I know office gifting is always a headache for everyone, but, what else can you do? Still got to do it, here are a few things to note when it comes to office gifting and some recommendations.
a. Make sure your gifts will bring enjoyment to the recipient.
b. Be sensitive to your recipients' religions and traditions.
c. Do not spend excessive amount of money on a gift.
Here are some tried and true inexpensive office gifting items:
1. Picture Frames and the like
Glance around the intended recipient's cubicle/office and see if anything stands out missing, such as picture frames, calendars, journals, datebooks, etc.
2. Mugs, Thermoses or Cup Holders
An agreeable present that’s good for the environment. It’s a win-win situation.
3. Gift Certificates
A coworker once got three of us in the office gift cards from three separate coffee shops. She recognized our favorite places, and it resonated. However, right now, my favorite gift cards are Amazon gift cards, they have free one-day delivery and can have customized notes.
4. Homemade Treats
If you are good at cooking, it's great to bring those brownies over to the office, please!
5. Key Chains
Everyone has keys, making this a simple, but effective gift. Steer clear of anything too tacky or too cheap. Be creative.