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Bosses Day: 25 Wallet-Friendly Gift Ideas

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Bosses Day is right around the corner again -- but no need to panic! You still have plenty of time to find a great gift.

The good news is that finding the perfect gift for your boss doesn't need to drain your wallet. Read on for some practical and low-cost gift ideas, including gifts for bosses with special circumstances.

1. Find a small gift for the boss's pet (pet lovers truly appreciate gifts for their beloved pets!)

2. Pick up a gift certificate for boss's favorite bookstore or magazine.

3. Give your boss something that makes her feel great -- maybe a gift card for her favorite beauty shop or spa. Who wouldn't love a manicure or pedicure? A massage may be appreciated, as well.

4. Purchase a gift certificate at his/her favorite shopping place.

5. Pick up a ticket for boss's favorite movie, sporting event or concert.

6. Purchase a gift to go along with the boss' favorite hobby. Does she raise orchids? Is she an avid reader? Does he collect coins or trains?

7. Visit a sports shop if your boss loves any type of sports.

8. Pay attention to crafts she might enjoy. Does she have a favorite craft shop? Any supplies she might use on a regular basis? Does she create homemade gifts (foods, knick knacks, etc.) for the holidays or other occasions?

9. Create a special cheese-and-cracker basket filled with the boss's favorite cheeses, crackers, or even tasty dips.

10. Pick up mixed nuts and arrange in an attractive container with a simple card.

11. Pick up a few items, fill a basket, and call it Boss's Emergency Stash.

12. Purchase favorite drinks, such as soda or sparkling water -- and wrap with a large bow. You can also color coordinate with a sheet of cellophane and simple ribbon.

13. Pick up a fresh fruit salad for those who are dieting, have special dietary needs, or prefer it to junk food.

14. Chip in with co-workers and take the boss out to lunch. (Much less expensive when everyone splits the cost.)

15. Grind some fresh coffee beans for boss. Does he/she love hazelnut coffee? How about White Russian? (They also sell liquid flavorings to spice up regular coffee.)

16. Make homemade batches of boss's favorite breads, cookies or muffins. They're always welcome! (Pumpkin works well at this time of year.)

17. Set up a pot-luck lunch where employees bring a favorite dish. If co-workers are time-strapped, they can simply chip in money instead -- and everyone can enjoy!

18. Pick up a small stainless steel sculpture that reflects the boss's occupation or hobby. These are attractive as well as thoughtful -- and come in a variety of choices. Sculptures for golfers, teachers, psychiatrists, bookworms, etc. can be found.

19. On a trophy, engrave *Boss of the Year* or *World's #1 Boss.*

20. Provide fresh pumpkin muffins, cake, bread or scones. Bosses Day always arrives in the Fall season, so it's a perfect fit.

21. Have coworkers sign a card and list one quality they each admire about the boss. Or list one really neat way the boss has encouraged each of you in some way over the past year. (Try it, you'll enjoy this!)

22. Add some fun with a twist of humor (if the boss has any, that is.) A former boss used to wear suspenders every day, so we all picked a day to wear suspenders in honor of him (borrow if necessary). Call it Suspender Day and get a photo of everyone, including the boss. Make sure he/she gets a large, framed photo of this for desk.

23. Snap a picture of all coworkers and the boss. Enlarge one for the boss for his/her special day. Have everyone sign it.

24. For a new boss you may not know well, you may need to investigate a bit. Is he/she a pet lover? Love kids? Live in the country? How about the city? Love to read? Travel? Fish? Collect antiques?


Try these if you believe your boss is in financial need:

25. Consider a gift certificate from a local discount or grocery store the boss visits often.

26. Chip in with co-workers on a ham/turkey that would feed the boss's family for a few days. Arrange for it to be cooked ahead, and boss can pick it up on his/her way home, or at a store near boss's home. (If your boss has a partner, let the person know ahead of time for planning purposes.) Have them promise to keep it under wraps!

(Tip: You can use the above gift ideas for Administrative Assistants Day, too.)


Enjoy this year's Bosses Day with practical or low-cost gift ideas -- while leaving the credit card tucked away in your wallet. It's a win-win for everyone!


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Darlene Arechederra shares money-saving tips and articles with those who want to live a debt-free lifestyle. For free, easy ideas on saving money, visit her site today at http://www.RatRaceRemedies.com . Please feel free to republish this article as is, with the above hyperlink intact and working.

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