Work managers and higher-ups tend to be notoriously hard to shop for. Luckily, we did all of the brainstorming for you. Here are 20 thoughtful gifts for your boss, to help kick off their holiday break.
1. Echo Dot (3rd Gen) Smart Speaker
Help streamline your boss’s busy life by gifting the newest generation of the Echo Dot. This redesigned tech accessory comes in light, medium, and dark gray, and is bordered by a cloth-covered speaker that’ll receive their commands loud and clear.
Equipped with Alexa’s seemingly endless skill set, they can use it to make phone calls, listen to the news, dress for the weather, play games, and so much more.
2. #1 Boss T-Shirt
While we can’t guarantee that this T-shirt will get you a raise, we can guarantee that your boss will totally love it (and you!) for your flattery and generosity.
3. Creative Co-Op Zinc Alloy Arrow Cheese Markers (Set of Six)
They may be well-versed in the art of cheese-board-building, but do they have the right tools for the job? This set of six arrows are each labeled with a cheesy signifier, allowing them to differentiate their sharp cheddar from the more mild selections.
4. Zojirushi 25-Ounce Food Jar
This 25-ounce stainless steel vessel may look simple, but it’s packed with food storage potential. Gift it to your boss to ensure their coffee, oatmeal, soup, or other home-brought food arrives safely to work without the risk of spillage. The insulated, leakproof jar is designed with a vent built into the lid to allow users to release the pressure of the contents inside for safer opening in transit.
5. Bushwick Kitchen Threes Knees Spicy Trio
For the known hot-sauce-loving boss, this trio of spicy condiments makes for one dynamite gift. Bushwick Kitchen’s bundle of honey, maple syrup, and sriracha sauce are all spiked with just enough heat to nicely spice up desk-bound breakfasts and lunches.
6. The Brilliant Ideas Launch Pad
This notebook isn’t just your average college-ruled pad of lined paper. It’s full of cleverly designed pages to help your boss bring their big ideas to life using formats like diagrams and workflow charts. Plus, it doesn’t hurt to engage in a little not-so-subtle ego-stroking!