The Christmas holidays can be stressful at the best of times, but when it comes time for buying gifts for the staff Christmas party many of us feel extra pressure to find great gift ideas for our co-workers. This gift buying can be made even more difficult if you don’t know who it is you are buying the gift for, and especially if you have to buy for your boss. The following are some simple and easy suggestions of gifts you can give that are general enough as to be suitable for anyone and will help take the reduce your stress levels during the holidays.

Gift Baskets

Gift Baskets

We have all been in the situation before: you are in the shopping mall trying to get inspiration for buying a gift that has to fall within a specific price range, must be suitable for any age and gender and must also cater to a variety of tastes and preferences. This is a gift-buying situation that is seemingly impossible and can really add stress to an already stressful time of year. In this situation, a good choice is usually a gift basket, especially a gift basket with a variety of foodstuffs in it. Gift baskets are a timeless option, a gift that generally has something for everyone and can come in any shape, size and price range. Although they are a great option for any occasion, they can be particularly useful especially around the holiday time when you can easily find specialty Christmas hampers with items that are more suitable for this special season. Anyone at the office would be happy to take home one of these and share with his or her friends and family.

Gift Cards

Buying gift cards to give as Christmas gifts is a great way to be creative while still giving the person who is receiving the gift more freedom over getting what they actually want this year. If you are working within a specific price range, there is no end to the choices you have when choosing a gift. Gift cards can cover a very broad range of tastes and interests such as those for department stores, movie theatres and recreational facilities. You can also make the gift more specific and give a gift card for restaurants or even online music stores. In the end, the person receiving the gift will get exactly what they were wanting for Christmas this year, and you will be one step closer to a stress-free holiday season.

Homemade Gifts

If you are the creative type, then why not save some money and make something yourself? This is a good opportunity to show off your culinary skills by baking some chocolate brownies or, if you are particularly savvy with the knitting needles, you can make a scarf or beanie. Not only will this please the hard to buy for people who seem to have everything, but is a sure way to impress whoever is receiving the gift as everyone loves presents that are thoughtful and unique.