Everyone’s all been there. Fresh out of college and landing your first internship or entry-level job. Maybe you’ve changed positions or you’re starting a new career, and all of a sudden, you’re the “new guy” at work. It’s often a difficult and awkward transition, but sometimes there are those special people who take you under their wing and help guide you. For those amazing mentors in your life who’ve helped you achieve your goals, we’ve come up with a list of gifts that help you say, “Thanks! I couldn’t have done it without you.”
Your mentor is always full of thoughts and ideas that they’re always scribbling down. Any piece of scrap paper will do – receipts, napkins, old business cards. But why not give them something better to collect their thoughts? This lovely leather travel journal is the perfect gift for the person whose head is always full of great ideas. Fully customizable and refillable, this journal is the ideal place for your mentor to write down anything they can think of.
Attractive. Stylish. Practical. For the mentor who appreciates all of these qualities, this personalized pen and pencil desk set is an ideal gift. 18 karat gold plated, this gift is both elegant and functional and expresses your thankfulness with a personalized engraved message to let your mentor know just how much you appreciate the time they’ve spent with you and all the help they’ve given. This gift is a genuine way to say thank you.
After a long day at work, you know that your mentor likes to occasionally sit down and sip on a glass of fine whiskey or rum to relax, so why not give them this unique decanter gift set? The handblown globe decanter and drinking glasses are beautifully etched with a map of the world and is a perfect statement piece for anyone who enjoys traveling. A work of art as well as a conversation starter, this set also includes 8 metal ice cubes, a pair of tongs, a pour funnel and a glass stopper. And maybe, just maybe, your mentor will ask you around some night for a drink.
Your mentor is sleek, modern, hip. They love clean lines and simplicity that blends with functionality. Their office screams urban chic. So, what can you give them that shows not only your appreciation, but also your admiration for their sense of style? This smart, artistic pen holder is the ideal gift. This wonderful gift clean lines and vibrant red color will become the focal point of any desk space. Truly a work of functioning art.
This gift is perfect for the hipster mentor. A combination of modern, sleek and natural, this wooden docking station is a great way to organize any space. Your mentor can’t live without their technology but shuns all things traditional? They need to charge their smartphone but still want to have it within reach to listen to that new indie band? Then this is the gift you want to give. This gift says, “I’m cool, modern and retro,” all at the same time. Great for anyone who wants to be clutter-free and still stay stylish.
She loves to make a statement just by walking in the room. Her clothes, her shoes, her hair – she is a walking, talking work of art, and she’s your mentor. What better way to say thanks than to give her a necklace that makes a statement, too? This Tree-of-Life necklace is handmade and is a bold addition to any wardrobe. Representing wisdom, strength, prosperity and beauty, this gift is a great expression of your gratitude and a great statement piece.
Sometimes it’s hard to find the words to say just how much someone means to you. You’ve been lucky to have a great mentor at work, someone who’s guided you and helped to ensure your success. So how do you let them know how important they are? Just what does it mean to be a mentor? This coffee mug spells it out in no uncertain terms. Give this gift to your mentor and let them know exactly how you feel.
There is nothing more valuable than the time your mentor has spent with you. If you could add up every second, every minute and every hour that your mentor has spent answering questions, correcting mistakes, offering help and great suggestions, you know you’d never be able to pay them back. But you could try. Give them this Waterford crystal desk clock, the perfect gift to show your mentor how much you appreciate all the time they’ve given you.
Who doesn’t love cookies? And not just any cookies, but fresh homemade gourmet cookies. Say thank you again and again with these individually wrapped cookies from the Providence Cookie Company. Made in small batches and baked and shipped on the same day, your mentor will find it hard to thank you enough for your gift between bites of these delicious treats. This gift is a tasty way to say, “Thank you!”. And if you’re lucky, maybe they’ll even offer to share.
You may only see your mentor in the office, but you also know how much they love the outdoors. So why not give them the gift of a comfortable night’s sleep the next time they go camping? The Wise Owl hammock is made from parachute nylon, offering super strong and super soft material for the most relaxing hammock experience. Durable, cool and perfect for travel, your mentor just might not come back from their next camping trip. After all, every mentor deserves a good rest after mentoring at work.
Your mentor taught you all you know, especially about the importance of coffee, right? Aside from learning the ropes at your new job, your also learned about your mentor’s love of the bean. So what better way to say thank you than with this gourmet coffee Bean Box? Take your mentor on a tour around the world of coffee from the comfort of his own kitchen. With hand-picked regional blends expertly roasted by Seattle’s finest coffee roasters, your mentor will enjoy sampling all the rich, delicious flavors his palate can stand.
You’ve accompanied your mentor on many business meetings, and you’ve noticed how much time they spend digging through their briefcase or messenger bag looking for a notepad, a pen, their business cards. Why not help them get organized? This handmade Italian leather portfolio is the perfect gift for keeping all your mentor’s business essentials handy. Stylish and professional, your mentor will appreciate all the thought you put into this wonderful thank you gift.
13. Thank You Candle
For the mentor who has made a difference in your life, this beautifully crafted candle says it all. Written in delicate rhinestone script, the “thank you” message on the side of this candle adds a little bit of bling to any space, and the relaxing aroma of vanilla and chestnut will help ease the stress of a long day. Show your mentor of just how much light they brought into your life every time they use this beautiful thank you candle.
Sure, you could get your mentor a basic paper thank-you card, but why not get them something that will last? Elegant and tasteful, this handmade bamboo card is unique, long-lasting and personalized by you. Use the blank space inside to let your mentor know just how much they’ve done for you and just how much you appreciate it. Sometimes, a simple “thank you” says more than anything else can.
A great mentor is like a light in a dark room. And you have an amazing mentor. Let them know how much they shine with this modern, stylish and creative wooden desk lamp. With a swing arm and adjustable legs and neck, this versatile desk lamp is not only functional, it’s a fun conversation starter. Made of ash wood and suitable for any décor, shine a light on just how much you appreciate your mentor with this unique gift.
Your mentor always has a book close by, and not only do they love to read to better hone their career skills, but they’ve also encouraged you to become better, too. Great professionals are constantly learning, seeking inspiration and looking to become better leaders. This book, with brief biographies and quotes from 32 of the world’s great leaders, is the perfect gift to let your mentor know just how much they’ve helped shape your future. And hopefully, this book may help inspire your mentor the way they’ve inspired you.
Mentoring is its own reward, but why not show your mentor just how much you appreciate the time they spent with you? This executive desk clock with double ball point pens is an elegant way to recognize your mentor for all their hard work and effort. The custom engraving plate also allows for a personalized message of thanks. This desk set is functional, stylish and a great reminder of all the help your mentor has given and the inspiration they have been.
18. 3D Globe Puzzle
For someone who means the world to you and who will always have a piece of your heart, this magnetic 3D puzzle is the perfect gift for your mentor. Made of stainless steel, the puzzle’s magnetic pieces hold their shape and when finished make a great decorative piece to display. However, this puzzle’s so much fun that they’ll want to put it together over and over again. A great way to say, “Thanks!”