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    54 Cheap Gifts For Your Coworkers (Even The Ones You Hate)

    There's something here for everyone, from your hero who also brings their own lunch to the colleague who always has some cool new nail art.

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    1. A set of Globbles that'll be a nice get-away-from-the-computer exercise in getting out a bit of stress and frustration. They're squishy and can stick to all kinds of surfaces *without* leaving behind a mess. Def a one-up from the stress-relieving slime of yore. 

    Reviewer holding six squishy balls in different rainbow colors in their hand
    reviewer throwing them all the wall where they stick

    Check out a TikTok of the Globbles in action. 

    Promising review: "Bought a six-pack for my neurodivergent family. We are all either ADHD or autistic. I struggle with compulsive hair pulling and bought these to help keep my hands busy. They are the perfect size, more satisfying than a stress ball, clean easily, fun to hurl at the wall or ceiling, and so far have lasted very well. I did test the durability of one and did break one when I pulled it as hard as I could —the inside looks something like shaving cream and didn’t smell or anything. But if you have a kid who is an aggressive chewer, perhaps keep an eye on them." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $10.69

    2. Affirmation cards you can slip to your work spouse who could use after a lil' positivity after your monster of a boss (unjustly) called them out in a department meeting.

    the cards

    3. Or a set of dream-decoding cards to help them finally figure out what the heck that dream meant they had last night and they Slacked you about as soon as you both sat down at your computers.

    the cards

    4. A copy of Burn After Writing, a guided journal they've probably eyed on TikTok. It urges journal owners to express and explore their feelings away from screen. And then, WELL, they can burn it after writing. Which is just fun. 

    Promising review: "I first saw this book on TikTok and decided to look more into it. I purchased four total because I know some people holding onto things that are difficult to let go of. It’s a great way to look at things from a different perspective and truly hold yourself accountable to different things in your life. I love what it stands for and I look forward to when I burn mine after I’m done. Self love, self care, and meditation for a better state of mind tomorrow is always the goal. I definitely recommend it to those susceptible to change and the willingness to try things different. You’re so much more than what’s been done to you and someone’s inability to see your worth does not decrease your value. Choose you for a change." —Brent Helm

    Get it from Amazon for $7

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    5. An cutie octopus-shaped blackhead remover to exfoliate their skin, helping them deal with all sorts of blackheads, whiteheads, and clogged pores. If they're always trying the latest beauty hack or gadget, this'll be a cute gift!

    A black small octopus shaped remover in a reviewer's hand
    the cap off to show the salt on the top of the remover

    Promising review: "First time buying this and didn't know what to expect but I'm most definitely buying it again. My skin has never felt better and I have the most sensitive skin and I've had no issues at all." —Melissa

    Get it from Amazon for $12.50

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    6. A mini karaoke microphone because the whole world is a stage and they know ALL the words to "Weird Science," as all of us should! (I do. It's a very fun karaoke song, FYI.)

    hand holding up tiny microphone in front of a wreath

    7. A pair of highly rated earbuds so they'll finally get some peace and quiet in your open office without disrupting their makeup, hair, or that giant velvet headband they've been rocking as of late.

    the earbuds in different colors

    8. Or a desktop stand as a spot for their huge not-right-now headphones to rest.

    minimalist black headphone stand

    9. Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza, a super-fun card game you can then play with them because that NSFW Cards Against Humanity deck is a bit tired by now. Well, with this, it's safe for *all* ages. And probably with HR, too!

    cards from the game deck on a table

    10. A Jeopardy trivia book to pay respects to Alex Trebek while honing their own skills. I can't wait to tune into their game show debut.

    The Jeopardy trivia book.

    11. A 12-pack of energy-restoring shower steamers you could split up into gifts for several majorly stressed coworkers. Hey, they'll probably even be better appreciated by parents who don't have time to draw a relaxing bath for anyone but their toddler.   

    Promising review: "I kept seeing this product pop up on TikTok so I decided to buy a pack and I'm SO GLAD I DID! These smell so good and are a perfect way to relax while in the shower. I now recommend them to everyone I know!" —Merry

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $26.97+ (available in four scents). 

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    12. A bottle of Mike's Hot Honey (or 12 packets) for the person who TRIES so hard at whipping up homemade lunch for $'s sake but always has puppy dog eyes staring at your food when you eat together.

    the bottle of the honey drizzling on a pepperoni pizza

    13. Or a HUGE bundle of hot sauce in case the Sriracha goes MIA from the break room every friggin' day and you're tired of helping them hunt for it.

    packets of Tapato, Cholula, and Sriracha sauces

    14. A dangerously chic pen set they'll want to take everywhere and find most any excuse to use.

    the metallic, polka dot pens with fake diamond on top in front of a coffee mug on a desk

    15. Bowtiful-earrings for the person who goes all out for every last holiday party and breathlessly documents said ensembles on their Insta grid.

    three pairs of Christmas bow stud earrings

    16. A horde of 25 squishy friends to split up amongst the folks who always look like they're on the verge of snapping a pen in half.

    open hands with squishy toys in them

    17. A brown sugar saver disguised as an adorable terra-cotta bear that baking fiends *might* be sad they didn't know was a thing 'til now.

    bear shaped terra cotta bear beside a container of brown sugar

    18. A water-resistant laptop sleeve in case you're the most graceful in your group of work buds, what with your not-tripping-over-door-jambs and keeping-the-lid-on-your-water-bottle ways.

    person carrying a laptop holder

    19. And a colorful keyboard cover as some insurance for some in-the-middle-of-writing-an-email coffee spill.

    laptop keyboard with colorful key covers

    20. Some minimalist magnetic bookmarks that'll look dang good on the page while being a bit gentler on the page than other metal or plastic bookmarks.

    open book with two of the slim bookmarks on the page

    21. A cleaning pen for the coworker who just got engaged and can't stop flashing that bauble in every single Instagram story installment. It's made with micro-fine cleansers, polishing agents, and a polymer for a pro-level shine at the price of their morning coffee order.

    reviewer's before pic of cloudy gem on ring, then after pic of super gleaming ring

    22. A 10-pack of desk- or purse-friendly lotions because all that sanitizing sure is leaving *my* hands a bit drier than usual.

    various lotion bottles

    23. A Baby Yoda night-light that'll make them ooh and ahh as they make their way down to the bathroom in the middle of the night to handle their business.

