By Eric B. Meyer
Leave it to CareerBuilder to run a survey seeking the most unusual co-worker holiday gifts. Camouflage toilet paper made the list.
(Well, at least it wasn’t used, am I right?)
According to this survey from CareerBuilder.com, about one-quarter of your co-workers will exchange gifts this holiday season, while 1 in 5 will buy holiday gifts for their bosses.
Most will spend lest than $25 on the gift. One in 10 cheapskates will spend $5 or less.
Gifts you don’t want to get
If you are on a limited budget and are looking for the unusual holiday gift for a co-worker, well, you’ll have to do better than these doozies:
- 50 pounds of fresh Louisiana shrimp;
- A toothpaste squeezer;
- A hand-painted porcelain clown with silk clothes on it;
- A unicorn calendar;
- A painted concrete chicken;
- A plaster cast of a co-worker’s hand;
- Camouflage toilet paper;
- Homemade laundry detergent;
- A talking fly swatter.
What the most unusual workplace holiday gift your ever gave/received? Let me know in the comments below.
This was originally published on Eric B. Meyer’s blog, The Employer Handbook.