The 10 Best Gifts For Coworkers
This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in January of 2018. You have to spend 40 hours a week with these people, so it's probably for the best if they think you actually like them. The items on this list make perfect gifts for your coworkers, and include both practical presents and tongue-in-cheek gags. Regardless of whether you're shopping for your boss, assistant, or anyone in between, these will ensure that you enjoy a friendly work environment. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
May 13, 2020:
Coworkers can be hard to shop for, but we've kept items that range from funny to functional, so there should be something for everyone. We opted to remove the Premium Nature Bath Bombs due to concerns about their overall quality, as well as the Shrimp Bubble Aquatic Ecosystem, since the little critters inside can die — kind of a bummer for the recipient. But when it comes to lightening a coworker's mood, we like the coffee cup from A Mug To Keep Designs and its perfectly apt saying: Let me drop everything and work on your problem. We added another humorous, useful option, as well, the Guajolote Prints Novelty Memo Pads Bundle. They're more fun than standard notepads, and you'll get four designs in each package. We decided to keep the Fred & Friends Daily Mood Flipchart since it's such a great conversation starter, but be aware that the moods it offers are a little too off-the-wall for some.
As for more practical gifts, we kept both the Savvy Infusion Water Bottle and the iColor Lunch Bag, since, after all, everyone needs to eat and drink. The latter is especially great for your coworkers who bring lunch in a plastic bag, as this adult lunch box will help them look and feel more put together. For your coworker who is always drinking coffee and nibbling on something sweet, we added the Bean Box Classic Gift Box. You can choose between a whole bean and ground coffee option, but note that for the price, there are not a lot of goodies. Consider this one for the coworker who values quality over quantity.
Smythson Portobello Notebook The price is nothing to sneeze at, but the Smythson Portobello Notebook feels and looks luxurious, from its silk lining to its embossed calf leather cover. Whether the recipient is jotting meeting notes or plans for taking over the world, the gilt-edged, pale blue paper offers a perfectly elegant writing surface. smythson.com
Groovy Kind of Lush If you work in a stressful environment, then you know how easy it is to take the weight of the day home with you. The Groovy Kind of Lush bath bomb gift set will help your colleagues wash away their cares, ensuring they'll be much more relaxed — and easier to deal with at work. lushusa.com
The Vermonter by Jasper Hill Farm The foodie in your life is bound to appreciate The Vermonter by Jasper Hill Farm, which offers a trio of mouth-watering cheeses, including a complex, natural rind cheddar, as well as hearty crackers and roasted nuts. It's a little expensive, but each item is top quality and packaged to please the eye as well as the palate. jasperhillfarm.com