Gifting is a great way of appreciating your boss for mentoring you on your professional journey. It doesn’t matter whether it is a fancy or a simple gift. As they say, it’s the thought that counts. Having said that, it is also important to keep in mind what your boss might like before you go ahead with the purchase.
But you wouldn’t want to come across as a brown noser either. The point is to give something practical while also not getting too personal.
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If your boss is a female and a fitness freak, you could give her a gym tote that has separate compartments for all gym essentials. Sneakers, umbrella, yoga mat – she could fit it all in.
If your boss is someone who often talks about the latest release from their favourite author, then buying a book of their interest would be a good idea. In case you aren’t sure of what they like, purchase a gift card from a nearby bookstore.
Gift card to your boss’ favourite restaurant
Buy a gift card for a dinner for two at your boss’ favourite restaurant. They can have a nice dinner or date night with their spouse or partner.
Fun coffee mug
You could get a coffee mug with a whacky message that personifies your boss or even get the message printed.
A leather bound planner with your boss’ name engraved on it would be a useful gift.
A basket of assorted cookies
Who doesn’t like to munch on cookies and cakes? Even if your boss doesn’t want to have all of it (read calories!), at least everyone in the office will love your yummy gift.
Sitting all day long at a desk can stiffen the neck. A horse-shoe shaped travel pillow might certainly help your boss loosen up on their commute or in the office.
A beautifully designed desk clock will add elegance to your boss’ desk. A lot of classy desk clocks are available in various designs. Pick the one that best suits your boss.
Business card holder
A stylish business card holder will make an awesome gift. You could even engrave their name onto it. Even if they don’t use it, it will look good on their desk.
Last but not the least, purchasing your boss’ gift as a team would mean he or she gets a more expensive gift this season. Your entire team could pool in to show your boss you all care.