During the holidays, when gift-giving becomes stressful, sometimes it’s hard to figure out what to get your family and friends. It can be even harder for employees to decide what to give their bosses at this time of year.
The holiday season aside, birthdays, anniversaries at the job, and promotions can also call for gifts to your boss to show your appreciation.
Gift giving protocol
An employee could always find out what kind of hobbies the boss enjoys, whether it’s golf, travel, attending sports events, or photography, but some of these hobbies can be too expensive for appropriate gifts; an employee can come across as trying to hard to impress the boss. At most, a middle-ground gift is right for this kind of relationship.
Types of gifts
Presenting coffee or coffee presses can be a suitable approach for those who like a cup in the morning to get moving. This is a pretty easy gift to identify since it’s rarely a challenge to determine who drinks coffee in the morning and who doesn’t.
To step away from the predictability of coffee, a gift of bar tools could be appreciated by a boss who has his or her own setup at home. A nice cocktail shaker could be a nice addition to the collection; or a wine-tasting essence kit for those who may desire to explore wine tastings but are not sure what kind they prefer.
Wine itself is a popular and easy gift to give, but what if your boss has expensive tastes or specific preferences? Wine accessories afford a safe alternative here. Corkscrews, bottle openers, or wine bottle tags can add to the wine collection your boss already has without risk of being disappointed in your choice of gift.
But what about a boss who doesn’t have an affinity for either alcohol or caffeine?
Gifts of home decorations like wall hangings or art kits could be a good option for this sort of boss. Also, glassware and coasters that can be used for any occasion could be a suitable choice.
Employees can pick up many of these gifts online for their boss, and also check out other accessories that may work for the kind of personality and preferences their boss may have.