36 Gifts for Coworkers That’ll Make Work More Bearable

By Laura Fiebert | Updated: February 28, 2024

    Let’s be real; your work fam is basically your second crew. You’re clocking in more face time with them than your actual family sometimes, which makes them a big deal in your daily life. But when it comes to nailing that perfect coworker gift, it can feel like you’re trying to solve a Rubik’s cube blindfolded, right?

    No sweat, though. We’ve scouted out some seriously fun and quirky gifts for your office buddies that are perfect for any and every work celebration—be it holiday cheer, a new job fiesta, or just a casual “you’re awesome” vibe. And hey, we’re all about keeping it wallet-friendly, so there’s a bunch of budget-conscious options in the mix to ensure you can spread the love without stressing your bank account.

    Whether you’re diving into the Secret Santa pool or just want to brighten your desk neighbor’s day with a little something, our guide is packed with genius picks. Think sleek desk organizers to zhuzh up their space or hilarious gadgets to keep their lunch safe from snack bandits. Trust us; we’ve got all the bases covered to help you score major points with your cubicle comrades or your break room bestie.

  1. Dammit Doll
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    When life gives you that crazy urge to scream and destroy, Dammit Doll is here to support you. So 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 happiness back on. Available here in a surprise print, but also available to purchase in a print of your choice. A funny and unique gift for your favorite angry coworker.

  3. Mini Desk Fridge
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    Convenient + lightweight, the Cooluli classic 4-liter thermo-electric Cooler/warmer mini fridge sports a matte finish and a perfectly portable modern profile.

  5. Temperature-Controlled Smart Mug
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    This mug keeps your drink perfectly hot for up to 1.5 hours on a full charge or all day on the newly redesigned charging coaster. Choose the exact temperature you prefer (between 120°F – 145°F). In addition, the Ember bright mug allows you to control it with your smartphone. Pair with the Ember app to set your temperature, customize presets, receive notifications, and more.

  7. 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 keep all your office supplies organized and on top of the task at hand. Made of light-finished wood with a black handle and black-painted calendar blocks, this greeting card organizer set will match any décor and make a great desk accessory. It can be used as a pencil holder, stapler holder, paper holder, and even an iPhone holder.

  9. Notepad
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    Some people get to do what they love for a job. Follow their passions and all that. We must try to get through the day and earn another dollar. It could be worse, but it sometimes feels like drowning in meaningless tasks and unnecessary procedures. So, 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.

  11. Productivity Clock
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    Time can get lost when you’re deep in work. A stylish and innovative digital desk timer and the clock will help them be more productive. The simplicity of this uniquely designed watch makes it easy to stay on schedule. For those looking for time management or office tracking, the timer is perfect for staying on task, maintaining focus, and improving productivity in strategies like the Pomodoro method.

  13. 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. 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—a great Christmas gift idea for your favorite caffeine junky.

  15. Take it One AYFKM at a Time Candle.
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    This lavender-scented floral soy wax candle is the perfect inspirational gift for that coworker who likes a good laugh and loves a good candle! With a burn time between 45-55 hours, this candle will surely delight and relax your coworker friend for hours. So whether it’s their birthday, anniversary, or just a present to remind them of an inside-office joke, this candle will surely be a hit!

  17. Mini Tea Gift Set
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    Cup of Sunshine organic tea is a healing herbal tea hand-blended with organic herbs such as turmeric and ginger. This wellness gift box was crafted to reduce stress and soothe your soul, just like a hug from your grandma. This soothing and refreshing tea is the perfect cup of sunshine. The gift box contains 2x teabags, a 2oz bottle of Florida honey in an adorable bear container, a hand-poured Sea Salt + Sage Soy Candle, and a pair of comfy ultra-Luxe Cloud Socks. These luxe knit socks feel like walking on clouds. Made from the softest fabric you will ever touch.

  19. 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 sessions you zoned out on to impromptu meetings you were painfully subjected to at the last minute. It’s all here.

  21. Desk Fan
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    This one is 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 various room decors. An adjustable and adjustable pitch angle allows you to direct the airflow for optimal cool air.

  23. Infuser Water Bottle
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    Staying hydrated is the key to a healthy lifestyle. From boosting fat burning and weight loss to improving 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 natural fruit, veggie, and herbs-based refreshing detox-infused water.

  25. Bear Desktop Sticky Notes Pad
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    Your loyal desktop companion. This bear is ready to help when you must dash off a quick reminder note for yourself or tell your officemates where you’re at. Never miss or misplace a reminder. She will keep your notes where you can’t miss them.

  27. Gourmet Gift Basket
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    Many food gift baskets are filled with inferior items, weirdly processed things, and those gross little strawberry-flavored candies. Not this one; this is a gourmet gift basket! The basket includes caramels, crackers, cheese spread, olives, cookies, and a nice mix of sweet and savory treats. In addition, the basket consists of a personalized message. This makes a nice closing gift from realtors to their clients—the perfect gift for the holiday season.

