Whether it’s a birthday celebration or work milestone, finding the perfect boss gift can be a difficult task. That’s why we’ve specially curated a list of perfect gift options for your female and male boss as well as some gender-neutral funny options below.
Gifts for Your Boss – Male
Hickory Farms Meat & Cheese Sampler Size Gift Box
Hickory Farms offers some of the most highly rated gift boxes each year. If you don’t know much about your boss outside work or know they love food/charcuterie, then this Hickory Farms Meat & Cheese Sampler Size Gift Box would make a great gift. This box offers a variety of shelf stable favorites from sausage to cheeses, and allows for a yummy individual tasting experience.
Items included are a 5 oz Farmhouse Summer Sausage, a 2 oz Smooth and Sharp Cheddar Blend, a 1.25 oz Sweet Hot Mustard, a 1 oz Golden Toasted Crackers, and four Strawberry Bon Bons.
Whiskey Glasses Set
This Whiskey Glasses Set would make an impressionable gift for your boss, no matter the occasion. It offers not only two deluxe whiskey glasses but also 8 black, polished, granite whiskey cubes to keep your drink cold for extended periods of time without having watered down whiskey thanks to traditional ice cubes. This allows for richer tasting of scotch, bourbon, or whiskey.
The accompanying crystal whiskey glasses measure 210 ml each and feature a deluxe cut glass design. It all is delivered in a handmade quality wooden box as well as a black felt carrying bag.
Engraved Pint Beer Glass with Etched Coaster
For another fun way to show your boss your appreciation, gift them this The Legend Has Retired Engraved Pint Beer Glass with Etched Coaster. This is a great gift for a craft beer lover. or someone who enjoys a good pint. This 16 oz beer glass is engraved with the saying “The Legend Has Retired” and is accompanied with an engraved leatherette coaster.
If you are looking for a handmade gift, this would make a great option. It is crafted by a family-owned business in Las Vegas, NV.
Amish Country Popcorn Popping Gift Set with Toppings
For a unique gift that is also delicious, gift the Amish Country Popcorn Popping Gift Set. The set comes with 6 4 oz variety bags of popcorn and is accompanied with a 5 piece seasoning bundle and a Sweet Caramel Glaze.
Bormioli Rocco Selecta Collection Whiskey Decanter
For the liqueur or whiskey connoseuier, this sophisticated Bormioli Rocco Selecta Collection Whiskey Decanter would make a great gift for your boss. The 33.75 oz decanter features a sparkling starburst pattern that creates beautiful reflections when hit by light while an airtight lid keeps the contents fresher for long periods.
The decanter is crafted in Parma, Italy and is also dishwasher safe and built to last.
Boss Porcelain Coffee Mug
The Boss Porcelain Coffee Mug would make an excellent gift for your boss who loves coffee. This mug has a unique double-sided design with one side saying “It is one thing to be a boss…” and the other side showcasing the rudder and flying seagulls on the lid. The 18 oz mug comes in a gift box that also includes a cup lid, a spoon, and a Greeting card.
Salvatore Ferragamo Stainless Steel Swiss-Quartz Watch
If you are looking for a luxurious gift for your male boss, this Salvatore Ferragamo Stainless Steel Swiss-Quartz Watch would do the trick. This luxurious gift is characterized by its sport-luxury mood. The F-80 is the best-selling line designed by Salvatore Ferragamo and is crafted in Switzerland. It features a 44 mm steel case with six decorative screws on the top ring. It is also water resistant up to 30 meters.
Magnetic Levitating and Rotating Planet Earth Globe
This Office Desk Display Magnetic Levitating and Rotating Planet Earth Globe would make an excellent option for a boss gift. The globe is operated by an electronically controlled magnetic system causing it to levitate and float steadily in midair. The 8 inch globe comes with an LED light and rotates in 360 degrees. It would make a great conversation piece!
