By Indi Rooney
We know you jump out of bed every day excited to go to your job and rock out some amazing work. You zoom through lunch to get back to your desk. You do cartwheels on your way home. You’re blessed with a great job and an awesome boss who inspires you daily. Naturally, you want to celebrate this boss person every day, right?
Okay… maybe it’s not exactly like that. But, just in case it is, there is a day to honor the boss if you deem them worthy. Every October 16, the nation comes together to celebrate Boss’s Day. It’s not a federal holiday – yet – but it is celebrated every year on the same day. That’s a start.
Team NPP wants to help you leverage your NPP membership to secure the perfect gift for that special boss in your life. You know, the one who takes note of your performance. It’s show time, people. Let’s make this day count.
You can take the easy ‘pass the hat around the office and order something’ route. NPP members get discounts from a whole family of brands led by 1-800-Flowers. If a bouquet delivery isn’t your thing, maybe have pears shipped from Harry & David or order some sweets from Cheryl’s Cookies or Simply Chocolate. NPP members even save on steaks and seafood courtesy of Omaha Steaks. From potted money trees to yummy gift baskets to premium beef, you should be able to find the perfect present for the presiding person in charge.
If you’re budget conscious and crafty, painted rocks are all the rage… or at least they should be. Collect some stones and find arts and crafts for less at Office Depot and OfficeMax. You can order online or get NPP discounts in-store. Then just write an inspirational quote or other sincere message of gratitude on some rocks. Line them up on the boss’s desk proudly. Voila! There’s a good chance you’ll still be employed next week.
You could also use a Sharpie to customize a coffee mug with, “World’s Best Boss.” Your boss will know you care. Plus, who doesn’t love Sharpies? A multipack of different colors or a fancy pen opens up a world of creativity. Might as well leave those on the boss’s desk too when you’re done. The points are really starting to pile up.
If you (and by extension your boss) don’t have a desk job, just think outside of the box. How about some brand spanking new safety gear from Airgas? Sleek new safety glasses or sturdy work gloves can be a welcome, useful gift at home or work.
Speaking of useful, cell phone accessories are practical and fun too. Talk about items that are universally appreciated. No one will turn up their nose at a shiny portable charger or a cool new phone case.
If your boss is outdoorsy, a new pair of sunglasses or discount snow goggles from Spy Optic could be rad. If you really want to make an impression, have the whole team pitch in and shop mynpp.com for discount bicycles from Diamondback. That’s really going the extra mile!
First things first though… if your place of employment is not already an NPP member, the big boss can sign up for free B2B discounts here, with no obligation to buy anything. Then they can share a portfolio of NPP employee discounts with the entire company. More than 300,000 NPP members coast to coast enjoy price breaks that help boost the bottom line.
Regardless of how you choose to celebrate your boss, whether it’s with a nice gift or a strong handshake, remember to at least say thanks for the paycheck on October 16.
Happy Boss’s Day!