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30 Gifts for Coworkers That Will Make The 9 to 5 More Bearable

Updated on May 8, 2020 Updated on May 8, 2020
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    Although you spend most of your day with them, buying gifts for your coworkers can be tricky. If you are looking for holiday gift ideas for your secret Santa gift exchange or a pick me up fun office gift for, we rounded up some great gifts to give your cubical mate or lunchroom buddy. From pretty workspace organizers to funny food theft deterrents, we have got something for every type of coworker.

  1. Laser Cut Notebook
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    Thoughts and notes, sketches and doodles: in the high tech, multi-screen digital age, there is still nothing more satisfying than putting point to paper. This handmade journal elevates gifting and inspires self-expression in poetry and verse. These laser cut and hand-bind each journal in Los Angeles, Made from certified sustainable wood in the United States, this makes the perfect gift for a friend or for jotting down your own ideas, doodles, and everyday thoughts.

  3. Notepad
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    Some people get to do what they love for a job. Follow their passions and all that. The rest of us have to try to get through the day and earn another dollar. It could be worse, but at times it feels like drowning in a sea of meaningless tasks and unnecessary procedures. If there are some people in your white elephant exchange that fit into this sadder category, here’s a coworker gift that will let them know they’re not alone.

  5. Fun Business Card Holder
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    The leather business card holder is the perfect gift to your friends, families or as a company flair. Part stock business card holder is very lightweight, approximately 25 Name cards or Credit Card and thin so that it fits perfectly in your blazer pocket or even a small purse; you can carry it easily on the go. The best gift for someone who is always networking.

  7. Food Theft Deterrent Labels
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    Anyone who watches the evening news knows that crime is on the rise everywhere. No one is safe. But that doesn’t mean you have to be a victim of lunch theft. These vinyl warning stickers are a must-have for anyone tired of making the same freakin’ meal twice. Whether it’s for a friend, coworker, family member, or other acquaintance, or whether it’s meant to keep your food safe from any of these sticky-fingered folk, these food deterrent labels are just what you need to protect your next meal in this barbarous age.

  9. Bento Lunch Containers
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    Save the planet, save oceans, stay healthy, and say no to plastic. The top portion is leak-proof, first of its kind in 3 compartment Stainless Steel lunch boxes. he product comes with a bonus organic reusable lunch bag that is made of 100% natural cotton that can be used to carry the lunch box to school or work.

  11. Desk Organizer
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    This beautiful bill organizer desktop has a two-tier mail sorter, accessory compartment, accessory drawer, and a set of calendar blocks, allowing you to stay organized and on top of the task at hand. Made of a light finished wood with a black handle and black painted calendar blocks, this greeting card organizer set will match any décor and makes a great desk accessory. It can be used as a pencil holder, stapler holder, paper holder, and even an iPhone holder.

  13. Tricks to Appear Smart In Meetings Book
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    Complete with illustrated tips, examples, and scenarios, they give you actionable ways to use words like “actionable” to sound smart. Every type of meeting is covered, from general meetings where you stopped paying attention almost immediately, to one-on-one meetings you zoned out on, to impromptu meetings you were painfully subjected to at the last minute. It’s all here.

  15. Infuser Bottle
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    Staying hydrated is the key to a healthy lifestyle. From boosting fat burning and weight loss, improving the mood, immune, and digestive systems, feeling rejuvenated, and experiencing increased energy levels, the benefits of drinking more water are numerous and well documented but too often ignored. Take control of your hydration and create your natural fruit, veggie, and herbs based refreshing detox infused water.

  17. Dammit Doll
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    When life gives you that crazy urge to scream and destroy, Dammit Doll is here to support you. Go ahead – THROW, SLAM, and WHACK the ultimate stress relief tool. The Classic Dammit Doll is engineered to absorb all that negative energy so you can let go and get your happy back on. Available here in a surprise print, but also available to purchase in a print of your choice.

  19. Flight 101 Shoe Bags
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    You don’t want a stiletto snagging a silk blouse! Flight 001’s exclusive Go Clean bags are the perfect travel and commuting. The heavyweight washable nylon material conceals odors and contains messes, making packing (and unpacking) simple and sanitary. Including two heels bags that fit up to a women’s size 11 shoe. Bags scrunch shut with drawstring closure.

  21. Blackwing Journal
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    Every Blackwing Slate is made with the finest materials in the world. With a durable, water-resistant polyurethane cover and dual-sewn binding, the canvas spine allows this notebook to lie flat. It’s also the perfect size. The Slate features a built-in elastic band as a pencil loop that comes loaded with a Blackwing pencil, so you’ll always have a pencil handy. The Blackwing pencil is made from genuine incense cedar, Japanese graphite, aluminum ferrule, and our iconic square pink eraser.

  23. Travel Mug
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    The Ello Jane ceramic travel mug is the perfect way to enjoy your favorite hot beverage when you are on-the-go. Jane’s 18-ounce capacity and comfy carry handle will make you want to have this mug by your side all day. With a modern design and fashionable accents, this travel mug looks and works great on your kitchen table as you prepare for your day, in your car’s cup holder to help get you through your commute or on your desk for a pick me up throughout your day.

  25. Floppy Disk Coasters
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    These coasters look so real your coworkers will question if you’ve ditched present-day technology for vintage 1.44 MB floppy. These make the perfect gift for nerds and retro lovers in your life. For ages 30+.

