At the state school I have been at the longest I get to work with the two most wonderful department administrative assistants...so bringing them well-deserved gifts is one of my favorite things to do. For this year's Administrative Professionals Day I went with an ice cream theme (after discussing ice cream with them recently).
I purchased gift cards for the local grocery store chain that seems to have the most extensive selection of ice creams and these ice cream scoops.
But I work for three schools, and have lots of administrative professionals to thank, so I wrapped up gift cards for a frozen yogurt shop for the other schools too.
And here is a sheet of gift tags in case you want to give ice cream themed gifts too... download ice cream tag sheet