Boss Day or Boss's Day is celebrated on October 16th of each
year. It gets its origins from an employee who wanted to show
appreciation for her boss and registered the holiday in 1956 with the US
Chamber of Commerce. The holiday has caught on, especially with the
push of greeting card companies.
This is a day that has been set aside to show appreciation for our
bosses and managers. Not all bosses are mean and nasty. Some
are blessed with bosses who let us leave a little early some days, buy us
coffee every morning (out of their own pocket) or are just all around
nice people. This is a day we can let them know we appreciate them.
Day Facts and Information
Boss Day 2003 Facts (Hallmark): Information on the origin and history
of the holiday, its celebration, and related facts.
Day (Holiday Insights): Information and links about the holiday.
Day (123Holiday.net): Information on Boss's Day.
Day Faces Struggle to Find Celebratory Place (Ahwatukee Foothills News):
An article on the current celebratory actions of people on the holiday.
As shown above, Boss's Day is not
just another Hallmark holiday, but was actually conceived by a grateful
employee. If you too have this type of relationship with your
boss/manager, you might want to get them a "little something" to
show your appreciation for them (it is also an appropriate way to brown
nose). The gifts should not be extravagant, but should show that you
put some time in it. It would also be fine to share the gift with other's
in your office.
Some Boss's Day Gift Ideas:
Personalized Coffee Mug or
Something for the desk such
as a pen/pencil holder
Flowers (as a group gift)
Gift Certificate to an Online
website such so they can choose whatever they want (as a
If you do not want to go out
of your way, a nice greeting card might say it all.