Buying a gift for your boss can be a complete minefield – do you go for something funny (because you share that kind of ‘banter’), something personal or opt for a useful gadget? Whether it’s for a birthday, life event, the holidays or just because you want to say ‘thank you’, you’ll need a gift with the perfect hint of individuality and quality. After all, it is for the person that makes all the important decisions for your career progression.
We’ve pulled together a range of gifts that are sure to impress your boss – no matter how tricky he or she is to shop for. If you’re buying a personal gift, there are super affordable options, but if your whole team is chipping in, there are some fancy gifts you won’t want to skip.
1. Posture Corrector Cushion
Cheap desk chairs do no favours for our postures. If your boss slumps over their desk all day, get them this posture-correcting cushion that forces you to sit better throughout the day.
$39.93 (£36.99) | Buy the Posture Corrector Cushion
2. Phone Sanitiser and Charger
This cool, little device zaps the germs lurking on your touchscreen while simultaneously charging your phone – perfect for your OCD manager that’s always spraying antibacterial and stinking out the office!
$59.96 (£43.00) | Buy the Phone Sanitiser and Charger
3. ‘Reason You Drink’ Wine Label Set
If your boss has a good sense of humour, this funny wine label will surely get them chuckling. Stick it on their favourite bottle of wine and you’re on to a winner!
$14.99 (£10.75) | Buy ‘Reason You Drink’ Wine Label Set
4. Personalised Black Leather Business Card Holder
This unique present is the ideal business gift without getting too personal – your boss can store all their business cards in one neat case.
$7.99 (£5.73) | Buy the Personalised Black Leather Business Card Holder
5. World’s Best Boss Mug
If your boss is a fan of a hot cuppa and the office, this funny mug will make a great addition to their desk.
$13.25 (£9.50) | Buy the World’s Best Boss Mug
6. Hot Cocoa Drink Mix Gift Set
There’s nothing better than a steaming cup of hot cocoa during the Christmas period. Filled with six packets, this set is both festive and delicious! If you want to really impress, throw in a mug, as well!
$16.99 (£12.18) | Buy the Hot Cocoa Drink Mix Gift Set
7. Coffee Sampler Set
There’s nothing more appropriate than this sampler set if your boss is a coffee addict. Help them kiss the morning grogginess ‘goodbye’ with six different types of flavoured coffee.
$23.55 (£16.90) | Buy the Coffee Sampler Set
8. Anker PowerCore Portable Charger
This practical gift is suitable for the bosses that are always on the go. Give their phone some juice with this handy portable charger.
$25.99 (£18.65) | Buy the Anker PowerCore Portable Charger
9. Productivity Planner
This smart gift is great for those that have hundreds of post-it notes flying around. Help your manager put their thoughts in one tidy place with this productivity planner- it’s even filled with inspirational quotes!
$24.95 (£17.90) | Buy the Productivity Planner
10. MobileVision Bamboo Charging Station & Device Organiser
This all-in-one device organiser and charger is perfect for the OCD boss – it won’t take up too much room and it will even keep their phone charged throughout the day.
$39.95 (£28.65) | Buy the MobileVision Bamboo Charging Station & Device Organiser
11. Amazon Kindle
If your boss is a bookworm and always on the go, what’s better than a Kindle that allows them to read anywhere, anytime?
$119.99 (£109.99) | Buy the Amazon Kindle
12. Rifle Paper Co Recipe Box
Does your boss like to cook up a storm in the kitchen and always gathering recipes from your coworkers? If so, gift them this cute recipe box where she can store all her ideas in one place!
$34.00 (£24.00) | Buy the Rifle Paper Co Recipe Box
13. Silk Sleep Mask
If your boss travels a lot, this silk sleep mask will save their day. It’ll prevent her eyes from drying out too much on the plane and allow her to get that all too-important beauty sleep.
$45.00 (£32.20) | Buy the Silk Sleep Mask
14. Bamboo Cheese Board
This fancy cheese and cracker serving board is perfect for those that like to entertain. If your manager is a wino, this gift will be right up their alley.
$59.95 (£43.00) | Buy the Bamboo Cheese Board
15. Scratch-Off World Map Poster
If your boss likes to travel and explore different cultures, give them this scratch-off map poster to show where they have been. It’ll encourage them to go to more places to uncover more on their map.
$32.97 (£23.64) | Buy the Scratch-Off World Map Poster
16. LED Message Board and Alarm Clock
This clever clock allows you to write reminders and have them light up when the alarm goes off – ideal for the forgetful bosses!
$57.99 (£41.58) | Buy the LED Message Board and Alarm Clock
17. DocuPen Scanner
This smart little gadget allows you to scan a piece of text or take a photo and stores it for later reading, which means you don’t have to carry around heaps of books, newspapers or magazines.
$95.00 (£68.10) | Buy the DocuPen Scanner
18. Post-It Note Holder with Photo Frame
If your boss uses a lot of post-it notes, get them this unique holder with a frame to keep them happy throughout the day.
$19.69 (£14.11) | Buy the Post-It Note Holder with Photo Frame
19. Portable Wireless Speaker with Desktop Cradle
If you share your boss’s taste in music, gift them this modern speaker block to pump up the volume in the office.
$25.99 (£18.64) | Buy the Portable Wireless Speaker with Desktop Cradle
20. Timex Weekender Watch
If your boss is always running late, gift them this trendy watch to improve their timekeeping.
$49.99 (£35.85) | Buy the Timex Weekender Watch
21. Fitbit Charge 2
This step counter is perfect for the triathletes; it is waterproof and it monitors your sleep patterns, too!
$147.00 (£105.41) | Buy the Fitbit Charger 2
22. Caitlins Home Scented Soy Wax Candle Gift Set
If your manager needs some me-time to relax, get them these calming aromatherapy candles – they smell great, too!
$24.95 (£17.90) | Buy the Caitlins Home Scented Soy Wax Candle Gift Set
23. Amazon.com Cupcake Gift Card
If you are really stuck with a gift idea, an Amazon.com gift card is always suitable. You can choose cute cases, like this cupcake one which is ideal for a birthday.
From $25.00 (£20.00) | Buy the Amazon.com Cupcake Gift Card
There’s no doubt that selecting a gift for your not-so-easy boss is an overwhelming task. There really is nothing to stress about, though – just pick an item off this list and you’ll have a gift that shows you’re a thoughtful and impressive employee!
Have you gifted your boss any other items that aren’t on this list but are super cool? Let us know your comments in the section below…
Need gift ideas for your work bestie? Check out our coworker gift guide!
All prices are correct at time of writing. Currency conversions are based on rates supplied by XE.com on 23 January 2018.
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