20 Gift Ideas to Impress Your Boss
Plan something different this Boss’s Day. They have encouraged you and applauded you when you did a job well. But we as employees often forget to thank them. They are often termed as unfair or face undue criticism. But on 16th October, we get an opportunity to show our appreciation for the well-deserved supervisors. While they can arrange for a simple cake cutting on our birthdays or happily grant us a leave, on their day, i.e., Boss’ Day, they need to be celebrated too. They are facing challenges and pressures daily too as they belong to a senior or higher position.
Let’s give them a break and surprise the boss with some gifts to show we care for them too. We have not included any DIY Boss’s Day gifts as we know your schedule is too hectic to be making a gift yourself now!
Best Gifts for Every Type of Boss
This is our list of presents for Boss’ Day, which will assist you in acquiring a present that they will have in their memories for a very long time.
If your boss is a lady, she deserves to be shown a lot of appreciation. It is hard even now for women in the work field. Make her feel proud of herself by giving her a pretty mug which has ’Boss Lady’ printed on it with golden ink. The delicate pink colour ceramic mug has a marble pattern on it and has a capacity of 11 oz. There is a golden spoon which can be used for stirring her drinks. The mug also comes with a matching lid. The lid even has a spoon hole, so she doesn’t have to worry about keeping the spoon down when drinking. All the 3 things will be packed very elegantly in a gift box.
- Marble design
- Curved rim
- Easy to hold.
An engraved leather wallet card is a small but truly great gift for any boss. It will be with them most of the time and will keep them feeling positive. Through this wallet insert, you will let them know that they have been an amazing boss, mentor and leader. This is something they will cherish after their retirement or if they have to leave their current workplace. It will always be something that will keep their heart tied to their office and employees like you. This is indeed a small but powerful gift. You and a couple of other colleagues can couple this one up with a wallet and make it a superb gift.
- Deep engraving, strong ink
- Durable stainless steel
- Meaningful memento
This is a gift which you can give to a woman who is your boss or is in a senior position. The unique tumbler is a great gift for your manager because the tumbler says it’s for the ‘Chaos Coordinator fueled by Caffeine’. And you have seen her hustle smoothly through high-pressure situations. All she needs is her caffeine and she will see the day through. You appreciate her for her people skills, that she can manage a big team so efficiently. She would love to use this double-walled vacuum-sealed tumbler throughout the day in her office and it will keep her pepped up too, along with her coffee or tea. Made with stainless steel, this tumbler will not get damaged easily.
- Rose gold colour
- 20oz. Capacity
- Travel tumbler
Another small but powerhouse gift is this keyring which you can give to your advisor or boss who has been your mentor. You have learnt a lot while working under their guidance and you look at them as your coach. You are lucky if you know that a boss like them is not easy to get and you are forever indebted to them, you need something like this small gift. If you and your other team members are planning to make a gift hamper, including this lovely little gift. The keyring will be delivered in a soft and small velvet-ish bag and will be ready to be gifted. You will be giving something useful and also be able to show your gratitude to your manager or boss. They will be glad to know that they have been truly inspirational for you.
- Stainless steel
- Can be given to a coach
- High-quality polishing
This is for the boss having an easy-going personality. They are optimistic and keep on cheering for their team. They don’t forget to acknowledge work well done. As a team and individual employee, you also have been performing well under them. They are positive and supportive and mostly happy with their team. Give this journal with a funny line on it and see them laugh aloud. The line on the cover is adorably funny. The paperback journal is cobalt blue and looks bright. There is a page inside where they can write whom the journal belongs to, i.e. their name. The other pages are blank but they are single-lined pages. And yes, if you are looking for personalized boss’s day gifts, you can easily make this one by using the first page for writing a gratitude note or making a sketch.
- Glossy cover
A greeting card is something you can give if you want to give a token gift. You have to spend a minimal amount but it can leave a great impression. Or when you are planning on buying a gift, you might want to give an accompanying card with it. Whatever your plan is, this greeting card is sure to get a reaction from them. You will find them grinning ear-to-ear when they see this card. There is an image of a happy dinosaur in the front and it is meant for a Bossasaurus. Who or what is a Bossasaurus, you ask? The answer is on the card itself. It is someone who’s ‘Like a normal boss, but more awesome and Dinosaur-like’!
