Women are increasingly dominating the corporate world and gradually taking over the reins from men at the workplace, which is indeed a healthy trend. They now serve as the CEO of a global corporation, a marketing head, an attorney, or a financial advisor. In fact, gone are those days when having a female ‘boss’ was considered an oddity.
There was a time when men felt apprehensive of their being pushed to the sidelines, but this perception has changed with the greater acceptance of the women march into the professional arena. Along with the changed scenario, the context of corporate gifting has changed too. Just to elaborate, there are certain unspoken rules or norms for gifting a female boss simply because women are different from men.
One doesn’t necessarily have to give them anything that is gender-based; the defining aspect is the utility of a gift. For instance, consider a classy leather purse that has more compartments. Women like to compartmentalize everything and have a special place for their lipstick, pens and hand sanitizer. So go for a sleek handbag that packs a punch.
On eve of her birthday politely ask your female colleague/ boss what kind of tastes they have and the kind of hobbies they pursue. Surf the net for new trends and buy an appropriate present accordingly. There are many snazzy options to select from as leading brands aptly ‘feminize’ their products.
Decorative objects and works of art with women-centric themes can also be a great idea. Something like a personalized coffee mug, white tea for health, flower infusions for relaxation, flavored teas, aromas and perfumes for the trend-conscious will also be perfect. Tall elegant floor vases for her office cabin will also a good gift.
Practical gift items can often be a good option. Many women relish receiving a utility object from which they can draw a lot of value. However, don’t treat a so-called practical item as tacky or boring. Many times, you can get that special something, which is both visually appealing and useful. These types of gifting articles will get the most appreciation.
These suggestions, we hope, will provide you with a pretty good general sense of things to consider while gifting today’s corporate woman, including your bosses, colleagues and even clients.