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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.
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- Bestselling gifts for co-workers
- Best tech gifts for co-workers
- Best beauty and wellness gifts for co-workers
- Best food gifts for co-workers
- Best clothing and accessory gifts for co-workers
- Best unique gifts for co-workers
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
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.
The resident coffee snob will appreciate making the perfect glass of cold brew with this premium coffee maker.
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?
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
This top-rated essential oil diffuser also doubles as a humidifier, adding another calming layer to their aromatherapy practice.
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
It's happy hour somewhere — most likely inside their home, thanks to this cocktail kit.
Who can resist chocolate and bread rolled into a single delicious package?
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.
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.
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
This classic work staple gets a modern twist with its faux leather material and several compartments for their laptop and smart devices.
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?
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.
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
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.
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?
It's important for anyone's desk to have some personality — and this dinosaur planter will instantly deliver much-needed flair.
Help your co-worker keep their cool with this personal desk fan. It’s USB-powered and has two speeds ensuring maximum personal comfort.
For the officemate who's always busy, this travel-friendly mug doesn’t mince words.
Still looking for the perfect gift? Be sure to check out Shop TODAY’s Gift Guide to shop for everyone on your list, including:
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This gift guide was originally published on Dec. 12, 2017.