National Boss Day Gift Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank
I have no idea how our boss does it. Our boss is the boss of me, Glenn, Doug, and Jay and we are four of the most bizarre people in this world. Can you imagine being a boss to people who sometimes wear loud colored wigs to work just for fun? Or who’ve been known to zip through the hallways on a kid’s tricycle? Or who’ve walked out the front door with their box of cereal and offered a handful to strangers walking by? Welcome to our boss’s daily life.
Have you ever wondered how National Boss Day became a thing? Well, it was 1958, and Patricia Bays Haroski was working for an insurance company when she registered National Boss Day with the United States Chamber of Commerce. Haroski hand-picked the date, October 16th, because that was the day her dad was born and he just so happened to be her boss. Haroski thought that there should be a special day where not only her boss but other bosses would be recognized for all that they do. And if you’re thinking that Haroski did all of this to kiss up to her dad-boss, think again. The goal was actually to help improve relationships between employees and their supervisors.
While the day was registered in 1958, it wasn’t until 1962 when the first official National Boss Day happened in 1962 thanks to the backing of Illinois Governor Otto Kerner who backed Haroski’s registration and officially proclaimed the day.
If you’d like to do something nice for the person who puts up with your antics day in and day out, but don’t want to break the bank, here are a few suggestions of thoughtful things you can do or put together quickly for your boss:
- Run to the grocery store and pick up your boss’s favorite cookies and leave them on their desk.
- Buy your boss a cup of coffee.
- Bring in bagels or donuts for everyone to enjoy in celebration of the day.
- Buy your boss a simple floral arrangement and have it delivered.
- Fill a glass jar with your boss’s favorite candy so they can keep it on their desk.