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The Best Gifts for Your Coworkers


Fact: You spend more time with your coworkers than your family and friends. Which means you know them very well, and you should treat them very well. These are the gifts to do just that. Affordable and professional, they’re ideal for celebrating a new contract, or for redeeming yourself after the debauchery of a work happy hour.

Rocketbook Wave Smart Notebook

Best for Note Takers: Write or draw anything in the Rocketbook. Then, take a photo with your smartphone in the Rocketbook companion app (Android and iOS compatible) and your notes or sketches will be uploaded to a designated location: Google Docs, Drobox, iCloud, Evernote or email. The whole process takes seconds, and if you write on all of the pages, just nuke the notebook — yes, in the microwave — and the pages will erase. It’s basically magic, it’ll cost you less than 30 bucks.

OXO Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker

Best for Cold Brew Loyalists: This $50 contraption is for the person who insists on drinking cold brew coffee all year. It’s easy to use — although it does take roughly 24 hours to make a large batch — and the results are smooth, rich and delicious.

Il Busetto Snapcard Case

Best for the Professional: Business cards have a tendency to bend and get damaged corners. If your coworker has enough pocket space, or carries a briefcase, this snapcard case is a sophisticated alternative to the wallet. Plus it’ll keep their cards in mint condition.

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