Be... Inspirational Paperweight
Made from lead-free pewter, this intriguing paperweight will be a real conversation starter at work. The ellipses part of the ‘BE…’ holds one of the 72 motivational and inspirational cards included, to give them a different quality to work towards every day.
F Bomb Paperweight
Cussing colleagues will display this paperweight with pride on their desk. Handmade from reclaimed steel, this clever paperweight features the letter ‘f’, along with a ‘bomb’, so they can swear as much as they like without having to say a word! It makes boring meetings a little bit easier to bear.
Thoughtful Coworker Candle
They’ll know exactly how important they are to you when you buy them this delightful candle. Hand poured using soy wax, this co-worker candle is available in a range of mouth-wateringly seasonal scents, and features a sweet label that tells them how much they figure in your working life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Going Away Coworker Necklace
If you’ve come to regard a co-worker as a friend, mark her departure from the company with this beautiful pendant. Made to represent the unbreakable bond forged between friends, this pendant comes with a choice of chain lengths, and a wonderfully sentimental presentation card to explain the thought behind it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gourmet Champagne & Truffles Gift Basket
Whether it’s for a birthday, Christmas, retirement, or special occasion, this hamper will make a luxurious gift for a co-worker. Packed with decadent English toffee caramels, French chocolate truffles, and Belgian chocolate, this faux leather basket also includes key lime cookies and a bottle of sparkling wine of your choice.
Capture that summer feeling all year long with this very pretty paperweight. Made from resin, this clear globe encapsulates a real dandelion seed head in all of its perfect, puffy glory. Available in standard or large sizes, it’s a sweet way to bring sunshine to a co-worker’s desk.
P. F. Candle Co. Candles
Candles are the easiest way to create a relaxing ambience, so if you have a co-worker who tends to get stressed, this candle will make a useful gift. Hand-poured into an apothecary-style jar, this soy wax candle comes in a range of delightful scents, so there’ll be one to suit everyone.
Portable Lunch Bowl
Bringing your lunch to work can get dull, especially if you end up with the same sandwiches every day. Take this portable lunch bowl with you and fill it with all kinds of lunches; soups and salads, even pasta. You’ll shake up your lunches and reduce your contribution to landfill.
Fix it Kit
Help keep them equipped in any fix-it emergency with this easy to carry toolkit. Unlike a bulky workman’s version, this one comes in a black zip-up vegan leather case, and includes a hammer, flashlight, pliers, screwdriver, bits, measure, and other essentials. It’s also available in pink.
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.
Blue Light Blocking Glasses
Even those with 20/20 vision will benefit from a pair of blue light blocking glasses. Capable of inducing headaches, eye strain, and insomnia, the blue light on computer screens, phones, and the TV is filtered out by these specs, making the workplace a healthier place to be.
Shattered Glass Ceiling Paperweight
A touching gift for female co-workers, this shattered glass ceiling paperweight will serve as a reminder of how far women have come in business, and how far they can go. A lead pewter frame holds a piece of cracked glass between two solid panes for an unusual and poignant look.
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.
A Year of Gratitude
An attitude of gratitude has been proven to pay dividends and enrich practitioner’s lives in many ways. Help someone kick-start a life of abundance with this sweet set, that includes 52 thank you notes to send to people who have made their life better; one for each week of the year.
Cat Eyeglasses Holder
Cat’s eyes shine bright in the dark, so let this little kitty direct a specs-wearer to their favorite pair of glasses. Hand-carved from sheesham wood by Fair Trade Indian artisans, this cute puss can hold any pair of spectacles gently on its face, so its owner knows just where to find them.
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.
If they’d rather be on the links than in the office, you should get them this desktop golf game. When the boss isn’t watching that can practice their miniature sized putting and at least be able to immerse themselves in some sort of golf game.
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.
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.
Blue Bottle Coffee Subscription
Coffee lovers all have their favorite ways to take it – some like decaf, while others prefer an espresso or a blend of different beans. The Blue Bottle Club will deliver a monthly supply of freshly roasted beans straight to their door, from artisan growers from around the world.
