10 Fantastic Holiday Gifts for Incurable Workaholics
Some people are afflicted by a horrible illness called "workaholism." Symptoms vary, but most "workaholics" can be seen checking their email accounts on a BlackBerry, or using meaningless words such as "logistics," "efforting" or "synergy."
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Unfortunately for those affected, there is no known cure for workaholism. Fortunately for everyone else, however, these people are super easy to shop for, because there are loads of unscrupulous retailers willing to cater to any incurable workaholic's wants and needs.
Here's a look at 10 perfect holiday gifts for enabling the workaholics in your life:
(Clockwise from left: Quirky.com, Hamilton Beach, Wayfair)
Personal Cup One-Cup Pod Brewer
Why should your loved ones walk all the way from their desks to their office kitchens for a hot cup of joe? Let them brew in the comfort of their own cubicle with Hamilton Beach's Personal Cup One-Cup Pod Brewer, which comes with eight Melita coffee pods to get them started.
Available at Hamilton Beach, $24.99.
Parker IM Premium Pen
Every workaholic needs a good sturdy writing implement, like a Parker fountain pen with gold-plated trim. It gets the job done and looks good doing it. Plus, it's impressive enough to put on display.
Available at Parker, $45.00.
Bronze Reading Bear Pen Stand
Speaking of displaying pens, is there any cuter pen stand than a well-read bear? It's a bit pricey, but this Reading Bear Pen Stand is made of brass and bronze and weighs in at a pound, so it can easily double as a paperweight or blunt weapon on those challenging days.
Available at Levenger, $129.00.
Natico High Heel Letter Opener
Is your workaholic also a fashion junkie? Pick up this Natico High Heel Letter Opener to satisfy both her addictions. Just pray she's not a rageaholic as well, because like the previous item, this too can easily become a weapon in the wrong hands.
Available at Kohl's, $13.99.
One second, this ordinary cube is just that — a nondescript cube made from medium-density fibrewood with a wood-grain plastic veneer. But at the touch (or snap) of your fingers, this desktop gadget lights up to reveal a green LED display showing the time, date and temperature.
Available at the MoMA Store, $38.00.
Essey Bin Bin Wastebasket
They may not like to admit it, but workaholics have their fair share of crappy ideas. Here's a wastebasket for crumpled notes that looks like a crumpled note itself. Trippy.
Available at A+R Store, $55.
Smart Retro Satchel
Know a male workaholic who refuses to carry a "murse"? Then give him this vintage-looking satchel instead, with enough room for his gadgets, laptop, notes and more.
Available at ASOS, $47.35.
Workaholics roam through life with their disgusting cell phones constantly glued to their faces. They could probably use a PhoneSoap Charger, which sanitizes their mobile devices with UV-C light. It also features a universal charger to for powering whichever crusty cell phone they happen to prefer.
Available at PhoneSoap.com, $49.95.
Nearly Natural Cherry Blossom Bonsai Tree
Unless your workaholic toils away at a the parks department, we're guessing he or she doesn't get to see much of the outdoors. Allow him or her to bring the splendor of nature into the office with the gift of this (fake) desktop bonsai tree.
Available at Wayfair, $44.06.
'Web' Bungee iPad Mini Case
Most iPad MIni cases don't multitask, but then again, most iPad Mini cases aren't the Web. This unique case protects a workaholic's tablet while providing plenty of storage space for business cards, notes or writing tools.
Available at Quirky.com, $44.99.