(Closed) Did you get your boss a Christmas gift?

posted 6 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

My department is rather small – only 3 people!  We decided to each chip in 10 dollars and get our boss a gift cerifitcate to a restaurant him and his wife like. 

Post # 4
3340 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

I’ve never gotten a present for my bosses before, but they’ve also never given me anything.  If you feel obligated, I’d try to get something of equal value to what they gave you.

Post # 5
2216 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My team of 4 chipped in and got my boss a gift.  She gave each one of us a gift.  I probably wouldn’t have gifted my boss individually, but it seems to be tradition within the department, so I go along with it. 

I personally think the cookies are good enough. 

I thought ettiquette-wise we aren’t supposed to gift bosses, as it can seem like sucking up.


Post # 6
6830 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Nope why should I get someone something when they treat me like crap here

Post # 7
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Normally (in past years) I gifted my bosses something. This year both my immediate and overall bosses have changed and I’m not exactly thrilled with them. So I just gave them sweet holiday cards. We say it’s the thought that counts so I went with that. (It’s also way cheaper than a gift they wouldn’t like and wouldn’t thank me for anyway.)

Post # 8
4518 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

No, it wouldn’t even cross my mind. I think they can get you something, because you work for them. You don’t get them anything, because they’re your superiors, and you already do a lot for them.

Post # 9
9181 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

We all go in on something for our 2 bosses.  The total came to a contribution of $19 from each employee.  Not nearly as generous as the gift + bonus they gave us (but they’re also making some pretty good money off of us…)

Post # 10
8041 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@pokie45:  We did a secret santa at our annual xmas potluck where we all got one gift (if we participated), but my coworker and I also got a gift for our boss.

He’s a really good boss and we get him something every year (usually one of his fav. team’s merchandise). He then usually takes us out for an appreciation lunch. Our office is made up of a bunch of directors and employees (and one exec director). Not sure what the other teams do, but it seems to work for our 3-member team.

Post # 11
5242 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Nope..by boss gave me a cold for Christmas by coughing all over our office.. so I’m not getting him anything!! LOL

Post # 12
8471 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012


Post # 13
843 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

At my old firm I did, we had a good relationship and I wanted to. With this firm I do not, we do secret Santa and I actually got my boss’ name, so this year yes.

Post # 14
680 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

A few of us at work pitched in for a gift card to a restaurant we know our boss likes. I’m so glad the holidays are almost over! Between food I’ve had to buy/make for the lunch parties (we’ve had at least 5 since Halloween), the company wide white elephant thing we had last week, and a separate front office xmas party I’m spent! The new year will be a break for my wallet and my waist! LOL

Post # 15
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Last year my boss gave me a $50 GC to buy books since I’m such a bookworm.

So this year and got him an iPhone 5 car charger since he just got the phone, and in return, got me 2 much needed kitchen appliances for our new condo.

Small office, I’m now the only employee.

Post # 16
3552 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Considering that my lab consists of my boss (PI), me, and my undergrad I didn’t get him anything. I talk to my boss maybe twice a week and haven’t seen my undergrad in three weeks. I’ve been completely alone for the last 3 days. There’s not much holiday spirit going on.

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