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From a viral laptop cleaner to custom gift sets, 31 quality gifts for every kind of boss

We found a variety of gifts and gadgets to quickly become their favorite employee.
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Kara Birnbaum/ TODAY

Whether you've headed back to the office or are still working from home, there is no better time than now to showcase your gratitude for the lovable leader in your life. Not sure which route to go? Deciding on an appropriate gift for a boss can no doubt be stressful. Whether you’re looking for an inexpensive gadget that won’t break the bank or an empowering gift to celebrate the motivating mentor who gave you your big break, we have you covered.

From personalized cufflinks to a TikTok-inspired cookbook, we found several unique gifts for bosses that will surely put a smile on your manager’s face. Gifting your boss an original surprise will not only demonstrate your sincere appreciation but will also make it impossible to forget. In addition to the more affordable options, we’ve also added a few splurge items as well for those bosses who have gone above and beyond in the workplace.

Thoughtful gifts for the boss who has everything

Snail Silicone Tea Bag Holder

For the tea-obsessed boss who's never seen without a mug in their hand, gift them these tea bag holders, which will prevent their tea bags from drowning in their drink. This 10-piece set ensures there's enough for home and the office.

Santa Barbara Design Studio You Grow Girl Gift Set

Has your boss been meaning to set up a garden? This helpful set includes everything they'll need to get going, including a hand spade, cultivator and weeder.

"Dare to Lead" By Brene Brown

Whether they're new to the role or want to cultivate an updated leadership mindset, gift them this book that promises to renew their ideas and help them practice what they preach. Reviewers love it because it's practical and lessons are "not just for work."

Customized Yeti Coffee Mug

If they're an early bird or the sort to struggle to comprehend basics before having their morning cup, now they can enjoy it in a mug that reps their alma mater. This mug is insulated and includes a travel lid, perfect for mornings on-the-go.

Homedics FB-50 Foot Bath

Help your boss unwind after a long day with this relaxing foot bath. The machine has toe-touch controls and a splash guard so they don't have to worry about getting water everywhere.

Modern Classics Monogrammed Notepad

Everyone's haunted by their to-dos; make sure they have a special place to write down all their have-tos and future projects.

Initial Embroidered Brooch

For the boss who loves to add a little bit of detail to their everyday outfit, gift them with this embroidered brooch, which can be customized with their initial. Reviewers love this accessory because it's "absolutely gorgeous in person" and "so well-made."

Lululemon Yoga Block

Your boss might appreciate integrating a little wellness into the workday. Encourage the yogi in your office with this marbled yoga block. Namaste.

Desktop Glass Dry Erase Board

For random to-dos and daily reminders, gift them with this desktop dry erase board that can help them remember all the little things.

Eddie Bauer Radiator Fleece Gloves

If they're a commuter, grab them a reliable and warm pair of gloves they can keep on while using their phone.

The Positive Planner

While this 12-week planner might not be able to help them schedule out their day, it will help them incorporate more mindful practices into their life. With pages dedicated to their wellbeing, this planner aims to look at life through a more positive lens.

OXO Laptop Brush Cleaner

For the neat freak who tidies their workspace more than Martha Stewart, this double-sided tool deep cleans laptops, tablets and smartphones. With a soft brush that will sweep away dust and dirt, this gift is sure to keep your manager’s computer screen immaculate.

Knock Knock To Accomplish Sticky Notes

If your boss is super organized and always making lists for everything, these sticky notes are the ultimate solution. The packets include all your notes in one little folio for optimum planning. There are six unique pads and 40 sheets for each. Happy organizing!

"As Cooked on TikTok"

For the trendsetting boss whose not afraid to share their TikTok username. With fan favorites and recipes from over 40 TikTok creators, this cookbook includes 60 delicious recipes for mouth-watering fun. It even comes complete with a forward from British chef and restaurateur Gordon Ramsay. Bon appetit!

Personalized Engraved Initial Cufflinks

For the lover of all things personalized, these engraved cufflinks on Etsy make the perfect statement accessory and will surely put your boss in the running for “best dressed” at the office. Choose from a variety of fonts or use your own handwriting to make it even more personal. Plus, these cufflinks are handmade and made with stainless steel for a more luxurious finish.

Club Champ Automatic Golf Putter

Fore the boss that spends every weekend on the green, now you they can bring the golf course to work with this 7’ automatic putting mat with gravity flow return that will easily fit in any office. Electricity and battery free, gravity is used to return the balls so no need to do any extra work. The high-quality turf makes it feel like real grass that will make your manager forget they’re on conference call and not actually on the golf course!

Movie Night Popcorn Pack

For the die-hard movie buff boss who constantly quotes lines from "Office Space," this popcorn gift set includes five premium seasonings to sprinkle for perfection like white cheddar, sweet & salty kettle corn, buttery caramel, sizzling sriracha and chili lime.

