It goes without saying that a strong administrative professional is indispensable for a busy executive and is essential for an efficiently run office. A highly qualified administrative professional performs a variety of tasks, including project management, organizing meetings, managing supplies, scheduling, making travel arrangements, as well as handling calls.
Unfortunately, for many administrative professionals’, their work often goes underappreciated and their position undervalued. Perhaps you may be feeling a little regretful reading this post because you may be guilty of underappreciating or undervaluing your administrative professional.
Fortunately for you, there is hope. If you are looking for a way to show your administrative professional that you value his or her work performance and contributions, Administrative Professionals’ Day provides you with the perfect opportunity.
We’ve have taken the time to share with you some gift ideas for Administrative Professionals’ Day which are sure to put a smile on your administrative professionals’ faces. Enjoy! And feel free to opt for more than one gift.
Gifts for Administrative Professionals’ Day
Administrative Professionals’ Day is the time for executives to show their appreciation to their administrative assistants, secretaries, office manager, and the like for the hard work they had put over the last year. Below are some of the gift ideas that can make your administrative staff feel great:
Recognition Awards & Trophies: If you have administration staff who have been long-standing members of your team, you may want to reward their efforts and loyalty with a plaque or trophy honoring their accomplishments. You can go the extra mile by gifting custom-made awards and trophies with their names engraved, along with personalized messages recognizing their hard work. Feel free to browse our catalogs for awards ideas.
Personalized Gifts: Some personalized gift ideas include engraved pens, journal books, leather bags, keepsake gifts, and motivational posters, just to name a few. Be sure that whatever you give them comes with a personalized letter, signed by the management.
Gift Cards: These can accompany the award, personalized gift, or both that you give to your administrative professional. Here is a list of some of the most popular gift cards: Amazon, Visa, Walmart, iTunes, American Express, Target, Starbucks, Disney, Sephora, and eBay. You can read more about the most popular gift cards here.
You may also want to consider the following ideas to make Administrative Professionals’ Day special for your administrative staff:
Give them a lovely gift basket containing luxury foods and customized office products:
- Take him/her out for a nice lunch at a local fine dining restaurant.
- Arrange for them to go to a local spa to unwind and feel relaxed.
- Give them a bonus for the month or a new mobile phone to conduct business engagements.
- Offer them a paid day off to relax and spend with their families.
- A Brief History of Administrative Professionals’ Day
The International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) designated the last full week of April as Administrative Professionals’ Week in 1952. Back then, it was called the Secretaries Week. As years passed, instead of observing an entire week, it was decided to designate April 25 of every year as Administrative Professionals’ Day.