Cool Coasters Make Perfect Holiday Coworker Gifts

If you are stumped and stressed, trying to come up with inexpensive gift ideas for coworkers that will actually be used and appreciated this year, coasters are absolutely perfect. Even if the gift receiver does not actually take them home to use, they will still likely enjoy them at their desk. There is nothing worse than the condensation from a can of soda or a water bottle getting all over the desk where important documents can also get wet. Cool coasters make perfect holiday coworker gifts without a lot of budgeting, even for that person you draw in a Secret Santa gift exchange who you know nothing about, or don’t necessarily like [Read more…]

The Best Book Gift Ideas for Coworkers: Secret Santa Exchange 2012

Oh joy!  It’s almost time for the holidays at work. For many of us, that means a potluck lunch and the (dreaded) office secret Santa.  With your luck, you’ll end up picking the name of the new guy that you know nothing about.  Here is a list of great business and career books that are popular on Amazon and should be safe picks for the holiday gift exchange.

StrengthsFinder 2.0
Help your coworker tap into their natural talents. StrengthsFinder 2.0 is designed to help workers tap into their strengths rather than dwell on fixing their
shortcomings.  I particularly enjoyed the “50 Ideas for Action.”

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
It’s such an obvious pick that it’s almost embarassing to include it on the list.  But with 1,000 days on the Amazon Top 100, and over 15 million copies sold,  it’s guaranteed to be a safe pick for the office secret Santa. [Read more…]