Last week, we reported here on employer holiday party plans and how to have one without going to jail. Here’s more on what employers are planning this holiday season.

Bonuses: 45% of employers plan to give employees holiday bonuses this year, slightly grinchier than last year’s 46%. Even grinchier, only 40% plan to provide a larger or same-size bonus this year.

Parties: Adding to the flurry of facts and figures we furnished last week, according to a new survey by CareerBuilder 59% of employers will have holiday parties (about the same as 2012). Balancing out the bonus grinchiness, more than half (54%) plan for larger or at least similar-sized parties compared to last year. Interestingly, employees may not be all that enthused about the parties, with roughly only 2 in 5 saying they’ll attend.

Gifts: Only 35% of employers plan to give employees holiday gifts this year, down slightly from last year’s 36%. Only about 1 in 5 (22%) of employees plan to exchange gifts with their co-workers. Even fewer (21%) plan to give the boss a gift. Most (78%) plan to spend $25 or less and 10% plan to spend a rather paltry $5 or less.

Helpful Gift Ideas: Plan to buy a gift but don’t know what to get yet? Here are some of the more … creative gifts some employees reported getting from a co-worker last year:

  • camouflage toilet paper
  • plaster cast of a co-worker’s hand
  • painted concrete chicken
  • 50 pounds of shrimp
  • unicorn calendar
  • talking fly swatter
  • toothpaste squeezer
  • homemade laundry detergent
  • creepy porcelain clown

(Source: CareerBuilder Annual Holiday Survey)