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    30 Perfect Gifts For Your Best Friend At Work

    Because they always listen to you complain on Monday mornings.

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    1. A custom city ring if they're far from family and are feeling a bit homesick. This custom piece will supply a bit of home comfort as they're typing away on their laptop to finish that presentation before the 10 a.m. meeting.

    Caitlyn Minimalist / Etsy

    These beautiful rings are handmade, too! You just need to select their ring size, the finish, and their city. There's also an option to customize if you don't find the city they're from. Also heads up — the turnaround time for a ring is 6-10 days!

    Get it from Caitlyn Minimalist on Etsy for $31.50+ (available in various sizes and cities).

    2. Or a Homesick candle to remind them of the scent of their hometown. When they're feeling a bit of fomo at night, they can light this candle and be transported to the streets of their most beloved city.


    Promising review: "I got this candle as a gift for my friend who recently moved from Northern California to Colorado. He's been homesick and I thought this candle would be the perfect gift. It came in a cute black box. The candle is a nice size and does not have a lid. The candle smells really good. He LOVED it and even started to tear up after smelling it. He said he had no idea how it worked, but it smelled exactly like home. It is packaged very nicely, smells amazing and is a thoughtful gift." —Pen Name

    Get it from Amazon for $29.49 (available in all 50 states).

    3. A PhoneSoap UV smartphone sanitizer that'll keep their phone germ-free, because we all know how icky offices can get. This device can kill up to 99.99% of bacteria, features a USB and USB-C port, and can accommodate all smartphones including larger models like the iPhone plus and the Galaxy S10+.

    Promising review: "What a perfect gadget for getting your phone clean. After touching who knows what while commuting to work and it being that time of year when everyone around you gets sick, this comes in handy. After the first use my phone looked great, plus I wiped it down with the sponge that came with the gadget. I feel so much better about using my phone now." —Crystal Gardner

    Get it from Amazon for $79.95 (available in 10 colors).

    4. A Dundie award so they know just how terrific they are at their job. This is definitely for a The Office fan who consistently quotes Michael Scott. They'll want to display the award proudly on their desk, and honestly they should.


    These awards are customizable! You can engrave them with whatever title you'd like. Time to get creative!

    Promising review: "My friend and I are huge Office fans and I got him this for his birthday! He said it was the best gift he's ever received. I was surprised that even with the customization it came within two days of buying! I was so happy with the outcome and I recommend this to any office fans out there!" —Ella Rabbani

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    5. A ceramic corgi mug to brighten up their morning slump with an absolutely adorable cup of joe. It's microwave- and dishwasher-safe, too! But they're gonna have to be careful that someone doesn't swipe it from their desk just because it's that dang cute.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $16.

    6. A set of office folders that'll help them stay extra organized and on top of their ~stuff~ while also providing them with a little chuckle thanks to the witty sayings. Ah, expense reports! File under that work they complete as slowly as possible.


    Promising review: "I love these for my office. I consider this my only way to have fun at work. The few people that have seen the What's This For folder have laughed, hard. It’s a huge plus that these are nice quality." —S. Munro

    Get them from Amazon for $7.25+ (available in four styles).

    7. An award ribbon they can proudly display on their desk to showcase the fact that they managed to be somewhat of an adult for at least part of a day. Hey, it's the little things, right?

    Adulting For The Win

    These come in all different themes and are sure to get a good laugh.

    Get them from Adulting For The Win for $4 each (Got Out Of Bed and Literally Couldn't Even).

    8. A desk cactus humidifier to prevent stuffy air, chapped lips, and the spread of germs. They'll definitely thank you for this one come the winter season when every single person in the office develops a cough.


    This mini cactus is USB-powered and will run for four hours before shutting off.

    Promising review: "This little thing did wonders for my skin in my office. I'm right next to a window so I often have to run my space heater, which dries the daylights out of my skin. This thing is easy to set up, well worth the money, and super cute. My eyes and nose stay moisturized and my skin looks better than it ever does in the winter. It's made for small spaces, so make sure you're within a foot or two of the mist so you can benefit fully." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.89+ (available in eight styles).

    9. A mug warmer so they don't have to get up and down from their desk 100 times a day to combat lukewarm coffee. After three hours, it'll shut off by itself so it's a safe option to have on their desk, especially if they usually get pulled into ridiculously long meetings.


    Promising review: "Outstanding product. I looked long and hard for a mug warmer with a flat, wide base. Most have a black (painted, so it chips) heating plate that has a raised rim around it. This limits the size of your coffee cup. We use the Starbucks city mugs which have a wider-than-average base. The usual heaters just can't be used. This one is perfect. The actual heating plate is wide! It is stainless steel and the whole thing is flat with no ridges!" —jcavalon

    Get it from Amazon for $31.87.

    10. An Unlikely Friendships calendar that maybe represents your not-to-be-expected, but incredibly strong bond. You cherish it always and there's no better way to show them than with a calendar filled with adorable animals.

    Workman Publishing Company

    Get it from Amazon for $9.89.

