We’re not going to lie to you, e-mail is essential. It gets the business done, holds the purchase confirmations and gets us our daily fix of everything. But it’s also horribly impersonal and nowhere near as fun to open. There’s something inherently personal about the old school – writing someone a letter, jotting down a note or penning the great American novel. Upgrade your co-workers from BIC with one of these pens and you’ll be first on the To-Do list.
People cling to their iPads, Nooks, and Kindles more tightly than Charlton Heston to his precious gun. For our money, when it comes to reading (apps and movies don’t count) a real book outweighs the digital version in everything but convenience. Books have a way of becoming unwieldy though, so help your co-workers keep their collections in line with these clever bookends. Who knows, it might be enough to get them to finally lend you that first edition of Harry Potter.
Everyone’s office has a different style, group dynamic and collection of people. If you have the perfect co-worker gift idea and we mistakenly left it off the list, leave a comment below.
Cool Material, is a hobby-turned-profession for online publisher, Tim Jacobsen. After starting a top 300 Internet retailer and holding a couple of SVP positions, his passion for social media, online marketing, and entrepreneurship drove him to branch out on his own. Started in 2008, the men’s lifestyle blog covers everything from entertainment and technology, to art and style. Cool Material reaches out to over 600,000 readers each month, but the site’s hip, of-the-moment content and honest reviews continues to grow that number daily. Outside of his Internet world, Tim enjoys bicycling, poker, and traveling with his family.