  29. Desk Cup Holder Clip
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    This is a pretty awesome gift for anyone. 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.

  31. 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 grab the mug and take your coffee cup to go. If they like their coffee pressed, this Portable Bodum French Press is the way to go.

  33. Blackwing Journal
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    Every Blackwing Slate is made with the finest materials in the world. The canvas spine allows this notebook to lie flat with a durable, water-resistant polyurethane cover and dual-sewn binding. It’s also the perfect size. In addition, 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.

  35. Desktop Essential Oil Diffuser
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    This adorable desktop diffuser gives them a bit of zen at their desks. It lights up and cycles through 7 colors, with the ability to pause on a chosen color or turn off the light. Then, add just 5 to 7 drops of essential oil, allowing the aroma to float in the air, soothing your mood and relieving stress and fatigue. In addition, the ultrasonic technology delivers a fine and stable cool mist, which increases the air humidity without dampening your furniture or floor.

  37. Portable Standing Desk
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    Do you know someone 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 desk for office work, a snack tray for watching TV, a laptop or tablet stand for relaxing, or a food table to enjoy breakfast in bed!

  39. Brainstorms, Big Ideas, and BacBackupans
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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.

  41. 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 and chargers 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.

  43. 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 must live with it.” In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. Instead, he tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing 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.

  45. Favorite Bitch Wine Glass
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    Are you looking for the perfect gift for your work bestie? Look no further. This wine tumbler probably says it all. Nothing like gossiping and bitching about work over some wine. A great inexpensive gift for your work best friend.

  47. 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 hot water, a microwave, and a toaster. And you don’t need to think ahead the night before, either. You can make 70 quick, simple, healthy dishes in your lunch hour.

  49. 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+.

  51. Lunch Bento Box
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    Save the planet, save oceans, stay healthy, and say no to plastic. The top portion is leak-proof silicon, the first of its kind in stainless steel lunch boxes. The product is eco-friendly and leak-proof—a thoughtful gift for your favorite coworker who is always brown-bagging it.

  53. Pretty File Folders
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    Our folder set features classic Rifle Paper Co. floral patterns with gold foil accents with all the encouragement needed to get- and stay- organized. 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.

  55. Laser Cut Notebook
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    Thoughts and notes, sketches and doodles: Nothing is more satisfying than putting the point to the paper in the high-tech, multi-screen digital age. 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, make the perfect gift for a friend or for jotting down your ideas, doodles, and everyday thoughts.

  57. Whiskey Mug
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    Start happy hour early. Some people call these gag gifts. But they’re also a high-quality, fun mug that will be loved but used for a long time, especially during Zoom meetings, if you know what I mean. It holds 11oz of your favorite liquid – that’s a lot of coffee, whiskey, wine, or beer! The mug is lightweight but highly durable. This coffee mug makes a great gift for the coffee or whiskey lover in your life!

  59. Screen Cleansing Towelettes
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    Okay, don’t freak out, but your phone is likely ten times as dirty as a toilet seat—ask the scientists who ran a study on it at the University of Arizona. But there’s good news: It’s super easy to clean thanks to these to-go-friendly packs of nontoxic towelettes with charming interior designs. So wipe down your phone, laptop, or glasses, wait ten seconds to dry, then enjoy germ-free. Ahhh, much better.

  61. Desk Paper Organizer
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    What’s better than one stackable paper tray? Two stackable paper trays! This beautiful letter sorter set gives you plenty of versatility to store all your essential documents in a letter tray organizer. Made with durable rose gold electro-plating, this two-tier tray paper sorter organizer is as strong as beautiful—a great way to jazz up your home office.

  63. Food Theft Deterrent Stickers
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    Everyone who watches the evening news knows that crime is everywhere. No one is safe. But that doesn’t mean you must be a lunch theft victim. These warning stickers are a must-have for anyone tired of making the same freakin’ meal twice. Everyone knows that the skull and crossbones symbol means “poison,” so these are the perfect deterrent. There are 500 stickers on the roll. 

  65. 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.

  67. A Chocolate Stash
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    Working those long shifts, they might need a stash of treats. Right now, there is slavery on cocoa farms in West Africa. This is the result of the unequally divided cocoa chain. Tony’s Chocolonely exists to change that. Their vision is 100% slave-free chocolate. Not just their chocolate, but all chocolate worldwide. They have developed a sourcing and business model that is fully transparent and scalable for any chocolate manufacturer to adopt.

  69. 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 constantly networking.

  71. Happy Hour Gift Box
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    Give your favorite drinking work buddy this delicious gift basket filled with goodies for a happy hour at home. The box comes with Mayana Chocolate Salted Caramels, Cookies & Cream Gourmet Popcorn, and W&P Craft Cocktail Syrup (Select from 3 options), and it all comes with a deluxe gift wrapping and a handwritten card.

  73. Shoe Bags
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    You don’t want a stiletto snagging a silk blouse! Flight 001’s exclusive Go Clean bags are perfect for travel and commuting. The heavyweight washable nylon material conceals odors and contains messes, 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.