It is holiday season now with talks about presents and shopping all the time in the office. Although I do not go with the flow, I am not a party-pooper either. Plus, I would not want to miss this chance to express good wishes.
Therefore, I gave some Xmas colors self-made origami products to some people in other department whom I see on daily basis. I distributed a bottle of chocolate candies to those whom I have contact with, not a regular chocolates but a rather deluxe ones. Not too much but a little gesture.
I have found this practice of giving away a little something since I came to this company. People never give anything big or expensive. It would make your look like a fool if you give lavishly.
I gave one colleague a Xmas card with a cloisonne-lid mirror, although I doubt if she understands what art it is involved in the making. I feel like “Do in Rome as Romans do,” on the surface, though.