- Funny card
- White envelope
- Blank inside
If your boss has been a philosopher and guide in the deepest sense of the terms, then it is obvious that you have real gratitude for them. They have been behind you when you might have been going through a difficult phase. It might have been your personal life or mental health which had not been great. They have been exceptionally understanding and human enough to not reprimand you for a couple of mistakes. These kinds of mentors do need something special and heart-warming on their day. This hand-sculpted and hand-painted figure is a beautiful piece of art and is going to make the boss feel emotional. It is the figure of an angel with wings holding a circle which says ‘Thank You’. It is one of the unique bosses’ day gifts.
- Sentimental gift
- Made with resin
- “With sincere thanks” enclosure card
Coffee mugs are the safest, tried and tested gifts. We have included a mug at the very beginning of the list but that was for women only. This ceramic mug can be given to any boss. It is a colorful mug which your ever-confident boss can sip their caffeine from. The black mug has a glossy finish and it has ‘I don’t need Google/ My Boss knows Everything’ printed on it. It is going to be a flattering gift for your advisor. They are very knowledgeable and in situations which have left you very confused, they have been nonchalant and showed you a way out very easily. The original colors of Google have been used while printing making the mug almost look like official Google merchandise.
- 325 ml capacity
- Digital printing
- Microwave safe.
When a deal gets finalized or when the company performs brilliantly, there is something your employees become sure of. That there is going to be a pizza and beer party at the end of the day or maybe beer and biryani. Because your boss loves to have a couple of beers in celebration time and of course, you all love this fact about them. After all, you all have contributed to the success of the company and the boss never forgets that. That is why this beer glass is going to be the best gift for the best boss. The beer glass will let him know that he’s crushing it, being the best boss!
- Easy to clean
- Holds 16 ounce
- High-quality glass
Again, the tumbler included earlies and was specially designed for females. This is a gender-neutral travel mug which can be given to any boss. It is also a humorous gift which is going to make even the boss with a serious expression give a smile. ‘My Favorite Employee Gave Me This Mug’ has been printed on the mug and the silly statement is going to make them chuckle. It is a black coloured mug which will look good on their table. They can also carry it with them while they are on the go or travelling for a business meeting. It has been made with a ‘no sweat’ design so their hands will always remain dry, even when they are holding a mug filled with hot or chilled beverages.
- BPA-free lid
- Insulated tumbler
This pen set is the perfect Boss’s Day gift because it has 2 premium Parker metal pens and a free visiting card holder. This executive gift set is a good way to make the boss feel great about his success. The elegant packaging ensures that it will leave a wonderful impression on the recipient. Parker pens are known to look sophisticated and also help in smooth writing. But though the set contains 2 different kinds of pens, the price of the gift set is extremely reasonable. One is a stainless-steel gold trim ballpoint pen with a cap and the other is a click pen. Both pens have an ergonomic shape.
- Designed with gold trim and has a gold-plated clip.
- Tapered ends give a sleek look.
- Tungsten carbide nib
There is hardly any man who wouldn’t love to receive an exclusive gift set having a combination of useful and branded things. Whatever age your boss is, he would be very glad to be receiving a black wallet which is easy to carry and hold. The wallet is made of genuine leather and has a great look. It has a cloth lining and is handcrafted. There is also a stylish pen and a cool keychain with the Wildhorn logo on it. The key chain has a carabiner and can be attached to a backpack to give it a cool look. The pen and wallet would look fashionable when used with formal clothing.
- Top-grain leather
- Designer bi-fold wallet
- Metal pen with crystal design
This is a gift which is going to be a useful gift for a boss of any gender. It is a small Tourister sling bag which can be carried across the chest. The leather bag has been designed using the latest fashion. The bag is 7 inches long and has enough space for carrying all the essentials one carries to the office. Your boss can use this regularly with their formal or semi-formals, or they can carry it while they go hiking or to the beach for a holiday. With the adjustable strap, they can use it as a messenger bag or a shoulder bag. The bag can hold important documents, a wallet, a mobile, a power bank and even a book.
