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35 Appropriate Gifts for Your Boss That They’ll Actually Like

Gifts for your boss can be tricky because you don’t want to misgauge their personality or sense of humor with an offensive or puzzling gift. These gifts are appropriate for any boss, and will definitely put you in their good graces on Boss’s Day.

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug

Executives rarely have time to finish a cuppa before it gets cold. Become their new favorite employee by giving them the Ember Mug. Keeping drinks hot for up to 90 minutes (or all day via the charging coaster) the Ember makes a great gift for bosses who deserve a break.

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Paper Weight Decision Maker

Paper Weight Decision Maker

You’ve got to feel for the boss – every decision comes down to him. Take some of the weight off his shoulders with this decision maker which will tell him what to do.

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Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook

Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook

If your boss is passionate about saving the planet, the Rocketbook will make a great place to start. Putting an end to wasted paper, this book allows users to scan their work and save it to the cloud, before wiping the pages clean again and again.

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Miniature Violin

Miniature Violin

If your manager isn’t known for having much sympathy (but does have a sense of humor) this tiny violin will really make them laugh. Measuring just 3 inches long, this miniscule instrument comes with its own bow and case, so they can ‘play’ it the next time staff look for compassion.

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Whiskey Stones

Whiskey Stones

Help them keep their cool with this set of awesomely sleek whiskey stones. The eight reusable stainless steel cubes have rounded corners to protect their glassware, and come with a freezer tray, two coasters, and a pair of stainless steel barman tongs in a handsome presentation case.

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Speks Magnetic Balls

Speks Magnetic Balls

Fidget toys certainly got an upgrade when Speks magnetic balls came along. There are 512 magnetic, two tone balls included in this set, which can be molded and shaped into a myriad different shapes, offering an intriguing way to keep fingers busy during long meetings and fraught phone calls.

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Boss Appreciation Keychain

Boss Appreciation Keychain

Bosses can be just a figure to be feared, or a mentor who inspires courage and success. If your boss falls into the latter category, say thank you with this sweet key chain. Made from stainless steel, this key chain features two tabs which are both engraved with an appreciative message.

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Bubble Wrap Calendar

Bubble Wrap Calendar

Bubble wrap is THE most effective stress reliever, and it’s so much fun! This calendar features a single bubble for every day of the year, just waiting to be loudly popped.

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Boss Appreciation Coffee Mug

Boss Appreciation Coffee Mug

This 18oz mug will make a touching gift to any boss who is so much more. Beautifully made in black and gold, the mug comes with a verse that spells out all of their qualities, and includes a lid, spoon, and gift card, all packaged within a silk-finished presentation box.

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Everything is Fine Paper Pad

Everything is Fine Paper Pad

Funny but scarily accurate when they’re really up against the clock, this notepad is printed with a cartoon picture of an office worker drowning in both water and work. Ideal for doodling or writing memos, the pad includes 50 tear off sheets on a robust chipboard back cover.

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Moodycards

Moodycards

The perfect gift for bosses who love sarcastic comebacks, this flip pad comes with some hilarious retorts, as well as a wipe-clean blank page for their own brand of humor.

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Zen Garden

Zen Garden

Zen gardens not only look gorgeous, but they are great stress relievers too. Help them unwind at work by raking and smoothing the sand around the 5 polished stones included.

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Shoulder Massager

Shoulder Massager

While giving your boss a massage might be frowned upon, giving them a Shiatsu massager will not! Designed to simulate hand kneading, it also features adjustable heat and intensity settings for added oomph.

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Boss Lady Candle

Boss Lady Candle

Have her leave the office behind at the end of the day with the Boss Lady candle. Made from a 100% natural soy blend wax, this sea salt and jasmine – with hints of wood and cream – candle will fill her home with a beautiful aroma, and will burn for 40+ hours.

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I'm Kind of a Big Deal Office Nameplate

I'm Kind of a Big Deal Office Nameplate

There’s nothing like having confidence to let people know who’s boss, and this fun (if slightly narcissistic) desk sign spells out their place in the company loud and clear.

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My Favorite Employee Gave Me This Mug Coffee Mug

My Favorite Employee Gave Me This Mug Coffee Mug

Go straight to the top of the ‘employee of the Year’ leader board with this simple but effective 11oz mug. Made from ceramic and featuring a double-sided design, the black text reads ‘My favorite employee gave me this mug’, so the rest of the staff know exactly where they stand.

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Diy Cheery Kit

Diy Cheery Kit

Yellow is the cheeriest color ever, and by making this ‘brighten your day’ gift you will be making them feel a lot better about life. Just add whatever yellow goodies you can find.

