Stumped About Workplace Gifting? 6 Best Picks For Your Boss And Team




Nov. 29 2023, Published 8:00 a.m. ET

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Buying gifts for your co-workers can be a challenge. You want to get something that’s personal and special while still being professional. Maybe you’ve seen poetry anthologies on your boss’ bookshelf, or a colleague is always talking about her garden club. These are great places to start when looking for gifts for your boss or teammates.  

1. For The Eco-Conscious Serial Note-taker: Rocketbook Smart Notebook 

Although digital note-taking is eco-conscious and saves paper, handwritten notes have multiple benefits, including improving memory. With this notebook, you write with a Pilot Xfriction pen on synthetic pages, screenshot the page and then use the microfiber cloth to erase the notes and start afresh. You can link each page to a specific location in Google Drive, Onenote and other cloud services through the Rocketbook App. The best part? It doesn’t need charging. 

The notebook comes in 16 colors and has 36 lined pages, enough for recording notes in a meeting or brainstorming for a project. Try this one from Amazon

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2. For The Aesthete: A Poetry Anthology 

Most people love poetry for the way poets express relatable situations and emotions that we all experience. You may have a new team member who has expressed interest in poetry or art. 

Morgan Haerper Nichol’s “You Are Only Just Beginning: Lessons For The Journey Ahead” combines vivid artscapes with motivational poetry with themes of friendship, self-love and hope. You can grab a copy from Barnes & Noble

3. For The Time-Conscious: Decorative Hourglass

This gift is perfect for people who manage their time by switching between Pomodoro timers and productivity trackers. The set has a 30-minute diamond-cut hourglass and a 60-minute water-drop hourglass that will look stylish on your boss’ desk. 

Made from premium glass, these hand-blown decorative hourglasses are perfect for time-tracking without distractions. The beautiful color options suit various personalities in blue and orange, scarlet and black, orange and champagne. You can order one today from Etsy.

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4. For The Corner Office: Portable Air Purifier 

Research shows that people spend 85%-90% of their time indoors at places like the office or at home. When the air quality is low, it can cause health issues, including headaches, fatigue and allergic reactions. In addition, low air quality affects productivity levels and overall well-being. 

If you work in an older building, why not get someone who works in an enclosed office a portable air purifier to keep at their desk? This air purifier has a true HEPA filter, which purifies the air from dust, odor, smoke and pollen. It has a rechargeable battery, three speeds and weighs less than 1 pound. You can choose from five colors when you buy from Walmart. 

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5. For The Jetsetter: Compression Socks 

This gift is perfect for bicoastal bosses or co-workers who travel long distances often. Compression socks prevent swelling and that heavy-leg feeling, which your boss will appreciate for that nine-hour flight to London. Considering edema occurs in 97% of passengers who fly for more than seven hours, compression socks are essential to carry-on essentials such as travel pillows and headphones. Order a pair today from Wanderlust Compression

6. For The Ultimate Power Woman: Desktop Spinner

Celebrate the real-life superwoman at your office with this empowering tabletop spinner that plays on the familiar restroom symbol. When you spin the metal disk, it alternates between the classic ladies’ room logo and a figure with a cape on the other side. 

It was made in collaboration with the #ItWasNeverADress campaign, which started conversations through storytelling, community events, and images to honor all women. It invited people to shift perceptions and assumptions about women in different workspaces such as science and technology, politics, houses of worship and the home. Head to Uncommon Goods to get yours

Find The Best Gifts

Choosing a gift for your boss or your co-workers can be a fun and easy task if you know what you’re looking for. Start with their interests and items you think they might need, then look for unique items that match.

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By: Mia Barnes

Mia Barnes is a health journalist with over 3+ years of experience specializing in workplace wellness. Mia believes knowledge is power. As the Editor-in-Chief of Body+Mind Magazine, Mia's goal is to cover relevant topics to empower women through information.

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