Gift guide for co-workers

Dec 7, 2012 at 6:00 a.m. ET

We've officially entered the holiday season, so it's time to start coming up with gift ideas and purchasing items for our families, friends and co-workers.

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Gifts for the workplace

We've officially entered the holiday season, so it's time to start coming up with gift ideas and purchasing items for our families, friends and co-workers.

Co-workers can be hard to shop for. Other than your place of employment, you may not have anything in common. If you're not friendly outside the office, it can be hard to come up with gift ideas for your fellow cube mate. Whether you're buying for one person, a team of people or something the whole office can enjoy, we've got you covered with gift ideas for every type of co-worker.

BergHOFF Cook & Co. 4-Cup French PressThe coffee lover

We're pretty sure 99 percent of people have a love of coffee that can't be tamed. Coffee lovers can never get enough, so give the gift that keeps on giving — a French Press. The BergHOFF Cook & Co. 4-Cup French Press is made of durable stainless steel, makes four cups of smooth, pure coffee at a time, and is only $30. It's so eye-catching you may want to pick one up for yourself while you're at it! (For those who prefer tea, check out this IngenuiTEA 16oz Teapot for only $19).

If you're buying for multiple coffee lovers, consider opting for these Crate and Barrel Coffee Mugs. With dozens of shapes and styles to choose from, Crate and Barrel has you covered. Make the gift a little more festive by adding holiday-themed chocolates and candies to the mug.

Like/Dislike Stamp SetThe social media guru

For the social media gurus in your office, this Like/Dislike Stamp Set is sure to be a hit. They're self-inking, so you don't have to. For only $9, you get both stamps and the thumbs up and thumbs down is included at no extra charge. Now get stamping!

wineThe wino

You can never go wrong with a bottle of wine. Whether shopping for the young or the older co-worker, everyone appreciates a classic red or a clean, fresh white. If you're buying for more than one, it's even better because you can score deals on cases and maybe even keep a bottle (or two… ) for yourself.

Check out these frugal wines for the holidays >>

Amazon’s Keep Calm and Carry On Quotes calendarThe planner

Every office has at least one — someone who has their day planned down to the minute and is fanatic about keeping their schedule. Give the gift of planning with a 2013 desk calendar. We love this Keep Calm and Carry On Quotes Desk Calendar, $13. Not only will the office planner find this extremely useful, they'll love the inspiring and encouraging quotes they can read daily.

Harry and David tower of treatsGifts for the team or office

Shopping for a bunch of people and don't want to spend hundreds? We've got ideas for you, too! Consider a beautiful Harry and David tower of treats, including classic chocolates, royal wines, fresh-baked cookies and juicy fruits. Put it in the break room so everyone can enjoy, or at your desk so you can chitchat with co-workers while they enjoy your thoughtfulness.

And finally, if you don't want to spend a lot of money but want to give some holiday cheer, don't underestimate the power of homemade holiday treats, such as these decadent holiday cookies. Spend an evening baking an array of goodies and wrap in red and green plastic wrap. Tie off with a ribbon and leave on co-workers' desks. It will most definitely make their day (and bellies!) that much fuller.

Check out these incredible fudge recipes >>

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