Implementing Company Guidelines for Holiday Gifting

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Day Planning, Featured | Comments Off on Implementing Company Guidelines for Holiday Gifting

White elephant and secret Santa gift exchanges are a good idea. Just remember to establish a price limit for how much an employee should spend on a gift.  Source: morgueFile

White elephant and secret Santa gift exchanges are a good idea. Just remember to establish a price limit for how much an employee should spend on a gift. Source: morgueFile

Giving holiday gifts in the workplace can be confusing for employees if you do not set some basic guidelines. Without guidelines, employees are never sure who they should give to, how much to spend, and what types of gifts are appropriate. Setting a policy will ensure your workers don’t overspend or end up in gift-giving battles, trying to out-do each other. Here are a few policies to consider:

  • Have a good, old-fashioned “white elephant” gift exchange, in which each employee brings a gift and places it in a centrally located pile. Draw numbers to decide on an order, and then choose gifts, one at a time.
  • Arrange a “Secret Santa” gift exchange, in which each employee draws a name from a hat and purchases a gift for that person. Make sure no one tells who their gift recipient is!
  • Regardless of which of these gift exchange methods you choose, be sure to set a price limit. There are many inexpensive, but useful gift choices out there, such as laptop locks and cooling mats, tablet stands, and app subscriptions.

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