Our hand-picked gift guide makes it a breeze to spread a little cheer at the office.

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If you’re like most Americans, you probably spend more of your waking hours with co-workers than your own family. Remember those valuable relationships at holiday time. Our hand-picked gift guide makes giving at the office easy, affordable and fun.

Desk Donut
This pink frosted donut eraser has 50 rainbow “sprinkles” pushpins for her corkboard or cube — a sweet gift that’s as practical as it is downright cute. PVC- and calorie-free. $9 at fredandfriends.com

“Draw What Success Looks Like”
Don’t just draw success; make it a Venn diagram. This wry adult coloring book by Sarah Cooper brings fun back to the office with Mad Lib resignation letters and peer reviews, a meeting survival guide coloring checklist and corporate jargon coloring pages. $12.99 at thinkgeek.com

“I Am Silently Correcting Your Grammar” mug
You know the type. Maybe you are the type. Give your local grammar police a laugh with this ceramic mug that’s safe for the dishwasher and microwave, and perfect for the copy editor or English teacher in your life. $18.99 at Fuego

Fierce and Fabulous Pen Set
Help them make their mark with a sassy pair of blue and white pens labeled “Fierce and Fabulous” and “Badass and Brilliant.” Also available in “Make It Epic” and “Get It Done.” Pens are locally printed by Goodey Studio in Edmonds. $10 per set at alwaysfits.com

Aqueduct coaster
Classy and minimalist, Aqueduct combines form and function in an elegant white concrete coaster with grooves underneath to keep cables and cords in place on top of the desk. No more ducking underneath to retrieve pesky cables — and no more coffee or water rings. Designed in Portland by ILoveHandles. $15 at ilovehandles.com

Jotblock
The ultimate desk companion, Jotblock keeps office necessities close at hand. The 15-by-5-inch notepad block has three cubbies for pens and office supplies like gold paper clips and binder clips, included. Designed by Three by Three Seattle. $15-$18 at Click! Design That Fits (West Seattle) and threebythree.com

Ban.do “I Am Very Busy” Notebook
She’s got places to go and things to do. She doesn’t have time for office banter. Show her you understand — and help her ward off interruptions — with this cheeky Ban.do notebook that proclaims, “I am very busy” across a pink cover. Holds 160 9-by-11 perforated pages and an interior pocket. $16 at Northwest Art & Frame (West Seattle)

OROX Leather Co. Cord Minder
A masculine gift for the man who has everything electronic, the cord minder is a small folded piece of quality leather with a brass button closure that keeps headphones or chargers from getting tangled. Handmade in Portland and available in light, medium and dark brown and black. $10 at oroxleather.com

“But First, Coffee” Hot Stuff Thermal Mug
Priorities are important in the workplace. Show your coffee buddy you understand theirs with this 16-ounce insulated acrylic thermal travel mug with lid, which keeps their coffee warm in style. $14-$16 at bando.com and Northwest Art & Frame

Snoozz Hibernation Rug
Everyone loves to curl up on a nice rug to rest and recharge. Give their beloved device the same opportunity. This miniature plush faux sheepskin rug, also available in leather, provides a cute, cozy spot for smartphones, and dampens notification vibrations for respectful privacy at the office and a good night’s sleep at home. Made by Revolution Design House in Portland, it fits almost all smartphones, including iPhone 6. $12 at madeherepdx.com

Bluetooth Smart Badge
Bluetooth Smart Badge

Bluetooth Smart Badge
The ultimate techie gadget: a customizable Bluetooth LED badge. They can program their own scrolling message directly from a Bluetooth-enabled phone using the free app for iOS and Android to create a portable, wearable billboard. Holds eight messages and includes badge, micro-USB charging cable, metal plate and instructions. $29.99 at thinkgeek.com

Thumbs Up Sticky Note Set
Give the gift of encouragement. Ban.do’s Thumbs Up sticky notes upgrade regular Post-its with uplifting messages like “Hey, hey, hey, you can do it” and “You are gold, baby. Solid gold” for positive reinforcement whenever and wherever it’s needed. $12 at Northwest Art & Frame and bando.com

Moorea Seal This Week’s List Pad
Designed locally for the girl who’s got it all together, so she can keep it together in gilded style. Each pad has 25 tear-off open-dated to-do pages with fancy gold foil, with spaces for reflections on the week and goal-setting for the week ahead. $18 at Moorea Seal (Belltown)