Aside from family members, your coworkers can be some of the most important people in your life. Given the amount of time you spend with coworkers, they become people you socialize with and rely on. You and your coworkers support and encourage each other. When it comes time to think of gift ideas for coworkers, it’s important to be thoughtful. Coworker gifts should be appropriate and reflect fitting sentiments. While you may not be able to spend extravagantly, choose gifts that show consideration. The most thoughtfully chosen gift can outshine any big-ticket item.
1. Desktop Clock with Frame
This clock and frame duo made by Bulova will add a touch of elegance to any coworker’s desk. The brushed pewter finish gives it a timeless, classy look. It’s a functional design item that is useful and decorative. Every time your coworker looks at it, they will remember that you gave this charming gift to them.
2. Fun File Folders
These colorful file folders are for the coworker who’d love to have some humor in their workday. The folders have sassy sayings and come in cheerful colors. For those who are tired of boring, plain manila folders, these show off a coworker’s personality and flair.
3. Bonsai Tree
As gift ideas for coworkers who would love to bring the outdoors inside, consider these rosemary bonsai trees. Petite and charming, they don’t take up a lot of space on a desk or mantel. Get positive aromatherapy benefits by releasing oils of leaves.
4. Keurig Coffee Maker
There are always coworkers who constantly crave caffeine. Give them the gift of this compact Keurig coffee maker that will bestow them with hot coffee, brewed to their liking, at the touch of a fingertip. Don’t forget to get them some of their favorite K-Cup Pod brews too.
5. Travel Necktie Case
For the coworker who is always traveling and loves to stay organized, this necktie case is a great idea. It will help keep their ties from wrinkling and will help keep their cufflinks in one location while they’re on the go. It’s the gift they never knew they needed!
6. Noise Cancelling Headphones
If you work in a noisy office or your coworker simply works better when there are no distractions, consider noise-cancelling headphones as gift ideas for coworkers. These Jam headphones are lightweight and have built-in Bluetooth. Your associate will thank you for giving them the gift of productivity and sanity.
7. Beauty Emergency Kit
These make cute gift ideas for coworkers who would appreciate having a pouch chockfull of useful self-care products, including a mini lip balm and nail file. It’s perfect to stash in a desk drawer and grab whenever a minor emergency strikes. Coworkers who like to stay primped and prepared will adore this gift.
8. Bone China Mug Set
These are no ordinary mugs; they are made from delicate yet high quality bone china. Tea and coffee lovers will appreciate drinking from these smooth vessels. Somehow, bone china makes beverages taste even better. The mugs come ready to gift in a handsome box.
9. Wooden Tic Tac Toe Game Board
For the coworker who loves games, this handmade tic tac toe board will make a unique gift. It is portable and they can bring it anywhere to have fun. The board has a vintage design and can also function as a design element. It has a retro feel and makes a great alternative to phone and video games.
10. Scratch the World Map
Adventurers and travel enthusiasts will appreciate this scratch off world map. It allows them to proudly show off countries they’ve been to by scratching off parts of the map. The map will keep them motivated to keep moving and seeing the world whenever they have time off.
11. Convertible Laptop Briefcase Backpack
Is it a backpack? Is it a briefcase? It’s actually both – a versatile, convertible bag for the coworker who needs some flexibility. Perfect for a laptop with its padded compartment, it also has zippered pockets for small essentials and supplies. It also comes with a shoulder strap to make it truly functional.
12. USB Powered Light Bulb
The Amazlab LED Retro Lightbulb provides a convenient, portable light source for coworkers who work late nights at their desks. It also works well for travel, camping, and anywhere else you may need a bright light. Made with anti-break technology, it’s not like your regular light bulb.
13. Cinematic Lightbox
Consider some of these trendy light boxes as gift ideas for coworkers who like to express themselves. Seen everywhere on social media, your coworkers can create personalized messages or quotes that they can display on their desks. There are even emojis and symbols that can be used. USB or batteries can power the light boxes.
