(Closed) What do you give to a coworker you don’t know well?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
3526 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m in a similar situation. What we’re hoping to do is buy something off their registry but find it elsewhere cheaper. So if you’re planning to spend $50 I would try to find something more in the $75 range but get it for $50. πŸ™‚


P.S. How senior is this person? Like a direct supervisor to you?

And are you actually planning on going to the wedding?

To be honest I would give a bare minimum of $100 especially if you are planning on giving cash.

Post # 4
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Tough spot to be in!

How much would you normally spend, and how much is this coworker the type to be keeping track?

Post # 5
1518 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think if you spent $50 you are fine. There is no reason to stress over a price especially if you aren’t too close to them. I would get something off the registry and maybe add a personal touch too it by adding an accessory to go with what ever the gift is. Like if you get a wine stuff add a nice bottle of wine to go with it. 

Post # 7
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

$50 is fine!

Post # 8
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I agree with the $50 answer. Your coworker will not judge you based on a $50 gift, promise. πŸ™‚


Post # 10
708 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I would not spend less than $100. In NYC that is not concidered a very expensive gift. Not sure how LA is. I would get off the registry. And, I do think it’s weird that he invited you.

Post # 12
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@Allyser: Oooh I like that idea! Because it doesn’t mean spending tons of money, but you still get them something they want (off registry) + the personal touch.

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