Last Minute Boss’s Day Gifts (10.14.13)

October 14, 2013

Ways To Make Your Last Minute Boss’s Day Gift Not Look So Last Minute

Boss's Day ecards

Gather ‘round, fellow work week warriors–National Boss’s Day is Wednesday, October 16th! We know this day is tough for a lot of office workers who struggle to figure out a good gift for their boss. And since this day tends to creep up on many a worker, we decided to put together some tips to make your last-minute Boss’s Day gift look not so last minute:

  • Naturally, we’re going to suggest sending a Boss’s Day ecard, paper card or printable card. You can attach a gift card for a quick, easy way to add a little extra thought into your selection. You’re welcome.
  • Take a spin past the water cooler to see if anyone has any brilliant ideas or wants to go in on a gift together. It’ll ease up the budget restraints and maybe someone else has heard them mention something they need. You can even run out at lunch together to power shop.
  • Cake. Everyone loves cake, right? Cake, cupcakes, cake pops… You can’t go wrong (as long as there are no dietary restrictions) with a stylish confectionary treat. Create a pretty display (i.e. take them out of the plastic packaging and arrange them on a cute footed platter with a cute ‘Happy Boss’s Day’ sign) and then share with the team!
  • Spruce up their space! Office decor items such as picture frames, trendy office supplies, or a lovely plant may be a little on the traditional side, but they help create a more relaxing environment.
  • Feed the soul! Find a great local restaurant and take THEM out to lunch! Having facetime with your superiors can not only help grow your professional relationship, but also allow for a more personal connection between the two of you.
  • Whatever you select, gift presentation counts! Pretty wrapping paper, ribbon, and a nice card with a personalized message go a long way in making any gift stand out.
  • Still stumped? Then forget the boss—buy for their pet! You’ll get kudos for thoughtfulness and thinking outside the box when you show their furbaby some love.

The main thing is, your boss will simply appreciate your recognition that they’re doing a good job, so any nice gesture you offer is sure to be a win-win.

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  1. ines

     /  October 14, 2013

    Panicked…isn’t Boss’s Day on the 16th?

    • American Greetings

       /  October 14, 2013

      You are right! We bumped this post up a day early (to encourage not being *quite* so last minute!) and missed that edit. Thanks!

  2. Rebecca

     /  October 16, 2013

    With today’s technological advances, e-cards seem to be the way to let someone know they’re on your mind, right? That’s why the best suggestion American Greetings could make, especially to promote the company would be the first one; sending your boss and e-card on Boss’s Day. After all, greeting cards have a special way of bringing smiles to the faces of people who get them!

    There are many reasons for why greeting cards are sent, however, our focus today is on Boss’s Day. In a 2011 report based on the average greeting cards sent out, Americans send out seven billion greeting cards annually. The amount of greetings cards sent and received annually amounts to $7.5 billion dollars in sales.

    Found through qualitative and quantitative research, better known as formal research, it has been discovered that greeting cards are categorized in two groups: everyday and season cards. The biggest holidays start off with Christmas, were people exchange 1.5 billion cards. Christmas cards make up 60% of all sales. The holiday with the second largest revenue is Valentine’s Day when people exchange 144 million cards.

    On the horizon with technological advances, e-cards have become more popular. American Greetings Card Company has a strong presence in this area of greeting cards. On average, 500 e-cards are bought and sent annually. E-cards attract a large public, ranging from any age. However, e-cards seem to be used as more as a spur of the moment gestures and are considered informal. Other than e-cards being a creative way to send someone your best regards, e-cards have four beneficial attributes: they are paperless, therefore it don’t consume tree and water, there is no need for transportation which generates CO2 emission, they don’t create harmful waste, as printed cards do in its production, and there is no hazardous disposal so no landfill space needed.

    E-cards may be a nice attribute for card companies in today’s technological world, however it seems original, paper greeting cards are the way to go!


    Ariskan, S. (n.d.). E-card, the paperless greeting card. Retrieved from american greeting cards report card companies provide their statistics and metrics for 2011.

    (2012, January 27). eMailwire: global press release newswire. Retrieved from


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