Question of the Week

Do you give holiday gifts to clients and co-workers?

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The end of the year is traditionally a gift-giving time, whether it’s to celebrate the new year or religious holidays such as Hanukkah or Christmas. While you might feel confident about what to get your parents, children or significant other, the etiquette of gift-giving at work can be more complex. Should you buy presents for people higher up in your firm’s chain of command? What’s an appropriate gift for your support staffers? Do you get gifts from your firm or company?

Then there’s the issue of client appreciation. Do you send your clients gifts at the end of the year, as part of a marketing strategy or just to express your gratitude for their business? Would your clients appreciate an ice scraper with your firm’s logo on it or a giant gift basket of chocolates and cheese?

This week, we’d like to ask: Do you give holiday gifts to clients and co-workers? If so, how are you deciding what to get them?

Answer in the comments.

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