LONGWIN World’s Greatest Boss Crystal Globe Award
The LONGWIN World’s Greatest Boss Crystal Globe Award offers a beautiful keepsake for your boss. The globe is made of K9 crystal, which offers a high refractive index and high clarity. The diameter of the globe is 2.76 inches while the display stand is 1.6 inches. Sandblasting technology is used to engrave “World’s Greatest Boss” on the surface of the glass resulting in an elegant frosted white appearance.
Boss Engraved Whiskey Glass
This Boss Engraved Whiskey Glass is made of handmade shimmering glass with a heavy base and smooth rim to improves a tasting experience. It also comes in a high-quality gift box.
World’s Best Boss Flask Gift Set
For a unique and classy gift for your boss, gift this World’s Best Boss Flask Gift Set. This set offers a unique look with a stylish, round-designed flask that holds 10 oz of your favorite beverage engraved with the words “World’s Best Boss” as well as two shot glasses and a funnel. The flask is also made of a specially formulated grade of stainless steel to avoid rust with a polished shine.
The Office World’s Best Boss Mug Crew Socks
These The Office World’s Best Boss Mug Crew Socks would make a great gift for The Office fans or any boss. These crew socks feature an all-over print of Michael’s “World’s Best Boss” mug created using 200-needle construction technology, which produces sharper detailed images with long-lasting color. These crew socks fit adult shoe sizes 8-12.
Bean Box – Deluxe Coffee + Chocolate Gift Box
For a delicious gift idea, try this Bean Box – Deluxe Coffee + Chocolate Gift Box. You can choose between ground or whole bean coffee options for this handpicked set that offers 8 gourmet coffees and 8 chocolate bars.
Stylish All-Metal Desktop Round Clock Pen Holder
For a boss that loves stylish desk accessories, the Stylish All-Metal Desktop Round Clock Pen Holder makes a chic gift option. The holder is made of metal material and features a soft “Z” curve appearance. The holder includes both a clock and pen holder element, and blends fashion, life and art, creating a high-end simplicity and elegant beauty. The product measures 6.18 x 5.2 x 3.19 inches.
Novelty Boss Golf Ball 3 Pack
For the avid golfer, this Novelty Boss Golf Ball 3 Pack makes a great present. The three ball set features fun sayings for your boss and aren’t merely a novelty item. They can be taken to the course as well.
Albert Einstein Inspirational Quote Pen
The Albert Einstein Inspirational Quote Pen would make an excellent boss gift that they can use every day. The black pen is engraved with the Albert Einstein quote: Strive Not to Be a Success, but Rather to be of Value.
Best Boss Ever – Greeting Card
For an occasion that may not call for a large or extravagant gift, this Best Boss Ever Greeting Card (gc_151477_5) should do the trick. Measuring 6 x 6 inches, this card is made of heavy duty card stock with blank interior.
Dried Fruit & Nut Gift Basket
You can’t go wrong with gifting a Dried Fruit & Nut Gift Basket. This Black and Gold Snack Tower includes a handful of each of 12 signature delicious nuts and dried fruits: Almonds, Walnuts, Cashews, Pistachios, Honey Glazed Pecans, Honey Glazed Peanuts, Brazil Nuts, Dried Cranberries, Dried Kiwis, Dried Papaya, Dried Pears, and Dried Peaches. The tower includes six presents in one, each with high-end packaging featuring elegant black and gold colors and a unique and sophisticated design.
Loot Socks Subscription Box
The Loot Socks Subscription Box : Monthly would make a great gift for the man who loves socks. Each month you get 2 pairs of fun and nerdy pop culture socks inspired by your favorite movies, TV shows, video games, comics and more. You can geek out your wardrobe and stand out with bold colors and creative designs.
Desktop Vacuum Cleaner
A cute, fun tech item to gift is this Desktop Vacuum Cleaner. This mini vacuum offers a 360º rotatable design to easily reach to any corners and crevices when cleaning the space between large, hard-to-move objects. Although it is battery operated, the Mini Desk Vacuum still has sufficient suction power to capture dust, hair and other small desk debris.
