Co-workers. They’re those friends you never really remember making, it just sort of happens and before you know if – they’re some of your favorite people in the world.
So when it comes to that time of year of birthday’s, thanksgivings and special occasions, the line between friend and co-worker can often be a little blurred. Put simply, buying gifts for your favorite co-workers might just be one of the most difficult tasks known to man.
It shouldn’t be difficult, you see them day-in and day-out for 5 of the 7 days a week, but when it comes to actually decide on gifts that your co-workers will appreciate, suddenly everything seems a little more complicated.
Does Karen like candles or is she the one that’s allergic to them? What colors does Greg like, what team does he support and what even are any of his hobbies? Just like that, you’ve lost grasp of the entire concept of Greg, but it’s his birthday soon and you’ve not yet got him anything – what do you do?
Step 1. Don’t worry. Step 2. Scan through our list of 8 awesome gift ideas for your favorite co-workers. Step 3. Relax safe in the knowledge that you’ve come up with the very best gift. Go you!
Have a co-worker that’s always complaining that they’re dehydrated, their head hurts or that they can’t find their water bottle? Bingo. Your perfect gift – the Kool8 water bottle.
Greg will never lose his water bottle ever again, not with something this stylish. It’ll never leave his side, will keep drinks hot for 12 hours (or cold for 24) and comes in a selection of great colors that you just can’t go wrong with.
It’ll even save him money, stopping the daily purchase of disposable water bottles and give back to charity with 20% of all profits going back into the communities that need it the most. Not bad at all, but that’s exactly what you’d expect from the best water bottle of 2019.
Really struggling with no real idea where to turn? Fear not, a comedy mug will see you through.
Have a running joke in the office? Know exactly what your co-worker is obsessed with? Have a slight inclination that they kind of like cats? Get it on a mug.
It’s cheap, it’s cheerful and it’s bound to build a smile.
Not really a tea or coffee kind of guy? Don’t worry – leave the mugs in the cupboard and grab a garment fresh from the printer.
For less than 20 bucks you can get the perfect custom t-shirt from Screen Print This, that’s something that’s impossible not to crack a smile over. Take your mug idea and whack it on a shirt, or, if you want to do something really special, pop the shirt in a frame ready to hang on the office wall.
You can thank us later.
There’s a special kind of connection between humans and stationery, one that not many of us understand, but one that many of us feel strongly about.
Sound like one of your favorite co-workers? Now you know what to invest in! Pens, paper, notebooks, rulers and all kinds of arty, crafty things – the sky is the limit. Go for a few high-quality items and wait for the delight upon opening.
It’s weird the effect that a nice highlighter can have, isn’t it?
One of those co-workers that absolutely loves tea? We know the kind. We also know exactly what they’d appreciate as a gift – yep, you’ve guessed it, it’s tea.
But not any old tea, some high-quality Tiesta Tea will give your co-worker a little taste of heaven in leafy form. Choose between green tea, white tea, herbal tea, iced tea and so, so much more.
Bonus points if you know exactly what your co-worker loves, but worry not if you can’t quite remember. There’s plenty of great samples and starter kits for the indecisive among us.
Have a co-worker that hits the gym in the AM and starts to lag around lunchtime? Be the hero they didn’t know they need and blend the two things they didn’t know they were missing.
The combination of protein and coffee might sound strange to some, but ask anyone who’s tried the Maine blend from Complete Nutrition and you’ll be swayed in the other direction.
There’s plenty of benefits to protein coffee, from decreased muscle repair time to increased alertness and focus for that day at work. It’s the perfect gift for any gym-mad workmate!
Know someone that loves photography, has a creative streak or loves to take snaps and keep memories of office parties? Think no more, we’ve got the perfect affordable gift that’ll make their day – none other than a disposable camera.
The magic of a disposable camera never fades. Not age, nor wisdom will take away from the joy that developing pictures and sorting through dodgy pics of the night before will give you. There’s a special place in heaven for the technology and another reserved for those that buy them, for they are angels.
Maybe it’s just me, but a disposable camera makes the absolutely perfect stocking filler, small gift or party accessory.
Last but by no means least comes the custom star map from Twinkle In Time.
What is a custom star map, I hear you question through your screen? I’m glad you ask. Enter a special date and location – maybe the date and location your co-worker was hired – and Twinkle In Time will create a custom image of the night’s sky with stars specific alignment on the date and location of your choosing.
It’s the perfect gift for any occasion, but with the memory of the first time meeting eternalized in an 18” x 24” framed poster. You can even add a personalized message to make things extra cute.
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