Icing up a colleague's birthday
Birthdays are wonderful times whether at home or at work. At home, it is easy to know what to give to a parent, friend, or child. The situation at work may not be the same as a colleague may be close or distant. This relationship affects the kind of gift that goes out on occasions. For folks that have problems with birthday gifts for coworkers, here are some ideas. The ideas are in two parts, the first for close people, and the other for acquaintances. These birthday ideas are reasonable.
The workplace is stifling. Liven it for the celebrant with a gift that provoke s laughter. The fun level is low so increase with items that are not suggestive like perfumes or clothing. Even though there might be no intent for a beyond work alliance, gifts like that, indicate so. Instead, get a mini aquarium. Watching a synthetic aquarium is soothing. This could help check the stress work generates. They will value this, as it requires little maintenance.
Another idea that can help promote interpersonal rapport is a temper management kit (office version). Working with different persons with no hassles is trying. Only few master this art in no time. For those still having friction, this is a thoughtful birthday idea. Make it one of the items in a gift basket. The basket could contain other things like a tea or coffee set and munchies. Presenting only the kit could raise and cause troubles. As it is not everyone that easily takes to correction.
Some folks feel they are the foot mat of the office hence they deserve something to make them laugh. A comic voodoo doll can lift the face of such a person on such occasion. Other hilarious ideas exist at local and online stores. Birthday ideas are to add fun to the colleague’s day. Any thing they find amusing must be part of the gift basket. The day is their make it worth the troubles with a bit of amusement. A visit to stores may stimulate choice.
Some people are not that close but remain special. They may be new at work but consideration should make for them. This group is ones to be careful of what buy. Items such as stationary and cup warmers are good for men. Other safe gifts are cookies. It is just a way of wishing them a sweet year ahead. Find out the safe ‘likes’ of the individuals. This will help in picking an item that would be nice and inexpensive.
Gifting colleagues can be a difficult task. When they are not close associates with them, caution is required. Safe items are there to remedy any hitch that comes with choice making. Others need lesser caution and more easy to please. Before embarking on each purchase, get a list of their like that are not pricey. Do this like two weeks the time. When it its two days the list should be lengthy. With a list like this, it will be hard to buy same item with another. Great birthday ideas need be expensive.