Gifts for Secretaries – The Hollywood Reporter

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Showing appreciation to your hard-working second hand is an essential component of a healthy boss-helper relationship. When you express your gratitude for their hard work, they’re more likely to care about their work (and that’s a great thing to do). It can be as simple as a verbal thank you at the end of a long day or a gift to celebrate their birthday, a major holiday or after a big team win.

The best gifts for your executive assistant, secretary, or administrative professional are tailored to the occasion, their tastes, and what they feel like treating them. To get your gifting juices flowing, we’ve got seven no-fail gift ideas for helpers of all stripes.

For more last minute present ideas, check out The Hollywood Reporterof Here are the holiday gift guides.

1. A beautiful work bag

A gift to enhance your assistant’s working life is a no-brainer. Upgrade their everyday schlep with an impressive briefcase, tote or backpack.

Bottega Veneta Hydrology Intreciato Leather Briefcase

Mr. Porter

Bottega Veneta Hydrology Intreciato Leather Briefcase $4,100

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Bees the large work tote

Bees the large work tote

Bees

Bees the large work tote $138

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Chloe Sense Textured-Leather Tote

Chloe Sense Textured-Leather Tote

Net-a-Porter

Chloe Sense Textured-Leather Tote $1,690

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Tory Burch Lee Radziwill Double Bag

Tory Burch Lee Radziwill Double Bag

Tory Burch

Tory Burch Lee Radziwill Double Bag $1,098

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2. An off-duty it bag

If you have a good handle on your assistant’s personal style, consider a high-end handbag from a favorite designer. For the eco-conscious gift giver, a gift card to an online designer consignment retailer is also a great option.

Gucci GG Ophidia Mini Shoulder Bag

Gucci GG Ophidia Mini Shoulder Bag

Gucci

Gucci GG Ophidia Mini Shoulder Bag $1,500

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Saint Laurent Lou Matelasse Leather Camera Bag

Saint Laurent Lou Matelasse Leather Camera Bag

Nordstrom

Saint Laurent Lou Matelasse Leather Camera Bag $1,690

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Fendi Fendigraphy Small Bag

Fendi Fendigraphy Small Bag

24S

Fendi Fendigraphy Small Bag $2,590

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3. Anything cashmere

Cashmere is a no-brainer and can scale to a variety of price points – think winter accessories, blankets or blankets. Especially proactive if your workplace is chronically air-conditioned.

Cuyana Recycled Cashmere Scarf

Cuyana Recycled Cashmere Scarf

Kuyana

Cuyana Recycled Cashmere Scarf $198

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Everlane The Cashmere Beanie

Everlane The Cashmere Beanie

Everlane

Everlane The Cashmere Beanie (Reg. $75) $38

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Naked cashmere socks

Naked Cashmere Adobe Cashmere Socks

Naked cashmere

Naked cashmere socks $98

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Burberry Giant Check Cashmere Scarf

Burberry Giant Check Cashmere Scarf

Nordstrom

Burberry Giant Check Cashmere Scarf $620

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4. Designer sunglasses

A sharp pair of shades from the label above is an easy way to make an impact. Choose a silhouette similar to the pair they wear every day to ensure the frames are flattering and suit their style.

Prada rectangular sunglasses

Prada rectangular sunglasses

Nordstrom

Prada rectangular sunglasses $517

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Tom Ford aviator-style gold-tone sunglasses

Tom Ford aviator-style gold-tone sunglasses $545

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Dior Eyewear Diorpacific Cat-Eye Acetate Sunglasses

Dior Eyewear Diorpacific Cat-Eye Acetate Sunglasses $480

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Celine 58mm Square Sunglasses

Celine 58mm Square Sunglasses $380

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5. Caffeine

What do you think fuels the passion to CC’ your hardworking assistant on email? Hook them up with a single-serve machine for hot tea, cold brew, espresso, and more—bonus points for choosing one with biodegradable pods.

Brewie Bundle

Brewie Bundle

Brew

Brewie Bundle $398

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De’Longhi Magnifica Evo Espresso Machine

Amazon

De’Longhi Magnifica Evo Espresso Machine (Reg. $900) $750

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6. Spa day

Send them to a fancy spa for a relaxing day of treatments. A generous gift card that allows them to choose a service (or two) rather than scheduling a seaweed wrap or oxygen facial on their behalf is a safe bed.

Spa Finder Gift Card

Spa Finder Gift Card

Spa Finder

Spa Finder Gift Card $50 to $500

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7. High-end skincare

If they’re into skin care, treat them to a set from a Hollywood-loved luxury line like La Mer.

La Mer restored and refreshed collection set

La Mer restored and refreshed collection set

Saks Fifth Avenue

La Mer restored and refreshed collection set $395

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Dr. Barbara Sturm The Serum House Set

Dr.  Barbara Sturm The Serum House Set

Bloomingdale’s

Dr. Barbara Sturm The Serum House Set $470

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Augustinus Bader The Winter Recovery Kit

Augustinus Bader The Winter Recovery Kit

Augustinus Bader The Winter Recovery Kit $575

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