NYLON’s Holiday Gift Guide 2018: World’s Best Boss

Do you have a boss who deserves this?

Trick question! If all they deserve is a ceramic mug with a depressing sans serif font on it, maybe check out our horrible bosses category.

Today, we’re talking about the bosses who are worthy of the Iron Throne; who rule the land with utmost grace and sincerity, as creative forces and also master motivators, so adept that you’ll wanna get on board any team they put together. Even if it’s just a round of Taboo. Skilled and competent, responsible and reliable, intuitive and caring while giving you space to grow… we know it’s a rare breed, but whatever your definition of a good boss is, if you’ve found one, never ever let them go show your appreciation with these wonderful gifts.

 

1. OSIM UMIST DREAM HUMIDIFIER, $79.90
Available at Osim stores and online

Office air can get pretty stale throughout the day, and your boss will thank you for getting this — the Osim uMist Dream Humidifier adds moisture to the air in dry, air-conditioned rooms for a healthier and more comfortable indoor environment.

2. B&O BEOPLAY EARSET, $480
Available at Bang & Olufsen stores

The premium packaging and balanced acoustics of these wireless earphones scream taste! You know what else it screams? That you really appreciate your boss. Pool together with the rest of the team to get this set in a beautiful Graphite Brown.

3. HARMAN KARDON AURA STUDIO 2, $299
Available online

Featuring its iconic design, the Harman Kardon speakers doesn’t only look good on your boss’ desk, but you can be guaranteed that it delivers premium, fully optimised audio! Just a piece of advice, we’d recommend getting this for your boss only if you share the same taste in music.

4. CUBII JR, USD249
Available online and via Amazon

Your boss is so busy doing business and caring for you guys that they might have forgotten about their health. This under the desk elliptical is just nice!

5. INISSIA NESPRESSO COFFEE MACHINE
Available at Nespresso boutiques and online

Coffee is the lifeblood of every hustler out there. A good cup of fragrant coffee can make or break your day. So say thank you to your boss with this coffee machine from Nespresso. The machine uses handy capsules instead of beans so you don’t have to worry about the mess, and the coffee tastes equally delicious. Each capsule makes a single espresso, and your boss can easily switch between different flavours by the cup. And this snazzy ruby red machine will look fancy on any office table, really.

6. BODUM CHAMBORD 34 OUNCE FRENCH PRESS IN COPPER, $129.95
Available at Crate & Barrel stores

Some of us enjoy our Kopi O Kosong but do you know if your boss appreciates his/her coffee french press-style or kopitiam-style? This classic signature dome-topped Bodum French press coffee maker takes on a sleek copper-plated exterior, it produces that rich and full-bodied coffee everyone needs in just 4 short minutes!

7. CREATIVE SOUNDBLASTER X H6
Available online and at authorised retailers

The only thing we hate more than a poor Internet connection is a poor call connection. The Creative Sound BlasterX H6 has a noise-reducing, detachable microphone, with comfortable ear cups so that your ears don’t hurt after a long conference call. Now you can just pop on these headphones to leave your hands free to make that cup of coffee or sign more leave forms.

8. NOMESS CLEAR OFFICE BOX, $109
Available at Gallery & Co.

No matter how organised your boss is, he/she will still require this Clear Office Box. This simple item is made out of clear acrylic and has different compartments for putting different things. Place it on your desk for extra aesthetic points.

9. REKONECT MAGNETIC NOTEBOOK, USD29.95
Available at rekonect.com

Any old-school boss still scribbles in paper notebooks; what can we say, it’s not just nostalgic but you somehow remember things better that way! So this classic design looks great, albeit with a smart little change that makes organising one’s notes 10x better. See, the spine of the notebook contains magnets so you can easily remove, rearrange and reattach each sheet of paper wherever you need. Everything else feels the same!

10. CLASSPASS SUBSCRIPTION, $100
Available at classpass.com

Finding the time and space for a workout can be a tough at times, especially after work. Now before giving this gift card, remember you’re treading on thin ice because the last thing you want is to get caught for calling your boss fat.

11. LUXEMONO CUSTOMISABLE TACO POUCH, $55.90
Available at luxemono.com

What’s better than a personalised gift to show appreciation for your boss? Customise their name on this sleek Taco Pouch that can be used to store their cards and coins!

12. GNOME & BOW SABINE ACCORDION ZIP WALLET, $298
Available at gnomenbow.com

This sleek wallet is stylish and hip, perfect for bosses who are equally stylish and hip! Made of full grain U.S cow leather, the wallet features 16(!) card slots and a debossed quote “Tour por un, Un por tour”, which means “All for one, one for all”. Packaged in a beautiful box that tells of a classic story, make sure this wallet doesn’t leave your sight!

13. GODIVA 30-PIECE 2018 HOLIDAY ASSORTED CHOCOLATE GIFT BOX, $144
Available at Godiva outlets

You definitely won’t go wrong with a box of chocolates (says the Editor who picked this out). And Godiva’s holiday collection includes bite-sized “mini cakes” crafted in premium Belgian chocolate. Yum! 😋

14. IUIGA QUICK-FOLD VISTA BABY STROLLER, $299
Available online

Being a boss is hard enough, but this one’s for all those lady bosses out there who also have kids. This Quick-Fold Baby Stroller easily unfolds and packs up, and your boss will have no trouble toting their kids around on the go. Make your boss’ life easier so that she’s got more time to approve that proposal.

15. KUMOSO THE SHIFT MATTE SLATE, US$85
Available at komusodesign.com

Know someone who needs to relax? This wellness tool might help! It sounds a little hippie, but whenever you’re on the edge, simply breathe through The Shift as it ensures that you take in air more slowly — this in turn cues your nervous system to do a number of things, including slowing your heart rate and reducing cortisol, which allows your body to truly relax. The fact that it doubles up as a necklace, without any weird AI, makes it more discreet and ingenious!

16. LAMY LX FOUNTAIN PEN, $117
Available at LAMY stores including 313 Somerset, Parkway Parade, Raffles City, Chinatown Point (opening soon)

They say that “The pen is mightier than the sword”. Present your superior the ultimate weapon, the LAMY Lx Fountain Pen (so they can sign off that pay raise statement)… Jokes aside, these pens are designed, crafted and refined to the littlest of details. To assure you a quality writing instrument, the whole production process takes place in their own facility in Heidelberg, Germany. Plus, they’re coated in a luxurious metallic colour that looks stylish for any occasion. How could you possibly go wrong with this gift? Comes in gold, rose gold, palladium and ruthenium.

17. ANYA HINDMARCH DIFFUSERS, $220 EACH
Available at the Anya Hindmarch stores and L2 Takashimaya

We love a luxury brand that isn’t afraid of being silly, and if your boss is that way too, this will be just the gift! Nope, these aren’t pencil pots, instead they’re a line of fragrance diffusers with the scents Pencil Shavings, Chewing Gum and Lollipop. The fun doesn’t stop huh! They’re really not that weird though; Pencil Shavings is more a woody scent of cedarwood and patchouli, for instance.

 


For all those items with the ‘WIN’ labels, we’re giving them away in our massive holiday gift guide GIVEAWAY — head over to our Facebook page and Instagram page daily to take part in our contests. 

More of NYLON’s Holiday Gift Guides: click here to see our full list of gift guides.

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