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    Updated on Dec 20, 2018. Posted on Nov 29, 2018

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

    Whether they're your work wife or your natural-born enemy....

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    1. 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.


    Get them from ModCloth for $9.99 or Amazon for $12.71.

    2. A horde of 20 squishy friends and Totoro carrying pouch to split up amongst the folks who always look like they're on the verge of snapping a pen in half.


    Get them from Amazon for $19.11.

    3. A pair of highly rated earbuds so they'll finally get some peace and quiet in your open office.


    This unassuming pair has 50,000+ reviews on Amazon!

    Promising review: "I can't believe these are so cheap! These sound fantastic. I mean I can feel myself getting fitter and more productive already. I put on a 'running' song to try out the quality and I immediately wanted to go running. I don't really run. At least I haven't in a while. I think I'll go now. Or maybe I'll clean the house...something that involves moving. I got purple cause every color is a slightly different price and they were one of the cheapest. I actually ended up liking the color. It comes with three different size rubber tips to fit your size ears." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $8.43+ (available with or without mic, nine colors).

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


    This stand is on my desk rn! And I adore it.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.79.

    5. 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.


    Promising review: "I don't write reviews often because I get lazy but this case just saved my laptop. My water bottle exploded in my backpack and didn't realize 'til it was too late. I saw that everything in my backpack, including the case, was drenched but the interior was still dry! The only thing that was saved was my new laptop and i am absolutely grateful for it. Thank you." —Brian Chung

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in four sizes and 13 colors).

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


    Promising review: "Very nice and thin protection for my MacAir keyboard. I bought this because I spilled coffee on my last one and ruined it! Hoping this helps prevent any future mishaps and keeps the dust, etc., out of the hard-drive areas of the laptop. It did take a little getting used to it, but I have had it now for a couple of months and really don't notice the difference anymore." —M. Vitali

    Get it from Amazon for $7.89+ (available in 16 color combos).

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

    Box Lunch

    Get it from Box Lunch for $3.49 or Amazon for $5.93.

    8. A HUGE bundle of hot sauce in case the Sriracha goes MIA from the break room every friggin' day.


    Get a 50-pack from Amazon for $11.39.

    9. Or 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.


    I've used this stuff and it is FANTASTIC.

    Get them from Amazon: a 12 oz. bottle for $8.48 or 12 0.75 oz packets for $16.95 (or $1.41 a packet)

    10. A mini desk vacuum as a lil' help during the neatest coworker's requisite tidying breaks.


    Promising review: "Great for picking up staples, etc., off of my desk at work!" —Tammy Mahaffey-McFerran

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two colors).

    11. A ~structured~ notepad that the person who thinks lists are sexy will adore.


    Get it from Amazon for $7.57.

    12. Our a mousepad notepad to kill two birds with one stone.


    Get it from Amazon for $10.

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


    Get them from Amazon for $8.99.

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


    Get 60 from Amazon for $8.99.

    15. For your colleague who always #tbts their Paris trip, an Eiffel Tower eraser — it'll help them reminisce about the champagne toast at the top even more.

    Box Lunch

    And the two square tiers are removable for easier erasing!

    Get it from Box Lunch for $1.99.

    16. Or some junk food erasers to bring the fast-foot love to their office without the penetrating smell.


    Get them from Amazon for $6.19.

    17. A six-pack of notebooks you can split between all your peeps who jot down every last thing.


    Get them from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in four combos).

    18. A deck of gold cards to joke about playing with Benjamins 'til you can do that IRL at your next poker night.


    Get them from Amazon for $6.27.

    19. A Post-It dispenser in case your cubicle mate has a spot in their heart *just* for sticky notes.


    Get it from Amazon for $5.83.

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


    Get it from Amazon for $4.98+ (available in a variety of designs).

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


    Get it from Amazon for $8.02+ (available in 13 animals).

    22. And a direct coffee mug to make beverage breaks *that much* better.


    Get it from H&M for $5.99 (also available in a llama design).

    23. A wordy mason jar as a reminder to save those bookmarks.

    Smash Craft Studio / Etsy

    Get it from Smash Craft Studio on Etsy for $8.46. And check out the matching can koozie.

    24. Fingerless gloves so they won't have to wear a blanket in the office.


    Get them from Amazon for $7.95 (available in nine colors).

    25. A 40-pack of cheerful binder clips that'll incur the envy of everyone else in the office. Sorry!!!!!!


    Get them from Amazon for $3.

    26. A motion-activated air freshener for the person who's pissed they can't light a candle in the office.


    Get it from Amazon for $7.59.

    27. A succulent planter to bring a little outdoors inside, even if their view is merely of cubicle walls.

    WoodlandFever / Etsy

    Get it from WoodlandFever on Etsy for $7.50.

    28. And a wineglass befitting Sharon, who will never not find a way to slip looking forward to her evening glass of vino into every work convo.

    Brown Paper Crafts / Etsy

    Get it from Brown Paper Crafts on Etsy for $10.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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