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20 Gift Ideas for Your Office Coworkers

2013-10-01 10:48:40

It's hard to go wrong with something nice that will be useful everyday.

  1. Turkish Rug Mousepad

    From $6.95

    Just the thing while surfing online for exotic travel deals! This inspired mousepad brings rich color and tradition to desktop.

    • Machine-woven rug top
    • Non-slip foam rubber base
    • 8" x 10" (20 x 26 cm)
    • Made in and fairly traded from Turkey

    Style and color varies. Please allow us to choose one for you.

  2. Tooled leather box, 'Lope de Vega'

    From $40.49

    The epoch of Spanish playwright Félix Lope de Vega (1562-1635) inspires this beautiful chest by the Rios family. Covered with lavish motifs in tooled leather, the smooth rectangle is handcrafted of moena wood. A velvet lining protects jewelry or keepsakes. Made in Peru.

    • 9.1" W x 3.2" H x 5.5" D
    • Weight: 1.1 lb
    • Leather on moena wood and plywood
    • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Ships directly from our partner office in Peru. Please allow 2 to 4 weeks for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

  3. Kisii For You Desk Tray

    From $17.95
    Colors: Red, Black, Brown

    Keep your desk organized with a delightful soapstone tray, hand-carved and painted by the artisans of Kenya's Muungano Artist Self-Help Group. Through their efforts, they are able to support education, community development, and AIDS treatment efforts.

    • Black, Blue, Brown, or Red
    • Kisii stone
    • 6" x 4" (15.2 x 10.2 cm)
    • Handmade in and fairly traded from Kenya
  4. Himalayan Natural Salt Crystal Bowl Lamp

    From $79.95

    Improving your health and well-being just got a whole lot prettier and a whole lot easier! This beautiful, functional interior accessory -- hand-carved into a bowl shape and filled with the highest quality Himalayan salt crystals -- helps improve the air quality where it resides, simultaneously benefiting your health with just the push of a button. It also makes a dramatic sculptural accent for your home.

    When the lamp is turned on and becomes heated, negative ions are released into the air -- this is said to purify the air, reduce stress and depression, and help relieve symptoms of asthma, sinus irritation, and allergies. Let its soft glow and healing properties transform your home's interior -- and perhaps your outlook on life!

    • Natural salt crystals, wood base, UL approved electrical cord and bulb
    • Approximately 6.75" H x 7" dia. (17.1 x 17.8 cm)
    • Handmade in Pakistan.

    Due to its size, this item is not available for international nor express shipping.

  5. Recycled Sheet Metal Shelf

    From $26.95

    Lively commercial artwork makes our recycled sheet metal shelf unit pop with color and unique personality. Three trays sort your mail, trinkets, keys -- you name it. A one-of-a-kind handmade treasure from India.

    • Recycled sheet metal
    • 3 trays
    • 18.5" H x 10.25" W x 5.5" D (47 x 26 x 14 cm)
    • Made in and fairly traded from India

    Due to size or weight, this item is not available for international nor express shipping.

    Due to the nature of recycled materials, color and design vary. Please allow us to choose one for you.

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  6. Praise for Paisley Pen

    From $6.95
    Colors: Green, Purple, Teal
    • Green, Purple, or Teal
    • Wood & lacquer
    • Approximately 5.5" L (14 cm)
    • Handmade in and fairly traded from India
  7. Hungry Dog Stapler

    From $9.95
    Colors: Blue

    Let the dog eat your homework -- quite literally! This fun and functional desktop pal stands at the ready to keep your paperwork organized and your excuses legitimate.

    • Blue or White
    • Uses standard staples (not included)
    • 6" L (15.2 cm)
  8. Animal Antics Recycled Metal Photo Holder - Small

    From $4.95

    Photos come alive when held by this whimsical work of art, hand-crafted from recycled wire and traditional West African clay beads into one of a variety of playful, miniature animal shapes. Transform your desk into a memo-holding menagerie!

    • Anteater, Giraffe, Camel, Pig, Fish, Hippo, Elephant or Donkey
    • Coiled, recycled metal and clay bead
    • Approximately 2.25" T (5.7 cm)
    • Handmade in and fairly traded from Burkina Faso

    Shop Green!

  9. Polka Dot Mini Picture Frame

    From $4.95
    Colors: Blue, Pink

    Display your loved ones, friends or pets on a desk or shelf -- or take their image on the road! Frames open like a book for displaying two photos, and are closed and secured by folding shut and pulling an elastic strip over the corners. Once folded, it's the perfect size for carting around in a purse or big wallet.

    Please choose from Pink with orange polka dots or Blue with green polka dots. When closed, frame measures 4.25" T x 3.4" W (10.8 x 8.6 cm), and therefore each frame measures about the same. When open, frame measures 4.25" T x 6.75" W (10.8 x 17.1 cm).

