42 Gift Ideas For Coworkers (That They Will Actually Like)

Giving gifts at work can be tough. It can be hard to strike the right tone in a gift for a coworker. Luckily, this great list offers the solution with the perfect gift for every type of colleague.

Funny memo pads for the office with memes on them

When They Need a Laugh: Funny Novelty Memo Pads Bundle

Whether they’re always trying to make everyone in the office laugh, or they need a pick-me-up themselves, this set of 4 memo pads will do the trick. Each memo pad has 50 sheets glued on top with a chipboard back.

They measure 4.25″ x 5.5″. Sayings on each one include: Everything is Fine, This is My Life Now, I Have No Idea What I’m Doing, and I’m Not Even Trying Anymore. Made by Guajolote Prints, they’re sure to bring a smile!

big red no button

Everybody Needs One of These: The Big Red NO! Button Desktop Sound Toy

If you have a coworker who can’t say no, or one who loves to say it all the time, this is a perfect gift idea! It works with 2 AAA batteries that are included. Each press of the button says a version of “No!” loud and clear.

If someone asks, “Do you have the report ready yet?”, reply with a press of the button with “Noooo!”. “Are you ready for the sales meeting?” someone asks. Hit the button again for a “Not on your life!”.

It includes several more! It’s certain to bring a lot of laughs!

Desktop boxing kit

For When You Can’t Punch Something For Real: Desktop Boxing: Knock Out Your Stress!

If you’re coworker is constantly kept on phone calls listening to complaints, this cool gift box is a great way to let off some steam! This miniature version of a punching bag has a suction base. It includes two tiny boxing gloves for their pointer fingers so they can punch away while listening to someone ramble on the other end of the line.

The gift box also comes with a 32-page book that demonstrates basic finger boxing moves and boxing trivia. It makes a great stress-relief gift or a perfect Christmas exchange present!

chance made us colleagues wall art

A Thoughtful Gift: Meijiafei Chance Made us Colleagues but The Fun & Laughter we Share Made us Friends

If you’re lucky enough to have a coworker who is also a great friend, this makes a lovely gift. Made of PVC, it measures 10″ x 5″. It’s available in 6 varieties of fonts and colors, so you can easily choose one that suits their style.

It’s light enough to hang from a wall divider with a thumbtack. This makes a special gift any coworker would love to receive!

michael scott framed quote with a picture

Motivational Office Decor: Michael Scott Motivational Quote Poster

If you have a coworker who is also a fan of “The Office” (and if they’re not, why are you getting them a gift?), this makes a fantastic present! This 11″ x 14″ unframed print of Wayne Gretzky’s quote “You Miss 100% of the Shots You Don’t Take”, which Michael attempts to also take credit for, is awesome! They can pin it up in their office, or you can have it framed.

Either way, it makes a wonderful fun gift!

coffee mug

For the Coffee Lover: Wampumtuk I’d Get it Done Much Quicker Office Job Employee Coffee Mug

If you have a coworker who is passionate about their coffee, this is a fun present idea. The 11 ounce mug has a playful work quote printed on each side. Made of ceramic, it’s 100% microwave and dishwasher safe.

They may like it so much, they’ll choose to simply display it on their desk!

dammit doll

Like a Voodoo Doll, But Not: Dammit Doll Classic

For those crazy hectic days in the office, this dammit doll is perfect for letting off steam. It’s handmade with soft material that is perfect for banging against a desk or file cabinet without drawing too much attention.

The 12″ doll doesn’t have ears, so it can’t judge you, and it has limbs that are perfect for grabbing and slamming. You’ll receive a random color when ordering, and your coworker will absolutely love it!

pot ceramic set

For Those Who Love to Decorate: Sun-E Owl Pot Ceramic Flowing Glaze Base Serial Set

This adorable set of 6 glazed ceramic pots measure 2.5″ each. They’re perfect for adding special touches to an office or desk. Your coworker can choose to add tiny fake or real plants, a cactus, or whatever they want.

