Offers Fresh Approach to Age-Old Office Question: What are the Best Holiday Gifts?

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In recognition of the daunting task the business world faces each holiday season, below is a sampling of’s most unusual gift-related searches in December.

The more than 30 million professionals reached by, the leading search engine designed and organized for business, all have one thing in common – they’re stumped on which holiday gifts will impress employees, bosses and business associates.

In recognition of the daunting task the business world faces each holiday season, below is a sampling of’s most unusual gift-related searches in December. These searches complement the well-worn favorites of personalized gift certificates, calendars and paperweights.

With high gasoline prices taking an extra bite out of paychecks, some compassionate bosses have been searching for “gift gas cards.”

Those hoping to perk up lethargic employees with an extra boost of caffeine during the holiday season have been looking for “coffee and tea baskets.” And those hoping to share in the festivities have been searching for “cheese wine baskets.”

Professionals with more active leisure pursuits have been searching for “sailing,” “golf” or “airline-themed gifts.” Professionals with exotic tastes have been tracking down “Mexican food gift baskets.” Eco-warriors who value the environment over aesthetics have been searching for both “eco-friendly gifts” and “eco-friendly corporate art.”

Highly-valued employees may be treated to a “Gucci gift set” surprise this season. Employees who may not have met their targets in ‘05 can expect “gift ideas under $5.”

And those who have severely underperformed may be the recipient of the cruelest search yet: “fake gift certificates – joke.”

Notes to Editors: releases these authentic search terms to offer an industry-wide glimpse into the holiday gift-giving needs. These are exact terms searched on the network in December 2005.

About is the leading search engine designed and organized strictly for business. It provides professionals easy access to business products, services, companies, news and other business information to help them get their jobs done more efficiently. was founded in 1999 by eCompanies. With more than five years of growth and momentum, continues to attract leading strategic investors including Institutional Venture Partners, Evercore Partners, Reed Business Information, and McGraw Hill. Still privately-held, added Benchmark Capital as a preferred stockholder in 2004.

Today, serves the needs of more than 3 million business searchers each month across a wide array of industries and job functions. reaches another 32 million through its distribution network which includes partners such as,,, FastCompany, and

With a proprietary taxonomy and classification system consisting of over 65,000 business categories, the company is a leader in the next generation of search. By categorizing business results in an intuitive order and filtering out unrelated consumer content, is able to anticipate the needs of professionals and allows them to easily locate relevant business information. For more information, please visit

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