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Gift Ideas for Coworkers from American Express

Giving at the Office: Great Gift Ideas for Coworkers

It doesn't have to be hard to find the right gifts for coworkers; we’ll help you hit the right note.

Thoughtful, tactful coworker gift ideas

We often spend more time with our coworkers than with our own families. Celebrating colleagues' personal or professional milestones with a meaningful gift can make these occasions more memorable and special. The best gift ideas for coworkers are thoughtful and have a practical use in their lives.

Ideally, gifts for coworkers should be genuine and show your appreciation for that person. Gift ideas for coworkers can be personal or more professional, depending on the nature of your relationship. If you are familiar with your coworker’s outside interests, look for gifts to reflect that. For example, try movie passes for the film buff or tickets to a local comedy club if they happen to be the jokester of the office. Gifts for coworkers don't have to touch on hobbies or interests outside of the office. Consider gifts that would fit into your coworker's office, like a picture frame or colorful desk organizers.

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Gift ideas for coworkers don't have to be overly complicated. An American Express Business Gift Card is always appropriate. To your recipient it feels more special than cash, and it lets them get virtually anything they want. Business Gift Cards are perfect for the office pool whenever gifts from the group are needed.

A final note: You should never feel obligated to get a gift for a coworker’s birthday, engagement, bridal or baby shower. The giver should enjoy giving it as much as the receiver enjoys getting it. Also, you should make sure that your coworkers actually want to receive gifts at work. Keep in mind that not everyone enjoys celebrating a birthday, in the office or otherwise. If a coworker doesn’t list his or her birthday on Facebook, for example, chances are they don’t want you to know about it. Remember, gifts for coworkers should be a sincere gesture.


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