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5 Gift-Giving Holidays You Don’t Want to Forget This Fall

5 Gift-Giving Holidays You Don’t Want to Forget This Fall

While there may not be any traditional gift-giving holidays in October, that doesn’t mean you can’t still find reasons to celebrate. Sure, anyone can give a gift for Valentine’s Day, Christmas or a birthday, but those gifts are expected. By embracing these October holidays, you can surprise the special people in your life with a meaningful and unexpected gift.

Here are 5 great gift-giving holidays to mark on your calendar this month.

1. World Teachers’ Day, Oct. 5

Let’s face it: teachers deserve to be celebrated every day. However, it’s still nice to recognize the great teachers in your life on this worldwide day of celebration. Consider writing your favorite teacher a card, giving them an orchid to brighten up their classroom or buying them a gift certificate to their favorite restaurant.

2. National Boss’s Day, Oct. 16

One way to get on your boss’s good side is by remembering National Boss’s Day. This relatively unknown holiday is typically on October 16th, but is occasionally changed to the nearest workday when the 16th falls on a weekend.

3. National Sweetest Day, Oct. 21

You’d be hard pressed to find a nicer holiday than Sweetest Day. More commonly observed in the Midwest, Sweetest Day is celebrated by being generous in small ways. Though the holiday originally began as a candy giving holiday, it has evolved to mean caring for someone who needs a reminder of “the sweetness in the world” and can be celebrated with any small token — whether cards, treats, flowers, etc.

4. Mother-in-Law Day, Oct. 22

Sure, everyone’s heard of Mother’s Day, but did you know there is also a Mother-in-Law Day? Recognizing this lesser-known celebration is a great way to remind your spouse’s mother just how much you appreciate her.

5. National Chocolate Day, Oct. 28

There’s always someone in your life who needs chocolate. Whether it’s a family member who’s been going through a hard time or just a friend whose eyes light up when they see a bag of M&Ms, this day is a perfect excuse to give chocolate as a gift.

So, what are you waiting for? Mark your calendar and make this October extra special.

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