We're fast approaching that time of year when normally decisive individuals are frozen with indecision over the right gift to give for those professional relationships that matter. Here's a guide that will help you find the perfect present for a client, a cubemate, an assistant, and the boss.

Gift Guide Contributors: Erica Blumenthal, Adrienne Gaffney, Rich Jaroslovsky, Nadine Jolie, and Adam Klappholz
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We're fast approaching that time of year when normally decisive individuals are frozen with indecision over the right gift to give for those professional relationships that matter. Here's a guide that will help you find the perfect present for a client, a cubemate, an assistant, and the boss.

Gift Guide Contributors: Erica Blumenthal, Adrienne Gaffney, Rich Jaroslovsky, Nadine Jolie, and Adam Klappholz
Bob London/Getty Images

The Office Gift Guide

The Perfect Present
The Perfect Present
We're fast approaching that time of year when normally decisive individuals are frozen with indecision over the right gift to give for those professional relationships that matter. Here's a guide that will help you find the perfect present for a client, a cubemate, an assistant, and the boss.

Gift Guide Contributors: Erica Blumenthal, Adrienne Gaffney, Rich Jaroslovsky, Nadine Jolie, and Adam Klappholz
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Assistant
Assistant
The holidays aren't just a time to show your appreciation for the hip, culturally attuned young person who answers your phone and fetches your dry cleaning. They're also a chance to earn cool points.
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Kings County Distillery moonshine
Kings County Distillery moonshine
Price: $20

Unaged corn whiskey from New York's first distillery since Prohibition beats Champagne. kingscountydistillery.com
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Urbanear headphones
Urbanear headphones
Price: $50

A subtle way of saying, "Please stop playing Chocolate Rain with the volume on." urbanears.com
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Wool and the Gang knitting kit
Wool and the Gang knitting kit
Price: $67 and up

You'll no longer feel bad about putting your assistant's desk beneath the AC.  woolandthegang.com
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Woolly Pocket Meadow
Woolly Pocket Meadow
Price: $92

A planter pouch will spruce up your hippie assistant's cube. woollypocket.com
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Kinect for Xbox 360
Kinect for Xbox 360
Price: $150

Reward a hard worker with Microsoft's controller-free answer to the Wii. xbox.com/en-US/kinect
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Graphic Image leather thesaurus
Graphic Image leather thesaurus
Price: $165

A monogrammed thesaurus is perfect for someone whose vocabulary consists of "OMG" and "WTF." graphicimage.com
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Duckie Brown shoes
Duckie Brown shoes
Price: $295

Improve your assistant's Zuckerbergian wardrobe with these straight tip shoes, available in four colors. florsheim.com
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South by Southwest Platinum badge
South by Southwest Platinum badge
Price: $1,050

The badge offers access to all the concerts and films at Austin's famous music festival. sxsw.com
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Cubemate
Cubemate
When you sit shoulder-to-shoulder with your co-workers, you get to know everything about them--right down to their yoga schedule. Take his or her interests into account when choosing a gift.
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Momofuku cookies
Momofuku cookies
Price: $10 per tin

Chef David Chang's cookies are the new Magnolia Bakery cupcakes, but without the gratuitous Sex and The City references. momofuku.com
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Mini Expresso Maker
Mini Expresso Maker
Price: $39

You, too, can use this beverage brewer--which makes a great double shot--if your cubemate keeps it on his or her desk. restorationhardware.com
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Lomography Fisheye No. 2 camera
Lomography Fisheye No. 2 camera
Price: $70

This 170-degree wide-angle camera uses 35mm film (remember that?). lomography.com
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Quality Mending Co. large tote bag
Quality Mending Co. large tote bag
Price: $98

This bag will make them the envy of their colleagues and gym mates. thequalitymendingco.com
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WeWood watch
WeWood watch
Price: $119

For every watch purchased, the American Forests conservation nonprofit will plant a tree. we-wood.us
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Jawbone Jambox portable speaker
Jawbone Jambox portable speaker
Price: $199

This small wireless speaker transforms into a speakerphone for conference calls. jawbone.com
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Lulu Frost necklace
Lulu Frost necklace
Price: $285

Nothing says "I totally have a work crush on you" like this Lulu Frost Mesh Center Drape necklace. lulufrost.com
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Montante for Maserati 8CTF bike
Montante for Maserati 8CTF bike
Price: $4,108

Upgrade commuting wheels with this Cicli Montante bike, modeled after an eight-cylinder 8CTF race car. montantecicli.it
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Client
Client
Presents given to your stable of clients help build business bonds. Pick your gifts carefully based on how long and how well you know your recipient. The right gift could make your sales year.
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Golf Ball Personalizer
Golf Ball Personalizer
Price: $22

What better way to prove that you've been listening to your client brag about his handicap? restorationhardware.com
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Vieux Carré absinthe
Vieux Carré absinthe
Price: $56

No liquor cabinet is complete without a bottle of the first legal absinthe to be made in the U.S. in nearly 100 years. vieuxcarreabsinthe.com
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Cire Trudon candle
Cire Trudon candle
Price: $75

Don't just default to Dipt yque or Jo Malone. Instead, give a candle from the world's oldest candle maker. ciretrudon.com
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Solio Classic Solar Charger
Solio Classic Solar Charger
Price: $100

Greenies, geeks, and even normal people can appreciate a charger that doesn't connect to the wall. rei.com
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One-year Hulu Plus subscription
One-year Hulu Plus subscription
Price: $119

Current season episodes from 45 TV shows can be streamed on computers, iPhones, iPads, or TV sets. hulu.com/plus
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Adopt a Water Buffalo
Adopt a Water Buffalo
Price: $250

Adopting one through Heifer International will help a Filipino family plant food and haul it to market. heifer.org
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Tumi for Opening Ceremony travel bag
Tumi for Opening Ceremony travel bag
Price: $295

Every fashionable road warrior can use this multicolored tote made out of indestructible nylon. openingceremony.us
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Dunhill Sentryman Explorer pen
Dunhill Sentryman Explorer pen
Price: $5,000

This pen starts fires: Flint in the barrel creates a spark when struck against the magnesium around the cap. dunhill.com
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Boss
Boss

If everyone at your company gives the boss a gift, you've got to make yours really count. Think outside the box to avoid any chance of duplication. It's an investment in your future.

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Bosses I Had and Liked notebook
Bosses I Had and Liked notebook

Price: $14

Score brownie points with this Archie Grand memo pad, which fits in a suit pocket or clutch. archiegrand.com

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Mini World Time Alarm Clock
Mini World Time Alarm Clock

Price: $55

The time changes when you switch the bezel to match your location. restorationhardware.com

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Ace Walking Stick
Ace Walking Stick

Price: $78

This natural wood walking stick is handmade by the chic Ace Hotel and Swim Club in California. communedesign.com

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Hooker's Delight martini olive hook
Hooker's Delight martini olive hook

Price: $84

With the three-martini lunch on the resurgence, top off his or her glass with an olive hook. greeceisforlovers.com

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One-to-One Mac training
One-to-One Mac training

Price: $99

Hire an instructor to teach your boss how to use the 998 apps on his iPhone or stream files on her Mac. apple.com

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Bulgari money clip
Bulgari money clip

Price: $240

A sterling silver money clip in the shape of a paper clip is a clever alternative to a bulky wallet. bulgari.com

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Colorware iPad case
Colorware iPad case

Price: $300

Differentiate an iPad with this protective carrying case. Colorware also colorizes iPhones, computers, and headphones. colorwarepc.com

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First edition book
First edition book

Price: $645 and up

British luxury purveyor Asprey can track down even the rarest first editions. asprey.com

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