Holiday gifts for co-workers

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A majority of our time is spent with them, yet they're so tricky to buy for come the holiday season. We are talking about co-workers.

Forget the nail polish and makeup sets for your female acquaintances, and what male peers want another gift card or gadget taking up space on their desk? Opt for these affordable gifts instead.

To see more holiday gift guides, visit newsday.com/giftguides.

Candle trio

This gift set includes a trio of two-wick
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This gift set includes a trio of two-wick tin candles, with a 50-hour burn time and different scents in each. $25.90. Info: shop.nordstrom.com.

Weekly desk planner

This planner is the perfect size to be
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This planner is the perfect size to be used as a mouse pad and allows every week of your year to be arranged on paper. $12. Info: riflepaperco.com.

Pineapple S'well bottle

If your coworker is constantly running to refill
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If your coworker is constantly running to refill their water bottle, they'll love this S'ip by S'well Pineapple Bliss bottle that keeps drinks hot for 12 hours and cold for 24. $24.99. Info: sipbyswell.com.

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File folder set

Give your coworker the gift of organization with
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Give your coworker the gift of organization with this trendy file folder set that's sure to make keeping track of files aesthetically pleasing. $14. Info: bando.com.

Desktop ring toss

Entertain yourself at home or the office with
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Entertain yourself at home or the office with this desktop ring toss. $10. Info: kikkerland.com.

Leather travel accessories collection

For the coworker using up their vacation days,
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For the coworker using up their vacation days, this leather travel accessories collection from Pottery Barn is the perfect gift. You can also add a monogram for a personal touch. $10.50-$39.50. Info: potterybarn.com.

Lightning to USB Keychain

This Apple MFi certified keychain converts to a
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This Apple MFi certified keychain converts to a lightning to USB cable for a quick charge. $14.99. Info: homedepot.com.

Faux fur wine bag

Tote a bottle of wine anywhere in this
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Tote a bottle of wine anywhere in this fabulous faux fur wine bag from Pottery Barn. $16.50. Info: potterybarn.com.

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Mesh back support

Give your coworker the support they need with
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Give your coworker the support they need with this Kiss My Back! Ergonomic Mesh Back Support from Bed Bath and Beyond. $9.99. Info: bedbathandbeyond.com.

What Do You Meme game

What Do You Meme is the perfect new
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What Do You Meme is the perfect new party game for your meme-loving coworker. $30. Info: urbanoutfitters.com

Drumstick pencils

For the cubicle mate who goes by a
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For the cubicle mate who goes by a different beat, a pair of drumstick pencils for spontaneous jam sessions. $8 from UncommonGoods.com.

DIY music box player

Let them make their own music with a
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Let them make their own music with a kit that's got a crank-powered music box, blank paper and hole punch for making notes; $23 from kikkerland.com.

Serve up state pride

Celebrate their home state with an aptly shaped
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Celebrate their home state with an aptly shaped etched-slate cheese board, $29.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond stores and  bedbathandbeyond.com 

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Boozy ice cream mix

Alcoholic ice cream mix? Add your own spirit
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Alcoholic ice cream mix? Add your own spirit and cold water or milk to The Curious Confectionary's mix and whisk your way to a White Russian or Irish Mudslide dessert. $1.99 per pouch in five flavors at thecuriouscreamery.com.and select retailers.

Hot sauce sampler

Office lunch gets more fun with condiments. Target's
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Office lunch gets more fun with condiments. Target's gift set has 10 shades of hot sauce; $14.99, available beginning Nov. 5 inl stores and at  target.com.

Global nut collection

Send them on a nut-fueled journey around the
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Send them on a nut-fueled journey around the world with a sampler of spiced nuts -- coconut curry Thai, Mexican spiced cocoa, Moroccan harrisa lime -- $35 at  UncommonGoods.com

Sleep tight mask

Give some out-of-this-world rest with this cute eye
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Give some out-of-this-world rest with this cute eye mask and pouch set emblazoned with planets and stars, $34.50 beginning in mid-October at select Ann Taylor stores and anntaylor.com.

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