28 Gift Ideas For Your Boss if You Want to Get on Their Good Side

Updated: Dec 25, 2019


Treat your boss (and score major points with them) this season with a great gift. If you're not super close with them, it might be tough to figure out where to start, but if you guys are basically BFFs, you definitely want to impress them with something thoughtful. In good news, in case you're stressing about what present to give 'em, we've compiled a bunch of gift ideas from fancy cheese boards to chic office decor to mini desk heaters (a lifesaver in a cold building, tbh). Here, 28 gifts for your boss that are functional, funny, stylish, and everything in between that just might make you "employee of the month." Jk, but also not really?


1

a handy lunch box

Lunch Box with Utensils

TARLINI

amazon.com

$13.98

Sure, it's not the most exciting present, but it's definitely functional and nicer than that tupperware they bring every day.


2

if they're a star wars fan

Original Star Wars Vessels Vehicles Patent Art Poster Prints

STARS BY NATURE

amazon.com

$20.99

Do they live for Star Wars or are just generally into sci-fi? These posters that feature drawings of spaceships will make their office so much more cool.


3

if they like desk accessories

Portable Cool Mist Humidifier

BIFINE

amazon.com

$18.39

They'll feel so much more refreshed with a mini humidifier by their desk area; plus, it just looks so bougie.


4

if they have a cheeky sense of humor

Lined Notebook

BLUE RIDGE ART

amazon.com

$6.99

They’ll crack up as soon as they read the cover of this hilarious notebook. It says *exactly* what they think every time they leave the conference room.


5

if they’re not so serious

Engraved Office Nameplate/Plaque

HE SAID, SHE SAID

amazon.com

$25.90

A funny plaque will lighten the mood in their office and make them chuckle when they open your gift.


6

if they love entertaining

Unique Bamboo Cheese Board

ROYAL CRAFT WOOD

amazon.com

$19.97

Are they always talking about the dinner parties they host over the weekends? They’ll definitely appreciate a cheese board set featuring side trays for crackers and nuts.


7

if they appreciate decor

Optic Color Glass Vase

CYL HOME

amazon.com

$39.98

$19.99 (50% off)

And they’ll need a vase for that bouquet, so get ’em a chic tinted one with a gold-accented rim.


8

if they like personal touches

CashTouch Herringbone Throw Blanket

LANDS' END

landsend.com

$44.95

You can never have enough blankets in the winter time, and a cozy throw with their monogram on it is a thoughtful gift that they’ll use all the time.


9

if they love the holidays

Annual Edition 2019, Large Christmas Ornament

SWAROVSKI

amazon.com

$56.29

If they always talk about how much they love the holiday season, a sparkling crystal ornament in the shape of a snowflake will be a great addition to their tree.


10

if they’re never without their phone

Rory Charging Station

MELE & CO.

urbanoutfitters.com

$54.00

A cushioned charging station that fits their phone, tablet, and jewelry and other trinkets is a perfect addition to their desk—or their bedroom.


11

if they love accessories

Lotus Necklace

TYLER HAYWARD

MEJURI

mejuri.com

$79.00

It’s a little more of a splurge, but a delicate gold necklace with a trio of white sapphires is a present that they can wear with anything.

12

if they appreciate a good cocktail

Harrison Bar Tool Set

POTTERY BARN

potterybarn.com

$69.00

If they have a bar cart in their office—or they talk about the one in their living room all the time—a silver tool set is just the present for them.


13

if they need to unwind

Flora Fortune Candle

DIPTYQUE

nordstrom.com

$38.00

They might be a little high-strung about deadlines, assignments, and meetings before the holiday break, so a soothing candle that smells like a lush garden will make them instantly relaxed.


14

if they love music

Small Wireless Speakers With Bluetooth

ETEKCITY

amazon.com

$22.99

Perks of a soundproof office is that they can play jams out loud, and a tiny portable speaker that has quality sound will look right at home on their desk.


15

if they always have fresh flowers

Scarlette

THE BOUQS CO.

bouqs.com

$49.00

Everyone loves fresh flowers! Floral arrangements brighten up any desk area, and deep red blooms with fresh eucalyptus are the perfect thoughtful gift.


16

if they like their coffee

Traveler Leak-Proof Insulated Travel Mug

TAKEYA

amazon.com

$29.99

A leak-proof insulated mug is just the thing for their hot (or iced) coffee to stay the same temp throughout the day. The convenient ring also makes it easy to hold during their commute.

17

if they’re always on the go

Travel-Size Frequent Styler Set

MALIN+GOETZ

nordstrom.com

$45.00

A secure toiletry case that comes with mini TSA-approved essentials like deodorant, body wash, moisturizer, and cleanser is the perfect addition to their travel bag.


18

if they like snacks

Popcorn Snack Medley

KNACK SHOPS

knackshops.com

$46.00

Snacks in the office can be hard to find, especially if everyone’s hoarding their own in their desk drawers. They’ll be set with a bundle of nibbles including butter-toffee pretzels, dark-chocolate-covered cherries, popcorn on the cob, and salted peanuts.

19

if they keep spare clothes in their office

The Travel Essentials Kit

FREY

livefrey.com

$16.50

Do they use their office as an extension of their closet? Get them a set that includes a freshener, wrinkle releaser, and stain remover that’ll save any outfit disasters they may have—truly a lifesaver before any big meeting.


20

if they have an entrepreneurial spirit

Inside the Shark Tank

HEARST SPECIALS

amazon.com

$13.99

Shark Tank is addictive due to all the genius—and not-so-genius—ideas featured on the show, so this book will make an interesting, entertaining read for your boss.


21

if they love office happy hours

Hangar 1 Straight Vodka

HANGAR 1

reservebar.com

$65.00

If they’re constantly coordinating happy hours, a bottle of vodka is definitely for them. Knowing your boss, they’ll probably break it out at the office holiday party.

22

if they’re a book hoarder

Natural Agate Bookends

AMOYSTONE

amazon.com

$39.99

$29.99 (25% off)

Instead of adding to their increasing book collection, give them a pair of beautiful stone bookends to decorate their shelf.


23

if they’re always looking for sweets

Organic Cookie In A Cup

MISS JONES BAKING

amazon.com

$29.88

Considering all the times that they ask around the office for treats, this microwaveable cookie in a cup might be their favorite new thing.

24

if they want to feel glam

Gift Card

DRY BAR

thedrybar.com

$50.00

If your boss works super hard and you want to treat them, they’ll really appreciate a gift certificate for a blowout that’ll make them (and their hair!) look fabulous.


25

if they’re super organized

Mirror and Metal Annabella Desk Organizer

WORLD MARKET

worldmarket.com

$11.99

A mirrored desk organizer to fit their papers, pens, pencils, envelopes, and everything else is a chic yet practical gift for a boss who’s meticulous about their desk space.


26

if they live out of their suitcase

Travel Fold-Up Bag

PARAVEL

amazon.com

$34.49

Are they always traveling for work? A lightweight bag that folds into a compact zippered pouch will make their trips to and from airports and hotels so much more convenient.


27

if they’re into an efficient workspace

Franklin Desk Riser

URBAN OUTFITTERS

urbanoutfitters.com

$39.00

A desk riser will be the gift they never knew they needed. It raises their computer monitor so they can gain back the much-needed surface area for extra storage.


28

if they dress up in the office

Navy Matte Color Tie Bar

THE TIE BAR

thetiebar.com

$15.00

If they’re always dressing up at the office with a different blazer and tie combinations, get them a stylish tie bar that’ll add a little extra something to their polished look.

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