20+ Best Gift Ideas For Secretaries In 2021
Looking for appropriate and affordable secretary gifts or do you have no idea what to buy for admin professionals’ day?
You came to the right place!
Great secretaries are invaluable any organization and a great gift will definitely help to hold on to them.
This being said, finding a great gift for them is not as easy as it looks
In this article, you will find a nice mix of funny, original, thoughtful, and useful gift ideas for secretaries.
Ready to explore the top 22 gifts for secretaries? Let’s go!
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We kick off this list with a very small, but adorable gift for secretaries. A 3″ by 3″ cat figure post-it dispenser. This little guy is a glimmer of happiness on a gloomy desk and it will make someone’s day when given as a gift!
This is the puuuurrrrfect companion for any secretary who uses a post-it for everything. The design of the post-it is very unique and dispensing notes can be done very conveniently.
In a nutshell, this is an awesome addition to anyone’s desk! Cute as all get out and very useful too.
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Is your favorite administration professional sometimes stressed at work? Get her or him the best office desk accessory toy to relieve stress & tension out there: 29 hilarious emoji faces!
It is the perfect office desk toy and it makes a funny gag gift. This being said, the emojis are not only cute and funny, but they also serve a valuable purpose of warning everyone what your secretary’s mood is.
Everyone at the office will love it and have a good laugh!
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Next up, a classic thank you gift for secretaries: A gourmet chocolate food gift basket.
It must be said, you can also find healthier gift baskets online, but dried fruit can sometimes be soggy and some nuts can be stale when delivered, so our recommendation would be to give something that never fails: handcrafted Belgian chocolates!
This gourmet box contains 24 individually wrapped pieces and as a bonus, you can leave a personalized gift message!
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Is your favorite secretary a straightforward person? Then the next gift will be a smash hit at work! A self-inking stamp with the message “NOT MY JOB”
It’s a hilarious gift. You just have to make sure it does not backfire, as you want to avoid by all means this stamp is used against you.
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The next gift idea makes a cute secretary desk accessory as well as vintage office decoration.
A 4″ x 4″ Vintage typewriter pen holder for desks to hold pens, pencils, and other desk accessories
The pen holder is super darling and unique looking. It will be a conversation starter at the office!
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Are you looking for secretary day gift ideas? Then the next gift is exactly what you are looking for as it has everything you need to say thanks!
A set of 5 highly polished river stones engraved and painted with YOU ROCK with 5 matching gift cards!
BONUS: this box will come with a handy reference card providing 5 tips for expressing a personalized note of gratitude.
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Next up, another great gift to relieve stress & tension at the office. These Giggle Desk Flip Cards are the perfect office desk accessory toy for any secretary.
These little desk salutations are a fun way to express yourself for the day! Moreover, the images and phrases on the card are absolutely work-appropriate and useful!
Everyone in my office will get a good laugh and your favorite administration professional will get a lot of attention!
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Next, on our list of secretary gift ideas, we find a stylish leather secretary wallet.
This 100% leather wallet is highly recommended for secretaries as it is thin but still have enough slots for all your cards.
Your favorite admin professional will also be pleasantly surprised that the wallet comes in a nice Tommy Hilfiger hard case, so it can be a little caddy for any dresser.
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The next gift is the perfect gift for the secretary note-taker! A set of funny memo note pads. is hilarious and brings a smile to my face whenever used.
These pads are hilarious and will make your favorite secretary smile whenever he or she uses it.
Unlike other novelty gifts, these memo pads are also good quality. The paper is thick enough that pens don’t bleed through or tear the paper.
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Are you looking for an affordable and cute secretary gift? Then have a look at this set of 6 decorative cactus candles in tealight holders.
These cute candles are the ideal decor ornament for any desk! Everyone will love it.
Super cute as a little gift, especially on secretary day!
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The next gift idea is great for those secretaries needing a reminder to say no sometimes.
Slamming this big fat NO button will help him or her at the office. In no time, your favorite secretary will not be bothered anymore by people asking common sense questions for their job titles duties.
It’s a great gag gift for the entire office. Nevertheless, it’s pretty funny to play with.
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Secretaries are spending often more than 8 hours a day in a seated position, so this comfortable cushion is just right for them. It provides the additional support they need to maintain good posture and the natural curve of the spine.
This ergonomic back cushion nicely fits most office chairs, even those with a high back. Your favorite secretary can raise or lower the product to his or her personal comfort level.
In a nutshell, a very practical gift for any secretary!
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Does your favorite secretary love tea? Then get ready for some legendary tea time with this Baby Nessie the Loch Ness monster tea infuser. She will dive into the deeps of any cup to release the most delicious tea flavors.
The Nessie tea diffuser is easy to use, washable and plain darn cute!
It is the perfect gift for any tea lover! Without a doubt, this tea diffuser will get him or her many compliments in the office!
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The next gift idea needs little introduction: The Echo Dot. Amazon’s most popular smart compact speaker fits perfectly into any office space.
