Alternate title: How to suck up without being annoying.
With holiday bonuses comes cheer, joy, and an extra-long office happy hour. How to thank your boss? Well, we think they deserve a gift this time of year, too.
Of course, your weekends are already scheduled full of holiday shopping for friends and family, so adding yet another name to the list isn’t exactly ideal. Especially when that name is the person who is technically paying for all of these gifts… Read: If it’s not good, you’re fired.
So how do you save time AND impress? We have a few holiday gift ideas up our sleeves…
For the “sick day.” With a gift card to Soothe, your boss can unwind in the comfort of their own home.
*cough cough* Can’t come into work today.
You’re always telling them to calm down and take a breath, and at exhale, they can do just that… And get those knots in their back sorted. Damn you, office desk chairs.
CHICAGO STYLE GOLF
For the boss that heads straight from the desk to the links. He or she can get outfitted with a new bag and a new set of irons, or take a few practice swings (since they won’t be on the green anytime soon) while watching the Golf Channel.
Again, bossy pants probably isn’t going on bike rides after work in the dead of winter, but with a gift card to Ancien, they can at least get a new ride for next summer.
She always goes to spin class during her lunch break, but don’t you think she’d have more fun busting a move? The snack jar calories will be burned off either way.
JACK SCHWARTZ IMPORTER
You know, so they can have that Don Draper vibe. Just remind bo$$ man/lady not to light up inside… You don’t need another false fire alarm.
Not a cigar person? Then treat your boss to a few drinks — we all have to shake that stress off somehow. Have the cocktail kits delivered to the office so you’re the real life of the holiday party.
You gossip about last night’s Scandal for the first 10 minutes before every Friday meeting, so let your boss channel their inner Olivia Pope with a Domaine Somm wine gift card.
Have lunch on YOUR tab for once. Your boss can find pretty much anything they have a craving for with a gift card to this DC eatery… And they can get their eighteenth coffee of the day.
GODDESS AND GROCER
If your boss tends to opt for the $5 footlong in a time crunch, treat them to a (ahem) good sandwich at Goddess and Grocer. Plus, if you offer to pick it up, you can blame “traffic” for the delay, when we all know you took a few “me” minutes to window shop.
THE GARDEN TABLE
For the health nut. If bossman is on a juice cleanse to prepare for all the Christmas cookies in the conference room, a gift card to The Garden Table in Indianapolis is a great option. Don’t worry — they have food too (just in case you’re invited along).
For the man or woman in charge. With Trunk Club, they’ll never have to think about what they’re wearing to work again… That’s what their stylists are for.
This boss knows how to rock the hell out of a pencil skirt, and with Zophia, she can have her next one custom-fit to suit her figure perfectly. #WatchOut
Same goes for your male boss. He’ll look impossibly dapper at your next company-wide meeting with his very own Alton Lane suit. #LookinGood
PRIMP & POLISH
She spends all day typing, so her manicures tend not to last as long as she’d like. A day of pampering is all she needs to get her tips back in tip-top shape.
Zazazoo is all about pampering, and the bright, fun atmosphere will certainly make them forget about their hump day blues.
THE PAINTED NAIL
For the LA boss who won’t stop making you come into her office to watch the latest Carpool Karaoke. She’ll die when she realizes James Corden did a Take A Break segment at this Hollywood nail salon.