Gifts For Office Occasions

Finding appropriate gifts for office occasions can be challenging, especially if you don’t know your co-workers very well outside the office. Fortunately, most offices have only a few gift-giving occasions: Boss’s Day, Administrative Assistants’ Day, holidays, retirements and the occasional farewell or promotion party. These ideas should help you find good gifts for office occasions.

Gifts for Bosses

Many people give gifts to their bosses as a way of saying thank you for the support and mentoring they receive throughout the year. Unfortunately, as far as gifts for workplace occasions go, this practice is rife with political minefields. Many people are reluctant to buy gifts for bosses because they may appear to be trying to weasel their way into the manager’s good graces.

Others feel that because the boss makes more money than they do, that gifts are unnecessary. For this reason, many workplaces have policies against “gifting up,” meaning that managers can give gifts to their subordinates, but not the other way around.

If your office has no such restrictions, you may give your boss a small gift at the holidays or on a birthday. You could give a group gift from your team or department. This levels the playing field and makes the gift-giving less political. Pool money and get your boss a nice gift or card from the entire team.

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