Finding gift ideas for a boss can be a bit of a challenge. There are some bosses that we really do not like and there are others that people simply become great friends with. While it may be easier to buy the right present for the latter scenario, when you really do not know what to buy a boss, there are numerous options that will work for both.

Sweet Treats

Every person will have some treat that they like. This can be a box of cookies or delightful baked goods straight from a bakery. The best bet is to ask what types of food they like in passing and make your selection based on what you are told. If you are still at a loss as to what to buy, a box of chocolates will do the trick. If you are a baker, a homemade batch of cookies may just do the trick.

Business is an obvious passion for a boss. Throughout their daily routine, a boss will need to ensure that they are able to meet the standards of their own bosses, employees, suppliers and any other personnel that they need to deal with. The best bet is to follow in the footsteps of others and this is easily done by purchasing business-related books. The following are just a few of the most popular and essential books that belong on every business-minded person’s bookshelf.

  • How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  • Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  • The One Thing You Need to Know: … About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success by Marcus Buckingham

Office Clocks

Keeping time is always at the forefront of a boss’ mind. Whether a boss needs to be at a meeting at a certain time or they want to clock out early, they will need a clock to do so. There are a plethora of different clocks to choose from with hanging and desk clocks being the absolute best choices. Not only are these clocks affordable, but they are classy and always welcomed by any boss. The following are just a few of the best office clocks to choose:

  • Successories Crystal Gear Clock Personalized Desk Clock
  • Chrome Gear Clock
  • Fancy Roman Executive Series Clock Insert

If appropriate, a nice wristwatch can also be given. While this may be too expensive for a normal employee to justify, it is not unheard of for owners to buy wristwatches for their management.


A nice bottle of wine is an elegant gift to give to any boss. While it may be difficult to discern what type of wine a boss likes, a sweet red wine is normally a great choice and quite inexpensive. Buying a wine sleeve to go along with the bottle will make the gift seem more thoughtful and provide the covering needed to keep the bottle from cracking. Choosing a white or red wine will not make a difference. In fact, it is always the thought that counts and a bottle of wine screams professionalism.

Emilie Sinclair

I'm a gift idea enthusiast who loves helping people find the right present for their loved ones.