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A Gift Doesn't Have to Be Over-the-top For Your Female Boss to Love It

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These gifts are guaranteed to make your female boss smile

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and it's the perfect time to show a little love to your favorite boss with a thoughtful gift.

But picking a gift for a superior can be a little sticky. You want to get them something they'll actually like, but you don't want to purchase something so over-the-top that your co-workers will think you're a big kiss-up. And if you get something too personal, things could get real weird, real quick.

More: 23 Love Coupons — Because Cheesy Gifts Are the Best Gifts

We've got some ideas for gifts that are classy, affordable, and have just enough sentiment to make your boss smile — without freaking them out.

1. Monogrammed pencil holder

These gifts are guaranteed to make your female boss smile
Image: Etsy

Practical and pretty, this will pep up her desk. (PineappleProper/Etsy, $13)

2. Personalized pencils

These gifts are guaranteed to make your female boss smile
Image: Etsy

These could go along with the pencil holder or stand alone as a great gift. (DesignGem/Etsy, $9 for a set of five)

 3. Chocolate

These gifts are guaranteed to make your female boss smile
Image: Ghirardelli

Chocolate is always a winner, and with any luck, she'll share. This one from Ghirardelli is full of all sorts of goodness. (Ghirardelli, $40)

 4. A pretty key chain

These gifts are guaranteed to make your female boss smile
Image: Tory Burch

A bright, stylish key chain is something everyone can use. (Tory Burch, $115)

5. A cozy throw blanket

These gifts are guaranteed to make your female boss smile
Image: west elm

She can keep it in the office or take it home. These pretty throws brighten up any space. (West Elm, $19)

Up Next: More gifts for your female boss

Originally published December 2015. Updated February 2017.

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