Every year in our organization, we buy each other x-mas presents as work colleagues. One is made to toss the name of the person (secret pal) they will be buying a present for, and we are not suppose to reveal that name until the last day. So this time around i happen to have picked my big boss, and i have no idea what to buy him as present. He is very difficult man because he complains almost every year about what people buy him, so i'm finding it hard to find just the perfect gift that will make him happy.
He is a production manager in a mine, geologist by profession,thats the nature of his job. He is into sports (football), reserved and very stingy. May you please help me in identifying the perfect gift for him.
Thank you
12th November 2009 From Botswana

Rizwan Razi
Incharge H.r & Administration
Hr Manager
Hr Manager
Simmy P
+5 Others

What an interesting situation ;)
I suggest you buy him a book on 'The Meaning of Gifts' or 'Count Your Blessings'. At least he wont be caught complaining again...
Good luck to you !
12th November 2009 From India, Mumbai
No Sachin, I wasnt talking about any particular book. I was just giving an idea. There are lots of such books available.
13th November 2009 From India, Mumbai
I understand that its really very tough to decide on the gift but there are two ways in deciding what to gift. First one - Something useful to him, Second one - Find out his interests and gift accordingly.
Let me tell you something funny. Our company CEO was very fond of A.P foods like gongura, Pesarattu, Raagi chappati etc., Also from our HR Manager came to know that he is fond of pens and everyday he brings a different pen. Usually we conduct cake cutting session for any employee birthday including CEO, COO, VP etc.. But on the day of our CEO birthday we gave him a surprise by providing A.P food for lunch as well as a we gifted him a beautiful pen. For the first time i saw all his 32 teeth while laughing. He was really very happy.
13th November 2009 From India, Madras
Hi Nel,
Is your Boss married?
Better is to purchase such a gift(which if required may be used by her)e.g-mobile set with 2 seams facility.
If objection comes from Boss, we can possibly handle it saying"we thought your wife will be delighted to have this using one seam exclusively for You & otherone for rest".
13th November 2009 From India, Calcutta
Well first of all this site is not meant for asking such questions...What Gift you should give him...? Give him a deo so that he does not stink
13th November 2009 From United Kingdom
hi nel i suggest u to buy one good book for him and it should be usefull. Regards AShwini.L
13th November 2009 From India, Bangalore
hi every1 lahiri gave som different idea bt it doesnt work out in professional matters so think of buying him a tie or a shirt..... or some thing which he can use nd remember u when ever he use it..
13th November 2009 From India, Hyderabad
We call it as Secret Angel in our office. Is there any fixed amount? If not:
You can give Watch, i- pod, diary,coffee mug, calculator, Branded pen, Penstand, Sunglasses, Photo frame with his photo ( Assuming you might have some event photo),Shirt, Ties,Cuff link, Blazer, clock, Table accessories like paper weight and puzzle cube.
Since it is X'mas season you can give wine.
He is in to sports - track suit or pair of sports shoes
13th November 2009 From India, Bangalore
You may give a gift from the following :
1- His Beautiful Portrait (Oil Paint or Carpet Type Hand Made)
2- Wrist Watch (Inside Sticker with his name)
3- Violet (Paste his name with nickle)
4- Table Watch (Inside Sticker with his name)
5- Beautiful Photo Frame with His Name
13th November 2009 From Pakistan, Lahore

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