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The best office-appropriate gifts for your boss

Having a good boss plays an important part in the way you enjoy work, handle daily tasks, and grow professionally. If you’re lucky enough to be working with a very nice manager or supervisor, it’s important that you show them how much you appreciate them. And what better way to thank them for their hard work and dedication than by treating them to gifts.

Shopping for the best gift for your boss need not be a daunting task. Depending on whether you know them well or not, you may choose to go for something close to their heart, something funny that can brighten up their day, or something functional that can be used in the workspace. From journals and desk accessories to wellness items, we’ve rounded up some convenient and thoughtful gift ideas that your boss will love. Let’s take a look.

At a glance:

  • Trade coffee gifts — starts at $35
  • Shintop Cable Clips$6
  • Padike Business Card Holder$6
  • Celavi Essence Korean Facial Paper Sheet Masks (Pack of 9)$9
  • Nekmit Funny Office Mood Cards$10
  • Lemome Thick Classic Notebook with Pen Loop$14
  • Thank You For Being My Boss Travel Tumbler$20
  • Boacay Hanging Travel Toiletry Bag$21
  • Everlasting Comfort Lumbar Support Pillow$29
  • Native Union Key Cable$30
  • Bedside Smartphone Vase by Heather and Myles Geyman$32
  • Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)$50

Trade coffee gifts

Help your boss power through the day with coffee. Drink Trade lets you choose among a wide array of cool subscriptions and bundle offers that are perfect for gifting. Some of the options include a customized coffee bag selection wherein the gift recipient can decide on which type of coffee they want, a double-walled tumbler or any other drinkware that can be customized, and a mix of both.

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Shintop Colorful Cable Clips

These cable clips from Shintop are a vibrant, colorful way of keeping the desk from being a jumble of cable and cord mess. Each clip can hold a wire of up to 7.5mm, including mouse cables, chargers, and electrical cords. The backs of the clips have strong adhesive tape that allows them to be installed virtually anywhere, such as on walls and tabletops. One pack consists of six pieces of cable clips in lively colors.

Padike Business Card Holder

Fashionable and functional, the Padike Business Card Holder certainly makes a nice gift for your boss. Its body is constructed from premium stainless steel and PU leather and can hold up to 20 standard business cards or even personal notes and IDs. This little accessory is very lightweight as well and easily snaps closed with a magnetic closure. It’s available in an assortment of classic and vibrant colors, from gold and pink to gray and black.

Celavi Essence Korean Facial Paper Sheet Masks (Pack of 9)

Give any stressed-out boss the gift of relaxation with this set of soothing paper sheet face masks from Celevi Essence. Formulated with anti-aging antioxidants and natural ingredients like cucumber, honey, tea tree, and avocado, these facial masks will surely provide the skin with moisturizing hydration and a natural, radiant glow. They are perfect to use for refreshing tired skin as well as diminishing the signs of fatigue or stress. Each variant in this bundle is suitable for men and women and gentle for all skin types.

Nekmit Funny Office Mood Cards

This set of amusing office mood cards will surely put a smile on anyone’s face in the office. It contains 15 cards that express different emotions, work statuses, and moods without being rude or disrespectful. Just flip it to a suitable message when you’re on a short meeting, away, or just want to joke around. The cards have a blank side that can be utilized to write personal notes and messages.

Lemome Thick Classic Notebook with Pen Loop

Every boss needs a notebook to jot down his or her thoughts and ideas. We recommend this thick, 180-page A5 notebook from Lemome because it’s multifunctional and stylish with a classic design. It boasts a durable faux leather hardcover with a tight band for secure closure, plus a pen loop so a pen or pencil is easily within reach when it’s time to write. The journal lays completely flat on both sides for convenient note-taking and comes with an expandable pocket that can hold notes, receipts, business cards, and other paper treasures. It comes in a variety of neutral colors.

Thank You For Being My Boss Travel Tumbler

The Thank You For Being My Boss Travel Tumbler features a funny saying that will surely give your boss an instant mood lift. Well constructed from food-grade 18/8 stainless steel, this tumbler is highly resistant to rust, so it’s super safe for daily use. Its double-wall insulated design can keep drinks hot for over three hours or cold for more than nine hours, perfect for coffee in the office or refreshing beverages during beach trips. The package comes complete with two types of straws and a cleaning brush.

Boacay Hanging Travel Toiletry Bag

A high-quality toiletry bag would make for a no-fail gift for bosses who love to travel. The Boacay Hanging Travel Toiletry Bag is a nice option that offers amazing organization options. It’s very sturdy with leak-proof pockets and strong zippers so no toiletries spill out, plus it’s layered with foam for additional protection. The bag features numerous pockets and compartments as well to accommodate different stuff, from brushes and pads to bottles. The structure of the bag is solid enough to stand on any flat surface, but it can also be hung anywhere thanks to an included metal hook.

Everlasting Comfort Lumbar Support Pillow

Sitting for too long may cause pain or discomfort in the lumbar region, and a lumbar support pillow can help with that. This model from Everlasting Comfort uses a high-quality pure memory foam cushion covered with a breathable 3D mesh, ensuring maximum comfort, support, and airflow. It also boasts a universal contoured structure to fit any office chair, complete with two adjustable straps for a secure fit. Truly versatile, it can be used for additional support in the car, couch, airplane, or wheelchair.

Native Union Key Cable

Forgetting to bring the charger is never an issue with the Native Union Key Cable. This accessory is concealed in a functional keychain with the cable knotted, offering the convenience of neat, tangle-free charging or device connectivity. It claims to be six times more durable than the standard Lightning cable and even features an O-Flex stress-relief design for controlled flexibility.

Bedside Smartphone Vase by Heather and Myles Geyman

This aesthetically-pleasing product serves double purposes: It has a compartment for displaying dried blooms, fresh flowers, or artificial plants and an open stand dedicated to holding a smartphone or a tablet. The bottom of the stand is designed with a groove to keep cables or cords out of sight. Made from glazed stoneware and cork, this vase makes a great addition to an office desk.

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd generation)

A smart office is a fun office, and one easy way to enjoy this is through a smart speaker like the Echo Dot. It’s powered by the virtual assistant Alexa, which you can ask questions or command to do things for you. This little puck-shaped device comes with a powerful 360-degree firing speaker that can deliver Alexa’s responses or your favorite tunes in a rich and clear manner.

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