Each one is meticulously handmade. This set makes a perfect gift for any occasion for a coworker.

wine glass

For Those Rough Days: Good Day, Bad Day Stemless Wine Glass

Perfect for a boss or coworker, this stemless wine glass holds 17 ounces. It’s permanently etched with 3 comical lines: Bad Day, Good Day, What Day. It measures 3.5″ x 4.5″. It’s made of durable high quality glass, and will definitely bring a smile to their face!

tote bag

Adorable Lunch Tote: BALORAY Lunch Bag Tote Bag

This lunch tote makes a fun gift for any female coworker. It measures 6.6″ x 8.5″. It’s designed with durable oxford cloth and nontoxic aluminum foil. It’s insulated to keep their lunch warm or cold up to 4 hours.

It has a zipper closure, padded handle, and a front pocket for keeping their phone or whatever they want. 11 colors and styles are available including black and white stripes, red and white stripes, blue with bright flowers, and more! She’ll love this stylish tote!

grenade sign

For Complaints: BigMouth Inc The Complaint Department Sign

Perfect for customer service or HR, coworkers will think twice before complaining. This durable cast poly resin grenade arrives on a plastic base. It’s 8.5 inches tall and features a number tag to ‘pull’ to stand in line for complaints.

It can be mounted on the wall or simply sit on their desk. It makes a fun gift that is sure to get a lot of laughs!


Thoughtful Keychain: BESPMOSP Coworker Keychain

Bring a huge smile to your coworker’s face with this stainless steel keychain that reads “Thank you for being not just a great colleague but a fantastic friend”. It’s a wonderful keepsake and a thoughtful gift.

It measures 3.5″ x 2.8″ and arrives in a velvet jewelry bag ready for giving.

bookmark clips

Fun Office Supplies: HiQin Cute Paper Clips Bookmark Clips

This set of animal paper clips is perfect for the fun loving coworker. It includes 40 total with 10 green cats, 10 black squirrels, 10 blue turtles, and 10 red pigs. They arrive in a steel see through box.

You’ve got to grab a little fun everywhere you can during the work day, and these animal paper clips are sure to bring a smile.

mini sandbox

Daydreaming: Executive Mini-Sandbox – Beach Break

How often does your coworker tell you that they’d much rather be at the beach instead of in the office? This small zen-type sandbox includes real sand. They can take a break from the hustle and bustle and imagine they are sitting on a beach, listening to the waves, and sipping a cold drink.

It includes a plastic tray, white sand, a sand pail, a grooming rake, a shovel, mini sea shells, and a beach chair with a sun umbrella and stand. It measures 4″ x 3″ and makes a very fun present, and a great addition to this list of gifts for coworkers!

clock pen pencil holder

For the Sophisticated Coworker: MUTUW Business Gifts Stylish All-Metal Desktop Round Clock Pen Pencil Holder

If you’re looking for a gift for the more sophisticated coworker or boss, this exquisite clock/pencil holder is perfect. When they first see the packaging, they’ll know it’s a nice gift. It comes in a sleek black box with a cotton flannel inside base.

It’s made of metal with a soft ‘Z’ appearance. It measures 4.3″ x 2.8″ x 3.9″ and is available in red or black.

LED clock

Unique Office Gift: ONXE USB LED Clock Fan with Real Time Display Function

Perfect for the tech-savvy coworker, this LED clock fan has PVC fan blades with a flexible neck. It plugs in to any USB port and gives off a light breeze. The clock display has a futuristic vibe. It has an on/off switch, so it doesn’t have to be put away at the end of the day.

The clock will keep time whether it’s on or off. It’s quiet and is the perfect size for a steady breeze, yet it won’t be in the way.

quote pen

Inspirational Pen: Mahatma Gandhi Inspirational Quote Pen

Mahatma Gandhi’s famous quote – “Be the change you want to see in the world” is the perfect inspiration. Engraved on this twist-action ballpoint pen, it will be your coworker’s favorite. It uses black ink and is refillable so it lasts for years.

