Christmas is the best time to exchange gifts, and a lot of thought goes into planning what you should give to whom. So why leave out those with whom you work almost 300 days a year? Surprise your cabin mate or a dear colleague and buy Christmas gift baskets with well-chosen goodies this festive season.
Here are five gift items you can easily put in your Christmas hampers for your colleagues without breaking any office ethics:
Gifts from the bakery oven
Gift hampers with Christmas cookies, brownies and cakes make the best seasonal gift baskets for Christmas. They are the most available ones too, given the season’s demands – and in mind-boggling varieties and flavors. Choose any or if you know your colleagues’ tastes, choose accordingly, tie them up with a nice ribbon and toss it in the gift basket.
Office goodies and stationeries
Given that your friendship has brewed over office desks and cabins gift them items that they can keep on their workstation for fun as well as a utility. Quirky pen stands, paper clips, colorful stick on papers or funny magnetic batches – anything will do. Help them brighten up their desk for the coming year.
Gourmet basket for the season
Xmas sweets gifts never go out of fashion – be it Christmas or farewell or birthday, you can throw them in with any occasion. But for Christmas, you can opt for something special and exotic for your colleagues like Belgian chocolates or Swiss ones. Team them up with some nuts, candy bars and wafers and your gourmet holiday gift basket is good to go.
Something they love
If you know your colleagues’ tastes which you should, you can buy Christmas gift baskets keeping in mind what they love. It can be an old Christmas album they loved or a DVD of their favorite holiday movie or a Christmas book that they wanted to read for a long time. It will add a personal touch to your gift basket and also stay relevant to the season’s greetings.
Since it is one of the very few occasions you are going to gift your colleague probably, you can afford to go a little bit top-notch. Select the best bottle of wine or champagne that you can think of, give its neck a ribbon tie and add it to your Christmas gift hamper for an added appeal of luxury.
Do not let go of this opportunity of surprising your colleague and bringing an unexpected smile to their faces in this beautiful festive season and buy Christmas gift baskets for them. They will remember it for the coming days when you work together and who knows, they might even return the gesture!