Cool Desk Accessories As Coworker Gifts

Cool desk accessories can help make the holidays at work more enjoyable!

It’s that dreaded time of year, when you have to buy a gift for one of your coworkers to commemorate a holiday office celebration. Whether you’re shopping for a coworker selected out of a secret Santa hat or simply presenting a gift to a coworker in a demonstration of appreciation, you have to walk the fine line between finding a gift that has both taste and style. Why not give your coworker a gift that he or she can use at work. Make yourself the hero at the coffee pot tomorrow morning by giving one of the cool desk accessories as coworker gifts.

Juice Box Portable Electronics Charger

The authentic looking Juice Box Portable Electronics Charger sits at the end of a desk waiting for someone to stop by for a slurp of fresh squeezed juice. Designed with a smiley face on the front, the juice box charges a wide variety of electronics devices that include smartphones and notebooks. The 2500mAh battery provides long lasting power for busy coworkers on the run. Your coworker can take the charger anywhere for the quick bursts of power needed to keep the laptop humming. Plus, it’s one of the better cool desk accessories.

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Spy Pen Camera

James Bond meets functionality in one of the cool desk accessories as coworker gifts. The Spy Pen Camera records both audio and video for 20 consecutive hours. The high definition 720 by 1280-pixel resolution camera creates crystal clear videos that your coworker can upload to most computer platforms. Your coworker can pretend to be taking notes on a legal pad, while impersonating 007’s penchant for using brilliantly designed spy devices. The best part is the pen functions as a highly reliable writing tool.

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Sharp Image Pencil Sharpener

It looks like a mini camera, but acts as a quality pencil sharpener. Your coworker can expect the entire office to stop by and ask about the neat looking camera that sits at the end of the desk. Constructed with durable materials, the Sharp Image Pencil Sharpener sits at the upper end of the rotary pencil sharpener list. It adds panache to any desktop, while ensuring every pencil in your coworker’s desk drawer remains sharp.

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USB Desktop Aquarium

A school of fish moving around on top of your office desk is sure to make the USB Desktop Aquarium one of the cool desk accessories as coworker gifts. The aquarium contains 1.5 quarts of water, which is more than enough to provide a home for live fish. Authentic river rocks line the bottom of the aquarium, as well as artificial plants that move in the same manner as live fauna moves deep beneath the sea. A USB power connector highlights the technology features of this cool desk accessory. The mini aquarium also includes a LCD lit calendar, alarm clock, and five different sounds that mimic the sounds made in the great outdoors.

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You can give your coworker a gift card and walk away satisfied that you have upheld your end of the holiday gift-giving bargain. However, giving a gift card shows you put little or no thought into finding the best gift for your coworker. Show you that care by giving one of the cool desk accessories as coworkers gifts this holiday season.


Mini Blenders Make Great Gifts for Coworkers

Oftentimes, great gifts for coworkers are the items that make work better. Things that make our work day a little easier, a little brighter.

Balanced eating is an often overlooked component of work happiness.  Our busy schedules at the office get in the way of good nutrition. One way to squeeze in nutritional supplements or fruit smoothies into your day is with a personal blender.

Here are a few mini blenders that make great gifts for coworkers.

Hamilton Beach Personal Blender

My personal blender of choice, the compact design and 14oz blending jar is the perfect size for any fruit smoothie or protein shake.

The 175-watt motor does a capable job chopping ice or cutting through frozen fruit.

The blending jar is the perfect size to fit in a car’s cup holder — making it perfect for commuters.

blenderMaxi-Matic Personal Drink Blender

OK, so your coworkers are not going to be grating cheese or chopping nuts at their desks, but gridning coffee?  It’s a possibility.

Even if they are only going to use the Maxi-Matic for fruit drinks, the set comes with four spill proof 16 oz cups. That means you can get through the work week without having to rinse them out. And foam grips  ensure that you hang on to your beverage while moving from conference room to conference room. Now that’s a great gift for coworkers.

OsterMy Blend 250-Watt Blender

Available in several funky colors that will brighten up any dull office, this personal blender inlcudes a 20 oz sport bottle, sure to keep employees hydrated.  The unit is dishwasher-safe and boasts a re-settable fuse so even an everyday-user won’t burn out the motor.

Magic Bullet 17-Piece Express Mixing Set

The “Kleenex” of the personal blender space, the Magic Bullet name has become synonymous with all mini blenders.  Sometimes, great gifts for coworkers have to have name recognition.

With all kinds of blades, cups, and accessories, this product is for the avid “chopper.”  An included cookbook includes 10-second recipes, giving even the busiest worker bee the ability to stock up on quick nutrition.