It measures 5.5″, and it’s a gift they’ll dare anyone to steal.

electric mug warmer

Useful & Creative: Evelots Desktop Electric Mug Warmer for Coffee-Tea-Cocoa-Soup-Scented Candles

This electric warmer is perfect for keeping coffee or tea hot or for eating soup at their desk. It’s well constructed and has a non-skid bottom to help prevent spills. It measures 5″ in diameter and comes with a 42″ long cord.

It’s for use with ceramic or glass mugs. Your coworker will love the convenience of being able to keep things warm!

dwight schrute bobblehead

Fun Replica: The Office: Dwight Schrute Bobblehead

Is any desk truly complete without a Dwight Schrute bobblehead? FACT! No, they’re not. This is an exact replica from the show and arrives with a collectible box with a message from Dwight. Everyone that sees it will want one!

water bottle

For the Health Nut: Savvy Infusion Water Bottle

The best gift for the coworker who is always walking around with a water bottle in hand, this Savvy Infusion water bottle helps combine water and fruit. Available in 24 or 32 ounces, it also arrives with a recipe eBook.

It has a leak proof silicone sealed cap and handle. It’s available in red, blue, black, green, pink, rose gold, and teal. It’s certain to be a hit for any coworker!

Massage chair

A Massager to Melt Away Work Stress: Fco-workeriatsu Neck and Back Massager with Heat

Ah, the joys of the daily grind. For many, some aches and pains are the norm but they don’t have to be. For that coworker you always see rubbing a sore back or complaining of neck pains, this massager will be a very welcome gift.

This massager can be worn in a number of positions to target different parts of the body. It has 8 kneading rollers that can operate in two different directions. The heat function provides warmth to loosen up those tight muscles so the massaging rollers can do their work. To power this massager, you just plug it in with either the AC adapter or the car adapter. It’s perfectly portable so your coworker can take it on the road and take it home if desired. If you’re extra nice, your coworker might even let you borrow this on occasion.

foot rest

A Foot Rest for Comfort and Relaxation: Office Ottoman Under-Desk Foot Rest

Proper posture and comfort are vital for both a good mood and maximal productivity. An under-desk footrest will support and massage sore and achy feet while also taking pressure off the back. The tread on this non-slip footrest feels great on tired feet and it works just as well with shoes on as off.

The foam is medical grade which means it is antimicrobial and hypoallergenic. The removable cover is also machine-washable. The design will work for both shorter and taller users and there are a number of possible positions you can use. It has a relatively low profile so you don’t have to worry about it causing the knees to bump up into the desk.

This footrest makes such a positive difference that you should probably go ahead and buy one for yourself while you’re at it!

mini zen garden

A Meditative Zen Escape for the Desk: Meditation Sand Zen Garden and Drawing Board

If you have a stressful job, chances are your coworkers could do with a little help in the stress reduction department. Even if they aren’t generally into things like meditation or zen or Japanese philosophy, everybody enjoys a sand garden and drawing board.

Both these tools have been proven to be stress reducers and a fun way to calm the mind and boost focus.

You usually have to buy these separately so this set that combines the two is a great value. Even for the novice, this is easy to dive right into. The kit includes white sand, round stone, Kumade, calligraphy water brush, drawing board, reusable storage box and a detailed instruction book. Drawing on either the sand, the drawing board, or both might even open up some new creative thinking for your colleague.

mini desk terrarium with a flower

A Little Touch of Nature: Zero Maintenance Flower Terrarium

Adding a touch of nature can do wonders for mood and has some proven health benefits. This small flower terrarium offers the happiness-boosting power of nature without any work. The blooming Celosia flower grows in a nutritive gel which means there is no need for watering, feeding, or even sunlight!

