Co-worker Gift Ideas
You love your co-workers (or maybe you don't), but of all the people you have to go holiday shopping for, they're probably not the ones you want to break the bank for. However, you still want to put a smile on their faces and give them something unique and fun. Whether you're participating in a gift exchange or just want to spread some holiday cheer to your teammates, here are 15 great gifts for co-workers, all priced at $25 or less. Happy gifting!
Ninja throwing star magnets ($25)
Bring a little excitement into your office by giving your co-worker some ninja stars. These creative magnets come in a pack of five and are great for holding up memos, reminding co-workers of important events, or staging an office ninja attack.
Personal library kit ($16)
For the literature-loving co-worker who's always lending everyone books, this personal library kit from Knock Knock is a great gift option. Complete with a date stamp and ink pad, 20 self-adhesive packets, and matching checkout cards, this is a fun way to keep track of your favorite novels or of resource books loaned out at the office.
The Daily Mood ($7.95)
This emotion flipchart is a fun way to make sure you know how the boss is feeling before you go and ask for time off or a raise or to present a new project idea. The Daily Mood allows your co-workers or managers to express a wide range of emotions, whether it be apathetic, crazed, managerial, fabulous, listless, hunky-dory or one of many other emotions.
'Tequila Mockingbird' recipe book ($10.14)
Whether your co-worker loves books or drinks, this quirky recipe book is sure to impress. "Tequila Mockingbird" (Running Press, 2013) includes 65 cocktail recipes with literary pun-filled names like the "Gin Eyre," "Gone with the Wine," and "Moby Drink."
Truffle tasting set ($17)
Everyone can appreciate a good piece of chocolate. The six-piece "truffle flights" from Godiva features truffles in a variety of themes and flavors, including Dark Decadence, Nut Lovers, Patisserie Dessert and Happy Birthday Cake.
Demotivational calendar ($22)
This almost depressing but mostly hilarious calendar comes with 12 humorous demotivational posters to help your co-workers keep some perspective in their workday. You can choose a 12- or 16-month calendar. You can also customize a calendar with demotivators of your choice.
Dinosaur desk organizer ($11)
Help your co-worker never miss a memo again with this playful dinosaur desk organizer. Shaped like a Tyrannosaurus rex, this organizer features a spring-loaded mouth to hold memos as well as a space to hold pens. It also comes with a notepad, which can be easily stowed away in the back of the organizer.
Build-on brick pen ($19.99)
This creative pen is compatible with Legos and other building blocks, which can be attached to the pen in whatever way the gift recipient wants. This pen actually works, and it comes with some building bricks that you can use to make a pen stand.
Office emergency kit ($18)
Headaches, chipped nails and stains happen in the office all the time, and yet many workers are unprepared for these little emergencies. With this "Minimergency" kit (targeted to women) in her desk, your co-worker will be ready for anything. This convenient pouch includes pain relievers, hairspray, clear nail polish, a sewing kit, lip balm and more. Don't worry — there's a kit for the men in your office, too.
Apple cider caramels ($13.75)
Chocolates have always been a popular holiday gift. If you want to try something different from the standard truffles or molded chocolate, give your co-worker these apple cider-infused caramels from Lake Champlain Chocolates. This seven-piece gift set of milk-chocolate-covered caramels is made with Vermont-brewed Citizen Cider and Happy Valley Orchard apples.
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Buy at Lake Champlain Chocolates. Additional reporting by Adam C. Uzialko.
Additional reporting by Adam C. Uzialko.