Office Gift Giving

My latest Memphis Daily News column is out, “Office Gift Giving.”

It’s that time of year again. The time of year that you’re required to attend an awkward holiday party with your coworkers during the day. I’ve gotten the sense that most people mainly are looking forward to receiving any sort of holiday bonus, and leaving work early for the day.

If you find yourself in this situation, there’s a reasonable chance you’re going to be asked to give a Secret Santa gift. If you’ve never played it, you are randomly assigned a person to get a gift for. Many offices end up transforming the game into Dirty Santa. This involves putting all the wrapped gifts on one table. Then, participants take turns opening and then stealing gifts from one another.

Typically, everyone is given a budget between five dollars and twenty five dollars per gift. Finding the right thing can be tricky for even the most seasoned gift giver.

To find out my office party gifting do’s and don’ts, read the rest of my Memphis Daily News column here.

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