If you’ve ever wondered what the best thank you or holiday gift for your boss may be, consider a gift basket or gift set. These specially curated items offer a unique gift option that is sure to leave a lasting impression and thrill the most hard-to-buy-for bosses in 2021. Find the best options below.
Female Boss Gift Basket Ideas
Boss Lady Gift Box
For the boss that brings ‘boss lady’ vibes, this Boss Lady Gift Box is sure to please. It offers a plethora of options to let your boss know that you appreciate them and also want to give them ways to relax. Included in the box is a 14 oz mug that reads ‘boss lady,’ a cup lid, a gold spoon, a set of Cupcake coffee Socks, an absorbent coaster, and one Pink Greeting card.
Yinuo Scented Candle Gift Set
Give your boss the gift of zen and comfort with this Yinuo Scented Candles Gift Set. The set comes with four votive candles in decorative tins that have a burning power of 20 to 25 hours. Scents included are gardenia, lavender, jasmine, and vanilla.
These are especially great for the boss on the go as the tins are portable and can be sealed to be taken with you. The tins also make great décor or catch-alls after the candle is burned down.
Starbucks Gift Basket/Teavana Tea Gift Basket
For the boss who can never decide between coffee or tea, this Starbucks Gift Basket/Teavana Tea Gift Basket from Wine Country Gift Baskets has a little something for any female boss. Included first is a stainless steel Starbucks tumbler that can hold the assortment of coffees and teas that are also included in the gift basket.
Coffee/tea flavors featured range from Starbucks Ground Coffee Veranda Blend to Starbucks Hot Chocolate (1oz) to French Butter Cookies with Sea Salt (1.76oz) to Starbucks VIA Vanilla Latte (1pc) to Teavana Radiant Green Tea (1pc) and more.
“Boss Lady” Spa Gift Basket
If you are looking for a handmade gift that is one-of-a-kind, then choose this “Boss Lady” Spa Gift Basket to gift your boss. It offers a variety of handmade items such as a French Lavender Bath Salt labeled “BOSS LADY” (8.5 oz), two Handmade Natural Lavender Bath Bombs (scented with 100% Lavender Essential Oil), a Sweet Dreams Lavender Oatmeal Goat Milk Soap, a Lavender Organic Soy Candle topped with French Lavender Buds, and an Organic Vanilla Beeswax Coconut Lip balm.
Everything in the spa gift basket is made from natural ingredients, including lavender essential oil, organic avocado oil, shea butter and Vitamin E. Each basket is also made upon order, so you know your items are fresh and new.
Barnett’s Chocolate Covered Sandwich Cookies Gift Box
The Barnett’s Chocolate Covered Sandwich Cookies Gift Box features 20 chocolate covered sandwich cookies in an assortment of five featured flavors. The cookies are handcrafted from only premium ingredients, using delicious nuts, chocolate and toppings. A personalized greeting can also be added to the gift box and wrapping.
Relaxing Spa Gift Box Basket
Give the gift of relaxation with this Relaxing Spa Gift Box Basket. Included in the curated basket is one 12 oz insulated stainless steel tumbler with the words “Thank You For Being Awesome,” two bars of all-natural premium soaps, one bath bomb, one 8 ounce jar of silk skin lotion and a card for a handwritten note. The lotion is made of Asian Tea Blossoms and the soaps are Cherry Almond and Oatmeal & Honey.
Nuts & Dried Fruit Gift Basket
If you have a health-conscious boss or someone who doesn’t like the more traditional female spa baskets, try this Nuts & Dried Fruit Gift Basket. This gift box includes a tray of 18 varieties of fresh dried fruits and nut snacks that include Kiwi Slices, Dried Strawberries, Premium Medjool Dates, Papaya, Turkish Apricots, Toffee Peanuts, Dry Roasted Salted Almonds, Dry Roasted Salted Pistachios, and more.
