Do you gift your boss?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@kmarie719:  I buy my boss a gift card for Fandango so he can take his kid or girlfriend to a movie.  He always seems excited about it.  I get my secretary either a gift card from Bath & Body Works or Barnes & Noble since she likes to read during her lunch break.  You don’t have to spend much.  I can’t spend more than $25 due to gift rules made by our agency.

P.S. I would stay away from booze unless other people brought them booze.  My boss apparently got a bottle of scotch a few years ago and he forgot to take it home.  After a few months of it sitting in his office and collecting dust, someone took offense to it and reported that he was drinking at the office.  It took a few weeks of embarassing interviews to figure out he wasn’t drinking at the office.  So no more booze gifts for him.

Post # 6
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@kmarie719:  I just started as well. It is a hard decision but I’m going for it. 

Post # 7
820 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@kmarie719:  I do, but I think it depends on the relationship you have with your boss. My boss and I are very close (even though he actually works on the opposite side of the country) and we hang out whenever he is in town for meetings.

It was funny because we both got each other a gift from one of our retail client’s stores this year. We both do a lot of work for their e-commerce site, so it was fitting!

Post # 8
420 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I just buy everone in my team a small box of Godiva chocolates. 

Post # 9
6073 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t buy anyone gifts at work.

Post # 10
405 posts
Helper bee

I’m giving my boss cookies, but that’s it.  He can’t fire me, and he can’t give me raises, so what’s the point? 

Post # 11
991 posts
Busy bee

I give my boss the same as everyone else. Well almost everyone else. This year everyone got a box of my trail mix, a snow pen, some of the hershey’s peppermint bells and an expandable water thingy. But the ones that is on my side of the branch all got lotion in addition to that which includes my manager.

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