How to Celebrate National Boss Day Without Being Over the Top

National Boss Day happens annually on October 16th and is a day to celebrate the people who supervise you. It’s one of those massively commercialized holidays, with everyone getting a gift or card from your boss to the guy in charge of your coffee ordering at Starbucks. You can show how much you appreciate them without going overboard and spending money that can go elsewhere.

Please communicate with your boss and let them know that National Boss Day is significant to you. You don’t have to go into detail about why, but you can just state that you want them to know how much they mean to you. The more open and honest you are with your boss, the more likely they will be to respond accordingly.

Surprise your boss by making them a small card and drop it off at their office or desk. You can make the card yourself, but if you want to go for something more creative, you can always find some creative templates online. The point isn’t how extravagant the card is but that you took time out of your day to show appreciation. Plus, everyone likes getting a handmade gift, even a small one.

Make sure to take the time to thank your boss for all they have done for you. If you have been working at the company for a while, this is an excellent opportunity to let them know how much they mean to you and that they have made a big difference in your life. This will only help your relationship with them and make National Boss Day more meaningful. Plus, with the holidays approaching, everyone could use some warm feelings in the office.

Remember that National Boss Day is just an opportunity to thank someone who may be overworked, stressed out, and doesn’t need any added stress on this particular day. Be conscious that they are likely overworked and not in any mood to deal with you. If this is the case, limit all conversation to thanking your boss, but don’t do anything else. If your boss is too busy to talk on National Boss Day, wait until later when they aren’t so busy to talk about why you appreciate them.

Show your appreciation for your boss without going overboard with material items. You don’t have to go out and buy them a car or flowers that cost a fortune because it isn’t necessary. Plus, if you get something extravagant, you might make them feel uncomfortable. You can always send them a gift card to their favorite restaurant or a pack of their favorite cigars. If your boss has a favorite sports team or musician, you could collect money from coworkers and get tickets to a game or show.

National Boss Day is a significant holiday, and your boss is probably very stressed out, so don’t expect him to be too happy when you do something nice. You can show your boss how much they mean to you by making an effort to say thank you through a card and small gift at their office or by keeping it as simple as possible. You don’t have to go overboard with material gifts because it takes away from National Boss Day’s meaning. The most important thing is that you took the time out of your day to let your boss know that they mean a lot to you and that they are one of the most valuable things in your life.