  27. Personal Coffee Maker
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    Small and lightweight, this unit is the perfect size for tight counter spaces or tiny cubicles in the workplace and can be easily transported from one location to the next. In addition, the mug is equipped with a comfort grip Band and is tapered to fit most vehicle cup holders. If you prefer to set up the appliance in your kitchen permanently, you can just grab the mug and take your coffee cup to go. If they like they coffee pressed, this Portable Bodum French Press is the way to go.

  29. Donkey Desktop Notepad
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    Your loyal desktop companion. Morris the Mule – or Horse, you decide! – stands ready to help when you need to dash off a quick reminder note for yourself or tell your officemates where you’re at. Never miss or misplace a reminder. The head is a handy clip, like a clothespin. Squeeze the ears, slip your note into the mouth, and Morris will keep your notes where you can’t miss them.

  31. Portable Standing Desk
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    Do you know that person at work who keeps talking about getting a standing desk? That’s who this is for. This multifunctional table will be a perfect addition to the Office or home. Use it as a multifunctional workstation, a standing desk for office work, a snack tray for watching TV, a laptop or tablet stand for relaxing in bed or a food table to enjoy breakfast in bed!

  33. Desk Cup Holder Clip
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    This is a pretty awesome gift for anyone really. They can protect their computer and paperwork with this little gadget. It prevents spills and condensation all over your desk from cold drinks. It can be attached to the edge of desks or shelves to securely hold drinks and other things.

  35. Desk Paper Organizer
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    What’s better than one stackable paper tray? Two stackable paper trays for the classroom! This beautiful letter sorter set gives you plenty of versatility to store all your important documents in a letter tray organizer.  Made with durable gold electro-plating, this two-tier tray paper sorter organizer is as strong as it is beautiful. It will match any décor and elevate your style as a home office and teacher desk decor.

  37. Whiskey Mug
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    Start happy hour early. Some people call these a gag gift. But they’re also a high quality, a fun mug that will be loved but used for a long time. It holds 16oz of your favorite liquid – that’s a lot of coffee, whiskey, wine or beer!  Enamel construction is lightweight but extremely durable. “Probably Whiskey” is printed on both sides – perfect for left and right-handed people. This coffee mug makes a great gift for the coffee or whiskey lover in your life!

  39. Fancy Stapler
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    Say goodbye to boring. Attractive stapler with a gold, metallic base and chic, navy plastic top adds style to any desktop.  A classic smooth finish combines with a sleek, contoured design for comfort and ease of use.

  41. Pretty File Folders
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    All the encouragement needed to get–and stay—organized, our folder set features classic Rifle Paper Co. floral patterns with gold foil accents. A pleasantly weighty paper means they’ll last through more than a few spring cleanings. Pair these with some fun pens and you got a great gift.

  43. Favorite Bitch Wine Glass
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    Looking for the perfect gift for your work bestie? Look no further. This wine glass probably says it all. Nothing like gossiping and bitching about work over some wine.

  45. Brainstorms, Big Ideas and Back-up Plans
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    Galison’s Multi-Tasker Journal is uniquely sized to grasp in hand, carry under your arm or slide into the smallest of bags, making it the perfect mini-organizer for people on the go. Enclosed with a secure elastic band, the tasker contains a notebook, planner and a folder to store business cards, receipts, tickets and passports. The cover is made of vegan leather and gold foil stamped with a mantra to carry you thru the day.

  47. Desk Fan
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    This one for the person who is always complaining they are hot. This sleek fan features a bionic shell sculpt and classic black finish that will blend seamlessly with a variety of room decors. With a upwards and downwards adjustable pitch angle, allows you to direct the airflow for optimal cool air.

  49. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
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    For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. “F**k positivity,” Mark Manson says. “Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it.” In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let’ s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected modern society.

  51. Work Timer
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    The simplicity of this uniquely designed clock makes it easy to stay on schedule. For those looking for a time management tool or office tracking tool, the Cube Timer is perfect for staying on task, maintaining focus and improving productivity in strategies like the Pomodoro method.

  53. Magnetic Cord Wrangler
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    Cable Wrangler is here to get your messy cables back in line. Let’s be real… there’s a good chance you’re within 3 feet of some tangled charging cables right now. With the Cable Wrangler’s powerful magnet, your cords snap easily in place and stay neat and organized until you need them again. It’s an attractive solution to keep all your wires in check.

  55. We’re Getting Pizza Gym Bag
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    If she’s a work out gal she might as well carry her gym clothes in a fun bag like the work it out gym bag after this we’re getting pizza from Ban.do. Inspired by all things fun, disco balls, confetti cannons, and fizzy cocktails, to name a few, Ban.do specializes in gifts and accessories that pack a stylish punch. Pop on a Ban.do with bright colors, irreverent patterns and lots of sparkles and prepare yourself for the zillions of compliments that you’re gonna get.

  57. Made In The Office
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    Uninspired by Chipotle? And sick of Panera? Made in the Office helps you reclaim your workday lunch (as well as breakfast and snacks) by showing you how to make simple and healthy meals in your office kitchen – all with just a hot water, microwave and toaster. And you don’t need to think ahead the night before, either. You can make 70 quick, simple and healthy dishes in your lunch hour.

  59. Starbucks Gift Card
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    Is someone always going on a Starbucks run? Give the caffeine addict in the Office exactly what they want, more caffeine! Starbucks Cards are redeemable at most SB locations and starbucks.com/card.