Shopping for coworkers can become a never-ending parade of candles, cards, and snacks that is destined for retirement in a desk drawer for most of the month. It is easier to buy thoughtful and impactful for your closest loved ones, and it gets harder once you add in the subtleties and professionalism of the workplace.
But there are mountains of great coworker gifts out there. And they don't have to be expensive — in fact, they probably shouldn't be. The ideal colleague present is thoughtful, unique, and lands somewhere in the casual middle ground between tongue in the cheek desk plaques and care package.