What to gift your boss 

There will come a time in all working professionals’ lives when they need to find a gift for their boss. Whether it’s a birthday gift, Christmas gift, thank you gift, farewell, or retirement present, it can be difficult to know what to get for your boss. Depending on how well you know them, and your individual relationship with them, you might be stumped as to what to actually give them. We think that a thoughtful gift hamper is a safe bet no matter how close (or far!) you are to your employer. Here are our top 5 gift ideas depending on the situation that your boss is sure to love from Co-Lab Pantry.

What to gift your boss


Birthday gifts for boss – The Essentials Pack, $55

It can be a thoughtful touch to get a little something for your boss on their birthday. Traditionally, most workplaces bring in a cake to celebrate or go out for lunch to mark the occasion. If that’s not possible, especially with the advent of smart working during recent times you can still organize a thoughtful present to help them celebrate at home. Get the team to all contribute $5-$10 and select The Essentials gift pack from Co-Lab Pantry. It includes assorted biscuits from Brunetti, some organic lemongrass & ginger tea from Camellia, and Hunted + Gathered x Four Pillars Dry Gin 70% Cacao Chocolate. 

Christmas gifts for boss – The Bendigo Box, $125

It’s never too early to start thinking about your Christmas shopping list if you’ve got a lot of people to buy for! Co-Lab Pantry has some fantastic corporate gifts for Christmas at a range of budgets. We think you can’t go wrong with the Bendigo Box, which celebrates the best of this local Victorian region. This gourmand box includes Nuggetty Creek Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Bendigo Brittle Biscuits by Edward’s Providore, Shiraz by Passing Clouds, Fruit & Nut Chocolates by Chocolate Mill, and Pear & Fig Paste by Lakehouse’s Wolf in the Kitchen

Thank you gifts for boss – Milk Chocolate Almonds, $12

Sometimes the act of properly thanking someone for their advice, support, or help can go undone. It’s such a thoughtful thing to do to take the time to write a thank you card and offer a little present as a sign of your appreciation. You don’t need to break the bank when you’re saying thank you, because it’s not about how much money you spend on the gesture. We think the K&G milk chocolate almonds fit the bill perfectly here. Presented in a beautiful glass jar, they’re a tasty way to say thanks! 

Farewell gifts for boss – The All-Rounder, $120

Get the whole team to put in for a beautiful gift hamper to farewell your team leader. We think the All-Rounder box fits nicely here as it’s got something that everyone is guaranteed to enjoy. This delicious hamper includes Tomato & Basil Sugo, Artisan Fusilli, Granola, Single Variety Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Fermented Red Chilli Paste, Via Porta Strawberry & Vanilla Jam, Gewurzhaus Spice, and a bottle of Zonzo Shiraz for celebrating.

Retirement gifts for boss – Victorian Regional Box, $160

If your boss has been truly a great mentor, then it’s time to pull out all the stops with a show-stopping retirement present. Gift them the ultimate gift hamper from Co-Lab Pantry with the simply delicious Victorian Regional Box. It’s a touch of gourmand luxury that makes the perfect gift for a big celebration. This local gift box includes Atlantic Salmon Caviar by Yarra Valley Caviar, Vegan Kimchi by The Fermentary, Orange Marmalade by Four Pillars, Smoked Eggs by The Smoked Egg Company, Pinot Noir by Ten Minutes By Tractor, Fig & Pear Paste by Lakehouse’s Wolf in the Kitchen, Torchio Pasta by Otway Pasta Company, Organic Tea by Love Tea, Pepper Cheese by Apostle Whey Cheese and a Chocolate Bar by Platypi Chocolate.


If you’re looking for more great gift ideas for a colleague, check out Co-Lab Pantry’s complete range of corporate gifts now. And when all else fails? Gift chocolate!

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