10 cool gift ideas for coworkers and work friends
Whether it’s an office birthday, or a going away gift for a colleague, we’ve got some great gift ideas for coworkers to get you started.
It can feel like we spend more time with our coworkers than we do our families, so say thanks – or happy birthday – with a gift card.
We all have that colleague who runs on caffeine. To keep them going, treat them to a bag of their favorite beans.
2. A potted plant
Where to pick one: Wayfair
Price range: $10 to $40
If your colleague’s desk is looking a little bare, help them brighten things up with a potted plant.
A small succulent will cost between $10 and $15, depending on the type of pot and design. Flowering plants and sets containing multiple pots will cost a little more and could reach around $40.
3. Cell charging station
There’s nothing worse than your cell phone dying at lunch time and having to face the commute home without your favorite tunes.
A portable charging station that sits on your desk is a great gift idea for your work team. Not only do they look cool, they’re practical too.
You can choose a more affordable charging tower for around $20, where you can plug in multiple USB devices, or ultra-modern wireless options, which can cost up to $60.
4. Thermal travel mug
Help your favorite colleague on those chilly commutes with a thermal travel mug. That way they can brew a hot beverage before they leave home or the office and it will stay nice and toasty throughout the trip.
A basic mug should start at around $10, but the more high-tech you go, the higher the price will be.
You can also get some funky designs on mid-range mugs to suit their personal taste. Pottery Barn does some great F.R.I.E.N.D.S-themed options, starting at around $25.
Maybe they’re the person who always scribbles notes in meetings, maybe they like to write drafts by hand, or maybe they just need to doodle. However they work, a notebook is sure to come in handy.
Choose from a basic range, starting from $5, or more luxury hardback options. Popular leather effect notebooks from Traveler cost around $10 and make a great mid-range option.
6. Desk tidy
If their desk is always a mess and they’re forever losing things, a desk organizer or pencil can is what they need.
Pick practical options in black or chrome that get the job done or opt for something a little fancier, such as rose gold.
While a simple storage basket could cost as little as a few dollars, you could get a full desk organizer set with a storage basket, copy holder, file dividers and all the necessary stationary for about $90.
7. Beverage bottle
A stainless steel, temperature-controlled water bottle is great for keeping drinks cool and refreshing during the hot summers and can cost between $10 and $40, depending on the brand.
You can also get cute tumbler designs with built-in straws for those colleagues with quirkier tastes.
Butterfly Meadow offer both options for around $16.
8. Ballpoint pens
Make sure they always have a stylish pen with a brand new ballpoint pen. A colorful set of five writing pens will help brighten up their notes and costs around $5.
For something extra special, why not treat them to a limited-edition Kate Spade ballpoint pen, setting you back around $20 to $40.
9. Lunch box
Where to find one: Crate and Barrel
Price range: $10 to $75
If they’re the type to pack a lunch for work each day, a new lunch box is a great way to spruce up their lunch break.
Basic Tupperware starts at around $10 or treat them to stylish design for a little more. If you want to go all out, Picnic Time offers a Disney and Star Wars themes.
10. Portable cutlery set
You can get cute and colorful options from around $15. Stainless steel sets will cost a little more but will also come in a variety of colors and are likely to last longer than plastic alternatives.
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