Here is a great happy 5 year work anniversary gift for my colleague. I have been giving her a hard time for the entire year and now it seems that she has finally realized that I am her best friend. She has told me that she misses me so much, that she has not been able to see me as much as she usually does because I have been in and out of her office so much. She even confessed to me that she sometimes wonders if I am dead or gone. To me this is such a great honor and I think she is truly grateful for my friendship and support during these difficult times.
So what do you get your colleague for this happy 5 year work anniversary? Well, I think the first thing you should do is send her a nice handwritten card. Make it very personal and tell her just how much you appreciate her and how much she means to you. I have even given her handwritten cards on more than one occasion. For me this is one of the best ways to express how much she means to me and also how important I think she is to you.
The next step is to send a small flower arrangement or box of chocolates to tell your colleague how much you care. Or you could send her a beautiful hand made bow of lavender or an evening bouquet of roses. Anything that will show her how appreciated she is and how important she is to you. These are the things that show her how thankful you are for her being a wonderful assistant to you. This is the most popular method of a happy anniversary gift.
If your colleague has just received some bad news then a good way of saying congratulations would be to send her a note. Try and write it as jubilant as possible and include a cute phrase like “Congratulations on a job well done”. It doesn't have to be anything fancy but the idea is to convey that you are happy to have her in your corner. You could also send a small thank you card along with the flowers or by post.
Sometimes a simple handwritten note is not enough. At these times you may want to go the extra mile and send a small corporate gift to show you care. Some examples of very nice corporate gifts to congratulate your colleagues on a happy anniversary would be – gift baskets, personalized desk accessories, personalized photo frames, promotional mouse pads, desk clocks. These are all very nice and will really show how much you appreciate your colleagues and that they are important to you.
Whatever you do for your colleague, make sure that it is done with love and with a sincere heart. When it comes to a happy 5 year work anniversary, it is important to let your colleague know that you still care about her and the business. Sometimes it can be a bit awkward to do this, especially if your colleague has just recently started working with you, but be patient and be proud of your achievement. And then when your colleague is about to celebrate it, say happy congratulations and start working with her again!