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A Gift for Every Type of Boss (That You Can Buy on Amazon)


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Buying a gift for your boss can be a potential minefield. Spend too much and you risk making them feel uncomfortable. Spend too little and you might as well not get anything at all. We found gifts for every type of boss there is, and all of them hit that perfect sweet spot of just personal enough.

Cavallini Papers & Co. Vintage Dandelion Hanging Poster Kit

This poster is printed on Italian paper and looks convincingly vintage. It comes ready to hang, too!

Louise Bourgeois: An Intimate Portrait

Jean-Francois Jaussaud’s intimate photographs feature acclaimed French-born artist Louise Bourgeois in her New York City studio. The collection spans the last 11 years of Bourgeois’s life, before she died in 2010.

BAGGU Canvas Reusable Market Tote

Baggus make the perfect gift for just about everyone on your list, and this canvas paper bag is too cool. Impress your boss with your impeccable taste.

365 New Words-A-Year Page-A-Day 2020 Calendar

Even if they are articulate, it’ll be fun for them to keep track of how many words they already know (and, of course, what day of the week it is).

Stila Stay All Day Shimmer Liquid Lipstick in Beso

Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C Packets

Kourtney Kardashian swears by this vitamin C packet that her mom told her about, which she now takes every morning. “I try to take it every morning, but if I feel slightly like I’m getting sick and 100 percent when I’m on an airplane, I take it.”

Osaka Cold Brew Coffee Maker

Cold brew is expensive. Your boss will thank you for keeping your eye on the bottom line.

Japanese Tea Cups (Set of 2)

These gorgeous ceramic tea cups are handmade and oh-so wabi-sabi.

White Carrara Marble Coasters with Bamboo Holder

A set of coasters made from real carrara marble are a handsome place for your boss to set cups full of cold brew, tea, or anything else.

BrüMate HOPSULATOR TRíO 3-in-1 Stainless Steel Insulated Can Cooler

Writer Dominique Pariso tipped us off to BrüMate’s insulated koozies after she found that they fit her White Claws like a glove (and kept them perfectly chilled). These are slightly wider than the ones she uses — they fit regular 12-ounce cans and taller 16-ounce ones, too — so your seltzer-loving boss will never need to worry about it being lukewarm.

Stanley Classic Flask

When your boss needs something a little stronger than coffee, tea, or seltzer, you can’t beat the original Stanley flask.

OwnMy Solar System Decorative Art Paperweight

No one uses paper weights anymore, which is why this solar-system half-dome is so delightfully random.

Bentgo Salad BPA-Free Lunch Container

Writer Rio Viera-Newton told us about this multi-compartment salad container that comes with a separate section for greens, toppings, and dressing. Plus a fork!

Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir

Ruth Reichl’s chronicle of her time as editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine is a must-read for anyone with even a casual interest in food.

Moon Cheese 100% Natural Cheese Snack – 2 Cheddar, Gouda, Pepper Jack

These are like cheese-puff balls, but (arguably) healthier, since they’re basically just chunks of real cheddar, gouda, and pepper jack cheese that have been “crunchified,” according to the product description.

NutriBullet 12-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System

Convenient and compact, this blender — which K-pop star Jackson Wang uses to make his daily protein drink — will let your boss create the perfect smoothie every time.

Rocketbook Everlast Smart Notebook

A notebook whose pages take the form of a screen that can be wiped down with a wet paper towel and reused endlessly. Your boss can also email their notes to him or herself, too.

Leuchtturm1917 Medium A5 Squared Hardcover Notebook (Lemon)

Not too big or too small, in a zesty lemon that ensures it will never get lost in their black hole of a work bag.

Fitbit Inspire HR

We love Fitbits around here, and we’re sure your boss will, too. This one does it all: “It tracks steps, activity, sleep, calorie burn, heart rate, exercise minutes, and (for women) monthly periods,” according to contributor and former tech columnist David Pogue.

Stamina Elliptical

An under-the-desk elliptical machine that lets them put in some exercise from nine to five.

Putt-A-Bout Grassroots Par Three Putting Green

We get it — something about the back nine and par and a birdie or whatever. Now they can putt in the office.

Areaware Pedestal Set

This set of beechwood pedestals would make awesome plant stands for your boss’s succulent collection.

Arfun Magnetic Slime

Who says slime is just for kids?

Gideon Shiatsu Kneading Massage Pillow

When slime just won’t cut it, a Shiatsu kneading massager for head, back, and feet may be the thing that does the trick.

Backjoy SitSmart Posture Plus

Those cheap desk chairs do a number on your back, but the Backjoy forces you to sit better (here’s another chair add-on we love for better chair posture, too).

Nixplay 10.1 Inch Smart Digital Photo Frame

Now they can simply send their gajillion kid photos to this frame and watch them on a loop (and make whomever else happens to be passing by watch them too).

Caspari Blue-and-White Cocktail Napkins – Pack of 20

DII Swedish Dishcloths

When the party is over, your ecofriendly boss will love cleaning up with these Swedish dishcloths that writer Ashlea Halpern told us about. They’re made of 100 percent naturally biodegradable cellulose, are super absorbent, and super pretty.

Sleepy Ride Airplane Footrest

NTBAY 100% Cotton Cable Knit Throw Blanket

A nice-looking, 100 percent cotton throw blanket to keep them warm.

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