When the office gets ready to close up shop for Christmas, it's time to start thinking of gift-giving. This isn't always an easy task. What works for one person could be taboo for another, so how do you choose a gift that is appropriate for all your employees and clients?
Meetings Net said it's all about knowing your audience. When giving gifts to clients, make sure they have a policy in place that allows them to keep the gift. Having to return it can be awkward for both parties.
Know your people: Not everyone celebrates Christmas in the same way you do, so stick to general sayings such as "Happy Holidays".
Don't play favourites: Ensure the entire department receives something rather than just a select few.
Keep it versatile: Gifts should suit both men and women. Gift cards are handy for this.
Don't get over personal: There are certain things a boss should never buy and that includes lingerie and perfume.
Be considerate: For someone who has worked in your office for ten years, they will appreciate something more than just a Christmas party.
Choose wisely: It's hard to buy gifts for every client, so consider giving gifts only to your best clients and suppliers.
Don't make it look too much like advertising: If giving a gift with your logo on it, keep it subtle.