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46 Gift Ideas For Coworkers You Can’t Go Wrong With

Crowd-pleasing goodies for the new hire you barely know, your ride-or-die work bestie, and everyone in between.

1. A game of Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza that's super simple to learn, great for all ages, and anything but boring. Play this fast-paced party game once and they'll become the star of every future game night on their calendar. 

the game box sitting on a pile of illustrated game cards
Amazon

The rules are simple. Deal the deck out to all players (works with 3-8 players). Everyone keeps their mini deck face down and goes around the table flipping a card face up and saying one of the five key words (taco, cat, goat, cheese, and pizza — in that order). Once the card played matches the word said, it's a race to slap that center card. Whoever taps in last has to take the center stack and the round starts over. Whoever gets rid of all their cards first wins! 

Promising review: "Fun game for all ages, we first played this game when camping with family. we loved it so much that we bought it for our own household, people of all ages can play the game, it's fast, fun and gets you laughing. Great for traveling, camping, or just at home. Simple quick fun game." —Erin Foster

Shipping info: Free expedited Prime shipping available for Prime Members (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $9.84

2. A mini jewelry case for the travel-happy coworker who relies on sandwich bags to store their necklaces and bracelets and then has to spend hours undoing a giant knot when they have dinner reservations to make.

a reviewer's green velvet case holding two sets of earrings and three rings
the blue case in a purse

Promising review: "Bought this jewelry case for my Granddaughter and she loved it. Small enough to pack in a suitcase but big enough to carry all she needs. Nice color too. I may have to order one for myself." —Carolann G. Manka

Shipping info: Free expedited Prime shipping available for Prime Members (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $24.98 (available in 13 colors).

3. A reusable collapsible coffee cup if they care about the planet and reducing waste almost as much as they looooooove sneaking off for a mid-day coffee. Plus, now they can enjoy those "Bring Your Own Cup" discounts without a bulky thermos taking up loads of space in their bag. 

a reviewer holding the cup in light blue with the included straw inserted
a reviewer photo of the cup collapsed

Stojo is a small biz founded by three New York dads who wanted a better way to get their convenient coffee fix without all the waste. Now they make stylish collapsible essentials in a variety of sizes and colors, including bottles and food storage containers!

This is of the first zero-waste swaps I made and I've never looked back. If you buy to-go coffee – whether you're jet-setting or just grabbing a mid-day pick-me-up — this cup is a incredible to have. So long as you remember to bring it, it's all the convenience of to-go coffee with none of the waste. It's leakproof and, when you're all done, it collapses down teeny tiny and can be tossed back in your bag. Oh! And it comes with a straw, so all you iced coffee lovers can get in on the action, too.

Shipping info: Free expedited Prime shipping available for Prime Members (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in four sizes and in 24 styles).

4. Or a reusable cup carrier to help them feel like they've grown an extra hand thanks to the *handy* carrying strap now affixed to their morning iced coffee order. 

a model holding an iced coffee housed in a tan canvas cozy with a strap attached
VIS Paradise Goods / Etsy

VIS Paradise Goods is a small business selling brightly colored eco-friendly swaps and personalized giftables. 

Promising review: "So creative and well made - gifted across the board - from teachers to my teen and everyone loved the drink holders." —Christina

Shipping info: Two-day USPS Priority Mail Express shipping upgrade is available at checkout for an additional fee. 

Get it from VIS Paradise Goods on Etsy for $13.59+ (originally $16.99+; available in a range of customizable colors and prints). 

5. How to Be More Tree — a book filled with charming illustrations, detailed advice, and age-old lessons taken from the infinite wisdom of trees. Are they prone to feeling frazzled? This is a perfect bedside option to grab when they need help grounding. 

the book cover
a spread from inside. the book featuring a tree illustration
Amazon

Promising review: "I bought as a Christmas gift for my brother, an arborist. He loved it for obvious reasons, but y’all, this book is for everyone. I’m ordering one for me too! Beautifully illustrated and written. A true gem." —NolaFanGirl

Shipping info: Free expedited Prime shipping available for Prime Members (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $12.60 

6. A set of eye-popping fine point pens because why settle for just black and blue pens when they could have all the colors of the rainbow at their disposal?

These are designed not to bleed through thin pages, so all your planners and journals can get the flair pen treatment. 

Promising review: "I love how this pen feels to hold and it writes beautifully! I am very picky about how the ink looks from the pens I use and I don't remember having one that writes so smoothly and beautifully! I will buy these whenever I need more. I actually just purchased another package of all black!" —Marcia

Shipping info: Free expedited Prime shipping available for Prime Members (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get a set of 18 from Amazon for $6.99

7. An aesthetic flexible power strip so they can actually utilize each and every outlet in their home office even when the company's excessively massive laptop charger is present. 

