Administrative Professionals Day is an opportunity to give back to those who make your professional life that much easier. While their work should never go unappreciated, chances are you may have forgotten about this day if your secretary, administrative assistant or receptionist hadn’t put it on your calendar!

With April 24th right around the corner, you are probably wondering what you can do to show your gratitude and appreciation to your administrative staff. Don’t worry, we've got your back!

1. The gift of a full belly

Need proof that food is the ultimate symbol of gratitude and appreciation? Look no further than Thanksgiving! No, we are not recommending piles of turkey and stuffing (unless you can nap at work). However, taking your administrative staff to their favorite restaurants for lunch is a great way to show your thankfulness.

If you work for a larger organization in which it would be unfeasible to take the entire administrative team out, gift cards or bringing in goodies like cupcakes or doughnuts are tasty alternatives. Hungry yet?

2. Give your admins the ultimate tools for the job

Your administrative assistant makes your job easier for you. What better way to say thank you than by making their job easier? As they say, a craftsman is only as good as his tools!

Coffee Comes First

Naturally, coffee comes first… because coffee always comes first. A custom printed coffee mug truly is a gift that keeps giving: the gift of warm coffee. Okay, now that we’re caffeinated let’s move on.

Preparation is the key to success

Organization is the name of the game for administrative assistants. From note taking to organizing your business’ most important documents, the corporate padfolio is a staple in the administrative professional’s toolbox. Merchology can put your company’s logo on your admin’s padfolio or notebook for less than 10 bucks!

“Sell me this pen”

Pens so nice, they sell themselves. Have you ever owned a pen that glides so seamlessly down a sheet of paper that you can’t resist a little extra doodling? Add your company’s logo to one of our 2000+ custom printed writing instruments and see for yourself. After all, the pen is mightier than the sword.

3. Give your administrative assistant a break!

Whether it’s the feeling of sand between your toes or the sound of a crackling campfire, there’s nothing quite like a getaway. According to a survey from Glassdoor, 37% of employees value increased vacation time even more than pay raises! Giving your administrative assistants an extra day or two off to recharge their batteries can go a long way to make them feel valued.

Why not go the extra mile (travel pun!) and send your admins off in style? From custom corporate luggage tags to portable chargers, we’ve got all the customizable travel accessories to make your employee’s vacations and business trips a breeze.

Nobody likes packing. Take a step out of the process by supplying your administrative assistants with custom embroidered luggage from the best brands in travel. No matter if its flip-flops or dress shoes inside, these striking, and functional bags will be your employees’ top choice in travel gear.

Hit the Links

Okay, so right now you are probably wincing at the idea of your administrative assistant being out of reach for an extended period of time. We don’t blame you! Even if it’s just for an afternoon, your admins will appreciate their well-deserved break. Can we interest you in a half day and a round of golf?

We thought so! Deck out your team in custom golf gear from the top brands in golf for your outing. You will like the way your logo looks on a golf ball, even if that balls ends up at the bottom of the water hazard.

Your administrative staff works hard to make your job easy. Don’t forget to make them feel appreciated this April. Mark your calendars!