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A Gift Guide To Score Brownie Points With The #Boss (For All Budgets)

Leave that tacky "#1 Boss" mug at the gift store.
The one who is too lazy to shop
We get it — being a boss is tough. Between managing their workload and the ones of their subordinates, there probably isn’t a lot of time to go shopping. That’s probably why you’ve seen them in that outfit last week and the week before. Plus, they’re constantly talking about the new coffee contraption they want to get but have yet to do so. The solution to it all: a gift card from Mr Porter or Net-a-Porter. Asides from clothing and accessories, the e-tailers’ homeware and lifestyle selections will more than sate a man or woman of many interests. The one who’s still using the same phone since forever
If you really want to make an impression on your boss (or you got a really good bonus this year), why not reward him or her with an iPhone XR (from S$1,229 for 64GB) that not only boasts superb specs — facial recognition, a powerful A12 bionic chip, a vibrant liquid retina display and a 12MP rear camera are some impressive features, just to name a few — but also comes in adorable candy colours? Your boss can finally say goodbye to laggy texts and blurry photos, and you even get to introduce new games and apps that will make their lives more productive and fun. A great way to bond. The one who always forgets appointments
You know what we’re talking about — this type of boss has got a schedule packed full of meetings and events, but is constantly forgetting about them. Put an end to their struggle with managing time with a handy leather journal from Kikki.K ($104.90) that is in a classic shade tan. You can even choose to personalise it with their monogram service, a gesture your boss will surely appreciate. The one who's constantly travelling
More often than not, your boss is traversing the globe for work. And as soon as they return to the office, they’re talking about the next trip they have to get ready for. Since travelling is extra tough on the skin, we recommend getting them this Mask Of Magnaminty by Lush, S$32 (125g) or S$54 (315g). We reckon they’d love the ultra-nourishing properties of this magnificent face and body mask — especially after their next flight. The one who is a little more than messy
If watching your boss haphazardly toss another stack of papers onto their messy desk is more than you can bear, unleash your inner organisational freak and nudge them on the satisfying path to decluttering their workspace with a desktop paper tray like this Ikea KVISSLE tray ($39.90). Its pull-out compartments make for easy viewing, and keeps important documents handy.