Blog: Andy MortonThe answer to our prayers - Christmas corporate gift packs

Andy Morton | 18 November 2014

A new survey, released today by online drinks retailer 31DOVER.com, reveals that, while 50% of UK workers would choose alcohol as a Christmas present from their employees, just 7% would opt for a charity donation sent on their behalf.

Although this speaks volumes for where priorities lie this festive season, it might also give alcohol companies an idea for a new money-spinner - the Christmas corporate gift pack.

The basic idea would be the same as for the hundreds of other alcohol gift packs that come out at this time of year, except instead of an added scented candle or a couple of bars of chocolate to justify the 20% mark-up, it would include a special present targeted specifically at us working drones.

Perhaps, say, an automatic expenses generator that spits out made-up receipts. An area manager voodoo doll for the venting of frustrations. Or, if we combine the current UK employment environment with the more traditional aspects of Christmas, a soft cushion to kneel on as we pray we'll still have a job next year.

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