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    32 Small Gifts Your Favorite Coworker Will Probably Really Appreciate

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    1. A mini Mickey waffle maker that'll infuse your Disney-loving coworker's breakfast with magic.


    Promising review: "We recently went to Disney World and our son loved getting the Mickey waffles. We were so excited when we found this and decided to surprise him on a family trip by making them and he was thrilled! They were smaller than a normal waffle obviously but actually larger than the ones they served in Disney World. It was fun for the whole family and the perfect size for a child or even a smaller portion for an adult." —AmazonUser521

    Get it from Amazon for $12.49.

    2. A set of tree spirits from Princess Mononoke they can keep at their desk for some much-needed company.


    Added bonus? They glow in the dark!

    Promising review: "Look very cute on my desk next to my other geeky figures. Paint job was tidy. The pearly look really helps them look more like spirits (I had initially looked for flat white, but was pleasantly surprised with this instead)." —Elizabeth Aurich

    Get five from Amazon for $4.40.

    3. A frame lined with a linen pad so your pin-obsessed work wife will have a new a place to display their ever-growing pin collection.

    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    While, yes, this frame is designed to store jewelry, my coworker Mallory Mower has used it to show off her favorite pins. I've envied her desk decor since day one — specifically this cool frame.

    Promising review: "I'm using it for my book pins collection and absolutely love it! Large enough to hold more than I anticipated and beautiful enough frame to display on my bookshelf!" —Mia

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in three colors).

    4. And a punny pin you both can giggle about while you're, once again, talking trash during your lunch break.

    sadmadrad / Etsy

    Get it from sadmadrad on Etsy for $8.42.

    5. A pack of lil' cable chompers to protect their forever-tearing phone cord and provide them with that squealing I-want-to-squeeze-you-feeling.


    Promising review: "I saw cable bites advertised elsewhere but you can’t beat Amazon’s price. Super cute and a ton of collections to choose from. Multifunctional: helps to find your cable/cord easier and protects against fraying. They fit on both my smooth and threaded off-market phone cables as well as the name brand cables such as iPhone and AmazonBasics. Wish I saw these ages ago!" —featherlashes

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $6.88+ (available in packs of 4, 6, 9 or 12 and in a variety of styles).

    6. An assortment of 20 toys with a jelly-like texture they'll be so enamored by they won't want to do anything else but squish 'em forever.


    While you can't choose which critters you get, Amazon customers have noted that there haven't been any duplicates in their sets!

    Promising review: "These were a huge success on Easter Sunday! My girls absolutely loved them! Although they do get dirty pretty easily, we have found that if you wash them with some mild dish soap and then, when dry, rub some baby powder on them, they stay clean and soft a lot longer. You can rinse and repeat ;)"—Bookly

    Get a set of 20 from Amazon for $10.49.

    7. A Funko Pop of Dwight Schrute, because what kind of coworker would you be if you didn't gift your buddy their very own Assistant to the Regional Manager?


    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    8. Or a bar of soap infused with a crystal your work BFF will find so enchanting whether they use it to zen out in the shower or keep it on their desk for decor.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Crystal Bar Soap

    I have a few of these beauties and cannot say enough good things about them. As someone who loves crystals and meditation, these soaps are simply breathtaking. I keep the Spirit of Eternity soap (complete with an opalite crystal) at my desk because it's so gorgeous and use Fountain of Prosperity at home to wash up. Why NOT bring all the good vibes into your life, right?

    Get them from Crystal Bar Soap; both Spirit of Eternity (left) and Fountain of Prosperity for $14 (right).

    Check out the wide variety of crystal-infused soaps here!

    9. A swing arm desk lamp that'll look like it was ~mint~ to be on their desk already and leave your other coworkers green with envy.


    Promising review: "This is a great lamp and I am very pleased with the purchase. Yes, it totally looks like the Pixar lamp. It took less than 20 minutes to assemble and the finished product is a clean looking modern design with a solid wood jointed arm and nice matte-finished metal on the base and shade. I went with the green (teal?) and am glad that I did as it is a very attractive subtle color that brightens up the room without too much flair. I'm planning to pick up another." —Jordan Benjamin

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in three colors).

    10. A 5-piece desk organizer to make it look like they've got everything under control even when they're actually trying to sort through 50+ emails.


    Promising review: "I got tired of stacking papers and folders on top of a horizontal tray on my desk😬. The basket can hold file folders with tabs which makes important papers easy to organize and find. No more piles upon piles. The tray is for my to-do items. I find myself leaving work on time and not staying late to 'clean up' my desk. I have embellished some of the items with fake rhinestones and have received many compliments on the ensemble. Thank you for making this set so affordable." —Kathy

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in four styles).

