Boss’s Day is right around the corner. Whether you’re on great terms with your boss or are butting heads, Boss’s Day can help strengthen the bond you have with your manager. Boss’s Day is celebrated each year on October 16th (or the closest business day) as a way to thank bosses for being kind and fair throughout the year. Because, whether you’ve been a boss before and know the drill or not, being the head honcho requires a ton of work, often with very little recognition. Here’s your go-to gift guide on what to get your boss this year for Boss’s Day.
Best Bosses Day Gifts
When choosing a gift for your boss, think about her personality and interests. Whether you know a lot about her home life or not, you’re bound to pick up on a few things at the office. Does she always have a cup of coffee? Get her a coffee maker or a box of specialty coffee. Does she have a sweet tooth? Get her an arrangement with lots of delicious chocolate covered strawberries. Or maybe she’s a prolific golfer and you can get something golf related.
It’s always best to match up your gift idea with your boss’s hobbies or interests. Not only will the gift be more useful, it also shows your boss that you’re paying attention and that you care. If you’re still in need of some inspiration, here are some of the best Boss’s Day gifts:
- #1 Boss
- Hard Work Deserves Fresh Fruit
- With Thanks & Gratitude
- Echo (2nd Generation)
- K-Mini Plus® Single Serve Coffee Maker
Bosses Day Gifts for Her
Need some Boss’s Day gift ideas for your female boss? A canvas with the words “Girl Boss” on it is a great pick. After all, she’s beaten the odds and become a female member of management, and her achievement deserves a little recognition. Or, give her a gift that will help liven up her office, such as a delicious-smelling candle or a terrarium full of succulent plants.
It’s also a great idea to keep in mind that a food gift for Boss’s Day is always a hit, especially when that gift is covered in chocolate. If you have a female boss, here are some gift ideas you might want to give her this year:
- Kudos For All You Do™
- Kate Spade Street I.D. Holder
- Deco Glass Geometric Terrarium
- Girl Boss Canvas
- An Inspired Life: A Journal For Thinking, Dreaming, and Discovering
Bosses Day Gifts for Him
Choosing a gift for your male boss can be challenging — especially when you don’t know a lot about his personal life. One thing’s for sure: he’s bound to need a travel charger that can keep his phone charged while on the go. He also is sure to appreciate some new daily essentials, a new watch, a pen holder, or a plaque he can put it his office.
To find the perfect Boss’s Day gift for him, get an idea of his interests. For example, if he’s a coffee drinker, a simple pour-over coffee maker is a great idea. Or, if he heads to the bowling alley after work each Friday, gift him a new bowling bag or gift certificate to the food court. If you’re still stumped on what to get your male manager this Boss’s Day, here are a few great ideas:
- Thanks The Boss Bundle
- Leather Charger Roll Up
- Chemex® 6-Cup Pour-Over Glass Handle Coffee Maker
- Lamprey Leather Strap Watch
- Leadership Pen Holder
- Mahatma Gandhi Wall Art
Funny Bosses Day Gifts
If your boss has a sense of humor, use that to your full advantage when purchasing a Boss’s Day gift. You can find tons of funny Boss’s Day gift ideas online that are sure to make your boss chuckle. Just be sure you don’t get anything too inappropriate. It’s important to know when to draw the line when it comes to the office, especially when it concerns your boss. But, if your boss is down for it, you can find some great gifts that are just the right amount of funny without being inappropriate. Here are some great ideas:
- Fred The Daily Mood Desk Flipchart
- The Office Dunder Mifflin World’s Best Boss Mug
- Custom Caricature
- Mood Blocks Set
- Tears of My Staff Funny Boss Mug
Cheap Bosses Day Gifts
Contrary to what you might think, you really don’t have to spend a lot on Boss’s Day. In fact, gifting your boss with an over-the-top gift may be a little awkward, and it might seem like you’re trying a little too hard to gain her approval. Instead, there are tons of options for gifts that make a great impression but don’t cost an arm and a leg. Here are a few great but affordable Boss’s Day gift options (all cost less then $10!):
- It’s One Thing To Be a Boss Printable
- Role Model Keychain
- Appreciation Plant Cube – You Are Gold. Solid Gold.
- Thanks For Being Awesome Bluetooth® Speaker In Box
- Stress Relief Kit In A Matchbox
This Boss’s Day, show your boss how much you appreciate all the hard work she puts in throughout the year. After all, your boss, you, and all your coworkers are a team, and it makes sense to acknowledge the efforts of all members of the group. Whether your boss is all business, a particularly charismatic leader, or the one who makes everyone laugh in the office, you’re sure to find a great Boss’s Day gift that’s perfect for your boss.