Get the perfect Christmas gift for your boss

Top 12 Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Boss

Updated Dec 13, 2022 - Giving your boss a gift is a thoughtful gesture that conveys your gratitude for their hard work and dedication to their position. Here are some fantastic holiday gift suggestions in tech for your boss if he or she made it to your "nice" list this year.

Christmas gifts for your favorite boss

Have a boss you really enjoy working with? Want to cement your place as his/her favorite employee? If that’s the case, one of these Christmas gift ideas may be the key.

Of course, you may not want to spend the majority of your holiday gift-giving budget on your boss over your close friends and family, but these suggestions can help you start thinking of great and unique gift ideas your boss might appreciate in a few different price ranges. And of course, you can always save more when you shop at Back Market for used tech that has been 'reborn' into like-new condition.

1. Camera - for the boss who loves photography

Does your boss love keeping memories or have a desk full of pictures? Well, a camera is a great way to show that you care about their photography hobby. The best part? You don't have to break the bank! Refurbished cameras from Back Market are high quality and have been tested by our team of experts. We ensure that every product is in perfect working order before it gets sent out, so you can be sure that your gift for your boss will be appreciated and put to good use. We have retro cameras starting for as low as $30.99 to meet your strictest budgets.

2. Phone Case - for the overly clumsy boss

A practical, but fun gift for your boss especially if they have a trouble keeping a grip on their phone. The best part is that you can find customizeable options, so you can add pictures, designs, and text to the case to make it memorable for your boss.

Check out our selection of smartphone cases for Apple and Samsung models. You'll find great products that protects your phone from scratches, dust, or daily wear and tear while maintaining a sleek look. This is perfect for a low budget gift that you can make meaningful.

3. Coffee Maker - for the boss running on fumes

A coffee maker might be a unique gift, but if you hardly see your boss without a coffee mug in hand or if they always seem to have a mid-afternoon lull, then it could be the perfect gift idea. You can pick something simple and less expensive that has one brew setting or upgrade to something a little fancier if you know your boss is particular about their coffee. Either way, this gift is great to use at the office or at home and is  budget-friendly with prices starting at $39.99

4. Headphones - for the easily distracted boss

If your looking for a gift that your boss will likely use daily at or outside of work, then wireless headphones might just be your best option. This is especially true if your boss has to deal with distractions at work that might keep them from being as productive as they'd like to be. 

You might also consider gifting headphones if your boss frequently travels, so they can listen to their favorite music, show or social media while on the go.  There's many reasons why headphones would be a good gift, so it's hard to go wrong if you choose to purchase them. Back Market has a selection of over 340 wired or wireless headphones, so you can be sure to find something that meets your budget.

5. AirPods - for the Apple fan boss

As an alternative to headphones, you might want to consider gifting AirPods instead if you know your boss is a huge fan of Apple products. They're convenient, stylish, and high quality; a perfect Holiday gift for any boss on the go.

This might also be a perfect gift if you've noticed that your boss frequently has technical issues with their audio during zoom meetings. You could easily be solving an every day work stress that they're experiencing. We know these aren't typically the most economical gift, but at Back Market we have 2nd Gen Airpods available starting from $89.98, which is usually 20% less than you can find elsewhere without losing performance quality.

6. Ice Cream Maker - for the boss with a sweet tooth

An ice cream maker is a super unique and fun way to show your boss that you appreciate them. This handy appliance can easily make your favorite dessert right in the office—or wherever there's a freezer! The best thing about this type of present is that everyone in the office can use and enjoy it (as long as your boss decides to share). This is also a good budget-pleaser starting at $39.99

7. Radio Alarm - for the less-punctual boss

Okay, so maybe you shouldn't be so outright in calling out your boss for being late to your last meeting, but if you've already joked together about punctuality, then this gift might give them a good laugh. But even if you're not gifting this as an inside joke, it still makes for a good practical gift that your boss can use to connect with the rest of their home smart devices. Back Market has a few different options to get you started from $19.99

8. Smartwatch - for the boss that loves metrics

A smartwatch or Apple Watch can be a great gift for anyone who loves tracking every detail in their life. And if your boss is really into data and metrics, then this could also be a great option. It's the perfect way to keep track of everything your boss needs to do in a day, and it can keep them connected with all the reminders they need in their work life. 

