The best gifts for co-workers that are good for every budget

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 techie co-worker to the foodie co-worker, read on for our picks at every budget.

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Bestselling gifts for co-workers

1. 2020 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. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

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 tech gifts for co-workers

1. 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.

2. 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.

Best beauty and wellness gifts for co-workers

1. Clinique Fresh Face Forward Set

You can never go wrong with this exclusive set! This box includes products like mascara, moisturizer and a cleansing balm. This is sure to be the perfect gift for just about anyone on your list!

2. Laneige Dream & Wonder Gift 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. 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. 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.

2. Tea Forte Tea Sampler Gift Set

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 twenty individual pyramid tea infusers for twenty days of tea time bliss.

Best clothing and accessory gifts for co-workers

1. 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.

2. Zodiac Mini Pendant Necklace Set

If your co-worker is into astrology, look no further. Not only do you get two necklaces for the price of one, but this is also a great gift for a personalized touch.

3. 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. USB Desk 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. Ban.do "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.