IT Management Slideshow: Gifts for Co-Workers: Goodwill and Wackiness

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 12-21-2010

33 percent

33 percent of employers plan to give their workers holiday bonuses in 2010, up from 29 percent last year.

33 percent

59 percent

59 percent of the employers who are awarding bonuses say they'll give the same amount as in prior years.

59 percent

9 percent

9 percent of employers say they won't issue holiday bonuses even though they have in previous years. This is down from 12 percent last year.

9 percent

52 percent

52 percent of employees are planning a holiday party for workers in 2010, up from 49 percent in 2009.

52 percent

29 percent

29 percent of employers plan to give holiday gifts this year, up from 26 percent last year.

29 percent

65 percent

65 percent of those employers providing gifts say they plan to spend the same amount for workers as they have in previous years.

65 percent

6 percent

6 percent of employerssay they aren't planning to give gifts this year although they have in the past.

6 percent

One-quarter

One-quarter of workers say they plan to buy holiday gifts for their colleagues this year.

One-quarter

22 percent

22 percent of workers plan to buy a gift for their boss.

22 percent

$25

$25 or less is what the vast majority (86 percent) of employees intend to spend on each holiday gift they buy for someone in the office.

$25

Most unusual gifts?

Employees have also "fessed up" about some very odd holiday gifts they've received from co-workers. These have included …

Most unusual gifts?

Most unusual gifts?

These have included …• … a bag of ice• a bra• a statue of Dracula• a turtleneck sweater covered in piranhas• a used cookbook• a pack of toilet paper• a coupon for a strip club

Most unusual gifts?