Show your supervisor you appreciate their leadership
By Rebecca R. Bibbs
BUYING GIFTS CAN BE TOUGH
Even when they are for people we know well. But buying a gift for the head honcho in honor of Boss’s Day on Oct. 16 can present special challenges. We’ve come up with some ideas for products and services provided by inclusive businesses that might just put you on the fast track for a raise.
JAZZ ON THE AVENUE
Spring for a couple of tickets, $10 each, to this long-running event, featuring local jazz favorites, on the last Friday of every month at Indianapolis’ Madame Walker Theatre. If you’re feeling especially generous, you can throw in a soul food dinner prepared by Percy Grant for an additional $10 each. thewalkertheatre.org.
Go in with a couple of coworkers and spring for a $40 gift certificate so the boss can enjoy a30-minute “Tension Tamer” neck, back and shoulder massage, an “Indian Head Massage” or an “Ultimate Relaxation Massage” from this Indianapolis-based company. edenspathway.com.
REBECCA LOWERY CERAMICS
So your boss is a java junkie. He or she might appreciate a whimsical hand-thrown coffee mug for $25 from Bloomington-based ceramics artist Rebecca Lowery. rebeccalowery.com.
MEXICAN BAKERY MAMA INES
If you want to give your supervisor something to dunk into that new mug on his or her special day, go south of the border with baked goods, such as a slice of tres leches cake or guava empanadas, from Mexican Bakery Mama Ines. Locations are at 518 Sagamore Parkway North, Lafayette, and 2001 W Washington St., Suite A1, Indianapolis. www.facebook.com/MamaInesMexicanBakery.
Take the boss on a short trip to Morocco as seen through the eyes of Chef Anas Sentissi with lunch at Saffron Café, 621 Fort Wayne Ave., Indianapolis. Start with the bakoula spinach spread appetizer, $4.95; followed by the kafta tajine, a seasoned beef dish mixed with peas, potatoes and eggs and topped with a lemon, $9.95; and accompanied by atay, a sweet green tea served in a Moroccan teapot, $5.95 for two. saffroncafeindy.com.
ARTIST TREE CURIOS
We may be in the 20th century with high-tech cell phones, computers and tablets, but the boss just might appreciate a reminder of a simpler time like this vintage $7 pineapple pressed Hoosier Glass vase that can double as a penholder, available from Tree Pruitt at Kokomo-based Artist Tree Curios. www.etsy.com.
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