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Valentine's Day in the workplace - possible to give themed gifts without romantic undertones?

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Valentine's Day in the workplace - possible to give themed gifts without romantic undertones?

jubilant cerise | Feb 9, 2011 05:50 PM

A friend of mine asked me to bake her some cookies as gifts for the trades people she works with. She's a designer and has a regular roster of electricians, carpenters, etc. I'm not sure it's appropriate. Christmas tends to be the time of year one gives gifts of appreciation. Don't most people who celebrate Valentine's do so for romantic reasons? If she gives the trades people cookies, will they see it as a flirtation? And even if they don't, won't someone's wife get mad? It would be different if it were just a plate of cookies to share at work in the office on Valentine's - these gift cookies seem to have more intent, whether she means them to or not. Or am I overthinking this?

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