If you have a good relationship with your boss, she’s probably helped you out a lot this year. There’s the obvious, like dealing with a rude client or providing feedback to improve your skills. And then there’s the not so obvious, like helping you decide who to vote for on The Voice or convincing you that your bug bites are not in fact cancer. For all this and more, show your appreciation during the holidays with a small token of your appreciation. Here, 15 gifts ideas for your boss or mentor that are under $50 (with a few splurges and a gift for him thrown in).
1. C.Wonder Bling Stud Earrings
A fail-safe gift: These crystal studs match everything, from a suit and jeans to a cocktail dress.
To buy: $28, cwonder.com
2. Fishs Eddy Juice Glasses
Microwaveable and dishwasher safe, these glasses are the perfect gift for any boss or mentor with a knack for kitchen decor.
To buy: $40, fishseddy.com
3. Places to Go, People to See by Kate Spade New York
For the lady that loves to travel, this book gives the how, the where, and the why of travel through the lens of the ever whimsical Kate Spade brand.
To buy: $30, amazon.com
4. Rifle Paper Company Phone Case
Your phone is with you at all times, so it should make a great first impression. Treat her to one of these stylish shells.
To buy: $36, riflepaperco.com
5. Exclusive Levo Holiday Mug
Show your gratitude with this Limited Edition Levo mug, printed with “Gratitude Changes Everything.” This exclusive offering is available in very limited quantities. Get it while it lasts.
To buy: $21.99 (shipping and tax included), purchase it here
6. Vosges Chocolate Truffles
The best thing about giving chocolates? She’s sure to share.
To buy: $28, vosgeschocolate.com
7. Pink Olive Soap
If the beautiful packing doesn’t entice you already, wait until you get whiff of the amber and wood smoke—it smells like straight-up Christmas.
To buy: $12, pinkolive.com
8. Cocktail Napkins
Bring some humor to your tablescape with August Morgan cocktail napkins. Our favorite line: Easy on the Ice. Get it? They’re linen, come in a set of 4, and packaged in a special gift box.
To buy: $32, augustmorgan.com
9. Lollia Hand Cream
A package so beautiful she can stash it on her desk as a reminder to soothe dry hands.
To buy: $12, anthropologie.com
10. Cuyana Passport Case
Keep your boss organized for all her travel needs. This case holds more than just a passport: credit cards, money, plane tickets (if only you could fit in it, too).
To buy: $55, cuyana.com
11. Glassful Wine Gift Box
Here at Levo, we believe that everything is better with wine—your boss or mentor think so, too.
To buy: $45-$100, glassful.com
12. For Him: The Art of Shaving Starter Kit
Some say that once a man switches from a razor to a brush, he’ll never go back. Help your boss see the light with this shaving starter kit.
To buy: $25, theartofshaving.com
13. Butter London Nail Polish Set
Get your boss up on trend with this heavy metal-inspired nail polish set. There are metallics opaques, and glitter, oh my!
To buy: $20, butterlondon.com
14. Custom Monogram Rubber Stamp
Leave your mark wherever you go with this modern-inspired stamp. Quick note: no middle initials allowed.
To buy: $32, domino.com
15. Diagonal Stripe Bloomsbury Umbrella
Umbrellas are that thing you know you need, but you never actually want to spend money on a really nice one. This stylish number is sure to lighten your mentor’s mood on the rainiest of days.
To buy: $65, luluguinness.com
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