Many employees seek to express their gratitude to their leaders on National Boss Day. Whether you have a direct supervisor due to a chain-of-command structure or report to your boss, National Boss Day is an excellent opportunity to express your appreciation.
1. A Nice Card with a Handwritten Note
A Boss Day card can be a thoughtful yet inexpensive way to show appreciation. A card allows your boss to express his or her gratitude in addition to being memorable and thoughtful.
The boss can let you know how much you’ve helped them or what you do well without having to make an official recognition in front of the team.
2. A Nice Coffee or Snack Gift
If your boss regularly has guests in their office or meets with other employees daily, a gift showing you’ve noted their habits is a nice way to show your appreciation.
If you know that your boss often meets with visitors for coffee, you can buy them a bag of their favorite coffee or a little coffee maker to put on their desk.
3. A Professional Development Gift
If you have a good idea of what your boss needs to improve, a gift that targets that weakness can be thoughtful. It shows that you are taking your job seriously enough to want to help your boss grow as a professional.
4. Wrap Cigars
You can find specialty cigars online to match your budget or choose from a selection of gift-basket offerings that include cigars. Include a nice note with the cigars to let your boss know you appreciate the mentorship.
5. A Food-Based Gift
Your boss’s favorite food makes a great gift. It could be a card, coffee, snack, or restaurant gift card. Choose a restaurant that your boss would enjoy when giving this gift. Consider your boss’s allergies and dietary restrictions.
6. A Watch or Necklace
Jewelry, in general, is an excellent gift to give someone you work with. It’s personal enough to be memorable yet not so expensive that you have to worry about it being too expensive.
7. A Morning Ritual Kit
Many people have a morning ritual that sets the tone for their day and a gift that helps them strengthen that ritual can be a great way to show your appreciation. A morning ritual kit can include anything your boss might need to start the day, including an essential oils diffuser.
8. A Robe or Slippers
If your boss is often seen in more casual office attire, a robe or slippers can be a thoughtful gift that helps them transition into work mode but still keeps them comfortable. A robe or slippers with your company name or logo are a nice addition to any boss’s office attire.
It’s important to express appreciation to your bosses, managers or peers. By giving your boss something as simple as coffee or a personalized gift, you can tell them how much you value their leadership and guidance.