    11. Or a chic cell phone stand they can use to keep their favorite gadget out of the way and create more surface space on their desk.,

    Promising review: "Love this stand. It works great on my desk. My favorite part and the reason I chose this stand over others that are similar was the place for the charging cable. You do not have to disconnect the charger to remove this phone from the stand. The design allows you to pick up the phone from the stand with the charger still plugged in. Others do not have an open top. So you have to thread the cable through a hole so it becomes a pain to pick up and put down your phone." —Dee McNett

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98 (available in four styles).

    12. A pair of quirky socks for the coworker who you can always count on to give you a recap of what happened on The Bachelor last week.


    Get them from ModCloth for $12.

    13. An inspirational flip calendar they'll look forward to changing each morning when they're in some desperate need of motivation.


    Promising review: "I absolutely love that this isn't a one year and done calendar — you can use it over and over again. The quotes are wonderful. Today's quote 'Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better' is so good! Love Maya Angelou. Highly recommend this perpetual desk calendar." —GPL

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95 (available in two styles).

    14. A Bug Bite Thing Suction Tool your coworker will really appreciate in the summer when they're trying to cover up the fact they were eaten alive at a family BBQ., Amazon

    Promising review: "I cannot stress to you enough how much better this simple little tool has made my quality of life during summer in Ohio. It rains a lot. There are a lot of mosquitoes. Omg so many mosquitoes. I have horrific allergic reactions to mosquito bites. We're talking bumps swelling to the width of softballs within minutes of the bite. This tool doesn't make those bumps go away, but it stops the itch IMMEDIATELY.

    I was a huge skeptic; how could a little suction cure this agonizingly itchy allergic reaction? I'll be honest. I still really don't know how it does, but it provides instant relief that no pill, cream, or injection ever has ever achieved for me. If you live anywhere where insect bites are common, you need to own one of these!" —Customer

    Get two from Amazon for $18.95.

    15. Miyazaki socks featuring a variety of the films, so they'll never have to choose a favorite flick while accessorizing.


    I have these socks (and have actually gifted them to coworkers!) and they make me smile every time I wear them. I like rocking them with booties or letting the characters peek out of the tops of my sneakers. They're the perfect combination of quirky and cozy. Seems like the people of Amazon agree with me, as they have a 4.9-star rating!

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $11.85 (one size fits most).

    16. Or a lil' ramen keychain for the coworker you can always rely on to take a 30 min break and grab lunch with you.


    Promising review: "These are super cute. I gave them as gifts and everyone loved them. They're really detailed too! They're fairly small, so that means they're super portable." —SeattleP

    Get it from Amazon for $4.69.

    17. A "pretty as a peach" manicure set they can keep in their handbag and use for nail emergencies whether they're in the office or out on the town.

    Draper James

    This adorable kit comes with three printed nail files, scissors, tweezers, and nail clippers to keep your work pal's claws in check.

    Get it from Draper James for $25.

    18. A teeny tiny Magic 8 Ball your indecisive coworker can use to make decisions on the spot without leaving their desk. Should you both take a coffee break and a walk? All signs point to yes.


    Promising review: "I'm having a blast with this miniature Magic 8 Ball. It sits on the table by my recliner for easy access. With it, I'm now free of the majority of decision-making in my life which relieves me of any stress, anxiety, or uncertainty that might come over me at any moment. I no longer have to take any responsibility for my actions; I can just blame it on the 8 Ball. It fits easily into almost any sized pocket, so, if I'm going out, I can take it along and let it play the same role in my life. This ability to take my new decision-maker with me in smaller form is great! It's a nice return to my childhood, inexpensive, and a much-needed reprieve from the stress of our contemporary society. Everyone should have one and have some light-hearted fun!" —ALW

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99.

    19. A stunning copy of Little Women designed by Rifle Paper Co., a must-have for your work wife who has been talking your ear off about the new trailer starring Saoirse Ronan and Emma Watson.

    Promising review: "Gorgeous book! I love the story of the Little Women and when I saw this Rifle Paper Co. edition of the book, I knew I had to have it! I primarily bought this book for the illustrations, as I have the unabridged, full version on kindle. Buyer beware that the hardback only contains the first half of the story." —eTOTHErin

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    20. Darling tassel drop earrings your fave office companion can rock to the company holiday party this year.

    Old Navy

    Get them from Old Navy for $6.

    21. Or hypoallergenic earrings in case your buddy has sensitive ears but would still relish the opportunity to make a bold accessory statement.

    Tini Lux

    I have earrings from this brand and I love them more than I can say. It makes me irrationally happy that I can wear hoops without dragging my ears down. They truly feel like wearing studs but with the look of fashionable hoops! Huge win for those of us with sensitive lobes.

    Get them from Tini Lux for $50.

    22. An adorable lil' dumpling light that'll have everyone in the office talking a-bao-t how they wish you'd get them from Secret Santa next year.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "This dumpling lamp was everything I hoped it would be and more! I love that it has a timer and the light is waaay brighter than I thought it would be! Overall, it’s super cute and I love it." —helena808

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $16 (available in two styles).

