Ahhh, the holidays.
A time of joyous celebration and endless gift-giving.
But what about your coworkers? Should you give them gifts too?
Read on to find out if you should go the extra mile and buy presents for everyone in your office!
The Case FOR Gifting Everyone at Work
Let’s face it, people like getting gifts.
It’s nice to know that someone appreciates you enough to take the time and effort to pick something out just for you.
If you give a gift to everyone in your office, it will show them that you care and make them feel appreciated.
This is especially important if you don’t get along with all of your coworkers or don’t interact with them much during the workday.
Receiving a gift from the office Grinch can be a huge morale boost for someone who feels unappreciated or excluded.
The Case AGAINST Gifting Everyone at Work
On the other hand, it can be tricky - and potentially awkward - to decide who gets something and who doesn’t.
Not everyone celebrates Christmas or enjoys receiving gifts, so some of your coworkers may not appreciate being forced into an uncomfortable situation.
Additionally, buying gifts for everybody can be expensive and time-consuming if there are lots of people in your office.
Think about it this way - wouldn’t it be better to spend that money on one special gift for someone who really deserves it? That way, they know that they are really valued by their colleagues (and boss).
It's up to you whether or not you want to give gifts to all of your coworkers this holiday season!
Sorry, we're no help here 😟. In the past I gifted my immediate team - everyone got something - but it was less than 10 people - and I brought yummies to share with everyone else in the office. When I decided that got too costly, I switched over to making fudge (I make excellent fudge BTW), bought cute cellophane bags, and included a dozen pieces into each bag - tied them with a cute bow and tag and - Bob's your uncle! - everyone found one on their desk and they were happy about it.
Just remember that no matter what decision you make, somebody is likely going to feel left out so try not to hurt anyone's feelings in the process!
Whatever happens, keep in mind that Christmas is ultimately about spending time with loved ones and spreading cheer - not necessarily exchanging presents with every single person at work!
At the end of the day, choose what makes YOU happy while still showing respect and appreciation for everyone else involved.
Good Luck and Happy Holidays!