Post # 1
Ok so the advisor I work for just got married (he eloped with his now wife over the weekend with just them and their 3 kids in Vegas) They have been together for 16 years and I always told him he should propose and make it official.
I want to maybe get them something wishing them congratulations. He doesn’t really drink though so I don’t think I should get him champagne or wine or anything like that.
Should I get them a gift and if so suggestions please! Thanks!
Post # 2
i think a gift certificate to a nice local restaurant would be nice.
Post # 3
If you feel close enough to do so, go ahead. Generally the rule is gifts should flow downwards in the chain of command and not up, but it depends on the dynamic and relationship. I’m pretty close with my boss and wouldn’t think anything of it, but would not with some of previous bosses. If you don’t, then a nice congratulations card will suffice. Otherwise, Restaurant gift certificate to have a date night? A basket of gourmet treats?
Post # 4
Depending on your office culture/politics, it would be very thoughtful to acknowledge the marriage. I agree with the previous poster that it could be something experiential or consumable, like a gift certificate to Open Table, especially if they’ve lived together with kids that long.
Post # 5
If the office is casual enough for you to gift booze, I’m all for a nicer bottle of booze/wine/champagne!
Post # 6
if you feel like gifts are a no no in your work place, what about taking him out for a group lunch to celebrate?
Gift giving between bosses and subordinates can be weird, and sometimes there are company policies…
Post # 7
Thanks! To explain a bit better I am an investment associate and work in a partner type relationship with the investment advisor. We have an actual boss who is the VP of our dept so technically he is not my boss. We always get each other a gift at Christmas time and I have worked with him for just over 4 years now.
I guess I should have added these details in the original post! Sorry bees! My bad!
I like the idea of a gift certificate to a nice restuarant for a date night out!