The Best Gifts For Every Kind Of Boss

While no two bosses are the same, what’s true across industries is that a good boss — one who’s always supportive of your development and pushes you to do your best — is hard to find. (Also probably true across industries is that it’s always awkward running into your boss in the bathroom. But that’s beside the point.)

Managing people is no small task, and it’s important to let our bosses know that we appreciate the behind-the-scenes work they do for us every day. So in honor of Boss’s Day on October 16, we’re rounding up the best gifts to get for every kind of boss — from the coffee lover to the disorganized to the one with the sweet tooth — that can serve as a unique token of your appreciation without breaking the bank. No “World’s Best Boss” trophies, please!


For The Coffee-Loving Boss

If your boss reaches for a paper cup every morning before hitting the office coffee machine, this is the option for you. It’s eco-friendly, makes for a cute desk accessory, and comes with a personalized touch.

Anthropologie Tiled Margot Monogram Mug, $10, available at Anthropologie


For The Disorganized Boss

These colorful lucite blocks can be stacked, laid flat, or staggered, and will add a sweet pop of color to an otherwise bland desk. If your boss has drawers of cluttered odds and ends, this should be your gift of choice. And if you’re really feeling generous, offer to organize them for your boss. That’s a gift they will not soon forget it!

Bando flash tidy acrylic trays – set of 3, $36, available at Bando


For The Boss Who Likes Plants But Lacks A Green Thumb

Mini succulents like this one are low-maintenance, make the air cleaner, and make us happier and more productive.

The Sill Echeveria Lola, $29.5, available at The Sill


For The Boss Who Likes Stuff That Smells Good

This candle comes in a bunch of different scents and looks more expensive than its price point. If you’re unsure of your boss’s scent preference, lavender is a safe bet. Or opt for the mini version if you’re looking to spend less.

Voluspa Limited Edition Voluspa Cut Glass Jar Candle, $28, available at Anthropologie


For The Well-Hydrated Boss

This Swell bottle is great for a boss on-the-go who is fluttering between meetings all day. If she doesn’t have time to drink her iced coffee until afternoon, good news! This bottle will keep her drink cold for 24 hours. And it comes in so many chic designs you literally can’t go wrong.

S’well Calacatta Gold Traveler, $35, available at Swell


For The Boss With Dry Hands

Winter is coming. We’re gearing up for cold, folks, which means radiators, parkas, and wind chill. Also, cracked hands. This Kai hand lotion literally smells like Hawaii, and your boss will thank you for it later.

Kai Hand Cream (2 fl oz.), $19, available at DermStore


For The Boss With A Sweet Tooth

If you know your boss is partial to chocolate, here’s a sophisticated option that’s almost too pretty to eat. (Except it should be eaten, because these are delicious.) Or opt for a single bar with hand-painted packaging like this one, which is a cheaper option that’s nice enough to gift on its own.

Compartes Gourmet Chocolate Truffles Luxury Chocolates Gift Box, $29.95, available at Compartes


For The Boss Who Always Forgets What Day It Is

If your boss is the type who never knows her schedule for the day, and needs you to tell her which meeting is when and where — this is the gift for you. It’s pretty, sleek, and will keep her oriented. (Or at least will keep her from falling too far behind. You might still have to point her in the direction of her conference meeting, though.) Or opt for this one if she’s in need of something more heavy-duty.

Poketo 2019 Mini Art Calendar, $12, available at Poketo


For The Boss Whose Phone Is Always Dying

Getting your boss a new phone charger from the Apple Store might come off as a passive aggressive. (Subtext: “Hey, here is a gift so that you stop borrowing my phone charger.”) But getting your boss a chic little cute one like this is thoughtful, practical, and benefits you. Who’s the boss now?

ban.do back me up! iphone charging cord – metallic gold, $18, available at Bando

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The Best Gifts For Every Kind Of Boss

While no two bosses are the same, what’s true across industries is that a good boss — one who’s always supportive of your development and pushes you to do your best — is hard to find. (Also probably true across industries is that it’s always awkward running into your boss in the bathroom. But that’s beside the point.)

Managing people is no small task, and it’s important to let our bosses know that we appreciate the behind-the-scenes work they do for us every day. So in honor of Boss’s Day on October 16, we’re rounding up the best gifts to get for every kind of boss — from the coffee lover to the disorganized to the one with the sweet tooth — that can serve as a unique token of your appreciation without breaking the bank. No “World’s Best Boss” trophies, please!


For The Coffee-Loving Boss

If your boss reaches for a paper cup every morning before hitting the office coffee machine, this is the option for you. It’s eco-friendly, makes for a cute desk accessory, and comes with a personalized touch.

Anthropologie Tiled Margot Monogram Mug, $10, available at Anthropologie


For The Disorganized Boss

These colorful lucite blocks can be stacked, laid flat, or staggered, and will add a sweet pop of color to an otherwise bland desk. If your boss has drawers of cluttered odds and ends, this should be your gift of choice. And if you’re really feeling generous, offer to organize them for your boss. That’s a gift they will not soon forget it!

Bando flash tidy acrylic trays – set of 3, $36, available at Bando


For The Boss Who Likes Plants But Lacks A Green Thumb

Mini succulents like this one are low-maintenance, make the air cleaner, and make us happier and more productive.

The Sill Echeveria Lola, $29.5, available at The Sill


For The Boss Who Likes Stuff That Smells Good

This candle comes in a bunch of different scents and looks more expensive than its price point. If you’re unsure of your boss’s scent preference, lavender is a safe bet. Or opt for the mini version if you’re looking to spend less.

