The holidays will be here before you know it and it’s time to start thinking about what gifts you want to give for the season. One of the gifts you’ll want to think about is what kind of gift to get for your boss.
You might want to avoid humorous or gag gifts unless you know his or her sense of humor. Regardless of the type of humor your boss has, there are some gifts that any boss would love and use. Just follow these tips to perfect gift giving ideas.
If you know for a fact that your boss reads – for business or pleasure – you can get him or her a copy of the latest book by an author they enjoy. You can also give nonfiction books on famous people he admires. Gift certificates to a local bookstore or online outlet would be great, too. You can also give a gift magazine subscription if you know he has a specific interest or hobby.
If your boss is a movie buff, you can buy a gift card for a movie theater in your community. The theater cards work for the movies, but they’re also applicable for the concession stand, too.
For bosses that enjoy music, you can get music gift cards to iTunes or portable speaker systems for MP3 players. You might also be able to invest in a specific artist’s CD if you know of one he might be interested in.
Massage pillows for the neck and shoulders are nice Christmas gifts and you can also find the massage pillows for the lower back as well. These are great for bosses who have high stress jobs.
A leather business card case is a nice choice – suitable for any boss – but there are other office appropriate gifts, too – like a perpetual desk calendar or a digital picture frame he could use to upload images of his family.
If you live in a cold weather climate, then leather gloves are something that he or she could use. Or, go with a nice scarf if you know their taste in attire. There are also items like ice scrapers that might make affordable, yet useful gifts.
Expandable desk organizers are great ideas and you can get some of these in a rich oak. Plan books, pen sets and phone rests make good holiday gifts for bosses. A leather desk caddy or a leather docking station would make a great gift, too.
Framed artwork for the office and décor such as a Bonsai tree not only make nice gifts, but they’re gifts for anyone who needs to stick to a Christmas budget as well. Sand pictures are affordable and unique gifts you can give and they’re very soothing, too.
Gifts that can be used away from the office will depend on what your boss likes. If you know he or she enjoys wine, then a nice bottle of wine – maybe surrounded with cheese in a basket – would be a great gift – but you can also pick up an electric wine opener if you’re on a tighter budget. Monogrammed wine stoppers are great for the boss who seems to have everything.
Leather valet trays for men or women appear near the top of the list of best gifts for bosses. They can be used at home or in the office. If you want to keep things simple, then a holiday ornament, whether personalized or not, is a quick gift that you can give male or female bosses.