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21 Perfect Christmas Gifts For Coworkers

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Christmas Gifts For Coworkers Don’t Have to Be Challenging! 

Gifts for colleagues when leaving work for the holidays are a nice way to say “see ya later” for a few days – but they can be hard to buy. Different office cultures and different personalities mean that some funny gifts for coworkers work one in place, but fall flat in another! Then there is the question of a female coworker versus a male coworker, colleague versus your boss!

You might be looking for inexpensive gifts for coworkers – in which case you are in the right place! We’ve got a whole list of Christmas gifts for coworkers under $10 and for a variety of interests. Let’s make coworker Christmas gift shopping easier this year.

Things to Consider When Buying Christmas Gifts for Coworkers

There are a few things you’ll want to consider before you start just buying gifts for coworkers. Let’s go over them in no particular order.

Office Culture. This is something that you will have to assess for yourself – but your office culture can really dictate what kind of gift you buy/should be giving. Some offices have a very relaxed atmosphere while others are strict and by the book. This will play a role in whether you get something funny or whether a coffee mug will do.

If you are worried about rules at the workplace because you are close to your colleague and have a gift that is more silly than they might like, consider gifting it to them outside of office hours!

Price/Quality. Price and quality of the product go hand in hand usually. If you are focused on getting a cheaper gift for your coworker, then maybe don’t expect it to have the best quality. This is especially true if it’s a joke gift. If you want a really good useful office tool or item for your colleague, you might have to pay up.

Purpose. In short, think about the gift and think about the person’s personality, even their role. Will they use the gift or will it be good for a laugh and then sit in a desk? Maybe you just want a gift that gets a quick laugh? Just have a think about the purpose of the gift before you go buying and giving!

Cheap Christmas Gifts for Coworkers

black mug with gold writing on wooden desk christmas gifts for coworkers

A good mug can go a long way.// Photo: Unsplash

It’s fair to assume that most gifts for colleagues are going to be on the cheaper side. That’s totally understandable so here are some great ideas for smaller and cheaper gifts for colleagues. Keep in mind that if one small gift is not enough you can always buy more than one and create a little “gift pack”.

If you are genuinely interested in a mug as a gift, we have a whole post on just funny mugs! Keep in mind that some of them might be inappropriate for the office!

Brain Teaser Puzzle

KINGOU Wooden Puzzle Magic Ball Brain Teasers Toy Intelligence Game Sphere Puzzles For Adults/Kids

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Last update was in: December 15, 2018 1:49 am

Mini USB Humidifier

TopMate Mini USB Humidifier Cool Mist Ultrasonic Candle-Shape Air Humidifier Portable with Warm Night Light Auto Shut-Off for Office Home...

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Last update was in: December 15, 2018 1:49 am
$16.99 $26.99

Business Card Stand

MaxGear Wood Business Card Holder Card Display Walnut Wood Card Stand for Desk Desktop Name Card Holder for Tables Organizer,...

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Last update was in: December 15, 2018 1:49 am
$12.99 $22.99

Long Phone Charger

AmazonBasics Double Braided Nylon Lightning to USB A Cable, Advanced Collection - MFi Certified iPhone Charger - Red, 6-Foot

1 used from $14.25
Free shipping
Last update was in: December 15, 2018 1:49 am

Bookends

Fasmov Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Man bookends Nonskid Bookends Art Bookend,1 Pair

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Last update was in: December 15, 2018 1:49 am

Standing Desk Calendar

Cranbury 2019 Small Desk Calendar: 8"x6" Standing Desktop Table Top Tent Calendars (Colorful) with Bonus Planner Stickers, Monthly October 2018-December...

