While it’s not required, present exchanges are popular around the year-end. Whether it’s for a specific holiday–Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanza, or New Year’s–or just to celebrate another year in the books, bosses everywhere are looking for presents.
Employees are looking for presents for bosses too–but let’s remember the advice from Miss Manners: Presents only go one direction–down. (One-holiday exception: a secret Santa or Pollyanna game where you can opt-in or out!) So, managers, don’t expect any presents and if you’ve received them in the past, you can let it be known that you love your staff, but they should not buy you anything.
Now that we’ve got the etiquette out of the way, I went and asked real people about presents that they loved. Remember, your employees may or may not love these things. For instance, before you buy alcohol, make sure your employees drink. And don’t forget about dietary requirements before you buy that holiday basket filled with shrimp, pork, and peanut butter.
To read the list (thanks for your suggestions!) click here:
37 Holiday Presents that Employees Loved Getting from Their Bosses
(Newsletter subscribers, sorry for the double post! I put the wrong link in the first time.)