Something to carry their laptop
Yes, your colleague can customize their laptop with stickers, but a less-committed, less– Gen-Z choice (especially if their device technically belongs to the company) is a cute laptop sleeve. Some of our favorite sleeves from testing are those sold by Society6, a platform artists use to have their work printed on dozens of different items, which means there are literally thousands of possible prints to choose from, including line-drawn faces (pictured above). Whatever design perfectly suits your recipient, it’ll come printed on a stiff, canvas-style polyester sleeve, which protects against dust, scratches, and bumps and closes with a durable YKK zipper.
Unique Office Gifts For Coworkers
5) Turned Yellow
6) Baby Groot Desk Flower Pot
7) Gustav Klimt “Medicine” iPhone Case
8) Haus Sampler Kit
- What is it? This customizable kit lets you sip your way through four natural apéritif flavors of your choosing. Each 200ml bottle is perfectly sized for 2-3 drinks. Just pour on the rocks, or make a cocktail with sparkling water, tonic, or prosecco.
- Why your coworker will love it: Haus is all about more hangouts and less hangovers, especially during the work week. Its line of apéritifs (low-ABV spirits made popular in Europe) are made with clean ingredients, zero artificial stuff, and minimal sugar, so your coworker can feel good about drinking.
- Price: $50
- Customizable? Yes (Choose from a variety of flavors. If you can’t decide between flavors, you can always give them a gift card, too!)
- Available here:Haus Sampler Kit
10) Custom Fruit Infuser Bottle
11) Temperature Regulating Travel Mug
12) The Adults & Crafts Crate
- What is it? Do you have a co-worker, boss or office buddy that is stressed and needs some relief? A subscription to Adults and Crafts delivers a new crafting project from wood burning to engraving each month. It’ll be the nice break from the stress of work and life to help them relax and release their creative side.
- Why your coworker will love it: It’s nice to step away from a computer and go back to working and creating with our hands. This fun crafting subscription for adults will give your co-worker some much needed non-work time to rediscover what it’s like to no longer be in front of a screen.
- Price: $30
- Customizable? No
- Available here:The Adults & Crafts Crate
Bonus: Virtual Clue Murder Mystery
Anyone who’s ever spilled a glass of water on their laptop or keyboard learned the hard way to use caution with open containers and electronics. But you have to stay hydrated! One of our favorite water bottles, the Hydro Flask, is the perfect canister for the job. The wide mouth is easy to sip and the double-walled stainless steel keeps water cooler for longer while also resisting mold. It’s dishwasher-safe and won’t dent or spill when it is inevitably dropped. The range of brights (yellow, coral, spearmint) and moody neutrals (black, stone, fog) can enliven or calm whatever desk it calls home.
A cozy throw
Even when you can control the thermostat, sometimes a space just gets chilly (or you’re sharing with a “colleague” with different temperature preferences). A throw blanket draped on the back of an office chair can be even more practical than a sweater. Your recipient can cloak their shoulders on winter days, or enjoy a lap blanket if the AC is set too low. One of our favorites is the Boll & Branch’s Cable Knit Throw, which is knit from a thick but breathable organic cotton, and comes in tranquil shades like grey, navy, and light blue.