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52 Great Gifts for Coworkers Under $50 That They’ll Definitely Appreciate

Reader's Digest Logo By Robin Raven, Jill Schildhouse of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 53: Whether your office is stuffy or laid-back, there's a rule to live by when it comes to birthdays, holidays, and any present-giving occasion in between: Keep gifts for coworkers fun but not too personal. "Gifts of clothing should be avoided because the quickest way to embarrass a coworker is with a clothing size that is either too big or small," says Susan Hosage, MS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, a senior consultant with OneSource HR Solutions. "Men gifting jewelry, cologne, or other personal items to women, and vice versa, can also have unintended implications and consequences." Food items can also be problematic because people may have allergies and medical conditions that restrict what they can consume. And, of course, you also want to ensure any gift ideas are compliant with any company policies. So while it might've been de rigueur in the Mad Men era, Hosage strongly advises against gifting booze. So what can you give? Gifts for coworkers that play on an office theme are always fun, and self-care gifts for her and gifts for him come in handy after the nine-to-five. We've rounded up dozens of gifts for coworkers that prove just how thoughtful you are. And yes, there are Amazon gifts and last-minute gifts for worker bees who leave everything to the eleventh hour. Whether you're shopping for your coworkers or are on the hunt for gifts for bosses, secret Santa gifts, or white elephant gifts, you'll find something your office buds will adore.

The art of choosing gifts for coworkers

Whether your office is stuffy or laid-back, there's a rule to live by when it comes to birthdays, holidays, and any present-giving occasion in between: Keep gifts for coworkers fun but not too personal. "Gifts of clothing should be avoided because the quickest way to embarrass a coworker is with a clothing size that is either too big or small," says Susan Hosage, MS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, a senior consultant with OneSource HR Solutions. "Men gifting jewelry, cologne, or other personal items to women, and vice versa, can also have unintended implications and consequences."

Food items can also be problematic because people may have allergies and medical conditions that restrict what they can consume. And, of course, you also want to ensure any gift ideas are compliant with any company policies. So while it might've been de rigueur in the Mad Men era, Hosage strongly advises against gifting booze.

So what can you give? Gifts for coworkers that play on an office theme are always fun, and self-care gifts for her and gifts for him come in handy after the nine-to-five. We've rounded up dozens of gifts for coworkers that prove just how thoughtful you are. And yes, there are Amazon gifts and last-minute gifts for worker bees who leave everything to the eleventh hour. Whether you're shopping for your coworkers or are on the hunt for gifts for bosses, secret Santa gifts, or white elephant gifts, you'll find something your office buds will adore.

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