Monthly Contest and Giveaways

I dont know about you, but I love contests. Not that I win many, but never-the-less they are a lot of fun.

I was browsing around the Yakezie forum (I needed a break from making journal entries), and found a few sites that are having contests or giveaways in February. I thought I would post a few for you to go and check out.

Contests I Entered in February

Simply Investing Enter to win a share of over $1,100 in cash and prizes. Nothing to purchase here; just sign up for the newsletter or post a quick tweet and you are all set.

My Personal Finance Journey Enter to win cash not only for you but for charity as well. You can enter by doing simply tasks such a liking a post of Facebook, sending a tweet on Twitter, and subscribing to the newsletter.

Retire By 40 You had me at Amazon.Want me to enter your contest? Offer me a chance to win an Amazon gift card. I am a sucker for that type of prize.  My Kindle Fire needs more stuff!

Moms Plans Since my wife and I spend so much money eating out, this offer was too good to be true. If you want to get a free copy, make sure you head over there right now and enter.

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What Do I Give Coworkers for Christmas

I do not know about you but each year I find myself wondering what do I give coworkers for Christmas. It is, after all, difficult to draw the line between giving a gift that is too much versus one that says that you have given absolutely no thought to the gift whatsoever. Fortunately, I have come up with a few simple Christmas gift ideas for coworkers.

When it comes to buying the perfect gift for people that you work with there are three basic options. You can give the cool gift, the homemade gift, or the gag gift. How you decide which one is appropriate really depends upon the type of relationship you have with your fellow workers. Here are a few of my personal favorite gift ideas.

Cool Gifts Gift Cards

While it is certainly true that you may not want to give a gift card to a family member at Christmas, they are certainly appropriate as an office gift; particularly if you are participating in some form of Secret Santa exchange. Many people, however, often buy gift cards that are specific to their tastes and preferences without any regard for the intended individual.

Instead, think about buying a generic Christmas gift card that can be used to buy just about anything. One popular idea is an Amazon gift card.

Homemade Gifts

Many people love to cook. Even better, many people are really good at it. If this describes you then a homemade gift may the perfect Christmas gift idea for coworkers. Last year, I receive a batch of homemade cookies along that were absolutely fantastic. What made this gift even more special was the fact that my secret Santa also gave me the receipt, and the ingredients, to make more for myself. Not only was this a creative idea, it was also extremely thoughtful.

This is one idea that I will certainly be stealing this Christmas.

Gag Gift

If you have a loose, carefree relationship with your coworkers a gag gift is right up your alley. When it comes to gag gifts think ugly sweaters, customized coffee mugs, or even funny mouse pads. The only real rule is to keep it clean. While it is true that you may enjoy a good working relationship with your fellow employees, you would not want to ruin it by giving a tasteless or completely inappropriate gift.

What Do I Give Coworkers for Christmas

Still haven’t come up with a good idea? Why not donate a small amount of money to a local charity or non-profit organization? If you know a little about the types of causes your coworkers support even better. Most charitable organizations will be more than happy to provide you with a certificate or receipt that you can give to show that a donation has been made of their behalf.

When it comes to buying Christmas gifts for coworkers the sky really is the limit. As long as you take into consideration the type of people they are, the kind of relationships you have, and the interests they enjoy, you will be fine.

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