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11 Great Gift Ideas for Your Assistant

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We can guarantee your assistant will love to receive any of these gifts this year

We can guarantee your assistant will love to receive any of these gifts this year
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They keep you on track by reminding you when you have upcoming appointments. They help you complete tasks and make your day more manageable. Sometimes they even bring you coffee, which — let’s face it — is enough to merit a raise, and at the very least, a holiday gift. In fact, you’re not even sure you could make it through the day without them. Sound familiar? If you have an assistant, it should. And it goes without saying they deserve to be spoiled a little this very merry holiday season.

Look beyond the crystal paperweights and desk calendars, though — your hardworking assistant has earned something more creative than those played-out ideas. Why not give them something they’ll actually want to take home?

If you’re unsure of where to start, let this be the beginning of your journey. The following 11 gifts are sure to please your right-hand (wo)man. Just be forewarned: You might want to a few of these for your desk too.

1. Mermaid notebooks set

We can guarantee your assistant will love to receive any of these gifts this year
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Set of two mermaid notebooks, $14 at Amazon

2. Crystal box

We can guarantee your assistant will love to receive any of these gifts this year
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Eduardo Garza crystal box, $59 at West Elm

3. "Sweater Weather" mug

We can guarantee your assistant will love to receive any of these gifts this year
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"Sweater Weather" glass mug, $16 at ALittleTinsel/Etsy

4. Commute clutch

We can guarantee your assistant will love to receive any of these gifts this year
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Commute clutch, $129 at Mark and Graham

5. Spa tower

We can guarantee your assistant will love to receive any of these gifts this year
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Spa tower gift set, $50 at UncommonGoods

6. "Treat Yourself" tray

We can guarantee your assistant will love to receive any of these gifts this year
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Kate Spade "Treat Yourself" tray, $60 at Amazon

7. Mid-century modern planter

We can guarantee your assistant will love to receive any of these gifts this year
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Small mid-century turned-leg tabletop planter, $20 at West Elm

8. Sprout planter phone dock

We can guarantee your assistant will love to receive any of these gifts this year

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Sprout planter phone dock in mint, $60 at STAKCERAMICS/Etsy

9. Coworker candle

We can guarantee your assistant will love to receive any of these gifts this year
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"I'd burn this place down if you didn't work here" candle, $14 at Silver Dollar Candle Co./Etsy

10. Udon bowl

We can guarantee your assistant will love to receive any of these gifts this year
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Oversize Buddha udon noodle bowl, $36 at The Grommet

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