2 Pack Beer Bottle Opener with Magnetic Cap Catcher
For the beer lover, this 2 Pack Beer Bottle Opener with Magnetic Cap Catcher would make a useful gift. Just push down and open a bottle instantly. It’s compact size also makes it convenient and easy to carry. The inner magnet will catch the cap and will not bend caps once off which makes it great for Cap Collectors.
360 – Smart wi-fi Cube Projector with Streaming Services
Though at the pricier end, the 360 – Smart wi-fi Cube Projector with Streaming Services would make a great group gift for a boss that you admire. It offers a world of content at your fingertips ranging from streaming services such as Prime Video, Netflix, etc., directly from the cinemood menu screen. Just download videos from streaming apps directly on the mini projector to enjoy anywhere, without wifi even!
It has up to 5-hours of battery life, as well as Bluetooth, WiFi, 360-degree video capabilities, and up to 120-inch projection in the dimmed or dark environment. Other features include 32GB of internal memory, screen mirroring, and an iOS and Android phone app for an easy remote control.
Mug Warmer for Desk
For a cool tech gadget for the coffee or tea lover, gift this Mug Warmer for Desk. The mug warmer offers three temperature settings to keep coffee, tea, etc., warm. You can keep your coffee up to 104℉-131℉-149℉ (40℃-55℃-65℃) with just the touch the button. The electric warmer will also automatically shut off after continually working 4 hours.
Eon Concepts Storm Glass Weather Predictor
The Eon Concepts Storm Glass Weather Predictor is sure to offer hours of intrigue and entertainment. This colored storm glass ornament is filled with highly concentrated liquid and uniquely shaped crystals that change consistency as the weather and temperatures change. The teardrop glasses come in Small, Medium and Large sizes. Their colored LED wooden base changes colors by simply pressing the white button as well.
Gifts for Your Boss – Female
Huski Wine Cooler
This isn’t just any ice bucket. In fact, the Huski Wine Cooler can chill wine for up to 6 hours. It is the perfect wine accessory for the home or outdoors. It is one size fits most at 750 ml
This wine and champagne cooler also offers an adjustable height to fit most bottles. It’s Flexi-lock expandable design holds the bottle in place while you pour so there’s never a need to remove the bottle from the cooler to enjoy.
The cooler comes in five stylish colors ranging from brushed stainless, matte black, matte champagne, matte white and rose.
TheraBox – Self Care Subscription Box
Give a gift of relaxation for your overworked boss with this TheraBox – Self Care Subscription Box. They will receive 6-8 FULL sized goodies each month such as Aromatherapy, natural and organic bath soaps, bath bombs, body lotions, creams, oils, face and skincare products, mindfulness/happiness activities, and other self-care products.
Boss Appreciation Gift Keychain
The Boss Appreciation Gift Keychain is a great gift to serve as a constant reminder of your appreciation for your boss. The silver keychain is engraved with the saying: A truly great boss is hard to find, difficult to part with, and impossible to forget” as well as a Thank You silver tag as well.
Gourmet Snack Food Box in Keepsake Tin
Give the chocolate lover this Gourmet Snack Food Box in Keepsake Tin. The giftee can indulge in more than a delicious pound of assorted truffles as well as various White, Dark, and Milk Butter Pecan Patties, Cashew Clusters, Pretzel Clouds, Pecan Snappers, Sea Salt Caramels, English Toffee, Peppermint Patties, Bavarian Pretzels, Double Silk Truffles, Coconut Haystacks, and Peanut Clusters. Each chocolate also comes individually wrapped, which is greatly for interoffice sharing!
A Truly Great boss is Hard to Find 20 OZ Tumbler
The A Truly Great boss is Hard to Find 20 OZ Tumbler would make a great option for either a female or male boss. It is an insulated 18/8 stainless steel mug that keeps drinks warm or cold for extended periods of time. It comes in a variety of colors ranging from black and stainless steel to seafoam and rose gold.