Bread Proofing Set
For the boss whose interest in bread baking lasted beyond the pandemic craze, this Bread Proofing Set is a great unique option to hone their baking skills. The set includes 2 Banneton Baskets, 2 cloths, a Scoring Lame, a Plastic Scraper, 4 Spare Blades, and a Scoring Lame Cover. All the materials are handcrafted with 100% pure all natural rattan and the wooden tool handles are made of pure natural Beach Wood.
Assorted Tea Gift Set
This Assorted Tea Gift Set is a gift of wellness and health. It includes three gold tins of tea making them easy for reuse. The packaging is also high quality and luxurious. Flavors include Sweet Himalayan Detox Green Tea, Saffron Premium Marsala Chai and Earl Grey Spice Marsala Chai.
Vahdam Teas & Superfoods was created in India by a 28-year-old, 4th generation entrepreneur, with teas sourced fresh and packed in India.
Oster Rechargeable and Cordless Wine Opener with Chiller
For the wine lover, this beautiful Oster Rechargeable and Cordless Wine Opener with Chiller makes the perfect gift to enjoy a nice glass of wine. The set features a cordless wine opener that has its very own recharging base. It’s stylish and also offers an ergonomic design. To keep wine chilled, the set also includes a thermal stainless steel wine cooler with durable double wall. Open up to 30 bottles on a single charge with just the touch of a button.
Burt’s Bees Hand Repair Gift Set
Especially great for the harsh winter season, this Burt’s Bee Hand Repair Gift Set will give your boss hydrated, smooth hands thanks to a spa-like experience. This gift set includes an almond milk hand cream, a Shea butter hand repair cream and a lemon butter cuticle cream, plus one pair of cotton gloves.
All items in the set are made with all natural ingredients and are formulated with sweet almond oil, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera and botanical oils.
Bath Bombs Gift Set
Let your female boss have the gift of relaxation with this Bath Bombs Gift Set. These bombs offer bathtime relaxation at its finest with a variety of scents and pain relief.
Scents include eucalyptus, comfry root, vanilla, chamomile while relief and relaxation come in the form of six unique aromatherapy formulations that include “Just Relax”, “Relaxing Detox”, “Bedtime Ritual”, “Muscle Relief”, “Joint Relief” and “Get Well Soon.”
Bamboo Cutting Board Set
For the chef boss in your life, this Bamboo Cutting Board Set offers a range of sizes for food prep. Take the small board on a trip, use the medium-sized board for small chopping tasks, and use the big one during larger meal prep tasks. There are even handles on the larger cutting board to make it easy to use for a serving tray or a cheese/meat tray.
These cutting boards are thick and durable, and offer a deep juice/groove to stop meat or fruit/vegetable juices from leaking on to kitchen surfaces.
Numi Organic Tea By Mood Gift Set
This Numi Organic Tea by Mood Gift Set has a little something for every occasion or mood. Your boss will receive 5 each of 8 flavors that include Breakfast Blend (for Focus), Aged Earl Grey (for Balance), Emperor’s Pu-erh (to Energize), Jasmine Green (to Reflect), Mate Lemon (to Invigorate), Rooibos Chai (to Inspire), Moroccan Mint (Refresh) and Chamomile Lemon (to Sleep).
Each tea comes in bag form and are organic, quality teas and herbal teasans blended with 100% real fruits, flowers, and spices.
Tudoccy Garden Tools Set
For the gardener boss, this Tudoccy Garden Tools Set offers a wide variety of tools to help their gardens and yard thrive. In total, this set features 83 pieces of gardening equipment from a trowel, a transplanter, a hand rake, a cultivator, a weeder, a pruner, a spray bottle, a plant rope, a garden seeder, 20 Butterfly Stakes, 40 Plant Tags, gloves with fingertips claws, plant self watering spikes, mini succulent tools, and a tote organizer.
The set is made to be durable, featuring polished aluminum, which has gloss and rust resistance.
Angel Bake Food Extract Set
Give the baking obsessed boss something unique to experiment in the kitchen with with this Angel Bake Food Extract Set. The set features four pure extracts created with essential oils from real plants. They are also free of any sweetening ingredients and synthetic additives. These extracts can be used in a variety of ways from desserts and treats to syrups, jams and honey to cocktails and beverages to salad dressings and sauces.