    23. A pack of colorful silicone straws you can share with your fellow environmentally conscious colleagues.


    Promising review: "I was kind of shocked at how good quality these straws are! They come in a neat little baggie that you can store them in, and the straw cleaner as well! I don't usually leave reviews on products (even if I really like them), but they donate 100% of the proceeds of your order to OCEANA if you leave a review, and that's a HUGE plus for me. So not only do I really like the product, I get to share the good news through this review AND my payment gets donated to OCEANA. I really really appreciate that. 10/10 product!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $8.95.

    24. A sloth-themed to-do list for your coworker who is forever procrastinating and still regularly rewatches that video of Kristen Bell crying on Ellen over her love for the slow-moving creatures.

    Emma McAnaw / BuzzFeed

    One of my coworkers actually already owns this (so I guess I can't gift it to her) and she's obsessed. Here's what she had to say about it:

    "There are two things I love: sloths and not forgetting what I'm supposed to do for work. And while I *am* excellent at watching every sloth video available on the internet, I am *not* great at staying organized. Enter this handy-dandy sloth to-do notepad. It helps me break down my weekly tasks by priority so I never get overwhelmed by a busy week — aka when I get an email about something I need to do, instead of going 'oh crap, I need to remember to do that later,' I just write it down and finish whatever I'm doing first. I should mention each page is technically for individual days, but luckily for me I don't have an entire agenda per day, so I plan out by week."

    Get it from Amazon for $5.95.

    Check out a full review of the sloth daily planner (#4).

    25. A Birthdate Candle featuring their actual day of birth, because who wouldn't love something customized JUST for them?

    birthdatecandles / Via

    These candles are ~inspired by the stars~ and feature a label that contains your specific birthdate as we as typical traits for someone with your sign. You can shop by month or sign to find your coworkers perfect candle.

    Get it from Birthdate Candles for $38.

    26. A BlenderBottle that'll have your most athletic coworker grinning and giving you high fives for the rest of the month while they still, unsuccessfully, try to convince you to come to spin class.,

    Promising review: "The shaker cup arrived in perfect condition, and three weeks later it still looks brand new! The image hasn't faded or cracked at all, even after going through the dishwasher multiple times. Like other reviewers noted, it IS a bit tough to open/close the cap on the drinking spout, but I'm hoping it'll wear down a little in time. I might end up buying more of these because they're freaking adorable!" —K. Winters

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in seven styles).

    27. A set of socks, perfect for gifting to the blessed soul who has taken on the responsibility of ordering pizza for the entire office on Fridays.


    Promising review: "I got these as a gift for my older step brother. We aren't THAT close so I honestly had no idea what to get him — he's pretty easy-going and fun, so I thought this would be entertaining, yet practical. The design of the box is great — it even had the little plastic pizza stand in the middle (he appreciated it). They are cotton and the colors are vibrant. I don't quite know how the sizing went, but I would think that it would be hard to mess up sock sizes, so based on the description, I think they fit (haven't heard any complaints). It was a hit and everybody loved the gift." —Alexa Viz

    Get four pairs from Amazon for $25.99 (available in men and women sizes).

    28. A Harry Potter–inspired pillow case that'll leave the token Potterhead in your office spellbound.


    You can order a pillow insert that'll fit perfectly on Amazon for a hassle-free gift your coworker fill find, well, magical.

    Get it from PBTeen for $22.99.

    29. Or a wooden puzzle ball brainteaser you can even gift to your boss to show them just how smart you think they are ;)


    Promising review: "This is SO MUCH fun. ok. I had fun just trying to figure out how to get it apart. Then putting it back together was challenging and fun. seriously. I love these sort of 3D puzzles. It is about the size of a baseball. It is well made and well sealed so you wont get a splinter The pieces fit in place perfectly. And when it is together it doesn't fall apart so it stays together. This is great to keep at my desk at work." —Storms

    Get it from Amazon for $9.80.

    30. A trendy sling bag your beloved coworker will love you for once they finally stop misplacing their keys and wallet on their way in and out of the office.

    American Eagle

    Promising review: "I just saw Lil Wayne on the Blink-182 tour and it was the best show of my life. This collection is unique and I love the new vibe he is giving us with AE. " —JLANE

    Get it from American Eagle for $18.71.

    31. A watering can the green thumb on your team will surely appreciate and have plenty of ele-fun with while they give life to all the plants in the office.


    Promising review: "Many people at my work have plants on or around their desks. I bought this for everyone to use. They all loved it, it was absolutely adorable." —Laura McGuffin

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

    32. And a mini waving inflatable tube man that'll make them want to throw their hands up in the air and yell "WOOHOO!" Your buddy is gonna LOVE it!

    Promising review: "I opened the package and screamed for joy! As I placed the 9 volt battery my hands were trembling with what was going to happen next! As I turned on the wacky waving inflatable tube man I knew I have a friend for life. Someone you can really count on cheering you up when you are feeling down. He brought me such joy I started to cry with laughter and happiness." —Robert Wurstner

    Get it from Amazon for $8.08.

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    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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