Best Custom Gifts for Managers

October 19, 2022

For the best in customized office gifts, our list is guaranteed to deliver smiles!

The best gifts for bosses are practical, sustainable, and memorable. When it’s time to recognize your management team (you shouldn’t wait for Boss’s Day), a high-quality, unique gift for boss levels sends the message that you care and appreciate their hard work!  

20 Best Personalized Work Gifts for Management

For corporate gifting that’s on-brand and professional, we’ve compiled a list of personalized gifts for bosses day that are appropriate all year long. 

Personalized Bosses Day Gifts

1. Topo Designs River Hoodie

For personalized gifts for mentors and bosses who love spending time outdoors, Topo Designs offers quality gear and apparel that doesn’t just look good, it feels good. 

Best features: 

  • Made from 30% recycled polyester
  • UV rating of 30+ 
  • No sweat, moisture-wick

Plus, the Riverside Hoodie is also available for women, so it’s the perfect birthday gift for female boss.

Possible con:  Cheaper hoodies are available, you’ll just have to skip on some of the features, like the anti-microbial finish or the built-in fast pack band. 

Compare to: Eddie Bauer® Sport Hooded Full-Zip Fleece Jacket and the The North Face® Canyon Flats Fleece Hooded Jacket

Shown: Topo Designs River Hoodie

2. Weatherproof 90s Dad Jacket

This jacket is a favorite among customized gift ideas for boss level management and employees alike. Can’t get enough of the 90s-inspired apparel that continues to trend? Check out more great picks in our 2022 Holiday Gift Guide → 

Best features: 

  • Fully lined 
  • Water-resistant 

Compare to Marine Layer, Topo Designs, and Eddie Bauer. 

Shown: Weatherproof 90s Dad Jacket 

3. AS Colour Duffel Bag 

A modern take on your favorite duffel, the AS Colour offers the perfect trending gifts for those who want a sleek, minimal style. 

Best features: 

  • One outside and inside pocket 
  • 100% Recycled Polyester

Possible con: No inside mesh bag compartment for sweaty duds, so you may want to choose another style for gym use. 

Compare to: Nike Brasilia Small Duffel, Carhartt® Canvas Packable Duffel with Pouch or The North Face ® Apex Duffel.

Shown: AS Colour Duffel Bag 

Awesome Boss Gifts

4. Bang & Olufsen BlueTooth Speaker 

For personalized gifts for boss level employees, Bluetooth speakers that are customized with your company logo are perfect for giving. Plus, this one from Bang & Olufsen is said to be the best you can buy by T3

Best Features: 

  • Award winning speaker
  • Intuitive app
  • Impressive design and sound
  • Wateroroof
  • Long lasting battery life

Possible Con: According to T3, Voice Assistant finicky to set up and use. 

Compare to: JBL Waterproof Speaker

Shown: Bang & Olufsen BlueTooth Speaker

5. Vuori Element Jacket 

Vuori is an easy, high-end, name-brand pick for executive holiday gifts that will be remembered fondly. 


  • Features 88% recycled polyester
  • Moisture-wicking 
  • 4-way stretch

Possible con: Pricier than some lesser-known brands. 

Compare to LuluLemon and Athleta.  

Shown: Vuori Elements Jacket 

6. Ocean Bottle Water Bottles 

Tired of searching: for personalized gifts for my boss? When it comes to personalized gifts for female boss or gift for boss male, we’ve got you covered. In fact, this bottle is just as hardworking as your best managers. It stops 1000 plastic bottles from going to sea. Not to mention its sleek minimal design is ideal for customizing. 

Best Features: 

Compare to Larq Bottle

Shown: Ocean Bottle Water Bottles 

7. Fully Custom Mega Puff Color Jacket

With so many options on how to customize each panel, creating a unique, on-brand gift is easy!

  • Duck down
  • Optional hood

Possible Con: Order early, as fully customized jackets will take additional time for design. Talk to your Gemnote rep for details. 

Compare to: Topo Designs Men’s Mountain Puffer Jacket 

Shown: Custom Puff Jacket 

8. Rains Navy Rolltop Backpack 

No one wants inappropriate gifts for your boss. Luckily, Rains is known for its stellar quality, sleek and professional vibes, and timeless style. 

Best Features: 

  • Sleek design 
  • 7 office-approved neutrals 
  • Side-access laptop pocket 
  • Waterproof

Possible Con: When it comes to personalized gifts for my boss it is one the pricier end. 

Compare to Marine Layer Roll Top Backpack 

Shown: Rains Navy Rolltop Backpack 

Personalized Gifts For Male Boss

9. Feat BlanketBlend Hoodie

Personalized gifts for my boss are easy to find and fun to give when you know what features to look for, like super soft, breathable fabrics. Best of all, while these make a great gift for boss male, the unisex fit makes it just as good for personalized gifts for female boss. 

Best Features: 

  • Mid weight
  • ButterWash for ultimate softness
  • Durable

Possible Con: May be considered pricey.  

Compare to: Lacoste Men’s Sport Full-Zip Fleece Hoodie

Shown: Feat BlanketBlend Hoodie

Personalized Gifts For Female Boss

10. Feat Flowstate Cropped Hoodie

As a birthday gift for female boss or any other occasion, you can’t beat a cropped sweatshirt that’s tailored just for her.  For a style you know she’ll love look for features similar to this one by Feat. 

Best Features: 

  • Moisture wicking
  • Made from trees
  • Sustainable

Possible Con: May be on the pricier side due to the quality TreeCell Plush fabric which is soft and sustainable. 

