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30 Great Creative Gifts for Secretaries and Assistants

Choosing just the right gift for a secretary or assistant can be a daunting task. Not only will the perfect present be simple enough to remain appropriate and useful, but it will also adequately communicate just how appreciated one is. If you’re looking for just such a gift, then keep scrolling! From personalized office supplies to spa gift boxes, we’ve found 30 great creative gifts for secretaries and assistants.

“Thank You” Wish Bracelet

This simple wish bracelet makes a thoughtful gift for a secretary, assistant, or anyone else for whom you’d like to show your appreciation. As the included card explains, the gift recipient will make a wish as they tie their bracelet around their wrist. When the bracelet’s string ultimately breaks, their wish is meant to come true!

Printable Candy Bar Wrapper

There’s nothing sweeter than this simple and delicious gift. Simply print out this “Thank You” candy bar wrapper, wrap it around a full-sized Hersey bar, and gift it to your favorite secretary or assistant.

“Helpless Without Her” Sticky Notes

We predict communication will increase tenfold once you gift your assistant or secretary these funny sticky notes by artist Anne Taintor. Featuring a classic mid-century illustration of a secretary, plus a snarky message, the sticky notes make the perfect addition to any assistant’s desk. There are 100 sheets per pad.


Gift your secretary or assistant with permission to be snarky with Moodycards! This funny office gift has 30 different flip-over messages like “I’m Bored,” “Do I Look Like Google?” and “No!” There is even a blank page for someone to write their own “helpful” message.

Desk Plant

Every desk needs a plant! These desk plant kits from Baudville make a perfect appreciation gift for a secretary or assistant. Each kit includes real flower seeds, peat pellet, and a 3” x 3” x 3” natural pine cube decorated with a message of appreciation. Available plants include forget-me-nots, sunflowers, and marigolds, to name a few.

Thank You Cookie Gift Box

Edible gifts of appreciation are classic, but they’re rarely this pretty! This gorgeous Thank You Cookie Gift Box from Sweet Sarah’s Boutique contains five sugar cookies which have been lovingly rolled, cut, baked, and decorated by hand. Should you wish, you may even personalize the largest cookie in the batch with a message of your choice.

Thank You Chocolate Box

When you want to say “thank you,” say it with chocolate! This simple, yet elegant box of chocolates from Choc on Choc contains nine pieces of handmade chocolate, each of which has been dusted with gold.

Funny Candle

Your assistant or secretary is sure to chuckle when you gift them this funny soy candle. Labeled with a personalized name and “I’d Burn This Place Down if You Didn’t Work Here!”, the candle is the perfect addition to any employee’s desk. The candle is hand-poured soy and has a volume of eight fluid ounces.

Rose Gold Crystal Gel Pens

Stylish secretaries and assistants will love writing memos and calendar entries with these rose gold crystal gel pens. Packaged in a pretty white box, this gift includes three fine-tipped gel pens with caps.

“The Real Boss” Mug

Let’s be honest: we all know who really runs the office! Reading, “The Real Boss”, this pretty 11-ounce mug is sure to make your secretary or assistant feel appreciated. The design appears on both sides of the mug, which is dishwasher and microwave safe.

“World’s Greatest” Mug

From $17.99
Give this mug to your secretary or assistant to show them just how much you appreciate all they do. The mug is available in 11-ounce or 22-ounce capacity, and is made from highest-grade ceramic so that it can be washed or set in the microwave without fear of fading.

“You Rock” Air Plant

From $19.00
Air Rock makes and sells this, well, air rock — that is, an air plant housed in a natural desert jasper rock air planter. Confused? All you need to know is that the “You Rock” Air Plant makes an excellent gift that will look fabulous on any secretary’s or assistant’s desk or shelf.

Thank You Gift Box

If you want to say “thank you” with more than just a card, then consider gifting this Thank You Gift Box from Natural Succulents. The box will include with a candle and succulent, or a variety of spa products, and can be personalized to include your message of appreciation.

“Thank You” Candle

No matter what kind of words of appreciation you’d like to send to your favorite assistant or secretary, it can be done with this “Thank You” candle from Peace Organics. The eight-ounce hand-poured candle says “Thank You” on one side, but can be personalized with a note of your choice on the other. Eight different scent options are available, including pumpkin spice, blueberry cheesecake, and coffee house, among others.

Secretary Shirt

From $19.98
“I’ll Be There For You” isn’t just the Friends theme song. It’s the motto of any good secretary! Show your favorite secretary they matter by gifting them this Friends-inspired t-shirt. The tee, which is made and sold by Abram Clothing Co., comes in black or dark heather, and in sizes ranging from XS to 3XL.

Handmade Candy Dispenser

From $22.95
Give the gift of yummy snacks with a handmade wooden candy dispenser. The perfect desktop item, the candy dispenser comes in either small or large, with Mason jars and wood that can be stained to your preference. The dispenser is perfect for doling out smaller candies like Skittles, M&Ms, or roasted peanuts.