If you work in a cubicle farm without access to sunlight, most plants just aren’t an option. This provides a solution. The terrarium is also small, standing only 4″ tall, so it doesn’t take up much space on a desk. Unfortunately, you can’t choose the color of the flower you get but all of the options are beautiful and unique.

desktop beverage warmer

A Way to Keep Hot Drinks Hot: Home-X Mug and Cup Beverage Warmer for Desktop

We all know that a cup of joe or a mug of tea can help you get through the workday. This beverage warmer will ensure that your coworker’s beverage of choice stays nice and warm, even when they get distracted by an email from the boss or a challenging customer.

This warmer plugs into a standard outlet and keeps a drink at that perfect temp. There is a simple On/Off switch and an indicator light that shows you when it’s working. This is only safe to use with ceramic or glass mugs, though, so if your coworker tends to drink from plastic, this might not be the best choice.

Cold drinks mini-fridge cooler

A Way to Keep Cold Drinks Cold: Cooluli Mini Fridge Electric Cooler and Warmer

If a can of Coke is more to your coworker’s liking that a hot cup of coffee, this desktop mini fridge makes a great gift.

It can be plugged into a standard outlet or a power bank with the included USB cord. You can fit up to six 12 oz. cans in this little fridge. This fridge doesn’t use any refrigerants like freon but rather relies on thermoelectric energy. This makes it very safe for office use. Drinks might not get quite as cool as in a full-size fridge but they will reach 40ºF-45ºF below ambient temperature. One really cool thing about this fridge is that it can also be used as a warmer, up to temperatures of 122ºF-144ºF.

office air humidifier

A Solution to Dry Air: URPOWER Mini Humidifier and Essential Oil Diffuser

Dry office air is the worst. For that colleague who is always complaining about the dry air, a mini humidifier for his or her desk is a good gift. This will add a little bit of moisture to the air around your coworker’s workspace.

You can optionally add a drop of essential oil to make the mist released smell pleasant. Some essential oils can have a big impact on mood and productivity so this might make a big difference for your coworker. A lot of humidifiers can be pretty noisy but this one is whisper-quiet. A fun feature of this is the 7 color changing lamps so your coworker can display their favorite color or mix it up.

noise canceling earbuds

A Way to Block Out Noise: Otium Bluetooth Wireless Noise Cancelling Headset

If your workplace tends to be a bit noisy, your coworker might appreciate a headset that will help block out some of that noise. These wireless Bluetooth headphones from Otium are just the ticket.

For earbuds, they have surprisingly decent sound quality so your colleague can use them for conference calls and the like. The battery will last up to 8 hours and they come with a nice little carrying case for when not in use. Will these cancel out all the noise of the office completely?

Probably not 100% but they will definitely significantly reduce the amount of noise that gets through. They block out sound by isolating noise because they give a solid seal.

Custom message board with led

A Fun Way to Display Personality: Suomei Cinema Light Box with 90 Letters

The coworker who is fun, creative, and likes their workspace to display some personality will love this personalized gift. This lightbox measures 5.8 x 3.9 x 1.5 inches.

It comes with 90 characters, a mix of letters, numbers, and emojis. Your coworker can regularly change up the message displayed. Each message can be up to 24 characters long. To light this up, you’ll need four AA batteries or you can plug it in using the 5VDC adapter. Your coworker will get a lot of joy out of this but so will you, as you walk by his or her desk and see the changing messages.

echo smartpen bundle

A Pen to Boost Productivity: Echo Smartpen and 3 Subject Notebook Bundle

If you have a coworker who is always trying to maximize their productivity and efficiency, this pen and notebook might blow their mind. This smartpen creates a digital record of everything you write and hear and then backs it up on your computer when you plug the pen in. For it to record what you write, you need to use the included Livescribe dot paper. Livescribe makes a few different versions of these pens but this one is the best reviewed of the bunch.