Boss Lady Motivational Spiral Notebook Lined Journal
The Boss Lady Motivational Spiral Notebook Lined Journal would make an excellent gift for a boss who likes to write or journal or takes extensive notes at work. The notebook measures 8.25 inches wide x 6.2 inches long with laminated front and back covers for durability. The high-quality hard cover features the words “boss lady” in gold foil. There are 160 lined pages in the notebook.
Chef Ole Master Gourmet Gift Basket
For the foodie, this Chef Ole Master Gourmet Gift Basket would be an amazing gift idea. The giftee can unleash ther inner master chef and create numerous recipes with this gourmet food basket. Each gourmet box is full of artisan, non-GMO, natural products from Spain inlcuding award winner Olive Oil, White Balsamic vinegar, Cantabrian Sea Mussel Pate, Black Olive Pate, and Homemade Jams.
TROVE – Travel From Home Subscription Box
This quarterly TROVE Travel From Home Subscription Box offers the giftee the option to travel to a different city each month. Each box is filled with with locally-sourced foods and goods that will allow you to immerse yourself in a new city with two guided virtual experiences: a Cooking Class and Cultural Experience.
Each box offers along with the virtual experiences amazing local snacks, goodies, and a FREE surprise gift based on the featured city from around the world.
Yinuo Candle Scented Candles Gifts Set
The Yinuo Candle Scented Candles Gifts Set is a great gift for the boss on the go. The set includes 4 tins of scented candles in scents such as lavender, lemon, mediterranean fig, and fresh spring. Each candle is made of soy wax and a cotton thread and lasts 25 to 30 hours.
Digital Picture Frame
What better way to keep up with former coworkers or your loved ones than through this AEEZO Digital Picture Frame? Others can instantly share photos from their phones via Wi-Fi when connected to the free frameo app.
The 9 inch IPS HD touch screen with 1280×800 resolution can display vividly clear landscape and portrait photos as well as video. It’s built-in 16GB memory also means that you can receive and store numerous photos. But if that isn’t enough space, it also supports a 64GB SD card or USB driver.
GIFTAGIRL Boss Lady Succulent Set
The GIFTAGIRL Boss Lady Succulent Set includes three succulent planters that will showcase how well you appreciate your boss. Each pot has it’s own unique design and measures 2.36 inches tall and 3.15 inches wide.
Boss Lady Mug
For a beautiful gift idea for your female boss, gift this Boss Lady Mug. This pink marble mug for your boss lady comes with a lid as well as a golden spoon to stir in creamer and sugar. The mug is delivered in an elegant gift box to make sure each 11 oz mug is ready for gift giving.
Seven Chakra Natural Healing Gemstone Crystal Bonsai Tree
The Seven Chakra Natural Healing Gemstone Crystal Bonsai Tree would make a beautiful addition to the desk or home of your female boss. The 10-12 inch tree is handmade in India and features gemstones as the leaves and wires as the branches. It is made to create a space where energy can freely flow and while also attracting good things. According to the Feng Shui, this wealth tree stimulates the chakras for a successful professional life as well.
Spa Thank You Gift Basket
Treat your boss to this unique Spa Thank You Gift Basket. This specially curated box contains one 12 oz insulated stainless steel tumbler with the words “Thank You For Being Awesome” permanently laser engraved, two bars of all-natural premium soaps, one bath bomb, one 8 ounce jar of silk skin lotion and a card for your special note.
Boss Lady Ballpoint Pen Set
This beautiful Boss Lady Ballpoint Pen Set features five pens in pastel coloring casing and featuring black ink. All the pens are designed with a metallic appearance and are printed with positive encouragements like ‘ LADY’, ‘LIKE A ‘ and ‘GO FOR IT’ on the pen shell.
Bath Bombs Gift Set for Women with Inspirational Messages
This Bath Bombs Gift Set for Women with Inspirational Messages will turn your boss’s bath into a luxurious spa with this luxury set of 12 Bath Fizzies that are made with Pure Essential Oils, Sea Salt and Organic Shea Butter. Each bathbomb set is also thoughtfully curated with a different inspirational quote for each bomb.
