Perfect Gifts for the Cubicle-Bound
For the office-bound worker, little luxuries can make a big difference in morale and productivity. But throughout the year, most people won't even consider purchasing such "frivolous" things, as they blast straight ahead through their mountain of work. Christmastime, however, is the perfect time of year to treat yourself or to give the office worker in your life a gift that will make his or her daily routine a bit more pleasurable.
Try one or more of these suggestions for your favorite Dilbert devotee.
Sennheiser Noise Canceling Headphones: Work is bad enough, but noisy neighbors in the next cubicle over can make the day downright unbearable. If you love a cubicle dweller who's always complaining about a co-worker's constant chatter, give a pair of Sennheiser's noise canceling headphones so that your special someone can get back to work.
The Boss Tommy Gun: When mid-afternoon hijinks are the only thing keeping a loved one sane on the job, there's no better way to let off some steam and let loose your inner assassin than the Boss Tommy Gun. Capable of firing off a dozen shots at a single go, this rubber band gun turns an ordinary office supply into a rapid fire projectile.
IdeaPaint/Chalkboard Paint: A perfect gift for those with a home office (and the budget to hire a painter), IdeaPaint is an innovative paint that transforms any wall into a white board, giving you plenty of room to visualize your thoughts. If you're buying for someone stuck in a cubicle, a board coated with some IdeaPaint is an inexpensive DIY gift that can serve the same purpose on a smaller scale. For a more old-school look, check out Benjamin Moore's Chalkboard paint.
Anti-Theft Lunch Bags: If somebody you care about is having problems with coworkers pilfering goodies from the company fridge, these lunch bags may be the solution. The Ziploc-style baggies are printed with moldy splotches that makes food look highly unpalatable to that wannabe lunch thief in the break room.
Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer: Friends don't let friends get their caffeine fix from cold coffee. No matter how busy your buddy may get at work, this small warming plate will keep any hot beverage or soup hot. Perfect for those who always seem to get trapped in long meetings just as they pour a fresh cup of joe.
Adam Verwymeren is a Networx writer.
Updated December 19, 2018.
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