The echo dot makes a great gift for secretaries as they can voice-control their music, ask Alexa for assistance or call anyone hands-free.
Bonus: The improved speaker quality of the Echo Dot Gen 3 is much better compared to the Echo Dot Gen 2.
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The next gift idea will transform your favorite secretary’s workspace into something truly unique!
This affordable adjustable computer workstation will allow him or her to sit or stand on demand.
It’s by far the best desk riser on the market and the size is perfect for a docking station, small monitor, and external storage.
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Next up in our list, this hilarious ‘Let me drop everything and start working on your problem’ mug.
This thought probably goes through a secretary’s head every single day – probably multiple times on some days. Now, he or she can express it without being rude!
One minor setback is that the cup only holds 11 ounces, but you should buy it more for the laugh than for anything else
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Water and hydration are important. Yet, it is difficult to drink plain water regularly. With this fruit infuser bottle, anyone will be drinking at least 30 ounces of water daily.
This fruit infuser water bottle has also a time Marker with marked lines from 8am-5pm helping to stay on track throughout the day!
The bottle is available in different colors, dishwasher safe and comes with a free infused water recipe eBook. So your favorite secretary has immediately 20 delicious & refreshing fruit-flavored water ideas.
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The next gift idea will add a dash of refreshingly modern design to the desk of your favorite secretary!
It is the perfect gift for a secretary who loves succulent plants with a green thumb and loves a modern style in his or her office space.
These planters are so freaking cute! Your secretary will not be able to stop looking at them! They will even be missed when he or she is back home!
TIP: Complement this gift with a nice looking bamboo tray. Like this, the succulent/cactus draining is a lot less messy.
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Many secretaries will agree, gift cards are the way to go if you are thinking to buy a gift for them.
No idea which gift card to chose? A Starbucks gift card is always welcome. But at the end of the day, almost any gift card will do very well!
Hint: If you’re going to give a gift card, you should give it a few weeks before Christmas so they can choose to use the gift card for their Christmas shopping if they want.
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The next gift idea is the best desk accessory you can buy for any secretary! A digital photo frame.
This digital photo frame is available in 7″, 8″ and 10″ and includes 32GB SD card. It also supports videos and a nice auto-rotate function.
A digital photo frame is a very useful and thoughtful gift for any administration professional!
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The runner up for the title of best secretary gift is this handy desktop beverage warmer.
Your secretary will absolutely love this mug warmer! It ensures the temperature of any beverage the whole day and he or she will be able to adjust the desired temperature.
It makes a great gift, as the product is small, fashionable, convenient and practical!
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If you are ever allowed to do this for your assistant, surprise afternoons off or a day off are a blessing!
Nothing says better “you’re doing a great job” than granting to take the afternoon off.
All secretaries agree that some extra hours to charge their batteries help more than any gift or cash.
What are good gifts for administrative professionals’ day?
Secretaries and administrative assistants are often some of the hardest-working employees who take care of the details that ensure business operations run smoothly. Therefore, recognizing your admin for Administration Professionals day is important, but it’s more important to recognize their value every day.
The next ideas are great to keep them motivated and do not only work for administrative professionals’ day but also throughout the entire year:
- Create a special event specifically for administrative staff. You could invite a motivational speaker or organize a dedicated training. At the end of the day the chief executive can hand over an appreciation gift, like a nice frame with a motivational message and a gift certificate.
- Evaluate the skill set of your favorite admin profressional and look for a professional development seminar that builds further on their core strenghts. As a gift idea to go with this idea you could provide personalized professional notepads with their name.
- Provide a curated list of books every administrative professional should read. If possible, foresee a mini library in the office with those books. As a gift you could also hand out a copy of a relevant book with a personal note.
- A tech gadget that is linked to the latest office technology trends, like wearable identity passes or wireless phone charging mats.
- Let your support staff’s strengths shine by delegating responsibilities based on their interests and skill sets. Offer On-The-Spot recognition using Instant Award Cards and a handwritten note.
- Provide a catered lunch and publicly recognize your support team
- Make sure the gifts you select have both professional and personal meaning like this You Rock! appriciation set.
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What is a great Christmas gift for secretaries?
If you are looking for a sure-to-please and appropriate gift for Christmas, you can never go wrong with a gift card. If you want a more orginal gift, a digital photo frame or a desktop beverage warmer will be a big hit among secretaries.
What is the best gift for a school secretary?
If you are a teacher and you are trying to get the school secretary on your side, your best option is to give a small gourmet basket or a nice bottle of wine. If you know him or her very well, you can always gift something for his or her family.
If you are a parent, check if the PTO/PRA of your kid’s school does a collection for a large gift for all support staff. If so, you can make a contribution to this. If not, a handwritten card can do wonders.
NOTE: Student/Teacher gifts are mainly tokens, so we recommend to only provide gifts for those shcool members that you feel went a little beyond the call of duty for your kid.
Looking for More Secretary Gift Ideas?
Hope you find this list with secretary gifts useful and you are now set to surprise her with the perfect gift! If you have comments or questions, feel free to post them below.