  10. Chilean Good Luck Pig

    From $6.95
    Sizes: Small

    This adorable handmade clay pig is a meaningful symbol in Chile's vibrant culture, where tradition holds that three-legged pigs bring good luck to their owners. Makes a great gift for yourself or someone special... after all, who couldn't use a bit of good fortune?

    Because each cute piglet is handmade, expect some slight variations. Measures approximately 1.5" H x 2" sq. (3.8 x 5.1 cm) Handmade in and fair-trade imported from Chile.

  11. Puppy Love Mouse Pad

    From $6.95

    Decorate that desktop with a charming canine touch. Our artistic mouse pad invites precocious puppy antics into your workday at home or office.

    • Nonslip neoprene
    • 7" H x 9" W (17.8 x 22.9 cm)
    • Designed in the U.S.A.
    • Imported
  12. Mark It! Tabs - Set of 6

    From $7.95

    Now important pages stand out even further with our colorful tabs. Keep track of specific passages while studying, in your favorite cookbook or magazines, and every other book you see fit! Each tab features a different color, giving you six different notation choices.

    • Acrylic
    • Set of 6
    • Reusable
    • 3" H x 1" W (7.6 x 2.5 cm)
    • Imported
  13. Writer's Block Note Stack - Butterflies

    From $14.95
    Release your inner thoughts and let them soar on our notepad printed with three different butterfly designs. Each page reads "Flutter" and "Soar" and features a die-cut butterfly silhouette.

    • 630 blank sheets
    • 3" x 3" x 3" H (7.6 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm)
    • Imported
  14. Writer's Block Note Stack - Dogs

    From $14.95
    Have you ever felt your dog was trying to tell you something? If only he knew how to leave a note, maybe on our notepad block, decorated on all sides with colorful dog designs. Each sheet is printed with a bold "Bark" and a diecut dog silhouette.


    • 630 blank sheets
    • 3" x 3" x 3" H (7.6 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm)
    • Imported
  15. Writer's Block Note Stack - Pigs

    From $14.95
    No need to hog a whole sheet of paper when a little note will do! Our delectably pink notepad is bedecked with three pig designs, each sheet printed with "Oink. Oink." and a diecut pig silhouette.

    • 630 blank sheets
    • 3" x 3" x 3" H (7.6 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm)
    • Imported
  16. Magnetic Photo Frame - Set of 2

    From $5.95
    Sizes: Small

    Keep a picture of your loved ones close by with our Magnetic Photo Frames. Made of clear acrylic, your photos appear crystal clear. Double-sized magnets provide extra sticking power, so put a frame on your fridge, in your office space, on your locker -- or any other metal surface!

    Pictures can be displayed either vertically or horizontally. Holds a 2.5" x 3.5" picture (6 x 9 cm).

  17. Painted glass boxes, 'Ruby' (pair)

    From $52.19
    Centering floral tendrils on a cool green background, a single ruby hints at untold riches. Asunta Pelaez paints the motifs by hand on the reverse side of glass, giving them a colorful clarity. A traditional Cajamarca handicraft, the panes adorn a set of two gilded wood coffers. Made in Peru.
    • Large:
         8.9" W x 2.6" H x 4.3" D
      Small:
         7.5" W x 2.0" H x 3.7" D
    • Weight: 1.7 lb
    • Painted glass on plywood
    • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Ships directly from our partner office in Peru. Please allow 2 to 4 weeks for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

  18. Wood bookends, 'Good Luck Elephant' (pair)

    From $80.99
    In Ghana, an elephant raising its trunk is a sign of good luck, Francis Agbete says. Working in richly grained ofram wood, he crafts a pair of bookends depicting the cheerful pachyderms. Made in West Africa.
    • Wood grain and color can vary slightly
    • 7.8" H x 12.3" W x 5.3" D
    • Weight: 1.9 lb
    • Ofram wood, plastic tusks
    • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Ships directly from our partner office in West Africa. Please allow 14 to 30 days for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

  19. Wood bookends, 'Happy Camels' (pair)

    From $86.99
    If camels can survive under tough desert conditions, then we humans should not lose hope during hard times, encourages Ghanaian artisan Francis Agbete. He carves the ofram wood bookends by hand with admirable mastery. Made in West Africa.
    • Wood grain and color can vary slightly
    • Each:
         7.8" H x 12.3" W x 5.5" D
    • Weight: 2.4 lb
    • Ofram wood
    • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Ships directly from our partner office in West Africa. Please allow 14 to 30 days for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

  20. Open Book Journal

    From $22.95
    Colors: Burgundy, Brown

    Take a leaf out of the fair trade movement with these unique journals! Each handmade book is crafted by artisans from Community Friendly Movement, an organization that provides education, health care, childcare, and skills training. When you open this book, you are also opening the door for artisans halfway around the world!

    • Brown or Burgundy
    • Satin, sequins, & handmade paper
    • Approx. 5" H x 4" W (12.7 x 10.1)
    • Handmade in and fairly traded from India