11 Great Gift Ideas for Your Assistant

Nov 30, 2017 at 9:54 a.m. ET
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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

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Set of two mermaid notebooks, $14 at Amazon

2. Crystal box

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Eduardo Garza crystal box, $59 at West Elm

3. "Sweater Weather" mug

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"Sweater Weather" glass mug, $16 at ALittleTinsel/Etsy

4. Commute clutch

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Commute clutch, $129 at Mark and Graham

5. Spa tower

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Spa tower gift set, $50 at UncommonGoods

6. "Treat Yourself" tray

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Kate Spade "Treat Yourself" tray, $60 at Amazon

7. Mid-century modern planter

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Small mid-century turned-leg tabletop planter, $20 at West Elm

8. Sprout planter phone dock

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

9. Coworker candle

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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

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Oversize Buddha udon noodle bowl, $36 at The Grommet

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