- National Boss’s Day is Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018.
- It’s not too late to get your boss a gift thanks to same-day delivery and store pickup availability.
- Companies like Edible Arrangements and Target have gift options you can get quickly.
Between meeting work deadlines, answering emails and unexpected fire drills, it’s understandable if you pushed celebrating National Boss’s Day 2018 on Oct. 16 to the bottom of your to-do list. The good news is that it doesn’t have to tarnish your record as a stellar employee. You can still band together with your co-workers and chip in to make your boss feel special with some last-minute yet thoughtful Boss’s Day gifts.
Here’s a roundup of items that are available for same-day delivery or can easily be purchased at a national retailer during a quick lunch break if you want your boss to have a happy Boss’s Day and want to stay within your budget.
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Try these retailers and gift ideas on National Boss Day — and some of these are smart options anytime you need a quick gift. You could also use this as a starting point for your holiday shopping:
Edible Arrangements: Treat your boss with … treats! Edible Arrangements knows how to please a crowd with a Boss’s Day gift like its chocolate-covered strawberries and bouquets of fresh fruit starting at $29.99.
Amazon Echo Dot: If your boss doesn’t have a personal assistant, gift them one with an Amazon Echo Dot for $49.99. It’s currently available on Prime Now for same-day delivery or might be available at your local Whole Foods. Alexa is capable of calendar planning, playing music, making calls, sharing the day’s top headlines and breaking work-day tensions with goofy jokes.
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A French Press and Coffee Beans: What boss doesn’t run on caffeine? Elevate the stale break-room coffee with an artisanal French press. Right now at Target, French presses range in price from just $14.29 to $59.99. Couple it with coffee beans and a mug to round out the theme for National Boss’s Day.
Wine and Spirits: Today’s the day to let your boss be the toast of the office, so why not gift them a nice bottle of their favorite libation? Depending on your location, websites like Saucey, Minibar and Drizly can conveniently deliver the goods straight to your office.
OpenTable Gift Card: Enough with sad desk lunches — treat your boss to an actual meal free from screens, fluorescent lights and phones at a restaurant of their choice with an OpenTable gift card. Cards can be purchased in any denomination and used at over 3,500 restaurants.
Fitbit: For the boss who’s always on the go, allow them to measure their level of physical activity with a fitness tracker from Fitbit. Certain models are available for same-day delivery on Amazon and start at $57.
Audible Gift Card: It doesn’t matter if your boss drives, bikes, walks or uses public transit to get to work; allow them to enjoy their daily commute a bit more by listening to an audiobook using their smartphone. Give the gift of listening with an Audible gift membership with monthly memberships starting at just $15.
A Miniature Dinosaur Planter: You probably don’t work for Ross Geller, but if your boss has an appreciation for dinosaurs or just quirky conversation starters, UrbanStems is offering a prehistoric twist on the standard office plant with succulents potted in golden dinosaurs. The company is offering free same-day delivery and the $50 planter.
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Airbnb Gift Card: We all need time away from the office, so contribute to your boss’s wanderlust fund and gift an Airbnb gift card that can be applied to their next adventure. Digital cards can be purchased for $25 and range up to $500.
BackJoy SitSmart Relief: Your boss’s desk chair probably isn’t doing your boss’s back any favors when they’re burning the midnight oil. BackJoy SitSmart Relief claims to correct posture and prevent muscle tightening and strain. It’s currently sold in Bed, Bath and Beyond stores for $39.99.
USB Hand Warmer: A great gift for colder office environments, these are currently on sale for $4.99 at Urban Outfitters, marked down from $20.
Sticky Notes: A practical gift for almost any occasion, help your boss remember their meetings and notes with these cacti-themed stickies from ModCloth, on sale for $4.99.
Starbucks Gift Card: Starbucks already knows what your boss needs when they come into work: coffee. Show your appreciation with these theme-appropriate Boss’s Day gift cards.
Picture Frames: Pictures are a great way of personalizing your office. ThingsRemembered is offering a discount on frames for $14.99, which would make a nice gift for your boss’s workspace and can be picked up in store today.
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