Boss Lady Gift Set
This Boss Lady Gif Set includes one Boss Lady Mug with printed words of “Boss Lady,” as well as a straw and cleaning brush, one Boss Lady Candle with printed words of “Boss Lady,” and one pair of Boss Lady Socks with printed words of “I’m not Bossy I’m the Boss.” The tumbler is made of 18/8 food grade stainless steel and can keep water icy-cold for 9 hours or coffee warm for over 3 hours.
White Marble Tea Service Set
This White Marble Tea Service Set offers a beautiful and unique gift option for your female boss. The set features a classic marble texture design, in a white and gold combination, offering modern simplicity and elegance. The set includes a large ceramic teapot at 40 oz with a Bamboo Handle, a Stainless Steel Mesh Tea Infuser, and four 6.7 ounce Ceramic Tea Mugs as well as a 13.8 x 7-Inch Wooden Serving Tray.
Personalized Artblox Office Desk Name Plate
For a personalized gift, this Personalized Artblox Office Desk Name Plate Personalized would make a great gift option. Each name plate can be customized with your boss’s name and title, and is made of his high-quality acrylics materials. Each custom plaque measures 8 x 2.5 inches wide and high, as well as 1.25 inches thick.
Boss Lady Notebooks for Women
For a beautiful inspirational reminder for the boss lady in your life, the Boss Lady Notebooks for Women would make an excellent gift. The set comes with printed “Boss Lady” text on the cover of this beautiful notebook and includes a unique diamond rose gold pen.
Taylors of Harrogate Assorted Specialty Teas Box
For the tea lover, this Taylors of Harrogate Assorted Specialty Teas Box is one of the most highly rated set options. The set includes a range of 48 tea bags in flavors ranging from English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Decaffeinated Breakfast, Lemon & Orange, Pure Assam, Green Tea with Jasmine, Organic Peppermint, and Organic Chamomile. The kit is curated from the UK.
Hallmark Coworker Greeting Card
For an occasion that may not need a large gift, turn to this Hallmark Coworker Greeting Card. This sentimental card reads on the front: The difference between a workplace and a nice place to work is the good people who make it so. It’s a great way to show your thanks and appreciation.
ATD Creative Sand Pendulum
A fun, unique gift is this ATD Creative Sand Pendulum. The magic of the sand pendulum has been studied for centuries and now can bring this unique wooden accent to your desktop. Different start angles provide different patterns, allowing you to witness the beauty of gravity and momentum at work. Product measures 14.49 x 8.19 inches.
Wine Bottle Puzzles Games for Adults
For the wine lover and/or entertainer, this Wine Bottle Puzzles Games for Adults would make an excellent gift for numerous occasions. At first glance, this engaging Wooden Puzzle Brain Teaser for Wine Bottles looks incredibly simple to unlock, but looks can be deceiving! This wine bottle brain teaser is entertaining to solve as well as entertaining to watch the lucky recipient attempt to crack the puzzle in order to quench their thirst. Don’t worry, if partygoers are unable to unlock it, you can put them out of their misery with the included release instructions.
Funny Boss Gifts
Boss Man T Shirt
The Boss Man T Shirt Gift Idea Professional Boss Man T-Shirt is a fun way to show your appreciation for your boss, especially if you have a close relationship. The t-shirt comes in five colors and sizing ranges from small to 3xl in both women and men fits.
Boss Lady Scented Candle
This Boss Lady Scented Candle smells like lattes, hustlin’ and a Hint of Kick Ass. This makes a fun, perfect gift for the Boss Lady in your life! The candle is 9 oz and smells like fresh roasted coffee. Burn time is approximately 50 hours.
