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Gift Giving

Why Getting Your Gifts Out Into the World Is Essential

Laura DiMinno | Posted 02.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Laura DiMinno

(Photo credit: Peter J. Hughes) Now is the time more than ever to share your gifts with the world. We are being called to bring forth that which is u...

The Three Stages of Japanese Gift-Giving

Maika Koehl | Posted 01.13.2016 | Travel
Maika Koehl

Every winter, I make a 5,568 mile trek to Tokyo to visit friends and extended family. My most recent trip swirled with purikura booths, broken English...

The Evolution of Gift Giving

Lisa Smith Molinari | Posted 12.21.2015 | Comedy
Lisa Smith Molinari

Sometime after the Earth cooled - let's just say it was between a gazillion and a gagillion years ago - slimy little amoebas sprouted fins and then le...

I Fell for it Again

Curtis Rogers | Posted 12.21.2015 | Parents
Curtis Rogers

A few months ago my wife and I had a serious discussion about Christmas. We decided . . . once again . . . that we would not purchase gifts for each ...

A Surefire Way To Step Up Your Gift-Wrapping Game

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 12.16.2015 | OWN

For all of the effort and thought we put into finding the perfect presents for family and friends, there's one element of gift-giving that often gets ...

8 Creative Gift Ideas For Those Who Have Everything

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 12.03.2015 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

Thanksgiving is over. The leftovers are stored. The leaves from the dining room table leaves have been removed and relegated to attic storage. The excess calories are hopefully burning off. Onto the 'Holiday Season' in earnest. Oh boy. More stress.

The Day My Husband Received His New Lungs

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 11.20.2015 | Fifty
Tam Warner Minton

On the cusp of the Season of Giving, I thought about writing a very profound and poetic post about my husband's miraculous double lung transplant in September 2013 ... but instead, I think I will skip the poetry and say it straight.

9 Ways To Make Your Mom Feel Extra Special on Mother's Day

Jacqueline Whitmore | Posted 05.06.2016 | Parents
Jacqueline Whitmore

When you lose you mom, you lose your fan club. That's why it's important to celebrate your mom while she's still in your life.

The Joy in Celebrating

Christa Dowling | Posted 05.12.2015 | HuffPost Home
Christa Dowling

It takes the warmth of friends and loved ones to make it special and a joyful gesture of romance is part of this time. Welcoming spring, a wedding, a birthday, a promotion, all these are the most precious moments in everyone's life.

Quick Yet Thoughtful Gift Ideas

Kayla Matthews | Posted 03.07.2015 | Style
Kayla Matthews

Last-minute gift giving doesn't have to be insincere. Any gift that you want to give has the potential to be more customized and personalized, if only by a simple card letting the recipient know how much they mean to you.

Finding Your Way to a Merry Christmas

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

You've worked so hard to make a happy holiday season for the people you love -- the rest of us have no idea what it's taken you to get to this point. ...

7 Science-Backed Ways to Give Less-Bad Gifts

Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living

By Melissa Dahl Follow @melissadahl To you, gift-giving is a mildly stressful holiday chore. To researchers who study consumer psychology, it's a...

Last Minute Holiday Shopping? A Pet Could Be the Perfect Gift

Becky Robinson | Posted 02.21.2015 | Green
Becky Robinson

'Tis the season of giving, and everywhere you look you'll see suggestions for the "perfect gifts" for your loved ones: something they'll love forever, something they'll never forget, something unique. How about someone -- how about a kitten or cat from the shelter?

These Simple Tips Could End The Stress Of Holiday Shopping For Your Partner

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 12.08.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

While we rejoice in the holiday spirit, it can often be stressful to find your special someone that perfect gift. But here are some tips on how to mak...

The Best Gifts Your Favorite Chefs Have Ever Gotten

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 11.26.2014 | Taste

25 gifts from the ultimate tastemakers.

10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Buy On

The Huffington Post | Kristina Martin | Posted 11.18.2014 | HuffPost Home

It happens all the time: You need to buy your brother's friend's uncle's girlfriend a present for a party that you were invited to, and you have no id...

An Unofficial Ranking Of Journals And Notebooks

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 09.04.2014 | HuffPost Home

Those of us who still can't resist the urge to physically write our thoughts on paper hide a secret shame: A treasure trove (read: hoard) of notebooks...

What My Daughter Had for Lunch

Maureen Anderson | Posted 08.20.2014 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

Is she getting along with her roommate? Are her classes challenging, but not too? Is she looking forward to our visit as much as we are?

10 Gifts Newlyweds Are Sure To Love

Sara Morgan | Posted 05.04.2014 | Weddings
Sara Morgan

Creating a wedding registry can feel more like a to-do list than a compilation of products that inspire and excite you, but it doesn't have to be.

How b.good Blends Loyalty With Love

Rajesh Setty | Posted 04.24.2014 | Business
Rajesh Setty

Loyalty programs are not new. Before the age of smart phones, people were carrying punch cards to get a free gift of some kind (e.g.: a free drink) w...

Hey Dads! This Christmas, Give the Gift of You

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 02.19.2014 | Parents
Scott Behson, PhD

Our kids may want things, but they NEED time with their fathers more. This Christmas, instead of stuff, we should give our kids the opportunities to do more fun things with us. Here are a few ideas how.

This Christmas, Let's Bring Back WWJD

Angela Jamene | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
Angela Jamene

I know it can be easy to buy into the idea that you are pressured by someone or something to make sure you stress yourself and your finances to the limit but that is about as far from scripture as you can get without committing a felony

Soup's On!

Amy Rothenberg, ND | Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Rothenberg, ND

I would make Kim the first and only member of the Soup of the Month Club. I would make a palm-sized accordion book, with fold over pockets for every month, each with a named soup card. Then as the months rolled around, I would make and deliver to her front door the soup du jour and other accoutrements.

10 Tips to Make Your Kids Good Gift Givers

Beth Kobliner | Posted 02.17.2014 | Money
Beth Kobliner

With tweens spending a reported $43 billion of their own money this year -- averaging an insane $2,000 per kid -- we need to teach our kids how to fend off aggressive marketing tactics and remind them that it is the thought, after all, that counts.

Fragrant Gifts for the Holidays

Chris Formosa | Posted 02.12.2014 | Style
Chris Formosa

When it comes to gift giving, some of us have a particular philosophy: always give something that lasts forever. From this point of view, it would seem that perfumes and complementary products do not qualify as proper gifts.