Gifting as a boss can be difficult. It’s all about hitting that sweet spot of a gift that’s not too personal (shampoo, say, or, horror of horrors, an item of clothing), but not too generic, either. We tend to think the best boss-to-employee gifts are things that cost under $50 and nod to both your employee’s work life and their own personal interests. A fine line to walk, we realize, so we’ve rounded up several gift options below that are sure to do the trick. While everything on this list is available on Amazon, we found some stuff elsewhere, too, for folks who like to shop around.
For the employee who is a proud plant parent
A sleek-looking can to water all those plants on their desk that can double as décor when not in use.
For the employee that uses all their vacation days
For the employee who always has plans after work
For the employee aspiring to a zero-waste lifestyle
For the employee with a café habit
For the employee who prefers to make their own (cold-brew) coffee
For the employee who only drinks tea
For the employee who talks a lot about their cat
Cat parents love nothing more than thoughtful gifts for their feline friends. We recommend this Rio-approved tunnel, which promises hours of entertainment. It folds down flat, so the toy can be stored in even the smallest of apartments.