28 Gifts That Will Wow Your Boss

If the new phrase for the office BFF is the "work wife," then is a good boss or mentor your "work mom" or "work dad"? Part authority figure, part dispenser of advice, part sympathetic ear, your boss has always been there for you. So when it comes time to show your appreciation — whether it's for a birthday, life event, or just because — you want to find a gift that goes beyond just a "World's Best Boss" mug.
Ahead, we've rounded up 28 gifts that will show you care without breaking the bank.
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The soothing scents and gorgeous colors of these succulent candles will transform any office space into a desert paradise.

Anthropologie Succulent Candle, $28, available at Anthropologie.
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This customizable initial stationery adds a personal touch to a professional gift — without breaking the bank.

Kate Spade Initial Notecard Set, $20, available at Kate Spade.
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A cheery vase will perk up your boss' desk — even without the flowers.

Uncommon Goods Porcelain Bird Bud Vase, $11.99, available at Uncommon Goods.
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This bright, modern desk organizer might finally convince your messy boss to tidy up her desk.

MoMA Desk Organizer, $26.00, available at MoMA Design Store.
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A blank set of cheery cards are great to have on hand, for last-minute birthday wishes, thank-you notes, and everything in between.

Marimekko 20 Different Unikko Notecards And Envelopes, $12.48, available at Amazon.
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You can customize these cute little notebooks with lined, unlined, or graph paper, depending on the type of notetaker your boss is.

Not Only Polka Dots Small Cactus Notebook, $5.13, available at Etsy.
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You probably can't afford to send your boss to France. But you can give her this set of French delicacies to enjoy.

Bon Appetit Box Petite Aperitif Box, $30, available at Bon Appetit Box.
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Be a cat lady and a girl boss all at once.

Gingiber 2017 Desk Calendar, $22, available at Etsy.
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You've witnessed your boss fail to keep desktop succulents alive — so give her one she'll never have to water.

West Elm Felt Cactus Object, $24-29, available at West Elm.
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Only recommended if you and your boss share the same sense of humor.

Fish's Eddy The Customer Is Always Wrong Mug, $14.95, available at Fish's Eddy.
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Gray Malin's larger-than-life photograph of the slopes in Deer Valley makes this Swell water bottle feel even more one-of-a-kind. Perfect for the boss who loves outdoor adventures — or just pretty things.

Swell Deer Valley 17 oz, $42, available at Swell.
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Hopefully your boss likes to share.

Pipcorn Sample Set, 19.50, available at Pipsnacks.
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Cork never looked so chic.

Anthropologie Cork Desk Accessories, $20 $12.95, available at Anthropologie.
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A sampling of teas is perfect if you don't know his favorite flavor.

Palais des Thes A Day in Tea, $27, available at Palais des Thes.
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A vase that's functional, and an iPhone stand that's cute when not in use, all in one place.

Uncommon Goods Besdie Smartphone Vase, $32, available at Uncommon Goods.
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Beautiful packaging coupled with a yummy fragrance makes this gift irresistible.

Anthropologie Cork Desk Accessories, $20$12.95, available at Anthropologie.
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So much better than a pack of Post-Its.

Cavallini & Co. To Do Sticky Note Set, $14.95, available at Paper Source.
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Clearly, this sleek card organizer means business.

Uncommon Goods Porcelain Bird Bud Vase, $11.99, available at Uncommon Goods.
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A hand-cranked paper shredder makes getting rid of sensitive documents more fun — and takes up a lot less space than an electric one.

Uncommon Goods Porcelain Bird Bud Vase, $11.99, available at Uncommon Goods.
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Now, your boss can explore the world without leaving his office.

Phaidon Map: Exploring The World, $33.97, available at Amazon.
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Don't be surprised when she takes these color-coordinated bookends home with her.

Hiroaki Watanabe Index Bookends, $24.99, available at The Container Store.
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This pretty desktop bauble doubles as a paperweight.

Hiroaki Watanabe Index Bookends, $24.99, available at The Container Store.
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We only recommend this if you share your boss' taste in music.

SpeakerBlock Wooden iPhone Speaker, $34, available at Etsy.
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Leif's hand-poured candles smell amazing and last forever — or at least longer than your average work week.

LEIF Botanist Candle, $44, available at LEIF.
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Tired of picking up your boss' complicated orders? Try gifting a reusable lunch box.

Onyx Containers Large 2 Layer Sandwich Box, $13, available at The Tickle Trunk.
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Want to give your boss the warm fuzzies? Donors Choose allows you to pick a deserving teacher and classroom in need of supplies. Choose a project yourself or give a gift card so your boss can decide.
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A set of three ingenious "cord tacos" will keep various chargers, headphones, and USB cords corralled.

This Is Ground Cord Taco Grande 3-Pack, $29, available at This Is Ground.
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At this price, you can afford to add some fresh flowers to the gift, too.

World Market Copper Laser-Cut Glass Vase, $8.48-9.98, available at World Market.
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