Friday, December 16, 2016

Gifts for Your Boss/Co-Worker/Other Acquaintance

When I had asked about themes for gift guides on Twitter, someone mentioned Bosses and Co-Workers so I thought I'd share some ideas that might be good things to get for these people - or other acquaintances in your life like hairdressers, babysitters, and more! Again, Amazon Associates links allow me a percentage of all sales which helps me and the blog!

All That Food

Who doesn't love a nice treat? These would be great for your boss or if you get something like a candy basket, you can set it out in your work common area for everyone to share! It's easier than individual gifts for every co-worker.

Ferrero Rocher Hazelnut Chocolates, 48 count - Buy here for $12.89

Not too expensive for a nice boss gift, or lay them out and let your co-workers grab a couple to take!

Five Star Gift Baskets Holiday Gourmet Food Nuts Gift Basket- 7 Different Nuts: Buy here for $27.95

Dove Promises Holiday Milk Chocolate Gift 12-ounce box - Buy here for $11.49

I love Dove chocolate, and I could see a boss really loving this! I'd lean more toward a female boss for Dove though - it just kind of seems girlier, but hey, do what you like!

Holiday Sweets and Treats in Keepsake Photo Frame Box - Buy here for $21.51

How cute is this? I love that you can use the box as a picture frame after you've eaten all of the goodies! Two gifts in one for under $25!

Stash Tea Original Honey Sticks - 20 Sticks - buy here for $4.99

These would be nice to gift with some tea!

Fun Co-Worker Gifts

These are just fun/cute things that I found that might be suitable if you aren't buying for all co-workers, or if you only have a few!

This Week Pad - buy here for $3.97

At Home/At Work Perforated Pad - buy here for $5.40

Post-it Cat Figure Pop-up Note Dispenser - buy here for $5.00

Bead Stress Ball - Colors May Vary - buy here $7.99

Lost Ocean: 36 Postcards to Color and Send - buy here for $7.96

You could gift one or two of these, or you could split a pack up and give three or four to various people!

You're the Boss

These are some nicer gifts for the boss, though they aren't all that expensive!

BF Systems Genuine Rosewood Ballpoint Pen in Wood Gift Box - buy here for $6.36

Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer - buy here for $9.99

Lilly Pulitzer Tusk in Sun Navy Thermal Mug - Navy/Gold - buy here for $15.00

Cavallini 2017 Vintage Map Weekly Planner - buy here for $12.50

Toysmith Mini Zen Garden - colors may vary - buy here for $12.07

Pink Floral Deskpad - buy here for $13.99

365 Days of Amazing Trivia! Page-A-Day-Calendar 2017 - buy here for $11.53

If You're Very Close to Your Boss

Some people buy their boss a holiday gift as a gesture of niceness, but sometimes you really are close to your boss. Maybe you're even friends who talk outside work. I don't know! I thought I'd share some more "funny" gifts that you could give these bosses that would appreciate it!

I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss Women's Crew Socks (Size 5-10) - buy here for $9.27

A DVD Copy of The Boss - buy here for $12.99

#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso- buy here for $9.52

Men's Black Keep Calm, I'm the BOSS socks - buy here for $11.99


It's not really a Lauren gift guide if I don't include I figured I'd make it it's own category and you can just figure out who these books work for...and after all, there is a thing called gift books for a reason!

Everything I Need to Know, I Learned from a Little Golden Book - buy here for $8.99

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe - buy here for $14.40

The Little Book of Thanks: A Gift of Joy and Appreciation from National Geographic - buy here for $9.83

You Are Doing a Freaking Great Job: And Other Reminders of Your Awesomeness - buy here for $9.95

Stuff Every Man Should Know - buy here for $8.45


Adriana Garcia said...

Food! That's the perfect idea for coworkers. That's honestly the only thing I would do if I had some. I mean family comes first. You can make some cake for your coworkers for a party or something. I guess if you have the money you can do more.

Erika Sorocco said...

I'm in love with that Mini Zen Garden!


Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Great ideas... especially the food. :) Now I'm hungry. :D I also love that kitty dispenser.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Ferrero Rocher Hazelnut Chocolates are so good I want to keep them for myself :)

The Bibliophile Babe said...

What a great list!

Aditi Nichani said...

I absolutely adore these lists. Those chocolates look positively delightful, and I NEED THEM!

I hope YOU have an amazing Christmas with loads of gifts!

Aditi @

Gingi Freeman said...

I always stick with the generic candies or hot cocoa gift set.. works EVERY time, haha! <3 -

Verushka Byrow said...

Ahhh, what a lovely list! I'd probably use some for some family too!

Grace @ RebelMommyBookBlog said...

Candies are great for coworkers. We also do for the kids teachers too. Great list!!

Queen In Between said...

I saw a mug last week that read "I just left another meeting that could have been an email"....totally should have grabbed for every one in my office. haha This did remind me I have a pop up post it apple I snagged on sale earlier this fall from Office Max and I so need to grab it for a teacher gift!

Karen Alderman said...

I've given those note pads in the past. They have a line of fun stuff in that line. I've also given the What If book as a B'day gift and the person loved it.

Great ideas.

Karen @For What It's Worth

Tracy Terry said...

Some wonderful ideas. I don't know about his boss/co-workers, if Mr T was to bring home the Post-it Cat Figure Pop-up Note Dispenser I think he'd be looking for anther present for them as I'd so want to keep this.

Carrie said...

I've been wanting one of those coffee mug warmers, I am going to put it on my wish list. I love Dove chocolates and their little sayings on the inside of their wrappers!


Diva Booknerd said...

Those Ferrero chocolates are super cheap over there, a box of those here are $30.00 for that size. I'm not sure anyone likes their coworkers that much :D love the mouse pad desk jotter though, I need one of those to get my shit together. Great gift idea for a blogger too.

Lexxie Lin said...

Oh man, you have a lot of great ideas! We just need to get something for the kids' teachers now... and I usually go with a special canned fruit thing that is sold in beautiful glass boxes. But the small store I used to get those from has closed, so thank you for the tips!!
I hope you're having a great weekend, Lauren :)
Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

So many fun and yummy presents. I'd like a few of those, actually. lol #MustAvoidShopping

Cleo Bannister said...

Chocolates are always welcome here - particularly Ferrero Rocher which are my favourites!

Farrah @ Fairyburger said...

I adore Ferrero Rocher chocolates! :P My brother sent me a box of those when I was craving sweets and it was definitely welcomed!

Simply Alexandra // My Favorite Things said...

These are some really good ideas! I am definitely in the process of trying to figure out last-minute co-worker gifts... I don't know why they were not on my radar this year... LOL XO - Alexandra

Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

Coaching with Class said...

This is a great list! I LOVED the book ideas. Thanks for putting all this together.

Bec Reader said...

You can never go wrong with food and cool stationary things!! I want them all for myself haha

Lampshade Reader said...

Forget the boss! I want those Ferrer Rocher chocolates. Those are my all time favs! ~Aleen

Cait @ Paper Fury said...

I love those socks and that coffee cup! ELEPHANTS ARE THE BEST. :D And you can't go wrong with chocolates right?! Chocolates are life. said...

These are great gift ideas! Buying gifts for coworkers can be tough. I especially like the cup warmer and the chocolate! (I often sip tea during the day, and it often goes cold on me!)

Cyn @ Bookmunchies said...

Great list of ideas! I'm always for the yummy treats! And pretty desk calendars!
Ooh, What If looks like a great book...might put that on my wishlist!

Barrie Bismark said...

Great ideas! I have seen some of these before, but there are some really funny ones that are new to me! Thanks for sharing!

Suzanne at The Bookish Libra said...

So many great gift ideas here. I especially love that little zen garden and the boss socks!

Jennifer Humphries said...

I want both pairs of those socks! Oh wait, we are talking about bosses and co-workers here right.... Great list :)