Today’s guest post is from author Vicki Lesage.
Looking for a present for the office gift exchange? What do you get for someone you don’t really know that well, but who you want to think you put a lot of thought into their gift? While staying within the pre-set $10-$20 limit, of course.
How about one of these books:
For the coworker who’s stressing about planning the office party:
Survival of the Christmas Spirit, by Aimee Horton
This Christmas installment of the Survival Series has Dottie Harris thinking she can pull off the perfect Christmas dinner, until unexpected guests arrive and disaster strikes, that is. Will Dottie be able to handle everything the holiday throws at her? Will your coworker be able to pull off the perfect office party (including no one making photocopies of their butts)?
For the nice coworker who always cheers you up, particularly after a rough meeting or on pretty much any Monday morning:
Festive Feast, by Michelle Gorman
What’s better than one cheery Christmas novella? Three Christmas novellas bundled into one! Each of these romantic comedy tales will get your friendly coworker in the Christmas spirit, even on a Monday.
For the coworker who piles his plate high with a little bit of everything from the holiday potluck:
Christmas, Actually, by Collected Authors
There’s something for everyone in this collection of Christmas stories, so your colleague who likes a little bit of everything will love this book. A smorgasbord of holiday tales, this anthology is perfect for cozying up next to the fire. Or the buffet table.Don't give an inappropriate gift at your holiday office party - give one of these recs from @vickilesage instead! Click To Tweet
For the coworker who’s always talking about her kids:
Tovi the Penguin goes away for Christmas, by Janina Rossiter
If her kids are aged 0-6, they’ll love the Tovi the Penguin series, particularly this sweet holiday tale about penguins who go on vacation for Christmas, but worry they might not get any gifts from Santa while they’re away.
For the hilarious coworker who does a perfect imitation of your annoying boss:
Jen Mann is known for telling it like it is and making you laugh out loud while doing so. Your blunt coworker will nod along as he reads this funny holiday book outlining everything that’s annoying about the season.
For the coworker who you know is going to drink too much at the holiday party (and possibly make out with someone):
Christmas Confessions & Cocktails, by Vicki Lesage
This funny Christmas-themed memoir shares 25 holiday mishaps and misadventures, and pairs each one with a delicious cocktail recipe. Just keep an eye on how many cups of punch your coworker is downing, and have the phone number of a taxi ready!
Need a suggestion for another hard-to-buy for coworker? Leave it in the comments, and I’ll try to come up with a recommendation for you!
Bestselling author Vicki Lesage proves daily that raising two French kids isn’t as easy as the hype lets on. In her three minutes of spare time per week, she writes, sips bubbly, and prepares for the impending zombie apocalypse. She lives in Paris with her French husband, rambunctious son, and charming daughter, all of whom mercifully don’t laugh when she says “au revoir.” She penned the Paris Confessions series in between diaper changes and wine refills. She writes about the ups and downs of life in the City of Light at VickiLesage.com.