52 Seriously Awesome Gifts for Coworkers (Updated 2016 List!)

These unique gifts will make the work day just a little bit easier (and a lot more fun)

Gifts For Coworkers
Coworkers are your family away from home. These are the folks you spend forty whole hours a week with. Whether you like them or not, you’re in this together. When it comes time for gifting your office mates, getting them productivity tools for their work spaces is thoughtful but there’s certainly nothing wrong having little fun with your “fam” on the clock.






Honest Acronyms Sticky Notes

1) Honest Acronyms Sticky Notes

Your coworkers can cut right to the chase with these funny note takers. Color coded to emphasize the acronym headers (see; the brown, TMI – the fire engine red WTF).

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Andy Warhol Philosophy Pencils

2) Andy Warhol Philosophy Pencils

Each of these standard #2 pencils is inscribed with an inspirational or thoughtful philosophical quote from legendary artist Andy Warhol. These are perfect for the office’s designer, copywriter or resident art aficionado.

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Avoid Serious Injury Warning Sign

3) Avoid Serious Injury Warning Sign

Anyone who has ever worked a client facing role knows all too well how frustrating it is to hear the uninitiated quip about how they can better perform someone else’s job. This tongue-in-cheek sign will help customer service pros blow off a little steam.

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Inspirational Art Print

4) Inspirational Art Print

It’s great to look up from your desk and see something that really boosts morale. This typography poster is a great way to lift the spirits of any office mate who appreciates a clever print and needs a daily reminder to laugh more and worry less.

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Bubble Calendar

5) Bubble Calendar

Everyone in the office can have fun popping the daily bubbles on this bubble wrap calendar. Exercising daily frustration via bubble wrap is universal, right?

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Animal Butt Magnets

6) Animal Butt Magnets

In many offices, the fridge is usually the de-facto memo board. Give those daily messages, comic strip clippings and lunch bag warnings a little humor by holding them up with the rear ends of a variety of animals.

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Pair of Shoes iPhone Holder

7) Pair of Shoes iPhone Holder

Help your deskmates go hands-free by adding a couple of feet to their communication repertoire. These cute iPhone stands come in a variety of colors, and are packaged just like a new pair of sneakers; very cute!

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Dead Fred Pen Holder

8) Dead Fred Pen Holder

This macabre pen holder takes the concept of a stress ball to the next level. Fred is an exaggeratedly morbid way to hold a pen, but hey – if it works, it works!

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Decision Maker Paperweight

9) Decision Maker Paperweight

Some days require productivity tools that leave decisions to chance. This multitasking gift holds down pages and takes the pressure out of settling on verdicts. Now that’s productivity!

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Desktop Bowling

10) Desktop Bowling

Every hour or so, workers should change gears, step away from their computer screens and reset their brains. Desktop bowling is the perfect way to take a short break and decompress with your deskmates.

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Stoppy Doorstop

11) Stoppy Doorstop

The discreet doorstop is an undervalued office tool. Stoppy makes a doorstop that’s easy to place and remove; much more ergonomic than a driving a wedge under a door and later having to fight it out from its gap.

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Dramatic Bookends

12) Dramatic Bookends

Help your office mates keep their reference bookshelf in order with a dash of drama. If they ever feel overwhelmed, they can look at this bookend and think, “well, at least I’m not facing a 10 ft crushing wall of books everyday.”

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Emoji Stressballs

13) Emoji Stressballs

Great for stress-squeezing, stress-juggling or stress-tossing at each other, these cute emoji squeeze balls are a fun way to decompress, secretly communicate emotions or decorate a desk.

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Executive Mini Sandbox

14) Executive Mini Sandbox

Zen sandbox art gets the Hamptons treatment with this clever desktop beach scene. Your coworker can escape to a remote (imaginary) beach whenever they want, which is a great way to pass the time until their actual vacation.

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Eyeglass Holder

15) Eyeglass Holder

Glasses wearers will find this unique tool indispensable. Tossing their glasses across their desks only to spend minutes scrambling to find them again will be a thing of the past.

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Flip Over Message Cards

16) Flip Over Message Cards

Make your coworker’s daily moods easy to convey! Conversation can be such a hassle, particularly in the morning. These handy, flip over message cards come complete with a dry erase option for those special mornings when a custom message is necessary.

