23 Gifts For Your Coworkers In 2016 That Are Affordable & Office Appropriate
Once we've finished shopping for all the difficult people to shop for in our lives (here's looking at every dad ever), we come out of our post-Google haze and remember that we haven't bought gifts for anyone else. And even though you love your fam above all, let's think about it — who do you spend more time with, them or your coworkers? So really, looking for gifts for your coworkers this holiday season makes a lot of sense, because these are the people you see nearly every day of the year. After all, your sanity is entirely dependent on those half second "I know, right?" looks and aggressive gchats from across the room.
The real question, though, is what type of gift is appropriate for coworkers — especially when you might be getting them for more than one coworker. As much as you love them, you love your bank account more. By virtue of that, here's a list of ideas for things you can easily buy more than one of, so you can thank either your one fave coworker, your inner coworker circle, or — if you're feeling especially generous this year — your entire office.
Surprise the coworkers with sweet teeth in your office with these unique, customizable cakes in jars. They can either enjoy them right there in the office, or tuck them into their bag to enjoy at home with their favorite holiday movies.
Give your gifts a personal touch while still keeping it within your price range by getting each of your coworkers one of these festive, glittery ornaments in their own namesake.
You can either customize it with the name of the company you work for, the company's motto, or an inside joke between you and all of your coworkers that nobody in the outside world would understand.
Give the gift of a little magic this year with these miniature grow-your-own cactus boxes, which grow after you sink them overnight. Each one is a surprise, so who knows which one will pop up on which coworker's desk!
No matter how much you all love your jobs, everybody needs a little bit of magic to get going on a Monday. Inspire them to kick it in a new gear for the New Year with this adorable motivational mug.
These phone cases are as adorable as they are affordable, and will give all of your friends in the office a similar phone vibe when you're pulled into those endless meetings together.
Treat your coworkers to a small batch of Maddy & Maize's gourmet popcorn, which come in all kinds of fun flavor mashups, from Lemon Raspberry Wedding Cake to Bourbon Barbecue. Bonus: they're all-Natural and non-GMO. (Note: Supply is limited, so get your orders in now!)
If your office has a good sense of humor, then this might get some laughs from your coworkers — especially considering how stressful the holidays are!
There is no pain quite as acute as realizing that you are in an office void of sriracha right as you're about to dig into your lunch. Save your coworkers from such a fate by gifting them this handy keychain.
Let's be real — at the end of the day, the office Happy Hour doesn't always quite cut it. Now they'll have this to snuggle up with and enjoy during their holiday break.
You can use this downloadable or downloadables similar to it, then find inexpensive frames to jazz them up and make your coworkers' desks look extra homey in time for the New Year.
Brighten your coworkers' season with a batch of these adorable, unique treats. They'll be able to enjoy no matter how they feel about the holidays.
Everyone's morning commutes are getting a little colder — your coworker will be grateful to have this at the ready, in case they haven't dug out last year's winter gear just yet.
Sure, you're all on the same GCal already, but nothing is quite as reassuring as writing in an old school planner at the beginning of a new year — especially if they're working hard on keeping track of those resolutions!
These soap bars are especially awesome gifts for coworkers, because they'll know that their gift also paid for a bar of soap and a month of clean water to a child in need.
Now your coworkers can have their ornaments and drink them too! This David's Tea collectible is filled with hot chocolate tea that will keep them nice and warm when the office inevitably get into another thermostat war.
It is basically known that if there is a communal pair of scissors in the office, it will last a day at most without getting lost in the void. Gift your coworker with a pair of scissors so classy and distinctive that they will never get lost to the office grind.
For coworkers trying to get their desks organized to come back for a productive new year, this is a classy solution for all the little trinkets that don't quite have a home.
It never hurts to have a spare scarf at your desk, and your coworkers will appreciate this one especially — it comes in three different colors!
Because someone just hit reply all when they weren't supposed to, and by someone, you mean everyone in the company, into infinity and forever. Your coworkers are going to need one of these at their desks at all times.
Everyone has ~that~ coworker who is aggressively into the holiday spirit. (I know, because I am that coworker.) Now their cheer can be multifunctional! The magic of the holidays will charge their phone at lightning speed.
Even if they're not coffee drinkers, anyone can find something to love at Starbucks during the holidays — whether that's hot chocolate, tea, pastries, or their breakfast and lunch options. Plus, nobody knows how badly your coworkers need to be caffeinated than you!
Why waste all the company Christmas party pictures on Instagram when you can forever immortalize them with glitter?
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