Patricia Bays Haroski registered “National Boss’s Day” with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 1958. Working as a secretary for her father at the State Farm Insurance Company in Deerfield, Illinois, Haroski chose October 16th, as the holiday’s official calendar date. Haroski’s efforts were rewarded when in 1962, Illinois Governor Otto Kerner officially proclaimed Boss’s Day.


Haroski’s aim in creating Boss’s Day was to give employees an opportunity to show appreciation for their managers and supervisors. Celebrating Boss’s Day can bring about a stronger relationship between managers and their workers.

Gift Traditions

During the celebration of Boss’s Day, employees show their appreciation to their managers and supervisors by giving them simple gifts or tokens of appreciation. Gifts need not break the bank. Individual employees may give modest gifts or join together with other workers to give bigger group gifts.

Gift ideas for the boss could include a nice watch, a bottle of wine, or a customized pen or coffee mug. If your boss enjoys smoking, you might also consider a box of his or her favorite cigars and cigar accessories. Or better yet, give your boss a membership to Torch Cigar Bar.

Torch Cigar Bar

Torch Cigar Bar, located on 5450 East High Street in Phoenix, Arizona, is the gold standard in lounges and cigar bars in Arizona. It features a beautiful space accented by contemporary design and high-style furnishings. Torch Cigar Bar is a sanctuary for people who love fine cigars and spirits. The bar offers a world-class selection of 200 premium cigars, a state-of-the-art humidor, 100 whiskeys, 200 total spirits, and 8 taps. It also offers a wide selection of specialty craft cocktails.

Membership includes a number of perks such as a personalized premium Spanish Cedar locker, gourmet food delivery, free Wi-Fi, 20% off Torch purchases, and first access to VIP events. Your bosses can enjoy a drink and fine cigar in a spacious outdoor patio that is ideal for business meetings or friendly socials. For more information, check out