Best Present Ideas for Your Boss
September 6, 2019 5:47 am
There is a special occasion for your boss or co-worker coming up and you’d like to give them a present, but don’t know what? We’ve all been in that situation. We want to give them something that they would appreciate, but also want to avoid something over-the-top, since we aren’t brown-nosers.
A present you’re thinking about should be practical and useful or it might be something your boss would enjoy immensely. Either way, you have to make the right choice and make the thought count. In order to help you choose a present for your boss, we’ve selected some of the items that might send the right message.
Pens have been around for many years and people enjoy getting them, but if you want it to stand out, you could have it engraved with your boss’ name. Your present will be unique and personalised and your boss will be happy to receive it.
Business card case
Even though we’re making everything more digital these days, there is still something about business cards that makes them valuable and respected. Your boss is likely to have a bunch of business cards they’ve received or which they’re about to give out to prospective business partners. So, how about a nice case or holder, which can also be inscribed with your boss’ name or initials? There are many options when it comes to material, design and colour and you just have to choose which one would suit them.
Toiletry bag for men
If your boss is often away on business or spends long hours in the office, a toiletry bag might be a very good solution. Bosses have to be presentable under all conditions, so it’s useful for them to have something like this with them at all times. Just make sure the interior of the bag is water-resistant, so that he doesn’t have to worry about spills and leaks from the contents. Ideally, the bag should be divided into large, separate compartments.
Most people appreciate being given a bottle of top-quality wine or whiskey. If you’re not sure what type of drink your boss likes, we suggest you go for something unusual that they probably haven’t tried before, such as Japanese Nikka whiskey. A real appreciator of exquisite drinks will surely love it.
Every boss is constantly under a lot of stress, which is why a present that would help them relax and unwind after a difficult day at work is a great idea. Bath bombs, filled with essential oils, fizz when they hit the tub and help create a spa-like atmosphere. Just make sure you choose a product that contains organic and natural ingredients, such as lavender or rose.
This is a bit more expensive present, but if everyone in the office chips in, you can get a really great and cool coffee brewer that can be used in your boss’ office. Most bosses really need their dose of caffeine, especially in the morning and this will help them prepare coffee just the way they like it.
You may think that giving someone a flask suggests you encourage them to drink more, but that doesn’t have to be the case. If your boss likes hiking or camping, a flask could be a very useful gift and they’ll most certainly appreciate it.
Mini Zen garden
Another nice gift for someone who needs to unwind and de-stress is a mini Zen garden. They come in various sizes and you should find one that wouldn’t take up too much space on the boss’ desk.
If your boss has a motto or some sentence they often use, you can have it printed and framed, so that they can hang it on the wall of their office. Alternatively, you can come up with your own original text or perhaps ask everyone in the office to sign it.
If you really can’t think of any suitable and personalised present for your boss, you can always rely on the good, old fruit basket to do the trick. Just make sure it contains a selection of fresh fruit and that your boss is not allergic to any of them.
These are just some ideas to help you make up your mind and delight your boss. However, your final decision will depend on your budget, how well you know your boss and some other factors.