Funny Novelty Memo Pads Bundle – Everything is Fine
Bring a smile to your boss’s face with this Funny Novelty Memo Pads Bundle – Everything is Fine. This bundle consists of 5 notepads, 2 of “Everything is fine”, 1 of “This is my life now”, 1 of “I have no idea what I’m doing”, and 1 of “I’m not even trying anymore.” Each notepad measures 4.25 x 5.5 inches, with 50 printed pages each.
Shit I Can’t Remember: Organizer, Log Book & Notebook
This Shit I Can’t Remember: Organizer, Log Book & Notebook is not only funny, but extremely useful. The 100-page notebook measures 6 x 0.25 x 9 inches and is a great option for saving passwords and writing down important notes.
My Favorite Employee Gave Me This Mug Coffee Mug
This 11 oz My Favorite Employee Gave Me This Mug Coffee Mug is a great fun gift to gift your boss. This premium ceramic coffee/tea cup is great for anyone who wants a funny mug that would make a perfect conversation starter and is sure to amuse anyone.
Mancheng-zi Funny Boss Throw Pillow Case
This Mancheng-zi Funny Boss Throw Pillow Case offers a funny and durable gift idea for your boss. It is made of cotton linen materials and fits a 18 x18 throw pillow cover. It offers a unique and funny design, especially for a boss that you are close with.
Funny Boss Lady Makeup Cosmetic Bag
The Funny Boss Lady Makeup Cosmetic Bag would make a great gift for your female boss. The bag is made of high-quality canvas and measures 9 inches wide x 7 inches high. It is a great size for a travel make up bag or for snacks or office products.
Knock Knock WTF Nifty Notes
For a fun gag-type boss gift, try these Knock Knock WTF Nifty Notes. Your boss can harness the power of the mighty checkbox and venerable blank line to make them instantly, effortlessly witty. Your boss can find the joy in bitterness and befuddlement by selecting the exact right phrases. The pad is 4 x 5.25 inches and has 50 sheets.
Amoysanli Knight Pen Holder
Make your boss feel like royalty with this Amoysanli Knight Pen Holder. It’s said the pen is mightier than the sword, and show that with this Executive Knight Pen Holder that includes a bowing knight offering up a pen. This executive knight pen holder comes with a fancy metal cool pen with black-inked, but he’s just as happy to hold any other things, like letter opener, spork, razor, flashlight, glasses etc. Dimensions: about 3.8 x 5.3 x 6 inches.
Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner
For the boss who is tired of having to remind everyone of cleaning up after themselves, gift this Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner. Angry Mama’s steam cleaning is a faster and easier way to wipe dirty without scrubbing or using harsh chemicals. It’s easy to use too. Remove Angry Mama’s hair and head, fill the body with vinegar, water and lemon juice, move back body parts. Put it in microwave for 5-7 minutes, then you’ll get a clean microwave.
Desktop Boxing: Knock Out Your Stress!
For boxing fans and desk jockeys alike, the Desktop Boxing: Knock Out Your Stress! is the perfect desk accessory for fun yet effective stress relief. Box includes: a mini desktop punching bag with suction cup base, two tiny boxing gloves for your pointer fingers, and a mini book with basic finger boxing moves and boxing trivia.
Chaos Coordinator Novelty Desk Sign
The Signs ByLITA Chaos Coordinator Novelty Desk Sign would make a humorous boss’s gift. The premium laser engraved desk sign is black plastic with white lettering and is encased in silver. The sign measures 2 x 10 inches.
Can’t Remember Sh*t Daily Planner and Note Pad
This Can’t Remember Sh*t Daily Planner and Note Pad helps your boss organize their work life in a fun and humorous way. The pad lets you jot down all your appointments, contacts, errands, and more and then lets you check things off and celebrate their completion. You can even note your mood and rate your day. It includes 60 pages and is 6 x 9′ inches.
Knock Knock Sticky Notes Packet, Honest Acronyms
For funny office products, gift this Knock Knock Sticky Notes Packet, Honest Acronyms. This Sticky Notes Packet is a tidy folio with a generous selection of stickies to keep you organized and includes six different pads: WFT, ASAP, OMG, FYI, BTW, and TMI. Each pad is 2.75 inches square and has 40 sheets with repositionable adhesive.
