You are travelling to a different city, which you may or may not have visited before, on business. You check into your hotel to find that someone from your office has prepared an awesome gift bag for check-in. What's in there?
My boss's birthday is coming up and our small team always gives gifts. I am struggling with what to buy her. I know her well, but I don't want something too personal. Here is some background: We work in mental health crisis. She also lives on a hobby farm where she takes in animals who are in crisis (sick, dying, or on their way to the slaughter house) and has a heart of gold. She loves her chickens and horses. She is a soon to be empty nester. She also enjoys cooking and baking. So far, my only thought is a magazine subscription to the Modern Farmer, but I am not 100% on it. Any thoughts or suggestions?
In true sitcom-character form, I've gotten myself in a situation. I promised weird and exciting Christmas presents for work people by accident. I was half-bluffing half-joking, but now it has been taken seriously, and I didn't kill it soon enough, so now it is too late. And I need to deliver. By tomorrow. [more inside]
White Elephant gift for work: Something yellow, under $15, can buy in-person in SF [more inside]
A couple of administrators at work have gone so far above and beyond the call of duty to help me in a crunch that I want to thank them with gifts. Help me choose the right way to express my thanks. [more inside]
This is a question about giving gift cards at a work Christmas get together. [more inside]
Please suggest some appropriate non-alcholic gift to HR team. [more inside]
I'm looking for a present for our boss with which he can signal to us whether we can talk to him right now or not. [more inside]
Secret Santa help: My work does Secret Santa every year (small group of 8 people). The limit is $25 I have no time during normal business hours so I have to be able to pick this up before 10am or after 8pm before Thursday the 23rd. My co-worker likes musicals, Firefly, and is gluten free. Thoughts? I'm local to NYC.
Xmas gift for an assistant? [more inside]
I'm leaving my job at an environmental foundation after 5 years. My last day is tomorrow, and the 15 people in the office are starting in a new office space on Monday. I'm probably going to write individual cards to a few people, but what's a good gift for the whole group? They're overstocked with chocolate, plants, and cut flowers.
Please help me come up with an appropriate gift for an injured colleague. (Warning: the injury description within is a little gruesome, but, I think, necessarily so. Please be advised if you're squeamish.) [more inside]
Looking for a colorful/artsy name plate to sit on an office desk. Does such a thing exist? If so, where? And if not, what might be some possible substitutes? [more inside]
What gift can I give my European colleagues that is quintessential Virginia/Washington DC, without straying into "miniature Washington Monument" territory? [more inside]
I want to thank an awesome friend but I am vexed by the multitude of my options! [more inside]
My boss and his wife just had thier second son. What can I get him (or his child/wife) as a gift? [more inside]
I want to buy a gift for a coworker who took a promotion and will be leaving my department. What's something cool but not overly sentimental that she might like? [more inside]
What's appropriate yet quirky for a yankee swap? [more inside]
My creative coworkers aren't famous, yet deserve some recognition for their efforts on a tough project with an impossible client. Internally, I'm singing their praises and making their successes known to management. Additionally, I'd like to get them a treat. Here's where you come in: [more inside]
How much should I spend/what should I buy for support staff/secretaries at work for the holidays? [more inside]
I work in a small office and two employees are leaving. The first was a midlevel exec and the other was an executive assistant. We are throwing a going away party for both of them, and the boss has charged a couple of us with the mission of getting them each something on a budget of $500 each.