Every Christmas season involves a series of somewhat stressful decisions: What’s the best gift to get your husband/wife? Your best friend? Your boss? We’ll help you out with that last one by sharing what you shouldn’t get your boss.
Even if your boss is stinky, gifting them a stick of deodorant is more likely to be taken as a straight-up insult rather than a subtle hint.
See #1 – even if you’re talking about hand-crafted artisan soap, it’s just offensive – even more offensive than how your boss smells, if that’s possible.
If your boss has expressed an amateur interest in woodworking, computer science, or some other hobby, for the sake of your livelihood please consider a guidebook that doesn’t call your boss an idiot in the title.
Before you pick up a “FBI – Female Body Inspector” T-shirt as a gift for your boss, think to yourself – is this really a good idea? (It isn’t.)
It’s not at all unusual to develop a crush on your boss. It happens all the time. However, the office Christmas party is not the best place to express your romantic interest. In fact, you’ll be better off just keeping your interest to yourself until you’re working for someone else.
A lot of hipsters out there likely think office supplies make great ironic meta-gifts at office parties, but it’s just annoying, really.
Might as well just get them nothing at all.
A bottle of fine liquor seems on the surface like a great gift, but who knows, maybe your boss is a recovering alcoholic. Maybe not, but why take the chance?
Oh lord. Why would you do this?
It’s your boss, not your spouse, so your gift doesn’t have to be that thoughtful. But c’mon, cash is just lazy. At least get a gift card.