Does your boss have a serious baking habit? Local company Cook’s supplies incredibly fragrant, Madagascar-sourced vanilla beans to 14th Street’s Cork Market. Three for $13 at Cork Market. Photograph courtesy of Shutterstock.
Show your Scotch-loving boss you can think outside the box with a bottle of smooth, complex Botanist gin—made on Scotland’s Islay, home to the peatiest Scotches. $32 at Ace Beverage.
Homemade granola: the perfect thing for the manager who rides his bike to work and keeps soymilk in the communal fridge. $9.75 at Teaism. Photograph courtesy of Shutterstock.
For the boss who’s always bragging about her latest catch: This Marimekko oven mitt, decorated with a swimming pike, is the perfect fish-fry accessory. $26 at Crate & Barrel.
New job? You can’t go wrong with box of Hogan’s Irish scone mix. (Oops! Unless your boss has a wheat allergy—look into it.) $16 at SocietyFair.net.
Show off your local foodie knowledge with a box of elegant Fleurir Chocolates—available at the Georgetown and Alexandria shops or online. $19 for a nine-piece box at Fleurir.
Treat your wine-loving manager to an expert-led wine or cheese class. $36 at the Curious Grape in Shirlington. Photograph by Jeff Martin.
If your head honcho is always sneezing, help him fight allergies with raw honeys from Stockin’s Apiaries in Pennsylvania. $5 to $8 at Smucker Farms of Lancaster County. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
A great group gift from you and your fellow employees: an expertly curated case of wine—hand-delivered to your boss from brand-new DC business Grape Crate. $200 from Grape Crate. Photograph courtesy of Shutterstock.
Superiors with a sweet tooth will dig right into a selection of cuppies—personal-size pies from the family-owned Pie Sisters in Georgetown. $4 each at Pie Sisters. Photograph by Jeff Martin.