Top Gift Ideas for Employees

By: Marlene Cosain

Celebrating Administrative Professionals Day? Every day is a day to celebrate your business family. I always stress how our employees are the fuel behind our business, and it is true. You built your company, but through their efforts, they maintain your business. When buying gifts for employees, you do not have to buy in bulks. Challenge yourself to know your staff, and get them something personalized they would enjoy. With this in mind, here are clever employee gift ideas for this year.


The Business Insider suggests offering a Spotify subscription to an employee that always works with headphones. If you spot a couple of these in your office, most likely they will appreciate that Spotify subscription which can last 1, 3, 6 or 12 months.


There are two ways to go about this method. You can either have a fancy dinner at a restaurant, and invite your staff, or you can host a nice dinner at your house. The cost of supplies would be the only expense if you host at home, and your team can really bond together over the hours.

Coffee cup accessories

If you are in an office setting, coffee is important. Over one thing or another, if you keep your coffee unattended, it will get cold, and unless it’s iced coffee it probably will not taste too well. With the Mr.Coffee mug warmer, you can warm beverages at your desk. This great way to escape lukewarm coffee is just under ten dollars.

NFL server bowl

The NFL serve bowl is a great idea for all the football fans in the office. These deep etched glass bowls are available at Pottery Barn. The neat thing about these is that you can personalize the bowls with their favorite team and your employee’s name. They will be ready for football season with a nice touch.

Beveled Glass Nameplate

This is an inexpensive gift that is ideal for your partners or colleagues. They have worked hard for their titles, so a little recognition is always appreciated. By adding their name and their title along with a design suited for their profession, this heavy solid glass nameplate is perfect for their desk. Through Personal Creations you can find these for fewer than twenty dollars.

Bottles of wine

Do not break your bank on amazing bottles of wine. There are perfectly good bottles of wine that are under twenty dollars. Let’s be honest, you can’t go wrong with a bottle of wine. If you would like to share a little more, then a classic wine basket would also be a great gift.


Whatever it is you choose, keeping your team in mind is acknowledged by them. Through these gifts you are recognizing that your team is a big deal to you and that their work and input matters. Happy Administrative Professionals day!

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Marlene Cosain

Marlene Cosain

Marlene started with Abby Connect 7 years ago as a receptionist and was won over by the culture and care the company has for its employees. The minute she took her first phone call, she fell in love with helping people. Since then, Marlene has been a pivotal piece of growing Abby Connect – having been a long-time leader in hiring, training, developing, and managing the receptionist floor. Outside of work, Marlene and her husband also run an online retail business. Marlene’s personal mission as a certified Life Coach and as an Abby Way Co-Director is to inspire, empower and educate others in the Abby Way.

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