You actually like your boss and want to get her something nice… pool together an office fund and invest in improving her life in small ways. After all, it’s the small things that matter and she’ll appreciate these (and hopefully you) more.
1. THE MACALLAN EDITION NO.5, $204
Available at The Macallan Singapore Online Boutique, The Macallan Boutique @ 1855, and leading premium spirits retailers.
There’ll be days when your boss needs to knock back some fine whisky, no thanks to that incompetent co-worker of yours. Be that life-saver by offering him/her some of this fine single malt whisky, of which they’ll be able to taste the quality. No. 5 pays homage to the brand’s commitment to natural colour, shaped from time spent in the best American oak casks. The result? A sunlit colour, and an intense profile of caramel and fresh fruit notes combined with oak spices.
2. MUJI LARGE AROMA DIFFUSER, $139
Available at Muji.com/sg.
“I don’t like Muji,” said no one ever. Nothing will pair better in your bosses office than an aroma diffuser for essential oils.
3. SWAROVSKI CRYSTALLINE NOVA BALLPOINT PEN, PINK, ROSE-GOLD TONE PLATED, $79
Available at Swarovski.com.
While we’ve definitely outgrown “World’s Best Boss” trophies, we’re turning up the grown factor with a Swarovski crystal pen. Filled with over a thousand rose hued crystals, it might just remind them of you when they’re filling out your AWS.
4. MOLESKINE 12-MONTH DAILY PLANNER, $37
Available at Kinokuniya.
Bosses are busy, and anything that might help keep them organized is probably going to be appreciated. Why not stick with the classic Moleskine Planner — it’s sturdy, it’s reliable, and it’s definitely going to be put to good use.
5. BELKIN CABLES AND CHARGERS, $45-$99 [GIVEAWAY]
Available at the official Belkin store on lazada.sg.
Cables, chargers and adapters are all too common and necessary in the home and office space… and if you’re going to make someone (like your manager’s) life easier, upgrade their equipment with these from Belkin. The cables, in particular, are built strong with a double-braided nylon exterior that’s resistant to abrasion, so you can expect less fraying, and more durability.
6. LOGITECH KEYS-TO-GO ULTRA SLIM KEYBOARD WITH IPHONE STAND, $99
Available at Apple.
For some, you know from experience that your boss isn’t as responsive on email as you thought she’d be, even when she’s on her phone 24/7. Whatever the case is, getting her a portable keyboard that pairs up with her phone gives her little or no reason to not get back to you ASAP — it could be a good or bad thing, but it’s definitely a practical gift that she’d definitely appreciate, or so we thought
7. LENOVO YOGA S940, $2,469
Available at lenovo.com.
No compromises here with this premium workhorse; there are intelligent features like hands-free login (just like your phone!), and eye-tracking AI — you can shift content to connected monitors with a flick of your eyes. Do you really want that for your boss? It’s creepy, but impressive.
8. TP-LINK TAPO C200 WIFI CAMERA, $75 [GIVEAWAY]
Available at major retailers, including Best Denki, Courts, Challenger and Sim Lim Square.
For the ones who might have expensive equipment or top-secret documents — with 360° horizontal rotation and 24/7 live-view, your boss will always be able to keep an eye on the office, even when they’re miles away. You might want to be a little cautious though — for the more mischievous ones, two-way audio might be used to literally let their employees know they’re always watching.
9. ARTIART SUCTION BOTTLE CLASSIC, $26.90
Available at Naiise.
There are two things that we’re certain of in life: death, and your boss getting mad with you over something that you’ve done (or might do in the future — we’re just planning ahead). Case in point: if you’ve ever had the feeling that you’d piss her off in the future, you might want to invest in a suction bottle that doesn’t flip even when she does.
10. LINGWU MILLER 13” TAN CANVAS BAG, USD890
Available at lingwu.sg.
Any girlboss needs to make a classy appearance at events and cocktail parties, and you bet she’ll be making an impression with this unique number by local design brand LINGWU. Clothed in canvas and Italian calf leather trims, and topped with a resin handle, each piece is made to order — so plan ahead if you’re going to pool funds from your fellow colleagues!
11. CASIO BABY-G MSG-S200, $249-$329
Available at Casio G-Shock and G-Factory stores.
A quality timepiece that isn’t cliché and actually pretty cool… the BABY-G MSG-S200 watch has two new beautiful, autumn colours. Choose between a soft pink or dark aubergine resin band with white face; both colours are classy and will take lao ban from work to after-office drinks stylishly.
12. MAESO THE VERA / NERO, $295
Available at maeso.co.
Like the classic penny loafer, but sleek, sharp and surprisingly comfortable, these leather shoes from Maeso — with a low stacked heel to boot — belong to someone who commands the room, even when she’s presenting those PowerPoint slides you slaved hours away on.
13. SAINT LAURENT LAPTOP CITY BACKPACK IN SMOOTH LEATHER, $2190
Available at Saint Laurent Boutiques and ysl.com.
Is your boss ever not on a device? Whether it’s a laptop or tablet, she probably has it on her 24/7. A backpack is always the most sensible bag to lug electronics around in, and a little Saint Laurent upgrade would make anyone happy.
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