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Gift Ideas: Administrative Professional’s Day

by R. Carnavale April 19th, 2012 | Holiday Events, Presents
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April 25, 2012 is the 60th anniversary of Administrative Professional’s Day, a very important workplace event in the US and other countries.  Millions of secretaries, receptionists, administrative assistants, and other professional office staff members work hard to ensure the success of businesses worldwide.

Rewarding their outstanding efforts with a special gift shows respect and will be greatly appreciated by them.  When choosing a gift for an administrative professional, a number of factors come into play, including a company’s resources and the preferences of the administrative professional.  Some prefer flowers or balloons; others prefer a gift that an executive would expect to receive.

Here are some gift ideas:

  • Flowers—a big bouquet in a colorful vase
  • Chocolate—Godiva or another gourmet brand
  • Gift baskets filled with foodstuffs like coffee, tea, cheese, candy, healthy foods, or ethnic foods
  • Gift baskets filled with spa products such as hand and body lotions, herbal bath teas, aroma therapy diffusers, and healing sea salts
  • Balloons – a specially-inscribed Mylar balloon or several latex balloons attached to a flower vase or gift basket
  • Gift cards for a restaurant, department store, or local spa – note that larger supermarkets and many national drugstore chains now carry gift cards for several different types of establishments
  • A weekend getaway package for 2 at a holiday resort or an upscale hotel
  • Movie tickets
  • Concert tickets
  • Theater tickets
  • A special in-office luncheon
  • Lunch at a fancy restaurant
  • A paid day off – make sure the date chosen suits the company
  • Bonus pay – double pay for the day
  • A raise
  • A promotion
  • Training opportunities via seminars, continuing education, or self-study
  • A high quality briefcase or portfolio, monogrammed
  • A business book suitable for an executive
  • A book dedicated to the administrative professional experience: Underneath it All by Joan Burge
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