LONDON, February 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One in five employees have received a Valentine's Day gift at work, according to a recent survey conducted by office design company Maris Interiors. There were no surprises in the most popular gifts received - flowers (72% of gifts) and chocolates (8%).
As well as wine (5%) and beauty products (5%), the survey revealed that some more unusual Valentine's gifts had been sent to the workplace. One woman was baffled to receive a crate of seafood last February 14th. Other alarming gifts included a box of condoms, a lemon juicer and a live goldfish.
Women were found to be 12 times more likely to receive gifts at work than men. Of those employees who received a Valentine's present at their desk, 73% said they knew who had sent the gift. The woman who received the crate of seafood said she didn't know who her admirer was...
Maris Interior's Chairman, Michael Howard, said "Everyone loves to receive a gift on Valentine's Day - but be careful not to embarrass anyone in front of their boss or their colleagues and you should probably think twice before posting off lemon juicers!"
NOTES FOR EDITOR
1. Maris Interiors LLP is the UK's leading specialist in workplace design and creation. The company design and create world class working environments for occupiers throughout the UK and continental Europe. Their team of experts have extensive and in-depth knowledge of how good design can substantially improve business performance, save substantial amounts of money and help retain and attract key people.
2. 208 people participated in the survey, conducted between 17th - 22nd January 2011.
3. Top Valentine's Day gifts at work:
Flowers 72% Chocolates 8% Wine 5% Beauty Products 5% Cakes 3% Jewellery 2%
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