Waitiee Wireless Charging Station

Simplify your boss’s work day by gifting them this sleek, three-in-one wireless charging station that's compatible with both Apple and Android products. Aside from its sleek design that allows them to charge their smartphone in either portrait and landscape mode, this charger also features an anti-slip bottom so their gadgets stay firmly in place while getting juiced up. Your manager is sure to be the envy of tech geeks everywhere!

Create Your Own Reel Viewer

A picture says a thousand words, right? Why not show your boss you care by creating a custom reel of their favorite photos with this nostalgic viewfinder. Whether you include snapshots from their recent family vacation to Italy or hilarious photos from the office happy hour, this gift is sure to brighten up your boss’s day.

Pottery Barn Forest Gnome Stoneware Measurement Cups

There's gnome place like home. Gift your boss these forest gnome stoneware measure cups to satisfy all their baking needs this year. Crafted of stoneware with decal artwork and finished in white glaze, your boss will be the envy of Food Network fans everywhere. Good news! These cups are dishwasher-safe, so you won't be giving your boss any extra work by having to hand wash them.

Bubble Tea Kit

Hello, is it tea you’re looking for? Stir up your favorite flavor of hot or cold boba with Uncommon Good’s at-home kit, which includes royal milk loose leaf tea, rooibos chai loose leaf tea, boba tapioca pearls and two reusable stainless steel straws that are dishwasher-safe. 98 percent of respondents would recommend this product to a friend, so it’s safe to say your boss won’t be disappointed.

Miniature Yoga Meditation Zen Garden

Good vibes only with this calming miniature Zen garden to keep your boss relaxed and care-free. This Japanese rock garden includes a box of incenses, a meditation yoga statue and nature crystal stones for optimum serenity. Its 9.5” diameter makes it the perfect desk accessory for the office without causing too much clutter. Cheers to achieving inner peace!

Twelve South AirFly Pro

The AirFly Pro allows you to connect your wireless headphones to any audio jack, for use on airplanes, at the gym or home. No more struggling to flag down the flight attendant for a pair of those airplane headphones!

Shattered Glass Ceiling Paperweight

Empowered women empower women! Celebrate the female powerhouse in your life with the shattered glass ceiling paperweight representing the incredible breakthroughs women have made in the workplace. Handmade from imported materials in Lincoln, Rhode Island, each product is an original with its unique craftsmanship and design.

Blue Suit Businessman Custom Bobblehead

Dwight Schrute may not have been the boss at Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, but we can bet he felt like one with his own personalized bobblehead! Does your boss have a personal motto to live by? Not only can you customize the head of the product, but consumers also have the option to engrave text.

Reilly Leather Luggage Tag

Travel the high skies in style with this classic luggage tag from Pottery Barn, made from traditional, full-grain Italian leather. Perfect for long business trips, this chic travel accessory comes in four fashionable and features a leather strap & buckle to easily attach to your carry-on or suitcase.

Ocean Sand Art

You’re getting very sleepy… It’s not a hypnotist, it’s just Klaus Bosch’s soothing work of art with calming beach scenes. They may pretend they’re at a bungalow by the sea while witnessing the blue and white sand transform into under-water dunes, ink paintings and even (watch out) icebergs! If your boss is in dire need of a vacation, this relaxing piece is the next best thing to plane tickets to Hawaii.

Casamigos Cocktail Trio

Shake up your weekend with this cocktail mixer trio from George Clooney’s award-winning tequila and mezcal label. The Casamigos set includes three fantastic flavors: the signature margarita mix, the grapefruit orange paloma mix and the blackberry basil smash mix. You won’t be up in the air with these mixers once you pour in some tequila and chill to perfection.

Away The Large Tech Case

Keep calm and carry…all your tech gadgets in one place with this large text case by Away. Crafted with water-resistant nylon, this stylish organizer has a separate zipper compartment for larger devices and includes a top handle, making it easier to transport from one meeting to the next.

Knack Island Time Spa Gift Set

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere! You’re on island time now with this tropical skin care set that is basically a beach vacation in a box. With a Resting Beach Face Kit and Patchology’s Clean AF Facial Cleansing Wipes, this gift set is the perfect option for the ultimate day of at-home pampering.

Mark & Graham Wood & Marble Gift Set

For the boss that appreciates a solid charcuterie spread, this wood & marble gift set is handcrafted from polished wood marble and natural acacia wood. This gift set includes a rectangular cheese board, a wine chiller and a set of four coaster to help prevent any water marks from ruining their designer coffee table. This bestselling item even includes the option to personalize for a minimal fee of $12.50. Who ever said money can’t buy happiness?