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Gift Giving

Generosity Without Expectation

Jennifer McCrea | Posted 02.09.2013 | Impact
Jennifer McCrea

I believed my stepdaughter should be grateful and happy with my gift, but the truth is, that isn't real generosity. True generosity is relationship.

Ditch the Inner Scrooge

Rob White | Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

Give your inner Scrooge the boot and give yourself the gift of honoring yourself by upgrading your model of reality, whether it's a better relationship, better health, better anything that you deserve. That's a gift that truly keeps on giving.

How To Give More Mindful Gifts This Year

Posted 12.09.2012 | Healthy Living

By Art Markman, Ph.D for Did the sight of Black Friday shoppers crowding into stores a couple weeks ago got you a little queasy? Part...

How I Reclaimed Hanukkah and Got Rid of the Teenage Gimmies

Mara Shapiro | Posted 02.05.2013 | Parents
Mara Shapiro

I asked my teenagers what they wanted for holiday gifts. They said they didn't know. And nothing. How is this possible? Teenagers in a consumer age and not only do you have everything you need, you don't actually want anything? I was surprised. And then I patted myself on the back.

Are You a Bad Gifter (in More Ways Than One)?

Brian R. Weinberg | Posted 12.06.2012 | Impact
Brian R. Weinberg

Many articles have been written about the negative impact of business. The question is what can we as consumers do about it?

'Waste Not, Want Not' -- Talk to Your Kids About Regifting

Neale Godfrey | Posted 02.05.2013 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

For as long as people have been receiving gifts, some of those gifts have been regifted. The Magi brought the first Christmas gifts, and while everyone likes gold, I'm pretty certain the frankincense and myrrh were regifted.

10 Inexpensive Out-Of-The-Box Gift Ideas

Kathryn Livingston | Posted 02.03.2013 | Fifty
Kathryn Livingston

What's the message we're giving our kids about presents? Does a gift really have to come in a box, have a fancy price tag and a designer label? With economic turmoil swirling all around us, I wonder if this would be a good time to teach kids that we can think outside the box when it comes to gift-giving.

10 Inexpensive Out-Of-The-Box Gift Ideas

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 01.31.2013 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

What's the message we're giving our kids about presents? Does a gift really have to come in a box, have a fancy price tag and a designer label? With economic turmoil swirling all around us, I wonder if this would be a good time to teach kids that we can think outside the box when it comes to gift-giving.

Why I'm Withholding Presents From My Daughter

LearnVest | Posted 01.29.2013 | Money

Gift-giving may never be the same and why that's a good thing.

I'm Not Giving Gifts This Holiday, Because I Can't Top This

Christina Anderson | Posted 01.28.2013 | Style
Christina Anderson

Call me a Scrooge, but I refuse to buy Christmas presents this year.

Making A Difference: The World of Giving -- Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday... Giving Tuesday?

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 01.28.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday are supposed to be the Holy Grail of deal-finding days, but the latest phenomenon looks to change our approach to the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

Alternative Giving on Giving Tuesday

Pierre Ferrari | Posted 01.26.2013 | Impact
Pierre Ferrari

This Giving Tuesday, I challenge you to take what you saved and buy your loved ones alternative gifts that really make an impact. Use our Black Friday Savings Calculator to figure out how your savings can be translated into life-changing gifts. It's money well spent.

Why Black Friday Is Tough For Hoarders

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.26.2012 | Fifty

Black Friday comes with its own set of challenges for hoarders, according to Dr. David F. Tolin, author of "Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive A...

Honey, You Shouldn't Have. Really. (Worst Gifts Ever)

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.23.2012 | Fifty

"In my 14 years of marriage, I'd say the worst present I ever received was a state-of-the-art barbeque grill because it was clearly for him to put out by the pool ... and not for me! Ha!"

Holiday Giving

Mindy Utay | Posted 01.20.2013 | Style
Mindy Utay

What is the emotional context of the gift? What is the message you want to convey?

5 Fabulous Fashion Gift Ideas Post 50s Will Love

Jesse Garza | Posted 01.14.2013 | Fifty
Jesse Garza

Since we are still slightly ahead of the holiday madness, we thought that now would the perfect time to share some of our tricks, tips and secret weapons.

Huffington This Week: Reinventing the Art of Giving

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.16.2013 | HuffPost Home
Arianna Huffington

In this double issue of Huffington magazine, I'm delighted to present our first-ever Huffington gift guide. Our editors have drawn up a list of their favorite gift ideas for everyone: from travelers, sports fans and gadget lovers to environmentalists, culture buffs and kids. But our guide is more than just a list of stuff to buy; it's about "seeing the holiday season as a time of reinvention."

The Perfect Gift: #1

Dana Holmes | Posted 11.24.2012 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

As much as I am here to tell you what the best gifts are, how to give great gifts and what the rules are for giving well... I'm also here to get you thinking and talking about your own gift giving experiences.

Unhappy With Your Family's Gift-Giving Culture? So Do Something About It Already!

Katy Wolk-Stanley | Posted 10.13.2012 | Money
Katy Wolk-Stanley

Do you spend the month of December annoyed and stressed out because your family's gift-giving expectations are out of control? Please take comfort in knowing that you are not alone.

The Calm Parent's Guide To Gift-Giving

Common Sense Media | Posted 08.26.2012 | Parents
Common Sense Media

If you have strong feelings about what is and isn't appropriate, there are polite and reasonable ways of getting your wishes across.

Redditors Celebrate Arbitrary Day: Gift-Giving For No Reason

Posted 05.30.2012 | Impact

Reddit users are known for marching to their own beat, so it comes as no surprise they're preparing to celebrate their own unique holiday: Arbitrary D...

Courtney Cachet's "MY MOM'S THE BOMB!" Mother's Day Gift Guide

Courtney Cachet | Posted 07.06.2012 | Style
Courtney Cachet

No matter who you are or where you come from, we love our children and we'd give our right arm for them. So give her something cool, will ya? Don't know what to get? Relax, I got your back.

And the Best Holiday Gift Was...

Karin Kasdin | Posted 03.04.2012 | Fifty
Karin Kasdin

Fortunately, we experience the same feelings of usefulness and caring when we give to strangers or the less fortunate as we do when we gift those closest to our hearts. Giving material gifts as well as gifts of time and service should be a critical component of family life.

The 'Gift of Giving'

Nancy Davis | Posted 02.19.2012 | Impact
Nancy Davis

I began writing this blog almost two weeks ago in hopes of getting it published before the holidays. But I was sidetracked once again by my cancer. It...

Christmas Isn't a Bad Boyfriend

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 02.17.2012 | Style
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Just as we set our boundaries, hold our ground, and stand firm against unrealistic expectations in other relationships (needy friends, ex-spouses, PTA), we are capable of doing the same with this holiday.