The National Boss’s Day in the United States is celebrated annually every October 16. Aside from being a mere celebration, it was also conceived to improve or strengthen the relationship between employers and employees. Some employees may have negative sentiments towards their bosses. But during this day, it is better to set them aside and be more professional. It’s a simple and a friendly celebration which doesn’t require expensive or too personal gifts. If you still have no idea what to give for Bosses Day. Here are examples of the common items given by employees today.
Gifts for Male Bosses
For male managers or executives, the following are sample gift ideas they could appreciate.
Cool cufflinks or tie clip
Unlike women, men usually wear few accessories and jewelries when they dress up. These include cufflinks, tie, clip, and a wrist watch. If you can spot a cool, unique, or decent-looking clip or pairs of cufflinks, it’s a good gift for your male boss.
Executive desktop toys
When bosses are stressed out on a project or regular workload, a simple desktop toy can effectively lighten the mood. It can be a stress ball, inspiration blocks, magnetic sculptures, a mini arcade game, etc.
Bottle of wine
Although wine can also be given to female bosses, there are generally more males who love to drink than women. Who knows, the wine you have brought will be consumed for the day’s celebration.
Gifts for Female Bosses
Now, here are some gift ideas which can be given to your female bosses.
Bouquet of flowers
Flowers are classic gifts to women. It symbolizes affection and courtesy or respect. And every woman who gets flowers is always pleased by the gesture of giving them.
A small kitchen appliance
Another ideal gift is a small kitchen appliance. This would be perfect especially if your boss loves cooking. Inexpensive and simple kitchen appliances include hotdog and burger grillers, hand mixers, and juicers.
Basket of supplies or goodies
In gift shops or supermarkets, there are now supplies and treats readily packed which can be presented as gifts. A basket of groceries or treats like chocolates can be given to female bosses.
Generic Gifts for Bosses
Aside from the gender specific gifts, here are additional gift ideas which can be given to your manager or employer.
An inspirational book
An inspirational book about corporate management and leadership is also a perfect gift.
Personalized office display, tool, or utensil
The common items and displays you can see at the office can be considered as ideal gifts. To make your gift more unique, exert effort or have someone personalize it.
Plant in a pot
Potted plants which can survive and grow indoors are also popular corporate gifts. For a more prosperous and fruitful year, you can opt to give a potted money tree, lucky bamboo, or perhaps, a bonsai.
The Bosses Day present you will give should be based on your capacity as an employee. Avoid giving inappropriate and expensive gifts just to empress your employers or bosses.