Whether you do or don’t - beware! Experts warn that either decision can potentially hurt your career and paycheck!


Sherri Athay is the author of “Present Perfect.” She says that some bosses expect gifts from employees and will resent you if you don’t give them something, because they’ll think you don’t appreciate them. Meanwhile, other bosses are extremely uncomfortable accepting presents. Some bosses are also concerned that accepting gifts from employees will set off potential ethical issues.

So, etiquette experts say your best bet is to give your boss a card and some baked goods – that’s a harmless way of letting them know you value them. And if you feel you need to get them a gift, keep it low-key. Like a $20 Starbucks gift card.