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    43 Gifts For Your Boss That Might Get You Named "Employee Of The Month"

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    1. A Two Minute Mornings journal complete with gratitude prompts they can use to start the day off on a positive note (even BEFORE coffee, can you imagine!?).


    Promising review: "I am a grad student in a very strenuous program and I like staying busy that way. But on breaks, when I have too much time, I sink into nothingness. I didn't expect this book to do much, especially since I thought 'mindfulness' was some BS. Even if it's the same prompts every day, it's what you make out of the book. I like mentally checking off the three small accomplishments I held myself accountable for in ink, somehow the book is better than my Post-it note to-do lists. And the main reason for the five stars, it helps with my depression." —KellBell

    Get it from Amazon for $15.26.

    2. A coffee enamel pin so your boss can display your office's motto on their denim jacket.

    Promising review: "Well made and heavy. It's not going anywhere once you put it on something. And, really, there's nothing to dislike about this. It's coffee. You can't NOT like this." —Maggie McCall

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    3. A cleaning pen for your boss who loves bling. It'll keep their jewels as sparkly as the day they bought 'em.,

    This seemingly average little cleaning pen is filled with a high-performance formula that cleans jewelry like nothing I've ever experienced. It contains micro-fine cleansers, polishing agents, and a polymer that will make your gems so shiny they'll nearly blind you. I've used it on my diamond rings, but it also works wonders on my cubic zirconia earrings. Check out my full review of the Connoisseurs 1050 Diamond Dazzle Stick.

    Promising review: "The center stone of my ring (an oval white sapphire) has been cloudy since shortly after I got it. I have to use a lot of hand sanitizer at work, which gets under the stone. This product was easy to use. The little brush gets under the stone really well (much better than a toothbrush). My ring looks like new." —FintanCat

    Get it from Amazon for $8.78.

    4. A deck of cards they can use to play an actual game or break out when they need some extra encouragement.

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    Promising review: "I really love this Feel Your Best card deck. I haven't played a card game with them yet, but I have been drawing one each morning and reflecting on the statement or question on the back. Not only are they cute, but I love that they serve more than one purpose. I think these would make a great gift for a friend too!" —Kelly S.

    Get them from for $14.

    5. Cute cat index tabs that'll bring a smile to your boss' face even if they're overwhelmed and flipping through important documents at the office.


    Promising review: "These stick notes are so cute, even if you might not be a cat lover. I read a lot and I like to mark pages and passages so that I can refer to them again, enjoying them more than once. If you like to write things on your sticky bookmarks, these might not be the best for you, but for marking pages and putting a smile on your face, these cute cat sticky notes are just the thing. I need to order again, because my daughter and my granddaughter have taken some of them to use, too!" —Ray Wheeldon

    Get a set of 360 from Amazon for $7.99.

    6. A monogrammed mug with a beautiful floral design from Rifle Paper Co. they can sip some soothing tea out of while replying to emails.


    Promising review: "These cups are exquisite. I bought three and will get more! 1. they look exactly like the photos. Colors are vivid and beautiful 2. gold lettering is thick & still subtle (you can see it if you want to and you can watch it disintegrate too. Super well done) 3. ceramic is solid yet not clunky. Excellent quality 4. I love a good British cuppa, especially if its made out of fine bone china. These are not, yet hold the heat equally well and are almost as tender on the lip. Totally in love :)" —LiselFrench

    Get it from Anthropologie for $14 (available in 26 styles).

    7. A Ron Swanson Funko Pop figure to keep your stern-but-secretly-silly boss company at their desk.

    Promising review: "What can I say it's freaking Ron Swanson! Lol I put him on my desk in the office so that if I'm ever super stressed I can look down at him and remember to not care so much." —Daveydoh

    Get it from Amazon for $15.72.

    8. A soothing candle from Homesick so they can close their eyes, take a deep breath, and leave the workplace drama behind at the end of the day.


    Promising review: "I was surprised when I opened the box. The packaging is very detailed and charming, even inviting if you will. It completely protects the candle, even if you drop it. It would make a simple yet nice gift! The scent!!! unbelievably good, I loved everything about it. I completely recommend it." —Marcelo E.

    Get them from Amazon: both Evening Unwind and Nighttime Slumber for $40.94.

    9. A stainless steel ring that doubles as a fidget spinner that'll help keep them calm, cool, and collected in stressful meetings.


