24 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's always 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 with which to show your appreciation for the work wives who make Monday through Friday bearable.

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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 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, $9

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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 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 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, $16

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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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A Calming Candle

Brooklyn Candle Studio, $40

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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.) This one is a calming lavender scent for the days she's on deadline.

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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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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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A Non-Flourescent Office Light

Urban Outfitters, $98

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This super cool metal and glass desk lamp is a perfect substitute for a sad lamp—just look at it.

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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., $17

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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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An Office Tackle Box

Kate Spade, $36

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A handy all-purpose tool kit that includes paper, sticky notes, push pins, clips, tape, an eraser, three pencils, and a small sharpener so she can stop asking her desk-mate if they have an extra pen.

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A Portable Shoe Bag

Flight 001, $30

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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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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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Fancy Tea

Harney & Sons, $7

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This black currant tea served in sweet little tea sachets is several steps up from whatever's in the break room.

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