14. Spice Grinder Tower
This Gourmet Spice Grinder Tower is for the foodie coworker in your life. No need for them to suffer through flavorless, stale spices with this portable spice grinder. There are five storage jars to store their favorite herbs, spices, salts, and peppers. It’s built to last with a ceramic grinding mechanism.
15. Tea Drops
You can’t forget about gift ideas for coworkers who are tea lovers. Try these organic Tea Drops, made of finely sourced pressed tea leaves and spices. Tea aficionados can have delicious tea instantly. Simply drop one into hot water and there is no mess to clean up afterwards. The Tea Drops come in a reusable wood box.
16. Phone Camera Lens Kit
Mobile lens kits are nifty gift ideas for coworkers who are social media fiends or aspiring photographers. The three lenses in the Insignia phone lens kit provide wide-angled, fisheye, and macro viewing abilities to capture differing shots. The lenses easily clip on and they come in a plush storage pouch.
17. Sushi Push Pins
These Maki Tacks pushpins resemble sushi and add a touch of whimsy to an office environment. They are both fun and functional; when pushpins aren’t being used, they’re easily stored. The base is slip-proof and the cute container makes it easy to organize pushpins in one place.
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18. Leather Journal
This handcrafted leather journal is personalized for that special touch; a coworker who enjoys writing and journaling would treasure this unique gift. You can embellish it with their name, a meaningful phrase, or their initials. The pages are made of high quality paper. It’s a luxurious item that will be enjoyed and appreciated.
19. Pet Activity Tracker
Poof Pea pet activity trackers monitor a pet’s sleep quality, activities, and calories, making them great gift ideas for coworkers who love their pets and want to give them a better quality of life. The pet tracker is lightweight, waterproof, and has a long battery life. Use it with an app on iOS and Android devices.
20. Expandable Vase
The Modgy expandable vase is collapsible and will fold flat when not needed. This is for the coworker who likes to display freshly cut bouquets of flowers, but is tight on space. Vases are thin yet durable; they won’t chip, break, or fade.
21. Beach Zen Garden
Give your coworkers the gift of endless days of being at the beach. This mini beach-themed Zen garden is designed to help with increasing relaxation and mindfulness. The smooth white sand and beach accessories will make it feel like they’re on a tropical getaway.
22. Crackle Coasters
These are hand-fired clay coasters with strikingly beautiful fused glass glazes that add a touch of flair to tabletops. Mimicking sparkling gemstones, no two coasters are alike. The undersides won’t scratch tables as they have felt furniture protectors. Perfect for the coworker who likes to entertain.
23. Essential Oil Roll On
Essential oils have been used for centuries to help people relax and reduce stress. This Cait & Co roll on makes it easy for coworkers to use when they’re in need of some aromatherapy. They simply roll the bottle on temples, neck, and pulse points as needed.
24. Herb Garden Kit
This indoor herb garden kit provides a no-hassle way for your coworker to grow their very own herbs. The seeds are non-GMO and organic. The containers are self-watering and have stainless steel net pots that can be reused. Perfect for those who want fresh herbs for cooking.
25. Gourmet Gift Basket
Gift baskets will always remain classic and classy gift ideas for coworkers. This basket comes with a selection of gourmet crackers, cheese, chocolates, and candies that will satisfy any coworker’s cravings. The basket arrives shrink wrapped and topped with a festive bow.
Before making a final selection for gifts, ask what sort of message the gifts convey about you to your coworkers. The appropriate gift shows that you cared enough to give a thoughtful present to show respect and appreciation. Gifts are given with honest and transparent intentions, not merely to curry favor or make up for underperformance at work. Gifts are about making the recipient happy, not the giver. The gift suggestions above reflect a wide range of items; select those that fit the hobbies, preferences, personalities, and needs of your coworkers. Do you have any other fitting gift ideas for coworkers?