Buying a gift for someone you don’t know well
Giving anything that could be deemed inappropriate
Exchanging gifts in front of everyone
Not only is this exclusive of others, it can create awkwardness for those who may not have purchased gifts at all.
Reciprocating gifts from your boss
If your supervisor gives you a gift, express your gratitude with a heartfelt thank you note.
Giving gifts to gain recognition
Just don’t. This tactic rarely works in anyone’s favor.