Thursday, October 15, 2009

Bosses Day - October 16

Bosses Day is a day to celebrate and appreciate your superior or superiors. Often times it is difficult to think of appropriate gifts for your supervisor, especially if the relationship has not been a positive one. If you and your boss have been on shaky ground, now is the perfect time to start a clean slate. Stumped on what to get your boss? Here are a few ideas:

1. Gift Cards

You can’t go wrong with a gift card to Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts. What if your boss doesn’t drink coffee, well they have to eat or buy clothing right? So a gift card to their favorite restaurant or clothing store would be appropriate.

2. E-Cards Say it Best
There are a host of e-card sites such as that are free. They have a wide selection of humorous e-cards that you can send to your supervisor. What a way to start their day than with a laugh.

3. Hallmark Cards
Physical cards last a long time and can be seen daily by your boss as a memorandum that they truly are appreciated.

4. Order Lunch In
If your department or office is approaching a deadline and things are getting on edge, order lunch from your boss’ favorite restaurant and deliver it to them in their office. They will certainly appreciate the gesture, because they probably weren’t thinking about taking a break.

5. “Thought Appropriate Gifts”
One year I got my boss an interchangeable, 3-D calendar to put on her desk. She is really date and deadline conscientious. At the end of each day, she changes the date to reflect the next day. Determine what your boss could really use in the office or home that would either relieve stress or increase their productivity.

Depending on your relationship with your supervisor, you can do more, but remember it’s the thought that counts. Everyday should be a day of appreciation for your boss as well as for you the office professional, but since we each have a day especially for us, why not show how much we value their leadership.

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