The Best Gift Ideas for Administrative Professionals Day!
If you think about any corporate office, they all have one thing in common. They all have one person that helps the office to run like clockwork. As a matter of fact, when that one person isn’t there, you can pretty much say there’s chaos afoot. The one person that is tremendously important to ANY corporate office is the Administrative Professional.
Administrative Professionals Day began back in 1952 with Mary Barrett, who was then the president of the National Secretaries Association. Since then, it has become one of the most celebrated holidays in the workplace. It has become common place to show respect and admiration to the people who are literally the pulse of the office. Here are a couple of suggestions to help you make sure you show appreciation in the best way possible!
A Spa Gift Certificate
A gift certificate for a relaxing day at the spa is the perfect way to show any overworked admin professional that you care. As a matter of fact, it would probably be greatly appreciated! Most admins are up and down, on their feet, sitting long hours at their desks or on the phone. A welcomed massaged or mani pedi would not be rejected. So whether you want to shell out the big bucks for an all day retreat, or spend a small amount on a hand massage- trust me the certificate will be used!
Jewelry is a great gift for the female assistant with fashion flair! Just think! She’ll really appreciate an accessory that can literally go with every outfit!
If you know your admins style, you can’t go wrong. A nice pair of earrings, a necklace, better yet, getting your admin a watch is always a perfect idea. If you know her favorite brand, go for it! Otherwise, it’s best to stick to neutral colors- silver, gold, browns, and beiges. This way she can wear her new watch with anything. Be careful with this gift, if you pick something totally out of her character it could backfire. A bad choice in jewelry would only reveal how much you don’t know about her. This gift is only for those who are very familiar with their admins style and taste preferences.
If you have more than one admin assistant, a gift snack basket is the perfect multi-person gift. Everyone in the office will find something to munch on during those times of the day when they have cravings. And if your basket contains the office’s favorite brand of coffee, it will probably get used within the week! Make sure to include a card addressing all of the intended recipients.
These are just a few quick suggestions for your admin, but I’m sure you could come up with more. What are your ideas? What was the best admin gift you’ve ever given? Better yet, if you are an admin professional? What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? Comment below!