Not everyone loves this kind of presents, but if your coworker likes home office gadgets and wants to get the most done in the least amount of time, this smartpen and notebook set can help them do it.

gag gift station desk holder

A Gag Gift for the Office Clown: Supply Station Desk Accessory Holder by KitoDesign

This gift definitely won’t be the perfect gift for every workplace or for every colleague but for some, it will be absolutely perfect. This desktop supply holder is a great choice for the office’s designated joker. Although the toilet theme is meant to be lighthearted fun, it also really is totally functional.

It serves as a pen holder, tape dispenser, memo/card holder, and paper clip holder. This gag gift is sure to create a swirl of laughs, ensuring that your money wasn’t just sent down the drain. Just be ready to expect plenty of bathroom humor from the recipient!

Office worker fidget spinner

A Fidget Spinner Fit for the Office: BEY Berk Decision Maker

Do you have a colleague who hates making decisions? This gift is a fun way to acknowledge that decision making can be a difficult and frustrating task. This is essentially a nice-looking and potentially useful fidget spinner for adults. It is on the heavy side so it looks and acts as a paperweight as well for his home office. When you spin it, the marker will land on one of eight answers to any decision.

This includes simple things like “yes” and “no” but also suggestions like “sit on it” and “reorganize.” Hopefully, your coworker won’t use this for actually making decisions but it can be a fun thing to play with when trying to decide between a few options. And for those less important decisions, like where to go for lunch, there’s no reason to not use this little decision-making tool!

I survided another meeting that should have been an email - book cover

A Notebook With the Perfect Message: I Survived Another Meeting That Should Have Been An Email – Notebook

There’s a special bond between coworkers who uniquely understand the particular annoyances and frustrations of the workplace. This lighthearted notebook highlights one such frustration and annoyance that is common to many jobs: the unnecessary meeting.

Give this notebook to a colleague as a present to cement your bond of people who have sat through pointless and dull meetings together. Even though the gift is meant to be fun, it’s still a notebook so it also offers a very useful and functional purpose. Maybe your colleague could even use it take notes in during one of those pointless meetings. If you’re really cheeky, this might even make a good gift for a boss, as long as they are the sort that doesn’t take themselves too seriously.

pursuit goals journal

A Journal for the Goal Setter: Pursuit Goal Journal

Every workplace seems to have someone who is very driven and very organized. This pursuit goal journal makes a good gift for that kind of person, as it will feed that goal-setting energy.

This journal is great for those who love making lists and who like to have a written record of their progress. It also offers some built-in motivation, in the form of inspirational quotes and tips. To make this an even better gift, consider buying one for yourself as well and then suggesting to your colleague that you act as accountability partners to one another as you work on pursuing your goals.

leather professional portfolio

A Symbol of the Professional: Royce Leather Shiny Leather Writing Portfolio

Every serious professional should own a nice writing portfolio, even if it’s just for show. This is a budget-conscious option that looks just as nice as the really expensive ones out there. Made with Aristo bonded leather, it features an ID holder, a business card holder, a pen holder, and a spot for a legal writing pad. There is also an additional pocket that can be used to hold something else. To make this classy gift even classier, consider throwing in a nice pen. This gift is especially nice for a coworker who has just gotten a promotion or has just joined your team.

novelty vacuum cleaner

A Silly but Functional Tool: Bits and Pieces – Henry Novelty Vacuum Cleaner

The co-worker whose workspace tends to feature some cutesy and kitschy items might appreciate this mini desktop vacuum cleaner. It does technically function as a real vacuum, although it’s pretty weak for a home office or an actual office.

It has a few different attachments, including one that can help you target crumbs inside a computer keyboard. You do need 3 AA batteries to power it. What makes this little vacuum a great gift is definitely not its vacuuming power. It’s a great gift because it’s adorable! It has a face, a hat, and even a name! Henry will make your coworker smile and isn’t that the whole point of giving a gift?

blue office blanket

A Solution for Cold Office Temps: Flannel Fleece Luxury Blanket

Let’s be real. A lot of workplaces are chilly! Especially for your female coworkers or anyone you know who is always cold at work, a nice blanket makes a great gift.

