Are you giving your co workers christmas gifts?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Are you giving your co workers christmas gifts?
    yes : (10 votes)
    31 %
    no : (17 votes)
    53 %
    not sure : (5 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    839 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Our office does a Yankee gift swap, so I will bring a gift for that. I bought an OPI nail polish set for <$20 for the swap (I work with all women). Otherwise, I won’t be giving presents to my coworkers. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    995 posts
    Busy bee

    We actually do quite a bit at work. We have 12 days of Christmas and a big gift. All of it is voluntary. But last year I gave everyone trail mix and I will do it again this year.

    Post # 5
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    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I brought in brownies last year!

    Post # 6
    Member
    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Hell no. I have enough family members and people I actually care about to buy gifts for. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    975 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

    We did a Chinese gift exchange at our Christmas party. FH brought a thermos that can charge in the car and I brought a gift certificate. 

    Post # 8
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    3519 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I make cracker brittle and I think this year, I’m going to make Oreo truffles too.  It’s a small office so we have a potluck and a little white elephant exchange.

    Post # 9
    Member
    1969 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I really don’t want to! But I was thinking of bringing a batch of fudge to work for everyone.  That counts right?

    Post # 10
    Member
    6504 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    No. There are too many of them to do that and I don’t know where I would cut it off. I usually bring in some baked treats for everyone a few times before Christmas though!

    Post # 11
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    342 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    My unit is doing Secret Santa so I only have to buy for one person.  He’s new and I have no idea what to get him.  He smokes so I guess I’ll just buy him a pack of his brand of cigarettes and a pair of Smart Wool socks or gloves or something equally lame.

    Post # 12
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    10219 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    In all my Career (30+ years) I’ve never given Christmas Presents to Co-Workers (I am a BIG believer in Traditonal Etiquette that Work Life and Personal Life should be truly seperate)

    BUT I have given my Coworkers Christmas Cards (that is pretty common at places I’ve worked)… people tend to decorate their offices with them

    And I have given a “small gift” to my Boss as a token of appreciation… especially so if it was a Company where we got Company Gifts or Christmas Bonuses

    My “small token gift” was never anything personal… but usually a bottle of wine, box of chocolates, etc.

    Hope this helps,

    EDIT TO ADD…

    Secret Santas… that is a whole other situation.  If that is going on then ya, I’m ok with participating and doing small gifts in that instance.  BUT it has been years since I’ve worked anywhere that has had those types of gift exchanges.

     

    Post # 13
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    4072 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I got gifts for the two teachers I work under. I got them cute little buckets and inside I put lots of candy, white board markers, pens, and then a $10 giftcard to places I knew they liked. I probably spent around $18 on each gift.

    Other teachers have bought lunch for everyone (just our grade level team, so not a ton of people) to have delivered at work. We all loved it. Baked goods are always a hit too!

    Post # 14
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    2614 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    We do Kris Kindle. This year we have to get mugs. I choose to take the term loosely. I got a large plastic cup that says ‘Its just water, I swear!’ and two beers!

    Post # 15
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    1526 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Absolutely not!  Might bring in some christmas cookies or something for everyone to enjoy – but thats it.  No gift.  My mom brings in boxes of candy for her co-workers.

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