20 Gift Ideas for Colleagues

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Floppy Disk Post-it Notes

For $3.99, you can help your colleague throwback to the tech of yesteryear, with colorful post-it notes shaped like 3.5″ floppy disks. It’s a simple, yet goofy gift with a practical twist.

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mini filing cabinet

Mini Filing Cabinet

For the co-worker/networking butterfly in your office, get a mini filing cabinet. At only 6.5″ tall, the cabinet can store 600 business cards and help your friend keep their many contacts squared away. It’s only $9.99.

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desk calendar

Cubes Perpetual Calendar

Calendars are a tried and true office present but can get dull. This cubes calendar is a colorful adaptation to the hanging wall version, and will brighten up your giftee’s desk space for only $15.

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NYC coffee cup

New York Ceramic Coffee Cup

The New York coffee cup is an iconic symbol of the city, so get your co-worker the ceramic version. It’s perfect as a collector’s item for the NYC enthusiast or just the coffee junkie who keeps using up the office’s paper cups. It’s $15.

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file folders

Funny File Folders

There has to be one of them in your office — the paper collector whose desk is no longer visible because of all their printouts. Help them organize their life with these humorous folders. The rest of the office will be jealous, and it will only cost you $6.99.

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wooden phone dock

Wooden Phone Dock

This dock runs a little high at $39.95, but would be perfect for your closest office buddy. Combining a rustic, outdoorsy feel with modern tech, the dock stores pencils and your smartphone cords.

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paper weight

Paper Paperweight

If the office prankster is on your gift list, get them this paper paperweight. It will get a few laughs when people think you actually gave someone crumpled paper as a present, and afterwards, it’s still functional as a steel paperweight. It will run you $30.

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Phone Handset

Phone Handset

Here’s the present for the Chatty Cathy in your office who can’t seem to get off the phone. The handset will help add a retro vibe to their talk time and features a high quality speaker. It costs $30.

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Andy Warhol Notebook

Andy Warhol Notebook

You can’t go wrong with a notebook, especially for the colleague who constantly seems to take notes (even during the holiday party). Add a touch of creativity with this Andy Warhol Ideas Pad that even includes vellum inserts featuring Warhol’s own quotes and illustrations. The notebook is $18.95.

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Scratch & Scroll Mousepad

Scratch & Scroll Mousepad

This is no typical mousepad and works perfectly as the present for the office multitasker. The pad lets you jot down notes using a stylus or just your finger. Simply lift the top sheet and the notes disappear (works well if your colleague has a lot of secrets as well). The mousepad is only $9.99.

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cable monkey

Cable Monkey

If you are constantly tripping over cords on the way to the bathroom because of one particularly plugged-in co-worker, get them this cable monkey for the holidays. It’s adorable and will help keep those cables in check. The monkey is only $5.99.

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Drinklip Portable Cupholder

Drinklip Portable Cupholder

Is there someone at your office who is always mopping up their desk after coffee and soda spills? Grab them this drinklip as a present. It will keep their drink safe and desk dry for $19.99.

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Bird Bottle Opener

Bird Bottle Opener

While drinking is generally frowned upon at work, we all know it’s fair game after 5 p.m. on Friday. So for those work happy hours, get your colleague a bottle opener that doubles as a nice desk ornament the rest of the week. This bird is $11.50.

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Personalized Coffee Cozy

Personalized Coffee Cozy

Coffee will never go out of style, so get your over-caffeinated co-worker this cozy. Request a different phrase, like their initials, to be embroidered to add a touch of personalization. The leather cozy is only $15.

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Mini Bulbosa Air Plant Pod

Mini Bulbosa Air Plant Pod

If one of your co-workers always seems to be itching for the outdoors, get them this air plant to add some nature to their desk. The pod planter is sleek and simple, and the air plant means minimal maintenance for them. It’s only $11.

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Recycled Computer Hard Drive Clock

Recycled Computer Hard Drive Clock

This upcycled hard-drive-turned-clock is a sweet present for the computer genius you constantly run to for IT help. This one-of-a-kind clock is sure to help them geek-out their desk space. It’s $34.

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poster

Doctor Who Poster

This artsy Doctor Who poster will add flair to any office cubicle. And if they aren’t a Doctor Who fan, there are plenty of other options for wall artwork that any colleague would appreciate. Posters run $18.

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Star Wars Coffee Mug

Star Wars Coffee Mug

A boring, impersonal coffee mug is a good way to end that friendship with your office lunch buddy. But a Star Wars themed coffee mug only says clever. You can personalize the mug to say their name (and make sure no one in the office steals it) all for $7.

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Star Trek Electronic Door Chime

Star Trek Electronic Door Chime

For that manager of yours who is living in the future, here’s a Star Trek collector’s item for their office. The door chimes when someone enters their office through motion detection. It’s $19.99 and will make going to the boss’s office less scary from now on.

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USB Toaster Hub and Thumbdrives

USB Toaster Hub and Thumbdrives

The ultimate goofy and useful gift, this toaster shaped USB hub will help keep any wired-up co-worker productive. And the mini toast USB drives are simply hysterical. Since the toaster, and each piece of toast is sold separately, it could work well as a group idea when everyone is chipping in for the boss’s present. Cost is $24.99 to $27.99.

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via Mashable.com

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