If your boss has a birthday coming up, you can make a great impression by giving him/her something special.
Finding the right present for your boss can be a challenge since you don’t want to purchase anything too personal or extravagant. However, you also want to show your boss how much you appreciate and value his/her leadership with a quality, memorable gift. Here are some helpful tips to consider when you’re searching for luxury corporate gifts your boss will appreciate.
Give an Edible Gift
Your boss will likely remember your kindness for months to come if you give an edible birthday gift. Give a gift basket filled with pastries, cookies, and muffins from one of the best bakeries in the city. Or, present a basket of gourmet coffees and teas and organic chocolates so your boss can take a quick break for a delicious snack in the middle of a long day. It’s also a good idea to have lunch catered from your boss’s favorite restaurant so you can have a small birthday celebration during lunchtime. If appropriate, you and your coworkers may want to
give a classy gift like a collection of vintage wines and glasses or a unique hip-flask to your boss.
If you purchase a cake to celebrate your boss’s birthday in the office, you can open a bottle of wine at the end of the day to enjoy the cake.
Consider Your Boss’ Interests
Think about your boss’ interests and hobbies for the inspiration you need for a wonderful birthday gift. Purchase a gift certificate for a local golf course so your boss can enjoy a relaxing day on the green. If he/she enjoys art, purchase a ticket to the local art museum or book a painting class. You can even present your boss with a gift basket filled with books from your boss’ favorite authors and/or vinyl records from artists your boss enjoys.
Decorate Your Boss’ Desk
Adorn your boss’s desk with beautiful gifts that remind them how instrumental they are to the company. A luxury paperweight with a clock inset makes a great gift. Or, you can present your boss with an engraved and elegant pen and case. If your team has achieved significant milestones or taken a work retreat recently, frame one of the best photos from these events and present it to your boss. Personalize the photo by engraving the frame with the date and a short message of appreciation to your supervisor.
Give an Experience As a Gift
Chances are your supervisor is overworked and in need of a break. You can team up with your colleagues to present an experience as a gift. Encourage everyone to pitch in for a gift card to a local spa. If your boss has a favorite restaurant in the area, give him/her a gift certificate for a free birthday dinner. Or, everyone can chip in to purchase a plane ticket so your boss can enjoy a well-deserved getaway to their favorite relaxing location. You can also send your boss to a local getaway and purchase high-end luggage for an impressive birthday present.
Present Practical Gifts
Finally, think about the things your boss could use in the office or for work-related tasks. An ergonomic office chair that improves posture or an ergonomic rug for a standing desk could be a welcomed gift. You can also give your boss a phone cover and charger set since he/she likely uses the phone often and needs to keep it charged for on-the-go meetings. Your supervisor may also appreciate a portable charger that works for phones and laptops. A cardholder or wallet made from quality leather also makes a great gift and allows your boss to store the company card in style. Or, ask your coworkers to pitch in and purchase a new laptop for your boss so he/she can work on important projects on the go. If your boss prefers using paper, you can purchase a leatherbound planner with inspirational quotes to help him/her stay organized. When you give your boss a gift he/she can use daily, your supervisor will remember your thoughtfulness, which can improve your professional relationship in the long run.
Tarah Mills has always had a passion for writing. Her philosophy is that not only can writing be educational, but it can change the world. While she is dedicated to her work, she still enjoys a good game of basketball, curling up to a good book, and all things Star Wars. She currently resides in the Richmond, Virginia area with her family.