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24 Great Gift Ideas to Celebrate a Job Promotion

Looking to congratulate someone on their recent promotion? We searched hundreds of ideas to find 24 top choices for any career climber. Whether it’s your husband, wife or a colleague, we have you covered.

A cool celebratory gift basket geared toward high achievers, this Jr. Executive collection from “BroBasket” features a bottle of Johnny Walker Black Label, Ghirardelli chocolate, a premium cigar and other accessories for the high life. Comes with a greeting card you can add a message to.

Prices vary

This fresh espresso scented candle will get your newly promoted friend ready to take on the world. Made by the Malicious Woman Co, some of the profits will be donated to empowering women who need help.

$25.00
$25.00

Do you know someone who’s been promoted into a big new role? Give them a boost of confidence with this scented candle, advertised to smell “like stepping out of your comfort zone. New horizons and a high five.” Handmade in Oregon.

Handmade in Puglia, Italy, using traditional hand-carving tools, this elephant is made from an old local limestone. As elephants are known as a symbol of good luck, it’s a great token for a newly promoted manager.

$39.90
$50.00

Give your newly promoted big shot a professional vibe with this laser engraved pen and journal. Whether for home or work use, the personal touch will be remembered and appreciated.

This quality, fine bone China mug comes with an empowering message: “she believed she could, so she did.” The mugs are hand lettered by a professional designer.

$19.95
$19.95

A fun take on Dr. Seuss’s famous book “Oh The Places You’ll Go,” this version, by Dr. Suits, is perfect for someone who’s recently been promoted and wants to keep his or her sanity while climbing the corporate ladder.

$6.98
$12.99

A deserving friend will adore this stunning engraved gold 8oz hip flask, complete in an elegant black satin package. Whether it be a wedding, retirement or birthday, this is a classy gift fitting any cause for celebration.

$16.77
$16.77

This cute champagne-scented candle is the perfect way to say congrats to a good friend, co-worker or loved one. Makes a great celebratory dinner centerpiece.

Will her new job be taking her life on an exciting new path? Give her positive support with this “enjoy the journey” bracelet. This bracelet maker has 10+ more message options to choose from, so find the perfect fit for her.

Celebrate the big new job in style with this gift set that includes two rose gold champagne glasses, rimming sugar, three mixers, a metal opener and a wine bag. Get ready for a big wow!

Keep him looking good in his new role with a smart-looking messenger bag, such as this popular Colombian leather bag by Samsonite. It has a single flap over, organizer and includes a detachable cell phone pocket.

$109.00
$159.99

Looking for party decorations to celebrate his or her promotion? This fun, sparkly gold lettered banner screams success. Easy to hang because it comes with plentiful string.

$13.74
$13.74

This classy mug and coaster set is a great gift for a woman who’s in charge and in control. With a pink marble colored surface, it has a quality feel that adds a nice extra touch. Comes with a gift bag, so no wrapping is required.

$16.99
$19.99

This sleek carbon fiber business card holder can be engraved with any name, initial or message. A high quality keepsake that your promoted friend or family member will actually use — and remember you by.

$24.99
$24.99

Include this fun card with your gift. The inside says “so happy for you!” Made by American Greetings.

$4.99
$4.99

An instant classic. Gift to a father, friend, or anyone with the spirit of hustle on a special occasion. Keep your hustle on as you sip from premium-quality black ceramic that is stain-resistant; ideal for coffee, tea, or any hot beverage.

The First 90 Days is your first point of call for leaders moving into a new role. Michael D. Watkins’ international bestseller is newly updated and expanded for the ultimate guide to rising to the challenge of leadership transitions. A truly thoughtful gift to a friend in a new leadership role.

$17.95
$17.95

Stay positive, work hard, make it happen. Words can be a powerful reminder to nourish your soul. This beautiful bracelet is a timeless piece to motivate yourself or a lucky friend.

$14.89
$14.89

Stay motivated every time you pick up one of these novel ‘LIKE A BOSS’ pencils. They come unsharpened and gift-wrapped, all ready to give as a funky gift to someone with the attitude of a boss. You might also be interested in our full list of desk accessories.

$8.99
$8.99

Every manager starts their journey somewhere, and this book offers valuable guidance for these early days of learning. The classic book is freshly revised; the sixth edition contains a range of updated content including encouraging innovation and improving outcomes. An asset for anyone starting their career in management.

$25.96
$25.96

What better way to celebrate than a shot? A novel item for when celebrations are in order with a fully removable figurine. Packaged in an attractive gift box, this is a gift primed for congratulating your friend on their success.

$18.00
$20.00

Stuck for gift ideas for your special guy? Studbuckets are packet with classic items your man is guaranteed to love. Complete with the ‘Boss’ travel mug, fresh ground coffee, Man Mints and a custom notepad, this is a gift you can give for any occasion.

We all need inspiring sometimes, and that’s what makes this handy travel tumbler a versatile gift. Perfect for graduation, a new job, or offering congratulations, the options are limitless. At 14oz this is a compact little tumbler embossed with gold foil metallic that will motivate and inspire.

$18.90
$18.90

The perfect “go get ’em” mug for a co-worker or friend who was recently promoted. Sipping from this magic mug each day will most certainly confer superhuman powers.

$17.95
$17.95


Now that you’ve found some great gift ideas, you might be wondering: when will I get promoted? Here are some resources:

Why You’re Not Getting Promoted
11 Things That Will Get You Promoted
Signs You’re About to Be Promoted