Best Holiday Gifts for Co Workers
But have you been putting off your shopping because you're not sure who in your office you should buy for, or what to get them? Gift giving at the office can be tricky.
We've all been in a situation where we weren't sure what to get, forgot someone on our team, or received a gift that was over-the-top.
You can avoid these situations by following the tips below, which will help you pick the perfect holiday gifts for your co-workers.
Tip #1: Be Like Santa, Make a List Before you go shopping, think long and hard about who you want to buy presents for so you don't leave anyone off your list.
If you work for a small company, this can be pretty straightforward, but if you work for an enormous corporation, it can be a little more difficult.
If you can't afford to buy a gift for everyone, make a list of the people you work the most closely with on a day-to-day basis.
This can include people on your team or in your department, but also the people who help you do your job, like the CEO's administrative assistant, the hiring manager, and the mail delivery person.
For those who you really want to do something for but can't quite afford it, you can always make several batches of cookies, divide them up, and hand them out before your co-workers leave for holiday vacation.
Tip #2: Do Some Research Before you purchase someone a gift, ask around.
Celebrating the holidays isn't for everyone, so if that's the case, you may want to wait and make their gift a New Year's present.
Researching your co-workers and their hobbies can also be a great way to determine what to get them.
Which leads to the next point...
Tip #3: Keep it Neutral Don't be the creepy co-worker who buys over-the-top, extremely personal gifts for the office.
Purchase gifts that you know your co-workers will like and use, but that won't make them feel uncomfortable.
Chocolates are great for those with a sweet tooth, coffee is perfect for those caffeine junkies, and gift certificates can work for those who love movies and books.
Note: if you're buying presents for your entire team, you should either buy everyone the same item, or if not, make sure all of your gifts are within the same price range.
When it comes to your boss and other company leaders, it's OK to spend a little extra.
Tip #4: Consider Clients and Vendors Buying gifts is a great way to show appreciation for all the collaborations you've had throughout the year, so why not add clients and vendors to your list? If you have the funds to do it, sending a gift basket to your most important clients and vendors can be a great way to show gratitude.
If you can't afford to do so, sending a holiday or New Year's card is a perfect alternative.