The Holidays are upon us and for small business owners, gift giving has most likely been top-of-mind. You have clients, service providers, employees – a myriad of people to consider. And with the many various personal and religious beliefs that exist, if not done properly, the topic of gift giving can quickly turn into an ettiquete minefield if you’re not careful.
There is help and advice online when it comes to the topic of Holiday gift giving concerning what is appropriate. (Check out the Business Gift Giving Guide from our sister site, Small Business Trends.)
But what about Holiday gift giving “no-no’s” – the blunders?
“Pay attention to details. Whatever gift you choose, make sure it reflects what you provide throughout the year. No client wants to feel bribed by an unexpected payoff at year’s end.”
Ok understood, bribing is an obvious no-no. Another big no-no is to assume that everyone celebrates Christmas. Using the phrase “Merry Christmas” could not only offend someone, but also be a dead giveaway that you know absolutely nothing about the individual.
Check out this article over at Business On Main, “Smart Ways to Send Business Gifts This Season,” which provides do’s, don’ts and ideas. Then come back here and leave us your business gift giving no-no. (But make sure that your “don’t” isn’t one already listed in the article.)
Leave us your business gift giving no-no (and your Twitter username) by the end of day on December 29, 2011, in the comments section below and our team of moderators will pick the best blunder to avoid.
The winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to Amazon!
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