When you have a great administrative professional, secretary, or receptionist you won’t want to miss the opportunity to say thanks. If you have someone in your office or company who does a great job of keeping the staff and clients happy, who helps to keep the business running smoothly and who knows what needs to be done before being asked then you’ll want to recognize the hard work and dedication.Administrative Professional’s Day, formerly known as Secretary’s Day, is celebrated each year on the Wednesday of the last full week of April: April 25, 2012; April 24, 2013; April 23, 2014; April 22, 2015. This is a day that lends itself to giving a gift or note of appreciation to the administrative professionals you work with.Selecting a gift on your own can be quite a challenge. You want to give something thoughtful but not overly personal. Finding the balance of the right amount to spend can be tricky too. If you spend too much it doesn’t look good and if you don’t spend enough you can end up looking like a cheapskate. This makes purchasing a group gift a good option.When you purchase a gift for Administrative Professional’s Day as a group you are able to pool your money and buy something a little nicer than what you might have gotten when going it alone. You might get him or her something that she’s always wanted but hasn’t gotten herself, or a weekend getaway to an area bed and breakfast to get some R&R. It all depends on the recipient, how much your group is willing to spend, and what seems appropriate.A gift could also include lunch out at a nicer local restaurant, or the restaurant that’s the group favorite. A nice addition to a lunch out would be giving her the rest of the afternoon off. A nice paid half day is a treat every now and then. If the office is too busy for a group of you to go to lunch then consider a nice dinner out after work or have a catered lunch brought into the office. Meals out work best when money has been collected from the group ahead of time or if the company can foot the bill for the meal. It is extremely awkward to try to divide a bill amongst a group of people while paying for someone’s meal.Chocolate is almost always an appreciated gift, as are flowers, or thinking a little outside the box a fruit flower bouquet. These can be delivered to the office or you can bring them in yourself and have them sitting on the desk when she arrives in the morning. A gift basket, a piece of jewelry, gift cards, a magazine subscription or a personalized gift would all make appropriate gifts. As long as you plan a gift that fits the recipient’s taste or style you will show appropriate recognition in a way she will appreciate.Just remember the main point of Administrative Professional’s Day is to show your appreciation for a job well done.