How to celebrate a new job
15th February 2016
A new job is certainly cause for celebration, especially if it is starting out in the legal profession or getting a new job at your dream law firm as all those years of training have come to fruition.
It’s a great achievement and deserves celebration, and thanks to all our experience in legal recruitment we know how you should celebrate a new job. So, without further ado check out our range of tips.
If you are looking to show that special someone how proud you are of their recent job change, then buying them a gift is a must.
Bonsai is an art form that traces its roots to China, but the ProPlants Juniper Bonsai is the perfect gift for someone starting a new vacancy as the recipient can put it on their desk and make their work environment less bland.
The Bonsai should be placed in sunlight, and the product from ProPlants does come with a few more care instructions.
Magnetic Desk Organizer and Charging Station
In-house legal positions and other legal jobs can be stressful and this is no more evident than when a lawyer’s desk is littered with papers.
However, with the Magnetic Desk Organizer and Charging Station from Personal Creations you can make sure the lawyer in your life has a tidy desk.
This compact organiser has two slots where documents and important papers can be kept and three spots where a phone or other gadgets can sit while they charge.
New job cards
Notonthehighstreet has a new job cards category that includes over 200 different cards created by more than 90 creative businesses and designers in the UK.
The eclectic and modern designs coupled with over 60 cards offering personalised elements mean that you are certain to find the best card to congratulate a colleague, friend or family member on their new job.
Take the Just Be Yourself card, which is simplistic but still funny and costs just £3.25:
Or the You Clever Sausage card that costs £2.99:
Oreo Cookie USB Drive
The new job gifts from Gifts for Men are really great for presents for someone who has just started a new job. Quite often, people leave other frustrating jobs and they're happy to be somewhere new, whilst others have been unemployed for a while and are happy to finally secure a job.
Whatever the case, a gift such as the Oreo Cookie USB Drive from Gifts for Men is a really useful present as this scrumptious looking USB drive will hold up to 32 gigabytes of your favourite music, pictures, documents, and more.
The Oreo Cookie USB Drive is compact and lightweight and is the perfect gift for someone who loves food or technology, or both.
When you get a new job within the law industry you need to look smart, especially if your role is public facing.
That is why the Mustache Cufflinks from Gifts for Men are great, especially for a man who boasts a beard or moustache.
The cufflinks are 3/4 of an inch in diameter and are gun metal colour. If that’s not enough, the cufflinks will come in an official Men’s Bodega Gift Box.
Photo Upload Mug
Getting Personal and their Gifts for the Office also offer a fantastic selection of gift ideas that are perfect for someone starting their new job. From self-stirring mugs to an engraved pen holder and pen, there is something that is bound to put a smile on their face.
The Photo Upload Mug from Getting Personal is a great gift idea as it will not only be used every day, but will give the new starter’s colleagues an idea of how they like their tea or coffee.
Similarly, the website serves as a lifesaver when starting your new job near Christmas – Secret Santa woes be gone!
Eat cake, cookies and sweet treats
Nothing says congratulations like cake and other sweet treats and, luckily, the UK plays host to some of the best bakers and icers there are! From cupcakes to giant celebration cakes, the choice is yours in a variety of flavours.
Crumbs and Doilies is one of the most delicious cake options you can find. Their shop in Soho is utterly delectable, but for those who are just too busy party planning, you can order your cake to be delivered straight to your door. You can also pick up a stunning C&D creation at one of their market stalls that they host all over the capital. Choose from a variety of designs and flavours, including the piñata cake, ombre or even rainbow, or for something extra special their custom celebration cakes ensure you get exactly what you had in mind.
They even make tutorials so you can give their cute cupcakes a go yourself. C&D founder Jemma is also a member of Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube army and hosts weekly how-to videos on her YouTube channel. See how to make your own piñata cupcakes in this video.
The Hummingbird Bakery knows that no one does cupcakes quite like the Americans and that is why their American-style bakery, founded in 2004, has become the incredible success that it is today.
Starting out in 2004 in Notting Hill, they now have five different bakeries across London and their own cookbooks so you can give their recipes a go yourself at home. Order online and get delivered to your home just in time for the party or new job celebration, with delivery running seven days a week.
The only thing that will have you stuck is deciding between the choices in their delicious range; from tray bakes to whoopee pies, and of course cupcakes, it may take a while!
Patisserie Valerie are famous for their handmade celebration cakes and they even have a tool to create your own.
Patisserie Valerie not only offer the best quality cakes and patisseries, but serve continental breakfasts, lunches and teas and coffee at their 110 locations across the UK.
If you want to help celebrate a new job then the celebration cakes from Patisserie Valerie are certainly a great way to do so. Their celebration cakes range from fruits of the forest gateau with dark chocolate to the Valerie chocolate mousse.
If you think a cake would be too much for your friends and family, then perhaps celebrating your new job with Patisserie Valerie’s four slices to takeaway for £10 offer might be better.
Cupcakes and cheesecakes
Lola’s Cupcakes bring their passion for flavour, quality and great customer service to their range of carts and stores across London, Kent and even Bicester Village!
Their promise is that only freshly baked, handcrafted treats will be found at their counters. They don’t believe in shortcuts and spend months perfecting their recipes, which they bake from scratch every day.
So if you are celebrating the success of being offered your dream job, then trying their large selection of scrumptious cupcakes, pre-ordering a mouth-watering cheesecake for a party or picking up an extra special celebration cake is a great way to toast your success.
Their cheesecakes and cupcakes have been refined through generations of family recipes and their range of cheesecakes, for example, are available in nine mouth-watering flavours, including Banoffee, Raspberry and Blueberry to name but a few. That is why their selection is so popular!
Throw a party
If you’ve finally secured your dream position after years of searching, there is no better time, or excuse, to throw a party. Before starting your first day (although perhaps not the night before!) why not invite a few friends over for drinks and a catch up or, if you’re feeling so inclined, throw a bigger gathering so that you can celebrate with loved ones? After all, you’ve earned it!
Evite is the great digital way of inviting your friends over as you can send a tempting invite without having to make a trip to the Post Office. Rather than turning to social media or a text, why not send out your own easily designed evite? They also have a great range of party ideas, perfect if you’re planning a surprise party for your partner’s promotion or new job.
Really want to make your party sparkle? Nothing says celebration like cocktails. The Bartender Hire Company is a great addition to any celebration and is the perfect way to reward your partner for their success in a new job. In addition to their fantastic mobile cocktail bar services they also offer great workshops so you can have some fun making your own.
For those who aren’t one-cake people, Crumbs Couture has it sorted for every party and occasion with their delectable sweet tables. Large cakes, layer cakes, cupcakes, cake pops, macarons, marshmallows, mini pies, cookies, tarts, meringues and candy – there is nothing sweet that these guys can’t help you eat! Providing the cake plates, cake towers, jars and trays as well, they can take a serious portion off your to-do list when planning a new job party.
Image Credit: ProPlants, Personal Creations, Not on the Highstreet, Gifts for Men, Getting Personal, Shari’s Berries, Crumbs and Doilies, Hummingbird Bakery Benjamin C. M. Backhouse, Patisserie Valerie, Lola’s Cupcakes, The Bartender Hire Company.