Gifts for Coworkers

Gifts for CoWorkers

We’re rounding out our 2015 holiday gift guide with ideas for your other family — your coworkers. What do you buy for the people you spend so many hours with? Here are some favorite picks from Nordstrom, which offers super fast shipping all the time. (Plus, you can still get free shipping in time for Christmas!) Click or tap on the images…

Gifts for Coworkers

P.S. They even have an ice luge! My inner Michigander laughed out loud.

(Photos by Stella Blackmon. This post is sponsored by Nordstrom, a retailer we have loved and used for years. Thank you so much for supporting the brands that support Cup of Jo.)

  1. ILONA says...

    Always love these gift guides! An idea for 2016: gifts for couples. When you’re friends with both people in a marriage, but don’t want to deal with buying separate gifts. I’m sure this is somewhere else in the gift guide comments, but thought I’d throw it out there too. Thanks for all the inspiration throughout the year!

  2. Oooh those mittens look heavenly! I may have to order a pair for myself! About that Ice Luge – we totally have one for ladies’ weekend that we take to the Torch Lake sand bar every summer and then race to use the luge before it melts ;) I love that you are from Michigan too!!! Thanks for the great ideas, I always enjoy these posts! – Charlie, http://www.lemonbutterlove.com

  3. Ana says...

    Something you made yourself? To show you are giving some of your time to them? that would be nice :-)

  4. Love the Infographic Book of Food! Vicki Turner’s illos are amazing!

  5. I got the Secret Garden coloring book yesterday from a co-worker! hilarious. I loved it.
    http://www.jestcafe.com

  6. I absolutely adore these gift guides! I’m also obsessed with Dyptyque candles ever since a trip to Paris; they smell so lovely.

  7. i love love love that adult coloring books are a thing now! i’ve always been so obsessed. such a good thing to do in my down time

    hammyta.wordpress.com

  8. Oh my gosh, I haven’t seen an ice luge since my last frat party, almost ten years ago. Oh, college…

  9. Never in my life I thought of buying Christmas presents for my coworkers. I don’t even buy presents for my family!

  10. I bought all my female coworkers and friends adult coloring books and colored pencils for Christmas. I absolutely love mine and am excited to share them with others.

  11. Lea says...

    But what if your coworkers are men??

    • Katie Larissa says...

      For what it’s worth, a fancy candle is a good gift for women OR men…. In fact, based on the male friends’ bathrooms I’ve encountered, it could be a better gift for a man than a woman! Haha!

    • You could always use some of the ideas from the husband or brother gift guides.

  12. Grown-up coloring books were on my list this year for so many people, I’m completely hooked on them.

  13. Mel says...

    These gifts are lovely and *I* would want them, but I work with a team of six who have a variety of interests.

    I have a coworker who deals with autoimmune disease so often time the go-to gift for coworkers – a coffee gift card or coffee/food item – cannot be used. In the last few years, I’ve been giving fun office supplies. Last year, I bought each coworker a sweet moleskin tablet with a gel pen, and it was really great to see them using it at meetings later in the year. This year, I’m giving these with a gel pen, tied up with pretty string, and the total cost per person was like $6:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1601065116?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B7IDJQG?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00

    And who doesn’t love someecards.com?

  14. I LOVE Nordstrom because of their return policy and free shipping. I think that companies that have policies like that show that they believe in the products that they have.

    http://www.kelseymarie.co

  15. I love how the popularity of adult coloring books are brought out the most amazing books to enjoy! I found that secret garden book a week ago in a little boutique and bought it for the 17 yr old on my list! I love that it can really be gifted to anyone, bridging the gap between gifts that are ‘too young’ or ‘too old’. Great suggestion!

    xoxo http://www.touchofcurl.com

  16. Johanna says...

    Literally was JUST shopping for my Secret Snowflake and thinking “Does Cup of Jo have a gift guide for this?” So this post is much appreciated. BUT. Problem is, we have a 20 dollar limit at my workplace and my person is a DUDE. Even if it was in the price range he isn’t getting anything on this list! I was just thinking that if I had a woman I’d probably splurge and get her a Diptyque candle. Which is probably backwards thinking on my part, but this is a man with a guitar and a beard. Again, LOVE you ladies and I am obsessed with this blog. So with that I propose a “Secret Snowflake” installment of this lovely, awesome series. Happy Holidays. :)

    • Aidel.K says...

      Maxwell on Apartment Therapy has talked about liking candles…..also have you seen those “fireplace” candles? They smell like a fire–very masculine.

  17. Lucy says...

    These are such lovely luxurious gifts! I’d love to get any of these. Definitely need the emoji stickers! Thanks so much for sharing these ideas… will have to make some last minute purchases!

    Lucy xoxo
    http://lucyannblog.blogspot.co.uk

  18. Sara says...

    So funny – my sister-in-law gave me the initial necklace for my birthday this year (because of the “one in a million” inscription on the back), and I gave her the “heart of gold” bracelet last year! Both are lovely pieces with sweet messages.

  19. Steph B says...

    I purchased the secret garden book for the teenage kids in the family and it’s so beautiful inside that I asked for one for my birthday. It’s so magical!

  20. Lisa says...

    I think it is a good policy to not give presents that your co-workers have to wear – clothes, perfume, jewelry, etc.

  21. robyn says...

    Those emoji stickers are missing the one emoji that truly matters: the dancing twins.