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Ed’s 2016 Gift Guide: The Best Gifts For Your Coworkers

By Bianca Mendez

Ah, the holiday season: the parties, the food, and the days off. But, the one downside to this merry season is holiday shopping. Not that Ed doesn’t like giving — oh the contrary!  Ed cares about his colleagues so much that he struggles with finding the perfect gift for each of them. And now, he doesn’t want you to be in that position. If you’re on the same boat, consider these ideas. You’ll soon be everyone’s favorite coworker.

For The Coworker Who Is Always Late

Meet the world’s most annoying alarm clock. Clocky doesn’t do snooze. Instead, it will run around your room and hide if you don’t wake up. Your coworker may be bitter the first few times she uses it, but she’ll thank you in the long run. Clocky Alarm The Running Away Alarm Clock; $30, amazon.com

For The Editor-In-Chief

What EIC wouldn’t like a ceramic mug that emphasizes her title? After all, she’s boss. ban.do The Boss Mug; $14, bando.com

For The Coworker Who Needs Another Vacation

She just got back from vacation and is already requesting days off for her next one. Help her satisfy that wanderlust cravings this vacation fund back will help her save her spare change to put towards her next vacation. Vacation Fund Mason Jar Coin Bank; $14, ankit.com

For The Social Media Editor

Whether its a fresh manicure or a seductive #foodporn photo, every social editor needs a good camera to capture the perfect Instagram. This iPhone lenses zooms in twice as much so no detail is missed. And better photos, means more likes, means more site traffic and who doesn’t want that? iPhone Lens 2x Zoom by Pocket Lens; $13, amazon.com

For The Health Editor


Because regular water is so basic. This bottle lets you add fruits, herbs and other ingredients for a refreshing and healthy beverage. Perfect for the health and fitness editor who’s juggling her time between the office and the gym. Flavor Infuser Water Bottle; $15, uncommongoods.com

For The Freelance Writer

Remind that reliable, pun-loving freelance writer how great she is. After all, you need her ideas. This writer’s emergency kit comes with 26 idea cards and 26 tips and tricks that will help her get through the challenges of freelancing whether it’d be stuck on pitches or stuck on words. Writer Emergency Kit; $19, amazon.com

For The Coffee Addict

Spare that caffeine-loving editor the extra money and the crappy office coffee with this fancy blend, spiked with wine of course. Because what’s better than having wine and coffee all at once? Merlot Infused Coffee; $19, uncommongoods.com

For The Intern

Inspire your whippersnapper to do amazing things in the new year. This planner will help her keep track of all her interviews, edit tests, and coffee dates with editors to get her one step closer to that EA job. Ban.do I Am Very Busy Planner; $28, amazon.com

For the Coworker Who Is Always Cold

Because there is always that one person who is cold even when the heat in the office is cranked up. These hand warmers will their hands nice and toasty so they can continue on with your writing. SMOKO Toast USB Wired Handwarmers; $30, smoko.com

For The Editor Who Is Always Stressed Out

Maybe she’s on a deadline or is fed up with her outdated CMS, this adult coloring book will help that exhausted editor let out some steam. Filled with images paired with colorful language, she can take time to disconnect and let out all her frustrations from her bad day at work. Calm the F*ck Down: An Irreverent Adult Coloring Book; $6, amazon.com

Bianca Mendez is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer who has contributed to Refinery29, TeenVogue.com, Bustle and other publications. Her perfect day in NYC consists of trying the latest fitness class followed by a night of wining and dining. Check out more of her work at biancammendez.com, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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