Cinco de Mayo Gifts for Coworkers

When you think of Cinco de Mayo, you think of festivals and parades full of people celebrating by getting totally inebriated. But what if your workplace frowns on alcoholic gifts for coworkers? You’ll need to “think outside of the bottle” and pick a gift that won’t get you (or your coworkers) in trouble.

Of course, the most obvious idea is picking up a few sombreros and maracas. Both are clearly Mexican themed, which means they’re great for office parties. They’re also essential to celebrating Cinco de Mayo, and incredibly inexpensive. You can make some yourself, or pick them up inexpensively from party supply stores.

With everyone dressed up and shaking their maracas, you might find these stick-on fiesta mustaches appropriate for the party, too. They’re really fun, super cheap, and can result in some of the most memorable photos you’ll ever take around the office – especially if you can get your boss to wear one. [Read more…]

Earth Day Gifts for Coworkers

Hopefully they’re making a big deal out of Earth Day at your office. It’s a great chance to spread awareness for a number of environmental issues plaguing modern society. Above all, though, it provides an opportunity to connect with like-minded eco-conscious office mates. Earth Day is April 22.

Picking out the perfect gifts for coworkers celebrating Earth Day allows you to do two things:

  1. Expose others to the environmental issues you’re passionate about
  2. Connect with others who share your passion for saving the Earth.

You might think that it would be difficult to pick out Earth Day gifts for coworkers who fall into one category or the other, but that’s just not the case. Below you’ll find a few ideas that make perfect gifts for coworkers, regardless of how concerned they are about the environment – because they help them save money and care for Mother Earth at the same time, meaning you’ll have the perfect “green approach” for everyone. [Read more…]

Good Friday – Gifts to Help Coworkers End Lent

If you’re looking for a gift for coworkers ending Lent, you’ll need to understand what they’ve gone through during the last several weeks. If you’re Catholic, you’ll clearly understand what it means to go through the entire process – as well as the amount of celebration that comes on Good Friday. If not, you’ll really need to put yourself in their shoes.

Christians, and Catholics in particular, practice lent by giving something up for 40 weekdays. This can be just about anything – be it a certain type of food, video games, and even sex. The entire practice is designed to help enforce the spiritual acts of self-discipline taught in the holy gospel. By successfully completing the practice, followers of the Christian faith are imitating Jesus Christ’s 40 days of fasting before starting his ministry.

Even though the practice is designed to help reinforce the lessons taught in the bible, it’s tough. Even the most devout Christians can struggle to get through Lent each year. When you decide to buy a gift for coworkers on Good Friday, you’ll need to tread carefully – you wouldn’t want your gift to offend their sensibilities. Since it’s a religious practice, that can be all too easy to do. [Read more…]

April 5 Is National Walk to Work Day – Gift Ideas

National Walk to Work Day is an event that takes place annually. It was created in 2004 as a way to spread awareness the healthy benefits of walking, is sponsored by Prevention magazine, and is officially endorsed by the Department of Health. It’s a great time to help others understand how their lifestyle decisions impact their long term health, and there are a few great gifts for coworkers that can facilitate your efforts. [Read more…]