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?
a handy lunch box
Lunch Box with Utensils
Sure, it's not the most exciting present, but it's definitely functional and nicer than that tupperware they bring every day.
if they're a star wars fan
Original Star Wars Vessels Vehicles Patent Art Poster Prints
STARS BY NATURE
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.
if they like desk accessories
Portable Cool Mist Humidifier
They'll feel so much more refreshed with a mini humidifier by their desk area; plus, it just looks so bougie.
if they have a cheeky sense of humor
BLUE RIDGE ART
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.
if they’re not so serious
Engraved Office Nameplate/Plaque
HE SAID, SHE SAID
A funny plaque will lighten the mood in their office and make them chuckle when they open your gift.
if they love entertaining
Unique Bamboo Cheese Board
ROYAL CRAFT WOOD
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.
if they appreciate decor
Optic Color Glass Vase
$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.
if they like personal touches
CashTouch Herringbone Throw Blanket
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.
if they love the holidays
Annual Edition 2019, Large Christmas Ornament
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.
if they’re never without their phone
Rory Charging Station
MELE & CO.
A cushioned charging station that fits their phone, tablet, and jewelry and other trinkets is a perfect addition to their desk—or their bedroom.
if they love accessories
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.
if they appreciate a good cocktail
Harrison Bar Tool Set
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.
if they need to unwind
Flora Fortune Candle
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.
if they love music
Small Wireless Speakers With Bluetooth
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.
if they always have fresh flowers
THE BOUQS CO.
Everyone loves fresh flowers! Floral arrangements brighten up any desk area, and deep red blooms with fresh eucalyptus are the perfect thoughtful gift.
if they like their coffee
Traveler Leak-Proof Insulated Travel Mug
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.
if they’re always on the go
Travel-Size Frequent Styler Set
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.
if they like snacks
Popcorn Snack Medley
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.
if they keep spare clothes in their office
The Travel Essentials Kit
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.
if they have an entrepreneurial spirit
Inside the Shark Tank
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.
if they love office happy hours
Hangar 1 Straight Vodka
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.
if they’re a book hoarder
Natural Agate Bookends
$29.99 (25% off)
Instead of adding to their increasing book collection, give them a pair of beautiful stone bookends to decorate their shelf.
if they’re always looking for sweets
Organic Cookie In A Cup
MISS JONES BAKING
Considering all the times that they ask around the office for treats, this microwaveable cookie in a cup might be their favorite new thing.
if they want to feel glam
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.
if they’re super organized
Mirror and Metal Annabella Desk Organizer
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.
if they live out of their suitcase
Travel Fold-Up Bag
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.
if they’re into an efficient workspace
Franklin Desk Riser
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.
if they dress up in the office
Navy Matte Color Tie Bar
THE TIE BAR
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.