28 Thoughtful Gifts for Your Ride-or-Die Work Wives

Really, what would we do without them?

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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.

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A Fun Light Box

Amazon, $30

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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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A Symbolic Bracelet

Gorjana, $58

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Give her an extra boost of strength with this power gemstone bracelet. There are 11 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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A Portable Shoe Bag

Flight 001, $20

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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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Cute Scrunchies

Free People, 3 for $12

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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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A Chic Desk Set

Of a Kind, $99

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Starting a new job is always an adjustment, but you can help make the transition easier (while sobbing that your work wife is leaving you) by gifting her this desk kit that has everything she'll need—including a journal, stationary, a candle (!), clips, and tape.

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An Insta-Famous Face Mask

Summer Fridays, $48

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Marianna Hewitt and Lauren Gores Ireland's new-ish 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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A Stylish Magazine Rack

CB2, $30

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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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Delicious Hot Chocolate

Godiva, $25

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Did someone say hot cocoa? 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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A Soft Fringe Throw Blanket

Urban Outfitters, $59

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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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A New Read

Amazon, $20

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Michelle Obama's new memoir, Becoming, is the fastest-selling book of 2018. If she hasn't yet gotten her hands on the must-read, gift her a copy and tell her to share her review of it with MarieClaire.com's online book club.

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A Calming Candle

Boy Smells, $29

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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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A Self-Affirming Yoga Mat

Ban.do, $24

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Continue to remind her how amazing she is with this "I did my best" yoga mat. Read: 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.

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Bohemian Velvet Journals

PrintFresh, $50

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PrintFresh, a bohemian stationary company, is committed to making sure schools have the supplies they need for children to get through the school year. Help contribute to the cause by purchasing this gorgeous set of velvet journals. You can give two to your coworkers, then keep one for yourself.

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An Artsy Cosmetic Case

Alice and Olivia, $95

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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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Pineapple Bookends

Anthropologie, $48

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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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Nourishing Lip Balm

C.O. Bigelow, $15

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Oh look, it's her new favorite lip balm courtesy of you and C.O. Bigelow. Everyone needs a skin pick-me-up in the dry office air—especially when it’s infused with calming ingredients like shea butter, sweet almond oil, and wheat germ.

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A Statement Pouch

Wander Beauty, $38

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Behold: a teeny bag that stows makeup, chargers, endless receipts...you name it.

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A Chic Book

Amazon, $13

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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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An Empowering Bracelet

Stella & Bow, $44

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

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An Inspirational Notebook

Smythson, $75

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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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A Cute Desk Calendar

Rifle Paper Co., $16

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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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The Calm Kind of Bath Salts

Herbivore, $18

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Rosy 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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A Sophisticated Infuser Mug

Fressko, $45

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An easy-on-the-eyes travel mug for loose-leaf fiends who can't live without their mid-afternoon cup of tea.

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A Portable Charger

Rebecca Minkoff, $35

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An "always on" portable charger for that coworker who's always stealing yours (you know who you are).

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Vintage Drink Coasters

West Elm, $29

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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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A Bright Desk Planner

Rifle Paper Co., $12

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Super type-A coworkers probably already want a backup for their Outlook calendar, and this weekly planner desk pad's adorable design will make filling it out a fun way to procrastinate.

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A Home for Her Plants

West Elm, $49

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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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Golden Business-Card Stands

Wave, $40

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Her business cards just got a chic, modern upgrade with these sleek brass holders.

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