The time of year has arrived again for us to start thinking about holiday gifts for those that we work with, work for, or employ. Usually a small token of appreciation is traditional in the office setting and there are many great gifts that can be purchased that are perfect for those that we work with everyday. When giving a gift to a co-worker, a client, or and employee it should be something small and not extravagant but just something to let them know that you hope they enjoy their holiday season as much as you enjoy yours. There are a number of great gifts that are appropriate and it is good to know what they are so that you are not going overboard when it comes to holiday gift giving in the office. Here is a list of a few great gift ideas that are perfect for the office.
One great gift idea for the workplace is an engraved office item. You can purchase such items as pens, desk name plates, coffee mugs, and numerous other items that you can have engraved with their name or initials. Often if you purchase such an item from an establishment that does their own engraving they will give you the engraving free. Items that can be engraved can run anywhere from around five dollars to much more so you should take into consideration who you are buying the gift for and then decide how much to spend. Usually for co-workers you should spend no more than twenty dollars and around that amount for clients as well, maybe a little bit more. These types of gifts are great because they can be used around the office, making them thoughtful and practical as well.
Another great gift idea is a small food gift basket. You should try to find out what the recipient likes before purchasing gift baskets but if you have worked in a place for some time you likely already have a good idea as to what a particular person would enjoy. Gift baskets make great gifts because they can be used right at work and hold a variety of different items. A coffee gift basket is one great idea for the office and fruit baskets are great as well.
If you are purchasing a gift for a client or employee and can spend a little bit more a new brief case is a great gift idea. You do not want to go overboard on the amount you spend but you can likely find a suitable briefcase in your budget range if you search online. You can also find variations of the brief case that may cost a little bit less than the typical hard case. This is an especially great gift for employees recently promoted.
It can be hard to decide what gifts to give those you work with but your gift will be a success as long as you put a little thought into it and be sure you do not go overboard.