How to buy a gift for friends at work
Though it should be easy, buying presents for friends
at work is often a lot more complicated than you think. Unlike friends outside of the office, you may not be familiar with your colleague’s likes and dislikes and you need to think about how personal you make the present as some people like to keep their home and work lives separate.
With so many obstacles to navigate, office gift giving can be a bit of a minefield. To help guide you through the etiquette of this delicate occasion, we’ve put together a few tips for how to buy a gift for your friends at work.
Keep it professional
Unless you know your colleague really well, it’s probably best to err on the side of caution and keep your present professional.
Here at Mr Nutcase, we have a range of office ready gifts including phone covers, tablet computer covers and laptop cases. Choose a high quality leather design for that extra professional touch or add a cheeky photo and bring a bit of character to your gift.
Buy a gift that’s practical
If you’re not sure exactly what your workmate’s interests are, your best bet is to buy a gift that will be useful.
Phone covers and computer cases always come in handy, especially if your colleague is prone to dropping their devices, scratching them or spilling tea and coffee on their electronics.
If your colleague is known in the office for their love of tea, why not invest in a personalised mug and buy a gift that keeps on giving.
Keep it affordable
Giving a workmate a present that’s too expensive or too showy can cause tension in the office, especially if there are other colleagues that you forgot to buy for when it was their birthday.
Choosing a present that’s affordable will ensure that your gift doesn’t cause any issues in the work place and will give you plenty of cash left over to buy the birthday boy or girl a drink when the big day rolls around.
Make it good quality
Though it’s a good idea to buy a gift that’s affordable, it’s important to ensure that it doesn’t look or feel cheap.
Giving a colleague a present that falls apart after a few days could make you look bad and definitely won’t do you any favours when it’s time for them to go shopping for your birthday.
If you’d like to find out more about creating personalised gifts, take a look around the Mr Nutcase site or get in touch with one of the friendly members of our team today.