Trying to gift your coworker but struggling for ideas? A handcrafted Japanese knife set is easily a great gift. But how close are you to your coworker to justify spending that much money on them?

You want to respect your relationship with your colleagues by getting them a great, original gift. The catch is, you probably also don’t want to lay down a ton of cash too.

If you’ve been racking your brain, look no further. We’ve got plenty of gift ideas that are exciting, practical, and affordable.

So keep reading for 5 unique and inexpensive gifts for coworkers. Your coworker will remember they’re appreciated during every use.

1. Killer Bee Honey

Africanized killer bees are far more aggressive than their Italian counterparts. But they also make some mean honey. Darker in color and richer in flavor, this honey is a favorite of many honey enthusiasts.

Jars of killer bee honey are great unique gifts. Excite your coworker with the fruits of these exceptional bees’ diligent labor. While this jar of honey is pricier than its other commercial counterparts, it’s fairly inexpensive for a one-time purchase.

2. Hand Painted Glassware

If you’re looking for unique gift ideas, inspire your coworker with some hand painted glassware. Choosing a specific painted design lets them know that you have their preferences in mind.

Delicate designs paired with delicate material make great gifts. From mugs to lanterns, this artisanal gift will remind your coworker of your forethought every time they use them.

3. DIY Body Scrubs

Making your own body scrubs is easy and economical, and are great creative gift ideas. All you need are three ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup carrier oil
    • Ex: Olive oil, jojoba oil, etc
  • ~15 drops essential oils
    • Ex: lavender, bergamot, peppermint, etc
  • 1 cup sea salt
  • *** you can also use dried herbs, dried flowers

Mix everything together until fully combined. Pour the mixture in a nice jar that you’ll tie up with a satin ribbon, and voila! Minimal effort and finances for a high-quality scrub.

4. Spice Subscription Service

Got a culinary-obsessed home cook? Consider getting them a spice mix sampler set from a subscription service. Provided that they let you do one-time deliveries too, of course.

Your coworker will be ecstatic to try out spice blends unfamiliar to them. So not only are spice blend samples great cheap gift ideas, they’ll also boost your coworker’s culinary passion. They might even end up subscribing to the service themselves.

5. Handcrafted Eyeglass Holder

These are great gift ideas for your bespectacled coworkers. With a handcrafted eyeglass holder, your coworker will prevent their glasses from scratching up so much. They’ll also have a great bedside decorative piece.

You don’t have to get a handcrafted holder. You can also get a funnier design as a gag gift, as long as you know they’ll appreciate it!

Surprise Your Workplace With These Inexpensive Gifts for Coworkers

A positive rapport with your colleagues is essential no matter your level of professionalism. A good way of maintaining that is through creative, inexpensive gifts for your coworkers. Birthdays, workplace gift exchanges, going away gifts — all these events are great to show your appreciation.

If this article helped you out with your shopping list, then check out the rest of our blog! We’ve got more ways to boost your creativity.

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