Is it appropriate to offer holiday gifts to new colleagues or a new boss?

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I give gifts down [this year was wine and beer] to my direct reports and gifts to close peers [homemade cookie baskets].

I never give gifts up.

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Was just having this conversation with a friend who is new to the US and still adjusting. He gave his boss (a she) a necklace for the holidays. He said its the norm where he lived before. Tried to explain to him why its wrong, but now i’m wondering if it is not too wrong?

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