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It’s time to celebrate the head honcho with some Boss’s Day gift ideas!

Boss’s Day, which is observed every year on Oct. 16, is a day for employees to acknowledge their managers for all the hard work they do throughout the year. The idea came about when an insurance company employee named Patricia Bays Haroski registered the day as a holiday back in 1958 in honor of her boss — who also happened to be her father. She chose Oct. 16 because it was her father’s birthday, and she wanted it to be remembered as the day that strengthens the bond between employers and their workers.

Nowadays, we still honor our supervisors by giving them a thoughtful token of our appreciation. But how do you pick the right present for the captain of the ship? The first step is to think about their personality and management style.

Here are some helpful Boss’s Day gift ideas that are a perfect fit for any type of boss.

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Revitalizing gifts for the hardworking boss

These movers and shakers keep your workplace going, tirelessly working from sunrise to sunset to ensure that both you and the company are successful. Give your overachieving boss a gift that will help them relax and re-energize after putting in all those hours.

Boss’s Day gift for her: Spa Bath and Body Gift Set (image to the right)

Boss’s Day gift for him: Home Luxury Spa Kit for Men

boss's day gift ideas with bacon gift box

Fun gifts for the laid-back boss

Business in the front, party in the back! This boss knows how to run a successful operation — and have a good time doing it. For the free spirit with a great sense of humor, give them something unique that will make them smile.

Boss’s Day gift for her: Cocktail Succulent & Spa Gift Box

Boss’s Day gift for him: Bring Home the Bacon Gift Box (image to the left)

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Out-of-the-box gifts for the innovative boss

These guys are always one step ahead of the game. Their fresh new ideas hold the promise of a thriving future. Fuel your boss’s creativity by giving them a gift that’s as ingenious as they are.

Boss’s Day gift for him: NFL Ventura Portable Reclining Stadium Seat 

Boss’s Day gift for her: Tea Forte® Soleil Tea Gift Box (image to the right)

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Sophisticated gifts for the ritzy boss

Always dressed to the nines and spotted at the swankiest hangouts, this boss lives the high life. Give them something tasteful that will look nice in their big office or complement their luxurious lifestyle.

Boss’s Day gift for her: Gourmet Cheese Gift with Wine

Boss’s Day gift for him: Money Tree Plant (image to the left)

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Inspirational gifts for the encouraging boss

The ultimate team player, this boss has faith in their staff and can stir up your enthusiasm with a motivational speech on the fly. This Boss’s Day, return the favor by presenting them with a spirit-raising keepsake.

Boss’s Day gift for her: The Gratitude Jar (image to the right)

Boss’s Day gift for him: Green Mound Juniper Bonsai


Madeline started her writing career as an art & culture reporter for her university newspaper, FSView. She has since contributed to Tallahassee Woman Magazine,, and Mission Magazine. Based in New York City, she enjoys going to art galleries and drinking matcha latte's when away from the keyboard.

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