    11. A sloth life mouse pad to accurately describe both of your lifestyles and definitely how the two of you bonded in the first place. Nothing brings two people closer than a mutual appreciation for sleep and nights spent in.

    Get it from Fresh Fruit Studios on Etsy for $13.99.

    12. A water art board that'll promote relaxation with zero mess! All the brush needs is water and their drawing will disappear when the board dries. They can de-stress with some doodles after a particularly busy day.


    Promising review: "All you need is a cup of water and you're good to go. The size is small enough to be portable and the board dries out fast enough to keep doing new designs. It's good for anxiety and passing time." —MamaGhostBooks

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

    13. A pack of affirmation cards they can read every morning for uplifting and positive messages that aren't overly sappy and cheesy. Everyone could use a little morale boost in the morning.


    Promising review: "Seriously the best thing ever. I love these cards. Each one is unique and has its own hilarious, charming, and heart-warming description. It's also ridiculously spot on. Call it what you will but every time I or a friend draw a card, it is directly linked to something I am going through currently. It's AWESOME! It's always extremely uplifting, even on the toughest of days. I would highly recommend this." —Preston Parsons

    Get them from Amazon for $12.90.

    14. A Michael Scott poster to hang in their cubicle so they are constantly reminded that they are Beyoncé, always. Consider it the perfect motivational tool.


    Promising review: "Excellent quality! I have this poster hanging in my classroom and it’s holding up vey well. I will be ordering from this company again." —TMB

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in four sizes).

    15. A wireless Bluetooth karaoke microphone so they can really get the holiday party started. There's an app they can download directly onto their phone to queue up songs.

    Promising review: "Oh my gosh, I love this! It connects via Bluetooth so you can connect it to your phone, and then the music comes out of the microphone's speaker. It has a volume control for your voice and for the music, plus it has an echo option. I keep the echo very low usually. It comes with a really nice case, a USB charging cable, an audio cable, and two cloth covers to keep people from spitting on your microphone. This would be an awesome gift for anybody and super fun for parties." —Ferretocious

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in eleven colors).

    16. Mini marble succulent planters, because their desk needs a bit of greenery and you both know it. Succulents are incredibly low-maintenance, so they really can't mess up the care process. AND each come with a little bamboo tray + drainage hole, so they won't make a mess when watering.


    Promising review: "I love the style and they have drainage holes at the bottom, which quite a few options didn’t have. They're super cute and great for my little aloe pants." —Marilyn D

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in three styles).

    17. And if they're a fan of succulents but have a serious brown thumb, these faux ones will serve the same purpose. They are so real looking, no one will be able to tell they're made of plastic.

    The Apollo Box

    Seriously! I have one on my desk and it's so real looking, it's almost scary. It's the perfect little decorative piece to add to a desk with zero need of commitment or upkeep.

    Get them from The Apollo Box for $33.96 (available in 15 styles).

    18. A picture frame so you can cement your friendship with an adorable desk photo of the two of you. Yes, you hang outside of work. Yes, you've broken that boundary. Yes, it's time they show the office how your friendship has blossomed.


    Promising review: "This is absolutely stunning! I bought it to place on my desk at work and it really brightened up the place and gave my office space some personality! I placed a 5" x 6" photo on it and it really does look like it's floating! I also like how the package came with an extra screw so that I can easily mount it onto a wall should I change my mind about keeping it perched on my desk. Great product!" —colormeviolet

    Get it from Amazon for $9.15+ (available in five finishes and four sizes).

    19. A human organ lunchbox to forever protect their precious lunch in the dreaded free-for-all office fridge. You've seen things go missing before and it's time to put a stop to the madness. This tote is fully insulted and features a mesh side pocket for utensils.

    Promising review: "I bought this as a gift for my work buddy for Christmas. He got a good laugh out of it and continues to get laughs as people notice the box and become slightly alarmed, especially when he pulls out a pudding cup and starts eating it. The box is not huge, but it seems to serve my colleague well. He can fit six cans of soda (upright) in the bag." —Sweetpea

    Get it from Amazon for $13.79.

    20. A popcorn popper that'll make them theater-level popcorn in just four minutes AND is super easy to store in their desk drawer. Nothing will keep them going during the afternoon slump like a freshly popped bowl of popcorn.


    This popper is made of durable silicone and collapses down for easy storage.

    Promising review: "Why did I wait so long to buy a silicone popcorn popper? Could it get any easier to make popcorn? I put just a couple of drops of oil in the bottom of the bowl, add enough popcorn kernels to reach the the smallest circle in the bottom of the bowl, toss a little salt on the kernels, stir it so the kernels are coated with oil, and place it in the microwave. After around two minutes of popping, I have a nice, tasty bowl of popcorn. The size is just enough for a single serving. It's a good, healthy snack without a lot of effort. The bowl is good quality and the handles stay cool for handling the hot bowl when removing it from the microwave. It also washes easily." —HighlandAngel

    Get it from Amazon for $15.87 (available in eight colors).

