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30+ Awesome Gifts For CEOs To Show Your Appreciation

By Preethi Jathanna

Senior Writer for HR and Remote Work

Reviewed by Kara Funk

Senior HR Consultant, People & Culture

Awesome Gifts For CEOs

Today, leaders in most organizations place a heavy focus on creating cultures of gratitude and appreciation, as it’s been linked with higher employee engagement, retention, and productivity. While organizations see to it that senior managers and leaders take action on the processes and programs in place to make staff feel valued, the mechanisms in place to ensure those at the top are appreciated are often lacking or nonexistent. 

We took it upon ourselves to curate 30 awesome gift ideas for CEOs and leadership team members of all personalities that would fit any occasion. 

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1. Best Corporate Gifts For CEOs For Any Occasion

No matter the occasion -  a birthday, work anniversary, a special milestone, or you simply want to say thank you, we have you covered with the best gifts for CEOs.

1.1. Luxury Gifts for CEOs

Luxury gifts for CEOs

1.1.1. Executive Briefcases/Laptop Bags

Most executives carry a leather briefcase or bag, both for function and style. Gift your CEO with a fine and luxurious leather bag to complete their look.

1.1.2. Executive Stationery

A luxury pen is an excellent functional gift for CEOs. Whether jotting notes for a pitch or inking a deal, they will remember you with each use. We love this ballpoint pen collection from Montblanc. If you wish to give them a complete set, we recommend this Montblanc X The Webster Stationery Set.

1.1.3. Gourmet Chocolates

For the CEO with a sweet tooth, choose from these Handmade Italian High-End Chocolates. They will have a smile every time they relish these edible treasures, and will leave them wanting more!

1.1.4. Wine Decanter Set

A classy gift for a classy CEO who loves fine wine. A personalized decanter and wine glasses are ideal to be gifted on any occasion and make for great gifts for a CEO. We especially like this beautifully engraved wine decanter set from Oakmont.

1.1.5. Rustic World Map/Luxury Decorative Globe 

This is a charming gift for a CEO who’s always on the move. We would recommend this push pin personalized map as it comes with a space to leave a personal message and different wood frame colors to suit their tastes. For an old-world charm effect, you can also go ahead with these gemstone globe clocks.

1.2. Nerdy Gifts for CEOs

1.2.1. Books

One common thread amongst all successful leaders is that they are voracious readers. Here are some of our recommendations for books to gift your CEO -

These books are available on Amazon and make thoughtful and inspiring gifts for CEOs.

1.2.2. Electronic Gadgets

If your CEO is also a gadget enthusiast, we’ve listed a few of our top picks to gift to them – 

1.2.3. Comic Book/Cinematic Gear

Comics memorabilia is the best gift for CEOs who still get excited by the latest Batman movie and can win a debate on Avengers with anyone. Here are some of our suggestions – 

1.2.4. Tetris Night Light

Tetris is universally loved - across all geographies, ages, and stages of one's career. While this Tetris themed light is slated as a night light, we think it would be great for the CEO’s office. You can adjust and arrange for endless fidgeting fun and satisfaction! 

1.2.5. Lego Kits

CEOs are creators and builders by nature, and Lego sets are a great and memorable gift for them to scratch that creator itch outside the office! Find out your CEO’s interests - vehicles, cityscapes, Star Wars, etc. and gift them with these adult Lego sets.

1.3. Eco-Friendly Gifts for CEOs

Eco-friendly gifts for CEOs

1.3.1. Bonsai Tree & Kits

Bonsai kits are delightful gifts for CEOs whose desks and homes are adorned with plants. Not only is growing bonsai trees an excellent hobby, it also helps cultivate patience and creativity. Select a tree and a growing kit and present them to your CEO to show your appreciation for them.

1.3.2. Desk Plants

Indoor plants and succulents are proven to improve air quality, lower stress, and stabilize mood. They are also great gifts for a CEO who does not have a green thumb but loves nature and living in an eco-friendly manner. You can choose a plant online and have it delivered directly to your CEO’s home or office so you can give it to them in person.

