25 Inexpensive Gifts for Coworkers That They’ll Actually Love

25 Inexpensive Gifts for Coworkers That They’ll Actually Love

Coworkers can be the toughest people to buy gifts for.

But they don’t have to be! No matter how many holiday parties, secret Santas, or white elephant exchanges you’ve committed to this holiday season, let us take the pain out of finding meaningful — and affordable — gifts for your work family. These 25 gifts are all guaranteed to be a hit, *and* they won’t cost you any more than $25.

(See all of our gift guides here to find a gift for everyone on your list!)

1. Top 3 Today Notepad 

This notepad is simple, gorgeous, and will help your coworker have happier, more productive days. What more could you ask for?

With gold foil details and a deceptively simple structure, this notepad will look great on their desk and will help them accomplish more each day. Give the gift of focus in a lightweight, gorgeous notepad.

2. A personalized mug for coffee or tea

A cute, personalized mug is the perfect way to show your coworker you care *and* help them combat that dreaded 3 o’clock slump. These gold detail monogram mugs are pretty, classy, and useful — make the perfect interoffice gift. 

3. Today Organizer Pad

The Ink+Volt Today Organizer Pad is the *perfect* gift for your highly organized, super productive colleagues. It's one of our top sellers of all time for a reason!

This at-a-glance daily notepad will help them maximize their daily productivity by helping them visualize what is most important.

The Today Organizer features hourly time blocks to manage your schedule, a task checklist to organize your important to-dos, and a "tomorrow" section for future tasks. And of course it's important to stay hydrated while you're being so productive, which is why this pad includes a water intake tracker too.  

4. Affirmators! Work Affirmation Cards

This clever set of affirmation cards are both funny and inspiring, and they are perfect for gifting to a coworker since they're designed especially for work life!

Help your coworker feel inspired to seize the day, accomplish their goals, and be their best self every day - all while having a good chuckle at the same time. This set comes with 40 daily affirmations, plus 10 bonus cards, and the box is sturdy and cute enough to live on their desk every day.

5. One of a Kind Guided Journal

If you're looking for a thoughtful, heartfelt gift, this journal is perfect. We all contain multitudes, and introspection can be a fulfilling, grounding practice. This journal is designed to help its user notice and pay tribute to the unique things that make them who they are.

6. A cute glass water bottle

Hydration is important. And it’s totally a fact that if your water bottle is cute, you’re more likely to drink from it. (Right?) This glass water bottle comes with a screw cap lid and a silicone sleeve available in a wide variety of colors so that you can match your coworker's personality.

7. A storm cloud desk accessory

Perfect for the office meteorologist, this cute glass cloud is filled with special liquid that crystallizes in different formations depending on the barometric pressure. Plus it brings a little bit of personality to any desk.

8. 5-minute hourglass

This hourglass is so chic and sleek - it is a perfect desk accessory! Not only does it look good, but it is a highly effective productivity tool as well. A tool like an hourglass can help them leverage small bursts of focus to kickstart their energy and motivation every day.

Give your coworker the gift of style and success with this bestselling hourglass.

9. An inspirational coloring book

This is something really special. The Ink+Volt Coloring Book is your escape from the everyday into a world of creativity, imagination, and inspiration.

Each page in this book combines an inspiring phrase with an intricate, beautiful illustration to color. The phrases are drawn from our large collection of inspiring "Volts of Wisdom," our favorite quotes and sayings we live by at Ink+Volt. Every page is meant to inspire you to live your best life and do your best work, while helping your mind unwind and your creativity grow — the perfect affordable, inspirational gift.

10. A really nice pen

If you have a coworker who loves to write, the Kakuna Fountain Pen is a fantastic (and affordable) introduction to fountain pens. If ballpoint pens are more their speed, the Leuchtturm1917 Drehgriffel Gel Ballpoint Pen looks and feels expensive, but is actually really affordable! And the Lamy Noto Pen adds artful style to everyday writing, for your coworker with the best handwriting on the team.

11. A seasonal scented candle

There's nothing that makes a home office feel cozy and comfortable like a seasonal scented candle. This collection has some great winter scents that will bring the scents of the season to your coworker’s home, like "Spiced Pumpkin", “Black Fig”, and "Spruce".

12. Palomino Blackwing pencils

For the artist in the office, these pencils are an absolute must-have. Beloved for decades, the key to this pencil’s cult following is its soft Japanese graphite core, allowing it to write soft and smooth for everything from daily doodles to a finished masterpiece.

13. Small oil diffuser

Help your coworker make their workspace as cozy and comfortable as possible with this small oil diffuser that doubles as a humidifier. Diffusers can help purify the air *and* relieve stress — a one-two punch in a small, affordable package.

14. Desk Notes notepad

A pint-sized gift that still packs a punch of style, function, and sophistication. If you're looking for something like a stocking stuffer to gift to your coworker, this is it. It has gold details, nice paper, and plenty of space for them to record things easily throughout the day.

15. Succulent + cute pot

Nothing brightens up a workspace like a plant! Buy a cute pot (like these from Etsy) and fill it with a small succulent — they’re the perfect plants to thrive in a dry, dimly lit office space. 

16. Mindfulness dice

An adorable gift, and one that offers the gift of mindfulness and joy too! This set of 6 dice is colorful and allows the recipient to create inspiring combinations of ideas for finding a peaceful moment of calm, mindfulness, or introspection. This is sure to be a hit with a coworker - and it's under $20!

17. Reusable straws

Help your environmentally conscious coworkers reduce their waste with these cute, portable reusable straws that collapse into a tiny carrying case, complete with a cleaning brush.

18. Planner/calendar stickers

Help your coworkers jazz up their schedules with an assortment of cute and fun stickers that are perfect for their planners or calendars. Perfect for your coworker who's got a jam-packed schedule or who loved to decorate their planner and workspace. Pair it with this set of planner tabs for extra organization, all under $8 each!

19. A cozy blanket

For the coworker who’s always cold! This cozy blanket (complete with cute waffle pattern detailing) makes the perfect thing to bundle up in when the office AC is just a little too cold, or to complement their work chair in their home office.

20. Weekly deskpad

Delight your hyper-organized coworkers (or give your disorganized colleagues some help) with a super stylish weekly deskpad, like this one (super structured) or this one (lots of space for freeform plans). These pads have space to scribble in your main goals, focus points, events and plans for the full week ahead. The gold foil details are subtle yet elegant, giving their weekly plans a little extra shine.

21. Daily Reflection Journal

This journal is an executive coach in a book - what could be better for inspiring a coworker or helping them level up their amazing work? Designed for a simple daily review of progress, goals, and plans for tomorrow, this book is incredibly functional as well as being beautiful to look at.

22. Modern Calligraphy: The Workbook

The perfect little gift for your creative colleagues, this workbook offers guidance and prompts to get those creative juices flowing through beautiful handwriting. 

Writing by hand can be mindful, relaxing, and inspiring - especially when you develop your skills in calligraphy. Gift your coworkers a moment of calm or many creative projects ahead with this fun, gorgeous book.

23. Local gift card

Don’t just fall into the same old boring trap of an Amazon or Visa gift card — put some thought into it! Is there a local cafe or lunch spot that your coworker loves? Are they always raving about the donuts from down the street?

Treating them to their favorite latte or dessert is a sweet way to show you care during the holidays. Plus, you can jazz it up by tucking it inside a thoughtful card like this one

24. An beautiful calendar

This cute calendar is filled with adorable stripes and colors, unique to each month. Who doesn't need a calendar? This is a great choice for a coworker who you don't know well, but who you'd like to make smile!

25. Gratitude journal

Did you know that cultivating a consistent gratitude practice is one of the only scientifically proven ways to make you happier? And what better gift is there than happiness?

This beautiful journal has 60 blank daily entries for observations and reflections, plus 10 weekly challenges to help enhance your gratitude practice. Inspirational quotes found throughout the journal will encourage and motivate. The perfect affordable, meaningful gift!

Written by Emily Morrow

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