Despite spending countless hours, day after day, working alongside these people, you may not actually know your coworkers all that well. This uncertainty can lead to boring gifts like a Starbucks gift card. But that sort of uninspired choice is a waste of a good opportunity. Remember, if you give a coworker a bad gift you’ll have to face them all week, and don’t be surprised if they don’t leave you the last donut. On the other hand, give your coworker a great gift and they just may file that paperwork for you, or cover for you when you want an extra day off. Those are the kinds of perks that a scented candle just doesn’t deliver.
Technically speaking, this is a rubber stamp, but colloquially speaking, using it is the opposite of rubber stamping. It allows the owner to send useless, insulting, and otherwise subpar documents back where they came from with the appropriate level of contempt. Slamming this thing face first into each page in a stack of shitty documents may be the highlight of your coworker’s day.
Office Achievement Awards
Nothing is more important to company productivity than morale. And nothing raises morale better than acknowledging the real triumphs and heroics that make up the everyday life of an indentured office servant. There are no dragons to slay in the corporate world. The real battles are fought in small, desperate spaces like the sterile, suffocating environs of the meeting room. These things should not go unsaid.
Digital Pen Saves What You Write
Say goodbye to the desk covered in post-it notes, the misplaced notebook, and the back-pocket flash drive. Say hello to less is more. Embrace the future with this one-of-a-kind scribe. Translate your precious thoughts and to-do lists into tangible deliverables and never look back!
Knight Pen Holder
Hear ye, Hear ye! Guess who just got promoted…to King Arthur’s Knighted Workers of the Round Table! With Excalibur by their side, they’ll rule the office, command respect at staff meetings and restore order to their cubicle. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to grasp greatness. Will they accept the challenge?
The Walk By Scrabble Board
Show them who’s boss…but not too obviously, of course. Wreak passive-aggressive havoc with this walk-by game board. Settle disagreements, prove them wrong, and earn bragging rights, all without even saying a word…but no cheating!
100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings
Be that guy. Use these time-tested techniques to appear smarter in meetings – without even trying! Topics include “how to nod and pace” and “what to do with your face.” This fabulously snarky book is sure to appeal to those who are familiar with the corporate drudgery of relentless, inane meetings.
Lottery Ticket Bouquet
Everyone loves a gift that keeps on giving. Not only is this treasure trove a conversation starter, it’s perfect for re-gifting! Pass it around the office for all those special occasions and pay the rewards forward. The luck never runs out on this winner. Everyone needs a diversion at work and maybe, just maybe today’s your lucky day!
Desktop Ice Cube Air Conditioner
When gifting this to your employees, just sit back, smile and see it they can figure it out. It’s a box? No, it’s a cigar holder? No, wait, it’s humming. What the hell is that thing? Is it a radio? Huh? It’s an ice cube air conditioner? Oh, right. Of course! An ice cube air conditioner. Ummm…what the hell is this thing?
This must be a dream. Barefoot … in a hammock … at work. Does it get any cooler than this? Who says relaxation and hard work can’t go hand in hand? Digital nomads shouldn’t be the only ones having all the fun. Chances are your coworkers will get a lot more done with this handsome sling below their desk. Improve circulation from the tips of the toes to the synapses of the brain and reap the rewards of a stress-less work ethic
HTML Beer Glasses
This is “IT”! Beer drinking and source code … together at last. You don’t have to be a computer geek to like these tasty glasses, but it’s a sure sign you know how to have a good time! Great tech-appeal and class are the name of the game with these conversation starters. Cheers to being a genius and a refined beer drinker at that!
Some people say social media has degraded human communication. Why stop at the digital realm? This pair of self-inking Like/Dislike Stamps is perfect for your non-communicative coworker who thinks in status updates.
Single-Serve Ice Cream Machine
Most importantly, note that this is a dual-slot machine. Anybody who’s not wholly and purely evil would love the gift of fresh, on-demand ice cream at their desk, but here’s a ProTip: save this one for someone whose office isn’t too far away from yours. Just saying.