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Go Away/Not Yet/How Can I Help You Glass Mug

17) Go Away/Not Yet/How Can I Help You Glass Mug

The coffee lovers in the office will appreciate this mug that, when displayed prominently, clearly lets their office mates know precisely when they are ready to receive them.

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Grass Planter Pens

18) Grass Planter Pens

Clever novelty pens are much harder to casually lose over time than basic bics. For the perpetually pen-less, this gift will ensure they can track down any pen thieves post haste.

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Handmade Bamboo Keyboard and Mouse Set

19) Handmade Bamboo Keyboard and Mouse Set

A perfect gift for the wood enthusiast, this handmade bamboo keyboard and mouse set is simultaneously trendy and timeless. It will definitely make your desktop stand out!

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How To Poo At Work

20) How To Poo At Work

Everyone does it, so why not celebrate the fact that we all, from time to time, poo at work? This handbook lays out the rules of workplace bathroom etiquette in a humorous, accessible way.

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Desktop Jelly Belly Dispenser

21) Desktop Jelly Belly Dispenser

Candy dishes are so last millennium but jelly bellys never go out of style. Level up your coworker’s candy dish game with this retro candy dispenser and the whole office will thank you.

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Desktop Mini Bonsai

22) Desktop Mini Bonsai

Help you coworker achieve daily zen with this lovely miniature juniper bonsai planter. Pro tip; It’s perfect for the coworker that also loves bamboo keyboards.

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Kate Spade Acrylic/Gold Stapler

23) Kate Spade Acrylic/Gold Stapler

No one in the office would dare steal this dazzling stapler from the desk of its lucky owner. If you have a coworker who always seems to be chasing down their office tools, this stapler might be the thing that halts rampant supply “borrowing.”

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Gold Striped Thermal Travel Mug

24) Gold Striped Thermal Travel Mug

A stylish coffee drinker should have an equally stylish travel mug. Gold stripes make this luxe-looking, thermal coffee cup an enviable accessory for the trend setting, golden child in your office.

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WTF Sticky Notes

25) WTF Sticky Notes

Get right to the bottom of whatever mishegas the work day presents with these straight-to-the-point sticky notes. Remember, there are for inter-office use only, they aren’t meant for the eyes of clients. But, you’ll still likely be recapping a few customer interactions on them, so use discretion.

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Keyboard Brush Set

26) Keyboard Brush Set

You really only need to take lunch at your desk once to know how valuable this tool is. If you’ve got an office mate that can’t be torn from their laptop, this gift will reform their work space and, once they get a minute, they will totally thank you.

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Leather Mousepad

27) Leather Mousepad

Nothing but the best for the coworker who receives this posh mousepad as a gift. The supple leather of this pad will compliment a sleek modern workstation and be gently supportive of your coworker’s mouse controlling hand.

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Legal Pad Paperweight

28) Legal Pad Paperweight

A clever, punny take on the very necessary paperweight – this bright yellow, crumpled, yellow legal page-styled weight will bring a bit of order to a work-space without sacrificing the chaotic aesthetic.

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Magnetic Decision Maker

29) Magnetic Decision Maker

Some days are just too hectic. Management is hard, and there are a lot of moving parts/balls to keep in the air. But when logic and critical thinking fail your boss, they can fall back on this magnetic decision maker.

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Magnifying Bookmark

30) Magnifying Bookmark

Handy tools like this one are a must for any bespectacled coworker who goes from computer screen to written page to wall-sized whiteboard multiple times a day. Eye strain affects millions of office workers, do your part to ease the optical exertion of your coworkers.

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Mason Jar Desktop Speakers

31) Mason Jar Desktop Speakers

Whether they’re listening to their favorite podcasts or the new Drake album, this discreet desktop speaker will keep them entertained without distracting their surrounding coworkers.

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Microfiber Finger Mitts

32) Microfiber Finger Mitts

Cleaning keyboards, dusting computer screens and sweeping desktops is actually fun with these liliputan finger gloves. The microfiber material makes them the perfect tool for maintaining a dust free work-space.

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No Working During Drinking Hours Tin Sign

33) No Working During Drinking Hours Tin Sign

While it might not have a place in the office per say, this funny retro sign is just what your beer enthusiast coworker wants to see after a long day of being coffee fueled and deskbound.

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Official BS Button

34) Official BS Button

Keep this hilarious novelty gift in mind for the straight talking, whistle blower in your office. Employee meetings are a lot more fun when this gift finds its way in to the right hands.

