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25 Thoughtful and Adorable Valentine's Day Gifts For Coworkers

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Whether it’s your family or colleagues, gifts are great for expressing gratitude, appreciation, and fondness to those who matter.

However, Choosing the right valentine’s gift for your work buddy can be difficult. You need to pick out something thoughtful and meaningful that they would love. On top of that, you need to express your fondness in a professional way.

If you are at a loss for what to gift your coworkers, you have come to the right place. We have researched and hand-picked some awesome ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts for coworkers.

Here is a complete list of amazing valentine’s gifts ideas that your coworkers will adore-

Valentine’s Day gifts for coworkers who enjoy cooking

Have a coworker who turns lunch hours into happy hours with delicious homecooked food? Here are some valentine’s gift ideas they would fall in love with-

1. Personalized Cutting Board cum platter

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Apart from being an important part of the cooking process, chopping and cutting is also an art. For a coworker who is a master of this art, what can be a better gift than a personalized cutting board?

With their initials or caricature engraved, a customized chopping board can add more elegance to their cooking and serving. They can use it as an art piece in their kitchen as a constant reminder of you.

2. Diy hot sauce kit

Looking for a valentine’s gift for a coworker obsessed with hot sauce? What can be a better option than a DIY hot sauce kit? With recipes and instructions, it will help your coworker to add customized flavors and textures, making every meal wholesome. They can also come up with their own recipes and use the labels to add creative names.

3. Spice set

Spice up valentines day for your coworker, but not in the usual way. Add some literal ‘spices’ in their lives with herbs and spice sets. It will surely make their kitchen experiments a bit more peppery.

Valentine’s Day gifts for coworkers who enjoy music

If you are in search of a meaningful valentine's gift for a coworker who is also a musician, here’re some ideas you won’t want to miss-

4. Karaoke Microphone Speaker

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It’s the perfect valentines gift for that colleague who makes every office karaoke night fun with their melodious voice. With a personal microphone speaker, they can now pull up a lyric video and practice singing whenever they want. It can be a nice gesture from your side to nourish and encourage their talent and give them a way to practice.

5. Birth month Guitar Pick

Have a guitarist on your team? A guitar pick made from gemstones inspired by their birth month would be a great way to encourage their passion. Additionally, these little stone strummers will help your guitar hero have a better grip and produce unique melodies.

6. Lyrics Coasters

It’s a great valentine’s gift for the melophile coworkers who listen to their favorite songs on a loop. Try to get hold of a few songs or singers they love beforehand. On Valentine’s Day, surprise them with customized coasters featuring their favorite lyrics.

Valentine’s Day gifts for coworkers who are pet parents

7. Dog Bandanas & Matching Scrunchie/beanie set for the owner

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Ask any dog parent if they need a cute accessory for their dog. I bet they will say a big yes.

Make Valentine’s Day extra special for your coworker and their beloved pup with matching fashion accessories! With this accessory, they can show off their pup’s style whenever they take them out for a walk. It’s a surefire way to bring a big smile to your coworker’s face and a wagging tail from their pup.

8. Cat compression box

This is a great Valentine’s Day gift idea for a cat mom/dad who enjoys seeing their cat happy. A cat compression box will provide their cat with a sense of peace and security. Their furry little friends will spend hours happily squeezed into this whisker box, take naps, and look adorable doing so.

Valentine’s Day gift ideas for Male Coworkers

9. Seat cushions

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Does your work buddy complain about constant back pains? If yes, this is the perfect Valentine’s gift idea to express your concern for their health.

Seat cushions will decrease pressure on their hips and provide tailbone support. Thus, it makes sitting at their desk for long hours a bit more comfortable.

10. Custom Stationery

Make a hamper of fun sticky notes, fancy pens, highlighters, board pins, cute paper clips, and other fun accessories. Such a custom stationery kit would be a sweet pea for a coworker obsessed with paper products.

And the best part is that you’ll be able to borrow these cool stationeries from their cubicles! HeHe!

11. Desk Accessory Holder

Nobody wants their desks to look as organized as Walmart’s $5 DVD bin. But the work stress, deadlines, and multiple electronic items with long wires might make it hard to keep desks clean.

A desk accessory holder can be a savior if your work buddy also struggles with it. You can add a little valentine’s touch to this gift with the red color or cute heart prints on it.

Valentine’s Day gifts for female coworkers

12. Shower bombs set

Workplace stress is all too common. But if you have a coworker struggling to cope with it, a wellness shower kit can be the perfect Valentine’s gift.

Shower steamers will liven up their bathtime after a long hectic day. And the best part? Its aromatherapeutic experience will help them relax and destress.

13. Fresh Flowers

It’s a classic valentine’s gift for a reason. Everyone loves receiving fresh flowers.

However, avoid red roses as they might appear a little romantic. Instead, go for a bundle of vibrant-colored flowers like Carnations, lilies, chrysanthemums, orchids, and others. It can be a chirpy addition to their bland office cubicle or desk.

Your coworker could be prone to flower allergies. Make sure you consider this factor while choosing the flowers. If you are unaware of their allergies, choose flowers that have the least potential to cause an allergic reaction. You might want to consider flowers with light scents or those without any scent at all.

14. Hand warmer

We all have that coworker who is in constant need of warmers. Whether they are wrapped in a shawl or dressed in multiple layers of warm clothing, it doesn’t help.

Since the harsh winter is here, a portable hand warmer can be the best way to express your concern. It will help them get rid of cold fingers and stay warm all day long throughout the frosty season.

Thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift ideas every coworker will love

This list of inexpensive Valentine’s Day gifts for coworkers has something for everyone-

15. Erase Board

Help your coworker become more productive and stay organized with a portable erase board for their desks. It will allow them to write, rub out, and rewrite their daily plans, goals, and to-dos to keep track of the deadlines from one central space.

16. Matching Thermal Coffee Mugs

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Nothing works better than a cup of hot coffee to get through stressful workdays. In addition, if your work buddy is a coffee addict, this gift will be much appreciated.

This Valentine’s Day, get ready to raise a cuppa coffee and say cheers to your pairing with matching thermal coffee mugs.

17. Chamomile tea and scented candle set

Is your work buddy going through a rough phase in their life? Or are they struggling with mental health issues or insomnia?

If yes, Valentine’s Day is your chance to express care and concern for their well-being with this gift. The essential oils present in the scented candles will promote relaxation. At the same time, Chamomile tea will induce better sleep with its mild sedative effect.

Valentine’s Day gift ideas for senior leaders and managers

The term coworkers include everyone you work with, including senior leaders or managers. However, choosing a gift for them is tricky. Here are some creative Valentine’s Day gifts for coworkers, senior leaders and managers-

18. Cubicle privacy sign set

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Imagine you have an important project that needs to be delivered by the end of the day. But every time you try to work, there is an interruption. It could be frustrating, right?

Shoulder tapping and interruptions can disrupt your entire schedule. This is a common workplace issue - something your coworker might also be facing.

A cubicle privacy sign set that says “Do not Disturb” can be the best way to stop people from knocking at their desks during the ‘deep work’ sessions (without being offensive).

Your work buddy would be more than happy to receive such a thoughtful valentine gift from you.

19. Antique quill pen

Is there someone in your office with multiple antique pieces adorning their desk? Or someone who gets hyper-energized whenever the conversation is about vintage collections.

Why not add another item to their collection? This thoughtful act of showing your care and appreciation for their love for antiques will surely brighten their day.

20. Classic wine bottle

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A coworker with a knack for classic wines would love to get a Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, or any other classic wine as a valentine’s gift. In addition, giving wine as a gift symbolizes joy, celebration, and sophistication.

It’s like saying to your work buddy that the time you spend with them is full of joy and fun. You can personalize it with a short note explaining why you choose that particular wine.

Fun Valentine’s gift ideas for coworkers

21. An appreciation potato

Yes, you heard it right. Neither a letter nor a note- but an appreciation potato.
What could be more weird and unexpected than this?

Take a large potato from your kitchen, clean it and write a line appreciating your coworker on it. Reach the office early that day and keep it on their desk. Now simply wait for the person to arrive to hear a burst of big laughter and a few giggles. This Valentine’s gift will surely make your coworker smile throughout the day.

22. Customized 3D-printed LEGO heads

Have a coworker who’s still a big fan of Lego?

Surprise your coworker with a 3D-printed Lego figurine that looks like your coworker. It will be a hilarious addition to their collection. It can be a gift they will remember for a lifetime.

23. Bluetooth shower speaker

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Singing in front of an audience could be scary. But who doesn’t like to sing in a hot shower?

Here’s a valentine’s gift idea for a coworker who enjoys music and loves singing to their favorite tunes in private. It will surely encourage the bathroom singer and make their singing-in-the-shower sessions much more fun.

DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for coworkers

Time for some DIYs.

Say happy Valentine’s day to your coworkers with these fun DIY valentine’s gift ideas-

24. Songwriting journal with prompts.

Support your coworker’s passion for music with a songwriting journal. You can personalize it with prompts (situations, topics, and themes) that they can use as inspiration and jot down lyrics around them.

25. Appreciation Jar

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Has offering your coworker recognition and encouragement been on my mind lately? Why not make an appreciation jar as Valentine's gift for your coworker?

You will only need a clear jar and fill it with chits full of appreciation messages. You can also add more sweetness to the jar with some cute candies. This inexpensive valentines’ gift idea has the potential to add much value to your coworker’s day.

If you get stuck on the way and struggle with what to write, here are some sweet Valentine’s Day messages for coworkers to make them feel valued and loved-

  1. Glad to have you as a friend and coworker!
  2. Thank you for being a great friend!
  3. Hope your Valentine’s Day gets as sweet as you!
  4. Thanks for being such a supportive and dependable friend.
  5. Seeing you work hard every day keeps me motivated.
  6. Thanks for always having my back!
  7. Thanks for making my work days fun.
  8. Thanks for pointing out my mistakes. You have been a big part of my career growth.
  9. Thanks for always being there.
  10. Don’t be too hard on yourself. You are already rocking.

Related: The Anatomy of an Appreciation Message

To conclude:

Valentine’s Day is not only about expressing love to your significant other. It is the day for celebrating love in all its form.

This Valentine’s Day, show your coworkers how much you appreciate their support. Surprise them with a little V-day gift from this list and shower your appreciation and regards upon them. Because at the end of the day, it’s the little gestures that matter the most.

Which Valentine’s gift idea for coworkers did you like the most? Or do you have something more fascinating in mind? We would love to know.

This article is written by Sweta, a content marketer at Vantage Circle. Sweta loves and savors every second of communicating with the audience through her writing. Besides writing, she is also a certified teacher who loves learning new things and applying them in her life. For any related queries, contact editor@vantagecircle.com.

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