10 Gifts To Wow Office Workers


It feels great to give someone the perfect gift. It means you thought about them and considered what they would enjoy most. Sometimes that means giving them something they wouldn’t think to buy for themselves.

If the people on your list have office jobs, that is a good place to start. Office workers spend 40 hours per week behind a desk. What would make their desk more fun or more like home? What can you give them to make their workday go smoother or bring a smile to their face?

Here are some gift ideas for the office worker in your life.

Varidesk Pro Plus 36

A Varidesk standing desk is the ultimate gift for a loved one because it gives the gift of health. Sitting for hours on end during the workday has been linked to increased risk of a variety of diseases and is considered to be as unhealthy as smoking. Standing and moving around throughout the day gets the blood flowing and reduces inflammation, which in turn reduces risk of disease. The Varidesk Pro Plus 36 makes standing at work easy and comfortable. It can accommodate multiple monitors and accessories, and adjust to 11 different heights with little effort. No assembly required.

Shown in Black. Also available in Butcher Block, Dark Wood and White.

To read the full product review, see Varidesk Redefines “Desk Job” at www.longislandweekly.com/varidesk.

$395; www.varidesk.com

Ninja Coffee Bar

A Ninja Coffee Bar is the gift that keeps on giving. Not only will it keep the recipient caffeinated, it will make them the most popular person in their office. This system can make a single cup of coffee, up to 10 cups—no pods required. The glass carafe can serve hot coffee or iced and the built-in frother can create specialty drinks. Ninja’s patent-pending technology allows you to choose the richness of the brew so every cup is customized to your taste.

Look for a full product review in next week’s Holiday Gift Guide.

$199; www.ninjakitchen.com

Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer

Save your loved ones from the disappointment of a cold cup of coffee with a mug warmer by Mr. Coffee. The handy little gadget can be used almost anywhere and keep your coffee warm until the last drop.

$9.99; www.mrcoffee.com

Capresso H20 Plus Glass Water Kettle

This electric kettle is not only practical, it showcases the intrinsic beauty of water. Convenient, efficient and elegant, it will elevate the sophistication of any tea lover’s cubicle.

$59.99; www.capresso.com

Personalized World’s Best Boss Mug

If you work in an office, you can attest that NBC’s The Office was at times a painfully accurate portrayal of the average workday. Make someone’s day a little brighter by giving them a World’s Best Boss mug with their face on it. Then everyone will know who’s in charge…even if they’re not.

$19.95; www.nbcstore.com

Red Swingline Stapler

Sleek, smooth, durable and delightfully vibrant red in color, you couldn’t ask for more in a stapler. Be forewarned—the recipient of this excellent gift may form an unhealthy attachment to it. If it ever goes missing from their office space, he or she might go to great lengths and extremes to find it.

$24.99; www.thinkgeek.com

Golden Pothos

Greenery adds life to any cubicle. Golden Pothos is the ideal indoor plant. It thrives in low-light locations and requires little care. The glossy heart-shaped leaves are not only beautiful to look at, they are adept at cleansing the air. Pictured: 6-in. Golden Pothos in Self Watering WaterWick Pot

$15.30; www.homedepot.com

Onnit Alpha BRAIN

Onnit’s Alpha BRAIN supplement has been shown by clinical studies to improve verbal memory, focus and processing speed. Made from a blend of vitamins, amino acids and botanicals, the cognitive enhancer optimizes your brain power to accomplish tasks more efficiently.

$79.95 (90-count bottle); www.onnit.com

Kate Spade Out To Lunch Tote

Brown paper bags are so last century. Kate Spade makes lunch stylish again with her ‘out to lunch’ tote. It has a coated linen exterior spotted with delicate polka dots, an insulated interior and gold zipper.

$30; www.katespade.com

Herman Miller Sayl Chair

Designed by Yves Béhar, the Sayl office chair is comfortable, ergonomic and visually striking. Sayl’s unframed 3D Intelligent back redefines an ordinary backrest. Everything about it is customizable, from the color to the seat depth to the level of back support.

$499-$765; www.hermanmiller.com


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