Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Co-Worker Holiday Gifts




When to comes to the holidays and co-workers, it is tricky. Do you even get co-workers gifts, and if you do, how do you get something nice without breaking the budget? After struggling with this for a few years, I started following my cousin's lead and now give chocolate covered almonds. They are delicious, easily bought in bulk, and I can decorate them in festive holiday gift bags. I like to pass them out a couple weeks before the holidays so they are fresh and people can enjoy them at work. (That, and I am not tempted to eat them all at home.) Do you get gifts for co-workers?

15 comments:

  1. What a great idea!! I don't have any co-workers but I do like to give out a little something to my student's parents for the holidays, I will definitely keep this in mind!
    Hope you are having a super start to the week!

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  2. This is so smart -- feels personal but easy and inexpensive.
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  3. I love that idea:) I dont have co-workers as I work from home but I have a few work-related people I am in touch with so that would be perfect! Thanks, sweetie
    Happy Tuesday

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  4. For coworkers, teachers, etc. We make M&M pretzels (put a Hershey's kiss atop each pretzel, bake at 160 for 5ish minutes then immediately smoosh an M&M into the top of each pretzel & refridgerate) & bag them up nicely. It's inexpensive, homemade and the packaging can cater to the person!

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  5. That is a great idea, Marcie! Who doesn't love chocolate covered almonds? And totally fits into the budget. I don't exchange gifts with my co-workers which makes things easy. Instead we usually go out to a holiday lunch or do a white elephant gift exchange. But I like the almond idea for distant relatives too! I might use it this year. ;)

    xo
    Valerie

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  6. Aw, I think that is so sweet of you! What a thoughtful co-worker you are! I say you can't go wrong with chocolate!
    I don't have any co-workers, but some of the ladies I clean for I bring them a cheese ball that I make every year!
    Hope you are having a great day!
    xo
    gi gi

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  7. My co-workers don't exchange and our bosses told us not to buy them anything. I plan on making peppermint bark and homemade dog treats (she has tons of dogs and loves them so much) so it won't be very expensive and will still be personal.

    I'm liking this chocolate almond gift though...might need to make myself some hah

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  8. That's a nice and simple idea. No... when I used to work in an office, I never gave anyone gifts! what a meanie I was/(am?) haha

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  9. That's a good idea. I'm thinking of giving away baked goodies as Christmas presents for my co-workers. =)

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  10. very cute!! :) very good idea! since i am currently on a mini vacation from work, my old co-workers and i (since they have since left as well)... are meeting up next week to play yankee gift swap!

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  11. The holidays are my least favorite time of year at the office... I feel obligated to get people things if they get me something (even though it's typically junk!). So I've begun to do baked goods... Last year was cookies, but that it too time consuming! This year, pumpkin bread and chocolate dipped pretzels!

    At least I'm doing something I enjoy (baking) and I feel good giving something homemade.

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  12. What is a co-worker has a peanut/nut allergy?

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  13. Great idea! I always enjoyed getting little treats from co-workers. It's really thoughtful.

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  14. This year I'm making some sweets. It's hard to buy something meaningful that doesn't break the bank and that people won't throw out as it's cheap and useless. I also like buying a Christmas tree decoration for people.

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