Should You Get Your Boss A Christmas Gift?

If you are thinking to yourself, should I get my boss a Christmas gift?  The answer is no, no and, I repeat, a big fat no! Except that sometimes the answer is a maybe and sometimes it can even be a yes.

Ok, let me ‘splain Lucy.  Let’s face it; no one really wants to buy their boss a Christmas gift.  You don’t really like your boss all that much because, well, he’s the one that just keeps piling the work on you.  And then you’re supposed to spend your hard-earned cash on a gift for him?  I don’t think so.  In my opinion, if anyone is going to buy gifts, it should be the bosses buying for the employees.  I really think gift-giving in general is way over the top in most organizations and mostly unnecessary.  However, it can be a nice way for a boss to show appreciation for his employees.  Preferable the gift is a nice, big cash bonus but smaller gifts are certainly nice too.

There are times though when you do have a great relationship with your boss and you do want to show some extra appreciation to him with a Christmas gift.  Heck, you may even love your boss!  In these cases, you may want to spring for a Christmas gift as a gesture.  If you are part of team that works under the same boss, it’s usually best to stick to group gifts from all of you.  You don’t want to appear to be trying to score brownie points or be a brown-nose.  Even if it is a group gift, keep it on the small side and preferably something that the boss can use at the office.

In the end, I guess what I am saying is anything goes but you should bear in mind both the culture of the organization and the relationship you have with your boss before you decide Christmas gift or no Christmas gift?

Happy shopping, or not!

Our Go To Christmas Gifts For Coworkers

During the Holidays, I always get stressed out with buying Christmas gifts for my loved ones. And I happen to know my friends and family very well! It adds a degree of difficulty when you are buying Christmas gifts for coworkers. Especially if you are doing a Secret Santa and you get someone you don’t know!

Office Christmas Gifts

Whether you know the person well or not, you can still give them a great gift that everyone will love and appreciate. Some of our go to Christmas gifts for coworkers are listed below!

Scarves – Scarves are a great gift for both men & women. Getting a coworker a nice scarf for the winter season is perfect especially if you live in a very cold area.

Flameless Candles – Flameless Candles are the new popular household gift to give during the holiday season. Unlike regular candles, flameless candles are much safer and kid friendly for those coworkers who have young children. They also have many great scents to choose from!

Restaurant Gift Card – Who doesn’t like to go out to eat every once in a while?! Getting your coworker a restaurant gift card to a popular local chain is a wonderful gift to give around the holidays. It’s always nice to get out of the house during the winter and enjoy a nice family meal together, without having to cook yourself!

Home Made Cookies – My personal favorite gift to give a coworker around the holiday is home-made cookies! Nothing is better than receiving chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin cookies to bring home. It really shows your fellow co-worker that you took the time out to make something from the heart!

Bottle of Wine – For those who enjoy relaxing with a nice glass of wine after work or the weekends, what better gift to give then a bottle of their favorite wine! If you don’t know their favorite, perhaps you can get them your favorite to try!

Gift giving around the office is such a fun way to celebrate the holidays in the office with your fellow coworkers and employees. It’s also a great way to learn more about each other and rejoice during the holiday season.