This week we posted some workchic gift ideas for your favorite boss. What if you are checking your gift list and checking it twice and your boss’s name just doesn’t seem to be on it? For those of you who know what I am talking about..the obnoxious boss that no matter what you do or say- you just can’t seem to please. The one that acts so nasty so no one will notice how stupid they really are. The one that argues with everything you say just to boost their own ego. The one that publicly berates you for the slightest mistake since they are fearful of being found out what a failure they are themselves. Yes that’s the one.
Giving a gift to this type of boss especially in these hard economic times is the furthest thing from your mind. How do you come up with a gift that speaks “I really don’t want to give this to you but I am trying to be the better person in this situation?” If you feel that you have to give something the first tip is to avoid giving personal gifts such as cologne, jewelry, clothes and even alcohol. Even though you think alcohol might alleviate the micromanaging for just one minute because they are drunk or hungover-they will be back on track in a day or two. Also keep a spending limit in mind. Keep it simple.
Here are some workchic suggestions from amazon.com. Why not try a digital picture frame? Then they can stare at themselves all day long and distract themselves from bothering you. A magazine subscription is safe and they might learn a thing or two about management in the magazine. A DVD is safe. You can say it is your favorite movie but the title sometimes says it all.
For the bosses that are tied to their laptops. Try the Laptop Desk Mat. How about an engraved pen set to make them feel even more important? Be wary on purchasing desk accessories for those that have bosses with obsessive compulsive issues about their desk. A charger station might be appropriate for those bosses that feel everyone is trying to get in touch with them whether via blackberry or phone when no one really is. How about a business card holder for those business cards which you watch people throw away after your boss gives it to them? Last but not least how about a leather passport holder which will hopefully remind them not to leave their passport in their desk when traveling to a foreign destination.
Ok you did your good deed and you didn’t break your budget. Now you can cross that boss off your gift list until next year!
Happy Holidays from Workchic.com!