Voluspa Limited Edition Voluspa Cut Glass Jar Candle, $28, available at Anthropologie


For The Well-Hydrated Boss

This Swell bottle is great for a boss on-the-go who is fluttering between meetings all day. If she doesn’t have time to drink her iced coffee until afternoon, good news! This bottle will keep her drink cold for 24 hours. And it comes in so many chic designs you literally can’t go wrong.

S’well Calacatta Gold Traveler, $35, available at Swell


For The Boss With Dry Hands

Winter is coming. We’re gearing up for cold, folks, which means radiators, parkas, and wind chill. Also, cracked hands. This Kai hand lotion literally smells like Hawaii, and your boss will thank you for it later.

Kai Hand Cream (2 fl oz.), $19, available at DermStore


For The Boss With A Sweet Tooth

If you know your boss is partial to chocolate, here’s a sophisticated option that’s almost too pretty to eat. (Except it should be eaten, because these are delicious.) Or opt for a single bar with hand-painted packaging like this one, which is a cheaper option that’s nice enough to gift on its own.

Compartes Gourmet Chocolate Truffles Luxury Chocolates Gift Box, $29.95, available at Compartes


For The Boss Who Always Forgets What Day It Is

If your boss is the type who never knows her schedule for the day, and needs you to tell her which meeting is when and where — this is the gift for you. It’s pretty, sleek, and will keep her oriented. (Or at least will keep her from falling too far behind. You might still have to point her in the direction of her conference meeting, though.) Or opt for this one if she’s in need of something more heavy-duty.

Poketo 2019 Mini Art Calendar, $12, available at Poketo


For The Boss Whose Phone Is Always Dying

Getting your boss a new phone charger from the Apple Store might come off as a passive aggressive. (Subtext: “Hey, here is a gift so that you stop borrowing my phone charger.”) But getting your boss a chic little cute one like this is thoughtful, practical, and benefits you. Who’s the boss now?

ban.do back me up! iphone charging cord – metallic gold, $18, available at Bando

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The Best Gifts For Every Kind Of Boss

While no two bosses are the same, what’s true across industries is that a good boss — one who’s always supportive of your development and pushes you to do your best — is hard to find. (Also probably true across industries is that it’s always awkward running into your boss in the bathroom. But that’s beside the point.)

Managing people is no small task, and it’s important to let our bosses know that we appreciate the behind-the-scenes work they do for us every day. So in honor of Boss’s Day on October 16, we’re rounding up the best gifts to get for every kind of boss — from the coffee lover to the disorganized to the one with the sweet tooth — that can serve as a unique token of your appreciation without breaking the bank. No “World’s Best Boss” trophies, please!


For The Coffee-Loving Boss

If your boss reaches for a paper cup every morning before hitting the office coffee machine, this is the option for you. It’s eco-friendly, makes for a cute desk accessory, and comes with a personalized touch.

Anthropologie Tiled Margot Monogram Mug, $10, available at Anthropologie


For The Disorganized Boss

These colorful lucite blocks can be stacked, laid flat, or staggered, and will add a sweet pop of color to an otherwise bland desk. If your boss has drawers of cluttered odds and ends, this should be your gift of choice. And if you’re really feeling generous, offer to organize them for your boss. That’s a gift they will not soon forget it!

Bando flash tidy acrylic trays – set of 3, $36, available at Bando


For The Boss Who Likes Plants But Lacks A Green Thumb

Mini succulents like this one are low-maintenance, make the air cleaner, and make us happier and more productive.

The Sill Echeveria Lola, $29.5, available at The Sill


For The Boss Who Likes Stuff That Smells Good

This candle comes in a bunch of different scents and looks more expensive than its price point. If you’re unsure of your boss’s scent preference, lavender is a safe bet. Or opt for the mini version if you’re looking to spend less.

Voluspa Limited Edition Voluspa Cut Glass Jar Candle, $28, available at Anthropologie


For The Well-Hydrated Boss

This Swell bottle is great for a boss on-the-go who is fluttering between meetings all day. If she doesn’t have time to drink her iced coffee until afternoon, good news! This bottle will keep her drink cold for 24 hours. And it comes in so many chic designs you literally can’t go wrong.

S’well Calacatta Gold Traveler, $35, available at Swell


For The Boss With Dry Hands

Winter is coming. We’re gearing up for cold, folks, which means radiators, parkas, and wind chill. Also, cracked hands. This Kai hand lotion literally smells like Hawaii, and your boss will thank you for it later.

Kai Hand Cream (2 fl oz.), $19, available at DermStore


For The Boss With A Sweet Tooth

If you know your boss is partial to chocolate, here’s a sophisticated option that’s almost too pretty to eat. (Except it should be eaten, because these are delicious.) Or opt for a single bar with hand-painted packaging like this one, which is a cheaper option that’s nice enough to gift on its own.

Compartes Gourmet Chocolate Truffles Luxury Chocolates Gift Box, $29.95, available at Compartes


For The Boss Who Always Forgets What Day It Is

If your boss is the type who never knows her schedule for the day, and needs you to tell her which meeting is when and where — this is the gift for you. It’s pretty, sleek, and will keep her oriented. (Or at least will keep her from falling too far behind. You might still have to point her in the direction of her conference meeting, though.) Or opt for this one if she’s in need of something more heavy-duty.

Poketo 2019 Mini Art Calendar, $12, available at Poketo


For The Boss Whose Phone Is Always Dying

Getting your boss a new phone charger from the Apple Store might come off as a passive aggressive. (Subtext: “Hey, here is a gift so that you stop borrowing my phone charger.”) But getting your boss a chic little cute one like this is thoughtful, practical, and benefits you. Who’s the boss now?

ban.do back me up! iphone charging cord – metallic gold, $18, available at Bando

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