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Best gift ideas for your coworkers
It’s pretty easy to get gifts for your family and friends; you know what they like and don’t like. It’s a lot harder to find good gifts for your coworkers. Yes, you spend a lot of time with them, but you may not know a lot about them personally. So in that situation, what exactly are the best gift ideas for coworkers?
If you are like us, you work in a place where nearly everyone has some kind of gadget or other tech product they use all the time, either at work, at home, or both. In this article, we offer what we think are the best gift ideas for coworkers with a tech-based theme.
Some of these gifts are pure tech products, while others are just related in some way to gadgets and technology. In any case, we think these ideas will make your coworkers very happy.
Looking for even more options? Check out the following guides:
- 10 cheap tech gifts that only look expensive
- Best tech gifts under $25
- Best tech gifts under $50
- 11 cheap secret Santa gifts
- 6 geeky gift ideas that aren’t just for nerds anymore
AmazonBasics shockproof and waterproof bluetooth wireless speaker
There are a lot of cheap Bluetooth speakers you can consider, but AmazonBasics has one that not only can offer better sound from your coworker’s smartphone, but that’s also 1P67-rated for water resistance. That means your fellow office mate can take it into the shower, to the beach, or to the lake and not have any issues with it breaking due to some contact with water. It’s also got a rubberized rugged exterior and a treated aluminum grill, which means it should be able to take a lot of abuse if it falls.
While we don’t expect the sound quality to be as good as more expensive Bluetooth waterproof speakers, it should still be a lot better than listening to a podcast directly from a smartphone, and it even has a decent battery life of up to 8 hours on a single charge. Amazon is currently selling the AmazonBasics Shockproof and Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Speaker for $14.99.
Logitech bluetooth mouse M557
Anker bluetooth ultra-slim keyboard
AUKEY car phone mount
Here’s a gift for a coworker that’s not only dirt cheap but incredibly useful for people who use smartphones in their car. The AUKEY Car Phone Mount attaches to a car’s dashboard vent and then it uses four magnets on the front so your office mate’s phone can securely attach to it. It comes with both a circular disc for smaller phones and a larger rectangular form factor for the increasingly more popular larger phones. At just $7.99, your coworker will likely get a lot of benefits from this gift if he or she does a lot of commuting every day.
Sandisk CZ48 128GB USB 3.0 flash memory drive
Sometimes when you are working on your PC in your office, you need to continue your work at home. However, that also means you will need to transfer files from your work to home PC, and some of those files could be pretty sizeable. You could store them in a cloud server, and then connect at home, but sometimes the amount of cloud space you get for free isn’t enough. The Sandisk CZ48 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Memory Drive should solve this issue for your coworkers. Its large amount of storage space should be enough for most any major files he or she might use.
Photive BTH3 over-the-ear wireless bluetooth headphones
There is no doubt that you could spend a ton of money for high-quality headphones for your coworker. However, you don’t really need to spend hundreds of dollars to get solid headphones for your office mate. The Photive BTH3 Over-The-Ear Wireless Bluetooth Headphones provide an excellent sound experience, and they don’t cost an arm or a leg.
Not only do these headphones offer excellent sound, they are also pretty conformable to wear for hours. The battery life is also exceptional, with up to 12 hours of playtime on a single charge, and it takes just two hours to fully charge it up. Both ear cups contain buttons to control the playback of music, so your friend shouldn’t have any issues in that department. A hard travel case is included for keeping them safe during trips. At the price of $39.95, this is a perfect gift for a coworker that also loves to listen to music or podcasts, at work or at home.
EACHINE E010 mini UFO quadcopter drone
Drones are all the rage for both kids and adults at the moment, but the more advanced products on the market can be priced well into the hundreds, and even thousands, of dollars. If your coworker, or perhaps his or her kids, wants to check out this trend, you can help out with this gift. The EACHINE E010 Mini UFO Quadcopter Drone is a simple device to drive, but still fun to use. The included remote control allows this drone to do tricks in the air, including making big 360-degree flips. It can also go into compass mode, which means the drone will fly and change direction when the remote itself changes direction, which should make it easier to use for beginners.
The remote also comes with LED lights, which should make it easy to use at night. Finally, in case you lose sight of it, the remote has a button that will allow the drone to come back to the remote on its own. You can get it in green, red or black colors for $20.99
Philips wake-up light and alarm clock
Laboratory beaker coffee mug
This coffee mug is perfect for your tech coworker who wants a little retro science in his or her life. Hey, coffee is just a bunch of different chemicals coming together anyway, so why not celebrate that at work with this beaker mug? Amazon is selling it for $11.95.