If you’ve ever had to borrow a colleague’s phone, only to pale at the sticky stuff on the screen and try to hold it as far away from your ear as possible, this is the gift for that colleague – a case which magically cleans their phone as it charges (ok, it’s lasers, not actual magic. We’ll contact Harry Potter).
At the end of a long working day, all you probably feel like doing is going home, putting your feet up and having your partner rub your shoulders to de-stress. Well, spare a thought for your colleague, Colin, who’s going home to an empty apartment, Chinese takeout (again) and a cat who can’t stand him… he needs this.
For a colleague who just loves the great outdoors, being ‘at one with nature’ and ‘living off the land’, give them this solar powered cooker, so they can prepare their meals the way their forefathers did, with nothing but the heat of the sun… oh no, wait, the forefathers invented fire for that. Our bad.
For that colleague who’s always trying to start debates about the origin of the Universe and the like, this book is the perfect replacement for your faux half-interest. Finally, your deep-thinking co-worker will have some answers to those big questions that keep them awake at night, and can stop bugging you – everybody wins!
Since nobody seems to be interested enough to invent an ever-lasting battery, it looks like we’re all stuck charging our phones every day for the foreseeable future. But before you throw you hands up in disgust and ask how it could possibly get worse, there is some good news. The same lazy, inconsiderate tech “geniuses” who refuse to make forever batteries have at least found the decency to create a little pad that charges smartphones without having to plug them in. And really, it’s the least they could do.
Have a coworker with a long commute to the office? How about one that seems to use auto related excuses for why they are late a little too often? Help make sure they actually get to the workplace with a car emergency kit that solves the simple issues like a dead battery.
Help your coworkers learn more about the people around them than they could ever possibly want to know with the classic party game Never Have I Ever. The game is simple: each player takes turns drawing a card and reading the “Never have I ever…” statement out loud, answers truthfully, then hopes everyone is too drunk to remember what they said.
Kombucha is the ancient art of making tea into something half the people who try it will love and the other half will vomit back onto your carpet. The people who love it are objectively correct, because it makes you live forever (almost). Any coworker who has fallen head over heels for it will do the same for you if you buy them this homebrew kit.
Chocolates used to (and perhaps still do) come from factories run by shady recluses and populated by obese midget slaves. Or at least that’s what the video evidence suggests. But it doesn’t have to be that way anymore. Stick it to big business by giving your coworker this home chocolate making kit and help them join the artisan revolution. A whole new way to make chocolate “guilt free”.
Big ideas can change the world, but so do small acts. Not all of us can create the next Google or reinvent the energy industry, but we can all be better at being human. This international, online-integrated card game provides the ideas and the motivation to spread goodwill everywhere you go, one act at a time.
There are certain things everyone ‘should’ know how to do, but by a certain age it becomes too late to admit you don’t – and this is how you end up with that colleague who still has no clue how to tie his necktie, despite wearing one for the last 3 years. Revolutionize that guy’s life with this book.
Move aside Crusoe and Oakley, these quirky dachshund corn cob holders are the new cutest dachshunds in town! An alternative interpretation of corn dogs, these adorable dog corn holders are the perfect gift for any real or corn dog loving coworker, and are guaranteed to make you Man’s Best Friend.
Some people are just impossible. If you want to avoid getting the look that says, “I don’t understand why you ever thought I would like this,” then get them an iTunes gift card. There’s no shame in that. There’s also no risk, unless they don’t like music, in which case they’re probably not human anyway.
If there’s anything that can make wine taste better, it’s a little frustration. If you think life in our rapid-delivery consumer culture is just a bit too easy, then teach your coworker a valuable lesson by making them work more than they anticipated for their gift. You’re not only giving the world’s oldest artisan beverage, you’re helping develop life skills.
Standard hotels are convenient and something of a social institution, but when it comes down to it they’re all the same, except that in the cheaper ones the desk clerks are a little creepier and the maids are drunker. Airbnb takes the predictability out of travel lodging and replaces it with an endless variety of unique experiences. For coworkers who appreciate the human touch.
Back when old people were kids, shadow puppeteering was accepted as a legitimate skill. That meant holding your hands in front of a light to create rudimentary animal shapes on the wall, because there was no internet. These candleholders are a serious step up. Just try making a mature cedar with your hands. Ok, stop. It’s not going to happen.
Certain small items like keys, wallet, and sunglasses have a bad habit of getting lost when they’re most needed, so it’s nice to have a dedicated spot for them. Ikea probably has a solution for that, but for the love of god, it’s time to stop relying on the Swedish to solve all of your problems. This nice man in Oregon put together a very unique bowl that would look great on someone’s coffee table.
For the coworker who is happy in almost every aspect of his life, except for one thing. He just can’t seem to master flipping his skewers. It’s making him the butt of the joke at every barbecue he (tries) to host. ‘Look at Steve, turning each of those kebabs individually! They’re completely uneven’. Save him from this ridicule, please.
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.
Back in the old days you were really rolling the dice when you chose a hotel. Either you called blindly after skimming the phone book or simply drove all night and hoped you saw a vacancy sign before you ran out of gas and got murdered by a vagrant. A hotels.com gift card is not just a way of picking up the tab for your coworker's stay; it’s also the priceless gift of peace of mind.
If the pen is mightier than the sword, you should be able to kill people with it. Because killing people is really easy with a sword. Killing people, however, is frowned upon, unless they’re really asking for it. It’s much more responsible to stick to the symbolic act this penholder allows.
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!
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, this incredible teapot emerged from the depths of Naboo, and since then it’s served the best of them (even Yoda himself, if you believe the rumors). Now it’s the turn of your Star Wars obsessed coworker, with this quali-tea gift of galactic proportions.
In a sea of practical jokes and fun gifts, your more serious colleague is sure to appreciate a fabric steamer. Also, a great idea for that guy who always walks in wearing a crumpled shirt and looking like he’s only had 2 hours sleep – what does he do anyway? You probably don’t want to know.
Your friend or loved one may have already started to suspect something about the inherent absurd futility of life. If not, then perhaps you can inform them with this gift, which is an extraordinarily apt illustration of the horrifying predicament in which we the living find ourselves. Doing exactly what it says on the package, this box has no purpose other than to instantly turn itself ‘off’ when you try to turn it ‘on’. Despite being useless, we have to admit it does have a certain charm.