Choosing the best Christmas gift for your boss is kind of a make or break thing. Pick out something they love and you’ll be in their good graces for a long time. Choose something that’s totally inappropriate and you can kiss that promotion goodbye. What makes giving gifts to bosses so tricky is that you want to give that awesome gift without looking like you’re trying to butter them up. At the same time, you want to give them something that they will truly love. How do you pick the perfect gift to a boss that you only speak to during meetings and conference calls? What’s the best gift to give the boss who always has your back and knows all your kids’ birthdays? Here we have a few ideas on the perfect Christmas gifts that all kinds of bosses will love. Some of these you can buy online, and some of these you can make yourself. Scroll down for more gift ideas!
If you’re scouting for a Christmas gift to give to your boss but not sure what they like when not working in the office, this cute but personalized gift idea is the perfect thing to give. Just a piece of nice, clean notebook paper, a beautiful photo frame to put it in, some nice ribbons, and your gift is ready. You can couple it with a whiteboard marker and eraser so that your boss can use it right away. This will definitely be a pretty and functional addition to your boss’ workstation.
How about a quote professing your great admiration for that person who makes work not feel like work? This personalized wall décor can melt the hearts of even the toughest bosses. It’s not too colorful nor is it too plain, so it will look great in any kind of office. And it’s definitely a better sight to see first thing in the morning than a tall pile of paperwork, don’t you think?
For the boss who cannot function properly without first having a cup of coffee in the morning, this is the perfect Christmas gift. It’s cute and not so serious, even if the boss lady always means business. The hand lettered calligraphy provides a dainty and feminine touch. This coffee mug is also safe to use in the dishwasher and the microwave.
For the boss who’s a mentor and also a good friend, life should always be sweet. Give that dear boss of yours a candy bouquet filled with all kinds of candy that they love. Chocolatey, sweet, sour, soft, chewy or hard, throw them all in for this truly sweet and personalized Christmas gift. Remember, nobody is too old for candy!
When the day gets too busy or stressful, we need a quick fix of chill any way we can get it. The Thymes Frasier Fir Aromatic Candles are sure to beat the midday stress at work with just a light. Let your boss get a kick out of the luscious cedarwood and sandalwood scents right in their office. It sure beats the generic room freshener the cleaning lady sprays around the room.
Thinking of a Christmas gift that your boss can use for a long time? A gift that’s not too cheesy or extravagant? The Willow Tree Angel of Light sounds like the perfect gift. This decorative sculpture is both precious as it is beautiful.
For our bosses, there are no truer words than these. Give them that much needed pep talk without ever having to leave your desk with these personalized coffee mugs. They’re very nice to look at and just the right size to satisfy any kind of coffee craving. They’re no nonsense and definitely get the message across.
Alcohol and chocolate? Oh, what a combination! Give your boss their very own stash of these Anthon Berg Dark Chocolate Liqueurs. You will definitely be in their good books for a long time.
Why settle for a fake plastic plant when your boss can have a real one? A real live plant that doesn’t need a lot of maintenance but still looks gorgeous sitting there on top of the desk. The Brussel’s Jade Bonsai is perfect Christmas gift to your boss who enjoys gardening or having anything to tinker with. It’s a unique and thoughtful gift, one that your boss will truly remember.
For the boss who loves to spend time in the kitchen, their very own herb garden sounds like a splendid Christmas gift. Bowl them over with your presentation. Plant them in individual mason jars and attach chalkboard tags for that more personalized touch. This is a truly special gift that your boss will be delighted to have.
How about a sweet and personalized gift for that boss who works hard all week? This personalized stress relief gift basket is filled with all the good stuff to combat the stress away. Bubble wrap? Check. Yummy chocolates? Check. Your boss will be having a grand time sifting all these goodies, that’s for sure.
These lovely desk decorations are sure to inspire and stimulate the mind. When ideas run out and the feeling of exhaustion settles in, there’s nothing more relaxing than sifting through sand. Even if it’s sand in a tin can. Try it and you’ll see that you like it.
This personalized fabric corkboard will add some fun and style in any boss’ office. You can customize it with your boss’ favorite color and include a monogram of their initial. Make it bigger so they can hang it on the wall, or make it smaller so they can place it on top of their desk. Either way, it’s a really pretty cork board that will surely be used a lot.
How about a desk organizer made out of a picture frame? It’s certainly gift worthy, and all bosses need one. It’s a cute and creative way to get organized. It’s the perfect gift for people with jam-packed days who don’t want to miss a meeting or an appointment.
Another practical Christmas gift idea that you can give to your boss is this personalized mouse pad. It’s that much needed burst of color in an otherwise formal-looking office. It’s fun and vibrant, definitely helps to pick up the mood. Best of all, it’s totally inexpensive.
What’s more uplifting than being surrounded by beautiful and positive words? And we mean that in a literal sense. Give your boss the power to turn a bad day into a good one with book quote stones. To make this truly special gift, all you need are a few smooth stones of different sizes, and a Sharpie!
When all else fails and you still cannot come up with anything appropriate for the boss, a bottle of red makes a great Christmas gift, too.Before purchasing one, try to find out what kind or what brand your boss likes. You can also get some recommendations from wine specialist stores, or even your wine-loving friends. Try this 2009 La Follette Manchester Ridge Chardonnay for starters.
How about some iTunes gift cards? They’re a fuss-free gift, but still a great gift to receive. Your boss will love purchasing new music and apps for their phone. You can choose from $25, $50 and $100 and add a personalized message on the gift card, too.
Your boss will love going to meetings and jotting down important stuff on this fancy leather notebook. You can have your boss’ name embossed in front for that more personalized touch. It’s not only great for writing down office stuff. It’s also a lovely journal where they can write down their thoughts and aspirations.
The best boss deserves only the best Christmas gift. These handmade leadership scroll box is guaranteed to inspire your boss more than ever. Imagine reading all the motivational and positive quotes in these lovely little paper scrolls. Absolutely perfect.
What’s the best gift to give your boss who works hard from sun up to sun down? Maybe something that will keep their coffee hot and fresh? This USB Coffee Mug Warmer is sure to impress coffee fans. No need for the microwave, just a USB will do.
For the boss with a sense of humor, these Facebook like and dislike stamps are the perfect Christmas gifts. Did a good job? Like! Did a bad one? Dislike! It’s the perfect mixture of unique and fun to break the monotony at work!