Sorry to relay this message, but this is for all of you who plan on getting your favorite teachers and staff gifts for the end of the year.…
The state’s gift guidelines provide that the following are acceptable (these guidelines may not apply for employees whose official duties include procurement):
•“Gifts of Aloha” — modest gifts of nominal value traditionally given as part of Hawaiian culture as a gesture of aloha or goodwill such as a flower lei or a box of cookies to share with the office — and other gifts of nominal value such as small promotional business items (e.g. pens with company logo).
•Meals and “Food and Drink” types of events valued at under $25. (This limit applies to the whole event.)
In other words, keep your gift value $24.99 or less!