Unique gifts for the boss in your life
When considering gifts for your boss, keep in mind that bosses like to feel appreciated, just as much as anyone else. They have birthdays, families, interests, and achievements that beg to be acknowledged. Executive gifts shouldn’t be too personal or too generic; too extravagant or too skimpy. Gifts for the boss should fit the occasion. Are you saying “Happy Birthday”, “Congratulations on your work anniversary” or “Thanks for helping me out”?
While gifts for your boss are completely appropriate on many occasions, finding the gift with the right sentiment can be tricky. First, ask yourself if you have a valid reason to get them a gift, next ask if the gift is suitable for the occasion. Executive gifts should seem thoughtful without looking like you’re trying to curry favor.
Here are some occasions you might consider getting a gift for your boss:
Next, consider the type of boss you have. If you have a friendly relationship, look for gift ideas for the boss that might reflect their interests, like food gifts for the foodie, or tech gifts for the gadget lover. If you know your boss has a much-loved pet, think about a gift for the furry friend at home.
If your relationship with your boss is more conservative, stick with professionally-skewed executive gifts. Consider books about business leaders or success stories, or even a donation to a charity your boss supports. You may also want to give desk items like pens, paperweights or picture frames, which will remind your boss of your thoughtfulness on a daily basis.
The no-fail idea in the “Gifts for Boss” category is an American Express Business Gift Card. It’s flexible enough to be spent almost anywhere. It might even be a nice touch to include a note that suggests how to use the Card. For example, “I know you love wine, so please use this to enjoy your favorite vintage. Cheers!” Whatever gift you choose for your boss, just be sincere, and it will be received with appreciation.
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