Because Clients – Funny Beer Can Pint Glass
This Because Clients – Funny Beer Can Pint Glass makes a hilarious boss gift option. This 16 oz beer can shaped pint glass is engraved with the saying “Because Clients” and is suitable for a hoppy IPA, a refreshing pilsner, or a delicious craft stout.
Natico Decision Maker and Paper Weight
Have a boss that struggles with decision making or delegates decision making to you? Gift them this Natico Decision Maker and Paper Weight. You simply spin the wheel and your decisions are made for you while also functioning as a handy paperweight.
Talkie Toys Products Talking Blah Button
The Talkie Toys Products Talking Blah Button is for the boss who doesn’t have time to chat and is busy getting things done. It’s the perfect way to get out of a boring or needless conversation, quickly and humorously. The blue and orange button is well constructed and plays 12 unique Blah phrases in different vocal tones and styles.
Finger Weightlifting: Get Ripped!
For a humorous gift for the ripped or gym going boss, gift this Finger Weightlifting: Get Ripped! kit. This one-of-a-kind miniature weightlifting set lets you pump some iron–with your fingers! Kit includes: 1 metal barbell, 4 rubber weight plates, 1 metal kettlebell weight, 1 resistance band, 1 finger sweatband, and a 32-page mini book.
Things to Consider when Choosing the Perfect Gift for a Boss
What Kind of Relationship Do You Have With Your Boss?
Selecting the right gift for your boss could be like walking uneasily through a minefield. Spend too much, you may make them uncomfortable and come off as buying their good wishes. Gift something funny or gag gift like, you could offend their sensibilities. That’s why you should carefully consider what type or relationship you have with your boss before you purchase them a gift.
If you work at a smaller company or spend a significant amount of time working alongside your boss, then a more personal gift that speaks to their interests outside of work would be appropriate. If you know they love humor and make jokes during work, then maybe giving them something on the more humorous side would make a great gift.
What is the Occasion?
Think of the holiday or celebration that you’re purchasing a gift for. If it’s the holiday season, maybe a larger or more luxurious gift is appropriate. If it’s a smaller occasion, such as the observation of Boss’ Day, then maybe a smaller token like a coffee mug would do.
When in doubt, ask your coworkers. For larger items, you could pool your money and bounce ideas back and forth on what to gift. You can also ask what others may have given your boss on the previous year’s holiday.
What’s Your Company Policy on Gift Giving?
Before diving into finding the perfect gift, if you’re new to the company reach out to human resources to ask if your company as a policy on gift giving. Some larger companies set limits on the amount you can spend and who can purchase gifts for whom.
FAQs About Gifts for a Boss
What gift is appropriate for a thank you gift for a boss?
Generally, office etiquette does not require that you give your boss a gift as a token of appreciation. If you do decide to give them a thank you gift, then make it straightforward and sincere. Your aim should be to please and not impress.
What is the Boss’s Day gift?
Boss’s Day is observed every year on October 16th. If you decide to get your boss a gift, first consider something from your entire team. It’s a time to pool your money and show your appreciation. If you do decide to purchase a gift on your own, then it’s the perfect time to gift something office related like a pen or desk plaque.
What can you gift a supervisor when you leave the company?
Though not required, it can be a nice gesture to gift something to your boss or supervisor when you leave the company as a gesture of thanks. Smaller gifts are typically appropriate here such as simply a Thank You Card or a plant.
Should I give my boss a birthday present?
This largely depends on how well you know your boss. Do you socialize outside of work? Do they give gifts to employees on their birthdays? What is your company’s policy? Generally, most offices will either do a monthly celebration that covers all birthdays for that month or give small tokens. In this case, if you know your boss well maybe a personal gift that relates to a hobby or interest would suffice. Otherwise, pool your money for a gift or opt for a card.