Gift-giving is undoubtedly on everyone’s mind as we head into these last days before Christmas. It’s a beautiful holiday tradition in which I participate fully because it brings me so much joy.
Earlier this week, I opened my email to find really nice messages from several readers seeking help with gift suggestions. One is in a quandary regarding appropriate gifts for his administrative staff—a group of sharp, young professionals both male and female. He wants to acknowledge each with an appropriate gift—something that won’t be so dorky it shows up in next spring’s garage sale or worse, the trash. And he also wants to stay away from any gift that could be seen as too personal. His budget is about $30 per gift.
Of course I was excited to accept the challenge (I do have that shopping gene) and went to work, contacting several of the sharpest, smartest young professionals I know, asking for their opinions, suggestions and help. Together we came up with suggestions of gifts that each of them would thoroughly enjoy receiving from a supervisor, boss—or anyone, for that matter.