1.3.3. Grove Subscription

Grove Co. specializes in natural cleaning, home, beauty & personal care products and promotes healthy and sustainable living. Explore the products, choose the ones your CEO would love, and set up a subscription for the duration of your choice. This will show your support for your boss’ choice of a nature-friendly lifestyle. Also, as far as gifts for a CEO are concerned, you can be sure nobody else would be gifting this.

1.3.4. No-Waste Kits

One of the main tenets of adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle is to go plastic-free and choose reusable items. Enable your CEO’s zero-waste journey by choosing or customizing a zero-waste product kit. We recommend that you include these products in your kit – 

  • A cloth bag that speaks of your boss’ persona
  • Rechargeable items like lighters, lamps, etc.
  • Reusable food storage containers
  • Zero-waste hair bars
  • Bamboo straws and cutlery
  • Compost bin

1.3.5. Vegan Gift Baskets

This is the best gift for CEOs who follow or promote veganism. You can choose a vegan snacks gift basket, vegan chocolate truffles, vegan cookies, and even a vegan personal care kit for the CEO on the go.   

1.4. Health-Conscious Gifts for CEOs

health conscious gifts for CEOs

1.4.1. Personalized Gym Bag

A personalized gym bag would be an excellent gift for CEOs who go to the gym regularly so that they can carry their belongings in some style.

1.4.2. Foam Roller

With a packed schedule, CEO’s likely to focus on making time for the gym but not their recovery. This durable foam roller would make a great fit for the CEO, who is a gym enthusiast. They are great for self-massages and help heal tight and sore muscles. 

1.4.3. Gym Ball

This always reminds us of Captain Holt bouncing off an exercise ball in Terry’s house in Brooklyn 99. Though we suggest not to visualize your CEO in the same vein, stability balls are a great gift for the health-conscious boss as they strengthen your core and improve posture. When your CEO is fit and healthy, they’ll be able to give their best to the organization.

1.4.4. Meal Kit Subscription

Meal kits include boxes of pre-measured full recipe ingredients that get sent to your home, along with recipes and tips. Save some time and add some health to your boss by subscribing him to a meal kit of his food preference. Be it regular, vegetarian, organic, low-on-cook time, or even if they have food allergies – these meal kit subscriptions cater to all requirements.

1.4.5. Healthy Baked Goods

Healthy eating is never overrated, especially when someone loves snacking. Healthy baked snacks are an excellent gift for CEOs who love to munch while watching their weight. Select from this guide to healthy snacks and get your boss hooked on healthy snacking.

1.5. Outdoorsy Gifts for CEOs

Outdoorsy gifts for CEOs

1.5.1. Solar-Powered Phone Charger

This wireless, solar-powered power bank also features a compass and flashlight, making it a must-have for any camping trip. You can also go a step further and give this solar power bank with panels for larger devices which has a permanent spot in our list of best gifts for a CEO.

1.5.2. All-Purpose Tote Bag

A tote bag that can be used for your beach days, day trips, soccer games, or even an outdoor party is the best gift for CEOs and other leaders who spend their weekends out and about. This all-purpose tote bag is waterproof and highly durable, making it a gift your boss is sure to use for quite some time.

1.5.3. Tumbler Set and Thermal Flasks

For those perfect picnic days when your boss wants to pack his coffee, tea, or wine into a thermos and drink it on the beach, lakeside, or in the park, we recommend this elegant rose gold infuser travel flask and 6 piece set of vacuum insulated tumblers

1.5.4. Portable Water Purifier

Perfect for the riverside campers, these water bottles with integrated filter straws are best suited for relishing the natural spring water sans bacteria, chemicals, and dirt. So every time your CEO goes on a trek or backpacking, they are sure to be reminded of you.

1.5.5. Waterproof Binoculars

This is a great gift for your boss if they are into bird watching, animal sighting, or plainly a safari enthusiast. These waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof binoculars have 12x magnification and are a great gift for the CEO who loves the outdoors.

