In a formal office setting, one must be professional when handling work and other tasks. Even if it is a unique event/vacation, where you are required to purchase gifts for coworkers, you need to manage the duties professionally and appropriately.
Listed below are some tips to assist you while purchasing holiday gifts for coworkers.
Always be moderate in your approach and avoid being financially conservative, whenever you are shopping for holiday gifts for your colleagues. Avoid making an impression by buying expensive gifts for everyone. (Also, avoid purchasing cheap gifts; they should be at a moderate price rate).
For most of the coworkers available on your list, you are advised to purchase generic gifts such as food baskets, chocolate gift baskets, flowers, an attractive decorative gift item, and a host of others. For the ones that you have closer ties with or have developed a stronger friendship, you can opt for personal gifts like your favorite Music Cd’s / apparel.
Before purchasing holiday gifts for the colleagues in your office, you should consider some facts and ask some essential questions like “Would that individual like such an item if I make the presentation of the gifts in front of everyone?” On the other hand, before purchasing the gift, do some self-questioning like – “If I am in a position to receive such kind of gift in front of everyone, then would I accept it?” Such kind of self-questioning and analysis will enhance your value and worth as an upright, professional and thoughtful person, which will improve the bond that already exists with your coworkers.
The general rule is to purchase holiday gifts for coworkers only during special event/vacation period. You must always present your gifts during special occasions/moments. This will enhance your reputation and boost your image amongst your colleagues as an experienced executive. You will like to work in a friendly environment that is devoid of conflicts and backbiting and to enhance the close bond and relationship; it is recommended to buy gifts for coworkers during special occasion just to show appreciation and to ensure more commitment.