Gifts for Coworkers?
December 18, 2012 11:47 AM Subscribe
Holiday gifts at the workplace: incredibly small business edition.
posted by griphus to Work & Money (20 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I work in a very small business. There are three of us here: the owner, me, and one other person over whom I have seniority/sort of manage. Anyone have present ideas? I'm thinking no more than $25 a person. Also: is there a reason I shouldn't get them small holiday gifts?
My boss is an all-around great guy (he attended my grandmother's funeral, for instance) so I think a small gift is in order. He is Modern Orthodox, about ten years older than me, and has two young kids. He is of means and has self-admitted expensive tastes, so I'm not even going to try to impress him. Just something nice. Not a gift card.
My coworker is around my age, and has a young daughter. She celebrates Christmas, but that's all I know. We're not big on small talk here, so I don't know a whole lot about her. I would not feel bad giving her a gift card, and I am sure she would appreciate it.
I have never gotten coworkers presents, and I have never gotten people with kids presents, so this is a double-whammy of confusion. My girlfriend has offered up the fact that when friends have kids, one gets presents for the kids, which I am fine with, but hell if I know these peoples' kids. Also, does that hold for the office as well as social life?
NB: In Russia we give presents for New Year's Even rather than Christmas or Hannukah, so I plan to give them around then to buy me some time under the guise of multiculturalism.