Co-worker gifts can be fun to give and receive. But, what is approriate in an office setting?
If you have ever been involved in an office party where you exchange gifts, you might be lost trying to figure out what to buy! We’ve rounded up 25 co-worker gift ideas that work perfectly in an office setting.
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GIFT IDEAS FOR CO-WORKERS
1. Docking Station
Give them a cool way to store their phones and pens during the day – while giving the phone a charge in the docking station.
Stuck in an office all day can be tough for those who love the outdoors. You can find these through many retailers, including a few on Etsy.
3. Coffee Mug Warmer
Maybe your co-worker can’t get to the coffee machine as often as they’d like? Now they can keep their java nice and warm with a coffee mug warmer!
4. Ear Buds
How about a fun pair of ear buds instead of the plain old white/black ones?
5. Monogrammed Desk Organizer
What a nice way to keep their workstation neat than with a cute monogrammed desk organizer?
6. Desk Light
Maybe it can be a bit dark in the office? Give them the gift of light with a desk light — that will even charge a phone.
7. Rechargeable Power Cell
Give them a way to charge their phone in a pinch with a power cell. You can get all kinds of colors and prints!
A fun and easy way to spruce up any cubicle or file cabinet. Inspirational magnets are not only uplifting, but also affordable!
9. Mini Zen Garden
A mini zen garden is the perfect way to chill between stressful staff meetings and conference calls.
PERSONALIZED CO-WORKER GIFT IDEAS
1. Customize business card case
These are always great options for gifts. One company we love is Woodchuck. They plant a tree with every purchase made. You even get the coordinates as to where they planted the tree. Nothing beats giving back.
2. Personalized mouse pad
What a fun way to personalize their work space! There are many styles and options available.
3. Word art
Let’s face it, sometimes work can be a drag. Help erase negative energy with a cool word art print! Most can be downloaded instantly and all you need to do is add a frame to finish the look.
4. Gift card or certificate
Grab a gift certificate to a nearby restaurant so they can grab lunch or their favorite cup of coffee! Watch for bonus gift card offers, where you can get a free card with your purchase. Ebay also offers gift cards at a discount.
5. Personalized glasses case
Get a case made with your co-workers’ name or monogram stitched or engraved on it. I love this gorgeous silver case from Etsy.
6. Bottle of wine
If you find it appropriate, a bottle of wine or liquor might be the perfect gift for a co-worker. Make them a personalized wine bag to put it in as well.
7. Sports items
If your co-worker is into sports, find something fun to support his or her favorite team. One fun thing we found were these adorable mugs with nets (or a glove).
8. Travel mug
Get a personalized travel mug and fill with their favorite coffees or teas. There are many styles to choose from, making this a perfect gift idea for just about anyone.
9. Chocolate Truffles
Nearly everyone loves chocolate! Give them a nice little box of truffles, and they can indulge and work and not have to share them!
FUNNY OFFICE GIFTS FOR CO-WORKERS
1. Funny Tissue Holder
What a fun way to stop the spread of germs at the office! I love this Tiki Tissue box holder!
2. Funny Sticky Notes
You have to be able to laugh at work, right? Help them with these honest acronym stickies.
3. No! Button
A No Button makes the perfect, funny little gift for the person who always has to say it…or maybe always wants to say it.
4. Plant Pens
These plant pens appear to be a plant — but it’s pens! I fun way to dress up your desk (and in interesting conversation piece).
5. Brain Teasers
Find a way to break up their day with some brain teasers. These small puzzles from Urban Outfitters are affordable (and pretty cute).
6. Funny coffee mug
Find a mug that shares your real feelings about meetings, like this “I survived another meeting that should have been an e-mail” mug.
7. Desk fan or heater
This is the perfect gift for the co-worker who is always adjusting the thermostat. I love this cute Little Big Fan that runs from a USB setting. If someone is always cold, then grab them a mini heater!
8. Desk Supplies Holder
This tape, pen and sticky note holder is sure to crack up anyone on your list.
9. Cup or Bottle Holder
This is desk cup holder is perfect for the co-worker who is always spilling his or her drink.
What have you given to your co-workers? Anything more to add to our list?
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