Choosing a birthday present is no easy task in itself. If the task is to congratulate a female leader, it becomes a hundred times more difficult. What can and cannot be given to a female boss?
Basic principles for choosing a gift
When choosing a gift for a female leader, it is important to strike a balance beten these two of her “hypostases”. On the one hand, the gift should emphasize the professionalism and leadership position of the birthday girl. on the other hand, must not forget that she is a woman. An ideal present would be one that emphasizes her professional merits, but at the same time will be refined and thoughtful.
It is also important from whom the gift is presented. If the present is given from a specific person personally, then this may be a more sincere and less expensive gift. Collective gifts are usually more expensive and impressive in value. The nature of the holiday is also important.
One thing is a birthday and quite another is an anniversary. The gift for the last one should be more expensive, and congratulations should be larger.
A gift should correspond to the tastes and personality of the recipient, this is one of the most important rules of etiquette. Only in this case it will become pleasant and will not look like a present “for show”.
It is worth immediately noting gifts that should not be presented to the boss. First of all, these are very personal items.
- Even if the relationship with the management is warm and friendly, it is inappropriate to give underar, bedding, clothes, shoes. Perfumes and cosmetics are also a personal gift, in addition, you can not guess with taste, but a gift certificate for them to a branded store is an acceptable present.
- Too expensive gifts is another taboo. Expensive household appliances and jelry can be perceived ambiguously. Giving money to the manager is bad taste and a violation of etiquette.
- It is not customary for a woman leader to give leather folders, paperights, business card holders, strict and concise stationery. It is believed that these are gifts for men, they emphasize toughness and masculinity.
- Finally, the gift should not be offensive or “hinting”. Each woman can have her own list of such gifts. For example, the team decided to give the boss a certificate for a consultation with a stylist and shopping support.
The gift is unusual, necessary and quite expensive, hover, the boss can be perceived as a hint of her bad taste in clothes and lack of style.
Let’s consider some successful options when the team knows the tastes and interests of the management quite ll.
- If your leader is a person of intellectual labor, books can be a nice gift. Of course, they should be chosen taking into account the interests of the gifted. Publications on time management, business, management will be relevant. If you know that the boss gravitates toward a particular genre of literature or is a fan of the work of a particular writer, give these books as a gift. The book as a gift should be in hard and colorful cover, it is better that it be a gift edition. Great, if you manage to get the author’s autograph, for his admirer, an autographed book will be an invaluable gift.
- If the manager often goes on business trips or travels, a set of travel accessories will definitely not be superfluous. Opt for a light suitcase of medium size, complement it with a small bag and cosmetic bag in the same style.
- If the manager often takes a laptop with him, then a bag for carrying it will be an excellent present. A respectable leather model or a bright accessory is up to you, taking into account the tastes and characteristics of the position of the boss.
- Woman motorist you can present useful gadgets for her four-wheeled friend: radar detectors, navigators, mobile phone holders and special headphones for motorists, a thermal bag, a thermal mug.
If you do not know the tastes of your manager so ll, then a diary or a glider, stationery can be considered a win-win option.
- Contrary to popular belief, a watch is a nice and appropriate gift.. Given to the manager, it symbolizes how valuable and expensive his time is. A woman can be presented with a stylish wrist watch in a classic design, then the accessory can be combined with most outfits.
- This group of gifts includes decorative paintings and panels. Choosing what they will be is quite simple — consider the direction of your company and the style of the boss’s office. It is better for the head of a large organization or government institution to give paintings in a classic frame. Let it be a landscape or unobtrusive geometry. If the company is more dynamic, and the manager’s office is less formal, abstraction, pop-art panels and posters, advertising banners, etc. will do.
- If you don’t know what your boss is interested in, a good gift can be Gift certificatese.g. for massages, sauna programs, spa treatments. You can give a certificate to a cosmetics and perfumery store.
- In a small women’s team, where a fairly warm relationship has developed, it will be appropriate accessories - an expensive cashmere stole, downy or silk neckerchief.
- You can give a business and practical leader certificate to an electronics store.
- Tickets will almost always be appropriate. This can be a visit to a business presentation, a master class, or tickets to the theater, cinema, or concert. According to etiquette, you should give a couple of tickets by putting them in an envelope.
Gifts are divided by age. What pleases a young boss may be useless and even offensive to an older boss. A young woman can and should be given gift certificates for spa treatments, active ekends, cosmetics and perfumery stores. It is better for an older woman to give tea sets, massage certificates, household appliances.
Hover, here it is also important to observe the line — in no case should a gift hint that it is due to her age.
The most unusual options
The director, like any other person, is pleased to realize that they re preparing for his birthday. That’s why a surprise and a creative gift is always nice.
When it comes to gifts for management, one can hardly talk about a hand-made present as the main option. Hover, homemade gifts are a manifestation of special respect and warm feelings for the leader. Any person likes such congratulations. Homemade gifts can be an addition to the main present.
- Take care of the festive decoration of the office — balloons, streamers, garlands, flors will immediately create a festive mood and will maintain it for several days after the holiday.
