Getting a gift for your boss can be a difficult hurdle to navigate over the holiday season — you want to get something nice, that they’ll actually use, that comes in a print that isn’t too loud that it’s polarizing, and not in a price range that is either conspicuously low nor uncomfortably high.
For most of us, the $30-something range is a good place to start; you can find something thoughtful that looks polished and has some utility — and you haven’t gotten them a new stapler or an all-expenses-paid trip to the French Riviera. It’s a sweet spot.
Below are 15 (mostly) under-$30 gifts that are practical as well as thoughtful, and you can feel good giving to your boss this season.
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A mug that will keep their coffee hot for the whole commute to work.
Candles that are designed to smell like their favorite state.
An weekly Moleskine planner for the new year.
A set of mini magnets you can stack in tons of different ways to de-stress.
A small box of gourmet French food.
A Bento box of decadent candies that will satisfy everyone's sweet tooth.
A leather case for their business cards, which you can also have monogrammed.
A beautiful and simple 2018 calendar.
A chocolate and wine pairing kit.
Three top-of-the-line, single-origin green teas from India and Nepal for tea drinkers.
An assortment of popcorn and seasonings for their holiday nights spent indoors.
A nice planter for their desk, which you can fill with a succulent.
Flavored chocolate truffles in their own gift box.
A gold monogram glass and grab a bottle of their favorite spirit with the leftover change.
A nice vase, which you can fill with seasonal flowers.
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