1.6. Unique Gifts for CEOs

Unique gifts for CEOs

1.6.1. Gift Cards

Gift cards are a safe choice for CEOs, especially if they are new, you don’t know them very well, or you know they are quite particular about the things they pick. There are scores of options available for gift cards – 

  • Holiday gift card
  • Spa gift card
  • Airline gift card
  • Restaurant gift card

1.6.2. DIY Gifts

When someone uses their special talents to create or handcraft a gift, the sentimental element of the gift is amplified, and there is no more unique gift than one that was made especially for the receiver. If you are an artist, you can draw their portrait, frame it, and gift it to your boss.

Those who are good with knitting can weave a sweater or a scarf with their boss’ initials and gift it to them. If you are a baker, gift them some warm muffins or cookies, or if you are good with crafts, make a personalized desk organizer, leather cord roll, fabric coasters, etc. The sky's the limit!

1.6.3. Artwork with Everyone’s Contribution

Sometimes simple gestures go a long way in creating a unique gift for a CEO. Grab a large piece of cardboard, have everyone in the team or office add their handprints or write a few words and sign it, decorate the board, and gift it. Your boss wouldn’t want to keep it anywhere apart from his desk.

1.6.4.Be a Hobby Enabler

We all have faced this – grew out of our passions and hobbies as we climb up the ladder due to lack of time. Find out what your boss is passionate about – photography, gardening, cooking, yoga, dancing, musical instruments – Identify the best classes and enroll them. If they are already good at it, find opportunities that will help them pursue it further. Be the gentle push that they need.

1.6.5. Party Weekend

Your CEOs have likely taken you out on the town for a fun night. Return the favor by pooling funds from your colleagues and treating them to a night out.

1.7. Best Gifts for Boss Lady

unique gifts for CEOs

1.7.1. Versatile Toiletry Bag

If your lady boss travels for work, ta handy waterproof toiletry bag would be a useful gift. We particularly like this travel toiletry bag with 4 compartments and a hanging hook.

1.7.2. Boss Lady Mugs

A coffee mug that simply gives a shout-out to your boss for what she is – a boss lady. You can choose between this elegant coffee mug, a handmade ceramic mug, this unicorn-themed mug, or this coffee mug + wine glass combo.   

1.7.3. Pamper Me Kits

Everyone deserves soothing self-care-time once in a while, especially managers and leaders who tend to ignore it the most. Do them a favor and present a home spa kit as a gift for the boss lady, and she will forever thank you every time she re-emerges from the bath rejuvenated. We especially like this 10-piece set of jasmine and lavender scented bath items.

1.7.4. Hand Cream Gift Set

A couple of us were prescribed BY THE DOCTOR to use hand cream regularly because all the hand sanitizer use had caused cracks and the nails to become very brittle. Also, the nightly ritual of applying hand cream is known to calm the nerves, alleviate anxiety, and unclog mental pores. We like this hand cream gift set as an excellent gift for the boss lady as it includes 8 fruit & flower-scented hand cream, one-foot cream, and one lip balm.

2. FAQs

2.1. What would you gift to a CEO?

It’s a tall order to gift a CEO who likely has it all or can purchase what they need when they need it. Your gift should show how well you know your boss and how much you appreciate all they have done for the organization and the employees. 

2.2. What do you get a retiring CEO?

Retirement can bring in a roller coaster of emotions to CEOs who have been with the company for a long time. Your gift should remind them of the joyous times they had with you and the organization. Either the whole team can pool in and get one significant gift or build a gift basket of sorts by pooling small gifts from anyone. To ensure that it resonates with who they are as a person, with their likes and dislikes.

2.3. What are some luxury gifts for CEO?

CEOs are classy and elegant, and it would be apt to gift them something as classy as them. Some luxury CEO gifts options are – 

  • Vintage collections
  • Rare wine
  • High-end stationery
  • Fine leather goods
  • Gourmet chocolates

2.4. What are the best gift for CEO of company?

The best gifts for CEOs include Bonsai, Books, and Executive stationery.

2.5. What are the best corporate gift ideas?

The best corporate gift ideas often include personalized items such as engraved office accessories, high-quality gift baskets, or experiences like spa days or gourmet dining. 

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