10 More Office White Elephant Gifts

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Okay, let’s face it. Most people dread the office white elephant gift exchange because it’s so difficult to come up with something funny and appropriate. Then there’s the holy grail of office white elephant gifts—ones that are fun and appropriate AND something people will actually kind of (in secret anyway) like. We listed a few ideas last year which still…

Ultimate Guide to Throwing a Successful White Elephant Bash

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If there is anything more fun than the White Elephant Party in encouraging a hilariously good time, we do not know of it. The wacky tradition encourages the exchange of small, often useless, always creative, and completely funny gifts among friends. But even “almost anything goes” parties need a few guidelines, so here is the ultimate guide on throwing a…

Christmas Recognition Tip #4 – Gifts

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Thank your employees for their hard work all year long. Whether you gift them a monetary bonus on their paychecks, hand each person a wrapped gift at a holiday party or tuck gift cards in personalized letters sent to each person’s home — they will appreciate it! Make a Gift List Start thinking of gift ideas now. Everyone should receive…

Meaningful Gift Idea: Personalized Stationary

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Sometimes, you need to a give a gift, but aren’t quite sure what to give. When a professional occasion calls for a gift, it’s hard to go wrong with personalized stationary. A personalized notepad or greeting card set is appropriate for the office and it shows the person you put some thought into it. Types of Stationery: Pick stationery so…

5 Gift Ideas for Office Secret Santa

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An office-wide Secret Santa or gift exchange brings the joy of the holidays to your business. But, figuring out what gift to give can be tricky for employees, especially if they pick the name of someone from another department or someone they don’t know well. Help your employees find the perfect present with these gift ideas for office Secret Santa….

Funny (but Appropriate) White Elephant Gift Ideas

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Spice up any office Christmas party with a white elephant gift exchange where each employee brings a creative or funny gift to play a ridiculous swapping and stealing game. The success of the event depends largely on whether people manage to find the balance of gifts that are funny, yet still appropriate for the setting. Try some of these funny…

The Rules of White Elephant Gifting in the Office

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Sick of the usual gift card exchange? It’s time to insert a little creativity into your tired office party — what better way to accomplish just that than with a white elephant party? In a white elephant gift exchange, participants find the goofiest, most ridiculous presents possible and then exchange them with one another. A white elephant exchange can be…

Celebrate Winter with the Sunniest Employee of the Year Award

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At many companies, the end of the year means it’s time for Employee of the Year awards. If your business decides to give out awards, it’s important to make them meaningful and to actually recognize the efforts and contributions of your staff over the past year. Only give awards to employees who really deserve them. Categories Pick a few categories…

8 Memorable Client Christmas Gift Ideas: Beyond Fruitcake

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Christmas is a wonderful time, but it can bring a bit of stress with it as you look for just the right client Christmas gift ideas to say “thank you” to your loyal clients. When it’s done right, your clients will remember you throughout the new year. 8 Client Christmas Gift Ideas: Fresh Fruit Box: Don’t just give your clients…

5 Ways to Recognize the Most Improved Employees of 2013

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As 2013 winds down, it’s time to think about the end-of-year celebrations that employees look forward to. In addition to planning fun gatherings like the company Christmas party, consider how you will encapsulate the accomplishments your company has made during the year. In particular, consider who has made huge strides in helping your company along, and use one or more…

Employee Recognition Gifts at the Holidays or Year’s End

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When you own or manage a company, whether large or small, it’s absolutely crucial to recognize employees for their hard work. Studies have proven that showing employee appreciation boosts morale and increases productivity, and it certainly doesn’t take an expert to confirm that when people work hard, they appreciate a pat on the back. It doesn’t even have to be…

Gift Etiquette: Is Re-Gifting Practical, Forbidden, or an Art?

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Re-gifting is a nice way to utilize unwanted or un-needed gifts that others may really need or enjoy. When it may be impossible or just impolite to make a return, re-gifting has become an acceptable practice (in most cases) for getting use out of something you really can’t use. Some people justify re-gifting by imagining gifts they’ve given to others…

Do’s & Don’ts for Employee Christmas Gifts

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Have you been assigned the task of helping the boss choose employee Christmas gifts this year, or are you the boss and need to begin the process of selecting nice, affordable gifts for your employees. If you’re on a budget, you may be able to spend a certain amount on each employee, but even if you are limited in what…

Employee Anniversary Recognition–Appropriate Gifts

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Recognition of employees is something that supervisors, owners, and CEO’s must make time and effort for. Why? Because studies have shown that when employees feel appreciated and valuable, they tend to be more productive and are more vested in their company’s success. When it comes to employee anniversary recognition gifts, even those that are not expensive, are greatly appreciated. The…

Inexpensive Employee Gifts They’ll Love

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One way to give recognition to employees is by giving a small gift to the deserving employee to show your appreciation. Employee award certificates mean a great deal and serve the purpose of acknowledging good work, but small gifts show you went the extra mile and will boost employee morale even more! During the holiday season, you will find a…

Motivate With These Employee Incentive Ideas

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Who doesn’t want a pat on the back every now and then? Regardless of age, all people want recognition for a job well done, and people in the business world are no exception. No matter how high your position in a company, you, too, probably want a little acknowledgement when you go above and beyond the call of duty. Not…

Keeping Employees Motivated With Gift Certificates

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When it comes to making sure your business continues to grow, one of the most important aspects is your employee’s moral. It’s a well known fact that when your employees are happy, even though the business may be going through an economic rough patch, the business itself stays solid and productive. And one way to keep employees happy is to…