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11 Great Gift Ideas for Your Hard-Working Assistant

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 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 (or a lot).

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 gifts are sure to please your right-hand person. Just be forewarned: You might want to get a few of these for yourself, too.

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Aromatherapy Pillow Spray

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Courtesy of ThisWorks.

Being an assistant is hard work, and getting a good night’s rest is essential to maintaining a healthy work-life balance. This cute aromatherapy pillow spray and rollerball fragrance set from ThisWorks will help them decompress after work for a relaxing night of rest.

ThisWorks Dream Team Pillow Spray & Aromatherapeutic Rollerball Set $15.00 Buy now Sign Up

Tropical Plant

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Courtesy of Bloomscape.

Help your hard-working assistant make her desk feel a bit homier with this playful pineapple plant that they definitely don’talready have. Plant mom or not, they’re guaranteed to love it.

Bloomscape Bromeliad Pineapple Plant $79 Buy now Sign Up

GoldBelly Gift Card

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Courtesy of GoldBelly.

If you’ve seen your assistant eat one too many sad desk lunches over the years, then a GoldBelly gift card could be just what they need. But don’t be surprised if they end up bring leftover pie, cupcakes, or authentic Philly cheeseteak leftovers to the office for lunch in the days following.

GoldBelly E-Gift Card $25+ Buy now Sign Up

Next-Level Coffee Concentrate

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Courtesy of Jot.

We all run on coffee but busy assistants don’t always have time to wait for a whole pot to brew or to run to the local coffee spot. Luckily, Jot coffee is a quick and easy way for your assistant to get the caffeine hot they need instantly. This super-concentrated coffee has impeccable flavor and you only need about a tablespoon of it to make your coffee.

Jot Ultra Coffee $24+ Buy now Sign Up

Rifle Paper Co. Notebook

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Courtesy of Rifle Paper Co.

Whether it’s to jot down work or personal notes, a notebook is always a great gift for every assistant.

Memoir Notebook $15 Buy now Sign Up

Nature-Inspired Candle

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Courtesy of Parks Project.

Sometimes a day out of the office is just what your assistant needs. You should definitley try to give them that, but the next best thing? This Take Me To a National Park Winter Woods scented candle, which can be lit any time they find themselves itching for an adventure. A portion of proceeds from each candle goes to a good cause, too – the National Park Foundation’s Open OutDoors for Kids.

Take Me To a National Park Winter Woods Candle $36.00 Buy now Sign Up

Commuter clutch

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Courtesy of Marks & Graham.

Commuting is kind of becoming a thing again so why not give your assistant a little something that allows them to organize all of their commute essentials in a gorgeous little clutch?

Commuter Clutch $129 Buy now Sign Up

Spa tower

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Courtesy of Uncommon Goods.

Gift them with a luxurious night of relaxation for all of the hard work they do. This spa tower set comes with a candle, bath soak, mask, body scrub and body butter.

Spa Tower Set $50 Buy now Sign Up

Rifle Paper Co. AirPods Case

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Courtesy of Rifle Paper Co.

Dress up your assistant’s AirPods with this spring-ready silicone case, adorned in Rifle Paper Co.’s signature floral print.

Rifle Paper Co. AirPods Case $25 Buy now Sign Up

Brightland Olive Oil Set

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Courtesy of Brightland.

Does your assistant like to cook when they’re not at work? Then they’d surely appreciate these chic and delicious extra virgin olive oils from Brightland. The brand’s must-have 4-piece gift set includes two fruit vinegars made with California grapes, and the brand’s signature Awake and Alive olive oils, made with heirloom California olives. They also sell a kitchen candle with a truly intoxicating aroma.

Brightland The Mini Essentials $70 Buy now Sign Up

Coworker candle

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Courtesy of Etsy.

I mean, the saying on the candle says it all.

Coworker candle $20.95 Buy now Sign Up

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