10 work-appropriate yet thoughtful last-minute gifts for your boss — all under $50

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You spend the majority of your day with your coworkers, and if you like them enough, you might even plan on getting them a work-appropriate gift as a thank-you for all the good times in and out of the office.

Another person you’re probably thinking about gifting is your boss. Though not always easy to come by, a good boss makes a big difference for how you approach daily work activities and grow professionally.

Since they’re your manager, it’s important that your gift maintains a certain level of professionalism – but still gets the message across that you appreciate their hard work.

These 10 work-appropriate gifts for your boss do just that, and they’re addordable.

Most of these items are available with expedited shipping, and some should arrive within a few days’ time, so don’t stress too hard about your last-minute shopping – just remember that the sooner you order, the better your chances of a timely arrival.


A set of notebooks for on-the-go notes

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Moleskine 3 Pack Lined Pocket Notebooks, A$12

These notebooks are the perfect size for jotting down quick notes and to-do lists.


A leather business card holder

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Personalised Leather Card Holder, A$49

First impressions matter, which is why they should be pulling out business cards from a handsome leather case. It has a no-fuss, snap closure and can also be personalised with gold embossing.


A soft throw to fight freezing office temperatures

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Heat Holders Snuggle Ups blanket, A$39.99

Owners of this large, cosy throw only have good things to say about it. It’s plush and warm, made from a fur-like thermal fleece.


A phone dock that also holds flowers

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Bedside Smartphone Vase, A$44.25

It’s a pretty vase that pulls double-duty, holding both the fresh bouquet that brightens their day and the electronics that keeps them productive. There’s a groove at the bottom of the stand to keep unsightly charging cords out of the way.


A box of Korean sheet masks

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Korean Dermal Collagen Face Masks (16 Pack), A$21.99

The Korean face masks in this pack are sure to bring some much-needed relief to any stressed-out boss. It includes 16 different types of masks, containing vitamin E and collagen to help make their skin more healthy.


A key cable they can bring anywhere

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Native Union Key Cable, A$49.95

This portable cable charges up Apple devices quickly and claims to be six times stronger than the standard lightning cable, boasting a 10,000-bend lifespan. The knotted cable also looks great and makes it easy to fish out the charger from their bag.


A versatile toiletry bag to bring on their travels

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ProCase Toiletry Bag, A$13.99

A durable and water-resistant bag that’ll organise their life on the go. It includes a large main compartment that can they can keep all of their belongings in, with extra storage pouches on the side, and a hanging hook.


An insulated thermos

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ONEISALL Insulated Thermos Cup, A$28.99

The ergonomic comfort of a classic cup plus a double-wall vacuum insulation make this a coffee or tea vessel they will always keep on hand. It keeps their beverage hot for up to six hours and includes a no leak lid and stainless steel tea strainer.


A protective cover for their AirPods case

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DGBay AirPods Case Protective Silicone Cover, A$6.99

Apple AirPods: incredibly convenient, but also incredibly easy to lose and scratch up. A silicone cover is a cheap and attractive way to protect the case protecting their beloved earbuds.


A desk-friendly succulent vase

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Umbra Trigg Desktop Planter, A$44.99

This beautiful set of elevated vases are just waiting for a succulent to be planted in them. Succulents are low-maintenance plants provide the perfect touch of greenery to any space.