Flavors in the kit include: Rose Extract – Bulgarian, Chocolate Extract, Lavender Extract – Bulgarian, and Raspberry Extract.
Peptaronic Complete Korean Skin Care Set
Korean Skin Care has been hitting the American market hard over the last few years. These luxurious products offer proven results and offer a unique gift idea for your female boss. Specifically, this Peptaronic Complete Korean Skin Care Set offers a complete set that utilizes six types of peptides that supplement skin vitality and five hyaluronic acids that deeply moisturize.
The set comes with a toner, serum, cream, tone up cream and Ampoule Mask (10 Sheets per Set). It is created to be a three-step process, with the toner, serum and cream, allowing the tone up cream and mask set for special occasions.
Candle Making Kit
What better way to relax than make your own candles? This Candle Making Kit offers an easy way to make candles in colorful tins thanks to simple, step by step instructions.
Included are 28 oz of beeswax, 4 candle tins, 4 bottles of fragrance oil (Lavender, Lemon, Rose, Marine essence), 4 dyes, and other tools. There is even a thermometer included to ensure the wax reaches the correct temperature for pouring.
Male Boss Gift Basket Ideas
The Connoisseur Gourmet Gift Basket
The The Connoisseur Gourmet Gift Basket offers a wide assortment of savory and sweet treats that is sure to offer quite a few memorable munchies for your male boss. Offerings range from sundried tomato and cheese baguettes, cracked peppercorn crackers, vanilla fudge with sea salt, bacon habanero snacks, Italian sesame cranberry cookies and Taralli, hazelnut cookies, olives and much more.
Broadway Basketeers Gourmet Fresh Nuts Tray
The Broadway Basketeers Gourmet Fresh Nuts Tray offers an array of nut options for any discerning palate. Each tray includes a two pound assortment of carefully selected smoked almonds, salted cashews, sweet and savory snack mix, in-shell roasted pistachios, cinnamon toasted peanuts and gourmet assorted nuts. The tray itself measures 9.5 inches in diameter and 2 inches deep.
Whiskey Decanter Set
This Whiskey Decanter Set is truly a work of art that would be a great addition to your boss’ collection or to start his very own. It includes an etched 28 oz globe whiskey decanter with a vintage sail ship, wood tray, two world etched drinking glasses, metal pour funnel and a glass stopper. The globe itself is handblown with a custom designed ship on the inside.
Wooden Desk Organizer Set
This isn’t your normal, boring Wooden Desk Organizer Set. This is a set made for the 21st century male to declutter and organize his office/desk space. Completed with high quality birch plywood, this set comes in three pieces for a variety of layout options.
It includes a smartphone holder (for iPhone and for Samsung), a tablet holder, a wallet holder, a keys or credit card holder, and space for sunglasses or eyeglasses and business cards. It also comes with both pen holder and pencil holder slots.
Car Wash Kit with Foam Gun
For the car lover boss, this Car Wash Kit with Foam Gun offers a unique, yet useful, gift basket idea for your male boss. The kit is a collection of high quality car wash accessories and tools that will make the exterior of any car, truck or classic vehicle shine.
The kit includes 16 pieces with a value over $200. Items range from Butter Wet Wax, Diablo Wheel Gel, Signature Glass Cleaner, Detailing Bucket, Torq Foam Blaster Foam Gun, Microfiber wash mitt, 4 Microfiber towels and a dressing applicator.
FreshJax Grilling Spice Gift Set
For the grillmaster boss, this FreshJax Grilling Spice Gift Set offers a variety of flavors and options to make their creations really sizzle. Peppered Habanero adds flavor to steak, kabobs and wings, while Fresh Bay is good for seafood. Grill Master is great for burgers, veggies and kabobs, while the Smokey Southwest brings Tex-Mex flavor to chicken and corn-on-the-cob.
If grilling isn’t their thing, there are also options for seasoned salts, All-Star BBQ, Smoked Spices and spices from around the world.
