HomeProfessional Relationship QuestionsIs it appropriate to give gifts at work?
Roy Murray asked 5 months ago
It is my boss's birthday next week and I am planning to give her a present. I am not sure if it is appropriate to give gifts at work, but I think she will really appreciate it. Part of me though is hesitant because I think it is inappropriate. Thoughts?
1 Answers
Rila Thomas Staff answered 5 months ago
It is perfectly appropriate to give gifts at work, especially if it is a celebratory occasion like a birthday. Your boss will definitely appreciate the gesture, and it will show that you are thoughtful and considerate. Just be sure to choose a gift that is professional and appropriate for the workplace. If you want, you can ask senior colleagues if giving gifts at work is common in your office or industry. This will give you a better idea of what is appropriate. For example, if giving gifts is not common in your workplace, then it might be best to avoid giving one.