Holiday Business Etiquette Advice: Office Holiday Attire, Secretary Gifts, & More!

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Looking for some of our best holiday business etiquette advice? You’ve come to the right place!

General Holiday Business Etiquette

  • Office Holiday Party Etiquette Tips
  • Holiday Networking: Our Best Tips
  • Holidays, Vacations, and Office Etiquette
  • Cupcakes and the Office — How to Say No to Sugary Treats (If You Want To) Without Making Your Coworkers Hate You

Great Gift Ideas for Secretaries, Assistants, and Others

Holiday Open ThreadGift Idea: Mini Massage GunGift Idea: Easy Care Plant SubscriptionGift Idea: Corrie Shapeshifter WalletGift Idea: Chai Tea AssortmentGift Idea: Gourmet Fruit SpreadsGift Idea: Custom Pet SocksGift Idea: The Pedi SystemGift Idea: Goldbelly Food GiftsGift Idea: "Now That's Smooth" Flawless Facial CollectionGreat Gift Ideas for the Household (Reader Favorites!)Gift Idea: Pet Heating PadGift Idea: Big Macs & BurgundyHoliday Weekend Open Thread (& Gift Idea)Coffee Break: No-Fog Reading GlassesThe Best Books for Home StyleHappy Holidays!Gift Idea: Funny T-ShirtsWeekend Open ThreadGift Idea: BalaclavaGift Idea: Electric Foot WarmerWeekend Open ThreadCoffee Break: Welaxy Felt OrganizersCoffee Break: Faux Fur ThrowWeekend Open Thread

What to Wear to a Low-Key Office Holiday Party

2022 update: festive blazers in velvet! black / red / green / black

  • What to Wear to a Holiday Office Party
  • A Roundup of Stylish Velvet Blazers: When You Want to Look Professional But Feel a Little Fancy
  • What to Wear to the Holiday Party at the Boss’s House

What to Wear to a Fancy Gala for Work (aka the Office Prom)

It can be tough to stay professional AND wear a gown — and the wrong gown can lead to some serious regrets.

  • What Not to Wear to a Black Tie Affair
  • Black Tie on a Budget
  • How to Do Black Tie on the Cheap

Holiday Cards — And Coworkers

(HO HO Holy Batman Do I Have To Send One to Everyone?)

  • Do You Send Holiday Cards to Friends and Colleagues?
  • Is There Such a Thing as Professional Family Holiday Cards? [CorporetteMoms]
  • Etiquette Flash: Navigating the Tricky Waters of Holiday Cards
  • Reader Mail: Which Co-Workers Get a Holiday Card?

Spend Spend Spend: Tipping and Giving During the Holidays

  • What Are You Getting Your Assistant for the Holidays? (poll result)
  • Holiday Tipping (and our older poll on What to Tip Your Secretary for the Holidays)
  • Should You Buy a Holiday Gift for Your Boss?
  • Reader Mailbag: Hostess Gifts?
  • Gift Guide: Personalized, Small Gifts for Your Assistant or Secretary
  • How to Buy Jewelry for the Women in Your Life
  • Gift Ideas (recent posts)
  • (for the working moms:) The Best Teacher Gifts [CorporetteMoms]

Year-End Personal Finance Tips

  • Seven Financial Steps to Take at the End of the Year
  • How to Respond to a Good Bonus (and what to buy with your bonus)
  • When Your Coworker Pressures You to Give To Charity

General Work-Life Balance Advice Around the Holidays

  • Holiday Delegating Ideas: Do, Delegate or Nope [CorporetteMoms]
  • Seasonal Holiday Decor — and Working Moms [CorporetteMoms]
  • Mamas, Holidays and Stress [CorporetteMoms]
  • The Busy Woman’s Guide to Last-Minute Cleaning
  • How to Get a Ton Done in a Quiet Office Around the Holidays

(Planning ahead to the New Year? Here are some of our top posts on resolutions for busy women.)

Stock photo credit (at top): Deposit Photos / poznyakov.holiday business etiquette tips and advice

Holiday business etiquette can be super confusing -- so we rounded up all of our best advice in one place. From what to wear to your office holiday party, to how much to give your secretary for Christmas, to whether it's OK to take a vacation at the end of the year -- we've got it all.

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