- Hang a homemade greeting newspaper in your decorated office. It can be done in the form of a postcard, where each member of the team will write a congratulation, a production report, a holiday magazine or a lightning telegram. If the newspaper is made with soul and supplemented with photographs, the boss is likely to keep it for many years. This means that the gift will warm the soul and cheer up a person for more than one year.
- You can approach the issue of congratulations even more creatively and organize a mini-concert for the leader. Pick up songs, poems and congratulations, the main thing is to avoid offensive and inept parodies, vulgar jokes with dressing up, etc.
- Another unusual way of congratulations is a culinary competition. If time and place allow, you can arrange a culinary battle — each member of the team brings or prepares a dish for the birthday girl. Then cooked is evaluated and tasted.
If your boss spends a lot of time at her desk, then you can give her an office massage chair as a gift. This pleasure is not cheap, but if the team is large enough, then the amount for each of its members will be lifting.
- By the way, an ordinary office chair can also be a nice and useful gift. Choose modern models where almost every element is regulated. Pay attention to the shape and material of the chair. For the leader, it is recommended to choose more massive models upholstered in leather. This will emphasize the status of the boss and demonstrate your respect.
- To make the manager’s stay in his office more pleasant, to give moments of relaxation, the following gift will also allow — desktop office fountain. It can be made in the form of not only a fountain, but also a miniature waterfall or water mill. In any case, the sound and sight of running water are soothing, and thanks to its stylish look, such a thing will definitely find its rightful place in the boss’s office.
- Beautiful table lamp will also please the leader, and the team will be able to demonstrate concern for the boss. For classic cabinets, you can choose lamps stylized as antique ones: massive sizes, with brass or bronze elements. If the worwelace of the management is decorated in a minimalist style, then the lamp should be chosen as practical and simple as possible. For creative natures, you can even find a levitating lamp.
- Another creative option is boxes. You can choose leather or wooden, for storing documents or banknotes.
Hover, if you want to emphasize the femininity of the leader, the box can be selected for personal use, for example, in the form of a multi-tiered item for storing jelry.
Again, the present should be in the interests of the woman. If you see that she ars almost no jelry, perhaps she is indifferent to them, and the box will be useless. If the choice fell on her, it is better to put an inscription, congratulation or date of a festive event on the gift in one way or another.
- It is believed that sets are one of the most banal gifts. Hover, this is not the case — it is enough to pay more attention to the choice of a gift and turn on the fantasy so that it becomes truly valuable. A set of exclusive sets from a famous confectioner, a large cake, the appearance of which is immediately clear for whom it is intended, a composition of sets — all this can become a memorable present.
- If lunch tea gatherings are accepted in your team, then an original gift can be samovar, tea set or just a cup with an unusual inscription and pattern. And to make the gift more harmonious, pack it in a box, adding tea and long-lasting sets (jam, jam).
- If your boss hurries to fitness after work, then you can purchase subscription to this club (only you need to find out in advance, maybe she already has an annual subscription or the person plans to change the club in the near future). The boss can be presented with a practical sports bag, a shaker or water bottles, a gymnastic rug. Certificates for sportsar and footar stores will also be relevant.
- If your boss is a lover of outdoor activities, give her an unforgettable ekend. it could be tour of nearby cities, skydiving certificate, rope training, paintball.
- Almost every modern person who leads an active lifestyle of a city dller will be pleased to spend a relaxing ekend outside the city. Sauna, walks in nature, unhurried rest - if you organize such a pastime for the boss, she will be grateful.
- Very popular today quests. They can be based on books and films, scary, detective — in any case, the gift will bring vivid emotions.
A girl or woman, regardless of age, is always pleased to receive flors and cards. They can be both an independent gift and complement the main gift.
Flors are always a good addition to a gift. for woman.
- Classic version — roses, chrysanthemums. Leaders, as a rule, are presented with mono-bouquets.
- Orchids will help to emphasize the high position of a woman. But it is better to refuse wild flors.
- The color palette is beige, pastel shades. Snow-white compositions, as ll as rich red ones, are best avoided. The high position is personified by flors of yellow and orange shades.
- As for the shape of the bouquet, it is better to choose the traditional round or semi-circular. Compositions in baskets or hat boxes are also suitable, but figurines of flors in the form of bears and bunnies are hardly.
- Flors can be donated from different departments or present a large composition from the whole team. Take care in advance where the bouquet will be placed. A good idea is a bouquet in a basket with a floral sponge, it does not require a vase and looks luxurious.
- If talk about the rules of etiquette, then potted plants It is customary to give exclusively to close women. Hover, if you know that one of the boss’s hobbies is floriculture, you can safely give plants in a pot. In this case, it will not be difficult to find out which particular flor is missing in the gror’s collection.
If talk about the general rules, then large potted plants or dwarf bonsai are perfect for the manager’s office.
Be sure to include a postcard with your gift. Those products that re popular 5–10 years ago, today few people are pleased. Attach a handmade postcard, it will allow you to demonstrate special respect, show how carefully you prepared for the congratulation. “Live postcards” are popular and original, for example, the life-size puppet of a Teddy bear. The character will congratulate the birthday girl, read a poem, joke and cheer up.
It’s great if the “live card” also gives a bouquet or sets.
For information on what else you can give your boss for her birthday, see the next video.