If you want to honor your boss for Boss’s Day 2010, Friday might be your day. The Hallmark holiday, which stubbornly occurs on October 16 every year, falls on a Saturday this year.
How do you make your appreciation for your boss heard without your gift coming across as a bribe? Here are some general boss gift-giving tips by Lahle Wolf, who says to consider a group gift first. Mary Ellen Slayter, in her own list of tips, says to give your intern or assistant just as nice a gift as you would your boss. Zero in on your boss’s hobbies, writes Leah Ingram, in order to make your gift unforgettable.
If you work in a corporation, be sure to check with your HR department for gift-giving rules before buying anything. Some companies won’t allow gifts over a certain amount. Also, make sure the gift fits in with your company’s culture.
Here are some additional easy, last-second Boss’s Day gift ideas:
A gift certificate to his/her favorite coffee haunt (For something even more general, try a universal gift certificate.)
A restaurant or catered lunch and team-signed card, paid for by everyone in the team.
Tickets to a game or other event that you know your boss will like.
And don’t forget that Hallmark card (or e-card, or free printable card.)
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