Admin Day (April 27) is just days away, and you’re just realizing that you forgot to find the perfect gift for your resident Office Ninja. You had every intention of snagging something really special weeks ago. You even bookmarked your favorite items for parts one and two of our three-part gift guide! But… you spaced.
Here’s the thing: no one has to know! Part three of our Admin Day Gift guide is stuffed with tried and true ninja-approved gifts that can be purchased and gifted in a matter of minutes.
SpaFinder Gift Card
Consider this a PSA for all future Ninja-related gift-giving occasions: you can’t go wrong with massages and spa treatments.
SpaFinder works with over 25,000 spas and salons across the country. With a SpaFinder gift card, Ninjas can choose to treat themselves with their favorite treatment at a location that’s conveniently located.
TrunkClub and Stitch Fix Gift Cards
Stylists aren’t just for celebrities and red carpet divas anymore. Thanks to services like TrunkClub and Stitch Fix, the average Ninja can refresh their wardrobe or completely revamp their personal style with the help of a fashion pro. Both services use simple questionnaires to collect info about each of their customers, and, based on what they find, put together a selection of new clothing and accessories. The recipients keep what they want and send back the rest.
Sugarwish or Treatsie Sweets
If there’s ever a time to enable your Ninja’s sweet tooth, it’s now. Sure, green juice is anti-inflammatory, and almonds are a good source of protein. But sometimes a Ninja just wants a candy bar!
Sugarwish – $16.50 – $95
Sugarwish will literally make your Ninja feel like a kid in a candy store. A Sugarwish e-card comes with a link to a virtual candy shop filled with over 80 classic candies ranging from root beer barrels to Reese’s Pieces. The recipient uses their e-card to choose their favorite candies, which are custom packed and shipped in a cheerful gift box.
Treatsie – $69 – $249
Treatsie is for the candy connoisseur who’s always on the lookout for the newest artisanal treat. This subscription service delivers a monthly box that’s filled with gourmet goodies from some of the best small-batch sweets makers in the country.
Choose Your Own Adventure
Tinggly Gift Card – $79 – $279
Give your Ninja a special experience they never knew existed for a vacation they haven’t yet planned. Sound crazy? With a Tinggly gift card, this is 100% possible. Tinggly giftees choose from over 350 different travel experiences in over 70 countries (think rock-climbing in Ireland or a craft brewery tour in Colorado). All experiences are valid for up to two years, so there’s plenty of time to plan a trip and redeem an experience. Plant a seed for wanderlust!
Best Foot Forward
Foot Cardigan Subscription – $33 – $121
Sock gifts get a bad rap, but we blame those generic multi-packs of white tube socks. Foot Cardigan’s socks are the antithesis of your grandma’s go-to gift. Their quirky, festive designs for both men and women are FUN to receive – especially on a monthly basis! Gift your Ninja a three, six, nine, or 12-month subscription.
Wine and Dine
OpenTable Gift Card
Dinner and drinks? Cocktails and apps? Coffee and dessert? With an OpenTable gift card, it’s Ninja’s choice! OpenTable works with over 3,500 restaurants, so they can enjoy a night on the town that suits their unique tastes.
For the Well-Read Warrior
Amazon Kindle Unlimited Membership – $60 – $240
If your Ninja is the first person you think of when you need a book recommendation, get them ALL THE BOOKS with an Amazon Kindle Unlimited Membership. A membership comes with unlimited access to over one million books and thousands of audiobooks. Books can be read on any device, but Kindles start at just $50 (and ship the same day). Bundle for the win!
Makers and Shakers
Is your Ninja a DIY-er? Or a DIY admirer? If they’ve been touched by the maker revolution in any way, a gift card for Craftsy or Etsy is guaranteed to make their Admin Day. Etsy’s online marketplace is filled with one-of-a-kind, handmade gifts from all over the world. And Craftsy offers online craft classes, making it easier than ever to learn new skills like knitting, woodworking, and jewelry making.
Zojirushi Stainless Steel Mug & Coffee Gift Card – $80
This stainless steel, vacuum-insulated travel mug is winning the coffee game – it has almost 2,000 five-star reviews on Amazon! And same-day shipping is available in most cities. Pair it with a gift card for your Ninja’s favorite roast (Starbucks, Peet’s, The Coffee Bean, or your local cafe are all easy crowd pleasers). We recommend loading a gift card with at least $50 so they can enjoy a few specialty drinks.
The Next Best Thing
AMEX Business Gift Card
Cash is king but a wad stuffed in an envelope doesn’t really scream “I appreciate you” (at least not in the way you intend it to). That’s why an Amex Business Gift Card is the next best thing. Not only does your Office Ninja get to shop for whatever their heart desires, but they can use these anywhere where AMEX is accepted (that means everywhere). Bonus: if the funds are ever lost or (worse) stolen, don’t fret—AMEX allows you to replace funds in those situations, making it safer than cash.
See that – there are lots of last minute Admin Day gifts that are worthy of your favorite Ninja. (We told you we’ve got your back!) And, if all else fails, go with one of our OfficeNinjas Ambassador’s suggestions: an IOU for a future lunch and a handwritten note expressing your sincere gratitude.
Which of these last-minute (but still awesome!) gifts do you think your resident Office Ninja would like the best?