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The Yes, No and Maybe of Office Gift Giving To give or not to give? That is the question you should have answered by now.

By Gary Beckstrand Edited by Dan Bova

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Finding the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list is an annual source of stress. Gift giving in the office adds even more anxiety and uncertainty. Do you need to get a gift for everyone? Are there people you should avoid? How much money are you expected to spend?

Many companies acknowledge the holiday season with an employee gift or a wintertime/holiday celebration. But understanding the interpersonal rules of gifts between bosses, subordinates and coworkers can be difficult and intimidating.

Related: This Is the Best Holiday Gift I Ever Received From an Employer

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