Archive for April, 2011

8 Holidays In April You Probably Didn’t Know About

April 8th, 2011

April showers bring May flowers. April Come She Did. April Fool’s Day. Or as Frank put it, “April in Paris, this is a feeling / That no one can ever reprise.” If you can’t make it to Paris this month, fret not, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate the fact that spring has sprung (or is on its way to springing if you live in the Midwest like us).

What goes down in the month of April? Fools run amok. There’s pastel colored treats and baskets of bunnies and dyed eggs galore. There’s certainly more days to whip out your galoshes and sassy storm gear. We know this much about the month of April, but a quick survey of the office demonstrates how little we know about the other awesome holidays taking place this month. We’ve already missed a few, but in the event you wanted to a purchase your loved ones gifts for these rare occasions, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 most awesome holidays taking place in the Month of April. Get ready for the craziness because we’re pretty sure you haven’t heard of these gems:

April 8th: Draw a Picture of a Bird Day – We’re baffled by how or why this became a holiday, but apparently today is Draw a Picture of a Bird Day. If you wanted to invest in an eGift card for a special someone today, we recommend Dick Blick’s Art Supplies. You know, for crayons and paper and such to allow your loved one to construct the most artful bird possible. We don’t kid about eGift cards.

April 11th: Eight Track Tape Day – Huh? What’s that? Just kidding. We remember those. Kind of. This day celebrates the invention of the eight track tape which many of us relied on to listen to sweet melodies before cassettes, CDs, and then digital downloads. Because we’re fans of all things eco-friendly here at GiftZip.com, we are going to recommend you head over to iTunes and purchase iTunes gift cards for your pals so they can listen to their fave music. The eight track tape will understand.

April 13th: Scrabble Day – This one we can understand because Scrabble is a classic family pass time and definitely on our list of favorites board games. This day in April celebrates the popular board game, Scrabble. FYI, Scrabble was created in 1938 by Alfred Mosher Butts. Celebrate this wordy holiday with a game of Scrabble, get it on Amazon.

April 14th: Look Up At The Sky Day – Make sure it is still there. Make sure nothing is going to fall on your head. Just kidding! April 14th marks the day each year we are directed to gaze up at the wide open sky. If you’re going to make the most of this rare occasion, we recommend getting your loved ones a Bass Pro Shop gift certificate to pick from the array of high quality binoculars they offer so that they can accurately see what’s going on up there. You’re welcome.

April 15th: Rubber Eraser Day - This monumental occasion celebrates the invention of the rubber eraser. According to Holiday Insights, there’s two reasons why we don’t just dub this holiday “Eraser Day”: 1. Erasers were made of rubber. Today, they are made of rubber or vinyl. 2. In England, they were formally called “rubbers”. We’re going to try to be mature and not poke fun at that. If you want to live it up in office supplies style on this day, get a Organize.com eGift card to let them stock up on rubber erasers.

April 17th: Blah, Blah, Blah Day – The 17th of April marks Blah, Blah, Blah Day. No, not the Ke$ha song. Blah, Blah, Blah day is the one day a year dedicated to doing all of the things that people have been repeatedly asking you to do or that you’ve been putting off.  According to Holiday Insights, Blah, Blah, Blah Day is a copyrighted holiday. It was created and is provided by the people over at  Wellcat.com. We recommend a Home Depot eGift card for those home projects you’ve been meaning to get done.

April 22nd: National High Five Day - WOO! HIGH FIVE! Make sure your hands are clean before you go around swapping hand sweat with strangers. Take some preventative measures and buy your pals drugstore.com gift certificates to stock up on antibacterial, vitamins, and band-aids for the high fives gone awry.

April 25th: World Penguin Day – Celebrate our flightless friends by wattling on over to Barnes & Noble and grabbing a book on these wonderful little creatures.

April 26th: Hug An Australian Day - Well, go ahead. Hug one. If by chance you are unable to locate an Aussie, why not just hug your Uggs? Ugg boots, that is. Get your pals an eGift certificate to Ugg Australia and let them cling to their fuzzy, warm boots. FYI, Hug an Australian Day is a copyrighted holiday ceated and is provided by Wellcat.com.

There you have it. Our complete gift guide for the month of April. Don’t fancy our gift ideas? Comment and share yours!

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