Unless you own your own business, you have a boss. This is someone in charge of your day-to-day work activities, and they oversee you and others at your company. It can be a thankless job because they need to balance fairness, sternest and friendliness to get production out of the staff.
Do you have a boss who goes above and beyond and wants to reward it? A gift basket is a perfect way, and they will love it. A gift basket is so much more than a regular gift. It is full of personalized items, and you or your gift basket company curates it to suit the person receiving it perfectly. Your boss will be thrilled with the gesture and have fun discovering all the goodies inside the corporate gift baskets.
Not sure where to start? Here are some great gift basket ideas for your boss.
Idea #1: Office Supplies Basket
Everyone likes to have the tools they need to do their work, and a boss is no different. While they may be in charge of what office supplies are ordered, there are still many extra items they could use. These include:
- Sticky notes
- Personalized coffee mug
- Coloured push pins
- Assorted gel pens
- Bamboo phone stand
- Pen & pencil gift set
Think of useful items your boss needs around the office and include them inside your basket.
Idea #2: Weekend Lover’s Basket
You are not the only one that can’t wait for the work week to be over. A manager’s added stress and responsibilities make the weekend a creed.
A weekend basket is perfect, regardless of the time of year, but you can also theme it for the seasons. A summer weekend lover’s basket can include BBQ items, colourful thongs, and a beach towel and sunscreen. Winter baskets should include some fuzzy slippers and a pair of warm gloves.
For all these baskets, make sure to include a gift card to the local coffee shop and some goodies for a fun movie night. Even a good book will be the perfect weekend escape for your boss. Then they will return to work on Monday, ready to take on the week.
Idea #3: Wellness Basket
We all tend to run ourselves ragged during the week, so anything you can do to rejuvenate the body and mind is the perfect gift. Include these wellness items in your next boss gift basket:
- Bath bombs
- Scented candles
- Mindfulness journal
- Big tea mug with an inspirational quote
- Chocolate truffles
- Selection of herbal loose leaf teas
- Aromatherapy oils
- Woolly socks
- Handmade soap bars
- Inspirational book
- Adult colouring book
- More chocolate!
Your boss will love this basket and enjoy the wellness items to help bring balance to their life.
Idea #4: Christmas Basket
Christmas time is the season of giving, and if your boss avoided the naughty list, why not give them a holiday-themed gift basket? This one has many options, and you can go with ideas like a holiday activity theme or a Christmas baking theme.
Include some tickets to a local Christmas production or a craft fair. Also, include a Santa’s toque and warm mittens for outdoor activities.
For the baker, combine all the ingredients to make reindeer cookies and add some hot chocolate packets and two-holiday mugs. To round out your Christmas basket, you can fill the voids with candy canes and nuts still in the shell.
Idea #5: Holiday Basket
Everyone goes on holiday, and that includes your boss. Why not send them off with a fun holiday basket?
Include all the usual holiday fare like road snacks, sunglasses, suntan lotion and aloe vera. Find a cheap funny hat, so they take humorous selfies and put in a map of the location they are going to.
Your boss will appreciate the kind gesture and maybe even bring you back a souvenir from their trip.
Idea #6: Retirement Basket
There comes a day when everyone finishes their work life. They have put in the time, and now they are heading to greener pastures. When this day arrives, it’s nice to send off your special boss with a homemade retirement gift basket. This is where you can go in a few different directions depending on their interests. They could be hitting the open road or taking up fishing. Maybe they will be a steady cruiser or rebuild an antique tractor in their garage. Whatever their retirement project is, include it in their basket.
Consider these standard retirement items too:
- Golf tees and balls
- Favourite snacks
- Concert tickets
- Gourmet coffee
- Massage gift certificate
- Garden gloves
- All things chocolate
- Festive beverages
- Novelty t-shirt
- Mystery novels
- Cooking lessons
- Spa day
Have fun making this retirement basket, and let them know that they will be missed. Then gear up for the next boss!