25 Gifts That Will Impress Your Boss

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When it comes to your supervisor, a great gift can do more than simply thank him or her for not breathing down your throat all year. If carefully executed, it can show that you are a great listener (she did say she loves vanilla-scented candles) and detail-oriented (his childhood memories consist of growing up in Chicago and making homemade caramels). So, in a sea of thoughtless coffee mugs, be the one your boss remembers. Our only suggestion? Make sure to present it before the holiday bonuses.

gift ideas for bosses inspirational cards

Inspirational Card Set

If your boss is the type to get pumped by motivational quotes (you discovered her Pinterest account, didn’t you?), get her this box to leave on her desk for whenever she needs an extra boost.

Kikki.K ($50)

gift ideas for bosses essential oils set
Bed Bath & Beyond

Essential Oil 3-pack

A desk-sized set to be used in times of stress, lethargy or brainstorming.

SpaRoom ($25)

gift ideas for bosses hydration reminder water bottle
Uncommon Goods

Hydration Tracking Water Bottle

She’s busy, so she’ll appreciate the hourly reminders.

Uncommon Goods ($10)

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Echo Dot

It’s hard to believe this mini Alexa is so budget-friendly.

Amazon ($50)

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Ultra-calming Face Mist

We swear by this stuff and we have a feeling she might, too.

Dermalogica ($37)

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French Press

Pair with a bag of Starbucks’ famous Christmas blend.

Bodum ($40)

gift ideas for bosses mini paper shredder

Portable Shredder

OK, maybe not the most exciting, but this mini option was too funny to pass up.

Nakabayashi ($7)

gift ideas for bosses champagne cocktail mix

Carry-on Champagne Cocktail

To make their flight home to visit the in-laws a little bit smoother. (Champagne-flavored gummies included.)

W&P Design ($25)

gift ideas for bosses decision button
Uncommon Goods

Decision Paperweight

If your boss has a keen sense of humor, this desk accessory is the perfect way to make non-essential decisions with the press of a button. 

Uncommon Goods ($18)

gift ideas for bosses italian dinner
Foody Direct

Puttanesca Dinner Set

Skip the typical fruit and cheese basket in favor of an authentic Italian dinner.

Marcelli Formaggi ($45)

gift ideas for bosses candy jar
Uncommon Goods

Unzipped Glass Bag

Fill this guy up with a candy of your choosing (here’s where those listening skills come into play). 

Uncommon Goods ($17)

gift ideas for bosses chocolate caramels
Foody Direct

Dark Chocolate Caramel

Straight from one of Los Angeles’s premier chocolatiers, these little bites of heaven are sure to be a hit.

Droga Chocolates ($26)

gifts for bosses timebox mini
Neiman Marcus

Timebox Mini

This alarm clock doubles as a light show and Bluetooth speaker, so your boss can wake up to a calming sunny glow and her favorite Bruno Mars song.

Divoom ($50)

gift ideas for bosses pizza grow kit
Uncommon Goods

Pizza Grow Kit

Got a budding gardener on your hands? Inside, they’ll find all the ingredients needed to make a supreme veggie pie—from sweet basil and heirloom tomato seeds to green bell peppers and oregano.

Uncommon Goods ($12)

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Amazon Gift Card

Emphasize that this should be spent on fun things—from streaming movies to the latest best seller.

Amazon (from $25)

gift ideas for bosses chocolate covered pretzels

Chocolate Pretzel Tin

Is there a better combo?

Pretzel Perfect ($45)

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Scented Travel Candle

With four scents to choose from—from Marrakech to the Amalfi Coast—give the gift of vacation memories.

Rifle Paper Co ($28)

gift ideas for bosses spa gift basket
Bed Bath & Beyond

Cucumber And Olive Oil Spa Basket

Because Q4 was hard for everyone.

Bed Bath and Beyond ($62)

gift ideas for bosses mexican hot chocolate

Mexican Hot Chocolate Kit

Her kids will love this tasty drink with a kick.

Verve Culture ($28)

gift ideas for bosses desktop golf
Uncommon Goods

Desktop Golf

How to Play Golf at Work 101. 

Uncommon Goods ($35)

gift ideas for bosses popcorn set
Bed Bath & Beyond

Popcorn Party Set

This popcorn popper not only comes with crazy flavors (baby back ribs?), but the pan also goes from fiery red to marigold yellow once the kernels are finished popping.

Wabash ($45)

gift ideas for bosses rose gold desk accessory set

Rose Gold Desk Set

A sad desk is virtually impossible with this pretty set.

Draymond Story ($38)

gifts for bosses tiramisu ferrara bakery
Foody Direct


This Italian dessert literally translates to “pick-me-up” in English, but all they’ll care about is that it was flown straight from the famous New York bakery.

Ferrara Bakery ($50)

gift ideas for bosses marimekko stationary

Printed Stationery Set

Blank cards for those “just because” moments.

Marimekko ($12)

gift ideas for bosses succulent candle

Succulent Candle

For the boss who has a self-proclaimed black thumb.

Anthropologie ($30)

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