Funny T-Shirt

From $23.50
This funny tee from Black Sheep T-Shirts reads, “be nice or I’ll send you to a meeting.” Surely, your favorite secretary or assistant will love wearing a shirt with their favorite threat! The shirt in crew- or v-neck, and in sizes ranging from small to 2XL.

Personalized Stationary

This beautiful personalized stationary will look great on the desk of your favorite secretary or assistant. Designed and sold by Palm To Pine Design, the stationary set includes 20 cards and envelopes with four different personalized designs.

“Damn, You’re Awesome” Gift Box

From $25.50
Encourage your secretary or assistant to kick back, relax, and enjoy a little self care with this “Damn, You’re Awesome” Gift Box. Packaged into an adorable and colorful berry box, the gift pack includes craft soap, lip balm, and a mini candle. Upgrade the gift from a pint to a quart, and your recipient will also receive two bath bombs.

“Pearls of Wisdom” Necklace

From $29.90
As Jackie Kennedy so famously stated, “Pearls are always appropriate.” Plus, they make a great appreciation gift! BeWished sells this beautiful necklace consisting of a single beautiful pearl. The necklace comes gift wrapped wish the message “Thank You for Your Pearls of Wisdom,” the perfect note for a knowledgeable and helpful secretary or assistant. Gifters have their choice of three different pearl colors and three different finish options.

“Miracle Worker” T-Shirt

From $30.00
They’re not just secretaries and assistants, they’re miracle workers! This “Miracle Worker” t-shirt from Cube Shirts makes a great gift. Featuring a silhouette of a woman at her desk, the t-shirt is available in grey or black, and in sizes ranging from unisex XS to 3XL. The design is also available as a tank top, long sleeve, sweatshirt, or hoodie.

Personalized Pens

From $31.61
These gorgeous personalized pens make a perfect gift for any stylish and busy assistant or secretary. The pens are classic roller pens with black ink, and are monogrammed with your choice of silver or gold. Choose one pen or a set of them, and whether or not you’d like them to come in a gift box.


From $33.00
This gorgeous necklace from Bella and Blush makes an ideal gift for any stylish secretary or assistant. The necklace is available in sterling silver, 14 karat gold filled, or rose gold filled, and your choice of necklace (multiple chain length options), bracelet, or choker. The pendant is made of high-quality metals, and will not chip, fade, or turn color. It even comes on a card with a lovely appreciative message.

“Best Secretary Ever” Jewelry Gift Set

This jewelry gift set from Vim and June offers the perfect opportunity to show a secretary or assistant just how much she is appreciated. The set includes a rose gold plated moonstone necklace on an adjustable chain and two matching moonstone earrings. Buyers may even personalize the card  with their own message.

“You Are a Gem” Gift Box

Gift boxes make great appreciation gifts for secretaries and assistants. This box, put together by Herbs and Twine, includes:

  • a “Thank You” soy candle that smells like rich hazelnut coffee
  • a “You are a Gem!” soy candle scented with fresh lavender
  • a vial of lemongrass and chamomile bath salt
  • lemon soap
  • lip balm made of organic beeswax.

Administrative Professionals Day Gift

With the Administrative Professionals Day Gift from The Blessed Box, your favorite secretary or assistant will receive the gift of relaxation! Everything included in this adorable box is meant to pamper. Items include:

  • a four-ounce hand-poured fragrant soy candle
  • a bath bomb
  • high-quality socks which come in the shape of a cupcake
  • a “Boss Babe” card with a note from the gifter.

Legal Padfolio Portfolio

From $41.00
For the secretary or assistance on the go, this legal padfolio portfolio from Holly Handstitched makes an ideal gift. The portfolio can be used by either right-handed or left-handed writers, and includes convenient pockets for holding loose notes documents. You can even have it monogrammed!

Botanical Thank You Gift Box

For the secretary or assistant who loves botanicals and other relaxation-inspired products, we love this Botanical Thank You Gift Box from the Confetti Gift Company. Perfect for showing appreciation, the gift box contains:

  • a 2.5-inch pot and fresh live succulent
  • a four-ounce lavender-scented candle
  • polka dot matches
  • a four-ounce bar of handmade soap
  • a personalized note written by the gifter.

Spa Gift Set

Another great gift box option is this Spa Gift Set from Belier Handmade. The set is packaged in a beautiful gift box, and includes:

  • a lavender lip balm
  • 4.5-ounce lavender soap
  • four ounces of calm body scrub
  • four ounces of calm bath salts

Gifters may even include a personalized message in a greeting card.

Succulent Arrangement

Not only have succulents replaced flowers atop the scale of trendiness, they’re also much easier to keep alive! This arrangement of succulents from Forbes Collection makes the perfect gift for any secretary or assistant. Each arrangement is made fresh upon order and organized in a classic white vase.