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Mini Tabletop Pool

Mini Tabletop Pool

Let the bigwig relax in the office by giving him one of these table top pool sets, which comes with billiards balls, cues, chalk, and miniature triangle rack for setting up.

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The Brilliant Ideas Launch Pad

The Brilliant Ideas Launch Pad

This notepad is genius and will help anyone develop the germ of an idea into a full-blown plan, complete with all the necessary steps in-between, with mind maps, diagrams, and more.

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Diy Dip Mix Ornaments

Diy Dip Mix Ornaments

The perfect Christmas gift for the boss, these dip mix ornaments can be filled with the different blends listed here, and then labelled with what they need to add.

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Radiate Portable Campfire

Radiate Portable Campfire

If they’re the type to head to the hills for some peace and solitude, help them travel lighter with the lightweight Radiate Portable Campfire. Made from recycled soy wax and recycled paper briquettes, it can be lit and re-lit several times, with a total burn time of 3-5 hours.

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Badass Inspirational Cuff Bracelet

Badass Inspirational Cuff Bracelet

Even the most assured of businesswomen experience a crisis of confidence once in a while. Give her a gentle, discreet reminder that she’s a badass with this simple cuff bangle. Made from stainless steel, this bracelet hides the powerful message that’s stamped inside, so only you and she know it’s there.

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Osaka Glass Cold Brew Coffee Maker

Osaka Glass Cold Brew Coffee Maker

If cold brew coffee is their drink of choice, treat them to this stylish glass coffee maker. The airtight lid keeps coffee or iced tea fresh for up to a week once it’s been prepared and steeped for 12-24 hours. Designed to fit in a fridge door, it holds a full liter.

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Ultra-Strong Reinforced Key Cable

Ultra-Strong Reinforced Key Cable

This key fob will keep them fully charged at all times, by providing a 6 x stronger lightning USB to device charger which is compatible with most Apple devices.

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Styled Office Accessories

Styled Office Accessories

Take their plain office accessories and glamorize them with a little DIY craftiness. One of the more striking items is the stapler, which takes an ordinary and drab item and makes it look a lot better by giving it a gold sheen.

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Diy Desk Organizer

Diy Desk Organizer

A tidy desk is a tidy mind as they say, so help declutter their brain by making one of these super handy desk organizers which will take pride of place in their workspace.

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Otter Tape Dispenser

Otter Tape Dispenser

If you’re looking for an otterly adorable gift for your boss, take a look at this oh-so-cute tape dispenser which can sit (or lie) on their desk to make them smile.

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Diy Scrabble Coasters

Diy Scrabble Coasters

You can customize these scrabble tile coasters to whoever you’re giving them to by gluing four appropriate (or not) 4 letter words on top of a cork backing.

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In the Company of Women Book

In the Company of Women Book

The women featured in this book come from all walks of like with one thing in common; their drive and determination to ‘make it’. With more than 100 influential women included, this book tells their stories, from how they started to the adversities they overcame in their pursuit of success.

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Diy Candy Bar Bouquet

Diy Candy Bar Bouquet

If your boss has a sweet tooth, chances are you want to buy them candy as a gift. Make it much more impressive by turning it into a candy bouquet, just like this.

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Fuzzy Pink Llama Duster

Fuzzy Pink Llama Duster

Dusting has never been much fun…until now. Come on, how can this cute llama duster NOT put a smile on your face as you’re whipping out those cobwebs?

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Tony’s Chocolonely Bites

Tony’s Chocolonely Bites

They can eat this chocolate entirely guilt-free, because Tony’s Chocolonely manufactures their chocolates without the use of slaves – a practice that is still very much alive in West Africa. With 100 decadent pieces of delicious, caramel sea salt in each box, Tony’s Chocolonely is definitely candy with a conscience.

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Deep Sea Sand Art

Deep Sea Sand Art

Decorate their office with this deep sea sand art piece. They can flip it upside down again and again, creating a new design every time. It’s mesmerizing watching the sand gently fall into place and watching it create a piece of art right before your eyes.

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Storm Cloud

Storm Cloud

Storm clouds make great desk accessories – they’re fascinating to study and they look super cool, too. Made from glass, the cloud shape sits on a beech wood stand, and is filled with a special liquid that crystallizes into different formations as the barometric pressure changes.

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Pinata Planter

Pinata Planter

Definitely not for smashing, this piñata planter will add a real touch of fun and color to even the most minimalist of offices, and is perfect for a small succulent or air plant.

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