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Last update was in: December 15, 2018 1:49 am

Funny Desk Accessory Holder

FUNNY GIFT! Supply Station Desk Accessory Holder by KitoDesign

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Smartphone/Monitor Cleaner

Tech Armor 120 ML Pro Cleaning Kit with ExtraMove Formula and Cleansing Wipes

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Last update was in: December 15, 2018 1:49 am
$11.75 $14.95

Desktop Planter

Opps 3.54 Inch White Ceramic Contemporary Square Design Succulent Plant Pot/Cactus Plant Pot with Bamboo Tray - Pack of 3

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Last update was in: December 15, 2018 1:49 am

Tabletop Basketball

Avtion Basketball Game, Mini Desktop Tabletop Portable Travel or Office Game Set for Indoor/Outdoor, Fun Sports Novelty Toy or Gag...

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Funny Coffee Mug

Pack of 2 - I survived another meeting that should have been an email - 11OZ ceramic coffee mugs -...

1 used from $14.69
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Letter Board

Felt Letter Board 10x10 | +690 PRE-Cut Letters +Stand +Sorting Tray | (Black) Letter Board with Letters, Letters Board, Letter...

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$26.95 $49.95

Ergonomic Mouse

Anker AK-UBA 2.4G Wireless Vertical Ergonomic Optical Mouse, 800 / 1200 /1600 DPI, 5 Buttons for Laptop, Desktop, PC, Macbook...

1 used from $14.86
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Last update was in: December 15, 2018 1:49 am

Mid-Range Christmas Gifts for Coworkers

white wireless keyboard on white background christmas gifts for coworkers

No wires? No problem. // Photo: Unsplash

Mid-range gifts can start to up in price but they also usually go up in usefulness. Many of these items are designed to increase productivity and we are talking about the espresso maker, here! Seriously though, the coffee-loving coworker we all have would love that last one!

Smart Notepad

Rocketbook Everlast Reusable Smart Notebook, Executive Size

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Last update was in: December 15, 2018 1:49 am
$29.97 $34.00

Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard

1byone Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard, Portable Bluetooth Keyboard for iOS, Android, Windows, PC, Tablets and Smartphone, Black

1 used from $31.12
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Last update was in: December 15, 2018 1:49 am

Laptop Stand

Rain Design mStand Laptop Stand, Silver (Patented)

19 used from $28.00
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Last update was in: December 15, 2018 1:49 am
$39.99 $49.90

Infuser Thermos Mug

Bamboo Tumbler 18 oz Thermos for Loose Leaf Tea, Coffee Mug & Fruit Water w/Stainless Steel Infuser. Vacuum Insulated Travel...

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Last update was in: December 15, 2018 1:49 am

Portable Charger

Anker PowerCore 10000, One of The Smallest and Lightest 10000mAh External Batteries, Ultra-Compact, High-Speed Charging Technology Power Bank for iPhone,...

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Last update was in: December 15, 2018 1:49 am
$31.99 $49.99

Decision Maker Paperweight

Natico Decision Maker and Paper Weight (60-2622)

2 used from $19.60
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Portable Espresso Maker

Trimm Portable Hand Held Espresso Machine and Thermos Vacuum Insulated Double Wall | Portable Espresso Maker and Flask | Single...

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Last update was in: December 15, 2018 1:49 am
$55.99 $74.99

Expensive Christmas Gifts for Coworkers

ink pen on notebook christmas gifts for coworkers

Nothing like a classy pen for a classy coworker. // Photo: Unsplash

Finally, we come to the gifts for coworkers that are expensive. Honestly, there aren’t too many in this category – and if the gift idea was that expensive you should probably just ask the office to buy them for everyone because many of the ideas that would be here are actually just super nice office supplies that everyone would enjoy!

That said, we really love the pen below. We think it’s an innovative way to merge workflows if someone needs to get their writing into digital – and fast!

Smart Pen

Neo smartpen N2 (Silver White) - Convert Handwriting to Digital Text, Record & Replay Voice Notes, Auto-Sync to Evernote -...

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Last update was in: December 15, 2018 1:49 am
$169.00

And there you have it – 21 perfect gifts for coworkers for Christmas time. In the end, have a think about your coworker, your budget, and their interests – and you cannot go wrong! If you end up buying something, let us know how it went and how it was received! We’d love to hear about it.

As always, Stay Curious,
-B&L

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