Is there a first time supervisor on your Christmas gift list? Last year when my niece became an Assistant Manager at a Healthcare call center, it wasn’t hard to choose a gift for her. Still a struggling college student, paying her way through college, I noticed my niece’s day planner was sticking up out of her small handbag.
First time supervisors could use a new leather portfolio or bag
I purchased a leather tote bag as a Christmas gift for my niece at TJ Maxx. It was black, leather bag from Tignanello with gun-metal hardware. There were plenty of other handbag brands at TJ Maxx, but the Tignanello bag was $79.00. To me that was a bargain for the soft leather. Although the bag was not a large computer bag, it would still be able to fit a small lap top, her planner and any other files or documents she needed to carry. The black leather added a professional finish and the bag went well with everything else in her closet. A leather satchel for a male first time supervisor is also a good Christmas gift idea. Although the selection is not very large, you can usually find a few in the men’s department at TJ Maxx.
Desk or office art are good Christmas gifts for first time supervisors
Poster art with motivational statements come in all sizes, shapes and colors to fit any office décor. Whether or not the first time supervisor has a private office space or not, there is always a little area, if even just a locker, at home or at work, where they can keep art with inspiring messages. Any personal item like this would make a great gift for a first time supervisor. Whether it is a desk top calendar with daily fun cartoons or a large 24×36 inch poster with motivational images and sayings, find one with a theme relating to the personality of the first time supervisor. Retail stores like Michaels and some book stores have great selections of these kinds of gifts of all sizes.
Give a first time supervisor a gift card to an office supply store
If looking for a Christmas gift for a first time supervisor, look no further than the neighborhood office supply store. No matter the organization, a first time supervisor can count on office supply emergencies. Running out to a store like Office Depot, Staples or Office Max for everything from party decorations to colored paper, is a routine job for many first time supervisors. A gift card from one of these stores could be a life saver. Not only can they shop for office emergencies, they can shop for themselves and others. These office supply stores also sell an assortment of certificates or other motivational items to keep staff engaged.