Mini Desktop Sandbox
Transport your co-workers to a tropical land where soft sand cushions their overworked feet and salty air tickles their senses. Feel the warm breeze caress the cheek and listen to the gentle waves lapping along the shoreline. Achieve calmness, serenity and purpose inside the confines of the office cubicle. Frolic in the sand and let the stress of work float away. Life really is a beach!
Custom Voodoo Dolls
Oh no, you didn’t. You bet your voodoo doll we did! It’s time to release those pent-up thoughts and feelings of frustration that are clogging your mind so you can achieve clarity at work. Not only is it healthy to project your angst onto an inanimate object, but it’s extremely entertaining! Let go of what’s bogging you down and play a little. Dabble in the dark side and clear the air at work. You might be surprised at the results!
Airplane Cocktail Kit
Air travel can be pretty uncomfortable, especially if you’re crammed in an economy seat like most working folks. When the stress is mounting, the kid starts crying, and the pilot announces that they’ll be arriving behind schedule, at least there is booze. These cocktail kits will help them find their happy place.
Tetris Stackable Desk Lamp
Everyone loves Tetris, and when work is just too dull for words, the excitement of stacking some real-life L, T and Z shapes and watching them light up might just get them through the day. Just make sure to advise your co-worker against forming color-coordinated lines, or your fabulous unique gift might start to disappear before your very eyes!
The Official BS Button
There isn’t an employee (or human) out there who couldn’t make use of this big red button! It’ll come in handy when the boss promises them that pay review for the hundredth time, or when Katie from finance claims her boyfriend’s band is the next Pink Floyd. Just make sure they wait until the BS-er is out of sight!
Closed Aquatic Ecosystem
Name one coworker who wouldn’t love this (except Phil, he had a bad fish experience and doesn’t want to talk about it). Literal living art and – bonus – zero maintenance required. This self-contained aquatic ecosystem dumps the downsides to bring only the positives of an aquarium to the table.
World’s Largest Coffee Cup
Sometimes it seems there is not enough caffeine in the entire world to get through the rest of the day. Now you can let your coworker test that hypothesis with the world’s largest coffee cup. Perfect for those who have left moderation far behind. Defibrillator not included.
007, do you read me? You need to get out of there, now! That’s what you’ll be saying into your sleeve as your work friend scans top-secret documents with their spy gadget pen before the boss walks in. The ideal gift for a colleague to make both your jobs feel infinitely more exciting.
Virtual Reality Headset
Help your coworkers escape the stressors of the real world by venturing into the virtual land of, well, whatever some demented programmer came up with. Virtual reality applications are expanding all the time into areas no one ever thought of, and pretty soon everyone is going to want one of these. These VR headsets have come down in price a lot since they were introduced, making them an affordable gift that’s out of this world.
Cubicle Warfare: 101 Office Traps and Pranks
Are you changing jobs soon and want to leave behind a legacy of disorder and cascading revenge? Give this book to the person at the office you hate least and let them unleash a reign of terror and annoyance. A perfect bridge burner.
Retirement Countdown Clock
In a world where deadlines are king, why not focus on a finish line that’s really worth celebrating? Retirement! They’ll keep their eye on the prize with this optimistic ticker that will drive them to accomplish bigger and better things at work. Imagine the sweet silence of no alarm in the wee hours of the morning. Retirement will feel like it’s always right around the corner, and if that doesn’t get them through the day, I’m not sure what else would!
Everybody needs a bobblehead in their life. Everybody. Some people don’t know this yet – show them the joy. Get the face and body customized just right, and this’ll be a gift they’ll remember for years. Just be nice while you’re parodying your coworkers (or anybody else), mmkay?
Horse Head Squirrel Feeder
This horse is an Internet sensation… because you can’t look at this and not laugh. If anyone in your office is into birds, squirrels, or laughing, this is the gift for them. Just look at it. Plus, it’ll keep the critters from hogging the bird feeder. Neigh!
