i know im a few hrd late but better late then never
Sysadminday has existed since 2000 (always the last Friday in July) and even Has its own songWebsite
, where you also find a little boring list of suggestions for gifts. A gift certificate to Amazon, a laser pointer or a MP3 player are among the gift ideas.
Now you might ask, why you should buy a gift for your admin - this unknown, unseen person pulls cables around the office and go to work in the middle of the night to install patches. But remember that it is perhaps just this patch that prevents your computer from being hacked tomorrow.
"Think of all those long hours (including weekends) and demanding tasks. Let's be honest. Sometimes we do not know our System Administrators as well as they know us. Remember that this is the day where you can show your gratitude to your system administrator for their hard work. Thank them for all they have done for you and your business, "reads the invitation of sysadminday website.
In a high-tech world where electronic messages smoking around the globe in milliseconds and even the largest distances is invisible on the net, it's easy to forget that it is people who will install the servers, pulling cables and keeps this whole electronic infrastructure running.
So remember to honor your admin - small sacrificial gifts to the IT gods can never hurt.