‘Tis the season to be jolly falalalala’

And what makes one the jolliest? Yes, it’s got to be gifts!

With the Christmas season approaching you surely have your list ready for your family, friends and partners, but hey! don’t forget about Christmas gifts for your administrative assistant, with all their hard work especially amidst this strenuous pandemic, they deserve some spoiling and appreciation for their grind too!

With virtual assistants often missing out on office holiday parties, it’s unfair that they don’t get to celebrate it the same way, right? Well, you might not be able to clink champagne together but sure can deliver some wine to their doorstep and get on a zoom call to hurrah together!

While self care gifts are always welcomed, skip on the cliché bubble baths or face masks, we’ve got you covered with the perfect choice of Christmas gifts your administrative virtual assistant would forever love you for:

1.The Seasonal Christmassy Edition

How else to get your employees in the holiday vibe than sending them goodies that scream the Christmas vibe? Cookies, candles, hot chocolate bombs are staples you could just never go wrong with!

Have a larger budget? Time to get fancy and design a cute themed box, throw in a heated blanket, fuzzy socks and matching pajamas for their family and watch them not complain once about not being able to go out this time! Need some inspiration for the box designs and more? Don't forget to check out some classic, elegant and festive prints here.

Since they’ve been taking care of all your side work, the perfect Christmas gift for your administrative assistant would be to spare them a trip from Walmart’s crowd and parcel them some decor to accessorise their houses during the holiday season, watch their Christmas spirit to extreme levels!

Low budget? No worries we’ve got you covered, check out 5 non-financial employee incentives that boost motivation.

2.Personalised Gifts

Here’s when you can get creative and show your employees you care about them and their interests. Get digging and figure out what they like, are they plant lovers? A cute succulent would make them radiant as ever. Are they music lovers? Send them merch of their favourite band and if they’re extreme geeks, books would never disappoint! Got some gym fanatics, surprise them with home workout equipment, they’d for sure be in happy tears.

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3.Home Office Ergonomic Setup

If the employees at work get a perfect workspace, why the bias with your virtual administrative assistant? They work from home, and what that means is sitting for hours and hours, so what better than an amazing laptop stand that props up their laptop to help cure their eyes and back  strain!

If you’ve got VAs that are guilty of working from the bed, then a laptop cooling pad is a must give to help their laptop from overheating and they’ll appreciate you forever!

But if you want to prevent them from being a couch potato, hint them by gifting a new desk or chair - padded comfy seating or recliners would win their hearts over and they’ll forget working on the bed.

4.Personal Development Courses/Training

The best way to share your care about them is to invest in their learning and personal development goals. Sponsor for a career coach, bring in a professional speaker, buy them a ticket to attend their favourite Ted Talk speaker and show them you care about their successes out of work too.

In fact, LinkedIn’s 2019 workforce learning report found that 94% employees would stay at a company longer if it invested in their careers. So if you know they want to undergo a particular photography course or learn a new language, there’s loads of options of online courses, some popular websites include Udemy, Coursera, Masterclass etc.

5.Paid Time Off

The keyword here is PAID!! Hands down their favourite gift for your administrative assistant that just can’t go wrong.

Treat them by giving them a vacation, anyway who wants to work on holidays? If you’re on break, they sure deserve one too!

With their monotonous life that’s burning them out, it’s a great way to reward them for their hard work to allow for de-stressing and they’ll return back even motivated.  

Final Note:

While mostly gift getting can seem like quite a chore, if you think of it as an opportunity to show you appreciation that would help boost their morale that ultimately elevates their performance, then it’s not quite bad after all!

In an employee happiness survey, 45% of respondents even said they believe gifts reflect their value at a company so yes while it sounds schmaltzy, it is true. It really is about the thought behind the gesture more than the gift itself. By giving your employees something, you’re showing them that you care.

Hope this list was helpful to find the perfect Christmas gifts for your administrative assistant! Merry Christmas and happy shopping!

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