Best Office Gifts: 4th of July Edition
An important part of professional etiquette is knowing when to give your coworkers gifts. In internships, most students focus on making the best impression possible toward their business associates. Giving thoughtful Fourth of July gifts to your department can be a nice gesture. You can find great gifts online and have them delivered right on time for the holiday. This option is quick and convenient for you, and also means that you can send your gift anywhere. Adding a personal message to the gift package can be a nice touch.
When thinking about Fourth of July gift ideas, you should factor in what kind of an impact are you trying to make. It is important that all parties involved understand that this is a nice gesture -- and not any form of bribery. Use your best judgment and keep in mind who you are buying for and how they will perceive getting a gift from you. As an intern, a thoughtful gift within your budget is always better than something lavish. Always follow proper business etiquette and if you are not sure, ask one of your superiors.
Independence Day is a very important holiday, but it normally does not involve extravagant gifts. With this in mind, you should select items that are either patriotic or fit the new summertime weather. Be creative and try not to pick anything that is too personal. You also need to think about how many people you will be buying for. If you are giving a gift to one of your managers or business contacts, you may also want to think about other people that you work with that are in similar roles. Sometimes, electing to give out small gifts for a large team of people would be more appropriate than a gift for one person. This is especially important to keep in mind if you are ordering your gift online and having it sent over to an office.
It is also important to check whether your company has any policies when it comes to exchanging gifts. Some businesses have very specific guidelines to follow if you want to buy something for someone involved in the business. Knowing these details is important, depending on the company for which you are working. Ask your HR department about the details of their policy if you are uncertain at all.
A Fourth of July gift can really be a great gesture in the business world – especially for summer internships. Like many gifts, it will be the thought that counts; and that is what will be appreciated by the receiver of the present.
This is a guest blog post.