Table Bottle Hanger
We all have that messy colleague who literally doesn’t have a spare inch on their desk (unless you count that bit that’s covered in unidentified sticky brown stuff). For this co-worker, no gift is more appreciated than the under-table water bottle hanger. A quirky space-saving solution that will keep their precious H2O safe from the chaos above!
Flip Dоwn Clock
For the ultimate clock watcher, this stylish desk accessory is a fantastic way for your co-worker to count down the minutes left at work, hours left in the day, days left in the year, and years left before the sweet release of retirement, and that new life in the Bahamas.Or days spent pottering around the local garden center and shouting indignantly at daytime television.
Gone are the days when a notepad with a holographic cover and dividers was the height of note-taking style. Treat your co-worker to a digital notepad and save them hours of typing up scribbled notes, struggling to decipher their own handwriting. Also, great for doodling on when the 3pm slump hits!
Make Your Hot Sauce Kit
People get pretty picky about their hot sauces, which probably sounds weird if you’re not a spice-lover yourself. But it’s true – and blending their own would be like Chili Pepper Nirvana. Just be careful at the next office potluck… that’s some next-level sauce and they’re going to promise “oh, it’s not that hot.”
Magnetic Decision Maker
Do you have a friend or coworker who still consults a magic eight ball for important decisions? Well, it’s time for them to grow up. Everyone knows the real wisdom lies in magnets. The sleek design of this modern divining tool is sure to get attention for its looks as well as its results. Give the gift of infallible prediction.
Hypnotic Jellyfish Aquarium
For the gelatinous co-worker who just seems to be drifting along in his own little bubble, but who freaks out when Jenny from accounts accidentally brushes his arm on her way past, make him feel less alone with these mesmerizing friends in a jar!
Do you have a coworker who is greedy and smells bad? Help them solve one of those problems by gifting them this wonderful scented soap with real money inside. Also great for your teenage kids who want their allowance but won’t get in the shower without some extra incentive.
Indoor Smart Herb Garden
Why aren’t there fresh herbs in your kitchen? Cause just like everybody else, you got all inspired one day, then forgot and let them die. No more – and now maybe Bill’s lasagna won’t be so boring at the next office party.
Build-On Brick Executive Pen
Now that’s a pen that means business! Robust, firm, regal, yet refined, and a little bit playful—just the kind of message you want to send at work. This is the kind of writing instrument that delivers results, whether signing checks, composing prose or drafting strategic proposals. Treat those hardworking hands to greatness.
Desktop Punching Bag
Everyone has dreamed of punching the boss out cold in front of the whole team. Now you can take out that aggression in a socially responsible way without leaving the office. You can even heighten the cathartic effect by doing it while he’s right there in front of you. Just tell him you’re training to “smash the competition!”
Hanging Air Plant Terrarium
Beautify the work-space with an Air Plant Terrarium. This low-maintenance hanging terrarium is compact enough to fit into even the smallest of spaces (if say, they haven’t made it to the corner office quite yet). Nicely packaged for giving, the Hanging Air Plant Terrarium makes a lovely gift for co-workers.
Personalized Travel Map
Give frequent travelers the frequent opportunities to blab on and on about the time they were in wherever. And it fits wherever, adding a classic flair to home or office. This foam-backed map lets travelers chart their journeys with tiny flags and other markers and can be printed with any message the recipient chooses.
If you’re one of those rare people who feels like they just don’t spend enough time with their co-workers during the working week, why not get them tickets to a local event? Whether it’s a concert, baseball game or comedy night, who knows, they might even turn out to be normal humans outside of work.
Finally, the perfect gift for that (highly taxing) colleague who loves to rhythmically click the end of their biro while everyone else clenches their jaws a little tighter. Not only that, this nifty finger work-out probably burns around 5 calories an hour, meaning that in 10 days, they’ll have earned a guilt-free donut!
GoCubes Chewable Coffee
Even the most caffeinated coworkers can only down so many mugs per day. Help ‘em squeeze a little extra kick into the cold, empty space between cups. And yes – these little beauties do contain delicious caffeine.
