12 Gifts for Coworkers That Will Make You the Office Hero
There are people who are easy to shop for, and there are people who aren’t. And when it comes to your coworkers, you might find yourself scrambling to find the right gift. Between Secret Santas, holiday parties, or white elephant exchanges, it can be hard to guess what is a great present and what is a total dud. But, there are a few ideas we’ve cooked up that are sure to please your office pals, even if you haven’t spent much time with them beyond exchanging pleasantries in the break room. Oh, hey, look who just became the most popular person in the office. Hint: It’s you!
1. Urban Outfitters Bear Hug Planter ($18): A cheery desk plant makes an amazing gift for any coworker, especially if they have a green thumb. And this bear-shaped planter makes any plant look bear-y cute too.
2. Zest of Times Cactus Photo Holder ($20): Have a coworker with lots of photos of family and friends? Give them something fun to display their loved ones proudly from their cubicle.
3. Staples Custom Mugs ($10): Print your coworker’s favorite picture, their name, a personal logo, or just a cute phrase on a mug that’s just for them. Plus, it will keep other people from stealing it from the office kitchen.
4. Thymes Fraser Fir Poured Candle ($32): A festive candle with notes of balsam fir is exactly what your coworker needs to celebrate the season (as long as they don’t burn it in the office).
5. Fuzzy Babba Red-Nosed Reindeer Slipper Sock ($14): You’ll go down in history just like Rudolph as the best gift giver in the office when your coworker unwraps these painfully adorable slippers. They might even be tempted to kick off their heels and wear them right there.
6. FORITO Mac Keyboard Cover ($8): Your coworker can keep their MacBook keyboard clean and germ-free while also adding a little bit of customized decoration to their workspace with this cover. It’s made of a light silicone that fits right over the regular keyboard and can be removed and washed with regular soap and water.
7. E ECSEM Mini Desktop Vacuum ($9): Do you have a coworker who is always eating at their desk? Now you can help them protect their workspace from pesky crumbs with this cute little ladybug.
8. Panasonic ErgoFit In-Ear Earbud Headphones ($15): These highly rated earbuds come in lots of great colors and might just be the ideal gift for that one person in the office who’s always listening to music a little too loud.
9. HP Sprocket X7N07A Portable Photo Printer ($100): We all have that one coworker BFF that deserves something special around the holidays. If you’re looking to splurge, give your office bestie this photo printer that’s great for printing out all the amazing photos you two have taken together.
10. DwellStudio Assorted Pattern Notebooks, Pack of 3 ($13): Constant note takers in the office will love having these pretty notebooks nearby for jotting down important info throughout the day. Careful, though. They’re so gorgeous, your giftee might not want to open them.
11. Write Your Fate Unicorn Pen & Holder Set ($10): Everything is more magical with unicorns, even writing down meeting notes. This whimsical pen set comes with a unicorn-shaped pen holder (and the pen is the unicorn’s horn).
12. Urban Outfitters Printed Daily Planner Journal ($24): A good daily planner is like gold to that one coworker who prefers to write down their agendas rather than keeping them in their phone. This pretty planner comes in six different covers to fit practically anyone’s aesthetic while also catering to their organizational needs.
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