National Boss’s Day: How to show your appreciation

National Boss's Day is Oct 16

October 16th is National Boss’s Day and it is a special day selected to show appreciation for your boss or supervisor. Being a great boss or manager, often times, is overlooked. Your boss deserves to have a day where others can recognize and show a little appreciation for the work they do each and every day. On October 16 celebrate National Boss’s Day and show your boss that all their hard work does not go unappreciated.


1.) Make It An Office Effort

Celebrate your supervisor on National Boss’s Day by including everyone in your office or building. Work together to decorate and plan a special lunchtime party with cake, food and gifts to let your boss know everyone in the office appreciates them. Make it as formal or informal of an event as you want. You can even come up with a creative theme for the party- just keep your boss’s personality in mind.

2.) Personalize A Gift

If you are planning on giving a gift to your boss, than you will want to make sure it has a personal touch to it. You will want your gift to be something your boss really enjoys- like their favorite candy or snack or something that relates to a hobby or interest of theirs. By showing you actually put some time into finding a thoughtful gift, it will make them feel even more appreciated.

3.) Personalize A Note

You do not have to spend a lot of money on an elaborate gift for your boss. You can just as easily show your boss you appreciate them on national boss’s day by writing a touching and personal note. It really is the thought that counts.

4.) Gift Basket

Another great idea for national boss’s day is creating a personal gift basket for them. This can be one of the things you can do on your own, or in collaboration with others in your office. Include some of their favorite candies, snacks, drinks, gift card or other small items that let them know you took the time to make it specifically for them.

5.) Be A Stellar Employee

Every day you should be an example employee, but on National Boss’s Day you should go out of your way to be a star employee. Arrive to work early to wish them a  “Happy Boss’s Day”. Try to keep any office issues at bay for the day if possible and focus on keeping the day free of negativity to best of your ability. Your boss will greatly appreciate having a slightly less stressful day- even if it is just for the day.

Boost office morale by making national boss’s day a group collaboration!

On National Boss’s Day go out of your way to show your boss just how much you appreciate them. A simple gesture of gratitude or an elaborate office party can go a long way in making your boss feel special- as well as add up some extra brownie points for you!

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