Let physics and chance decide what goes down your gullet and the gullets of your loved ones. These handmade wooden mixology dice make a handsome addition to any home bar. Maybe you’ll even invent the next big cocktail craze by mistake! The perfect gift for the adventurous or indecisive drinker in your life.
Ultrasonic Travel Humidifier
What better gift can there be than fresh air? If your office smells slightly stale and your colleagues pass the same cough back and forth throughout the year, this thoughtful gift is the perfect choice. It’ll add a nourishing moisture to your environment – especially handy if your desk just-so-happens to be next door!
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
Share the gift of inner peace (and maybe prevent a premature coronary) with that twitchy intern or the overworked lifer three doors down who seems to give one too many of these just about every time. A solid laugh and a useful piece – but maybe, just maybe, not the perfect gift for your uptight boss.
USB Lie Detector
This is the perfect gift for a friend or coworker who would like to terrorize his family with questionable science. If you’re going to oscillate between paranoia and begrudging trust, you might as well have the data to back it up.
For the colleague who packs almost their entire wardrobe in their carry-on ‘just in case’, this nifty locater gadget will make your work trips a lot less stressful, and save you precious seconds of neck-craning at the luggage carousel. Just hope it doesn’t report that your bags are still sunning themselves in Dubai!
3D Printer Pen
There’s a doodler in every office – sometimes more. A 3D pen can help them turn their random scrawlings into beautifully-sculpted, magnificent works of… doodle. Fun to play with, engaging to use, it’s a pen that writes in 3D. Which is a whole lot of fun (you should try it).
Solar Charger For USB Devices And Phones
Don’t let mother nature’s inability to harness her own electrons cramp your style. Now you can stay connected even when far from civilization. Give this at the next company gift exchange and make your coworker the most popular person on the block when the zombie apocalypse comes.
Fed up of hearing from your colleague that they’re definitely going to the gym after work today, for reals this time? Give them the gift of an under-desk work-out machine and let them mindlessly pedal their way to fitness – with the added hilarity that they’ll look like a duck treading water, with their feet peddling frantically under the surface.
This adorable little guy’s going to get a double-take every time someone new walks into the office – he’s one heck of an icebreaker. Probably wouldn’t be a bad gift idea for that weird guy who works down in the server room, either – he’ll name it George, and they’ll be best friends.
Pens No One Will Borrow
Every workplace has one – the serial pen thief. The colleague who loiters by your desk, eyeing up ballpoints, commenting on what a nice pen you have. Yes, Tom, that’s why it’s my pen. How should you get your revenge? Buy everyone in your office these hilarious pens from embarrassing fake businesses, and let things take their course.
Ctrl Alt Del Coffee Cups
Ah, the go-to command of frustrated and frazzled office workers everywhere! For the colleague who’s always saying he wishes he could terminate his tasks, shut-down, and reboot on a beach somewhere far, far away, provide next-to-no comfort with a cup of tepid coffee, served in one of these quirky cups.
For your blooming, booming co-worker, why not give them some daffodils made from dollar bills? You’ll probably want to use Monopoly money for this, unless you’re secretly moonlighting as a diamond smuggler. After all, with the salaries your boss pays, it’s probably the most money you and your colleagues have seen in one place, ever, right?
101 Things NOT Everyone Should Know How to Do
Much better than boring workplace handbooks and safety procedures, this hilarious book is perfect for your coworker who’s looking to brush up on some borderline dangerous knowledge he’ll probably never need. Plus, it’s a gift for you too – after all, who knows when you might need someone who knows how to crack a safe?
The Eternal Zen Water Canvas
For the budding ‘artist’ who’s creations aren’t quite ready for permanence, this super-cool, self-clearing canvas is a thoughtful choice. A great way for your co-worker to unwind after a hard day – if they end up painting the boss being eaten alive by lions, all evidence will be eradicated in a couple of minutes!