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Pencil Broom

35) Pencil Broom

This is the perfect gift for the puzzle solver that hasn’t graduated to ink yet. The pencil broom both erases errors and sweeps up eraser debris (aka evidence).

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Perpetual Calendar

36) Perpetual Calendar

This gift is twofold; it’s a handy calendar that also negates the need for any other calendar, theoretically forever. It’s a perfect gift for the un-fussy minimalist in your office.

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Custom Business Card Holder

37) Custom Business Card Holder

You can personalize this handmade, business card holder with a charming selection of fonts and small graphics. This business card holder converts from desktop card display to palm-size card holder; great for your coworker on the go.

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Tiki Tissue Holder

38) Tiki Tissue Holder

It’s a coworker with a distinct sense of humor that will appreciate this audaciously meta tissue holder. Perfect for tiki lovers, gross joke lovers, and the perpetual allergy sufferer.

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Ceramic Succulent Planter

39) Ceramic Succulent Planter

Desk plants are tremendous morale boosters. When your coworker’s aesthetic doesn’t quite allow for traditional terracotta planters, this ultra-modern pot and low maintenance plant is a perfect compromise.

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Savvy Infusion Water Bottle

40) Savvy Infusion Water Bottle

Infusion bottles make short work of the daily monotony of hydration. Each bottle has a small, porous sack attached the lid that can be filled with fresh fruit, tea or any other flavorful H20 addition. When you’re spending several hours a day sitting at a desk, water drinking can take a backseat. No more being dehydrated!

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Scotch Tape Dispenser

41) Scotch Tape Dispenser

Tape dispensers are ubiquitous office tools – so why not shake things up with adorable novelty dispensers? This cutie also holds paper clips or thumbtacks.

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Sriracha To Go

42) Sriracha To Go

Do you have a coworker who keeps hot sauce in their bag (swag)? This Sriracha To Go mini hot sauce bottle is a truly considerate gift for the spice lover in your office. Personalize it to let your coworker know you respect their spicy culinary choices.

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Weekly Sticky Note Calendar

43) Weekly Sticky Note Calendar

When your coworker’s weekly tasks aren’t easily tracked on a monthly calendar, a weekly post-it style calendar they can customize is a perfect gift.

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Desktop Punching Bag

44) Desktop Punching Bag

Stress relief is necessary in any workplace. Curb your coworker’s need to lash out with this desktop, speed punching bag – but go easy on it – other people may want to have a wack at it too.

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Pen Cup With Magnetic Back

45) Pen Cup With Magnetic Back

Got a coworker that could really use a hand? Keep all their hand tools safe and accounted for in this modern pen cup. The magnetic wrist is perfect for note-keeping and paper clip storage.

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Desktop Moss Terrarium

46) Desktop Moss Terrarium

Bring a bit of outside to the desk of your coworker. A self contained terrarium requires little/ no maintenance while serving the same morale maintaining purpose as a basic potted plant.

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The Compendious Coffee Chart

47) The Compendious Coffee Chart

For the office that takes it coffee consumption seriously, this gorgeously designed infographic is a stellar addition to the breakroom. Now you can all bond about your shared love, need, and knowledge of modern coffee.

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Infectious Disease Stress Ball

48) Infectious Disease Stress Ball

A stress ball that’s as relieving to squeeze as it is to see being squeezed? That’s more than an office commodity – that’s a potential office mascot.

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Miniature Filing Cabinet Card Holder

49) Miniature Filing Cabinet Card Holder

When the piles of business cards on your coworker’s desk becomes unmanageable, this canny desktop filing cabinet will bring order to the chaos. There is no sweeter way to pay homage to concise filing habits.

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Tipping Teacup

50) Tipping Teacup

Each office has at least one tea devotee. Show that coworker that you’re keen to their tea sipping ways with this ingenious tea mug for loose leaf tea (arguably the only tea for discerning enthusiasts).

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Inspirational Day Planner

51) Inspirational Day Planner

For your constantly scheduled coworker, this day planner can serve as a bullet journal; a diary/calendar hybrid that’s all the rage with over-planners. Its lightweight design makes it easy for daily carry, and is one of the top sellers this year!

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WTF Self Inking Stamp

52) WTF Self Inking Stamp

Wherever there are coworkers, so should there be this stamp. It will never get old, it will get used daily and it will make all the WTF moments of the work day that much easier to deal with.

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