19 Gifts for Your Boss In 2021
Shopping for your significant other can be challenging, but it pales in comparison to finding gifts for the boss. When it comes to finding just that right thing for the person who signs your checks, you must proceed with caution. On the one hand, you don’t want to seem like you are sucking up. On the other, you want them to know you appreciate them enough to buy a thoughtful gift. Toeing this line takes careful consideration and an understanding of your employer.
Luckily, we’ve put in all the hard work for you. We’ve spent countless hours scouring Amazon and reading listicles (none as good as ours) to bring you a list of things your boss will love at any time of year.
Gifts for Your Boss
There’s one thing you don’t want if you’re an executive, and that’s a dead cell phone. Running between meetings, out to lunch, board meetings late at night, these are all the daily experience of a Senior Manager or Executive. The Anker PowerCore 10000 Portable Charger is incredibly small and lightweight and powers connected devices with a USB cable.
This wireless charger comes in four different colors: Black, Blue, Red, and White. And the 10000 Milliampere hour (mAh) ensures lightning-fast charges so your boss can juice her phone just in time for the next meeting.
High size-to-capacity ratio
Three phone charges
High-speed universal charging via USB
Black, Blue, Red, and White
Compatible Devices: Galaxy S8, iPad, iPhone 8, iPhone
Connector Type: Usb type c, Micro usb, Lightning
One charging port
- Weight6.3 ounces
High heels and dress shoes can produce sore feet, especially when the big boss is running between meetings for ten hours a day. One key to comfy feet is a massage that includes the calves. And while you’re at it, how about the neck and shoulders?
How about buy your boss a Zyllion Shiatsu Back And Neck Massager and let her do it in her own time, from the comfort of her home? This simple device has powerful three-way kneading nodes that run circularly and change directions every minute. All the boss needs to do is plug it in and let the massage tool do all of the work.
Relieves sore and achy muscles
Use anywhere you are sore
90-Day return policy
Shuts off in 20 minutes for safety
Can charge at home or in the car
- ModelZyllion Shiatsu Back
- Weight4 pounds
Your boss is gonna need to charge her phone when she gets home. The Erwubala Hunter-k Phone Stand With 3 USB Charging Ports is the perfect place to leave those corporate concerns behind.
Made of pure bamboo, this beautiful little technology holder will be a gift that she’ll never forget. When she picks up her fully charged gadgets each morning, she’ll have you to thank!
Compatible with all smartphones
Charges from AC wall plug
Made of earth-friendly bamboo
Three charging ports
- Weight3.2 ounces
If there’s one thing that will take the edge off a long day at the office, it’s a little nip of whiskey in a cold glass. This beautiful set from Cool Stones has a handy carrying case and comes with eight granite cooling rocks. These rocks act like ice cubes but never melt. They are also tumbled and smoothed to ensure that they never scratch the inside of your glass.
Along with a set of two whiskey glasses and eight cooling rocks, you’ll receive a few coasters and an ice grabber with this purchase. If the boss isn’t happy with this Cool Stones Whiskey Stones and Whiskey Glass Gift Boxed Set, she’s got up to 30 days to return it at any point.
Artistic glass design
Everything needed for a proper beverage (except the booze)
Handy carrying case
- BrandCool Stones
- Weight3.22 pounds
The Los Angeles Times wrote that Kobe Bryant’s The Mamba Mentality: How I Play is “Revealing… beautifully captured… candid.” While you can’t be certain your boss is a full-blown Kobe fan, you can be certain that the business mindset presented in this book is captivating for anyone at any level of their career. Over the course of Kobe’s twenty-year career at the Lakers, he won five NBA championships, two Olympic gold medals, eighteen All-Star selections, and four All-Star Game MVP awards, among many other achievements before retiring in 2016. His career is an ode to dedication and hard work, and we think that your boss has to be a fan of that!
Hardcover or kindle options
Learn from the best of the best
- Weight2.82 pounds
It’s hard to imagine a high functioning corporate type without a cup of coffee or tea in her hand. But for the sake of the planet, that single-use cup has got to go, and we mean now. Reusable cups are all the rage now, and there’s an endless sea of options out there, but we like this Stojo Collapsible Coffee Cup for a straightforward reason: it collapses. With everything a busy boss must lug around throughout the day, saving a little space in her briefcase or shoulder bag sure is nice. She’ll be delighted with the fact that you took not only the planet into consideration for this generous gift, but the storage capacity of her already overflowing bag. High five!
Multiple sizes available: 8 oz, 12 oz, 16 oz
Made of lead and BPA free material
Washes easily in the dishwasher
Lightweight and compact
- ModelS2-SLT C
- Weight8.8 ounces
It’s hard to do business without business cards, that’s for sure. But where does a busy executive keep them? MaxGear Leather Business Card Holder Case is the perfect place to store up to 25 business cards. This holder ensures that no matter where the boss goes, the cards are sure to follow.
Made of premium leather, these business card holders are available in four colors: Coffee, Black, Light Coffee, and Navy. They weigh just over an ounce and take up next-to-no space in a jacket pocket or in a briefcase. This gift is elegant, simple, and something every boss needs to keep her network growing!
Carry enough cards for a full day
Manufactured with premium leather
Magnetic closer stays tight
Gret color options: Coffee, Black, Light Coffee, Navy
Lightweight and compact
- Weight1.58 ounces
If your boss is the kind of person who is always rushing out the door at the end of the day for a quick round of golf, this is the gift for him. Sometimes you just can’t get away from the boardroom, so a little practice in the office is enough to keep his passion at bay. The Kikkerland Putter Cup Golf Mug is the perfect way to represent his passion for the links as well as keep his putting game on point. The porcelain mug features a golf motif on the cup and then a small port through the bottom to putt through. The pen that accompanies it doubles as a golf putter, which can be used to dink the teeny tiny golf ball through the slot at the bottom.
Even if your boss doesn’t find this to be a replacement for the fairway, at he’ll get a kick out of your sense of humor.
Conversation and competition starter
Keeps coffee hot and competition fierce
Club and ball ratio true to life
- Weight8.8 ounces
It’s hard to believe that it’s taken this long before a company created a mug that keeps the coffee warm through the use of a heating element. NEW Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug has made the management of your coffee temperature as simple as opening an app. Start the app, dial in your desired temperature, and the coil in the coffee mug does the rest.
With a capacity of just under 10 ounces, this mug holds just over a cup of hot coffee, tea, or any other warm beverage your boss wants to cart around all day. All she has to do is keep the charging base handy and occasionally juice up the built-in battery. Boss life!
Ceramic material construction
Black and white color options
Holds a full cup of coffee (9.92 ounces)
- Weight2.29 pounds
If your boss fancy’s herself a festy, or just a casual concert-goer, this memento frame from TicketShadowBox is a perfect way to display all those collectors tickets. This is the kind of thing that a boss could hang in her office or display on the desk. The design allows for ticket stubs from plays, professional sporting events, movies, planes, trains, and just about any other ticket imaginable.
The classic black and glass design should go well in most settings without clashing. The TicketShadowBox 8×10 Memento Frame – Large Slot On Top Of Frame comes in two sizes so depending on your boss’s proclivity for live entertainment, choose the size that can hold all of her stubs.
Lightweight enough for a shelf
Can hold years worth of tickets
Plexiglass facade keeps tickets secure
- Weight1 pound
Burn time of 40-60 hours
Made of coconut wax (yum!)
Manufactured in the USA
Scents: Afternoon Adventure, Evening Unwind, Morning Refresh, Nighttime Slumber, Sunrise Coffee
- Weight8 ounces
If your boss is one of those people who likes to leave cheeky notes around the office reminding people to clean out the fridge on Friday, he will love this customizable Felt Like Sharing Gray Felt Letter Board. Measuring 10 inches tall by 10 inches wide, there’s more than enough room to build a full message to employees about casual Fridays or the next office party. Each board comes with 300 characters to ensure that any message he’d like to get across is possible.
