We all know the horror stories that many employees have when it comes to dealing with their bosses. That is why it can be such a breath of fresh air whenever we encounter bosses whom we admire entirely. We sometimes cannot help but think of ways to pleasantly surprise them and let them know how much we appreciate them. We sometimes even wonder if they would jump for joy if we send them alcohol as a gift in the UK.

But as someone who has been working with your boss for years, you should know what would make him happy as a person, especially when it is his birthday. So, to help you plan this day, here are a few pleasant surprise ideas that your boss will surely like.

1. Create a Scrapbook

A personalised item is one of the best ways to show someone how much you value them. They get an idea of how much effort everyone has placed to create it for them. So, you can try to engage other employees in creating a personalised scrapbook filled with little trinkets and notes. Write about how your boss has influenced you on how you do your job and how to look at things positively. You can even ask others to list everything that they want to say about your boss and the memorable and fun experiences that they had with him.

2. Think of Unique Gifts

Let’s say you went for a trip a week or two before his birthday; it is nice to get something for him to show your gratitude. It does not have to be grand, expensive or too unique. It should be something that they can wear or use so they will remember you. So, if your boss likes wine, then you can get him a good bottle of great wine rather than bringing him a fridge magnet.

3. Get Creative

You can also plan something special for his birthday. Everyone can prepare a group song or even a partner dance to make the surprise party much more fun and enjoyable. You can be creative and funny by shedding your serious face mode whenever you are at work. Showing your fun and quirky side can let your boss know that you are the type of person who knows how to have fun but still have a great work ethic at the same time.

4. Decorate His Workspace

Colleagues surprising their boss

Another way to surprise your boss on his birthday is to decorate his workspace. Doing so can be a great idea, especially if your boss does not want too much attention from everyone. It can also be a pleasant surprise for him especially since he spends most of his day in front of his computer. You can decorate his workstation with balloons and jars of candy to make it look fun and festive.

These are only a few ways to help pleasantly surprise your boss without going overboard. It is always great to show your boss how much you appreciate him as a person. Showing sincere efforts can also solidify your bond and make your boss feel that he is doing a great job.