25 Gifts That Will Impress Your Boss
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.
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.
Essential Oil 3-Pack
A desk-sized set to be used in times of stress, lethargy or brainstorming.
Hydration Tracking Water Bottle
She’s busy, so she’ll appreciate the hourly reminders.
Uncommon Goods ($10)
It’s hard to believe this mini Alexa is so budget-friendly.
Ultra-Calming Face Mist
We swear by this stuff and we have a feeling she might, too.
Pair with a bag of Starbucks’ famous Christmas blend.
OK, maybe not the most exciting, but this mini option was too funny to pass up.
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)
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)
Puttanesca Dinner Set
Skip the typical fruit and cheese basket in favor of an authentic Italian dinner.
Marcelli Formaggi ($45)
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)
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)
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.
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)
Amazon Gift Card
Emphasize that this should be spent on fun things—from streaming movies to the latest best seller.
Amazon (from $25)
Chocolate Pretzel Tin
Is there a better combo?
Pretzel Perfect ($45)
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)
Cucumber and Olive Oil Spa Basket
Because Q4 was hard for everyone.
Bed Bath and Beyond ($62)
Mexican Hot Chocolate Kit
Her kids will love this tasty drink with a kick.
Verve Culture ($28)
How to Play Golf at Work 101.
Uncommon Goods ($35)
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.
Rose Gold Desk Set
A sad desk is virtually impossible with this pretty set.
Draymond Story ($38)
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)
Printed STATIONERY Set
Blank cards for those “just because” moments.
For the boss who has a self-proclaimed black thumb.