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$10 Gift Ideas for Coworkers

The holiday season doesn’t have to be expensive and you don’t need to kill yourself trying to figure out what to buy for your holiday gift exchange with this awesome collection of $10 gift ideas for coworkers!

A couple years ago, my husband got a $5 gift card to a restaurant at his office gift exchange. There was literally nothing, other than a fountain drink, on the menu that cost less than $5! It wasn’t even a restaurant we ever ate at, so we passed the gift card along to someone who would use it.

It can be easy to reach for a gift card with you’re looking for a cheap and easy present for your coworkers, but this list of cheap gift ideas for coworkers has presents that the recipient will actually appreciate and use. 

$10 gift ideas for coworkers

This guide is broken into categories with some of my favorite, and top-rated, picks to get your creative juices flowing. You can use the table of contents to jump to sections or scroll down to see everything.

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Coffee & tea gifts for coworkers

I love both tea and coffee! If you decide to go a little bit higher with your shopping budget, I have a a great list of coffee gift ideas under $25

For coffee and tea gifts under $10, read on!

Let’s get started with some coffee-related gifts like this electric milk and coffee frother. It’s great for adding froth to homemade cappuccinos, espresso, and even hot chocolate!

ONETEKS Electric Milk Frother, Automatic Foam Maker for Coffee, Lattes,...
  • Perfect Frothing - with high speed rotation of the stainless-steel whisk and BPA free shaft, this handheld milk frother is perfect for creating...
  • Easy Operation - simple one-touch switch with a powerful motor is easy to use. Just put it into a container with liquid food up to approx. 1/3 to...
  • Convenient Use - battery operated and 2 AA batteries included for convenient use. You don’t worry about to be frustrated by purchasing proper...

A cute pair of coffee socks is also a good option for the coffee lover at work.

Haute Soiree - Women's Novelty Socks - “If You Can Read This, Bring Me...
  • SOCKS THAT SPEAK FROM THE SOLE - Our “Bring Me Some Coffee” socks are knit from vibrant premium yarn. The bottom of the socks features a funny...
  • ONE SIZE FITS MOST - Unisex design fits US sizes 6 to 12. Luxurious knit cotton will keep your feet comfortable all day long. Footie socks for Men and...
  • GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEA - These socks make the perfect stocking stuffer! Great for coffee lovers, Christmas gifts for her, gag gifts for white...

Of course, coffee always makes a good gift for coffee lovers! To make the present special, go for something out of the ordinary like a can of famous Cafe Du Monde or coffee from the Kauai Coffee Plantation. (And if you ever visit Kauai, be sure to stop by! They have free self-guided tours and free unlimited samples. I’ve been several times.)

Nice tea is a good choice for the tea lover at your office. Three of my favorite brands are Stash, Republic of Tea, and Tazo. They’re all brands I trust to have high-quality, tasty teas.

Tea infusers are fun, functional gifts for tea lovers. There are a variety of interesting styles to pick from that are much nicer and more interesting than a plain tea ball.

Tea filter bags are another alternative to traditional tea strainers. I’ve received some in my Christmas stocking before and they were definitely appreciated.

Modern Tea Filter Bags, Disposable Tea Infuser, Size 2, Set of 100 Filters...
  • Magic Teafit Exclusively Provides Best Quality T-sac filters that are Easy to use Loose Tea Filter Bags.
  • Magic Teafit T-Sac Bags makes loose leaf tea fast and easy with virtually no clean up!
  • Magic Teafit T-Sac tea filter bags are single-use, disposable tea infusers for steeping high-quality loose leaf tea with the convenience of tea bags

Although many coffee and tea mugs and cups are over $10, there are plenty of nice options under $10 (at the time of writing). In fact, there are so many that I made several different tables!

Mugs under $10 for women

Funny coffee mugs for coworkers

Movie and character coffee mugs under $10

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Dog & cat gifts for coworkers 

These dog butt and cat butt coloring books would make funny gifts for pet-loving coworkers.

