Christmas gifts for coworkers that everyone will love.
We’re sure you’ve heard some awkward stories about Christmas gifts for coworkers. And we’re equally sure you don’t want to be responsible for that awkward present. As Christmas is getting closer, you should consider the following tips when thinking of what to buy for your coworkers for Christmas.
Christmas in the workplace brings with it dinners, celebrations and (sometimes) presents. Whether it’s tradition to give a Christmas gift to coworkers in your company or in your department, or you’ve decided to offer a token by yourself this festive time of year, there are several points to consider from the start.
Firstly, set a reasonable budget. You can ask about the budget agreed in previous years, which is a good way to make sure you don’t overspend. According to some experts, it’s important to know how to read between the lines. Expensive gifts can be perceived as a compliment with negative connotations and some may misinterpret your intentions as extravagant. This also applies when giving flowers (choose plants instead of a rose bouquet, for example), jewelry (they are not your partner!) and underwear (for obvious reasons…).
On the other hand, you might want to take advantage of the occasion to give your co-workers a detail that makes zero impact on the planet. The gifts of sustainable brands and fair trade always hold great added value as they are beneficial for everyone involved. Do your coworkers like crafts? A D.I.Y present makes for a unique and very creative Christmas gift for coworkers. Also, show that you have invested time and consideration in that person; something that will be appreciated. How about a crochet scarf? Or homemade cookies and jam?
If, in addition, if you are one of those people who don’t like to accumulate objects, giving experiences is key. Take an interest in the concerns and tastes of your colleagues to get it right. For example, if your coworker is vegan, you can take the opportunity to give them a dinner for two at the best local vegan restaurant.
And, finally, whatever you decide on Christmas gifts for coworkers, avoid presents you wouldn’t give to a child. This will help you to always stay respectful. Also, keep in mind that, for myriad reasons, some people also decide not to celebrate these dates. Respect others’ decisions 😉