Gift Ideas for Your Boss

When you’d like to purchase your supervisor a gift for the holidays, her birthday or as a way to say thank you, choosing an item can be tricky. Although you might not want to get something too personal, you also want to present her with an item that’s thoughtful and memorable. Consider an assortment of options that she’ll not only appreciate, but also use.

Treat Basket

Your boss will definitely relish a selection of treats that she can enjoy at the office or with her family at home. Present her with gourmet gift baskets that include a variety of sweet and savory goodies. Offer something whimsical such as a gathering of candy, cookies and flavored popcorn or opt for a more sophisticated assortment of cheeses, crackers, dried fruits and a bottle of wine.

Great Gadget

If your boss never seems to put down her phone, offer her an item that satisfies her appreciation for technology. Consider inexpensive tech gifts such as a portable charter, a phone sanitizer or touchscreen gloves that she can wear in the winter. If you’d like to spend a little more, present her with a Bluetooth speaker that she can use to listen to music in her office or a signal gadget that will help her locate her lost car keys, for instance.

Business Goods

Appeal to your supervisor’s professional side with a gift that she can use at work. A leather portfolio, a personalized business card holder or a yearly planner are ideal. You can also consider items that she can use while traveling such as a bag for toiletries, an airplane neck pillow and blanket or a lightweight carry-on bag.

Giving a practical gift to your boss will remind her of you – and your diligent work on the job – each time she uses it. The little gesture can go a long way toward reminding her how considerate you are and how appreciative you are for your position in the organization.

Small Talk with Big Bosses

The journey to the “top” is not a straight path—andthere’s no one way to get there. This is something most successful men and women today know all too well.

For most people, whether they’re just starting a career or they’re well on their way, being at the top of their game seems like a distant destination after a long and winding road. While on this journey, many will tend to wonder if they’re on the right track. Some lose sight of where they truly want to head altogether. In some cases, there will be those who will find a completely different meaning for “success.” Regardless, one thing is for sure, there’s not a single method to achieve success, whatever one’s definition of it may be.

Many men and women, both famous and not, are at the top of their game now and are proof of this. Their paths to getting where they are today serve as a testament as well as a learning opportunity for all those who want to follow in their footsteps. recognizes the importance of going through this journey and realize that telling these stories will fuel a whole new generation of leaders in their respective fields.

It was this exact mindset that brought about Lamudi’s On the House: small talk with big bosses. On the House is a series of sit-down interviews between Lamudi’s Chief Executive Officer, Bhavna Suresh, and some of the leading minds in the industry. But instead of their usual real estate talk, they converse about the guest’s personal journey to the top.

Interestingly, they always begin every interview by asking the question the guest has been asked one too many times and may potentially be tired of answering. Good sports, the guests offer the question and do answer elaborately. It’s a good way to set the tone of each conversation since it’s specific and almost personal to the guest. From there, they get the ball rolling and produce valuable insight from the real estate leaders about their views on technology, integrating work-life balance, and so much more. It’s a rather casual but informative interview.

While the series is produced in way that’s oriented towards viewers, each episode has a podcast version for those who are audible learners or are on-the-go. They’re available on Spotify and Apple Podcast.