This great-looking blanket is made from microfiber polyester and it is incredibly soft, durable, and lightweight. It’s available in several different colors. Most importantly, it’s warm! A warm coworker is a happy and productive coworker and they will probably think of you fondly every time they use it.

mini usb charger

A Way to Stay Connected on the Go: MI 2-Way Fast Charging Portable Charger Ultra-Compact Power Bank

Do you have a coworker who works remotely or travels a lot for work? Do they ever complain about their phone running out of battery? Even if the answer to both of these questions is no, an external battery pack is a the best gift. If the answer to one or both of those questions is yes, an external battery pack is a perfect gift.

This works for charging tablets, phones (both iOS and Android), connected watches, Bluetooth earphones, and Fitbits. It’s thinner and lighter than most external battery packs so it’s easy to tuck into a briefcase or purse. It charges devices remarkably quickly and it can really save the day when you’re out and about without access to an outlet.

box of lindt chocolates

A Welcome Sweet: Lindt LINDOR Dark Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate is like a magic elixir. It can instantly melt job stress while boosting happiness and goodwill. This big box of rich and delicious dark chocolate truffles offers enough that your colleague with a sweet tooth might be inclined to share. If you work in a warmer climate, you don’t have to worry because they will be shipped with ice packs to make sure that the chocolate doesn’t arrive in a gooey mess.

These truffles ma perfect inexpensive gifts, and come in a display box so this could also make a great gift for the office as a whole. You could leave it sitting on your desk and make sure colleagues know they are free to grab one as they walk by.

waterproof keyboard

An Innovative Solution for the Spill-Prone: Sungwoo Waterproof Rollup Keyboard for PC

If you have a coworker who has been known to spill from time to time and isn’t embarrassed by their tendency towards clumsiness, and if you are offering food gifts as well, consider this waterproof keyboard. It works with any PC computer, either desktop or laptop. Made from silicone, it’s both dustproof and waterproof.

It connects to the computer with a USB cable and it’s easy to roll up and take on the road. In addition to not putting the whole computer at risk in case of a spill, this keyboard also offers the advantage of being completely quiet. Everyone knows a loud typer and this keyboard offers a virtually silent click. The only downside to this keyboard is that it might lower accuracy by a small amount, especially for really fast typists.

mini desktop fan

A Way to Cool Down: Fred & Friends Fred USB Little Big Fan

For the coworker that runs hot, this Fred & Friends USB fan will make their day. You can plug the USB cable right into a desktop or laptop and the quiet fan will start doing its thing. Using this fan won’t feel like standing right in front of an air conditioner but it will help add a little bit of a cooling effect and will get the air moving.

The low setting doesn’t make a very big difference but the high setting blows quite a bit of air. There are a few colors to choose from so you can go with a basic white or add a pop of color like aqua. This fan has a really small, space-saving design so it’s not going to take up a huge amount of desk space.

hand therapy ball

A Useful Present for the Stressed Worker: Serenilite Hand Therapy Stress Ball

This stress ball could make a good gift for a few distinct types of colleagues. It’s a great gift for the coworker who is always frazzled and stressed out. It’s an especially good gift if you’re in the middle of a big project that is causing some anxiety for the team.

It also makes a good gift for the coworker who is really into fitness. It can be used for general stress relief but it can also be very effective at building strength in the hands and forearms. It’s a discreet way for your colleague to get a little mini workout in during the workday. This ball can also do wonders for relieving carpal tunnel & arthritis symptoms. You have your choice of colors and the ball comes with a 100% Lifetime Guarantee.


Do any of these gifts for coworkers sound right? Are there any you’d love to receive yourself? Considering sharing this list and maybe your colleagues will take the hint.

Do you have any other ideas for great coworker gifts? or secret santa gift exchange? Please comment and let us know!

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