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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 for your female boss are going to earn you so many brownie points

So you have a kick-ass boss? Congrats — that's not something that comes along every day. When you have a supportive boss who wants nothing more than for you to succeed, you've got to let them know how much you appreciate them.

But choosing a present for a superior can be a little awkward. You want to pick something classy and cool, but you don't want to get them something so over-the-top that your co-workers will think you're a brownnoser. And if you get something too personal, things could get real weird, real quick.

More: 4 Effective Ways to Give Your Boss Feedback

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

1. Monogrammed pencil holder

These gifts for your female boss are going to earn you so many brownie points
Image: Etsy

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

2. Personalized pencils

These gifts for your female boss are going to earn you so many brownie points
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. A pretty key chain

These gifts for your female boss are going to earn you so many brownie points
Image: Neiman Marcus

A bright, stylish key chain is something everyone can use. (Neiman Marcus, $68)

4. A cozy throw blanket

These gifts for your female boss are going to earn you so many brownie points
Image: West Elm

She can keep it in the office or take it home. A soft, colorful throw brightens up any space. (West Elm, $10)

Up Next: More gifts for your female boss

Originally published December 2015. Updated July 2017.

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