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Tuesday 17th November, 2015


We searched high and low to find out the proper etiquette on gift giving in the office. Here are some Do’s and Don’ts on gift giving in the office this holiday season. Happy Giving!

Do‘s and Don’ts for Gift giving in the office:


• First understand the company policy on gift-giving. The larger the company, the more likely a specific policy.

• Examine the company’s corporate culture for the types of gifts that might be acceptable.

• Rule of thumb: the more relaxed the corporate culture, the wider latitude you have in gift choices and use your common sense and good judgment when making gift choices.

• stay within your (and the office) budget for the gifts

• Spend time and effort to choose thoughtful gifts for each on your office list. And it’s best to stick to people’s hobbies or favorite activities when thinking of gifts.

• Consider gifts that can be shared (with co-workers or family members), such as gourmet food items — especially those in festive tins or boxes or one of the 7 items we’ve found to be a hit this season.

• Wrap your gift and do consider adding something extra to make the gift even more special, such as a gift of book with a really distinctive book mark.


• Don’t get a gift for anyone in the office for the sake of making a statement; give gifts to show your appreciation and thanks to the people who helped you the most in the past year. And don’t ever get something for the boss just to show up your co-workers. (You don’t want to be seen as a suck-up or brown-nosier.)

• Don’t assume the people in your office share your tastes.

• Don’t even think of gag or other inappropriate gifts.

• Don’t give items that are too personal, religious, racial, or sexual. Clothing (especially lingerie), perfume/cologne, handmade, re-gifted, and alcoholic items are also don’ts.

• Don’t give gifts to co-workers in front of others. Instead, consider having a holiday lunch or high tea and exchanging gifts outside the office. If you can’t get out of the office, exchange presents discretely (and perhaps after hours).

• Don’t pass up a chance to partake in a “Secret Santa” if the whole office is doing so, but remember to stick with all the rules

• Don’t wait until the last minute to shop for your co-workers. This is why we have found 7 of the HOTTEST items to get this year for your office list.

Let us help you make this gift giving season a hit.

  1. GO PUCK Wearable Power 3xgo puck

Charges GoPro Cameras, Smartphones & other devices up to 3 times. Has 4,400 milliamps (mAh) and weighs 4 oz. Includes black active mount which is compatible with any GoPro Camera mount or fastens to a belt or strap. At a compact size of 3″ x 3″ x 0.7″, it easily fits in a pocket or cupholder. Charge two devices at the same time with the dual USB outputs (includes standard 1 amp output and rapid charging output at up to 2.1 Amps). Rugged “Military Grade” design allows for shock and vibration resistant. GO PUCK, the leader in Wearable Power, makes the ultimate personal power solution to charge all USB powered devices. Designed for the Active Lifestyle, you are able to clip, strap or mount the power wherever you need, giving you the ability to easily rapid charge your devices multiple times.

2.  Fashion Bluetooth gloves wireless gloves touch screen glovesbluetooth gloves

The Bluetooth talking gloves have a microphone built into the gloves that allow you to talk through your hand. Capacitive technology in the two fingers and thumb interacts with touch screens. Including a micro USB charging cable and instructions, the gloves are easily connected using a Bluetooth connection. Customize for your next event.


3.  Custom Bluetooth Smart Braceletsmart band

This smart bracelet is made of silicone.The size is 9.5”*0.8”.It is multifunctional:tracking steps,distance measurement,time display,sleep monitor,vibration of alarm and sedentary reminder,etc.Customized logo is acceptable.Great to promote your brand.



4.  Stella Computer Totefoliotote

You’ll always succeed when the Stella computer totefolio becomes your “platform!” Made of 420 denier polyester with a 210 denier lining, this bag features a felt computer sleeve, front zippered easy-access pocket for up to a 10″ tablet, magnetic closure, removable, felt laptop sleeve with a zippered closure that fits up to a 15″ laptop, interior padded tablet sleeve with a scratch-resistant lining, multi-function organizer and 25″ shoulder straps!

 Lamis Messengermessenger

Made from soft Litchi fabric this fashionable bag is perfect for executives and students alike. Imprinted with your custom logo, it’s professional look and sleek design make it a great match for business travel. Features flap styling with Velcro (R) closure, front and back slip pockets and a padded computer compartment. 52″ adjustable shoulder strap and side pockets. The 52″ handles make for a comfortable and convenient carrier. Measures 15″W x 12″H x 3.5″D.


5.This exceptionally soft, midweight fleece jacket will keep you warm during everyday excursions and it’s offered at an unbeatable price.fleecefeelce1
  • 13.8-ounce, 100% polyester
  • Twill-taped neck
  • Reverse coil zipper
  • Chin guard
  • Bungee cord zipper pulls
  • Front zippered pockets
  • Open cuffs
  • Open hem with drawcord and toggles for adjustability


6.  Luxe Water Bottlewater bottle

22 oz. water bottle with removable threaded lid and stainless steel interior. Great giveaways for sporting events, special gifts, and much more! Great for hiking, mountains, forest, running, outdoors, jogging, camping, swimming and boating. 9 6/8″ H x 2 3/4″ W.


7.  Travel Mugtravel mug

16 oz. stainless steel insulated travel mug / travel tumbler with matching colorful band, liner and bottom, double wall thermal plastic insulated matching color top and sipping slider lid. Fits most automobile cup holders.


There are a variety of areas to marketing. Some areas aren’t given as much attention as others but that is where our experts come in to help. Over the next 7 weeks we will talk to our experts and hear from our President Shanna Vollmer on those areas to help keep you up to date. 


Did you realize that only 75.2% of businesses have a website?According to recent article on  We took a minute to talk to our team expert Ryan Phillips, web designer and developer, to discuss the number one mistake that most businesses make regarding their websites and why websites are important in this day in age.

Business Website Statistics Number Percent
Number of businesses surveyed 14,441,089  
Business had a website 3,580,247 24.8 %
Business did not have a website 10,860,842 75.2 %
Female Owned Businesses    
Business had a website 827,450 22.4 %
Business did not have a website 2,860,485 77.6 %
Male Owned Businesses    
Business had a website 1,784,806 24.3 %
Business did not have a website 5,571,459 75.7 %
Co Male-Female Owned Businesses    
Business had a website 666,330 25.2 %
Business did not have a website 1,982,767 74.8 %


I would say the number 1 thing companies’ fail at in regards to their website is making sure their websites are current and fresh. By current, I mean not using outdated code and/or design trends. And by fresh, I mean keeping the content fresh by uploading new photos, text, videos, blog posts, etc.

Not only will doing both of these things keep your website visitors engaged and more informed, but it will help with search engine results as well.

And this spills over to social media since social media is somewhat an extension of your website. Keeping social media fresh and engaging with your audience can have the same impact as keeping your site current and fresh.

Keeping a website fresh and current is one of those things that is very low on most companies’ priority list, but can have a great impact on a company’s brand and search engine rankings”

We encourage all businesses to invest in having a web presence and if you already do our team can help you keep it fresh and relevant. Next week, you will hear from our team expert Sean Lorton, No Box Studios, about how video can change your marketing outcomes.


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