Boss’s Day 2010 is Saturday, Oct. 16

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.)

(Image: Mr. Spaceley’s photo gallery)

Written by Drea Knufken

Currently, I create and execute content- and PR strategies for clients, including thought leadership and messaging. I also ghostwrite and produce press releases, white papers, case studies and other collateral.