Get Along With Your CoWorkers Gum
We all know someone who needs this gum! Whether they’ve had a run-in with the boss, or an altercation in the copy room, this genius gum will make their, and your, life a whole lot easier. Also works as a subtle way of telling your colleague that they need to start doing the coffee run occasionally.
Portable Ping Pong
For the co-worker who sacrificed their promising sports career to join your company, ping them over this fun gift and help them to realize their true potential. Did you know Table Tennis is an Olympic sport? They could soon be on that podium, eyes glistening, thanking you for believing in them when no one else would…
Unlike a classic box, which might be used for storage, transportation, or even shelter when the promised Christmas bonus doesn’t materialize, this unique gift has no purpose except pure entertainment. Give to a colleague with a lower IQ than most (you know the one), and observe the hours of unbridled joy it brings.
Einstein Magnetic Paper Clip Holder
You don’t need to be an expert in the Theory of Relativity to realize that any of your coworkers would love this genius desk accessory.Also, perfect if you can never find a paperclip when you need one – now you can just head over to Bob’s desk, and pretend you’re adjusting Albie’s hairstyle for him!
A great gift for your more anxious colleague, these quirky cubes will come in handy when they have to make that phone call they’ve been dreading, or go and ask the boss for a raise, or tell their partner about that thing that happened at the Christmas party with Linda from HR… yeah, it might wear out pretty quick.
How To Poo At Work
We all do it, and yet we all have to pretend we don’t – this book will help you get away with it. The perfect gift for your bathroom-phobic colleague who always ‘pops home’ at lunch, this hilarious book is toilet humor at its best, and is sure to be (secretly) very well-received.
Donation In Their Name
The ultimate gift for your one, genuinely nice coworker, donate to a worthy cause in their name and leave you both with that warm, fuzzy feeling inside. A particularly good idea for Tina the crazy cat lady – she’ll love it if you donate to the local animal shelter and take care of her future adopted fur babies.
Instructions for Life
For the colleague who struggles with basic tasks, and who no-one’s quite sure how they’ve managed to hold down a job this long, this informative yet funny book will teach them everything from CPR to how to fight a shark – which you never know, might just come in handy at work one day!
This hilarious gift is a great choice for your best work buddy – you’ll both enjoy using it to torture the rest of your colleagues! The next time Jon from Marketing beats you to the water cooler and takes the last paper cup (again), use this to secretly infect his PC, and laugh at his bewildered, well-hydrated face.
Vertical Chess Set
If you’ve got the kind of chilled out boss who lets you play games at work (or they’ve just given up on life and no longer care what you do), this quirky chess set is a clever gift for your colleague, as it’s something you’ll both enjoy – providing you’re their (check)mate of choice, of course!
Portable Personal Oven
Nothing has the power to ruin your working day like a disappointing lunch, whether it’s a soggy sandwich you’ve thrown together the night before, or an over-priced salad from the local deli. Spare your colleague this pain by gifting them this awesome portable oven, and they’ll soon be enjoying delicious (and envy-inducing) hot meals every day!
The perfect gift for your colleague who’s always going on holiday, and who just has to show the whole office their photos when they return. Every. Single. One. Complete with extended commentary. At least with this projector, you might actually be able to see that blurry dark shape in the sea Rachel swears is a Giant Squid.
Everything You Need to Know to Get by in the 21st Century
The 21st Century can be an overwhelming place – space exploration, nuclear weapons, Justin Bieber… This incredible encyclopedia provides a comprehensive insight into everything your coworker needs to know to get by. Great for keeping in their desk drawer and surprising you all with fascinating historical facts at 3pm on a rainy Tuesday.
A delicious gift for your colleague who always works late, this portable machine will make it feel less like they’re wasting their life in a glass prison, and more like they’re on a fun camping adventure. For the full experience, bring out the sleeping bag from under their desk, search ‘campfire songs’ on YouTube, and snuggle.
