The holiday season is a great time to thank clients, co-workers and even your boss with a special gift that acknowledges a good working relationship. However, there are gift-giving rules. As we approach the holiday season, now’s a good time to go over some of those rules and make a few suggestions so you’ll be ready for all those upcoming parties and gift exchanges.
According to About.com, one should avoid gifts that can cause any sort of offense. Not just the blatant stuff like an item that makes an off-color suggestion about someone’s race, gender, or religious affiliation, but things that could cause someone to crack that crooked smile as they search for the right tone to say that your weird present is “thoughtful” and “appreciated.”
Here are a few executive gift ideas to add to your Christmas shopping list:
For the networking fiend
The perfect little stocking suffer is a colorful crocodile-embossed business card case. Available at Neiman Marcus. Price:$50.
Got a colleague who is always connected?
The Bose MIE2 Mobile Headset allows wearers to switch between taking calls and enjoying the music. Available at Saks Fifth Avenue. Price: $129.95
Present for the office decorator
This test tube desk organizer is a funky way to keep things in check. Available at Urban Outfitters. Price: $20
If your boss or colleague crazy about golf, they’ll need these.
These “Soft-Eze Iron Protection” golf head covers also help players keep their clubs organized. Available at Sports Authority. Price $24.99.
For the jetsetter
Who knew a travel adaptor could be stylish? It comes in a chic leather case and has four different plug configurations that will work in 150 countries. Available at Henri Bendel. Price: $68.
This Gossamer silk scarf is funky but classic at the same time. Great for the fashionable female executive. Available at: Henri Bendel. Price: $138