Last week, when I was leaving work, my boss mentioned in passing those dreaded words "I won't be in next week. I'll leave your gift on your desk". Now, I have nothing against gifts, I love gifts. I'm not a very gifty person, but I still enjoy giving and receiving them. But, it caught me off guard a bit. I've never really given gifts to work colleagues before, unless they're very good friends. And even then, the gift is given outside of work. I know you shouldn't give a gift just because you're given one, but I wasn't sure if everyone had decided to give gifts this year in the office, and I couldn't just give me boss a gift for fear of being the suck up.
So, I opted for the office gift; the gift that is given to no one in particular, but still satisfies as a gift and makes everyone happy. I even went for the double wammy and made it myself. I went for the simple, but effective, iced gingerbread cookies. They're perfect for Christmas (or anytime really) and go well with a cup of tea in the office.
Gingerbreads a little bit temperamental (or so I've found), but once you get the hang of it, you always have a stock full of it in your pantry.
Here's the recipe I use: