Survey Shows Office Parties Are Out, Gifts Are In

78% of American workers would rather receive a gift for the holidays over an invite to an office party, a new survey has revealed

Carl Atwell from Lands' End Business Outfitters, the company behind the survey, said that the holidays are a great time to show staff how much they are appreciated, and while an office party is lots of fun, the idea of a gift makes people feel more appreciated.

According to the study, 73% of employers do get their staff a gift for the Christmas season and most will spend up to $50 on each employee.

November seems to be the prime time for selecting and ordering gifts, with 56% of survey respondents saying they start shopping in this month.

When it comes to choosing the right gift for staff the study found that 23% of people prefer gift cards.

It also discovered that most employees get their boss a present. 36% of people said they contribute to a group gift for their manager, while 30% buy something individually.

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Mireille Kilgour

Mireille Kilgour

Mireille Kilgour has been an entrepreneur for 35 years in the hospitality sector. French born, she has been an accomplished business owner and operator for a number of Sydney venues. Leading the industry with high profile institutions such as Lamrock Café Bondi, she has endless passion for the industry, and now has the pleasure of supporting restaurants to fill their tables with the new Good Food Gift Card program.