April 22nd is Administrative Professionals Day! This holiday celebrates secretaries, administrative assistants, and other office professionals. Show your appreciation for the administrators in your life with a gift you know they’ll love (and use)!
What to Know Before You Buy:
- Be sure to get gifts that are in line with your company policy. You would never want to give a gift that breaks any office rules.
- Avoid inappropriate or overly personal gifts, regardless of how comfortable you feel with that person. If the gift exchange is taking place at the office or is for their office, make sure it is work appropriate and not too personal. This will help to avoid any awkward work situations and prevent anyone from landing in hot water.
- Make it decorative or useful. You’d never want to get your office professional something that will just sit and collect dust, or even worse, only add to the clutter. Choosing a gift that will add a visual appeal to their office, or one that is functional will ensure that your gift is loved.
Read on for some awesome gift ideas your office professionals are sure to love!
Notebooks and Journals are an awesome choice because whether it’s jotting down messages, taking notes, or keeping a daily list they are the perfect tool for the office. (Featured below: White and Silver Striped Journal; Black and White Striped Journal)
There aren’t many office professionals who don’t need some sort of an agenda or way to track their appointments and manage their schedules. (Like the calendar below? Check out our 2016 Garden Bouquet Calendar)
Is your recipient’s office looking a little drab? Help them to spice it up with a wall canvas. (Canvases featured below can be found here.)
There’s just something about writing with an awesome pen. It makes you want to write everything down doesn’t it? If you go with a pen as your gift choice, be sure to add another item to pair it with to make the perfect gift. Here are a few pens we can’t get enough of! (Featured pens left to right: Silver Bling, Circles & Dot, Clocks, Love Many Things, Striped)
Is your office professional of coffee or tea drinker? A mug or travel mug is a great choice. The Graphique travel Mug featured below is available at Target for a limited time. (Other mugs featured below are sold by Starbucks, Michael’s, Nordstrom, and West Elm.) Image by Casas & Lulu. See it on their Instagram page here.
Who doesn’t love cookies or a cupcake (or two)? Bake your coworker something from scratch or pick them up something from a bakery that you know will bring a smile to their face. Here are a few recipes we think look oh-so-delicious! Try out the recipe below from Glorious Treats.