After months of working in the office, it’s inevitable that you’ll make a connection with one or two of your co-workers. These people are the ones who sympathize with you when you’re overloaded with projects, and they’re also the ones who help you out when you need it the most. So how do you choose a gift for the people who are always there for you?
The most thoughtful gifts are the ones that your co-workers will never think to buy for themselves, and they’re beautiful and functional at the same time. These things don’t have to break the bank, as some of the best gifts cost less than $50.
Here are the most thoughtful gifts under $50 for your favorite co-workers.
Upgrade your co-worker’s boring number 2 pencils and give her a set of personalized pencils from CW Enterprise. You can choose from 16 colors and a set of 10 pencils cost only $30.
Give your favorite co-worker a customized journal from Paper Source ($19.95). The online stationery shop has plenty of designs to choose from, and each journal has 60 sheets of paper. You can choose from lined, graph, blank, or dot grid page style and even have your co-worker’s name printed right on the front of the journal.
Whimsical sticky notes
Does your co-worker love to write reminders on sticky notes? Then get him this set of Sushi Sticky Notes from IE.Office for only $13.95 on Amazon. Make it a combo by including a set of Chopstick Pens ($12.95) to make the gift even more special.
A USB desktop dock
If your co-worker is a tech enthusiast, chances are, his chargers are all tangled up on his desk. Give him a USB desktop dock from Geenker ($39.99), which allows him to simultaneously charge five devices.
Brighten up your co-worker’s desk with a tiny potted plant, such as pre-planted fresh succulents from Lula’s Garden ($35). Succulents make the perfect office plant as they can thrive anywhere, and all they need is a few drops of water each day.
For more, check out Jobs & Hire’s tips on how to de-stress at work.