A perfect gift for any of your co-workers who like a beer – which, if you survey the office last thing on a Friday is guaranteed to be almost everyone. Now, when they get home late and their partner accuses them of smelling like a brewery, they’ll be able to reply, ‘that’s because I just showered!’
Charity Gift Card
The literal definition of a gift that keeps on giving, no co-worker could complain at receiving this thoughtful gift (seriously, what kind of person would that make them? You got this!) Much better than an iTunes gift card, a charitable donation helps those less fortunate – that’s right, some people can’t even afford an iPhone.
Bathtub Wine Glass Holder
Move over shampoo; this is the new bath time essential. The perfect practical gift for any of your coworkers who often feel the need to drown their sorrows whilst surrounded in bubbles (which is most probably all of them). Also, this useful holder leaves your hands periodically free for eating pizza and browsing Netflix. Bliss!
Automatic Sand Drawing Machine
‘Life’s a beach!’ said no employee, ever (ok, unless they’re one of the very few who work in desert island maintenance). Add a touch of tropical paradise to your colleague’s desk and help them to relax and unwind with this therapeutic pattern drawing sand machine. Bucket, spade and ice cream optional.
Things That Might Kill You
The best (or worst!) gift for hypochondriacs everywhere! For that co-worker who’s always off sick (every workplace has one, and if you think yours doesn’t, it’s probably you), this book is a great gift to fuel their hysteria. It’ll also help them to diagnose much more interesting diseases for the rest of you to hear about. All. Day. Long.
Collar Perfect Travel Iron
For your coworker who looks as though she’d love to whack someone round the head with a heavy object, or the one who always must be the iron in Monopoly, or, probably more realistically, the one who goes to a lot of overseas conferences and must look presentable – this practical gift suits so many.
Food Freshness Detector
A useful gift for anyone, but particularly good for that colleague who took the Food Hygiene and Safety course a little too seriously and likes to pass on their ‘wisdom’ every time someone brings in leftover chicken for lunch. Just be warned – once you’ve armed them, they will be even more dangerously irritating.
Ugly Christmas Sweaters
For the colleague who needs to lighten up a bit, buy them a crazy Christmas jumper – you could even get one that lights up! Whether it’s a naughty snowman, rude reindeer or cheeky elf, these ugly sweaters will make even the most serious crack a smile. Not just for Christmas, they also make a great gift in June.
If there’s someone at work who’s really been irritating you recently, why not help them on their way to diabetes with their favorite candy in super-size form. It might be playing the long game, but another 40 years of birthdays, Christmas and work anniversaries, and you’ll have the ultimate revenge!
Drinko Shots Game
Everyone loves a drinking game, especially at 11am on a Wednesday after that presentation from hell… just kidding. However, giving your colleague this fun, boozy gift is probably the only thing that will make the work Christmas party bearable. Pre-gaming at Karen’s anyone? We’ll be there in a shot, or 6.
Sh*load of Batteries
There’s nothing more annoying than running out of batteries – except maybe having your coworker constantly asking if you have any batteries. No, Sarah, I don’t. Or I would be using them to make my own sh***y wireless mouse work, wouldn’t I? Buying your coworker this stash of batteries can only be a good thing, for everyone involved.
Animal Poop Coffee
For your more ‘experimental’ colleague who likes to ‘push the boundaries’ and ‘try new things’ (yawn), why not give them this delicious ‘gift’ and wipe that smug, new-experience-loving smile off their face. Then again, it can’t taste any worse than the coffee in the canteen at work… maybe they are the real winner here.
Giant Gummy Bear
Fred, is that you? Encased in jello? Oh no, sorry, I see now – it’s a giant gummy bear. Give your sweetest-toothed colleague this calorific treat and watch as they slowly devour him, one body part at a time, in a kind of perverse, reverse Build-A-Bear scenario. God bless America.
Who wouldn’t want to smell like the best substance in the entire world? Perfect for your cocoa-loving colleague who relies on chocolate to get through the day – now instead of a bar of Hershey’s, they’ll simply be able to lick their wrist for a quick fix. Think of the calories you’ll save them!
