Gift Ideas Under $100 for Your Career-Minded Friends


What do you get for the person who has everything they need? Or the person who goes out and gets what they want when they want it? We’ve got plenty of ideas for your favorite ambitious professionals (and for your boss!). We did the research so you don’t have to.

NOTE: We’re updating this page regularly as we find more goodies! Check back.



$14 - Essentialism (by Greg Mckeown): “The Way of the Essentialist isn’t about getting more done in less time. It’s about getting only the right things done. It is not a time management strategy, or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter. “

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$15 - Deep Work (by Cal Newport): “Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there's a better way.”

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$16 - The Hard Thing About the Hard Things (By Ben Horowitz): “Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, offers essential advice on building and running a startup—practical wisdom for managing the toughest problems business school doesn’t cover, based on his popular ben’s blog.”

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$19 - Pitch Anything (by: Oren Klaff): “When it comes to delivering a pitch, Oren Klaff has unparalleled credentials. Over the past 13 years, he has used his one-of-a-kind method to raise more than $400 million--and now, for the first time, he describes his formula to help you deliver a winning pitch in any business situation.

Whether you're selling ideas to investors, pitching a client for new business, or even negotiating for a higher salary, Pitch Anything will transform the way you position your ideas.”

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$12 - How to Win Friends & Influence People (by: Dale Carnegie): ”Dale Carnegie’s rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time, How to Win Friends & Influence People will teach you (1) Six ways to make people like you (2) Twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking (3) Nine ways to change people without arousing resentment.

Desk & Office Decorations

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$14 - Desktop Succulent Holder (Plant Sold Separately): While we wish these little guys weren’t sold separately, we think they make AMAZING desktop gifts. Who doesn’t love a nice-looking plant?

$14 - Succulents (To put in the holder!) “Every pack of succulents we send is hand-picked. You will receive a unique collection of species that are fully rooted in 2-inch pots.”

Desktop Fan

$12 - USB Powered Desktop Fan: “"Two-speed adjustable control. And the fan can be adjusted 135 degree up and down, left and right adjustment, you can enjoy the cool wind from any direction.”


$42 - Rustic Desk Lamp: Bring charm to any desk with this rustic lamp.

“This is a well made sturdy piece that will last you for years! The Edison bulb pipe lamp adds the perfect Steampunk Industrial feel balanced with the finished wood. Pick from 3 wood finishes for this piece to fit just perfectly with your spaces vibe. My favorite is the Dimming socket option (silver or brass), set just the right mood from reading to a relaxing evening glow. Each piece is handcrafted with love, great craftsmanship and time is taken with every detail. “

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$48 - Codify Pencil Holder: Maybe it’s a subtle gesture to your slightly-messy coworker…or maybe you just think they’ll really like it.

Food, Beverage, Fun.

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$38 - Carl The Snowman Drinking Chocolate: Dallas chocolatier, Kate Weiser, invented Carl. You put him in milk on a pan and watch him melt. Carl’s belly is full of cocoa powder and marshmallows. Fun fact, Carl was featured in Oprah’s favorite things this year. We want to this…err…we mean, your co-worker wants this….

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$25 - Stainless Steel Straw Set: More and more people are opting to rely on reusable straws. Help your coworkers and friends be more eco-friendly with this gorgeous straw set. Perfect for keeping in the office!