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Thoughtful and Affordable Gifts to Give This Boss Day CNN Underscore



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The people you work with can become some of your closest friends. After all, you spend 40 hours a week tackling major projects, chit-chatting around the water cooler, running to the kitchen when there’s free food, and most importantly, working together as a team.

But even if you spend all this time together, finding the perfect gift for your boss or coworkers can feel like a minefield. You want a gift that is thoughtful and professional, but not too expensive or personal. And he often leaves items—like candles or gift cards—that are either boring or destined to be retrieved.

Boss’s Day is on October 16, and it’s a great time to celebrate not only your boss, but any of your other coworkers. From earbuds and desk essentials to helpful home items, we’ve gathered gift ideas that are thoughtful, professional And Economical.

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our picks for best budget earbuds of 2021Make your co-workers’ commute easier with these stellar earbuds. With amazing sound quality, an IPX7 waterproof rating, and a four-way microphone, these are the best earbuds you’ll find for under $100.

For the tea lover on your team, this affordable sampler is a way to test five different tea blends, including Lemon Lavender, Darjeeling Quince, and Mountain Oolong.

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If there’s a coffee junkie in your office, they’ll love this cold brew coffee pot from Hario, which was handpicked by us The Best Cold Brew Coffee Makers of 2021.

Ban.do Medium 12-Month Annual Planner
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Ban.do Medium 12-Month Annual Planner

This is the year of your team. Give your allies this fun planner to help them power up by 2022.

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yeti rambler mugo

This insulated mug from Yeti will help keep their coffee hot or their water cold for hours.

Every company has at least one person who always packs lunch. The perfect gift is this sleek bento box from Takenaka, which comes with a two-tiered container that can safely store lunch and afternoon snacks.

Stasher Silicone Reusable Storage Bag, 4 .  set of
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Stasher Silicone Reusable Storage Bag, 4 . set of

Or if they need a simple sandwich bag for lunch, gift them this reusable silicone bag to help them reduce plastic waste.

Swedish Dishcloths, 10-Pack
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Swedish Dishcloths, 10-Pack

Help your coworker replace their paper towels with these reusable, washable, and biodegradable Swedish dish cloths. One of us absolute favorite product, you might want to buy a pack for yourself too.

Nordstrom Bliss Plush Throw
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Nordstrom Bliss Plush Throw

For that coworker who’s always cold, give her this plush blanket that she can drape over her shoulders at the office or hug at home.

Baggu Standard Reusable Shopping Bag
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Baggu Standard Reusable Shopping Bag

Putting on lunch or gym clothes can be a burden, but with this reusable, untucked tote bag in adorable prints that holds everything from daisies to apples to lox, it becomes downright enjoyable.

Amazon 4th Gen Echo Dot
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Amazon 4th Gen Echo Dot

Want to really impress your boss (and without much money) this holiday season? Gift him Amazon’s 4th-Gen Echo Dot, a powerful speaker that lets him do everything from control his smartphone to play popular Spotify playlists with his voice.

For the person who’s always writing down notes and reminders, here’s a notebook with an eco-friendly twist. Like a portable whiteboard, this notebook can be wiped down with a cloth, leaving a new page whenever it’s needed.

For the man who’s always wanted his desk to be charming, this vase holds his phone upright so he can see work notifications during his latest bloom.

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This little Apple Watch stand makes your smartwatch look like a mini computer, displaying the time at all times and keeping it charged.

Sometimes the best way to your boss’s heart is through his stomach. And if that’s a particularly difficult person to shop for, these K+M Extra Virgin Chocolate Bars, created by famed chef Thomas Keller, are made with single-origin cacao beans and organic extra-virgin olive oil, sure. Definitely wow.

This collection of inspiration and career advice will inspire anyone – man or woman – to tackle worthy goals in 2022.

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