Did you know there’s dog-safe ice cream mix? Several flavors of the Puppy Scoops ice cream mix are under $10! They’re also all highly-rated with an average of about 4.5 stars. 

If your coworker can’t stand to turn away a dog in need, then they need this “There is always room for one more dog” sign.

Primitives by Kathy Classic Box Sign, 8" x 3", One More Dog
  • CLASSIC BOX SIGN STYLE: Signature Primitives by Kathy wood box sign with sentiment and distressed detailing
  • STURDY CONSTRUCTION: Measures 8 x 3 x 1. 75-inches; designed to freely stand on its own or hang on a wall
  • SENTIMENT READS: There Is Always Room For One More Dog

There are so many cute dog mini flower pots! They’re the perfect desk accessory and there a lots of options under ~$10.

Cat owners are sure to appreciate I Could Pee on This, a collection of cat photos and poems that sounds exactly like something a cat would say. 

I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats (Gifts for Cat Lovers, Funny...
  • I Could Pee on This And Other Poems by Cats
  • Hardcover Book
  • Marciuliano, Francesco (Author)

This set of 20 cat moodycards is so perfect for an office gift! It features 20 flip cards with photos of cats and sayings to match the mood of the day. 

Office Gift for Cat Lovers - Moodycards! Make Everyone Laugh with These...
  • GREET YOUR CUSTOMERS, CLIENTS & GUESTS WITH HUMOR Put a smile on their face the moment they walk through the door. A great conversation starter!...
  • LET THE CATS DO THE TALKING – These great cat pictures capture the mood and say it like it is. Don’t have the nerve to say it? Let the kittys do...
  • HILARIOUS CAT PICTURES GREAT FOR THE OFFICE – You'll love our funny cat pictures and the sayings that go along with them - totally appropriate for...

This cat mug with a tail for a handle is so cool. I had a sleek black shorthair for years and I would have loved having this mug to match.

Cute Cat Mug for Coffee or Tea: Ceramic Cup for Cat Lovers with Black and...
  • ADORABLE DESIGN: A cat lover or crazy cat lady in your life will love this novelty kitten shaped cup
  • CUTE DETAILS: Cup is painted with black cat with pink collar and cute paw prints inside the mug
  • QUALITY CONSTRUCTION - Created using the most durable quality ceramic that retains heat to keep coffee or tea hot

Nice $10 gifts

This section has a variety of gift ideas, including edible gifts, bath & body products, and cute items for around the house or office.

These little owl planters are so cute and perfect for succulents! They’d make a thoughtful gift for someone who likes plants or owls.

Sun-E 2.5 Inch Owl Pot Ceramic Flowing Glaze Base Serial Set Succulent...
  • New SUN-E collections!OWL OWL OWL!!!Ideal for adding a dash of refreshingly modern design to your home,Great Gift - this ceramic pot can serve a...
  • Material:Ceramic(Made of top-quality clay and baked in high temperatures);Package content:6pcs*Pot.
  • Approximate Size: 2.2 x 2.2 x 2.4 inch (L x W x H).

A body scrub is like a spa trip in a jar! They’re especially great during the winter because they help remove dry, dead skin while moisturizing the new skin underneath.

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Pretty thumbtacks can really help spruce up a cubicle office! They make an awesome, and affordable, coworker gift.

These constellation magnets are so pretty! They also come in sets with flamingoes, unicorns, and planets if you’d prefer a different design. 

12 Constellation Series Fridge Magnets Beautiful Glass Creative Pushpins...
  • Different Constellation, the package contains Aries ,Taurus, Gemini , Cancer, Leo  Virgo , Libra, Scorpio , Sagittarius , Capricorn , Aquarius and...
  • Material : Made of durable crystal glass and soft magnet,and a smooth round magnet shape to aviod harming surfaces
  • Size: The Magnet Diameter 30mm*8mm(1.18*0.31 inch)

We recently purchased some reusable silicone drinking straws and love them! They’re so convenient and easy to take on the go, plus they’re safer than stainless steel straws. (People have actually died after falling on their metal drinking straw.)

