Selecting the right gift for your boss can be tricky. You want to show that you value her without being too personal. The following gifts work great because they can each be utilized within the office setting, and are therefore always appropriate — except for one. You’ll have to decide if a massage gift certificate is the right thing for your supervisor or if it is better to stick with a day planner. 🙂
Any successful exec knows that a huge key to success is gratitude. What better way to help your boss say her thank you’s than with this classy stationary from Rifle Paper? You’ll come to mind every time she writes a thank you note. 🙂
Another key to success is organization. After using a digital calendar for a year, I discovered that I simply MUST have something on paper to look at in order to organize my thoughts. Somehow, my schedule and goals get imprinted on my brain this way! Do the same for your boss with this cute Kate Spade agenda.
Organization can be a boring task, however. These fun geometric file folders from Paper Source make it a delightful experience. No glam boss will be truly happy with plain manila folders, you know?
Despite all of the hassles, being a boss is fun. Here is one of my own Mad Kitty Media prints. This Like A Boss print will add a hint of shine to her office will reminding her that she rocks the whole boss thing.
All bosses have hustle, or let’s face it, they wouldn’t be bosses. Here’s another Mad Kitty Print, Work That Hustle. Note: You can get any print you’d like customized at Mad Kitty Media for the absolutely perfect gift!
When it comes to glamour, you can’t go wrong with gold and white. Hence, this gorgeous white and gold pen. Classy, and the price is right!
Paper clips aren’t a typical gift, but then again, these aren’t your typical paper clips. Kate Spade paper clips, of course.
This cute business card holder is one of a kind and cute!
What better way to have changeable wall art each month than with Rifle Paper’s wall calendar?
There’s always that person who burns the popcorn in the office microwave, or forgot to take a shower. Spare your boss the agony with this geometric candle by La Jolie Muse.
Or with this geometric candle by D.L. & Co., instead. Decisions, decisions.
If your office has a “no candle” policy, this Voluspa pomegranate blood orange home (or office!) fragrance will do the trick instead. 🙂
Mad Kitty Media also makes mugs. One of our most popular is our Boss Babe mug. It’s the perfect gift for your fashionista boss. 🙂
It’s a rare person who doesn’t enjoy having photos of friends, loved ones and pets to remind her exactly why she is slaving away at the 9-5. This gold sunburst picture frame by Argento SC will frame Fido in style.
There are paperweights, and then there are paperweights. This gold wishbone by Lunares 10 is in the latter category. Include a note that tells your boss that you are lucky to have her leading the team!
Who knew that post-it notes could be dressed up so adorably? This cute kitty could be just the thing for your feline-loving supervisor.
I have this mid-century paperweight sitting on my own desk, and have painted it gold. It’s heavy enough to serve as a doorstop if need be!
Every stylish office needs something like this marble jar by Aesthetic Content to hold the ubiquitous paper clips, tacks and binder clips. Fill it with chocolate to make it an extra-special gift.
Do you have a boss who fights for her employees and clients? If so, these pink boxing gloves will be just the thing to acknowledge her sparring skills and show your appreciation.
Rainy days can make even the most fashionable boss look like something the cat dragged in — unless she has a stylish umbrella like this gold and white one by SUABO.
This gold magnifying glass can serve as a paperweight, an actual magnifier or a prop in office shenanigans.
Keeping track of glasses is a pain, and the solutions aren’t always that attractive. Enter this gorgeous gold glasses chain to take your boss’s reading glasses to the next level.
Office keys are often on the most awful, nondescript keyrings. Gift your boss this gold initial keyring so she can unlock the supply cabinet in style.
If your office is like most, even the hottest summer day can reach the mid-sixties inside. A plaid wrap scarf can keep the chills at bay.
Or give her a soft gray throw by Nordstrom to drape over a chair. It will add a touch of homeyness and give herself something to wrap around her when she takes one of her 10-minute naps after lunch.
And that nap? What is a nap without one of these? She’s sure to love this fuzzy pillow from Nordstrom Rack.
Keep your boss from going out into the cold unprotected with these fingerless gloves by Caslon. It’s great to have a pair just for the office so that she doesn’t freeze when an unexpected cold front blows in.
Being a boss often means attending many conferences and meetings. This daisy floral canvas tote serves as a casual alternative to a briefcase.
Help your boss protect her iPad in style with this tablet cover — available in many colors and patterns.
Laptop protection gets livened up with this gold and white laptop sleeve by Inateck. The gold and white Nordic pattern is on-point for the winter season.
I’m loving the print on this stylish lunch bag by Ju-Ju-Be. It may not keep the office lunch thief at bay, but it is sure to bring a smile to your boss’s face.
Help your boss to diffuse stress with this sleek and modern aromatherapy diffuser. Everyone will benefit.
As an accompaniment to the previous gift, how about this selection of essential oils? These also make a good stand-alone gift, as simply taking a whiff of rosemary has been proven to increase speed and accuracy — a boon for your overworked boss!
The gift you give your boss doesn’t have to be a physical one. Find out the name of a great massage therapist in the neighborhood around your office and book your boss a lunchtime appointment. Or give a gift card. It will be appreciated.
A fashionable boss pays the price for those heels she wears everyday. This foot massager by Earth Therapeutics will give her tootsies a much-needed break between meetings.
Offices are known for their dry air, and your boss’s hands will appreciate the luxurious Paneir Des Sems hand cream. The set comes with foot cream as well, and makes an excellent accompaniment to the foot massager.
This wooden picture frame by MG Decor will fit with any decor, and brings a bit of nature into the office. For fun, put a photo of the team in the frame!
As a species, we need to spend more time outside, but when we’re stuck in the office, a plant can help us relax. This bonsai tree is just the thing.
Air plants are ideal for the office, as they don’t have dirt and require only a misting now and then. This modern hanging planter is just the thing to provide a bit more green to your boss’s space.
And while we’re on the subject of relaxation, consider this Tea Forte gift box. A cup of hot tea eases stress and will put your boss in a relaxed frame of mind — something we all want.
This luxury hand cream by Lollia is created with shea butter, macadamia nut and avocado oils and contains a floral infusion of relaxing lavender.
This cute kitty soap by Blue Q is the perfect gift to stick in your boss’s mailbox on her big day, or simply to let her know she’s appreciated.
Coffee is the thing at the office, but health dictates that we mix it up with water. A delicious way to do so is with this infuser water bottle by Brimma.
Your boss will be pleased to take a break from the line at the Keurig with her own mini-version.
And what is better with a cup of coffee than a cookie? This selection of delicious cookies will completely blow your boss’s diet.
Or for a more elegant munchie, a gift box of truffles.
Is your boss not a big coffee drinker? Everyone loves delicious hot chocolate.
This yummy citrus candy from L’Ami Provencal is not only tasty, but looks cute and welcoming on a desk.
And for a true sugar-fiend, try gifting some delicious cupcakes. These tickle the tastebuds and delight the eyes.
Does your boss enjoy snacking but doesn’t really have a sweet tooth? Make a cheese and cracker basket. This crunchy pan forte crostini is a good starting place. For inspiration, here is a wonderful guide to cheeses.
I hope that this gift guide has inspired you and helped you to choose the most perfect gift for your boss! If you still don’t see what you’d like, definitely head on over to Mad Kitty Media and reach out to me about creating a customized gift!