BOSTON, Nov. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Along with cookie swaps, ugly sweaters, and wine-filled office parties, the holiday season usually brings a handful of business gift exchanges. Whether a surprise gift from a vendor or an office Secret Santa, corporate gifts don't always spread holiday cheer. According to a recent survey of full-time American employees conducted by gourmet baker Dancing Deer Baking Company, almost 40% of employees felt neutral or disappointed with the corporate holiday gifts they received last year. Digging deeper, Dancing Deer uncovered a list of the worst holiday gifts employees have ever received from an employer, colleague, client, or vendor. Coming in at the top is the not-so-generous gift card or coupon trailing closely behind by the always-boring calendar. Other corporate gifting fails reported include: socks, ham, a company logo Christmas rug, a toy rat in a mousetrap, and a nail clipper set to name just a humorous few. Complete list of worst corporate holiday gifts, beginning with the worst ( Click to Tweet):
Not-so-generous gift card/coupon
A Logo'd pen
Apparel with large corporate logos
Plants or flowers
Gift This, Not That Don't make the mistake of giving the stress ball or uncomfortable religious gift. Since 1994, Dancing Deer has been known for its delicious, scratch-baked desserts and gourmet gift arrangements. Its brownies have twice been recognized as "Best Brownies in America," and are sure to win over any sour coworker. Corporate gifts are customizable with finishing touches such as custom-printed ribbons, branded hang tags and branded marketing materials, in addition to customized logo cookies and festive tins. Dancing Deer favorites are also available in grocery and specialty stores to help make holiday entertaining a breeze.