24 Thoughtful and Inexpensive Gift Ideas for Co-Workers

Bring a little holiday cheer to the office (or your next Zoom call) with these fun gift ideas under $25.

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December 08, 2021

Sometimes, if we're lucky, our co-workers feel a little bit like family. They sit in the proverbial trenches with us during the busy season, share our eye rolls and knowing looks, offer a helping hand on big projects and only judge a smidge when we go back for a fourth cup of coffee. (Until we hand them a cup, too, of course.)

Suffice it to say, we couldn't get through the workday without them. So this year, why not show your appreciation with a small gift? Here are 24 thoughtful co-worker gift ideas under $25 that you can buy right now and pick up in-store.

Mugs and More

The easiest way to spread holiday cheer? Show your co-worker that you know their drink order. Start with the jumbo monogram mug below, and then pair it with something special, like a tin of hot chocolate or a set of gourmet honey spoons for tea. If they're a coffee-lover, then treat them to a handheld milk frother so they can make cappuccinos and lattes.

Funny Ornaments

Pay homage to your morning coffee runs, afternoon lunch dates or post-work happy hours, and hand your work BFF a cheeky ornament. We love all of the options below because they're made of glass, so they look luxe but cost less than $25. They'll add a hint of shimmer to your co-worker's tree and remind them of your funniest moments as a team.

Self-Care Essentials

Nothing says, "Thanks for keeping me sane this year," like a small gift that returns the favor. Show your appreciation for all those shared looks, Slack chats, pep talks and more by treating your partner-in-crime to a self-care tool. The Slip scrunchies will keep their hair back (and safe from damage) during busy workdays, while the lip balm, personal fan and neck wrap will bring all the cozy vibes to their desk.

Stationery Sets

There are exactly two types of co-workers in every business meeting: Those who diligently take notes and those who doodle. Make sure they have the supplies they need either way by gifting your favorite creative some new stationery. If they're a planner, shop the monogram journal or weekly desk pad. But if they're more free-spirited, opt for the patterned notebooks or markers.

Desk Accessories

Help them stay on-task, whether they're grinding at the office or working from home, with a new desk accessory. The "Explore The World" calendar will remind them of the date and that big trip they're saving for, while the silicone camera cover will ensure they log off of Zoom and the cushioned mousepad will ward off carpal tunnel. And of course, you can't go wrong with a mug warmer.

Lunch Supplies

Isn't lunch the highlight of everyone's day? Give your favorite co-worker one more thing to look forward to (and help them go green) with these sustainable lunch accessories. They can use the market tote as a lunch box and a grocery bag or cut down on plastic with the reusable straw, snack pouches and flatware set.

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