Buying gifts for your co-workers is a tricky endeavor every year. Do you
do it just for the big holidays? Are you sure they celebrate those
holidays? Buy for everyone, or just your close friends? It’s confusing.
Correction – It used to be confusing. We put together a list of some of
our favorite gifts for co-workers. The gifts that you want to give – and
receive – this holiday season.
If you’re reading this list, you probably work in an office with computers. These days it’s almost impossible not to. It might be hell on your back and your inevitable carpal tunnel, but it also means there are plenty of USB ports within arm’s reach at all times. Now you can accessorize your co-worker’s computer properly – with gadgets that will improve their personal productivity and, more importantly, workplace satisfaction.
When was the last time you were in a meeting and you ended up doodling on a piece of printer paper? The amount of time is probably measured in hours and not days. That’s fine and all, but how will you – or your co-worker – ever release the lifetime collection of office doodles that might be worth something some day? Ok, they could “technically” use these notebooks and planners for taking notes or planning, but they’ll probably just doodle.
Giving the gift of calendar doesn’t necessarily mean you’re choices are limited to things you would find on a kiosk at the mall. You don’t have to – and shouldn’t in most cases – pick up the nearest Dilbert time keeping device and pass it off as a gift. Especially when you have options as beautiful, creative and stylish as the four calendars below.
Moleskine 2011 Desk Calendar – $20
Dry Erase Board Wall Calendar Decal – $35
Stendig Calendar by Vignelli – $30
Caitlin Keegan Poster Calendar – $25
The only thing more essential than Facebook when it comes to getting through a day at the office is caffeine. Free coffee and tea are as ubiquitous in office buildings as free pens and far more essential. If you’ve never been faced with a pot of caffeinated deliciousness and no available cups, it’s soul crushing. Help prevent workplace naptime, attention span deficits and missed TPS Report deadlines by picking up a sweet mug for each of your co-workers.