It’s September already, and for some, the last quarter of the year means the start of their holiday planning and shopping. Yeah!
Having a gift exchange at the office this year? What do you do if you picked a co-worker you barely know or someone who was just hired a week ago?
Here are some of Thankyou‘s tips to help you buy a present for them:
Get them a gift card. This is a safe choice because you won’t be buying anything specific. If you spot your co-worker with a Starbucks cup, perhaps a gift certificate from there won’t be a bad idea!
It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t like TV or movies. A gift certificate to the cinema or an online streaming subscription will be awesome.
If the only thing you know about the person is their name, get them a customised gift – like an engraved pen or photo frame with their name that they can keep on their work station.
Ask any of your co-workers if they know the person in more depth. Inside information will help you a lot in choosing a more personal gift.
Everyone needs to eat, so, a gift related to food won’t be a bad idea! Get a gift certificate to your favorite restaurant and write a note about the meals you recommend the most.
Spy on your co-worker during break hours and check out if they prefer coffee or tea, then get gourmet tea or coffee beans for them for a nicer drink!
Final tip: Don’t give office supplies, like a cute stapler or puncher. It doesn’t matter if it’s cute, it reminds them to get back to work!
Did you ever have to buy a gift for someone you hardly know? What did you get them? Share with us your stories and tips below.