Some offices are colder in the summer than in the winter thanks to blasting AC, and this could be bad for worker productivity. Photographed above: Grazia Magazine staff edit at a temporary office in Westfield shopping center in London, Nov. 3, 2008. Getty Images

It takes a village to keep a business running smoothly. The backbone of most any office is the administrative staff, tasked with ensuring that supplies are stocked, calls are taken, mail gets where it needs to be and so much more.

Wednesday is Administrative Professionals Day, a day to honor those who ensure that businesses run like a well-oiled machine. There are no shortage of great gifts to give the administrative staff in your office. Truthfully, any little bit of recognition would likely go a long way.

Here are a few quick, easy and thoughtful gifts to give this Administrative Professionals Day:

Gift Cards

Perhaps you’ve noticed your administrative staff has a favorite lunch spot or heard him or her talking about a particular store they love. Why not pick up a gift card to lighten their load a little bit?


Flowers are a wonderful way to let someone know you care, especially if you go the extra mile to get their favorite kind. They’ll brighten up your administrative professional’s day and their work space! Pop into a local flower shop or check out 1-800-Flowers or ProFlowers.


You know what they say, “let them eat cake.” Make your administrative staff’s day by gifting them with cupcakes from Sprinkles, Baked by Melissa or a local bakery. They don’t last as long as some other gifts might, but they’re delicious and heartfelt.

A Fruit Bouquet

Perhaps the administrative professional in your office is a bit of a health nut. Why not celebrate them with a bouquet from Edible Arrangements? If you don’t think they’ll appreciate a whole bouquet, you could always order chocolate covered strawberries, or another tasty treat, from Shari's Berries.


Who doesn’t love cookies? Celebrate Administrative Professional's Day with an order of cookies from Mrs. Fields, Insomnia Cookies, Cheryl’s or a local bakery.

Whatever you get, be sure to thank your administrative staff for all the hard work they do!