Dr. Seth Meyers, Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Seth Meyers, Clinical Psychologist

Saturday, December 19, 2009

The Perfect Holiday Gift for Co-Workers

The list of people with whom you interact on a professional basis is probably very long, but that list gets quite short when it comes to the people you work with on a daily basis. For these individuals, you probably find yourself buying something for them around the holidays as a token of your affection and appreciation.

The problem: You’ve already got a laundry list of gifts to buy for friends and family, so the added need to buy gifts for co-workers can often feel like a chore. It’s easy to get stuck trying to find the right item for your co-worker, or wondering just how much to spend on each gift. Rather than add to your stress, choosing the same gift for all of your co-workers is a democratic way to navigate the gift-giving process.

One of the gifts that is most appreciated and easiest to give is a holiday gift baked from your own kitchen. It only takes a couple of hours to throw several dozens of cookies in the oven, and you can be sure that this gift will get used! Ultimately, baking for your co-workers provides you with a gift to give and, more importantly, sends the message that you gave them something truly valuable as a sign of your appreciation – your time.

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