- Can be used as a side bag
This 5-in-1 wooden desk organizer is also one of the best gifts for your boss for their special day. Help them keep all their daily essentials handy and within reach. They would not have to search for them individually, which can get time-consuming if they are in a rush. They can use this docking station at their home. It would look great on their bedside table, dresser or reading desk. Or they can keep it on their workstation or desk in the office. It has a polished finish which gives the cute organizer a charming look. Your boss will be relieved to have a place to keep coins, wallet, pen, keys, phone, watch, spectacles/sunglasses etc.
- Personal organizer
- 5-in-1 accessory tray
- Easy to assemble
This is another classic combo gift set for men. In addition to a brian leather wallet, there is a casual belt in the box. Both the products are black. The unique and smart design of the belt makes it easily adjustable in size. One can simply remove the buckle, cut the strap and attach the buckle back. The wallet is a premium quality leather wallet and is a bi-fold wallet having multiple compartments for keeping cards. The boss would love to flaunt both the belt and also the high-quality soft leather wallet on any kind of occasion. A high-quality fabric has been used as the lining for the wallet which makes the wallet long-lasting.
- Wallet with secret compartment
- Matt black buckle belt
- Glamorous grey gift box
Now you may be wondering what a staff appreciation gift is doing in the list. Well, if you were looking for a funny gift for your boss, this shirt also makes a great one. You can choose the firm depending on whether you have a male boss or a female boss. The shirt is available in 5 colours but we have selected the black one as it is made with 100% cotton. It is an imported shirt and is machine-washable. If you know that your manager or supervisor is a kind person who loves their employees, this is a perfect gift for them. They will happily pose for all the Boss’s Day pics wearing this shirt.
- Classic fit
- For bosses who love their employees
- Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem
This gift set is for all the amazing female bosses who are also plant parents. ‘For the Best Boss ever’ has been very cutely printed across the 3 mini planters. The planters are white and have been made using ceramic. The planters have a base drip hole for excess water to flow out, Each pot has its saucer, made with natural bamboo. The planters make great home decor and will look fantastic when placed on a window sill, bookshelf, kitchen slab or work desk. The planters will be delivered in a sophisticated pink gift box, lined inside with pink tissue paper. There will also be a thoughtful sticker and a ‘thank you’ note inside.
- Beautiful decor pieces
- For growing succulents
- Beautiful packaging
Another great gift set which you can give to your female boss or advisor is this pen set. It is a set of 3 ball-point pens with short inspirational quotes on them, which are – Go for it, Like a Boss and Boss Lady. Whenever she will work with these pens, she will be motivated. The pens come with caps and have gold detailing. Three pens are in three very feminine and soft colours on which the lettering has been done with white. The pens look cute and classy. They all come with blank ink and are refillable, so she won’t have to throw the pens once after the ink finishes. If you and your colleagues are making a gift hamper, you can pair this set up with a journal or candle or perhaps a coffee mug.
- 3 different quotes
- Comes in a clear box
- Refillable black ink pens
A windchime is a great gift for anyone who works very hard and remains in a stressful situation on most days. Sounds perfect for your boss, right? A wind chime not only adds to the decoration but also helps one to relax with its melodic sound. It can be quite therapeutic and it is believed to bring positive energy too. The windchime has been made with 6 recycled aluminium tubes and each tube has been tuned to the B pentatonic scale. It is a fully silver-colored windchime which is best for hanging it outdoors but it can be hung beside a door or window through which wind flows in and out.
- Smooth pleasant sound
- Durable nylon cord
Can’t imagine being in the boss’ chair and wondering how they handle stress daily? You can help them in knocking out their stress with this desktop boxing kit. It’s going to make a very innovative and unique gift and also going to be a useful one too. The box will have a desktop boxing rulebook too. This is the best-selling gift among sports memorabilia and collectibles because it is such a novelty miniature gift item. The punching bag almost looks like a desktop microphone and will relieve your boss’ stress in a fun way and this one is one of the funny bosses’ day gifts. It’s a great gag gift too which would make them laugh when they see this finger-boxing kit. There are 2 boxing gloves which are little finger caps.
- Punching bag with a suction cap underneath
- Finger boxing
- Novelty gift
This is our compact list of Boss’s Day gifts which will help you to get a gift they will remember for a long time. Almost all of these gifts are budget-friendly because it might seem a little inappropriate to give the boss something very expensive. From useful to novelty items, we have tried to cover them all, even ones especially for male or female bosses and unisex gifts too. Now shop quickly so that you have the best gift to give!
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