    24. A ~soothing~ coloring book in a compact size they'll find a spot for in their filing cabinet when they need to zone out for a bit.

    the coloring book cover

    25. A Michael Scott/Prison Mike reversible dishwasher magnet for the colleague who seemingly still only seems to watch The Office. Perhaps gently nudge them in the way of other fantastic mockumentary TV shows, like What We Do in the Shadows or Abbott Elementary. 

    Reverse images of Michael from the office that says

    Promising review: "If you’re a fan of The Office, you’ll enjoy this. It’s a basic magnet, but it does the job and makes you giggle as you look at it." —Danielle

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in six other varieties). 

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    26. A 10-pack of silicone straws in case your cubicle mate still isn't over the office nixing the plastic straws and hasn't quite warmed up to those steel ones. The silicone ones are easier to clean and have a drastically better mouth feel than cold metal.

    27. A jar of cleaning goo that'll help get down in between their keyboard keys and erase the woes of that grilled cheese you escaped the office to grab together and bring back.

    person using the goo to get in between keyboard keys

    28. A ~structured~ notepad that the person who thinks lists are sexy will adore. But of course you wouldn't share that with HR.

    the to do notepad with different sections on the list

    29. A six-pack of scarf scrunchies for a one-and-done task of putting up their hair and adding a glam touch even if they have to do some REAL math to figure out the last time they washed it.

    30. A four-pack of bamboo back scratchers so they can avoid an awkward shimmy when they've got to get to that one spot.

    four bamboo back scratchers

    31. A nourishing hand cream to give their ragged cuticles and dry paws a major overhaul. All that hand-washing during bathroom breaks always takes a toll!

    reviewer's before pic of super dry, painful looking hand, then after of the same hand looking moisturized

    32. Animal-shaped paperclips that'll help them win the Cutest Desk Award this year. Again.

    colorful paper clips in the shape of various animals

    33. A disco car mirror ornament (or tree ornament?) for your workplace pal who supports both the disco *and* yee-haw agenda. 

    small disco ball with a pink cowgirl hat on it
    Miami Design District / Etsy

    Miami Design District is a Miami, Florida-based small biz specializing in small disco ball accessories. 

    Promising review: "The cutest little touch of pink and sparkle I needed for my car!" —Kaley Vance

    Get it from Miami Design District on Etsy for $8.99.

    Shipping info: Costs $6.88 and will arrive by Christmas.

    34. A deck of gold cards to joke about playing with Benjamins 'til you can do that IRL at your next poker night. OR go with some matte black ones to match their goth ways.

    35. A set of cat stickers that'll help 'em keep tabs on what's in which file folder.

    tab-shape cat stickers

    36. Or a super popular "cat dancer" toy their "assistant" who's always on screen taking notes will love to play with during coffee breaks. 

    A cat reacting to a toy on a string
    Another cat reacting to it

    In fact, if you are looking for an immediate LOL, please head straight to the review images of this little gizmo — pages and pages of kitty cats losing their marbles. It is goodness and absurdity and light.

    Promising review: "I have a whole room filled with cat toys that my cat is not interested in. It's funny how the least expensive cat toy I have makes him go crazy. He plays with this until he's panting like a dog and I have never seen him jump so high. I'm certain this toy will help him lose his belly. He loves it! I highly recommend it!" —Kwoo

    Get it from Amazon for $2.65.

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    37. A mini inflatable tube guy to bring some levity to their desk...and perhaps inspire a company holiday party performance. 

    Promising review: "OMG! I love this guy! These things large and small will ALWAYS make me laugh. My husband bought the desk version for me and I can always count on it to make me laugh. My co-workers love it too. People just stop by to turn him on for a quick pick-me-up. I would recommend getting the AC plug since batteries can run down fast. I think we should create a community of fellow air-dancer-havers and post clips of our little guys dancing to our favorite songs. Anyone in?" —Mark

    Get it from Amazon for $11.66.

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    38. A Dunkin' Donuts AirPod case for the person you thought was going to kill you with the eyeballs that time you suggested swinging by Starbucks together. 

    A hand holding the case which is the shape of a coffee cup
    A gif showing how the top of the case looks like a coffee cup lid
    Amazon, Chelsea Stuart / BuzzFeed

    Here's what BuzzFeeder Chelsea Stuart has to say about it: "Guys, I really talk about this thing far too much, but I don't care. I LOVE how 1. It has *all* the same text as an actual cup, 2. the top looks like a legit lid, and 3. this makes it way easier to find my AirPods in the bottomless pit that is my purse." 

    Get it from Amazon for $8.69, and check out an AirPods Pro version here

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    39. A yummy mouse pad to make every hour snack o'clock.

    donut-shaped mouse pad

    40. A loose-leaf tea infuser no one will confuse with their own.

    seahorse-shape tea diffuser in a coffee mug