If this topic has been covered anywhere else, please forgive me.
Even though this Christmas will be a bit leaner compared to previous years, I've done pretty good at finding things for parents, child, stepchildren, husband. One of my most frustrating problems this year is what to get co-workers. Yes, I know in the grand scheme of the world, this is a non-problem and I hesitated to ask something so....petty, I guess. But, since the FoRTer's are the greatest minds in the world, figured what the heck.
My office setting: I work in corrections, but the majority of my time is in an office area. I have a personal administrative assistant plus there are two others I work fairly closely with. There are also two men in here, one is my "equal" and the other is the big boss of us all. This makes 5 people I work with all day, every day. I also have three area supervisors who report directly to me and they each have their own staffs. In years past, the main office area here have drawn names, done the "white elephant" thing, given to whoever they chose, etc. This year, we haven't even discussed it. I have NO IDEA what to get these folks. Homemade cookies? Gift certificates? Money? Scratch off lottery tickets? I am not crafty (cranky yes, crafty no!).
Relationship wise, I get along well with them all, although I don't particularly care for one of the administrative assistants. I do not see or talk to any of these folks outside of work, except on rare occasions.
We will be having a holiday luncheon here at work on the 19th and I will need to have something in hand besides a corn casserole by then. Anybody have any ideas? I usually don't ask stuff like this, but this year I am just strangely exhausted all the time and can't think straight. Thanks!