10 Gifts Your Boss Actually Wants

By Brittany Loeffler on December 1, 2017

Bosses. They are some of the hardest people to buy a gift for during the holiday season. Even though you are with them pretty much every day, you are still stuck with what to buy them. What is appropriate? What is inappropriate? What will they actually appreciate? Pay special attention to their habits for a gift they will surely love. Or come to an article like this to get some ideas!

Show your boss how much you appreciate them and their hard work with a holiday gift. We’ve come up with a foolproof list of gifts any boss would be excited to receive this holiday season.

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City Tour

Does your boss travel to a specific city often for business? Maybe they’re fairly new in town? Instead of buying a material gift, buy them an experience! Find a unique city tour that is both fun and informational for your boss to go on in their free time.

Take a look at their schedule to see when their next business trip is coming up and surprise them with a little extra fun when they go.

Popcorn Sampler

Who knew that popcorn could come in so many different flavors? A popcorn sampler is great for any boss! During their busy workday they can grab a handful of your gifted popcorn to settle their hunger, at least for a few minutes.

Find a sampler with decorative tins or basket so your boss can reuse it over and over again as they wish.

Wine & Cheese Set

Don’t be afraid to ask someone at the liquor store for some help with this if you aren’t familiar with wine. Keep an eye on what kind of food your boss likes during lunch or where they go for happy hour for an idea of what type of wine they may like. Do some research to find what types of cheeses or small snacks pair well with the wine you’ve chosen.

If you really want to go over the top with this gift, include two personalized wine glasses. Package it all together in a pretty basket and wrap it up with a big bow. Your boss won’t be able to wait to dive into a relaxing night with this gift.

Embroidered Travel Case

Even if your boss doesn’t go on business trips for work, they will most likely travel with friends or to see family. Which then means that they will always have a need for a small travel case! Whether it’s for their makeup or shaving kit, a personalized travel case will always come in handy.

Have it personalized with their initials or name to make it even more thoughtful.

Decoration for the Office

When you walk into your boss’s office, does it just kill you to stare at the white walls and cluttered piles of paper everywhere? Why not help them out by buying them some wall art or a decorative trinket to place on their desk?

If your boss is really into positivity and motivational quotes, find a wall print with a pretty quote displayed. Maybe they need some help with organization on their desk, shop around for a decorative pencil holder or bowl to put their phone, keys, and wallet in while they are working at their computer for the day.

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Coffee Gift Set

Are you working for a caffeine addict? Put together a thoughtful gift basket filled with their favorite coffee roast. Add in a monogrammed mug, coffee filters, and flavored syrups so they skip their daily Starbucks trip.

Add some morning cookies they can replace breakfast with when they are running late or a travel mug for the boss that is always on the go.

Business Card Case

For the boss that is always networking and handing out their business card, gift them a sleek looking business card case holder for them to keep in their pocket or handbag. Long-gone are the days of fishing out business cards and finding them crumpled and bent. Help them look their professional best at any networking event.

Password Book

If you notice that your boss is always forgetting their passwords, gift them this handy little tool to keep them organized. Not only will it keep them organized, but it will save them time from resetting their passwords every time they want to access an account.

No busy boss has time to remember all of their passwords. This gift is super thoughtful and convenient for any boss.

Wireless Charger

If your boss is all excited about the new iPhones that have been released, get them even more excited by gifting them a wireless charger! This super convenient and compact charger can plug right into their computer or wall outlet and give their phone a great charge just by having it rest on top of it.

This can also help your boss declutter by getting rid of one more cord or charger. They’ll definitely appreciate this gift if they are always using their cell phone and running low on battery.

Wallet Phone Case

Does your boss forget their driver’s license or credit cards? Maybe they want to lighten their load of carrying a wallet? Get them a phone case that holds all of their cards. They are going to love how convenient it is to just bring their phone when they grab lunch instead of their whole wallet or handbag.

By Brittany Loeffler

Uloop Writer
Brittany is a senior English major with a concentration in creative writing at Temple University. After growing up in a very rural part of Pennsylvania, she found her calling in the streets of the big city of Philadelphia. Aside from writing, she enjoys reading, movies, baking, and photography.

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