Our co-workers come to feel something like a special blend of friends and family. We spend most of the day interacting with our colleagues in Zoom or the office, and the professional bonds we forge may blossom into a newfound friendship. As this is the season for holiday gift shopping, consider giving your colleagues something they will love and cherish.
- For the Snobby Coffee Lover
- For the Nature Lover Stuck In an Office
- For the Co-worker Who Still Prefers Hand-Written Notes
- For the Raging Sweet Tooth
- For the Co-worker Who Likes to Be Prepared
- For the Clean Freak
- For the Co-worker Always Eating at His or Her Desk
- For the Person Who Gets Cold at Work
- For the Person Who Is Always REALLY Cold at Work
- For the Co-worker Who Loves Pleasant Scents
- For the Person Who’s Always Taking Notes
- For the Office Snacker
- For the Office Buddy Whose Phone Is Always Dead
- For the Pandemic Conscious Co-worker
- For the Pandemic Paranoid Co-worker
- For the Co-worker Who Needs a Bit of Chill
- For the Person Who Always Spills Their Coffee
- For the Co-worker Always Headed to the Water Cooler
- For the Office Tea Lover
- For the Language Loving Co-worker
- For the Co-worker Who Is Super Stressed
- For the Outdoorsman with a Sense of Humor
You know them better than us, so we believe in your ability to choose the best gifts for your co-workers. Whether those gifts are a token of appreciation or for the highly anticipated office Secret Santa, we created an extensive list of our top co-worker gift ideas that are professional yet thoughtful and fun.
Chamberlain Single-Serve Steeped Bags
These single-serve bags of coffee are like instant coffee, except they’re actually delicious, so even the office coffee snob won’t turn up that discerning nose. They combine the teabag and pour-over approach to coffee brewing, allowing for a fresh cup of joe any time with nothing more than hot water.
Bloomscape Silver Pothos Plant
Silver Pothos plants are gorgeous, as is the planter the thing will come in, and they can thrive even in limited lighting conditions. Also, they’re pretty hearty and tend to survive even with less than professional-level horticultural care.
Paper Culture Color Block Stationary
This handsome and sturdy stationary will be a pleasure for anyone who still loves the scratch of pen or pencil on paper. Also, the company plants a tree for every product sold, so there’s a feel-good eco-friendly angle you’re also giving as a part of the gift.
Sugarfina 3-Piece Candy Bento Box
What’s better than three different kinds of candy in one gift? How about three thoughtful curated candies selected just for the recipient? You can craft a Sugarfina Bento Box into the perfect gift for the candy fan in your workplace.
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Welly Human Repair Kit
Of course, you hope your co-worker buddy will never need a bandage or first aid ointment, but they’ll think of you with appreciation if ever they do thanks to this little first aid kit, which is tucked into a tin so charming it may belong on the desk rather than in it.
Brigii Mini Vacuum Cleaner
Small though this vacuum may be, it’s more than capable of keeping a desk or keyboard clean of dust, crumbs, errant staples, and more. Your clean and tidy co-worker will love it, especially if they share a space with people who aren’t so neat.
FinalSpork Collapsible Metal Spork
Unfolded, this handsome stainless steel spork does just fine as a spoon or fork, which is all you can really ask of a spork. But it’s when the thing is packed down that it really impresses: The FinalSpork tucks away into a case that’s smaller than a golf ball.
Everlane Oversized Alpaca Crew
We all have that one co-worker who is always asking if anyone else is cold. Give them a comfy and handsome sweater they can keep at work and toss on when chilled instead of asking HR to crank up the heat.
Lasko MyHeat Mini Space Heater
Sweater not enough? Then this super-compact desktop heater will serve to keep that cold colleague from getting chilled to the bone. It’s about the same size as a thick paperback novel and can heat up an area about the size of a cubicle or smaller office with ease.
P.F Candle Co Teakwood and Tobacco Diffuser
This diffuser looks great there on the desk or reception counter and will fill a space with pleasant scents that aren’t cloying or overpowering but can cut down the potency of the odor wafting in from the break room microwave.
Moleskine Studio Collection Notebook
An even more attractive take on the classic Moleskine notebook, the Studio Collection Notebooks will thrill anyone who still prefers to jot down notes and appointments on paper instead of on their phones.
Harry and David Tower of Treats Signature Gift
Pretty much no one is going to be unhappy with a gift this delicious. From fresh, hand-selected fruits to sweets to nuts and crackers and other snacks, this is one gift you might want to send to your co-worker’s home instead of his office, or much of it will be scavenged away.
Real Graphene G-Lite Power Bank
Every office has one: The guy whose phone is always dead. With this super-fast charger, a standard smartphone can be juiced up past 50% in a matter of minutes and gets a full charge in less than 20 minutes.
Hello Bello Hand Sanitizer
Your co-worker should never feel unsafe or unclean at work, but we don’t want him or her to feel dried out and scaly, either, right? This high-quality hand sanitizer kills germs, not the feeling of healthy hands.
PhoneSoap HomeSoap UV Sanitizer
Got a co-worker who is pretty much terrified of getting sick? Give a bit more peace of mind with this capacious UV sterilizing device that will kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses on phones, memos, mugs, and more.
Cornbread CBD Capsules
CBD can help a co-worker chill without losing their edge, as it activates the bod’s endocannabinoid system and it’s completely non-psychoactive. These capsules make it easy for your work buddy to get a quick dose of calm.
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Ably St. Tropez Button Up Shirt
Ably garments are made with filium technology that allows this 98% cotton shirt to shed liquid (and semi-solids — hear that, mustard?) like a raincoat sheds rain. Your co-worker can literally spill all over himself without making a mess. Well, aside from his pants and the floor and desk and such.
This desktop water station keeps water cold for hours and can store enough water to hydrate an average adult all day long, so your work buddy will be hydrated, healthy, and won’t need to go near the cluster of folks in the break room.
Vobaga Mug Warmer
Cold tea is a bummer (unless it’s iced tea) but with this capable little mug warmer, that won’t happen for at least four hours, that being the device’s run time. And of course, it works fine for coffee, too.
The classic paper page-a-day calendar will always be welcome on a worker’s desk even in the digital age. This one will help build up the vocabulary of that word-loving … work … person.
Headspace Meditation Gift
Gift your stressed-out work buddy a month of meditation and you might just bring a bit more chill to the whole office as their whole vibe changes for the calm and collected.
Got a work buddy who wishes he was a camping buddy instead? These replica mini tents will provide a laugh when opened and any time a new client happens by.
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