Gift ideas to WOW your boss

By Amber Mac

Whether you work for a large company or a small business, the holiday season means gift-giving in the office. While finding the right present for a colleague is a pretty stress-free task, buying the right gift for your boss can be a high-stress (and high-stakes!) experience.

When selecting the right gift, you want to choose a product that is professional, but affordable. After all, you don’t want to be that employee who showers his or her boss with an uncomfortably expensive end-of-the year present. That means you need to consider how you can be thoughtful and reasonable at the same time. Here are three easy ways to approach gift-giving for your boss this year – simple steps to end the year on a positive note.

Get Your Boss A Work-Friendly Present For a Busy Professional

We often underestimate how many times people have to upgrade their gear, from a new laptop bag to an everyday gadget. This is especially true for a busy boss. If your boss travels a lot, loves music, or plays golf, consider a gift that keeps this in mind. One good pick is a laptop bag, which makes for a great gift that always comes in handy (even if it’s a back-up bag your boss can keep at work). For the frequent flyer, packing cubes are all the rage, keeping luggage organized at all times. Plus, you can’t go wrong with a powerful and stylish battery power bank, keeping your boss powered up and connected while on-the-go.



Buy a Gift Basket For The Hard-to-Buy Boss

When it comes to holiday presents at work, a beautiful gift basket is your best option if your boss is that person who has everything. There are many ready-made options available, such as a spa gift basket, a coffee and tea variety pack, or even a delicious collection of fresh Michael Adams gourmet cookies. Thoughtful and already wrapped (easy!), a gift basket is something that can be shared with their family or the entire office – if there’s anything left

Coordinate With Your Colleagues to Buy a Group Gift

Every year, workplace trends change. That means that there are always new opportunities to get a gift that the entire team can enjoy. For example, with the recent popularity of DIY carbonated beverages, a Soda Stream is a practical purchase that everyone at work can use. Another great gift idea is a board game that can live in the lunchroom. For example, a high-end chess set is something that the group can enjoy year round. You might also consider a powerful Bluetooth speaker for end-of-week socials in your space – or a pair of Bluetooth headphones for when your boss needs a little quiet time.


Amber is a technology expert and bestselling author. She appears regularly on The Marilyn Denis Show, SiriusXM, and CTV. Amber is the mom of a 9-year-old boy and the President of her own company, AmberMac Media, Inc.

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