Secret Santa and White Elephant are classic office-friendly gift giving games. They can help bring your team together or encourage cross-departmental bonding. Plus, no one will complain about buying one gift instead of ten--just be sure to set spending caps so no one under or over buys! We’ve assembled the rules of both games and some gift ideas to get you into the holiday mindset!
Every Christmas morning, my mom enjoys her "Christmas martini". She finds a new martini recipe every year and proceeds to make martinis for everyone starting first thing in the morning and ending sometime after dinner. Since I'm not much of a martini drinker, I've put together a list of some of my favorite holiday cocktails you might want to try. It's highly encouraged to make these cocktails when celebrating with friends, dealing with your family, or trying to forget about the mistakes you made at the company holiday party.
Let's be honest. Do any of us really like New Year's Eve? It's one of those days that is supposed to be amazing, yet never lives up to its expectations. Most of us don't end up making it to midnight or spend the next day wishing we hadn't had that last glass of champagne. Last year I decided to bow out of my typical New York City NYE plans and host some close friends at my apartment in Boston. Having spent many hours researching "throwing a great new years eve party at home", I decided to put together my favorite tips in case any of you are deciding to swap your heels for slippers this NYE.
It's that time of the year again: endless baked goods, weird coworker gift exchanges, client outings and...company holiday parties. Company holiday parties can be both a blessing and a curse. The blessing? The open bar and appetizers that you can't/won't make at home. The curse? The open bar and having to mingle with the coworkers that you don't actually like.
As much as I love the holiday season, there is one thing I loathe: gift giving. Every year, I tell myself to be proactive and buy gifts throughout the year, yet here I am with no gifts or gift ideas this close to December 1st. Between family, friend, and coworker gift exchanges, it’s time to get my act together! Here are some suggestions I put together that will hopefully inspire you and fulfill all your office holiday gift-giving needs: