Gift for Boss: 4 Ideas to Impress Your Boss (and Get a Promotion)!

best gift for boss

A gift for boss… It can become a topic of many sleepless nights. You might feel anxious how to select the best gift for your boss. The answer to this question may magically uncap an unbelievable advantage for you professionally and personally. By giving an appropriate gift, you may easily win favor in the eyes of your boss.

Obviously, we do not encourage favoritism. However, if you are going to give a gift to your boss, we do encourage you to present your best self to the person you work with daily.

Remember! The gift you are about to give will provide your boss with some critical information about you. First, your boss will learn whether you think about him or her outside of work. And second, your boss will learn how you think about him or her. In other words, the gift will tell your boss a lot about you as an employee and as a person.

The best gift for boss

Your boss is like a lion. Your boss serves multiple functions protecting the employees and ensuring that the company has enough business. The best gift for boss will show just that.

A Guide to the Best Gift for Boss

Originality is the key in selecting a gift your boss will remember, appreciate and reciprocate. If the gift for boss is something ubiquitous like chocolate, cupcakes or flowers, your boss will likely forget about it in no time.  Why not to show some creativity to let your manager know how much you appreciate and respect him or her? Your boss is awesome. Show it!

A gift for boss is quite different from gift ideas for parents’ 30th anniversary40th anniversary and 50th anniversary. However, we will do our best to fully answer the question of what gift is the most appropriate for your boss.

Our article is structured in the following order (please feel free to click on where you want to go):

The Best Gift for Male Boss

The Best Gift for Female Boss

Features of the Best Gift for Boss

A Gift For Male Boss

  • A leather briefcase: a professional gift for male boss(~ $599-1,490)

A leather briefcase is not just elegant but extremely practical. Your male boss moves between meetings each day. He wants to be not just professional but fashionable, whether he meets with his employees or other “sharks.” More importantly, he wants to keep his paperwork in a structured and organized way.

An elegant leather briefcase with thoughtful accessories such as an ink pen would be an ideal gift for male boss of any age. Additional accessories may be customized by engraving either initials of his name or some inspiring quotes.

You may ask, which briefcase should you select? There are many manufacturers offering briefcases of varying quality.  We have determined that dark leather will go well with business and business casual attires. We also advise against cheaply made products from China. You do not want your boss to have his briefcase damaged quickly. Select high quality material.

The price of this gift is contingent upon the role that your boss has at your company. For the CEO, this gift may come to ~$1,500.

gift for male boss leather briefcase

As he attends multiple meetings each day, a leather briefcase will be a perfect gift for male boss. Not only is it practical but thoughtful. Your boss will be able to store his documents and personal belongings in an organized way. Why not to add his initials on the surface of the briefcase?

 

  • A custom painting: a gift that rewards your promotion ($599 – $5,999)

This gift idea for a male boss may reward your promotion sooner than you hoped. A custom painting will nail it more than anything else.

Understandably, bosses of large corporations are men of high confidence and self-esteem. They worked very hard for their successes, frequently pulling all-nighters and sacrificing their rest to work. In the end, they achieved what society considers to be great success.

Thus, when your boss receives his own custom painting, he will feel that he and his hard work are valued, recognized and acknowledged.

 

best gift for male boss

One of our patrons has recently commissioned this beautiful birthday gift for his boss. The painting was completed in premium oil, and now decorates the mansion of his boss.

 

If you would like to invest in a custom painting as a gift for male boss, we have prepared a few pieces of useful advice (take it or leave it):

  • Think about the theme of a custom painting. What is your boss passionate about? Is he fascinated about the culture of Far East? Why not to paint a Japanese woman decorated with flowers and traditional silk clothes? Does he ride a motorcycle? A cool painting of a motorcycle will be in order. Possibilities are endless. We have seen that portrait paintings have been top picks among a lot of our patrons. Portrait paintings are stunning, elegant and professional. Other themes, such as wildlife, nature and landscapes, have been popular, too.
  • Decide on the medium based on the seniority of your boss. Gifts for CEOs and for Vice-Presidents need to be extra special. Premium oil and premium acrylic, which yield the most elegant results, should take priority. Black pastel, regular oil and acrylic will be just right for directors and senior managers. Pastelpencil or dry brush will make fine gifts for managers.
  • Allow at least 4 weeks for the painting. Please do remember that premium oil takes about 8-10 weeks to complete (drying time is quite long for the best effects). However, other media such as pencil or acrylic are much shorter. We can guarantee a hairloom quality of our work, but we need to follow practices of a reliable and good artist
  • Find a reliable and good artist. It is vastly important to find a solid artist who will be able to capture what your boss loves on canvas. We are happy to serve with our expertise in paintings. Please contact us for more information. We will be back in touch within 24 hours.

 

the best gift for male boss

Do you know what your boss is passionate about? Possibilities for custom painting themes are endless. One of our patrons knew his male boss had served in the military. This gift for male boss hit the jackpot, making our patron’s boss very happy.

 

A Gift For Female Boss

Female bosses are driven and sophisticated. They work very hard (sometimes harder than their male counterparts) to gain their status and recognition. Just like gifts for male bosses, a gift for female boss should be unique, elegant and practical.

  • A leather purse: a professional gift for female boss ($499-$1,999)

A leather purse is not just fashionable but practical. Your female boss is a busy woman, attending meeting with a wide spectrum of internal and external stakeholders. She always strives to be representative. More importantly, she wants to keep her work paperwork along with personal belongings in one easy-to-find place.

A leather purse would be a perfect gift for a female boss. You may add some extra accessories such as a pad, notebook or ink pen with engraved initials. This will be a good personal touch.

Keep in mind that manufacturers offer purses of varying quality. A black leather purse made of high quality materials will go well with a business attire your female boss tends to wear to important meetings.

best gift for female boss purse

There are many manufacturers offering leather purses. As you select one, the rule of thumb is to be driven by quality.

 

  • A Custom Painting: Display your Gratitude and Appreciation ($499-$5,999)

Aesthetic? Unique? Practical? Sophisticated? Tasteful? A custom portrait painting will hit the jackpot as a gift for all female bosses.

Female bosses frequently find it more difficult to succeed than their male counterparts in the corporate world. Unfortunately, they continue to face challenges in the form of stereotypes and misconceptions. Therefore, we strongly suggest that your gift for female boss should display gratitude, appreciation and recognition for all the hard work your female boss has put in. She deserves it. Truly.

best gift for female boss

Statistically, female bosses need to work much harder to gain the status and prestige their male counterparts enjoy. The gift for female boss should recognize her effort and investment.

If you would like to invest in a custom painting as a gift for female boss, we have prepared a few pieces of useful advice (take it or leave it):

  • Think about the theme of a custom painting. What is your boss passionate about? Maybe she loves hiking in the mountains? A stunning landscape of the Himalayas would be quite impressive. Possibilities are endless. We have observed that many female bosses particularly enjoy paintings of wild animals such as lions, tigers, wolfs and horses. Portrait paintings have also been quite prevalent among our patrons. They are stunning, elegant and professional.
  • Decide on the medium based on the seniority of your boss. Gifts for female CEOs and for Vice-Presidents need to be extra special. Premium oil and premium acrylic, which yield the most beautiful results, will make a wonderful gift for boss. Senior Managers and Directors might enjoy black pastels, regular oils and acrylics. Pastel, pencil or dry brush will make fine gifts for managers.
  • Allow at least 4 weeks for the painting. Please do remember that premium oil takes about 8-10 weeks to complete (drying time is quite long for the best effects). However, other media such as pencil or acrylic are much shorter. We can guarantee a hairloom quality of our work, but we need to follow practices of a reliable and good artist
  • Find a reliable and good artist. It is vastly important to find a solid artist who will be able to capture what your female boss loves on canvas. We are happy to serve with our expertise in custom paintings. Please contact us for more information. We will be back in touch within 24 hours.
wonderful farewell gift for male boss

Female bosses frequently enjoy paintings of wildlife. This lone wolf now decorates the office of a female boss at one of the Forbes 100 companies.

 

How to select the best gift for boss?

We recently received a letter from Tom, an employee of a tech company that revolutionizes recycling industry. And in it, he said:

Good morning, Adam,

I do need some gift ideas for my boss. I work in a large corporation. We are pioneers in manufacturing high tech machines for recycling. I work on the legal team. I am creative but only in joggling legal terms.

Our team is made of 20 people, so we can afford a slightly more expensive gift. Our boss will soon celebrate her 50th birthday. In a month from today, she is organizing an elegant and sophisticated banquet to celebrate not just her birthday but also our company’s anniversary.

Our boss, colloquially speaking, is quite powerful. She’s always perfectly dressed, everything buttoned up. In the relationships with her colleagues, she is quite direct, but extremely reliable and driven.

Every department at our company faced this dilemma. What gift should we get for our boss so that it is elegant and memorable, but at the same time professional. I will add that my boss is aesthetic and perfectionist (almost pedantic).

Please help!

Tom

 

3 Most Important Features

  1. Respectful
  2. Valuable
  3. Solid + Practical

Respectful

A gift for boss should not be too intimate, personal or overbearing. No matter how close you are, remember that your boss is your supervisor, and he or she deserves to have their privacy respected. If your company maintains a healthy work environment, and you know your boss has a good sense of humor, you may afford a gentle joke. However, keep it within the limits of decency and good taste. You may not allow the gift to put your boss in an ambiguous situation. Under no circumstances should your gift undermine the authority of your boss.

Valuable

The value of the gift for boss should not be up for any discussion. We are not talking about paying through the roof for the gift for boss. We want to make sure that your boss will see the value of the gift, even if through a cursory glance.

For example, if you would like to give tea as a gift, you are not going to purchase the cheapest tea at CVS or Walmart. Instead, you will go to Teavana or other gourmet tea shop to get a professional piece of advice and get a product of the highest quality.

In every instance of gift purchasing, let the following rule drive you: if you would like to purchase a gift, always choose the one of the highest value and quality. To add fuel to the fire, we need to say that paradoxically the most expensive does not always mean the best (nor does the most expensive means the highest value). It is especially true for gifts produced for the mass market.

Solid + Practical

A gift for boss may not be flawed or otherwise poorly manufactured. You should always pay attention to the quality of the materials used to produce it.

In today’s world, there is no use in paying particular attention to the country of origin. Most companies, even some luxury brands, manufacture their products in China. However, this is only true for mass market products. However, you should AVOID those products if you want a good gift for boss.

When you purchase an album, you pay attention to the quality of paper. As you purchase tea, you may follow an expert’s advice. When you purchase a portrait painting, you may pay attention to the quality of paints, oils, canvas, and, more importantly, skills of the artist.

A featured image is a courtesy of MojPortret.pl

 


So here it is. A list of the best gift for boss. Do you have some other suggestions? Write it down in the comment section! Make sure we have not forgotten about any unique gifts for a boss.

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