This is definitely a bit of an 'extra' gift option, but if you know you want to spend a little more on your boss this year, then it can definitely go a long way.

9. Kindle E-Reader - for the boss with a full bookshelf

If your boss is a bit of a bookworm, then you shouldn't need to think too hard on a tech gift for them. An Amazon Kindle Fire or any other E-Reader will be a great gift for taking their books with them anywhere they need to go. Now they won't have to worry about what to do with all their extra books now that their bookshelf is full.

10. Tablet - for the multi-tasking boss on the go

If you're boss has a lot more needs for a on-the-go device than just providing books to read, then your next gift option should be for an iPad or Tablet. These are great for bosses who need to multi-task several projects while staying connected to emails, messages and meeting reminders. We're starting to get into higher budget gifts at this point, but believe it or not, you can find iPads and Galaxy Tablets in the $50 - $100 range on Back Market for the same great quality that you can find new.

11. Video Projector - for the boss that loves talking about movies and shows

Does your boss seem to always want to talk about what shows they've been binging or new movie releases? Say no more - look for awesome video projector gifts that your boss will fall in love with. Maybe he or she will even let the office use it for a designated movie night :)

12. iMac - for the best boss ever

Have you been working with your favorite boss of all time for years now? Maybe it's time to show your appreciation for them in a big way this year by gifting them an iMac. An iMac is one of the most popular gift ideas for a manager because it's versatile and can do so many different things. You can use it as a desktop computer or a laptop or you can get an all-in-one if you want to avoid using a keyboard and mouse. You'll definitely be spending a little more than some of the other gift ideas on this list, but Back Market has great options starting in the mid $100's.

Save more for your gift budget when you sell to Back Market

Back Market offers a trade-in option for customers to sell their old tech to us for cash. You can sell your old phones, tablets, or game consoles on Back Market at any point after purchase and make money off it again. This reduces the carbon footprint generated by e-wastes and gives old products new homes.

When you sell a used device to Back Market, we take the stress out of the process and make it simple. Get an offer in under 2 minutes online, accept (or reject) the offer, send us your old phone (with shipping covered by Back Market), get a counteroffer or approval from your original offer from the refurbisher and get paid directly. We want to make it easy for people to reduce electronic waste, so we always have a customer care team ready to help you out if you need as well.

Why gift refurbished?

If you're still on the fence about buying a refurbished gift, here are some extra benefits that you might not have known about:

  • You get an almost new product. You can get a product that has been used for a brief period and looks like you bought it from the store. All our products have been refurbished and tested for defects before selling. 

  • It helps you save money. When you buy refurbished electronics, you can save up to 70% of what it costs if you had bought it brand new from the store. Most people sell their old products after using them for some time. It happens when they upgrade to newer models or simply because they need money for other reasons. The good thing about buying refurbished products is that they are still in perfect condition even though they have been used before by someone else.

  • They help reduce literal megatons of electronic waste. When you make the decision to buy refurbished, you give manufacturers less reason to continue making brand new devices and using up the world's limited resources.

Final thoughts before you go gift hunting

Choosing a gift for your boss can be tricky, but If you're lucky enough to have a boss, consider getting them something you think they'll get a lot of use out of. Of course, you can stick to non-tech gifts if you find something more fun or personal, but the main takeaway is to really dig into your boss' personality to find out what they like or are passionate about. And if you decide that tech is the best option, then Back Market has your back so you can keep your gifts budget-friendly.

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Written by Clare Austen SmithExpert Brand Copywriter

Our mission is to make renewed tech mainstream. Turning old into "new new", so to speak.

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