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Gifts for Male Coworkers

Jul 16, 2009

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When you find yourself in charge of purchasing the gift for a coworker’s retirement or birthday party, you want to get an especially appropriate gift for hard-to-buy-for male coworkers.  What you select depends on the coworker’s age, their interests, and the reason that prompts you to buy the gift for them.  If you wish to say something simple such as, “thank you for your help,” it should cost less than the gift for a retiree from the entire office staff.

Small thank you gifts do not need to cost a fortune, they simply need to display the sentiment of your appreciations.

Small Gifts for Male Coworkers
Small thank you gifts do not need to cost a fortune, they simply need to display the sentiment of your appreciations.  Gift ideas for male coworkers can cost under $10 and yet be as valuable to them as a $1000 gift.  The idea that you noticed their effort is what makes it special.  While you may not be able to give them a DVD of their own, a gift certificate for movie rentals is also welcome.  For music lovers, find a CD of their favorite style of music.  Be sneaky about this and find out what they already own.

If your male coworker is a gardener, look for some exotic plants for them or even a hybrid spring bulb.  Some special iris rhizomes produce some unique flowers.  These often have names that coincide with other interests or ideas.  If the male coworker was a lifesaver on your last project and has a garden, consider buying the iris “Superman” It has a blue outside with an orange tongue and with a bright yellow outline, just like superman’s suit.

A travel bag filled with goodies for a trip is also a great item for coworkers on the move.

Small gifts do not have to be common items.  Gifts for male coworkers can be special because of their uniqueness, rather than their price.  If your coworker travels by airplane very often, create a plastic bagful of travel items specifically made to meet the airline’s security inspection and requirements.  A travel bag filled with goodies for a trip is also a great item for coworkers on the move.  These provide nice snacks on planes and great alternatives to expensive airport food.

The male coworker will welcome a kit with grooming products that he can leave at the office.  Do not forget to put in a few stain removal wipes to include in the spruce up kit.  These items come in handy if there is a client soon to arrive and a little lunch left on his tie.  Your kit can contain all the items necessary to make him as fresh as he was when he arrived at the office in the morning.

Because it is a group effort, you have a lot more money to work with.

Larger Gifts for Male Coworkers
These types of gifts are often group gifts given at retirement, promotions, or birthdays by the entire office staff.  Because it is a group effort, you have not only a lot more money to work with but also these gift ideas for male coworkers can be more personal since they are from the group.  You can select from hobbies, a particularly good idea if your male coworker is retiring, business tools, and attire, something for him to decorate his house or something to eat.

Gifts for Male Coworkers that Reflect His Interests
These types of gifts can be sports equipment, team logo shirts, or teaching videos to make his golf swing better.  If your male coworker is a huge fan of a specific team, consider getting a team autographed picture or official clothing from that team.  Any sports love that follows college sports would love one of the team jackets to wear to the next football or basketball game.

If your male coworker is a hobbyist, like a woodworker, consider tools for that hobby as a gift.

If your male coworker is a hobbyist, like a woodworker, consider tools for that hobby as a gift.  There are beautiful sets of chisels for woodworkers whose cost is too big for one person to pay but perfect for the whole staff.  Check online forums for people involved in the hobby and ask about the best tool selection for gifts for male coworkers.  Everyone on the site loves to give their opinion and, generally, you will find there are one or two items that stand out as recommendations.

Business Items as Gifts for Male Coworkers
If you have worked with the man for any length of time, you will know whether he loves new computerized business gadgets or absolutely hates them.  If he is an old-fashioned pen-and-paper type of guy, look for a leather-bound Day Planner.  Of course, the computer whiz should have the latest in technology for scheduling.  Neckties, cufflinks and briefcases or leather totes are ideal gifts for a man that is a shooting star.  These items help give him the finished look.

Gifts for male coworkers can be items for his home.

Something for the Home
Gifts for male coworkers can be items for his home.  These are especially appropriate if he is just moving up to a larger house or retiring to a second home in a vacation area.  Your coworker will appreciate kitchenware, towels, and even lamps when setting up a new home.

Good Things to Eat as Gifts for Male Coworkers
Male coworkers can always find room for deluxe boxes of steaks delivered to their home; they will also enjoy dreamy creamy New York Cheesecake.  You will find gifts of food are loved by everyone and always special.  You can send your male coworker the fruit of the month, get them a gift basket of treats, or simply get gift certificates for a local restaurant.

Regardless of the type or size of gifts for male coworkers you select, the best part of the gift is the fact that you and everyone you work with, thought enough of your coworker to get a gift for him.

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