Whether it’s the guy you always chat with at the coffee maker, or your ride-or-die colleague who is your partner-in-crime at happy hour, you shouldn’t overlook picking up a gift for your coworkers. After all, they’re the people you spent every weekday with. They’re your work family. They’ve probably been your shoulder to vent to once or twice, and they’ve probably been there through a few late nights brainstorming sessions.

Christmas gifts for your co-workers can be inexpensive gifts. You you don’t have to break the bank to show you appreciate them. While you spend a lot of time with them, unless it’s your boss, you can keep gifts at simple, “I appreciate you” presents. A set of quality tea bags, a few inspiring books or two, or some new decorative additions to their desk won’t cost a fortune but are still thoughtful enough to win you brownie points.

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Here, our favorite inexpensive gifts that will show your work wife or husband how thankful you are for them. Plus, most of these inexpensive gifts breach the $30 mark, so you can still afford your morning pick-me-up coffee or post-work beer.

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The Alchemist

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Paulo Coelho’s now-classic novel details the journey of a lone shepherd boy on a quest to find a hidden treasure, and the lessons he learns from the folks he meets on the way. Throughout the book, each person he meets leaves him with a tidbit of wisdom, all circled around the theme of finding your own personal journey in life. It’s just as entrancing a read as it is inspiring: it’s one of those curl-up-and-dive-in books that will leave you energized.
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The Short Bus: A Journey Beyond Normal

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This heartwarming true tale follows author Jonathan Mooney as he rents a short bus and drives across the country. Why, you may ask? Mooney is a former special-education kid (hence, the short bus), and his mission is to drive across the country finding kids who go beyond the special ed label. It’s humorous, it’s full of heart, and it makes you stop and reevaluate labels.
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S’well Travel Mug

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For the colleague who always has a cup of Joe on hand, a trusty travel mug will keep his coffee warm from the time the barista pours it into meeting number three of the morning. BPA and toxin-free stainless steel with triple walls will keep your beverage warm without creating condensation on the outside. For cool beverages, the wide mouth will fit as much ice as you need to keep your drink frosty cold.
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How to Win Friends and Influence People

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For the colleague who is going to run the company one day, How to Win Friends & Influence People is the ultimate personal development book. Dale Carnegie’s guide acts as a manual on how to be a better friend, a better self, be a better leader to those around you and ultimately, how to win friends and influence people. Not only is it a guide to getting out of an emotional rut, but it will also jump start your motivation.
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Soma Water Bottle

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While yes, this water bottle will keep your colleague hydrated all throughout the day, the sleek, thoughtful design won’t be an eyesore on your desk or on a conference table. The sleek bottle is crafted from 100% BPA free borosilicate, is completely shatterproof, and the lid is made from sustainably-sourced recycled bamboo. Not only are you helping keep plastic bottles out of landfills, but for every Soma bottle purchased, Soma will donate proceeds to a clean-water charity.
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Desktop Sandbox

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For the colleague in a high-stress role, look to the Japanese practice of gardening to reduce pressures of work. Arranging, rearranging and grooming your Japanese garden, is proven to lower your blood pressure and promote mindfulness. This desktop sandbox is designed for the office: high walls will keep the sand contained easily, and when not in use, it acts as a tasteful decoration.
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The Power of Now

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There’s a reason Eckhart Tolle’s guide has been translated into over 30 languages. The powerful tome guides the reader through whatever obstacles face them, be it small or large.If your colleague is going through a personal struggle, may it be a rough time at work or issues at home, The Power of Now can help their inward journey. Even if they’re not going through a serious moment, this book can help inspire happiness with the reader, no matter where they’re at in their life.
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Mini Humidifier

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From your yoga studio to your bedroom to your office to your hotel room, a portable humidifier will keep the air wherever you are full of moisture. The small size makes it relatively unassuming, the USB charging will let you charge it via a computer or an iPhone charger, and the humidifier will shut off automatically when it runs out of water or after four hours so you don’t have to worry about safety precautions. Plus, a cute little cacti decoration adds a touch of whimsy.
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Exefit Desk Exercycle

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For the colleague who’s always stepping out to hit the gym, or always has a protein shake in hand, they’ll love this at-desk workout tool. The mini pedals will let you get in a cycle at your desk and with no-noise features, no one will even know what you’re doing. A mini LCD display keeps track of how many calories you’re burning and how many miles you’re cycling throughout the day. Pull the lightweight machine onto your desk and it doubles as a great arm workout.
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Monthly Planner

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A trusty planner is always of need, especially as we move into the start of a brand new year. Hit 2019 at full speed with a planner that will help organize your priorities. The 17-month calendar is bound in a luxurious leather and finished with shimmery silver edges. The 48-page monthly calendar will help organize your month at a glance, and a series of notes pages will keep your to-dos on top of mind.
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Rosebud Lip Balm

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An instant classic, Rosebud’s lip balms are designed to soothe, moisturize, and add shine. This gift set comes with three signature flavors – the original salve, the mint rose, and a fresh strawberry lip balm. With a lovely nostalgic package, they are the perfect size for slipping into your pocket or purse, or into the top drawer of your desk. Of note, the rose and strawberries do add a subtle tinge of color, so they’re probably not as suited to your favorite male colleague.
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Mophie Portable Charger

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For the coworker who always seems to be on 1% battery life, their days will be saved by this portable charger that can take them from 0 to 100 in just half an hour. It’s easily rechargeable via USB, and it’s roughly as thick as an iPhone, meaning it fits comfortably into your pocket for when you’re on the go.
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Tea Box Set

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For the office tea enthusiast, Tea Forte’s white ginger pear is one of the luxury tea brand’s best sellers. Subtle citrus fruit flavors balance with a bit of ginger spice, all packaged within a mesh pyramid bag and naturally sweetened for a hint of freshness. For the tea lover, Tea Forte also offers a wide range of black, white, and green teas so if you don’t know what type of tea is their favorite, opt for a mixed gift sampler set.
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Amazon Gift Card

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Really stuck on what to get? While it may feel like the safe option, a gift card is never a disappointment of a gift. After all, it means they get to pick the perfect gift for themselves, and you don’t have to stress about whether or not they’ll like it. For a person who is always tough to shop for, they’re sure to find something they love on Amazon.
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