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Office gifts: From weird to wonderful

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Santa’s not the only one delivering presents this holiday season. Nearly eight out of 10 (79%) executives polled in a recent survey said some form of gift giving occurs in their offices. But it’s not all bottles of wine and Target gift cards out there.

When asked to name the most unusual or unique gifts exchanged in the office, responses ranged from a fully stocked 125-pound aquarium to personalized bobbleheads.

Execs were asked, “During the holiday season, which of the following types of gifts, if any, are typically given in your office?” Their responses:

  • 51% Gifts from managers to staff members
  • 51% Gifts from staff members to each other
  • 43% Gifts from coworkers based on names dropped in a hat
  • 39% Gifts from staff to their managers
  • 19% None/no gifts given

“Given the current economy, office gift giving may be toned down this year, but there still will be those who want to spread holiday c...(register to read more)

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