Reviewer holding pink power strip with separate squares for three outlets and two USB chargers
The strip in white reconfigured in a square shape

iJoy is a small business selling a variety of tech accessories, speakers, and headphones.

Promising review: "I rarely write a review (this is the second in the past few years). One of the best purchases in a long time. Nice design and very practical. It solves all of my problems as it can go any direction. It's worth every penny. I turned around and bought two more. I am about to buy my fourth one. Love this!" —Pond P.

Shipping info: Free expedited Prime shipping available for Prime Members (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in four colors). 

8. A handmade crochet sprout leaf that turns any headphone wearer into a budding plant, spreading good vibes wherever they roam. Undo the loop and this also makes a perfect bookmark. This under-$10 present sure packs a lot of joy into a cheap package. 

a model wearing a pair of headphone with a crochet spout attached to the headband portion
Lillys Loop Crochet / Etsy

Lillys Loop Crochet is a Houston-based small biz selling absurdly cute. crochet accessories. 

Promising review: "This is actually the cutest things I’ve ever purchased. I was stuck at the Orlando airport for a good 15 hours and wore my headphones the entire time…SOOO MANY PEOPLE were coming up to me and complimenting them! I’m in love!" —Tiffany Eyler

Shipping info: Two-day USPS Priority Mail Express shipping upgrade is available at checkout for an additional fee. 

Get it from Lillys Loop Crochet on Etsy for $6.99 (available in four colors). 

9. A custom paint-by-number pet portrait for turning those 8 million dog photos living on their Instagram into a hand-painted art activity that'll be fit for framing.  

an in-progress color-by-number picture of a dog with a paint set and brush
a reviewer photo of a completed painting of their dog

Promising review: "This was so much fun! I tried three different photos in the tool they give you and chose this one. It shows you a preview of each painting, which is really helpful when deciding which image to go with. Not every picture came out as good, so definitely try a few! Easy to use, and fun to paint — excited to frame it! I actually have some paint left over and will try to do another one!" —Jonathan Kebert

Shipping info: Free expedited Prime shipping available for Prime Members (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $39.99

10. A waterproof shower phone holder with a touch-capable screen if they like having total control of their shower time song selection or just need some entertainment while waiting out their hair mask. 

a reviewer hand touching the outside of the shower phone holder with a phon inside
a reviewer rotating the shower phone holder

Promising review: "This product was a TikTok recommendation and has not let me down. It comes with three adhesive mounts and sticks well to either tile or glass. The clear screen allows for scrolling or swiping easily. My only critique is how the phone sits inside. I have the iPhone 11 Pro Max, which is a larger phone but it sits low in the chamber and that prevents me from changing between apps as I can't swipe up at the bottom to get back to my home screen. Otherwise it's great!" —Susan Gifford

Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with free shipping (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in two styles and five colors). 

11. A bottle of Truff Hot Sauce they can add to essentially any meal to make it feel like a gourmet affair — even if they're just sitting at their desk for lunch (again).

BuzzFeed writer holding a bottle of Truff hot sauce in front of a breakfast sandwich
Hannah Loewentheil / BuzzFeed

I got a bottle of this liquid gold for Christmas one year and WHOOO BOY do I love it. Calling it hot sauce isn't totally correct. It is a sauce that is hot, but the consistency is substantially thicker than what you might expect from your standard Tabasco. Regardless, if they like spice and truffle this is a fun condiment to add to their assortment!

Promising review: "Purchased this because it was on Oprah’s favorite things. As a truffle and sriracha lover, this is what you get when truffle and sriracha had a baby but 10x better. I highly recommend, because it helps my food taste better for my boring diets." —Linzyn87

Shipping info: Free expedited Prime shipping available for Prime Members (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $13.90+ (available in five flavors). 

Get more saucy intel from my colleague Hannah Loewentheil and read her full Truff Hot Sauce review.

12. A charming ceramic mug and saucer set because they might think they own enough mugs, but will quickly change their mind after unwrapping this overwhelmingly adorable duo. 

a reviewer using an irregular coffee mug that is light blue with white clouds on it
a reviewer photo of the mug and saucer set in white with little hearts allover

The mug and saucer are dishwasher and microwave-safe.

Promising review: "This set is adorable! The size, shape, and design were what I was looking for. It matches my black and white decor. It is a great addition to my cup/saucer collection. It's also perfect as a gift. I will buy more." —JK

Shipping info: Free expedited Prime shipping available for Prime Members (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $25.98 (available in 17 styles).