Whether you own a corporation or a small business, you likely have an administrative professional who serves as your office’s central hub of knowledge; completing tasks like greeting customers, preparing meeting minutes, making travel arrangements, filing and preparing documents and countless other tasks that help your office run smoothly. With their countless list of responsibilities and undying commitment to getting the job done, celebrate Administrative Professionals Day (on the Wednesday of the last full week of April) by honoring your employee.
Arrange for a bouquet of your administrative professional's favorite flowers to be delivered to her desk. Or, select a plant, like a bonsai. Purchase a decorative vase and a thank you card you and your staff can sign.
Dinner for Two
Treat your administrative professional to a gourmet meal at a local, five-star restaurant. Purchase a gift card to your administrative professional’s favorite store or restaurant. Be sure that the gift card amount covers the cost of your administrative assistant and a guest.
Order or create a themed gift basket to celebrate your administrative professional. A gift basket with a relaxation or spa theme can include bath beads, bubble bath and candles. A movie themed basket can include popcorn, candy and your administrative professional’s favorite movies or tickets to a local movie theater.
Purchase cupcakes or cake in your administrative professional's favorite flavor. Host a small party with cake, punch, finger foods and balloons during lunchtime or at the end of the day.
While administrative professionals take pride in their jobs and are dedicated to their companies, just like any other employee, they’re appreciative of a day away from the office, so they can run errands or relax. Give your administrative professional an extra day off of work to celebrate her special holiday.
Treat your administrative professional to a special lunch out of the office at a nearby restaurant. Invite other employees to help celebrate and show their appreciation.
Spa Day Package
Gift your administrative professional with a day of beauty and relaxation at a local spa. Let her luxuriate in a body massage, manicure, pedicure and facial services.
Personalized Tote Bag
Your administrative professional likely carries items like shoes, lunch, a notepad, planner and personal digital assistant with her to work every day. Select a large tote bag with pockets that she can carry daily to and from the office. For an added touch, get the tote bag personalized with her name or initials.
- The Gift Basket Design Book: Everything You Need to Know to Create Beautiful, Professional-looking Gift Baskets for Every Occasion; Shirley George Frazier; 2008
- Yahoo! Small Business: Do’s and don’ts of employee gift giving
- Inc.com: Inexpensive Ways to Reward Employees
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