    Promising review: "I've had this ring for about two weeks now and just had to write a review. I've had the nervous/bored habit of picking at my fingers since I was a kid. I can't remember the last time I've not had at least one nail bed torn up and bloody. For people with similar habits, I can't recommend this ring enough. It's a great, non-distracting way to redirect fidgety behaviors. I've worn it every day since receiving it and for the first time in years I have intact nail beds! Every time I catch myself starting to pick at a dry patch of skin or uneven cuticle on my finger, I rotate the ring a few times and the impulse disappears." —KGL

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in sizes 4–12 and six styles).

    10. A BuzzFeed Tasty daily box calendar they can leave on their kitchen counter and tear a sheet away to reveal cooking inspiration every day since, IMO, the hardest decision any of us have to make on a daily basis is what to eat for dinner.


    Get it from Amazon for $11.03.

    11. A pearl hair pin featuring their initial that your ultra glamorous boss will simply gush over when you present them with it.


    Get it from BaubleBar for $14 (available in 26 initials).

    12. A collapsible Stojo cup they can use to bring their fave hot beverage on their commute then simply squish it down and pop it into their bag without a worry it won't be able to fit.


    I have one of these cool cups and have been really impressed with it. I recently used it early one morning when I was craving a cup of hot tea but had to run some errands. It pops open really easily, feels very durable, and keeps my drink hot.

    Promising review: "Love this cup. I was originally turned off to it due to the size of the top section, however it's not as big as it looks online and it's the perfect size. It will fit most purses but not likely women's pant pockets. After filling it with water I shook the cup and there was no leaking. Even after I finished my latte and collapsed the cup there was no residue leakage at all. The cup didn't get excessively hot either. The cup also had mL markers on the inside which is wonderful. I highly recommend this product!" —HR

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in seven colors).

    13. An external battery charger that'll have them singing your praises when they inevitably leave the house before charging their phone...again.


    Promising review: "If you're looking for peace of mind every time you leave the house, this power bank doesn't disappoint. It's the size of a credit card and only a hair heavier than my iPhone 6, making it extremely portable without being bulky and heavy. There's a power button you press which shows how much power is left via 4 blue LEDs (when it's dead, only one led will flash). You can only charge one device with this power bank but I'm always impressed by how quickly this charges my iPhone 6 (from 10% to near full takes approximately 1 hour). So far, I've been able to charge my phone about 4 times from near empty to full before having to charge the power bank." —Patrick

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in four colors).

    14. An AirFly wireless transmitter for your boss who is always traveling for business so they can connect their Airpods to the tiny airplane TV and never have a last-minute freak out about having to buy cheap wired headphones from their seat again.


    Promising review: "These work amazingly well. I was surprised that you can charge and use them at the same time. I use them on planes to listen to the in-flight entertainment with my AirPods. I also use them to listen to music on my laptop with my AirPods. They work really well. Now, I don't have to carry my wired earbuds with me when I travel anymore. They really work as advertised. I have not had any issues with them since I started using them." —RPL

    Get it from Amazon for $42.49+ (available in three options).

    15. A heated massager pillow anyone will be happy to have after a no good very bad day.

    Promising review: "I just received this and I LOVE it. It adequately relieved the knots in my neck, the base of my skull, and my legs. I'm going to try my feet also. I've been wanting something like this for quite some time and I'm thrilled with this product. This item definitely delivers. I highly recommend it. The price for this item given the relief provided is wonderful." —Stephanie T.

    Get it from Amazon for $49.95.

    16. A set of LED lightsaber chopsticks your Star Wars–loving manager will get a real kick out of the next time you guys order sushi for lunch.


    Promising review: "I purchased these for a friend's birthday present (he is a sushi waiter) and these are flippin' AMAZING. I ordered two sets by mistake, but I am totally keeping the second pair for another gift (or for myself!). These are sure to be great conversation pieces and attention getters. Way to go!" —T. Redwood

    Get two pairs from Amazon for $17.97.

    17. Monica the Medium's book, Messages from Above, to bring your boss some peace of mind if they've been going through a tough time or in case they just looooove learning about what it's like to talk to the dead (hey, you'd be surprised!).

    Promising review: "I’m pretty sure this is the fastest I’ve ever read this many pages in my adult life AND actually paid attention to what I was reading throughout! The only reason I put it down was because I unfortunately had #adulting responsibilities! I highly recommend this book for those who have loved and lost, not only human loved ones but pets as well. I love how this book allows you to feel like Monica’s just someone you know who has a special gift. Her lighthearted, friendly personality shines brightly as she helps you learn more about what happens to your loved ones after they’re no longer here in their physical form. This book is also great for those who are interested in/starting to tune into the Spirit world and want to better understand how to further allow for that connection to strengthen." —CN

    Get it from Amazon for $14.89.

    18. A faux fur throw blanket they can wrap around themselves when the office feels like an ice box (AKA, always).


    Promising review: "I bought this kinda on a whim. I love fuzzy blankets and have a hard time finding one that is soft, big enough, warm enough, has the right weight, and doesn't cost a fortune. This one fit the bill. It is my new favorite blanket (I have a small collection. It easily covers both my husband and me on our couch with room for the cat to cuddle up in the middle. It's warm but not warm enough to make you start sweating. It's heavy enough but you also don't feel like you have 50 lbs of blanket sitting on you." —vafalla

    Get it from Amazon for $28.98+ (available in two sizes and three colors)

    19. A personalized docking station with a place for their phone, wallet, keys, and more to help them keep track of their most important items at all times.


    Promising review: "I bought this for my boyfriend for our one year anniversary. He absolutely loved it! He uses it all the time and it helps him stay organized. He added a command strip since he has a wireless charger for husband a iPhone. The woodwork is very original, clean lines and no damage." —Kristan Tod

    Get it from Amazon Handmade for $39.95.

    20. A set of socks to keep your their toes toasty all winter long — beware, you'll probably want to pick up some for yourself!


    Promising review: "These are wonderful socks. Soft and warm and not itchy at all like socks with such a high percentage of wool can be. They fit perfectly, hugging your foot instead of slipping around like a sloppy mess. Love the muted colors as well. Thinking about getting more in other colors!" —Debra A. Scott

    Get a five-pair pack from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 11 styles).

    21. A pack of colorful silicone straws they can share with their fellow environmentally conscious colleagues who accompany them on iced coffee runs.


    Promising review: "I was kind of shocked at how good quality these straws are! They come in a neat little baggie that you can store them in, and the straw cleaner as well! I don't usually leave reviews on products (even if I really like them), but they donate 100% of the proceeds of your order to OCEANA if you leave a review, and that's a HUGE plus for me. So not only do I really like the product, I get to share the good news through this review AND my payment gets donated to OCEANA. I really really appreciate that. 10/10 product!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $8.95.

    22. A Dead Sea mud mask infused with Aloe-Vera, Calendula oil, vitamin E, sunflower seed, and Jojoba oil that'll have their skin looking fresher than ever.,

    My sister and I have used this mask countless times while watching trash TV on my couch — it's a fun way to bond and improve our skin. A little goes a long way so this product will last 'em quite a while.

    Promising review: "I'm not joking, I thought this was just going to be a normal face mask but I was wrong. The application was smooth and easy. After waiting 10 minutes, I took it off face was smooth as a baby's butt, no lie. This made my face so soft and feeling refreshed and hydrated!!!" —olesya gordeyeva

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in six scents).

    23. A ticket stub memento box they can use to display all the fun concerts and shows they've been to over the years.


    Promising review: "Oh, the places we've been! I love this shadow box! It is well made, cute, and is going to look nice on the wall. I put stuff in it immediately and my boyfriend thinks it is already full! Might have to buy another one! I think this is a great way to display evidence of all the places we have gone to and remember all the adventures. We are not big on souvenirs or tour T-shirts so this a different and compact alternative." —Maureen

    Get it from Amazon for $21.97.

    24. Four trinket dishes that'll connect together to form one intricately designed place to store all odds 'n' ends efficiently and beautifully.


    Promising review: "This tray is cute, modern, durable, and is a great compliment to many rooms in my home. I find that having four individual trays is convenient, and I also like that I can combine them together if I do not need to have everything separate. Having the ability to customize the pieces is handy for creativity, as well as complimenting the space I want to use them in. I sometimes have random trinkets that quickly clutter up a space and this tray is a great way to visually add division and organization." —Kimhoay

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

    25. A customized Starbucks cup to combine their love for Disney and caffeine into one glittering tumbler.

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    I have a bunch of these (there's so many cute designs) and keep it at my work desk. I get tons of compliments from coworkers passing by and happily tell them where they can order one for themselves. If your boss loves Disney (and Starbucks!) they'll love this gift.

    Get it from TheLoveofPixieDust for $21.

    26. A four-pack of pizza socks they won't find ~cheesy~ at all when their toes are as toasty as a pie fresh out of the oven., Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought this as a surprise for my significant other, and he LOVED it! He is a sock fanatic and is always looking for new fun pairs of socks, and the presentation of this was a perfect touch to make it even more fun to deliver. Everything fit perfectly, and the socks in the pizza box looked exactly like what was expected! Thanks so much!" —Logan

    Get them from Amazon for $25.99.

