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Holiday Gifting 2012: 10 Cool, Useful Things To Give A Colleague This Season

  • Here, a selection of cool finds for any colleague!

  • In our super-digital world, sometimes there's nothing like a handwritten note. Especially when it's scrawled on these notecards featuring designs by master couturier Christian Lacroix. Set of 6.  
    Christian Lacroix Boxed Postcards, $17;

  • Who needs standard yellow when you can have these fun printed pencils? Even if they just sit on a desk, they'll still look pretty.
    Jonathan Adler Pencil Set, $10;

  • Designer Tory Burch takes her signature prints for a spin on this cute beverage container.  
    Tory Burch Beverage Container, Neiman Marcus + Target Collections, $24.99;

  • Bring a bit of Zen to the office or home with a chic DIY terrarium. Buy one, or buy a few for a chandelier effect.  Greens and filament not included. 
    Hanging Glass Terrarium, $6.95;

  • Mini versions of Kiehl's best-sellers? Perfect! The set includes Ultimate Strength Hand Salve, Creme de Corps Body Moisturizer, Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Body Polish and Midnight Recovery Concentrate. Kiehl's Helping Hands Essentials, $25;

  • Liven up any workspace bulletin board with these colorful fabric pushpins.  Set of 20.  Pinwheel Pushpins, $15;

  • Sip in style with this reusable drink sleeve designed exclusively for Starbucks by Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte.  Throw in a gift card and you're good to go!  Starbucks Reusable Cup Sleeve by Rodarte, $4.95;

  • Wintertime chapped lips won't stand a chance with this trio of super-luxe lip balms in 3 universally-flattering tinted shades of Jasmine, Pomegranate and Wild Rose.  Korres Lip Butter Collection, $25;

  • This cheery and bright reusable cup makes packing that salad lunch just a little more fun.  Reusable To Go Lunch Cup, $12;

  • Trade in the brown bag for this chic little lunch tote that doesn't even require an icepack.  Just store in the freezer for an easy grab and go! Choose from a variety of fun patterns and shades. PackIt Mini Cooler, $14.99;


Holiday Gifting 2012: 10 Cool, Useful Things To Give A Colleague This Season

Holiday Gifting 2012: 10 Cool, Useful Things To Give A Colleague This Season

When it comes to gift-giving at the office, things can get more than a little tricky. Maybe you hardly know the person you’ve drawn in the annual Secret Santa, or maybe you have a rock-star assistant (or cubicle mate) who deserves something cool but you’re at a loss when it comes to actually picking it out.

From a hip Rodarte-designed cup sleeve that’s less than $5, to bold desktop supplies that are exponentially more stylish than the ones you’ll find in the office closet, we’ve rounded up 10 perfect options to make shopping for a colleague little easier.