Monday, December 15, 2014

Work Gifts

Do you give gifts to co-workers?

This year our office staff, of which I am new to, decided to do a gift exchange (one of those, buy for either sex and you can steal it kinda thing).  We were to spend no more than $15.  It could be a gag gift or something nice.  I am not good at gag gifts, what I think is funny isn't, so I usually go with the nice gift.  This year I went with one of those double walled water glasses and I put a $15 Starbucks gift card in the bag as well.  I got the water glass super cheap and so I really didn't go over budget.  Tomorrow is the office party, with a catered lunch and this gift exchange.  Sounds like fun.

I am new to my job so I didn't think about giving something to the schools I worked with until today.  I remembered how my teachers loved getting a cookie tray during the holidays.  I quickly ordered four holiday cookie trays for my four small schools.  Then I needed to do the same for my five large schools.  I decided to go with a fruit basket for them.  It was rather expensive, so I think next year I will send oranges to my school from a grove in Florida.  My father-in-law used to do that and the oranges were so delicious!

This is what I have in my head that I will be passing out to my schools.
 Already reflecting on this Christmas and looking for ways to make next Christmas even better!

4 comments:

  1. I'm constantly evaluating, too and scribbling notes for next year that I either lose or can't read lol.

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  2. Since I never work in the same place for long I simply send out Christmas cards. :)

    I wanted to thank you for your kindness and friendship. My wish is that your holiday season is filled with peace, love and joy.

    May you and yours be blessed with health and happiness in the new year.

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  3. Great gift ideas. You are a very nice person to do this for others.
    We used to exchange at work.... but others thought it was such a chore we just stopped... but now they say it is boring! haha!

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  4. I am already making notes in my little notebook for next year.

    I relocated to another location last November but I don't think they exchange gifts. They do have a luncheon which is nice.

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