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.

JARS by Dani

JARS, Prices Vary, JARS By Dani

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.

Glitter Monogram Ornament

Glitter Monogram Ornament, $6, Urban Outfitters

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.

Customized Candle

Customized Candle, $10, Etsy

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.

Blind Box Grow Cactus Figure

Blind Box Grow Cactus Figure, $6, Urban Outfitters

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!

The Mug Of Motivation

The Mug Of Motivation, $10, Etsy

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.

Milkyway Phone Cases

Milkyway Phone Cases, $19, Amazon

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.

Maddy & Maize Popcorn

Gourmet Popcorn, Prices Vary, Maddy & Maize

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!)

Get Along With Your Coworkers Gum

Get Along With Your Coworkers Gum, $6, Amazon

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!

Sriracha To Go Keychain

Sriracha To Go Keychain,$13, Amazon

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.

Apothic Red Wine

Apothic Red Wine, $16, Amazon

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.

Office Sweet Office Sign

Office Sweet Office Sign, $5, Etsy

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.

Misterkrisp Emoji Krisps

Misterkrisp Emoji Krisps, $100/dozen, Misterkrisp

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.

Plaid Pom Pom Beanie

Plaid Pom Pom Beanie, $8, Forever 21

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.

2017 Planner

2017 Planner, $15, Etsy

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!

Hand In Hand Juniper Berry Bar Soap

Hand In Hand Juniper Berry Bar Soap, $6, Target

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.

Tea-Filled Ornament

Tea-Filled Ornament,$12, David's Tea

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.

Bird Beak Scissors

Bird Beak Scissors, $22, Perch

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.

Monogrammed Desk Tray

Monogrammed Desk Tray, $12, Etsy

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.

Plaid Scarf

Plaid Scarf,$7, Forever 21

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!

Hand Held Scalp Head Massager

Hand Held Scalp Head Massager (3 PK), $6, Amazon

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.

Holiday Lights Lightning Cord

Holiday Lights Lightning Cord, $16, Urban Outfitters

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.

Starbucks Gift Cards

Starbucks Gift Cards, Prices Vary, Amazon

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!

Small Glitter Globe Frame

Small Glitter Globe Frame, $6, Urban Outfitters

Why waste all the company Christmas party pictures on Instagram when you can forever immortalize them with glitter?

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