About National Boss Day 2014

National Boss Day is Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Gift ideas for your boss? Many at lower prices than last year! Read on...:

12 Gift Ideas for Bosses Day!

Need a fun gift for your boss? This page has 12 fun and affordable boss gift ideas that are perfect for National Bosses Day. Also, see the Boss Gift Store.

Our gift ideas for National Boss Day gifts all have one thing in common: Fun! Witty gifts, executive toys, cool novelties, gag gifts and gift ideas about the value of fun in the workplace! It's all here. We fund this site through the small advertising fee we get from the seller if you make a purchase starting from links on this page, so thanks for shopping here!

1. Splat Balls!

Splat balls take stress balls to the next level of fun. Check out the video to see what I mean. Cool! These splat balls will energize and delight your boss, staff or meeting participants. Splat balls start at 99 cents each and come in many fun formats (food, brain, alien head, egg, bug, eyeball and many more.) And, of course, that smiley face splat makes my day every time it peels itself off the floor and looks at you with a "Let's do that again!" look. Classic!


2. Fun Works -- Creating Places Where People Love to Work

Great book for bosses!''Fun Works -- Creating Places Where People Love to Work'' by Leslie Yerkes.

Help your boss make work fun for both of you. This new book dives deep into the work ethic mindsets that trap us into thinking fun is at best an add-on to the work day. The author offers lots of fun examples of real companies that make fun work. She also explains the how and why of integrating fun into your workplace. Order from Amazon.com for just $15.56.


3. One Dozen Sports Stress Balls

Satisfy the sports maniac in your boss with this assortment of a dozen popular sports balls. The Sport Balls Assortment includes 3 baseball stress balls, 3 basketball stress balls, 3 mini-football stress balls and 3 soccer ball stress balls. It's a great value...the same items priced individually would cost almost double! If your boss is always tossing sports cliches at you, here's your chance to score big with a brilliant gift move. And at just $9.99, you can't lose! Office Playground


4. The Levity Effect:Why It Pays to Lighten Up

Fun in the workplace is profitable"The Levity Effect: Why It Pays to Lighten Up" By Adrian Gostick and Scott Christopher (Order for just $17.67 at Amazon.com. Available for Kindle, audio CD and more)

Office humor raises morale and profits, according to this new book by two motivational consultants. Writer Gostick says, "We define levity as more of a lightness, more being fun than being funny." So don't worry that this book requires you to be Jerry Seinfeld in addition to your regular duties. The book provides examples from companies such as Lego America, Google, Whole Foods. Benefits of a fun workplace include higher employee loyalty, health benefits, stress reduction and more.


5. Tangle Stress Toy

Tangle Stress Toy, great for fidgeting! Tangle Jr. Stress Toy Great for doodlers and fidgeters, the Tangle keeps fingers busy during long meetings, phone calls or brainstorming sessions. Tangles are also great for trainers who want to engage their audiences or for managers who want to boost attendance at meetings. It's a bargain at just $1.99. Office Playground


6. The Gift with Good Karma

For the Zen boss...Need a gift with good karma? The Zen Garden is the way. The ancient art of Zen gardening will help your boss achieve balance and harmony by creating serene patterns with rocks and sand in a 9x9x2 inch rosewood garden space. The garden includes a Book of Meditations to guide your boss to a state of mind where stress and chaos will just have to get their own beach. And at just $23.99 for the deluxe model, it's a whole lot cheaper than therapy. Office Playground


7. Retro Gumball Machine

Gumball machineGot gum? Sure you do. But not gum dispensed from a cool, retro gumball machine! Your boss will love this great Gumball Machine. The colorful, antique-styled gumball machine is metal and 15-inches high. It dispenses gumballs, jellybeans, peanuts and more. Make a sweet impression for just $39.99. Visit this link and search for other versions of the gumball machine -- there are many sizes and prices. Just don't spend all your paycheck buying gumballs from the boss. Office Playground


8. Meeting Time / Cost Calculator

faster, better meetingsGive your boss shorter meetings and you could be employee of the month for life. While you can't control time, a mere $25 buys this neat meeting time/cost calculator. This gizmo lets your boss punch in the estimated value of everyone's time, then push the start button to keep a running total of the meeting's estimated cost. The idea is to remind everyone to get to the point and let everyone get back to work. Order for $24.99 at www.bringtim.com


9. Stress Ball Extravaganza!

gift stress ball backStress Ball Assortment contains 25 colorful stress balls for just $16.99! You get a big stress-reducing savings by buying them in bulk. Wake up your boss day celebration, meetings and training sessions with a box or two of these beauties. Office Playground.)


10. The Classic Executive Desk Toy

The Executive ReactionaryThe classic "Newton's Cradle" Exec Toy never looked so good as in this high-style, ultra modern version. At $39.99, it's way cheaper than a sports car, but still has that "going places even while standing still" feel to it. Grab one at Office Playground


4. The Levity Effect:Why It Pays to Lighten Up

Fun in the workplace is profitable"The Levity Effect: Why It Pays to Lighten Up" By Adrian Gostick and Scott Christopher (Order for just $17.67 at Amazon.com. Available for Kindle, audio CD and more)

Office humor raises morale and profits, according to this new book by two motivational consultants. Writer Gostick says, "We define levity as more of a lightness, more being fun than being funny." So don't worry that this book requires you to be Jerry Seinfeld in addition to your regular duties. The book provides examples from companies such as Lego America, Google, Whole Foods. Benefits of a fun workplace include higher employee loyalty, health benefits, stress reduction and more.


12. Still stuck? Here's Plan B for Bosses Day gift ideas

PLAN B: Still can't find the perfect boss gift? Here's a brilliant Plan B: Forget the person; buy for the pet. You'll get kudos for thoughtfulness and thinking outside the box when you get a cool pet toy for the boss's dog or cat. Check out these cool pet toy selections:

For the Boss's dog or cat:

  • Cat Dancer Cat Charmer Interactive Toy ($4.14 at Amazon.com) No cat can resist the cat charmer.
  • Multipet Wiggly Giggly Ball ($10.49 at Amazon.com) What dog can resist batting this ball around?


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Origin of Boss Day: National Boss Day was launched in 1958 by Patricia Bays Haroski, an Illinois secretary. Was she a mastermind suck-up? Or was she just a super-competent secretary whose boss added to her "to do" list: "Create national holiday in my honor"? The truth is she was an appreciative daughter who worked for her dad whose birthday was Oct. 16. That's how National Bosses Day became the day to honor bosses.

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