Compare to: Halo Essential Hoodie

Shown: Feat Flowstate Cropped Hoodie

11. Timbuk2 Lightweight Flight Messenger Bag

For unforgettable customized gift ideas for boss-level managers, this stylish messenger bag delivers! It’s an innovative gift to really show your appreciation for a job well done. Over 100 ratings and an almost perfect 5 stars, this is the personalized gifts for boss-level management that delivers on all fronts. 


Best Features: 

  • quick access pocket
  • light reflective hits
  • Waterproof TPU liner

Possible Con Cheaper options are on the market, but you may sacrifice style and features.  

Compare to Rains messenger bag. 

Shown: Timbuk2 Lightweight Flight Messenger Bag

12. Native Union W.F.A MacBook Sleeve 

Sleek, professional, and ready to be customized! Native Union proves that a unique gift for boss doesn’t have to blow your budget. 

Best Features: 

  • Hard-wearing textile exterior for support and protection
  • Crafted with recycled materials for enhanced modern living 
  • Features 100% recycled polyester (rPET) made from plastic bottles, coated for a water-repellent finish

Compare to Timbuk2 laptop sleeve.  

Shown: Native Union W.F.A MacBook Sleeve 

Perfect Gift for Mentor Boss 

13. Noshinku Eucalyptus Nourishing Pocket Sanitizer

Good mentors can be hard to find. If you have one that is always there with valuable tips and helpful advice, why not gift them something that’s always a good idea, like clean hands?  

Best Features: 

  • 100% organic
  • Modern, compact design
  • Kills 99.9% of Germs
  • Made in the USA

Possible Con: As personalized gifts for bosses day, you may want to create a gift basket with a few more items. 

Shown: Noshinku Refillable Eucalyptus Nourishing Pocket Sanitizer

14. Fine and Raw Sea Salt Chocolate Bar - Signature Collection

Another great gift for mentor boss or as a part of a swag kit for anyone who stands to be appreciated. 

Best Features: 

Possible Con: To make these memorable gifts for boss execs, you will want to pair them with additional items like a snack basket.  

Compare to: Thomas Kellar K + M chocolate bars, Ritual chocolate bars

Shown: Fine and Raw Sea Salt Chocolate Bar - Signature Collection

Engraved Office Gifts

15. Kinto Pour Over Kettle

Perfect personalized gifts for female boss, as well as a gift for boss male. 

While your managers may be drinking coffee during the week to boost their energy and alertness for a day at the office, gifting them a style-forward pour-over kettle brings back the art of savoring their perfect cup. Not to mention, coffee’s evidence-backed benefits make memorable gifts for boss -level supervisors. 

Best Features: 

  • Direct fire and dishwasher safe.
  • Comfort-grip 
  • Compact space-saving design

Possible Con: Price may be considered high. 

Compare to Bodum Bistro Gooseneck Electric Water Kettle

Shown: Kinto Pour Over Kettle

Personalized Gifts For Office Desk

16. Vitruvi Move Essential Oil Diffuser

Even the corner office can use a breath of fresh air! Luckily, this cordless Vitruvi  Move diffuser goes where ever they do with ease. 

Best Features:

  • Compact and portable
  • Sleek design
  • Fun neutrals

Possible cons: Maybe considered on the expensive side. 

Compare to Pure Essential Oil Works Go-Anyplace Diffuser

Shown: Move Essential Oil Diffuser

17. Poketo Object Notebook 

Monogram gifts for boss levels and above don’t have to be stuffy or expensive. In fact, they’re perfect for elevating a colorful notebook. Talk to your Gemnote rep for more options. 

Best Features: 

  • Environmentally friendly tree-free paper with FSC Certification
  • Customers rave about the size and weight of the paper. 

Possible Con: Limited color ways for Poketo, however, your Gemnote can help you find one that’s just what you’re looking for. 

Compare to Field Notes and Public Supply notebooks

Shown: Poketo Object Notebook 

Unique Gifts For Bosses

18. Bierfilzl Merino Wool Felt Round Coaster Multi 4 Pack

While at first glance a coaster set may not feel worthy enough as personalized gifts for boss, however, they are perfect for adding to swag kits, gift boxes and even act as a great personalized farewell gift for boss. Throw their favorite bottle of wine, and you have a gift that makes the perfect toast! 

Best Features: 

  • Sustainable, biodegradable, and renewable
  • Odor, stain, heat, and dirt resistant

Compare to Poketo coasters

Shown: Bierfilzl Merino Wool Felt Round Coaster Multi 4 Pack

19. Lacoste Classic Pique Polo

For customized gift ideas for boss management or your associates look to iconic brands like Lacoste that are known for delivering style and quality. 

Best Features: 

  • Classic fit 
  • Cotton petit piqué

Possible Con: There are less expensive polos that are not name-brand on the market. 

Compare to Vineyard Vines Polo, The North Face Polo, and Eddie Bauer Polo. 

Shown: Lacoste Men's Classic Pique Polo

Personalized Farewell Gift For Boss

Need a unique gift for boss that is inexpensive and doesn’t require sizes or inventory? Talk to your Gemnote rep today! From coasters and drinkware to office accessories, they can help you ace all of your corporate giving occasions. 

20. Poketo Bamboo ColorBlock Coasters

Looking for monogram gifts for boss and manager-level employees? Coasters are perfect for customizing and there are endless color options. For a geometric pattern, try this bamboo coaster set from Poketo. 

Best Features: 

  • Made from bamboo fiber cornstarch
  • Non-toxic 
  • Dishwasher safe

Compare to Areaware Table Tile Coasters

Shown: Poketo Bamboo ColorBlock Coasters

Why wait for an official holiday to show upper management your company’s appreciation for their hard work? From a special birthday gift for female boss to personalized gifts for bosses for Christmas, our list of memorable gifts for boss level managers has you covered! Plus, with Gemnote, it’s easy to design, create and send corporate merch for all occasions. 

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