Christmas is an annual event where people give gifts to one another, eat food and – this year – sit around the family table awkwardly listening to family members’ conflicting views on Brexit.
In the spirit of annual events that involve gifts and laughing uncomfortably until it’s all over, here is Community Care’s 2016 edition of essential Christmas gifts for social workers.
For the gentle reflections on what you like about your job
Photo: Etsy/Yetty Designs. Get this tea mat on Etsy.
For getting you through your three hour ‘October strategy for mouse clicking innovation’ meeting
Photo: Etsy/Mug Country. Get this mug on Etsy.
For when you’ve decided to make your management style a little tougher
Photo: Etsy/Wraptious. Get this t-shirt on Etsy.
For when the local authority decides to save money by reducing your heating privileges to bi-quarterly sessions of 20 minutes
Photo: Firebox. Get this heated pillow on Firebox.
For the co-worker who says yes to every tea round but doesn’t really like drinking tea all that much
Photo: Totally Funky. Get this mug heater on Totally Funky.
For when Ofsted inspectors want you to improve your focus and task delegation
Photo: Amazon. Get this To Do List on Amazon.
For when you want to save time by scooting around offices on your chair, but also want to be conscious of safety
Photo: Amazon. Get this reversing alarm on Amazon.
For when you’ve had your chair privileges revoked for reversing into people
Photo: Oristand. Get this foldable standing desk on Oristand.
For feeling good about yourself
Photo: Etsy/Ampitupdesigns. Get this photo on Etsy.
For when you need something Christmassy and social worky so the headline of your gift article can’t be called misleading
Photo: Etsy/Social Work Tutor. Get this t-shirt on Etsy.
Photo: The Works. Get this book on The Works.
For when your local authority has decided to ‘improve’ your computer system
Photo: eBay/Sillyboytshirts. Get this t-shirt on eBay.
For when you need coffee so strong you’re willing to take a chance on whether you survive drinking it
Photo: Death Wish Coffee. Get this on Death Wish Coffee.