Want to be the best office Santa? Here are 5 things to keep in mind when shopping for the perfect holiday gift for the office.
Be a cheapskate.
Lavish gifts are inappropriate for the workplace, and embarrassing to receive. You are just trying to be nice and spread a little cheer, not make their whole year.
Make it personal, but not too personal.
Your gift should show that you think well of your recipient, cross the line into impropriety. I think the best office holiday gifts are items that can be used at work, such as a nice pen set or personal organizer. Baked goods and a store gift cards are other great options.
Don’t forget your assistant.
It’s always a good idea to show your appreciation for support staff.
If you aren’t buying gifts for the whole office, be discrete with your gift-giving. Lunch is a great time to exchange gifts.
No gag gifts.
Why take the risk of giving offense? A small, sincere gift is always the way to go. Save the gags for your frat brothers.