You're the Shiz Shirt
Whether they love dogs or just enjoy a funny play on words, this tee will make a sweet gift. Available in 7 heather colors, this shirt is soft and comfy with the right amount of stretch, and will look great for casual Fridays or weekends chilling at home.
On-the-Go Espresso Maker
With this gadget in your desk, you’ll be able to brew a hot cup of espresso whenever you need it. It’ll taste just like the one from your favorite coffee shop, just without the hefty price tag. This maker weighs less than half a pound and requires no filters, making cleaning a breeze.
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’.
Good as Gold Gift Basket
This hamper will keep one lucky person well-stocked with goodies for weeks to come, thanks to the abundance of delicious snacks inside. Presented in a traditional woven basket, this set consists of chocolate, popcorn, wafers, cookies, dried fruit, and nuts, and is finished off with a beautiful solid color ribbon.
Custom Map and Pen Desk Set
If your colleague has a soft spot for a particular place, give them a reminder of it every day with this beautiful desk set. The 4” squared base is made from acrylic and encapsulates a section of map detailing their special location, along with a chrome pen holder and pen on top.
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.
Compendium Desktop Ornament
Whether they like steampunk or just favor gifts with a historical meaning, this Compendium Desktop Ornament will make their day. Intricately detailed, this brass ornament features both a working compass and a working sundial inside that will intrigue anyone who happens past their desk.
Spark Plug Plane Paperweight
Super cute and made from recycled items, this paperweight will make an unusual desk accessory. The perfect gift for co-workers who like aviation, this plane is made from a spark plug, butter knife, and various nuts and bolts which all add up to this quirky little plane.
This paperweight has a famous Einstein quote about imagination, and adds in some graphic representations about linear thinking versus imagination. It’s great for someone that is very imaginative, because it will give them confidence that their imagination matters more.
Keep Going' Paperweight
Nothing is permanent, and this unusual paperweight will remind them of that when they’re having a hard day. Displaying a quote by Winston Churchill, this paperweight will encourage them to keep moving forward, even when it feels impossible. Made from lead-free pewter for an ‘industrial chic’ look.
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.
Funny Dog Pun Shirts
Spending time with colleagues means you get to know their likes and dislikes. If one of them is a dog lover with a GSOH, these Milky Mug tees will make the perfect gift. With a wide range of breeds, characters, and celebrities available, this shirt makes a fun and comfy present.
Inspirational Pencil Set
Inspiration is everywhere, even in the everyday objects we take for granted. Take this set of five pencils, for example. Made from wood with a #2 lead, each pencil wears a different color, and includes a motivational quote in gold lettering on the side.
Nailed It Desk Organizer
Add some industrial chic to their workspace with this amazing desk organizer. Handmade from reclaimed steel, this organizer uses salvaged tool parts to make up the various compartments, and makes an ideal business card holder that customers won’t forget in a hurry.
Super Magnetic Putty
Here’s a really cool desk topper, it’s putty that they can play with, but it’s also magnetic, so it’s great for sticking paper clips to. It’s also good for cleaning up messes like when you drop a bunch of staples or paper clips.
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.
Hello Darkness My Old Friend Coffee Mug
To get through the working day, you need a mug as big as your head to fill it with either tea or coffee. This one is 15oz. and has a large handle, perfect for holding all of the good stuff. It’s both dishwasher and microwave safe so it’s durable enough to last those long work days.
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8 Diy Coworker Gifts
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.
Diy Carabiner Key Chain
If you know someone who is losing their keys all the time, this DIY carabiner key chain holder is absolutely perfect. It costs just over $2 a piece so you’ll be saving serious money just by making it, instead of buying a ready made key holder from the store.
Diy Hanging Watch Holder
Having a nice watch is the perfect way to finish off an outfit, but what if you own more than one? Display them where you can see them with this DIY holder. You’ll know how many you’ve got and be able to easily decide which one to wear with every outfit you choose.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Diy Coffee Body Scrub
Taking your used coffee grounds and turning them into a body scrub sounds disgusting, but it’s actually really good for you. The caffeine can brighten your skin, while the coconut oil you add gives moisture to dry skin. It’s just a winning combination and it’s so much cheaper to make than to buy.
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