31 Genius Gift Ideas for Someone Who Just Got a New Job
Celebrate a new coworker or a friend who landed their dream job with these thoughtful new job gifts.
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New Job Gift Box
If you want to congratulate a friend or new coworker who lives far away, this new job gift box from Etsy is a great option. It’s shipped straight to their door and includes a few cheery items like a succulent and a personalized tumbler, plus your choice of add-on items.
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For the friend who is never seen without her trusty planner, you can’t go wrong with this daily planner from Day Designer. This editor-approved pick includes space for everything—yes, everything—she needs to find success at her new job. We love the goal tracking, daily to-do lists, calendar views and ample space to jot down events big and small. Plus, with a variety of cover designs to choose from, it’s one of the prettiest new job gifts you can give.
Spreadsheet Shortcut Mug
Your friend will get a kick out of this quirky spreadsheet shortcut mug from Uncommon Goods. And, hey! They might actually learn a thing or two, too.
Donuts are the quintessential office snack, and these “You Da Bomb” treats from Angel Food Bakery will be a welcome surprise. While flavors vary, you can expect to see classics like chocolate, vanilla and fruity.
New Beginnings Box
Celebrate their next chapter with this sentimental new beginnings box from Etsy. Packed with a decorative tile and a beautiful mug, this gift will remind your loved one of all the positive vibes embracing them on their new adventure.
Personalized Leather Card Holder
While meeting their new coworkers or networking in a new field, handing out business cards can be a smart way to introduce themselves. This chic leather card holder from Etsy is just as impressive as their business card, and can be customized with their initials and favorite color.
Chic Lunch Bag
Retire that sad sack lunch for good. Your bestie will be thrilled when she unwraps the sleek Luncher tote from Modern Picnic. Available in a variety of classic colors and made with vegan leather, this insulated lunch bag looks just like a chic purse.
New Job Candle
Perk up your friend’s new desk with the help of this celebratory candle. Made by the brand Homesick, it’s designed to smell like fresh beginnings, with warm notes of leather, cinnamon, vanilla and cedarwood. It’s like the first day of school, but for grown-ups.
Succulent Gift Box
We love a good pun. And this “congrats on your ‘succ’ess” succulent gift is too cute. Opt for just the plant, or add on a bangle, lip balm or other small token.
Rough Draft Mini Notebook
For just $12, this Ban.do notebook makes a thoughtful and kind gift to decorate their new desk. It’s a useful note-taking tool for meetings and conference calls, but also provides a little inspiration for powering through tough moments. Notebooks make great gifts for coworkers, too.
Your new coworker who’s always on the go will appreciate this sturdy work bag from BAGGU. It has enough room to carry their laptop, lunch, workout clothes and more, and is made of durable recycled cotton canvas with an adjustable strap and two handles.
Cat ID Clip
The plastic lanyards often handed out on the first day of a new job aren’t exactly known for being cute. Give her a stylish—and useful—upgrade with this Kate Spade cat ID clip. She can hook it onto her work bag for easy access.
Protective Laptop Sleeve
This laptop sleeve is an Etsy bestseller for a reason. It’s lightweight and sleek—perfect for travelers who are worried about adding extra weight—and protective, with additional padding inside and even interior pockets. It comes in assorted modern color options, too.
After a long day at the office, your pal will need a little pick-me-up. And an Atlas Tea Club subscription is the gift that keeps on giving. It automatically sends them a box of curated, single-origin teas every month.
The Work Wellness Deck
When work gets hectic, it’s important to take some time to recharge. This wellness-oriented deck helps your pal do just that. Each card includes a prompt for stretching, breathing, practicing gratitude and more.
A “Little Bag of Big Congrats”
Small yet heartfelt, this sentimental gift from Etsy is a great way to say “Congratulations!” from afar. It’s loaded with a balloon, confetti and tiny tokens to help your friend feel appreciated.
Desktop Golf Mug
Make coffee breaks a little more fun with this desktop golf game. It includes a miniature club (that doubles as a pen!), ball and multi-function mug for practicing the perfect putt.
Celebration Cookie Card
A new job has never tasted so sweet! For just $9, you can send a celebratory cookie card from Cheryl’s. It’s guaranteed to make their (first) day!
Whether the new job is in-office or at home, they’ll need a sturdy coffee mug for their morning brew. This one from YETI holds 20 ounces and comes with a leak-resistant lid. Plus, it’s available in several colors and can be customized with text, a monogram or graphic.
One of the most iconic new job gifts, a beautiful bouquet of flowers is always welcome. We love an arrangement from Urban Stems. Choose a mix of blooms (or a plant) that’s as special as your BFF!
A sleek, personalized pen is one of those new job gifts they’ll enjoy for years to come. We love both the custom pen and the optional holding case. Pick up this gift on Etsy.
Start their job off on the right note (no pun intended) by gifting them a fresh pair of headphones. These Beats Solo on-ear headphones aren’t too bulky or technical, so they’re great for everyday listening. We like their Bluetooth capability and sleek aesthetic, too.
Rose Gold Desk Organizer Set
Set your friend up for success with this cute desk organizing set from Amazon. It includes everything they’ll need to keep a tidy desk, from an inbox to a pen cup to a sticky note holder, all in a pleasing matching metal design.
A new job calls for new gear, and this genius lunch container is sure to be appreciated. It keeps snacks and salad toppings organized and fresh, and even includes an attached fork so they don’t have to make an emergency run to the lunchroom. Plus, it’s earned the coveted “Amazon’s Choice” label.
Congratulations Gift Basket
If their new office doesn’t have a window, these beautiful forest-inspired bookends from Uncommon Goods will help bring the outdoors in. They’re perfect for flanking between a computer monitor, too.
Keep track of important dates (and count down to that next vacation!) with this gold desk calendar. Since it only utilizes month and day cards, your friend will be able to use this Target gift for years.
Blue Light-Blocking Glasses
Trade in that tension headache for these sleek blue light-blocking glasses. This two-pack from Amazon guards against glare from computer and phone screens, plus you’ll have one pair to keep at the office and another to wear at home.
Insulated Water Bottle
For the friend who’s always tagging you in healthy recipes and hydration challenges, gift this gorgeous S’well water bottle. It’ll help them meet their water goals, and since it’s made of insulated stainless steel, their drink will keep fresh and cool all day.
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