    And check out our highlight on the Colonel Popper microwave popcorn maker!

    21. A monogrammed business card holder so you can help them become the success story they've always dreamed of. The metal case won't cause their cards to bend, but the leather outside will give off a full professional vibe.

    BP Laser Engraving / Etsy

    This case holds 12–15 cards and during checkout, you can give full details on how you want their name (or initials) monogrammed. It'll ship in three to five business days, too!

    Get it from BP Laser Engraving on Etsy for $15.95 (available in seven styles and with different fonts).

    22. A bottle opener keychain they'll absolutely love because you've both endured the pain of *cough, cough* unnecessary meetings. Might as well have a tool on hand to crack a cold one open come happy hour.


    Promising review: "I bought this as a quick 'add in' gift for my boss for the holidays. I expected a small cheap looking bottle a novelty item. I was so pleasantly surprised! This is larger than I thought. All metal and substantial. He loved it! What I thought would be just an extra add-in to make the gift bigger turned out to be a really great item!" —Laura Lou

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    23. A notepad to sum up those days when they just seem to be drowning in work. But thankfully, you have each other and therefore can make it through any late-night, last-minute project.


    Each notepad has 50 sheets.

    Promising review: "I purchased these to add to my manager's Christmas gift and he loved them! He's also told me he's gotten tons of laughs from colleagues who walk into his office and notice them. It doesn't contain a ton of sheets, but I bought it more for decoration/humor purposes than for actual writing." —Jay1187

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    24. A pair of blue light–blocking glasses for reducing digital eye strain. If they sit in front of a computer for hours on end, then these are for them! They can leave their eyes feeling less dry and tired by filtering out short wavelength blue light emitted by screens.

    Maitland Quitmeyer/BuzzFeed

    I use blue light-blocking glasses everyday at work, and they've significantly helped my eyes and headaches. I used to get so stressed sitting in front of a computer because I knew I'd feel terrible in about two hours flat. With the glasses, I can focus more on work and not on the mega-migraine that's (no longer) approaching.

    Promising review: "Everyone knows from previous reviews that these glasses are unique and high fashion. I wanted to add that they do indeed block blue light. I am a graduate student and look at computer screens, iPad screens, and Powerpoint presentations all day. My eyes feel less dry and tired at the end of the day. I used a blue light filtering testing kit that came with a different pair of glasses and these passed. The glasses are on the heavy side but comfortable and have a solid, un-cheap feel." —SSMax

    Get them from Amazon for $29.95 (available in three colors).

    Check out our review of the blue light–blocking glasses for more info!

    25. A weekly planner with monthly pages, because nothing helps them stay on-track like keeping detailed notes of what's going on in their life and what's to come. The pages are bleed-resistance and it features a contacts page, notes pages, inner pocket.


    Promising review: "I have bought planners almost every year for 35 years, and this one is finally what I wanted all along. For one thing, IT'S TOUGH. Heavy thick cover, and good sturdy binding wire; double row. I am a field technician, and this thing needs to survive a rough ride in my van. This one will. Then there are the entry pages. Open it, and you're looking at a whole week, and blocks big enough to not only put in the appointments, but NOTES too. Journal entries. And the book is not huge either. My last planner did not easily fit inside my satchel. This one does." —High Tech Joe

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in three colors).

    26. A set of interlocking bins to keep their infamous junk drawer clean so they don't have to spend an hour searching for something they need asap.


    There are eight total bins and they're completely modular, so they can arrange them in any way they want.

    Promising review: "These things are AWESOME!! I love the fact that you can lay them out however you want and still connect them. They are perfect for the so-called junk drawer — you can give all the odd stuff a home and have it organized. When my hubby asks for a pen, I tell him to open the junk drawer and they are on the far right in the long bin. He actually could find them easily without digging, it was great!" —Shelley R

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $13.11+ (available in a set of eight or nine and in six colors).

    27. An adjustable shelf that'll play home to literally anything and everything currently sitting on their desk. It'll utilize vertical space and is customizable to their liking.


    Promising review: "This was really a great buy. I received it just yesterday, easily put it together, and immediately brought it to work. The company even included the screwdriver and screws in the package, how convenient! Every single coworker that walked past my desk complimented just how cute and organized it made my desk look. I definitely think this is worth getting." —R

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in five colors).

    28. A de-stress ball if they're going through a particularly intense period with their work. Sometimes they just need to keep their hands busy and fidget a bit to get that nervous energy out.


    Get them both from for $8: the rainbow and smiley face.

    29. A casual business woman pocket tee to remind them of the strong and intelligent worker they are. They've got great ideas, sharp wit, and the work ethic to push them far. Remind them.

    The Wing

    Get it from The Wing for $32 (available in sizes XS–3XL).

    30. A cute canvas pouch they can fill with necessary desk items like pens, highlighters, extra makeup, sanitary pads, etc. They can also throw this in their bag at the end of day.

    Mulberry and Grand

    Get it from Mulberry and Grand for $15.

    And check out more pouches here!

    Coworker appreciation time!


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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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