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Cool and Creative Gifts Under $10 for Your Coworkers

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The holidays are tough enough on the wallet, with gifts to buy for family and friends. But you can't ignore co-workers, unless you want to start off the new year on a bad note. Whether you're buying a little something for a few close colleagues or a more anonymous white elephant gift, these budget-friendly choices are sometimes practical, more often playful, and all under $10.

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Recycled Reusable Lightweight Tote Bag in Leopard
J. Crew
Ceramic Succulent Cactus Flower Plant Pot
Amazon
Desktop Boxing
Amazon

Desktop Boxing

$9 from Amazon
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Let that perpetually stressed coworker take some of his or her aggression out on this mini-punching bag. The set includes a suction cup-equipped bag, two finger gloves, and a mini book with basic finger boxing moves and boxing trivia. 

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Desktop Cornhole
Amazon
Ruby Shimmer Monthly Pocket Planner
Amazon
Sunset Sandscape Desk Accessory
Bits and Pieces

Sunset Sandscape Desk Accessory

$10 from Bits and Pieces
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For those who always seem to have their eye on the end of the week, this desk accessory keeps that goal in mind. It's a picture frame filled with colored sand that creates "unique, relaxing images every time you flip it."

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Magic 8 Ball Classic Fortune-Telling Novelty Toy
Target
Rubbermaid LunchBlox Lunch Bag
Amazon
Kinsey Wire Pencil Cup
Crate & Barrel

Kinsey Wire Pencil Cup

$6 from Crate & Barrel
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This design-forward pencil cup is all about practicality but has flair, created out of iron with an antiqued finish that gives it a vaguely art deco feel. The more you look, the more the cage-like appearance might seem perfect for anyone who thinks of the office as a zoo.

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Cloche Bud Vase
CB2

Cloche Bud Vase

$4 from CB2
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Add an elegant touch to any desk and chase away that case of the Mondays with this simple yet stylish vase designed to hold petite blooms or branches.

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Teamwork Magnetic Clip Holder
Successories

Teamwork Magnetic Clip Holder

$10 from Successories
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On the surface, this "motivational gift" is all about teamwork, but with an undercurrent of sarcasm — depending who gives and gets the gift. This desk accessory is ideal for that co-worker who all but groans out loud when group projects are launched.

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6-Pack of Cat Smartphone Supporters
Amazon
Burt's Bees Essentials Gift Set
Amazon
Friendship Compass Necklace
Amazon
CaLeQi Kinetic Desk Toy
Amazon
Fleece Wrap Shawl with Pockets
Collections Etc.
Holmes Heritage 4" Mini USB Desk Fan
Amazon
Lighted Beanie Cap
Amazon
Ghirardelli Chocolate Favor Gift Box
Ghirardelli Chocolate
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work Aluminum Bottle
Successories

'Teamwork Makes the Dream Work' Aluminum Bottle

$10 from Successories
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Staying hydrated is important, whether the job is outdoors or in a fast-paced office. This practical gift features BPA-free construction and a spill-proof lid. Other slogans range from "Thanks for Being Awesome" to "Together We Can."

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Plan of Attack Sticky Notes
Amazon

Plan of Attack Sticky Notes

$6 from Amazon
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Procrastinators can't pretend they didn't know what was on the agenda with this practical product that has a big attitude to match its oversize format. (You know they'll laugh at the to-do list's "not a chance" section.)

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Striped Necktie
Cheap Neckties

Striped Necktie

$5 from Cheap Neckties
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For the guy who never fails to dazzle with his ties, microfiber design resistant to stains and wrinkles is a colorful addition to a collection. It can make a bold statement for team members who dress up only for big meetings.

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Flameless Candle
Amazon
Galaxy Gumball Machine
Partypalooza
Inspirational Keychain
Amazon

Inspirational Keychain

$8 from Amazon
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Offer someone going through a professional challenge — or gunning for a promotion — an extra boost of confidence with this stainless steel-and-alloy keychain with the encouraging message to "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you have imagined!" 

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Blue Peacock Gold Mesh Ball Tea Infuser
Cost Plus World Market
Earth Stress Balls
Amazon
Lucky Cat: Bearer of Good Fortune
Barnes & Noble

Lucky Cat: Bearer of Good Fortune

$10 from Barnes & Noble
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A charming little gift box yields a "lucky cat," which originated in Japanese culture and is thought to bring good fortune to its owner. This mini figure features a motorized arm and comes with a little illustrated book tracing the history of this ancient symbol.

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Office Mood Cards
Amazon

Office Mood Cards

$10 from Amazon
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Are you bad at reading your boss or co-workers? Do you always interrupt and feel horrible? This playful flip board displays phrases such as "You are in my space & I feel threatened," or "Dude! Waaay too much to do right now."

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Small Square Lacquer Kinsley Tray
Cost Plus World Market