Considerations When Picking Valentine’s Presents For Your Boss
Picking a Valentine’s gift for your boss is a bit tricky. If this is high school laboratory class this could be Chemistry class. It is important to give something to your boss that he or she can use every day. Make sure that the gifts that you are going to give would not illicit awkward moments. If you are staring a blank wall on what gift you ought to give your boss that has been very good to you; then here are some suggestions.
Sports is universal
The love for sports is universal. Use that consideration when picking a good Valentine’s gift for your boss. Research your boss’ favorite sports team and score a mug that represents his team. There are lots of online retailers that can customize the mug with unique representations of sports teams. Sport team websites offer novelty items on their own online stores. You can also have some personalized greetings on the reverse like “Happy Valentines” to make the mug something your boss would cherish for years to come.
Another consideration that you can use is the intellectual connection. Try to find out your boss’ preferred author and try to scout for a first edition copy of his beloved read. If you are unable to find one, grab a box set of the series of books by any of his favorite authors. Books are very neutral and speak about your intellectual connection with your superior. Your boss will surely appreciate the effort of getting to know who his or her favorites are and spending the time to find a good book for him or her to read.
Ethics is one principle that you can’t go wrong. Try to give your boss some earth friendly shopping bags that he or she can use when buying groceries. Lots of people are using reusable bags when picking up some groceries. It saves money for the grocery which can translate to lower prices and at the same time help the environment with less paper bags being used which is less tress are being cut. You can also get him a subscription to environmental magazines where the proceeds are funneled to projects that help the environment.
Your boss probably has it all. He or she may not need any gift from you. Better to give a gift to the less fortunate and have it named after him or her. Make a donation on his or her behalf to a charitable institution that is aligned to your boss’ own advocacies. Is your boss close to children? Then why not have a check written out to a children’s hospital and make sure that your boss’ is acknowledged as sponsor.
Your gift to your boss need not be expensive. In fact he may be so well off that the things that are close to his or her heart are the things that money cannot buy. Sometimes a plain handshake and appreciation that he or she has been a good superior is enough. It will go a long way in keeping smooth relations between employee and superior. There is no real definitive consideration that you can use to determine what gift to give. The important thing is that it comes from within.