Office Christmas Gifts

Gift giving at Christmas has gone on over several years and is nothing new. This popular Christmas song, "The Twelve Days of Christmas" which was first published in England in 1780, and the words show the gifts that were given then:

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...

A Partridge in a Pear Tree.

On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...

2 Turtle Doves

And A Partridge in a Pear Tree.

On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...

3 French Hens

2 Turtle Doves

And A Partridge in a Pear Tree.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...

12 Drummers Drumming

11 Pipers Piping

10 Lords-a-Leaping

9 Ladies Dancing

8 Maids-a-Milking

7 Swans-a-Swimming

6 Geese-a-Laying

5 Golden Rings

4 Colly Birds

3 French Hens

2 Turtle Doves

And A Partridge in a Pear Tree.

Today, keeping to tradition gifts are still exchanged not only between family and close friends, but between colleagues as well, after all we spend quite a lot of time at our work places than we do in our homes. Office Christmas gifts can range from some inexpensive gifts, food items, bottles of wine, small trinkets or just a self made Christmas greeting card humorously summarizing the year gone by.

The practice of giving Office Christmas gifts to employees by the management is also carried out in appreciation of their loyalty. Some Office Christmas gifts may take the shape of a company outing. This is a good opportunity for letting down hair, interaction and breaking ice between new employees. Some companies may host a luncheon or dinner party, or a Christmas party which includes families as well with a surprise Santa in attendance giving out bags of sweets and small gifts to the children of the employees. At a party of this nature, the company may even make this the occasion to give Office Christmas gifts to their employees and very often it may be in the form of a monetary gift. Employees are also rewarded with plaques for best performances during the past year. This motivates employees to perform even better in the coming year.

Personalizing Office Christmas gifts makes the recipient feel that they are special for you to have spent time and effort in giving such a gift. Some gift ideas can be small personalized gift stockings filled with an assortment of chocolates, gift certificates, lottery tickets, a small Christmas ornament and there's no end to what you can do to make the spirit of giving one to remember.