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The best gifts for co-workers, clients and employees in 2021

Unique finds for all of your favorite people from the office.
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Choosing the right gift for a co-worker, client or boss can be tricky. The goal is to let them know that you value them without going overboard. You want to get something thoughtful without getting too personal.

Bottom line: It can be challenging to find the perfect gift, so we've rounded up a variety of ideas for everyone you work with.

From gifts for the office techie to the assistant moonlighting as a foodie, read on for our picks for the best gifts for co-workers at every budget.

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Don’t forget to check out Shop TODAY’s Gift Guide to find the perfect present for everyone on your list!

Bestselling gifts for co-workers

1. Bubble Wrap Calendar

Let’s face it, few things are as satisfying as a good bubble wrap pop. With this calendar, they’ll get 365 pops — one for each day of the year.

2. Takeya Deluxe Cold Brew Coffee Maker

The resident coffee snob will appreciate making the perfect glass of cold brew with this premium coffee maker.

3. Coffee Animals Coloring Book

A long day of work demands a little bit of unwinding — and what better way to shut your brain off for a bit than with an adult coloring book?

4. Shiatsu Neck Shoulder Massager

We all know things can get stressful at the office sometimes. This shiatsu neck and shoulder massager is like having a personal masseuse on call.

5. Savvy Infusion Water Bottle

Your favorite colleague will enjoy hydrating with this infusion water bottle. Simply add frozen or fresh fruit along with flat or sparkling water for a refreshing water break.

Best tech gifts for co-workers

1. Arvok Water-Resistant Laptop Sleeve

The work environment has drastically evolved over the last year, which means your co-workers might need to bring their laptops to and from the office regularly. Fortunately you'll have them covered with this padded sleeve!

2. Amazon Smart Plug

One of the hottest tech gifts around is a smart plug — and for good reason. For starters, you can turn on and off lights and appliances thanks to its Alexa capabilities.

3. Anker SoundCore Bluetooth Speaker

This speaker is a great gift for the co-worker who has taken on the role of office DJ. The tiny speaker is portable and can play up to 24 hours on a single charge.

4. Cowin Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Give them the gift of peace and quiet with these noise-canceling headphones. Not only will the headphones help them focus, but they’re also comfortable and are highly recommended by Amazon reviewers.

5. Echo Dot

Hire them a personal assistant! Or at least get them the next best thing with this voice-controlled smart speaker. Available in four shades, it can provide meeting alerts, check the weather, read the news, play music and more.

Best beauty and wellness gifts for co-workers

1. Clinique Build Your Colour Set

You can never go wrong with this exclusive set! This one from Clinique includes products like eye and cheek palettes to take them from day to night.

2. Laneige Hydration To-Go! Set

This gift set includes the cult-favorite lip mask to help get anyone's skin through the winter months. The formula can help with dryness and uneven texture.

3. RoselynBoutique Jade Roller and Gua Sha Set

Skin care aficionados will love their own jade roller, which helps face cream absorb more effectively while massaging tense muscles. Sounds like the perfect way to cap off a stressful day to us!

4. URPOWER Essential Oil Diffuser

This top-rated essential oil diffuser also doubles as a humidifier, adding another calming layer to their aromatherapy practice.

5. Kiehl’s Healthy Skin Starter Set

This set from Kiehl’s boasts five products from a cleansing face wash to an eye cream treatment. Following this skin care regimen can lead to healthier skin. If you're looking to give the gift of moisturized skin, this is it!

Best food gifts for co-workers

1. The Cocktail Box Co. Premium Cocktail Kit

It's happy hour somewhere — most likely inside their home, thanks to this cocktail kit.

2. Russ & Daughters Chocolate Babka

Who can resist chocolate and bread rolled into a single delicious package?

3. Popcornopolis Gourmet Popcorn Gift Basket

Now, this gift may be a little self-serving, especially if your desk is next to the giftee. It's a basket of five delicious favors of popcorn so big that your officemate won't be able to refuse your humble request for a handful (or several) every now and then.

4. Tea Forte Petite Box Tea Tasting Assortment

The tea lover on your team will rejoice upon receiving this beautiful gift box filled with an assortment of Tea Forte’s blends. The sampler includes 10 individual pyramid tea infusers for 10 days of tea time bliss.

5. Harry & David Grand Meat and Cheese Gift Box

This hearty meat and cheese spread from Harry & David contains all of the essentials for an impromptu snack session complete with all the trimmings.

Best clothing and accessory gifts for co-workers

1. Ecosusi Faux Leather Briefcase

This classic work staple gets a modern twist with its faux leather material and several compartments for their laptop and smart devices.

2. Zodiac Necklace

If your co-worker is into astrology, look no further. This is a great gift with a personalized touch.

3. The Comfy

Nobody knows what you're wearing if you're working from home, so why not rock a Comfy?

4. Bombas Compression Socks

Get their juices flowing with these comfy compression socks from Bombas. Available in women's and men’s sizes, they offer added support for those with desk jobs — plus, the brand donates one pair to the homeless community for every pair purchased.

5. LifeArt Blue Light Blocking Glasses

Especially great for those who rely heavily on a computer to make a living, these stylish glasses can help protect eyes from blue light rays. You can also personalize the purchase by having your giftee choose the style and magnification that’s right for them.

Best unique gifts for co-workers

1. Shibori-Dyed Leather Journal

This gorgeous journal comes in two designs and is perfect for keeping track of to-do lists or just for jotting down your daily thoughts. It has 112 unlined pages making it perfect for creativity.

2. Otterbox Elevation Tumbler with Hydration Lid

This insulated steel tumbler from Otterbox maintains a beverage’s ideal temperature for keeping cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot. It's available in a range of sizes and colors and did we mention it comes with a lifetime guarantee?

3. Dinosaur Ceramic Planter

It's important for anyone's desk to have some personality — and this dinosaur planter will instantly deliver much-needed flair.

4. Vornado Circulator Fan

Help your co-worker keep their cool with this personal desk fan. It’s USB-powered and has two speeds ensuring maximum personal comfort.

5. "I Am Very Busy" Mug

For the officemate who's always busy, this travel-friendly mug doesn’t mince words.

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This gift guide was originally published on Dec. 12, 2017.