It’s that time of year again when we all start to worry about what gifts to buy for our co-workers.
While the thought of buying presents for people you only see from nine to five can seem daunting, it actually is a great way to show your appreciation and build team morale.
Let’s explore why giving gifts to your co-workers is such a great idea!
The Benefits of Gifting Your Coworkers
There are many benefits to giving gifts to your coworkers for the holidays.
Most importantly, it shows that you appreciate them and value them as part of your team. Plus, it’s a great way to break up the monotony of work life, add some festive cheer to the office, and show everyone that you care about each other.
And who doesn’t want more joy and camaraderie at work?
The Gift of Recognition
Sometimes simply recognizing someone’s efforts is enough.
A quick note of appreciation thanking them for their hard work can go a long way in showing how much their contributions mean to you (and the company) - just make sure it comes from the heart - because they most likely will know if it doesn't.
What Kinds of Gifts Should I Give?
When it comes to picking out gifts for your coworkers, there are no hard-and-fast rules.
You could give something practical like coffee mugs or desk organizers - or something more personal like books or DVDs that reflect their interests or hobbies.
You could also opt for edible treats like chocolates or cookies - which are always sure to put a smile on someone’s face!
Or if you really want to wow them, try something unexpected like tickets to a concert or sporting event they’ve been wanting to attend.
Does It Need to Be Expensive? Ummm... No!
The most important thing is that you choose something thoughtful that lets your coworkers know how much you appreciate them.
Even if you just give them a card with a few kind words inside, they will still feel special knowing someone took the time out of their day to think about them during this busy season.
So don’t stress too much over finding the perfect gift; just pick something that shows how much you care!
The Gift of Fun
A little bit of fun goes a long way when it comes to Christmas gifts.
Consider getting your coworker funny office supplies like a “WTF Pen” or an “I Donut Care Mug” - something that will not be overly offensive but put a smile on their face and make work more enjoyable.
Or, if you really want to get creative, you could always put together a joke gift basket with items like silly hand sanitizers or gag gifts like fake lottery tickets (on 2nd thought - fake lottery tickets aren't much fun 🤔😏😒🙄).
The Gift of Relaxation
Another great idea is giving something that will help your coworker relax after a long day at work.
Think items such as adult coloring books, bubble baths, scented candles, and cozy slippers; these are all great ways to show someone you care about them and want them to take some time for themselves during the holiday season.
You might also consider picking up something small but luxurious like an aromatherapy diffuser or essential oils for their workspace - something that will help keep them relaxed throughout the day.
At the end of the day, any thoughtful gift is going to be appreciated by those around you at work. Whether it's recognition, fun, or relaxation-related - taking the time to pick out something special for each individual coworker shows that they are valued and appreciated in the workplace.
So don’t stress too much over finding just the right present - just make sure it comes from the heart!
So go ahead - make someone smile by getting them something special from Santa…you!