Dan the Sausageman’s Mt. Rainier Gourmet Gift Basket
The Dan the Sausageman’s Mt. Rainier Gourmet Gift Basket erupts with a variety of flavors that are sure to leave a lasting impression on your boss. It comes from a family owned and operated business in Washington State that has specialized in the summer sausage business for almost 34 years.
The basket includes Dan’s Original Summer Sausage (10 oz), Dan’s Roasted Garlic and Red Pepper Sausage (10 oz), Dan’s Sweet Hot Mustard (1.75 oz), Wisconsin Cheddar (4 oz) and Swiss Cheese Bar (4 oz), Mini Pretzels (2.9 oz), Dilettante Chocolate Truffles (6 pcs), and Addiction Granola (3.8 oz).
Cuisinart 3-Piece Pizza Grilling Set
For the pizza lover boss, this Cuisinart 3-Piece Pizza Grilling Set offers the tools to become a pizza making pro right in the comfort of their own kitchen and grill. The kit includes a 1 inch cordierite pizza stone measuring 1/2 inch thick for maximum heat retention for producing a perfectly cooked crust. Other features include an aluminum pizza peel and pizza wheel. The stone is designed for use with propane, charcoal, and pellet grills.
Ultimate Steaks & Meals Assortment from Omaha Steaks
When it comes to meat, Omaha Steaks knows the best cuts and has the highest quality. That’s why you can’t go wrong with the Ultimate Steaks & Meals Assortment from Omaha Steaks for a gift box idea for your male boss. This ultimate meat lovers pack includes:
- 4 (5 oz.) Butcher’s Cut Filet Mignons | 4 (6 oz.) Top Sirloins
- 4 Boneless Chicken Breasts (1 lb. pkg.) | 4 (5 oz.) Omaha Steaks Burgers
- 4 (3 oz.) Gourmet Jumbo Franks | 4 (3 oz.) Kielbasa Sausages
- 4 (2.88 oz.) Potatoes au Gratin | 1 (16 oz. pkg.) Omaha Steakhouse Fries
- 4 (4 oz.) Caramel Apple Tartlets | 1 (3.1 oz. jar) Signature Seasoning
Miusco Men’s Wet Shaving Kit
The Miusco Men’s Wet Shaving Kit is one of the most premium shaving kits on the market. The brush itself is made of 100% badger hair that is great for a warm, rich lather that softens and lifts beards and facial hair, opening pores and moisturizing the skin. The razor itself offers a double edge and knurled handle and is compatible with most double-edge razor blades. It all comes together with a stainless steel razor stand aimed to keep the brush and razor dry.
Mrs. Fields Classic Cookies Nibbler Tin
Who doesn’t love the comfort that a Mrs. Fields Classic cookie can bring? This Nibbler Tin brings that comfort home with an assortment of 60 cookies. These are mini-sized cookies in the company’s classic flavors: Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin Walnut, Cinnamon Sugar, Triple Chocolate, and White Chocolate Macadamia Nut.
The tin also comes with special instructions on how to have a ‘right out of the oven’ type experience with the mini cookies gifted with the tin.
Mule Science Authentic Moscow Mule Copper Mugs Set
For the liquor connoisseur, this Mule Science Authentic Moscow Mule Copper Mugs Set offers a high quality and fun option to mix their favorite drinks. They’ll get four durable, well made 100% copper mugs that are designed specifically for Moscow Mules.
These mugs are also designed to resist tarnish, rust or stain and feature a proprietary food grade lacquer coating in both its interior and exterior. It even comes with a lifetime guarantee to back these claims.
The set also includes 4 cocktail straws, 4 elegant coasters, 1 shot glass, 1 stirring spoon and 1 cleaning brush.
Black Kitchen Knife Block Set
What could make cooking more fun than a Black Kitchen Knife Block Set? It’s rotatable knife block design features antislip pads, which avoids topples and makes it safe/more stable. Each knife is made out of high carbon stainless steel and the set features six different size blades.
