This is my first Christmas in the workplace, so I’m not sure what expectations exist when it comes to holiday gift buying. It seems to me that buying my boss a gift is something I should do, considering he’s been great to me since I’ve been with the company, and has invited me over to home for dinner on a number of occasions.
But what is an appropriate gift? My budget for this is about $200. I was thinking perhaps some nice wine glasses, or maybe a decent bottle of wine. Really though, I’m kicking myself for not buying a box of cigars while I was overseas. Is there something else that might be better suited toward your boss though? Also, do I buy for my boss’s boss as well? My boss reports directly to a sr. vp, but I’ve been hand-selected for certain tasks and projects by that sr. vp, and he’s essentially responsible for my career, so do I buy something for him as well? I don’t want to come off as ungrateful, but I don’t want to look like an ass-kisser either.
My experience in gift buying, and in workplace holiday etiquette is somewhat limited, so I’d love for anyone to offer suggestions and or opinions.