A strange, ink-like friend who lives in a jar, and can be disfigured and distorted with magnets for your own weird fascination? You just know this is the perfect co-worker gift for that guy down the corridor who still lives in his mom’s basement and likes to tell anyone who’ll listen about his ‘experiments’.
Custom Fortune Cookies
Looking to convince your boss she should pay for the free bar at the Christmas party? Mike from Sales that he wants you as team leader on that project? I.T. Jane that she should take a chance on your dinner invitation? These customized fortune cookies are the perfect mutually beneficial coworker gift.
They might look like strange sea creatures or spindly metal spiders, but these spine-tingling scalp massagers will be adored by even your most arachnophobic colleague. The perfect gift to take the stress out of their day – just make it clear from the offset that you won’t be the one operating it for them!
We’ve all heard of Ikea hacks, and, well, life is arguably just as important as Ikea, so why shouldn’t there be a book about these too? Ideal for your co-worker who is always looking for ways to make life easier and cheaper. Sheila from the 2nd Floor, perhaps? We all know she’s been smuggling printer paper out for year
Radioactive Elements Glowing Coasters
Ok, take a moment to think about the long game here. Your team is up against the rest of the company at the annual staff quiz. Pete’s by your side. The question comes up – what’s the symbol for Plutonium? You look at Pete. He looks at you. He thinks of that glowing coaster you gave him. He smiles.
Watermelon Keg Kit
This fruity little invention is a great way to make your boozy colleague feel healthier, even as they top up the alcohol content in their thick beer-blood. The perfect centerpiece for their summer BBQ, you’re sure to be top of their invite list after this gift – just make sure to bring a melon!
Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life
Written by James Bond himself (or, you know, an actual real-life spy), this eye-opening book is packed full of genuine, practical tips for self-protection, and is a great present for any colleague or friend. Guaranteed to come in handy during a kidnapping, mugging or zombie apocalypse, you might just save their life one day.
Ostriches can be terrifying beasts, especially when tired – and who can blame them, wouldn’t you be bad-tempered if you had wings but couldn’t fly? For your colleague who always takes a nap at lunch, this light and sound cancelling pillow will make sure they emerge fresh and amiable, unlike the ill-tempered ostrich they were 20 minutes earlier.
Crafting with Cat Hair
Meow-zers! This, ahem, ‘unusual’ book is the perfect gift for your co-worker who chooses to co-habit with felines over humans (which, to be honest, is entirely understandable). He or she will finally have a use for all that wiry ginger hair that usually clings to them – perhaps they can weave themselves an actual jacket.
Stock Gift Cards
A literal investment in your co-worker’s future, these stock gift cards will finally afford your downbeat colleague a glimmer of hope. Maybe, if they play this card right, they could one day be the new owner of Google, with a private jet and island to go with… That’s how you sell it to them, anyway.
Prop Money Looks Like $50,000
Unless you have a relative by the name of Richard Branson, your colleagues are unlikely to believe this is real for more than a few seconds. But, in that moment, you’ll see the flash of pure joy as their dreams are realized – before it all comes crashing down and they hate you more than ever.
Metal Balloon Dog Sculpture
For your colleague who can’t be trusted with a real pet (we’ve all heard the story of what happened to Hammy the Hamster back in third grade), give them this gift of a manageable animal, that doubles up as a quirky home decoration. Also, great for owners of balloon dogs (an increasingly rare breed).
Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane
For the 6-year-old child within you, this super-smart paper airplane will provide you and your best work buddy with hours of entertainment. Dive-bombing Dave from Purchasing while pretending to be texting and trying not to catch each other’s eye is a surefire way to ease some of your daily stress.
RFID Blocker Card Prevents Cybertheft
For your paranoid co-worker who’s convinced they’re about to be the victim of cyber fraud and conned out of the millions they presumably earned while moonlighting as a high-class escort / cyber fraudster, this clever preventative gadget is sure to be a well-received gift. They might even thank you with a share of their counterfeit banknotes!