Flathead Set of 10 Reusable Silicone Drinking Straws - Extra long for 30oz...
  • HIGH QUALITY SILICONE - We only use food grade, BPA free silicone
  • REGULAR SIZE - This slender design is great for tumblers, kids and more!
  • COMPATIBLE WITH TUMBLERS - Use with your favorite RTIC, tervis, YETI 20oz or 30 oz

I love Karma Gifts products! Their illustrations are always the perfect blend of colorful, whimsical, and pretty. These llama chip clips, for example, are fun, on-trend, and useful.

Karma Gifts Chip Clips, Llama
  • White washed wood
  • Colorful designs
  • 4 Clips in 1 set

A ring catcher makes a thoughtful gift, especially if a coworker loves jewelry or recently got engaged.

Umbra Zoola Elephant Ring Holder, Chrome
  • HOLDS MULTIPLE RINGS: Each Zoola ring holder features enough room to store multiple rings of various sizes
  • COMPACT SIZE FOR SMALL SPACES: Zoola ring holders are petite and take up very little space compared to a conventional ring box or jewelry tray
  • FUN AND AFFORDABLE GIFT: Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Birthdays, Mother’s Day, Christmas, or other special occasions

Silly and gag gifts for white elephant

A bottle of Poo-Pourri spray is kind of a joke gift, except it really works. I’ve purchased it for my husband before after seeing it in a staff bathroom at a former job. 

Poo-Pourri Before-You-Go Toilet Spray 2-Ounce Bottle, Original (PP-002)
  • Protective layer of essential oils keeps embarrassing odors buried under water.
  • Poo Pourri is not a chemical cover up; Based on aromatherapy principles
  • It really works

Would You Rather? Is a funny book of “would you rather” questions. They’re all good, clean fun and perfect for all ages.

Would You Rather?: The Book Of Silly, Challenging, and Downright Hilarious...
  • Gilden, Dan (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 82 Pages - 02/16/2019 (Publication Date) - Independently published (Publisher)

This screaming goat figurine and mini book are a totally perfect gag gift! The goat screams when pressed and the book contains factoids about goats. 

The Screaming Goat (Book & Figure)
  • The Screaming Goat
  • officially Licensed
  • Become the owner of your very own screaming goat with this desktop companion. Press the tree stump button to hear the high-pitched bleats that caused...

There are a variety of silly, miniature desktop games like desktop cornhole, desktop tetherball, and even a desktop punching bag that would all make great white elephant gifts for coworkers!

A solar powered dash ornament is such a classic joke gift! This mermaid is a fun change from the usual hula girl.

Studyset Cartoon Car Ornament Cartoon Shaking Head Solar Powered Dancing...
  • Eco-friendly material, nontoxic and wear resistant.
  • Solar powered design, no need extra battery.
  • Cute shape with shaking head, cute and pretty.

Cube puzzles, and their relations like pyramid puzzles, are always fun white elephant gifts! There are tons of shapes and sizes to pick from under $10.

A head massager is another silly/useful gift that works really well for the white elephant game where you get to steal presents. I won a back massager at a gift exchange once and it was stollen the max number of times!

Scalp Massagers, Handheld Head Massage Tingler, Scratcher for Deep...
  • DEEP RELAXATION & REDUCE STRESS - Handy Scalp Massgers with rubber beads over each spindle that glides over your scalp producing a euphoric feeling...
  • INCREASE BLOOD CIRCULATION - Nice, natural way to get relief from a lot of varying annoyances. This scalp massager will send tingling sensations from...
  • EASY TO USE & PORTABLE - Custom fit fingers will bend to fit your head. Small enough to take with you anywhere. Massager Size: 22.5 cm x 12.7 cm; Box...

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  • Rose September 3, 2019, 16:02

    I always love getting tea as a gift because it’s something we use all the time and consequently, use up!

    • Natasha September 5, 2019, 07:16

      Yes, tea is a wonderful gift! I always appreciate tea.

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