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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
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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.
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.
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
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.
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
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!
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.
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
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 twenty individual pyramid tea infusers for twenty days of tea time bliss.
Best clothing and accessory gifts for co-workers
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.