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20 Thoughtful Gifts for Your Work Wives

Really, what would we do without them?

Design by Morgan McMullen

Even though you see them every day, it can be tough to figure out what to gift the people you spend most of your week with—yes, we're talking about your colleagues. Whether it's for their birthday, the holidays, or you're simply in a gift-giving mood, we've rounded up the very best office-appropriate presents to show your appreciation for the work wives who make Monday through Friday bearable.

LED Lightbox
My Cinema Lightbox Amazon

You’re probably thinking, “Is this too extra?” To which we reply, absolutely not. It will make her days (and desk) brighter.

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Power Gemstone Self-Wisdom Bracelet
GORJANA Nordstrom

Give her an extra boost of strength with this power gemstone bracelet. There are almost 20 different variations of the bracelet available—representing everything from creativity to relaxation—depending on how you think she wants to channel her energy.

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Teddy Scrunchie
Free People

If she constantly complains about losing her hair ties, buy her this pack of three scrunchies—available in wine, ivory, and aqua blue—that are, yes, acceptable to wear to meetings.

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Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask
Summer Fridays Sephora

Marianna Hewitt and Lauren Gores Ireland's Summer Fridays jet lag mask has gotten rave reviews for its lightweight formula and instant hydrating effects. You don't have to wash it off, so it can be applied during the work day or right before you hop into bed. Either way, it will help her have fresher, dewier skin and encourage her to unwind after a rough day.

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Grid Brass Magazine Rack

Add a chic touch to her desk with this gold magazine rack. She can use to store her loose papers, journals, and, of course, favorite magazines. Perhaps she'd also like a subscription to Marie Claire?

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Muse Bath Ritual Salt Soak
Muse Bath Apothecary Free People

Bath salts that happen to pair perfectly with a glass of wine and a good book for those days when she needs to come home and forget all about the office.

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Holiday Truffle Gift Box

Did someone say truffles? Gift her this very luxe-looking dark and milk chocolate Godiva stash to keep in the office (so you can have some too, obviously).

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Amped Fleece Fringe Trim Throw Blanket
Urban Outfitters

Whoever said blankets aren't meant to be worn at your desk has clearly never experienced an office with a broken heater. She can keep this beautiful fringe throw on the back of her chair as a savior on chillier days or, you know, take it home.

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World Traveler 2020 Desk Calendar
Rifle Paper Co. Anthropologie

For the ones that treat office decorating like a work of art, get them an inspirational desk calendar they'll love to look at every day. 

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Travel Shoe Bags Set of 4
YAMIU Amazon

A portable shoe bag that can stow under her desk or in her laptop tote for the friend who always has dinner plans or an event after work.

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LES Votive Candle
Boy Smells Bloomingdales

Sure, you're never supposed to light up candles in the office, but if you've got a separate office, who's to know? (But, also, you did not read that from us; she should totally bring the candle home.) 

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Skin and Lip Balm: Balm Dotcom Trio

Oh look, it's her new favorite lip balm courtesy of Glossier. Everyone needs a skin pick-me-up in the dry office air—especially when it’s infused with natural ingredients like castor seed oil, beeswax, and lanolin.  

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'After This We're Getting Tacos' Yoga Mat

It’s okay to leave the office at six on the dot every once-in-a-while to indulge in a self-care yoga class. After all, we're getting tacos. 

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Pineapple Bookends

A golden way for her to organize her books, papers, and magazines so they don't look like a stack of clutter on her desk. 

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'The Art of the Bar Cart: Styling & Recipes'
Chronicle Books Amazon

A bar cart recipes and styling book for the cocktail-loving office gal. This book doubles as a piece of chic decor for her desk or propped up on the office bar cart—a win-win for everyone.

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"Nasty" Bracelet
Stella and Bow

A dainty bracelet for your favorite nasty woman who happens to sit a stone's throw away. 

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Panama 'Make It Happen' Textured Leather Notebook
Smythson Net-a-Porter

Provide words of encouragement for your office bestie—even when you’re not around—with this "Make It Happen" sky-blue, 128-page notebook.

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Cosmetic Case
Alice and Olivia

This cute Alice and Olivia cosmetic case, outlined in custom artwork, is the perfect space for her to store makeup for those last-minute important meetings (or dates).

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The Vintage Vogue Linea Coasters
West Elm

These design envy–inspiring coasters are an ideal addition to the next office happy hour, or to her home if she's big into hosting. 

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Ceramic Llama Planter
West Elm

This adorable ceramic llama planter, in which she can nestle succulents or a little orchid at her desk, is sure to make her smile every time she sees it. 


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