The Best Gifts for Every Type of Boss
When getting a gift for your boss, it can be tricky. It’s important to show a certain level of respect for the person who signs your check and approves your vacation time, but going uber formal can be awkward too. How much should you spend? What’s appropriate? Is what I’m thinking too personal?
It’s safe to say that you should keep your gift under $100 and aim for something thoughtful. If you’re completely at a loss for what to buy, check out our gift guide for every type of boss. Trust us, you can’t go wrong with these finds.Start Slideshow
For the Tech Savvy Boss…
Google Daydream View, $99
There has been a virtual reality explosion over the last year and if your boss has got a love of gaming, this gift is for them. Sure, you can experience virtual reality for as little as $15, but if you really want to impress your manager with a trip to Mars or a virtual concert, Google’s Daydream View is a great option.
For the Foodie…
Hanukkah Sweets, $69.50
Surprise your boss with a basket of goodies like chocolate gelt, sweet and intricately designed candies, the best macaroons we’ve ever tasted, a milk chocolate menorah pop and more chewy, chocolatey goodies.
For the Office Organizer…
2018 Personalized Leather Desk Diary, $135
If you’ve got an old school boss who still loves to pencil in appointments and keep track of happenings, check out this week-at-a-view desk diary that has ample writing space and comes in chic colors. Personalize it for that special touch.
For the Wine Lover…
Boss Appreciation Gift, $3
Forgot to get a gift for the boss? No problem. LabelTheOccassion has a great selection of printable wine bottle labels that you can customize and print before sticking to a bottle of your boss’ favorite vino. After all, you and your team have stressed her out all year. She’s overdue for a relaxing glass of Pinot Noir.
For the Inspiring Leader…
“Good to Great”, $16
Jim Collins’ work is the most often mentioned by executives as a must buy. Any boss looking to up level their management style and their team should read and re-read this one. Peppered with dozens of stories and examples from the great and not so great companies, the book offers a well-reasoned road map to excellence that any leader would be smart to follow.
For the Eco-Friendly…
Cactus and Echeverias Garden, $65
If your boss can be prickly at times, aim for a little levity in your holiday gift. This cactus and succulent arrangement is a winner. Created in a wooden box this succulent centerpiece has a variety of succulent rosettes and is accented with flowers and colorful moss. This arrangement can be displayed indoors or even in the office.
For the Aspiring Chef…
Amazon Fresh Meal kits, from $15.99
Too busy? No problem. Gifting Amazon’s fresh meal kits to your manager will not only encourage some work-life balance for him or her, but you can also help them unlock their inner Martha Stewart. Choose from red wine braised beaf with creamy pasta or pier pier citrus-chili grilled chicken. The meal kit includes ingredients necessary to prepare the recipe, including all natural pre-seasoned meat, fresh pre-prepped vegetables and chef-created sauces. Yum!
For the Hustler at Heart…
Beyonce Wasn’t Built In A Day T-shirt, $30
Remind your manager that greatness isn’t achieved overnight with this fun t-shirt. Sure, you’re all working hard, but for the late nights she’s pulling and the seemingly non-stop series of meetings, gift your boss this shirt as a reminder. Hey, she may just put it on and unleash her inner Yonce!
For the Multi-tasker…
Docking Station, $32
Whether at home or at your office, this hand-made bamboo charging station can easily double up as a professional organizer dock that tucks away all the dangling cables out of view - it can be a perfect gift for the boss who’s got it all.
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