It’s National Boss’s Day! Here are Several Ways to Mark the Occasion…

bossesHappy National Boss’s Day!

If you’re already at the office, no worries there. It’s not too late to mark the occasion in a tactful and meaningful way.

Scott Young, senior vice president of product and business development for Staples, Inc., says, “Finding the right gift for a boss or manager shouldn’t be a source of stress.”

He adds, “A helpful hint is to match the gift to your boss’s lifestyle or interests and choose something that will make it easier for them to make more happen in the office.”

Need some last minute ideas?

1. Fitbit Zip wireless activity tracker for the active boss. Nothing says work-life balance and leading by example than supporting your boss in his or her fitness endeavors.

2. Keurig K-Cup packs. Does your boss love a decent cup of java? These coffee packs should do the trick.

3. Snacks. You can always toss some Biscoff cookies or Anderson pretzels into a colorful Hallmark shopping bag with a handwritten note.

4. Flowers. Of course, the more you pay, the bigger the bouquet — not a bad idea for a group gift for a woman. As for a man? You can match his or her interests like a gift certificate to his favorite golf course.

5. Gift cards. Nothing says freedom like the equivalent to cash at one of their favorite stores, even if it’s to iTunes.

Remember, it’s the thought that counts. You’re acknowledging the occasion in a nice way that’s not over-the-top.

And if you’re a boss, the best way to show gratitude for gifts and/or cards you receive is by simply saying, “Thank you.” 

Publish date: October 16, 2014 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT