First comes your motive of giving. Are you giving the gift because you have to? Or are you giving it because you want to? If you’re giving it because you are forced to, don’t simply go out and buy a cheap gift, instead spend that much money on getting a good card. This is a lot better than giving something your boss will hate and something where you are going to be wasting your money.
Then comes the relationship you share with your boss. A lot of people are very close to their boss and they share a combination of a work relationship as well as friendship with them. On the other hand sometimes the relationship with the boss is something which is strictly formal. The basic step of what gift to get depends on your relationship. The more formal it is the more formal the gift is going to be.
Then comes the financial aspect. You don’t have to spend a lot of money if you want to impress your boss. Sometimes even a gift which costs 10 dollars will be appreciated by your boss because you were being thoughtful.
Just because you can’t afford to buy the very expensive gifts don’t try and make excuses and not get one. Any tiny little gift will be appreciated; after all it’s the thought that counts. Another gift you can give is respect. If you treat your boss with respect and with appreciation then it are the biggest gift you can get him or her.
You can even ask a few of your co workers for help. Ask those who have already gifted your boss with something. Ask them what they usually give and what your boss usually likes. But then ask people who you trust are often a lot of your co workers will feel like you are sucking up to the boss and hence will not give you correct information.
But if you follow these tips you will know what gift to get your boss which is going to be the perfect one. So make sure that you get him something which shows that you have put some thought into it.Tips on Gift Giving Etiquette for Your Boss by Harrison Barnes