Gifts for Coworkers and Neighbors

Gifts for Coworkers and Neighbors(Christmas) Gifts for Coworkers and Neighbors

What do you get for Christmas gifts for coworkers and neighbors?

Your neighbors and colleagues are people you likely see everyday. At home, your neighbors are closest to you. In case of an emergency in your home, your family, friends, or neighbors may well be the ones you have to count on to save your life, or the lives of your loved ones.  Christmas gifts for coworkers and neighbors are a nice way to let them know that you appreciate them.

If you work, chances are you spend most of your waking hours in the office with your coworkers. In some cases, you may not have good relationships with coworkers, but being friends with them goes a long way towards making a major difference in the quality of life in the office.

It’s a good idea to maintain good relationships with your neighbors and colleagues.

Exchanging gifts is a great way to help build rapport. Or at least a cordial relationship. As is helping one another, forgiving the careless words that might hurt and basically building an easy-going, give and take relationship with the people you see everyday.

Back to the topic of Christmas gifts. What do you get for gifts for coworkers and neighbors?

If you know them well enough, you might pick a gift that is in line with their hobbies – a new hockey stick for the avid or even recreational hockey player; sunscreen, a sunhat, and some flip-flops for your neighbor who is traveling to a warmer climate for a vacation.

For the office gift exchange or for coworkers or neighbors you might not know very well, but would like to impress, Christmas gift wine might be more appropriate, unless they are teetotalers,  in which case, you could give them a coffee variety or teas and hot chocolate.

I know, the temptation to recycle unwanted Christmas gifts from last year is strong, but you might be able to get away with it.

Two rules to remember:

  1. Don’t give the gift back to the one who gave it to you.
  2. Match the gift to the recipient. One man’s junk is another’s treasure, so give these presents to people who would actually use them.

Christmas food gifts are very versatile and more affordable. These are wonderful gifts for coworkers and neighbors, especially if you are afraid something too personal might cause a misunderstanding. Everyone must eat, so good food would be appreciated by both sexes and by the young and old alike.

Cookies make great Christmas gifts. If you have the time, you can bake your own. If not, you can always buy delicious cookies beautifully packaged as Christmas gifts for anyone who is not on a special or restricted diet. Home made Christmas cookies make for less expensive Christmas gifts, with a personal touch, that would be well received.

If you want to give something that shows some effort and save money as well, how about giving Christmas cookies to everyone, in pretty, seasonal, cookie tins. Make them yourself in bulk and you’ll save quite a lot of money. Get flour, eggs and baking ingredients (on sale, if you can) and use your favorite cookie recipes to make an assortment of Christmas cookies. Use cookie cutters to cut the cookies into festive shapes. Put them in airtight tins and present them as gifts for coworkers and neighbors for Christmas.

Too much work? Give perfume coffrets (a small coffer). For a family with women or teenage girls, or even one with guys who are well groomed, a fragrance coffret for the girls or guys or both, would be a nice change from food gifts.

2 Comments


  1. While I cook (more than) well, baking cakes and cookies eludes me. So. if I elected to gift some home-baked item, it would necessitate a larger expenditure- a one time pass to an express medical clinic.


    1. Oh me, oh my, Roy. There are bakeries… lol

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