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Season’s Greetings from IMPROV Learning

The holidays are upon us and there’s never been a better time to give a gift to a friend or loved one. Everyone has faced their own struggles throughout the year, and everyone deserves a little cheer. Whether it be your coworker, your mom, or the kids, giving a gift is a sure way to bring a smile to someone’s face. Here at IMPROV Learning, we want everyone to have a healthy, happy, and safe holiday season. Keep reading to learn about unique gift-giving ideas you can use throughout the holidays.

Gifts for Mom

Your mom is your rock. She’s an angel sent from heaven and your life wouldn’t be the same without her. This holiday season is the perfect time to give her gift even though it won’t come close to what she has given you during your lifetime. When giving your mom a gift, don’t rush out to the nearest store and pick up the first thing you come across. Instead, take a moment to reflect on what she likes and what she needs. Perhaps she made a comment recently about the new NorthFace jacket you bought. She would probably love one for herself. Does she ever get in your car and comment on how good it smells? If so, you could give her a basket of air fresheners like you use.

Gifts for Coworkers

Coworkers are often hard to buy for, but they definitely deserve a gift. This is especially true if you work on a project with a team. If it wasn’t for their help, you would be stuck doing the whole project yourself. Reasonably, you probably don’t have money to spend $30 on a gift for each person on your team or in the office. With this mind, you’ll want to keep things simple. The office would probably love it if you brought in several desserts one day for everyone to enjoy. By doing this, you are gifting everyone with delectable delights at a reasonable price.
Here’s a list of gifts that cost $30 or below that are great for giving to coworkers this holiday season:

• Coffee mugs
• Fleece throws
• Pens and office stationary products
• Bookends
• Kitchen supplies
• Corkscrews
• Umbrellas
• Desk lamps
• Portable phone chargers

If you don’t want to buy for everyone in the office, you can always suggest a Secret Santa game. This way everyone gets a gift but everyone only has to buy for one person. If you’re going to do Secret Santa, it’s usually best to put some ground rules in place. Many offices do a funny version of Secret Santa where everyone buys each other silly gifts. If you want to do the funny version, make sure you explain so when having everyone draw names. You can also try to incorporate this into your safety training sessions.

Gifts for the Kids

As far as the kids go, they can be difficult to buy for too. Much of the time, kids already have so much, and it leaves you not knowing what to get them. How about getting them stuff they need? A new pair of shoes, a nice winter coat (make sure to buy it big so they can wear it next year), and even school supplies that they are running low on. All of these are great gift ideas. If your kids are constantly asking you for money to buy stuff online or on a gaming console, you can give them gift cards that allow them to spend the money any way they want.

We hope you have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! The upcoming year is sure to be one of the best!

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