Coworkers can be particularly tricky to shop for this time of year. We see them every work day and have a nice chat over a cup of coffee in the break room. We may even learn a bit about their families or how they spend their weekends. But a lot of times we just haven't learned enough about their preferences to pick a really good gift. Any thinly veiled questions about hobbies this time of year will tip them off to the fact that you have no idea what to get them.
So, what do you do?
You do a little Sherlock Holmes-style sleuthing to find out what they might like. Try peeking at their desk for ideas. Or watch them in meetings or at lunch. Pay attention to what they wear or carry. If this all sounds creepy I promise you it's not!! You're doing just enough snooping to match them up with one of the great gifts below.
Does your coworker always start the day with a cup of joe? A patterned mug cozy would up their style and environmental game. Or if you want to get a little fancier pick up a Hydro Flask that keeps drinks cool for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 6. For water drinkers, opt for the Hydracy fruit infusing water bottle instead.
If the lunch bag or card case they carry has seen better days, a new chicer one would be a thoughtful gift. The lunch bag shown here comes in a number of prints, and the card case comes in multiple colors. Paying attention to what they wear can help you pick the perfect one!
Is your coworker always jotting down notes, or have the latest tech gadgets in tow? Get them the Rocketbook Reusable Notebook. This smart notebook sends your handwritten notes to your favorite Cloud service, then wipes clean to be used again, saving paper and your sanity!
If they constantly fan themselves or reach for their sweater, a desktop fan or space heater might be in order. Everyone appreciates feeling comfortable when they're working and they'll think of you every time they turn it on.
Does your coworker keep plants on their desk? They might appreciate this succulent gift box that includes a scented candle and a gift card. Or if they have a sweet tooth (that bowl of candy on their desk is a tipoff!) this hot cocoa sampler is a perfect pick.
Golfers spend the whole winter dreaming about when they can get back out on the course. One of these mini golf sets can help tide them over until Spring. You will absolutely know a golfer from the golf memorabilia littering their desk.
This one is for that coworker that is always looking for their keys, their wallet, or even their bag or briefcase. They'll never have to wonder where they left it again with one of these smart trackers linked to their phone.
Now that you know what you're getting for all of your office mates this year, kick back and laugh at all of their awkward questions as they try to figure our what to get for you!
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