25 Cheap Gifts for Your Boss That Get the Job Done

These are actually pretty cute.

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Shopping for the person who's responsible for your paycheck is no easy task. Show your boss how much you care with these thoughtful and funny gifts. Part of a secret santa, too? Check out these affordable, work-friendly ideas.

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Amazon
"I'm Not Bossy. I'm The Boss." Mug
amazon.com
$14.99

Your boss is basically Beyonce, which means this mug is a must. She can use it whether she’s a coffee drinker, pen collector, or both.

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Etsy
Personalized Leather Mouse Pad
etsy.com
$22.65

His mouse pad has seen better days. Give his desk a makeover with this full grain leather mouse pad, which can be personalized with his initials.

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Amazon
Holiday Black Tea Tin Can
amazon.com
$8.60

Whether she sips on a cup of tea during the workday or uses it to unwind at night, this black tea with spices will give her all of the Christmas feels. Christmas in a cup coming right up!

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Uncommon Goods
Songbird Eyeglass Holder
uncommongoods.com
$28.00

Her blue light blocking glasses aren’t going to prevent eye strain if she can’t find ’em. This hand-carved eyeglass holder will keep her glasses in one place … as long as she remembers to use it.

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Amazon
Felt Letter Board
amazon.com
$22.99

Make her desk Pinterest-worthy with a felt letter board that she can customize with her favorite sayings or inspirational quotes. 

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Amazon
Tabletop Pool Set
amazon.com
$59.99
$23.49 (61% off)

Get his creative juices flowing with a game of pool. This tabletop version is small enough to be stored in his office (it’s less than two-feet long!) and comes with everything he needs for a full game.

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Amazon
12-Month Desktop Calendar
amazon.com
$20.00
$15.00 (25% off)

She uses iCal and Google Calendar on the daily but there’s something extra professional about having a pretty paper calendar sitting on her desk. 

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Amazon
White Snowdrop Candle
amazon.com
$42.00

With a 50-hour burn time, this candle will keep your boss warm and cozy all season long. Rather than choosing an overpowering holiday scent, go for this delicate bergamot, lemon, orange and pineapple candle. 

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Pier 1
Cookie Swap Platter
pier1.com
$24.99

The best gifts come from the heart — or the heart of your home. Bake a batch of your favorite Christmas cookie recipe (check out our top picks!) and place them on this sweet platter.

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Sugarfina
3-Piece Happy Holidays Candy Bento Box®
sugarfina.com
$28.00

Instead of gifting strictly chocolate, switch things up with this bento box full of three seasonal treats: Pumpkin Pie Caramels, Champagne Bears, and Sugar Cookies.

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Amazon
In the Company of Women
amazon.com
$35.00
$24.50 (30% off)

This New York Times bestseller is a page-turning vision board. Write a note about your boss on the inside cover to tick the total up to 101. 

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ReserveBar
Absolut Holiday Sequin Bottle
reservebar.com
$25.00

Because a basic bottle of booze just won’t do. This glitzy bottle of Absolut has the same vodka on the inside but a whole lotta sequins on the outside.

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Etsy
Engraved Whiskey Stones Set & Gift Box
etsy.com
$25.95

Watered down whiskey is nobody’s friend. Add a personal touch to his bar cart with this engraved wooden box packed with nine whiskey cubes, tongs, and velvet bag.

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Amazon
NEST Fragrances Reed Diffuser
NEST Fragrances amazon.com
$48.00

Make her office smell like a winter wonderland — pomegranate, Mandarin orange, pine, and amber — with this beautiful glass diffuser. It lasts for 90 days, which means she can celebrate all the way through February.

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Amazon
Death Wish Ground Coffee
amazon.com
$19.99

Considered the “world’s strongest coffee,” this freshly ground coffee will give your boss the jumpstart they need for a productive day. But warn them before their first brew that this stuff is seriously strong. Only die-hard caffeine aficionados will dare try it.

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Uncommon Goods
Inspired Women Desk Signs
uncommongoods.com
$14.99

She’s not just your boss; she’s the boss. Remind her daily with these inspirational retro-style signs.

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Cuyana
Classic Leather Tote
cuyana.com
$175.00

Encourage all of your co-workers to pitch in (a little goes a long way!) to replace her battered — shall we say, well-loved? — work bag. This leather tote by Cuyana comes in seven classic shades and can be personalized for an extra $15.

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Uncommon Goods
Hole In One Golf Mug
uncommongoods.com
$12.00

Bring tee time (er, tea time) to his office with this mug. To relieve stress, he can practice his golf swing with the accompanying putter pen and golf ball.

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Modcloth
Cat Jigsaw Puzzle
modcloth.com
$19.00

Cats and puzzles make for a purr-fect fit. This 1,000-piece puzzle features 54 different cat images along with fast facts about each feline.

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Amazon
The Mamba Mentality: How I Play
amazon.com
$35.00
$22.48 (36% off)

Ideal for any sports fan, this coffee table book is full of never-before-seen basketball snapshots with insight from one of the most decorated players in the NBA.

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Anthropologie
Nutcracker King Ornament
anthropologie.com
$18.00

If one of her favorite traditions as a new mom is taking her kids to see The Nutcracker, this colorful glass ornament will be a welcome addition to her tree. 

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Amazon
All-Purpose Beverage Flask
amazon.com
$34.95
$24.95 (29% off)

By five o’clock, she has a mountain of mugs, cups, and bottles on her desk. Made for tea, coffee, and fruit-infused water, this multi-purpose beverage flask will take care of that problem.

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FTD
Hanging Air Plant
ftd.com
$30.00

Even if they're lacking a green thumb, they can (probably) keep this air plant alive. It's low-maintenance, small in size, and a perfect reminder that you're thinking of them.

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Godiva
Assorted Chocolate Holiday Gift Box
godiva.com
$59.95

With this festive box, it’s what’s on the inside that really counts: 32 delicious gourmet chocolates, including Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie and Christmas Cookie Truffle to name a few.

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Etsy
Harry Potter Notebook
etsy.com
$23.94

Give your Harry Potter-loving boss a Book of Spells notebook — available in blue, pink, yellow, and green — that looks Hogwarts official. Bet you didn’t know you worked for a wizard, did you?

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