Boss’s Day is tomorrow, and shopping for your supervisor can be a delicate dance. Fortunately, we’re the Arthur Murray of gift-giving, so here are some suggestions for choosing tokens of appreciation without stepping on anyone's toes!
DO - Be thoughtful
DON’T - Be unprofessional
Put some consideration into what you know about your boss without risking being inappropriate. Knowing your boss is going through a divorce doesn’t make you the right person to give them a self-help book on getting their groove back. Avoid personal items like clothes, body products, and jewelry, and focus instead on their likes and interests.
- Is your boss a football fan or avid tailgater? Go with a good barbeque book.
- Are they always drinking coffee? Put together a basket of quality local beans with a note that says, “This should cover a month of Mondays.” Not sure what to get? Well, there's a Batch for that!
- Into game nights? Skip Cards Against Humanity and go with a puzzle made by a local artist.
- Are they always kicking it Don Draper style at the end of the day? Go for a sleek cocktail book or some elegant tumblers, but leave the fifth of whiskey at home.
DO - be unique
DON’T - be extravagant
Face it. Your boss has enough pens, paperweights, and calendars. If you don’t know your boss well enough to add a personal spin on his or her gift, try to think outside the box without breaking the bank. Keep the value of your gift under $50 (nobody likes an office suck-up).
- Curate a collection of locally-flavored treats, like locals honeys and jams, cookies and candies, or savory snacks like trail mix and jerky. Steer clear of heart-shaped candy boxes, chocolate-covered strawberries, and CBD gummies to avoid making it weird.
- Does your boss travel for work? Find a nice travel wallet, luggage tag, or TSA-approved cocktail mixer set to make life on the road easier.
- Help them spruce up their office decor with pristine leather coasters or coasters boasting the local landscape, a nice low-maintenance plant or succulent, or a coffee table book.
Contact our Gift Concierge to have a thoughtfully curated collection of local goods put together for your boss. Batch Nashville is open in the Nashville Farmers Market Monday-Thursday 10am-6pm, Friday-Saturday 9am-8pm, and Sunday 9am-6pm.