5 Must Have Gifts to Give Your CEO This Holiday Season
CEOs get a lot of gifts in their life, from employees to friends to family, so it’s hard to think of the perfect gift to give this holiday season. What do you get the person who truly has everything? Well, if you really want to stand out from the gift-giving crowd, up your game and give them a luxurious gift they can use all year round. Hopefully your coworker is on Santa’s nice list, because the gifts below are surely worth the time and effort!
Not only are personalized gifts hot this season, it’s a great way to go the extra mile and really give your boss or coworker a unique gift. From the simple, such as embossed passport covers and notebooks, to the more luxe such as monogramed jewelry, you can find something in your price range. Bergdorf Goodman has an incredible lineup of luxury, personalized goods at all different price points. Remember, with it being so close to the holidays, buy personalized gifts ASAP as they tend to take longer than traditional ones!
The World’s Best Alcohol
Give your boss something that they can unwind to after work (if they drink, that is). Skip the usual alcohol and get them something that they’ll love and talk about for holidays to come. If they’re a lover of whiskey, check out the cask finished assortments that are becoming ever so popular.
“Among the many pleasures for single malt fans are distilleries that double down (and even triple down) on cask finishes,” says Michael Solomon from Forbes Magazine. “Macallan recently debuted a 12-year Double Cask that marries sherry-seasoned American and European oak, while Auchentoshan Three Wood moves from American bourbon barrels to Spanish Oloroso sherry and then Pedro Ximenez sherry casks. Meanwhile, Glenfiddich got experimental with a whisky finished in India pale ale casks. And all of these whiskies have one thing in common – they’re dram good.”
If whiskey isn’t really their thing, opt for a luxurious bottle of wine, or another spirit of their choice. Personalized bottles are always a favorite around the holidays, so if you want to get on your boss’ Nice List next year, take note!
On the Go
One thing I’m sure your boss or coworker would love to do once in awhile, but probably don’t get to do too often, is to get away on a vacation. If they already travel frequently, treat them to the gift of a nice suitcase that can withstand the even the harshest airports. Hardcase suitcases tend to fare better at protecting belongings than the normal softcover ones, and as someone who might be rushing to catch the next flight, getting one with four 360 degree wheels that can travel at the speed of light with you would be embraced all year long.
If your boss is more of a high tech person and would like a state-of-the-art suitcase, or already have hardcover luggage, look into the Bugaboo Boxer system. Bugaboo is the same brand known for their genius stroller system that took the parenting world by storm. Now, the Bugaboo Boxer system is revolutionizing the traveling world.
“[The] system starts with a chassis, with packing pieces that snap onto it,” explains Jeanne O’Brien Coffey, contributor at Forbes Magazine. “Click on just the Cabin Base for a short jaunt, or attach it to the Travel Case for a longer trip.” Even better, you can clip on your laptop case so you won’t have to worry about lugging around an additional bag. The chassis can be pushed or pulled, and the wheels fold up neatly.
If the best part of waking up is coffee in their cup, you’re going to want to give the gift of an upgraded, top-of-the-line coffee machine. Trust me, they won’t know what they’ve been missing out on until they upgrade.
“I have a special place in my heart for coffee on the best of days but this year I wanted to find the perfect machine,” says Paul Armstrong, Contributor at Forbes Magazine. “I use the ritual of making a coffee to calm and refocus myself when working on projects or shifting gears.”
Some of the top coffee machines out there right now are the Bonavita BV 1900TS, KitchenAid Siphon Brewer, the Ninja Coffee Brewer, and Technivorm Moccamaster KBT 741.
If you’re like Paul, investing in a quality coffee machine will truly make your boss’ day brighter and enjoy their mornings even more.
Don’t Believe Me Just Watch
Watches have been around since the late 1800s, so it’s safe to say they never go out of style. Currently, smart watches are all the rage with their apps and nifty features, but a watch is still an accessory for any man or woman that finesses their outfit. From classic to quirky, there are so many out there that will fit someone’s personal style.
“A watch with an artful dial may be an automaton, have intricate marquetry or simply use a unique fabric, but each will make it a pleasure to see the minutes go by,” explains Michael Solomon. Remember, you can never go wrong with a classic accessory such as a beautiful watch.
Now that you’ve got gift ideas, it’s time to hurry and shop before the holidays are here. Giving a luxurious gift to your CEO, boss, or coworker is a great way to say “Thank you” and to finish our the year strong before a holiday break. Oh and don’t forget that you can always treat yourself to these gifts too, no one will judge!