Beyond Flowers And Chocolates: 10 Unexpected Gifts For Administrative Assistants Day

Apr 20, 2023

Administrative Assistants Day is on April 26th this year and it is a day to show appreciation for the hard work and dedication of administrative professionals who are often the backbone of any organization. Flowers tend to be a popular choice for gifts, but there are many other ways to show your appreciation and make your Administrative Assistant feel valued.

Below are some thoughtful gift ideas that may be appropriate.  When selecting a gift, keep in mind your Administrative Assistant’s preferences and the workplace culture.

  1. Housecleaning Services: Gifting housecleaning services is one of the most appreciated presents for busy working people.  A gift card with a local cleaning agency for one or two cleaning sessions is a thoughtful gift that most people would not give to themselves.  However, ensure your Administrative Assistant does not already have housecleaning services before purchasing this gift.
  2. Meal Delivery Service: A meal delivery kit can be a convenient and delicious gift that allows the administrative professional to enjoy healthy and tasty meals without having to shop for groceries.  Most meal delivery providers now offer diverse menus to satisfy people with all types of dietary needs, which is important to keep in mind as these gifts will likely be shared by your Administrative Assistants with their family or friends.
  3. Experience Gift: Providing an experience gift, such as tickets to a concert, a museum membership, a weekend getaway, or a virtual cooking or wine tasting experience are all memorable and exciting gifts that your Administrative Assistant will always cherish.
  4. Wine Tasting Kit: A wine tasting kit can be a sophisticated and fun gift for an administrative professional who enjoys wine.  Add to this a virtual tasting experience for an even more impactful present.  *NOTE:  Make sure that your Administrative Assistant enjoy alcohol and that gifting wine is acceptable at your place of business.
  5. Subscription Box: A subscription box tailored to their interests or hobbies can be a fun and personalized gift.  There are many choices for subscription boxes including, self-care experiences, snack foods, craft projects, and many others.
  6. Spa Day: Treating the administrative professional to a day at a spa, complete with massages, facials, and other pampering treatments, can be a luxurious and relaxing gift.  Choose a location near where your Administrative Assistant lives or works.
  7. Travel Essentials Kit: A travel essentials kit, including items such as a passport holder, luggage tag, and travel pillow, can be a practical and thoughtful gift for an administrative professional who travels frequently.
  8. Digital Picture Frame: A digital picture frame loaded with photos of their friends and loved ones can be a great way to brighten up their workspace and remind them of the people who care about them.
  9. Customized Bobblehead: A customized bobblehead of the administrative professional can be a fun and personalized gift that will make them smile every time they see it on their desk.  This will require photos of your Administrative Assistant and can take some extra time to create so ensure you order this in advance.
  10. Customized Artwork: Commissioning a customized piece of artwork, such as a painting or sculpture, can be a unique and special way to celebrate the administrative professional.

Once you have chosen the gift to give to your Administrative Assistant, ensure it is presented well.  First, make sure your gift is wrapped nicely.  Second, consider giving the gift in a private setting, such as their office or a conference room, to show that you value their contributions and want to make it a special moment. Third, pair the gift with a heartfelt note expressing your appreciation for all they do.  Fourth, ensure that you explain the rationale for choosing the gift and demonstrate your knowledge of who they are and what they may enjoy.  Fifth, and only if you believe your Administrative Assistant would enjoy it, you can consider planning a small celebration or lunch in their honor and present the gift during the event.

Remember that a good relationship with your administrative assistant can have a significant impact on your business’s success. By showing your appreciation through a thoughtful gift, you can strengthen that relationship and improve their overall job satisfaction and engagement.

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