The Best Gift Ideas for a Boss


Whether it is for a birthday, holiday or special occasion, you may be wondering what the best gift for a boss would be. Appropriate gifts for bosses include not only practical gifts, such as coffee-related items, but also fun gifts to help keep his mind off work. When shopping for your boss, think about what he could get a lot of use out of, for both personal and professional purposes.

Customized Coffee Mug

  • Every boss deserves her own coffee mug, making this one of the best gifts for a boss to receive. Have a coffee mug customized with her name, initials or another message that suits her. Choose to have it personalized with "#1 Boss" or a private joke only she would understand. Show her how much she is appreciated with a customized gift.

French Press

  • One of the best gifts for a coffee-lover is a French press. A French press is a portable coffee brewing system that uses coarse coffee grounds to press into brewed coffee. Your boss can keep the French press at his desk and enjoy his preferred coffee brands and flavors from the comfort of his office. French presses can be found at most major retailers that sell coffee makers. Give your boss a French press along with a new coffee mug.

Executive Desk Toy

  • Give your boss an executive desk toy such as a solar motion ferris wheel, sand writer, gold slinky or perpetual motion toy. The executive reactionary is a classic executive desk toy that any boss would appreciate. The desk toy consists of chrome-plated base with chrome steel balls that clink together as you lift one and send it flying the other direction.

Hands-Free Headset

  • A hands-free headset is a must for any boss or executive. The average price for hands-free headsets ranges from $30 to $100, depending on the style and brand. They come in a variety of types such as Bluetooth, wireless and noise-cancellation. For the office, a hands-free headset that fits around the head like a pair of headphones is best, as your boss can type while she is on the phone.

Gift Basket

  • Give your boss a gift basket filled with a variety of items for a holiday or special occasion. Gift baskets come available ready-made from gift shops and major retailers. You can also make your own gift basket at home by including baked goods, gourmet cheeses, crackers, sausage and non-perishable food items. A themed gift basket can be made as well, such as a coffee and tea gift basket which includes a coffee and tea cup, tea bags, instant coffee, packets of sugar and honey, powdered creamer and mini marshmallows.

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