Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Holiday Gift Ideas

Each year near the holidays or graduation, parents of UK students contact me asking for career related gift ideas for their children. Is there someone on your holiday gift list that could benefit from such a gift? Here is a list of my favorite items.

  • Leather portfolio suitable for interviews
  • Business card holder
  • High quality pen
  • Tie
  • Leather purse
  • Pearls
  • Business book

There are many classic business and professional development books that make impressionable gifts - especially when a handwritten note is included. Some of my favorites include: How to Win Friends and Influence People, From Good to Great, Never Eat Alone, Drive, and 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Bloomberg Businessweek recently conducted a survey of prominent professors and business professionals seeking their favorite books. What would you add to this list?