Gifts for Male Employees
Gift giving in the workplace or participating in a Secret Santa gift exchange can be a fun way to spread holiday cheer when a few parameters are put in place.
Companies usually provide guidelines such as a predetermined spending amount up to $20 or a list of suggestions to help employees choose an appropriate gift. Gender should also be taken into consideration when selecting a gift for a co-worker or boss.
Men in the workplace are generally coffee drinkers. Go for the practical gift by getting him a coffee mug he can use in the office every day. Mugs can be found in stainless steel for a sleek, professional look or in a variety of designs that range from specific logos and themes to colorful artwork.
For a thoughtful touch, you can personalize it with the person’s name. Mugs are available to buy online or in stores like Starbucks and often cost between $10 and $20.
Gift cards to restaurants, movie theaters or an electronics store like Future Shop will appeal to a male employee because he can choose what to spend it on and chances are he’s already a frequent patron. Gift cards to specialty stores like a golf shop are considerate if the co-worker has a hobby he has shared with the office.
Amounts can easily be tailored according to your budget or company price limit and are often purchased in increments of $10 or $20. For male employees who are open advocates of a charity, you can substitute a gift card for a donation to their favorite charitable organization.
Gift baskets may be chosen from a wide selection of ideas and can be customized to fit a co-worker’s particular tastes. For wine drinkers, look for one with a classic red wine or chardonnay and pair up with gourmet crackers and cheeses. Other quality gift baskets will include a decadent selection of chocolates, cookies and other sweets.
If you wish, you can also create your own gift basket rather than pre-ordering it from a store. Before assembling any goodies though, it’s a good idea to discreetly inquire about any known allergies he may have. While gift baskets tend to cost between $20 and $50 or even higher, they are an ideal gift especially if he’s a family man.