BlenderBottle® Classic 28-ounce Blue

No power?  No problem!  The BlenderBottle, complete with its patented BlenderBall, merely requires the user to shake it up and down. A great alternative for workers who drink powdered beverages but don’t want to plug in.

The bottle features a stay-open flip cap, GripperBars to make it easy to hold and is made from BPA-free plastic.

They might be a little noisy, but a 5-second disruption shouldn’t get your coworkers in too much of a twist.  Consider one of these personal blenders as a great gift for a coworker. They won’t be disappointed.


Cheap Watches As Gifts for Coworkers

You know what they say: time is money. And since offering money as gifts for coworkers can be quite inappropriate, you can offer them time! A watch is a great gift for a special occasion, like a promotion, a coworker changing department within the company or even as a birthday gift. You don’t have to go bankrupt to get a cute watch for your colleague either. If you are looking for cheap watches as gifts for coworkers, take a look at our picks. You will surely find something to fit your coworker’s taste and personality.

watch1For the elegant lady

For the coworker who loves pencil skirts, pearl earrings and silk shirts, you should choose an equally elegant watch. This Anne Klein model has a genuine leather soft pink strap and a rosegold-tone case. The dial is made of mother of pearl and the numbers are roman and with a matching rosegold-tone finishing. Such a watch is easy to wear every day with all sorts of neutral tones, like gray, taupe, aubergine or pistachio greens. Your coworker will love it and appreciate your taste as well.

For the young colleague

People in their twenties prefer casual watches, that they can wear with all types of clothing, in all sorts of activities. So, if you are looking for a gift for coworkers who are in their twenties -like that exceptional intern, who finally got hired- choosing a modern, casual watch is a great idea. We like this one from Timex. It’s simple design makes it both office-appropriate and suited for a party night out as well. The case is round and the numbers simple, both in 12 and 24-hour mode. The second hand is red; a happy touch. The nylon band comes in many colors, from neutral ones, like olive green, to bolder combinations, like the orange-gray combination. [Read more…]

Great Holiday Gifts for Coworkers With Kids

Is your office having a holiday party for the kiddos? Did you decide to exchange gifts with the focus on the little ones this year? Whatever the case, we are here to help you choose great holiday gifts for coworkers with kids. Choosing the perfect gift can be tricky when you don’t know if your coworker has a boy or girl or if the party is a Secret Santa occasion, where gifts are randomly exchanged. That’s why we made sure to include in the list toys that would make boys and girls equally happy.

Books

Even the kids who find reading hard and challenging, coworkers with kids will enjoy a book with fun poems, like “Llama llama and the bully goat”. This great book is part of a series by Anna Dewdney, in which Llama llama helps kids deal with everyday challenges. If you are looking for gift ideas for coworkers who have creative kids, you can choose a coloring book, like “Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book”. The ink illustrations of Johanna Basford are a work of art on their own and the book will become even more unique with the creative addition of the little ones.

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Wooden Toys

Wooden toys are not only environmental friendly, they are also suitable for many different age groups. And when they are well-made, they are great décor for the kids room shelves as well. Melissa & Doug offer a great variety of wooden toys, ranging from cars and tool kits to wooden food sets.

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Building Toys

For the future architect or construction manager, Lincoln logs are the fun way to get started. They offer hours of fun and allow for different combinations of the logs included, meaning the kids will never get tired of them. Of course Lego Bricks are another all time classic and if you are looking for gift ideas for coworkers who like to play with their kids, they will sure appreciate them. Building kits are a nice way for the whole family to spend time together. They just have to be careful not to step on a lego!

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Dollhouses, castles and spaceships

The offspring of coworkers with kids  love to play with little figurines that inhabit colorful places. Fisher-Price has something for every taste. The little people happy sounds home toy is a three-level house with the Little People included, that can be enjoyed by kids from three up to 10 years old. The Little People Play n’ Go Castle is ideal to take at play-dates and trips. And for the little ones who like more surreal environments, the Octonauts Octopod play set is the perfect choice.

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Board Games

Board games are a great gift for coworkers with kids with more than one kid, as they can all play with it, instead of fighting about it. The Educational Insights The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game is a great game for preschoolers that helps develop hand-eye coordination, pre-handwriting skills and sorting, among others. Sequence is a board game that will be easy enough for your kids to play and interesting enough for you, to play with them.

Other Ideas

If you know a bit more about your colleague’s kid, you can safely pick a toy that they will like. Sticker collections are appreciate by kids that like scrap booking. Easy Bake is loved by boys and girls who want to be chefs. Balance games, like Suspend, are fun for many players of many ages. So depending on your coworker’s family composition, you can make the perfect choice!

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