Blades included are an 8 inch Chef knife, an 8 inch Slicing knife, an 8 inch Bread knife, a 5 inch Utility knife, and a 3.5 inch Paring knife. These are perfect for mincing, slicing, dicing meat, and even cutting into baguettes and hard bread.
Premium Hot Sauce Making Kit
Make your boss’ tastebuds sizzle with this Premium Hot Sauce Making Kit! This kit includes everything you’d need to make 14 bottles of gourmet hot sauces. Included in the kit are chef created recipes, a gourmet spice blend, and bottling instructions. Makers can also learn about different peppers, their origins, and their various heat levels.
Kit features 4 glass bottles and caps, 18 labels to customize each bottle, a stainless steel funnel, 100 ph test strips, gloves, 5 bags of dried peppers, bottle neck seals, Arbol, Jalapeno, Chipotle, Habanero, Cayenne powders, a gourmet spice blend, Brown Sugar, Apple Cider Vinegar and more.
Professional Men Grooming Kit
For a male boss that might be hard to find a gift for, this grooming kit offers a wide range of options that are sure to come in handy. This 16-piece set offers manicure and nail trimming options as well as facial care tools such as eye brow scissors, an ear pick, and a blackhead needle.
This isn’t just any grooming kit either. All products are made of 100% high quality stainless steel.
Buying Criteria to Consider When Purchasing Gift Baskets For Your Boss
What is your company policy on gift giving?
The very first thing to consider when choosing gift basket ideas for your boss is to ask Human Resources if your company has a specific policy regarding office gift giving. This can be especially relevant to gifts between subordinates and their managers. You don’t want to violate any official or unspoken policies, so it’s best to ask before purchasing.
What is your relationship with your boss?
The second thing to consider is the relationship you have with your boss. Do you consider yourself close to your boss? Would giving them a gift create an awkward or unpleasant dynamic between you? Would a more personalized gift be more appropriate if you’ve worked with them for an extended period of time or would something more generic be appropriate if you do not have a close relationship?
Consider your boss’ personality
When trying to choose the best gift box for your boss, consider their unique personality and leadership traits. Do they even like receiving gifts? If so, would they think something generic is too stuffy? Do they have a hobby or interest that a gift box could match? Would they see something too elaborate as a type of bribe or an act of appreciation?
FAQs About Gift Basket For Boss
What is an appropriate thank you gift for your boss?
If you have a great boss that you are close too, then an office-friendly gift could be an appropriate token of appreciation. Ideas include a fun desk toy, a personalized message from their favorite celebrity via Cameo, a cookbook, a custom stamp with their title and contact information, a Book of the Month subscription and more.
How much should I spend on a gift for my boss?
How well do you know your boss and what is your budget? These are the top two things to consider when choosing your budget for a gift. Can you name at least two or three things your boss enjoys outside the office? If not, then your relationship may be more on the professional side and splurging on a big gift may be a bad move. On the other hand, can you afford a nice gift? Choosing a cheaper gift may seem insincere and an afterthought. The best course of action is to place an emphasis on conveying the right message through personalization or finding something meaningful to your boss. If budgets are tight, consider purchasing a group gift for your boss by pooling your money.
What are the best gift boxes?
The best gift boxes really depend on your budget and the interests of the person you’re giving it too. Personalization and thoughtfulness are key, especially when it comes to giving your boss a gift box. General fan favorites include Williams and Sonoma, Harry and David, and The Fruit Company. For foodies, consider Mouth and Wine Club boxes. There are even flower delivery boxes as well as cheese options. You can also find specific ratings and reviews on various websites, so do your research before purchasing.
When is it appropriate to give my boss a gift?
Most supervisors and managers may opt out of giving regular gifts to their employees. So, don’t feel obligated to give your boss a gift, even if you do receive one from them on a special occasion. In more relaxed work environments where you may get to know your boss on a more personal level, then gift giving may be a fun way to celebrate major holidays and birthdays. If you have questions on when it might be appropriate, opt for a group gift. Set up a collection for purchasing a gift, but don’t pressure your coworkers about contributing. Let them contribute what they feel comfortable with and are able.