Wood and felt construction
Big enough for longer messages
Enough letters for a full menu
- BrandFelt Like Sharing
- Weight1.7 pounds
You don’t need to be a big-time pool player to recognize the fun your boss might have with a miniature pool set at home or in the break room. This tiny billiard table measures just twenty inches and is small enough to lug around the office and challenge your coworkers. The Hey! Play! Mini Tabletop Pool Set comes with a full rack of billiards balls, two cues, a rack, and of course, a bit of chalk to keep your game sharp. The best part is as soon as your boss opens the box, she can play immediately, no assembly required. Just make sure you don’t beat her on the first few rounds.
Light enough to move around the house (or office)
Full set of balls for standard gameplay
Can be set up anywhere
Included: Triangle Rack, Table Brush, Pool Stick Chalk, Two Pool Cues, and Pool Balls
- BrandHey! Play!
- Weight5.34 pounds
Ron Swanson, from the hit show Parks & Recreation, is a perfect symbol for the modern working stiff. He’s grumpy but capable. He’s gruff, but he also cares. He loves a good steak, and he will never be found without a cup of coffee in hand (that’s coffee, right?). The best thing about Ron is his dedication to his job is only matched by his dedication to his local community.
This Funko Pop Television: Parks and Recreation – Ron Swanson Figure is a great gift idea for the boss that has all the attitude of Ron. Just make sure your boss is familiar with the character before buying. You don’t want to confuse him.
Made from durable vinyl
Lifelike resemblance to Ron
Won’t drink your whiskey
Won’t drink your coffee
Reminds you to work hard and have fun
- Weight2.99 ounces
One way to be sure you are an effective leader is to get your mental game straight before you head into work. Surely your boss is aware of the benefits of cognitive training, but maybe she’s never heard of a Neil Pasricha’s Two Minute Mornings: A Journal to Win Your Day Every Day. These handy journals prompt the owner to sit and meditate on a thought for a bit and then spend just two minutes journaling about the subject. This daily practice is useful for calming the mind and preparing one to do her best work.
If your boss already has a morning routine, she might love adding this to it. If not, maybe it will help her develop one!
Lightweight and portable
Easy habit modifications
Keeps the boss focused on what’s important
Great for developing good habits
- Weight12.8 ounces
There’s nothing quite like a good cup of tea, and when it’s on “Oprah’s Favorite Things” list, you can be sure that it’s going to be some good stuff. This beautiful kit by Vahdam includes an assortment of common flavors, but all of them include turmeric, which is a very healthy herb that reduces inflammation.
Aside from the delicious flavors, you can be sure that the VAHDAM Turmeric Herbal Tea packaging is certified plastic neutral. The company is also certified climate neutral, and each purchase dedicates 1% of the funds to the TEAch Me initiative. If your boss is a tea lover, this gift is a spot on.
All tea flavors contain turmeric
Tumeric is great for your health and reduces inflammation
Environmentally sustainable packaging
Donation to charity for each purchase
- Weight5.29 ounces
If your boss wants to hold the world in her hands, you may have just found the most appropriate gift possible. The MOKOQI Magnetic Levitating Globe With LED Light is a cool little item that can be displayed on a desk or a shelf so long as there’s power nearby.
Powerful magnets in each of the arms keep the globe levitating, but make sure the boss keeps her computer away from the display. Magnets can damage a computer or smartphone. This magnetic toy is the perfect gift for someone who has just about everything, but not the whole world.
Made of durable plastic
Look like you’ve got the whole world in hand
Backlit to keep it visible
- Weight14.4 ounces
The holidays are just around the corner, and you know that means. Snacks! Everyone has a favorite thing to treat themselves with around the holidays, and many people love biscotti. This beautiful layout of Barnetts Fine Biscotti Gourmet Chocolate Gift Basket has something for everyone.
Great for sharing
Plenty of variety for all
A holiday favorite
- BrandBarnetts Fine Biscotti
- Weight1 pound
Our last little gift is for those snarky bosses who love a good quip. The Nekmit Funny Office Mood Cards For Boss allows your manager to pick out a saying that she gets to use throughout the day. These funny little quips keep your boss armed with funnies that are also harmless, so you can be sure you’re arming them with some jokes that won’t get her in trouble.
Compact design doesn’t take up much space
Quirky comments every boss can love
Hundreds of pages variety
Quirky but respectable sass
- Weight6.4 ounces