These unique gifts for coworkers will make the work day just a little bit easier (and a lot more fun)
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.
Okay, this mug heats up your cookies with the warmth of your own hot drink. I haven't seen anything as ingenious in a long while, and the fact that it clearly draws inspiration from everyone's favorite cookie eating blue monster - perfection.
Always a popular white elephant gift choice is the giant pencil from Accoutrements. It writes and erases just like a classic #2 pencil except it's super-sized to 14 inches long. Give it a try and you'll be amazed at how functional it is.
This fun hand-crafted USB flash drive looks just like a human finger and is a great way to save all their files. Perfect for home and work, it holds up to 16GB of space and plugs in easily to their computer.
A great gift idea that will look perfect at anyone's office. Co-workers will love these office supply cup holders as each one is shaped as a recycle and trash can and comes with wheels and closable tops.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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).
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!
This glass coffee maker is gorgeous on a countertop; far better looking than the coffee mate you had in your dorm. Give this to the discerning coffee drinker whose carefully appointed kitchen has no room for matte plastic and digital timers.
Active moms will appreciate this environmentally friendly, stainless steel water bottle. They’ll always have a drink available when they’re on the go with their kids. Plus, the bottles are triple-walled, so she’ll never get condensation on her hands! A great gift for Mother's day.
Great for the office or just for putting around inside the house/apartment. Features a ball return system and is a long enough at 9 feet to instill confidence in your golfing game.
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