    27. A purrfect coffee spoon to help them stir up some fun with their morning Cup o' Joe.

    Promising review: "This is a great product and is super cute! The spoon holds on to the side of the cup as expected. I use it everyday to stir my coffee." —Curiously curious

    Get it from Amazon for $1.59.

    28. A selection of Cadbury treats for your boss who loves nothing more than re-watching episodes of The Crown and scrolling through pics of what Kate Middleton most recently wore.


    Comes with one Curly Wurly, one Picnic, one Twirl, one Starbar, one Crunchie, one Wispa, one Dairy Milk Caramel, one Double Decker, one Dairy Milk, and one Flake.

    Promising review: "Just received several days ahead of estimated delivery which was very nice. All the chocolates/candy are very freshly dated and were protected by the packaging. The box itself was a bit dented but everything inside was perfect. I am very happy with this purchase. Several years ago, I went to a local British store and bought about $40 worth of candy for a British vs. American 'taste-off' for the kids, (we would read a book and then try to eat meals/snacks like the characters for a new experience). This was so much less expensive and I saved myself the two hour round-trip drive. Can't wait to show the kids and remind them of that taste-off picnic!" —dp

    Get it from Amazon for $13.49.

    29. An unofficial Harry Potter cookbook that'll encourage them to be a ~wizard~ in the kitchen, not just at Hogwarts., Amazon

    You can whip up magical treats like treacle tarts, pumpkin pasties, and Molly's meat pies.

    Promising review: "I LOVE IT, I'm no master chef but this cookbook might change that. I might even become a master wizard chef! Anyways the recipes are phenomenal, especially the pies! It's pretty basic sometimes; it's more European type cuisine so if you don't like haggis, liver, lamb, or other English/Scottish dishes etc. then these recipes aren't for you. The book references are cute and I vaguely remember some of them. My younger siblings go crazy when I make anything from this book because they love Harry Potter." —Tigerlily

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    30. Socks with their pet's face ALL over them so they can secretly keep their paw-fect smile with them under their knee-high boots.,

    My mom put these in my stocking last Christmas and they may have been my favorite gift of all of 2018.

    Promising review: "Love these!! I was so surprised with how good these turned out. So simple to upload the photo. It took approximately a week for item to ship to my door-which was accurate to sellers time. I purchased 2 more for other family members--everyone was super excited and happy to receive." —EB

    Get them from Amazon for $15.59 (available in 34 styles).

    31. Touch screen leather gloves lined with a cashmere blend that'll let them continue to text away even when they're outside in the elements.


    Promising review: "Like most other reviewers, I am EXTREMELY PLEASED with these gloves. They are as soft as butter and warm to boot! I am so impressed with these that I'm planning on purchasing another pair for my mother-In-law for Christmas." —Liz G.

    Get them from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL and 14 colors).

    32. A monthly planner that'll become their constant companion in fighting the chaos that is their day-to-day. It comes with SO many stickers and a color-coded system that'll make their heart sing.

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    Promising review: "I have owned many planners (I can't live without one) and I am very picky. But I have to say this planner has to be one of my favorites! The cover is super cute and simple, and I love that it is a solid hardcover. The size of this planner is perfect and there's plenty of room to write in it. I would say this is a large, thick planner so if you're looking for one to stick in your purse, this isn't it. The stickers are adorable and they came in great condition. Each month has a different picture or theme, which is fun. I love the overall color/theme and all of the art in this planner, and it is very neat and organized. It came with no flaws, and I have no complaints. Very happy!" —Carissa Jean

    Get it from Amazon for $24 (available in two styles).

    33. A dad hat for your grammar-obsessed editor whose literal job is to correct you when you make a mistake.


    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in 17 colors).

    34. Or a New York Times crossword puzzle book any word nerd would be delighted to receive — just don't expect them to pay attention to you at all for the next week with the exception of asking you "what's an eight letter word for snow storm!?"


    Promising review: "I love this thing! The print is nice and large, and the spiral binding is super nice. The paper is still newspaper-y which makes it feel like a newspaper crossword without having to lug around a newspaper. I use erasable pens, and they erase great. The boxes are plenty big enough for the letters and the crosswords are all appropriately 'Monday' difficulty. Great thing to have! Can’t wait to finish it and move on to Tuesday!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.79.

