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    ktfran
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    I go to my hair stylist religiously every six weeks so we talk a lot about anything and everything. I don’t know how the convo started, but she told me she gets TONS of Starbucks and Dunkn gift cards… which is one of the reasons I like giving cash. Maybe she wants to buy herself something fun that’s not coffee, you know?

    This convo happened sometime in the last year after the holiday’s, and I had given cash last year, so she wasn’t hinting at anything.

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    hfantods
    hfantods
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    My boss has given me gifts in the past. One year it was play tickets/gift certificate. Last year it was a necklace which sounds weird but it was fine. I’ve just given him and his wife (it’s a small workplace) homemade cookies. Should I being giving up now?

    People give presents to their assistants. I don’t have my own but I give my boss’s assistants a gift card and a candle/soap gift. At my friend’s firm they give big gifts to their assistants like a vacation or concert tickets. I’m not sure if that is in place of a Christmas bonus or something.

    Plan to get my language teacher and vocal teacher a present too.

    #728109 Reply
    becboo84
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    @Spacey, I do gift cards! For the daycare teachers, I typically do Target, but for the others, I try and do a local restaurant/coffee shop that I know they like.

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    Copa
    Copa
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    For those of you who want to give cash, but feel a gift card is more gift-like, enter: The Visa Giftcard. 🙂

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    MaggieB

    A gift at Christmas has always been customary from my bosses, though not the other way around (I usually send their family a card, or maybe make cookies).

    Bosses usually give me something nice–a $25 bottle of wine, or a nice restaurant giftcard. Plus something else from the company at large.

    But that’s because I work in low-paid executive assistant types of jobs where the bulk of my day is spent doing stuff directly and often exclusively for my boss’ benefit. I don’t think the same thing would apply if my work didn’t benefit my boss so directly, or if I was in another industry.

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    SpaceySteph
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    Alright well at the recommendation of this board I went to the bank today to pick up nice shiny new $50 bills for the daycare teachers. Also picked up a bunch of small bills so I can make it rain with others who deserve a tip.

    I always wish ATMs would give out smaller bills, but then I think I would probably be *too* good a tipper (aka I’d go broke) if I could get $1s and $5s easier, so its probably safer for my bottom line that I have to actually go to a bank when its open to get that kind of cash.

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    ktfran
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    Good call SpaceySteph. I know it feels weird to give cash, but I think they’ll be super happy.

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