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Trying to think ahead. What is the best holiday gift you’ve gotten or could get from your manager? I’m looking for ideas other than alcohol, pay raise/bonus, extra time off. I’ve got those covered. Looking for actual ideas that would make my staff happy/special. Thanks in advance!

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When I worked for a defense contractor that didn’t spend a penny on overhead and where only senior managers got a holiday party, we had a director who actually liked her team and threw us a first rate party at an upscale Marriott every year. She treated us extremely well and we bought her an awesome group gift (always Red Sox related gifts) in return each year.

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My team isn’t quite big enough for something like this, but an upscale dinner would have been nice if it weren’t for Covid. Maybe next year!

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OP, do you fund these gifts yourself? You’ve been positively reacting to items of $100+. You’re very generous! I’ve only received a gift once, and it was a popcorn bowl with a variety of fun popcorns and popcorn spices...and maybe a Redbox gift card? It was super sweet and innocuous

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Hi M2. Yes. These will be out of my own pocket. I feel like a few hundred dollars per person to give a gift of appreciation to my team will not break my bank but will go a long way with them. It’s been a bad year, everyone is tired and over worked. I want to acknowledge that they’ve done a great job juggling it all.

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What the heck, y’all getting gifts from your manager?

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OP one of the good ones

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I got AirPods from one project that was freaking cool

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This is a good idea! They both have them already but great idea for family!

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Why didn't I have a manager like you? Protect this person.

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I got a gift card to a local spa. It was more than enough for a massage and a light lunch. Lovely gift.

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Love this!

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A nice bottle of booze always hits right but I’ve seen golf balls / divot fixer for country club folk, bartending sets or wine decanters (sticking with the booze theme), portable / shower speakers, a nice cutting board for the culinarily (<—- is that a word?) inclined, also booze. Did I mention booze? I’m drunk.

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Cheers to you m8. Need more managers out here like yourself. 🤙🏼🤙🏼

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Lots of lottery tickets and scratchers

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This could be fun to tuck into the box/gift bag!

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You can rent out movie theaters for $100...let each person rent one and invite friends/fam? Obviously independent events for each group...you don’t want your entire team going down

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That’s a cool idea!

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I once received a nice little Waterford crystal desk clock in “appreciation of the time you’ve spent with us” [on the project]. It was very thoughtful and meant more than company swag because he really put some effort into thinking of something different. You might do similar.

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That’s really thoughtful!

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Can I be on your team?

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M1, sure!

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Levain Cookies

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These look delicious. I might have to put them in the box! Thanks for the suggestion!

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Hey OP take a look at Stick With Me for bonbons. In the shop I think they do a 4-piece box or 6-piece box. They’re my go-to anytime I need a gift to impress, and people always have such a delightful reaction when they open the box.

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Oh wow. These are beautiful! Thank you for the suggestion. Could definitely tuck these into their box. Thx!

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I’ve never gotten anything from a manager.

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Sorry D1. I really appreciate my team and couldn’t be successful without them. Feel like they should know it.

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