    Think they'll want more of a challenge? Try the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday versions of this book for increasing difficulty!

    35. A copy of Homebody by interior designer extraordinaire Joanna Gaines they'll adore and probably use as inspiration to redecorate their office.


    Promising review: "This is a coffee table book that I am proud to have on my table. I spent the last hour immersed in it. If you love design, decorating, or are just a fan of Joanna Gaines, this is the book for you. I love decorating and find that our home is a mix of all kinds of styles, which is okay. Thank you for an inspiring book, Joanna! It will be flipped through many times over hot cocoa, wine, tea and coffee with family and friends around the coffee table in our living room." —Lindsay Eidahl

    Get it from Amazon for $21.64.

    36. An inexpensive cold brew maker so your caffeine-obsessed boss can make as much cold brew as they want (AKA... A LOT) without spending their entire paycheck.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Thanks to this amazing iced cold brew maker from Takeya, they can easily sip on their favorite drink without breaking the bank. Almost 2.5K hyped-up amazon reviewers gave this gadget five stars — so you know it's gotta be good.

    Check out our full review of the Tayeka cold brew maker here!

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    37. A vinyl sticker to transform their boring old power adapter into one Walt Disney himself would've approved of.


    Promising review: "Adorable. I love the way my charger looks now!!!! I've seen a lot of people bought this not knowing exactly what it was, so be aware of that before you buy: It's a sticker you put on your phone charger, not an actual phone charger, so be sure you're happy to pay this price for a sticker (and a few bonus stickers)!!! For me, it's definitely worth the price — my charger is adorable now. The sticker is holding up great, too. It's been months and it still looks as great as the day I bought it!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in 12 styles).

    38. A lil' corgi succulent planter to pay tribute to their favorite dog breed — whether they actually own a pup or not.

    Promising review: "What a cutey patootey! If you have a corgi owner/lover that you'd like to make happy, this is a great gift idea. I gifted it to myself! HAHA! I haven't been especially gentle with it and it has stood up to being dropped a couple of times and moved from one office to another. Don't use it for a badminton shuttlecock, but it can take some abuse! Did not put a plant in mine. Just have him sitting on a shelf at the back of my stove with the salt/pepper shakers so I can see this sweet face while I cook!" —horse lover

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    39. A 2020 calendar that'll bring the magic of Walt Disney World into their day EVERY DAY (since that's what calendars do).

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    I have this calendar stowed away as a Christmas gift for a fellow Disney-fanatic and I'm super excited about it. The illustrations are absolutely stunning and so intricate. It's a great little calendar for a cubicle or home office.

    Get it from Brandelane for $19.

    40. Acrylic drop earrings, so trendy and affordable you can buy a bunch of them to gift to the most fashionable boss you've ever had.,

    Promising review: "I have a hard time with statement jewelry because they are typically pretty heavy and I end up having to take them off quickly. These however are very lightweight. I wore them to dinner over the weekend and didn't have any issues with them. They are very cute and went perfectly with my outfit. I would recommend these for a pop of color to any outfit!" —Lindsey Barlow

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99 (available in 13 styles).

    41. A set of 16 Dermal Korea collagen sheet masks for your boss who is always telling you about the cool new beauty product they tried over the weekend.


    Promising review: "These masks are amazing!!! Having 'ice pick' scars left over from acne I was told that I'd have to pay for expensive laser therapy because the body can't produce enough collagen to heal deep scars. I've been using these masks for two months and I've seen SIGNIFICANT reduction in my scars. They are almost completely gone!" —Shaun

    Read what another BuzzFeeder had to say about these these in our full review of Dermal Korea Collagen Sheet Masks!

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

    42. A set of cute floral notebooks that'll add a fun pop of color to their desk.

    Promising review: "These notebooks are great! They are beautiful and so well made. With three different cover designs, the cover material is somewhat textured and the 'Notebook' font on the front is lightly embossed printed in gold ink. The inside cover is also printed in gold ink with a lovely pattern. In the inside it has lined pages with gold print. These are almost too beautiful to write in! They would make great gifts!" —Marcelay!

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $11.98.

    43. And a "World's Best Boss" mug that'll get right to the point — you love your boss as much as Dwight loves Michael Scott (hopefully).

    Promising review: "Gave this as a gift to my The Office–obsessed boss. It was a hit! She really liked it, and it sits on her desk to this day. It shipped quickly and came looking just as I expected. Definitely would recommend for any fans of The Office!" —Rachel Greenberg

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95.

    Your boss after you give them the best gift ever:

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