What are you supposed to get your favorite coworkers (or even, ugh, your boss) when you kinda sorta actually like them? We always say “Go funny or go home.” Actually, we’d like to go home.
We have to admit, shopping for our coworkers isn’t always the most fun thing to do. There are a million different gifts we could get them, but most of them are pretty lame and, well, we actually like these people so we want to make sure we gift them something they’ll actually want.
On average, last year people spent on average $30 on their coworkers and $50 on their boss. The point is that you don’t really have to spend a ton to get them something good. We’ve researched some of the hottest gifting categories and then chose some of our favorite must-have ideas that actually won’t cost you a ton. Of course we had to list out a few ideas that were on the more expensive side because, well, you never know.
Most of our gifts are under $30 and many of them are even $10 and under. Shop our picks for some of the best gifts for your boss and other coworkers in 2021.
The Best Gift of 2021
The Funny Mad Libs Office Cubical Game – Buy It Here
This one is actually super funny. If you have coworkers who have a good sense of humor, they’ll love being gifted this! There are 48 pages of comical fill-in-the-blanks about common office situations we all go through like who keeps stealing food from the communal fridge?; what happens at the holiday party stays at the holiday party; she wore that to work?! and more. Learn more here.
The Mad Men Pick
The Corkcicle Travel Tumbler in Walnut Wood – Buy It Here
It’s a hat-tip to the Mad Men days and we love it! This travel tumbler is stainless steel, triple insulated, and will keep your cold drinks cold for up to 9 hours and your hot drinks warm for up to 4 hours. It’ll last them their commute to work and usually at least until lunch. It comes in over 40 different color options too. Learn more here.
The Zen Pick
The Desktop Beach Zen Garden – Buy It Here
It’s such a great way to totally zen-out, relax, and get your mind off the stresses of work. This mini beach garden comes in a rustic wooden sandbox and includes the sand, beach accessories, the little rake, and more. Learn more here.
The Funny Pick
The World’s Okayest Employee Coffee Mug – Buy It Here
Perfect for the coworker (or your employee) who is totally fine with just being ‘meh.’ They’re there for the paycheck and free coffee (hopefully) and we don’t judge them. We are them. This mug comes in white, holds up to 11 ounces of their favorite beverage and is dishwasher and microwave safe. Learn more here.
The On-Trend Pick
The Blu Monaco Black & White Desk Organizers – Buy It Here
Bring their drab and boring desk to life with these super on-trend black and white striped organizers and desk accessories. This comes as a 4 piece set that includes a letter and mail organizer, a caddy tray, pen cup, and file holder. It also comes in a variety of other colors and patterns too. Dare we say it would even look good on your boss’s desk? Learn more here.
The Cool Pick
The Mini USB Bronze Desk Fan – Buy It Here
Perfect for when your office always seems to be set at 100 degrees at all times. This cute little desk fan is, not only, nice and quiet, but plugs directly into your computer via the USB. It’ll keep you feeling and looking nice and cool. Learn more here.
The Prank Pick
The Dream Griddle Alarm Clock Prank Box – Buy It Here
Is it wrong that we really wish this was real? Because we’d totally use it. This is a funny prank box where you can put your real coworker or boss gift right inside. There are a bunch of other funny prank boxes to chose from you that you gotta see. Learn more here.
The Girl Power Pick
The “Girl, Stop Apologizing’ Book – Buy It Here
It’s the #1 New York Times Best Seller and a must-read for any girl/women or boy/man in your office who always seems to say “sorry” way too much. It’s a great read, inspirational, and will help you achieve your goals and done in an easy-to-read and comical way. Learn more here.
The Meeting Pick
The Moleskin Hardcover Notebook/Journal – Buy It Here
Now your boss can show up in style to their next meeting with this classic Moleskin notebook in reef blue. It’s a hardcover so it can take a bit of a beating, is lined, and comes in over 10 different cool colors. Learn more here.
The Trendy Pick
The Pineapple Pattern Mousepad in Pink – Buy It Here
Time to upgrade their desk and make it a bit more trendy. And what’s more on-trend right now that pineapple everything?! This rectangular has a rubber back so it won’t slip and slide all over their desk and, even better, it’s super cheap. Like shockingly cheap. Learn more here.
The Tech Pick
The Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker – Buy It Here
If you’re stressing about what to get your boss who already has everything and don’t want to necessarily go the cheap-route, you got to pick up this best-selling Bose mini bluetooth speaker. It’ll fit perfectly on their desk, has amazing sound (especially from something so small), is bluetooth and wireless enabled so they can stream their favorite tunes, and can even use Siri or Google assistant to make and take phone calls. It comes in a bunch of other cool colors too. Learn more here.
The De-Stress Pick
The Desktop Punching Bag – Buy It Here
Who doesn’t need to relieve some stress at work every now and then? This desktop punching ball easily attaches to any desk surface and makes a funny, yet useful gift idea. Learn more here.
The Office Pick
The “That’s What…She Said” Coffee Mug – Buy It Here
If they’re still super fans of The Office and never stop using the famous “That’s What She Said” phrase, they’ll love this coffee mug. It’ll hold up to 11 ounces of coffee (or whatever) and is microwave and dishwasher safe. Learn more here.
The Unicorn Pick
The “Get Sh*t Done” Unicorn Notebook – Buy It Here
Because, yes, unicorns are still so hot right now. This 150 page dot-grid journal is a constant reminder to get your ‘stuff’ done day in and day out. Learn more here.
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