You've just been handed a gift, and you can feel the excitement from your wide-eyed friend. The huge grin on their face says it all... "you're going to LOVE it!"
Gift giving requires a certain art and balance. Presents should be thoughtful, personal, but never showy ... it's no wonder the holidays are so full o...
It may be cold outside, but ice cream novelties are definitely hot for the holidays! Here are some items -- some wacky, some useful, some delicious -- that will be sure to please the ice cream lovers on your holiday gift list.
Tired of giving the same old thing around the holidays? In a bind for some gifts as the deadline draws near? Before you settle, get a pinch of inspiration from some of Chicago's most creative artists and entrepreneurs on the list below.
Needless to say, you can imagine the shock when our 6-year-old asked for an iPod Touch for Christmas. Who the hell did he think he was? Alex P. Keaton?
By guest blogger Wendy Gordon, pioneer in the green consumer movement I'm a cautious shopper by nature, but the holidays make me more so. As I'm n...
This year in the frenzy of holiday shopping, why not give a gift that gives back? There are tons of cute and stylish opportunities to make a powerful difference while also making someone's day.
From gourmet goodies to decadent bath products to home décor, hotels have plenty of items that can make the perfect present -- so swipe something on your next hotel stay (and pay up, of course!) or simply swipe the suggestion!
Say bye-bye fruitcake and hello cool, creative and festive this holiday. These hostess gifts are sure to kick off some party conversation and keep you on the VIP guest list for the rest of the year.
In a season when many of us are focused on gift buying or a tax deduction, December is a good time to think about another kind of giving: donating.
With the holidays upon us, many (including myself) are scrambling to find last-minute gifts. For me, avoiding the stores, post office and intricate gift-wrapping sessions is key to maintaining sanity.
I think it is time we started a new tradition; one that gives back to the communities that support us, and builds a foundation for giving that extends well beyond the New Year.
As a seasoned financial adviser, it should come as no surprise that knowledge is power -- and that helping your loved ones live the best financial life possible is the noblest gift of all.
As the saying goes, it's always better to give than to receive -- and it's even better when the gift itself gives back. In this season of conspicuous consumerism, there are many shopping options that have a charitable component.
We love a good story about an amazing invention that turns someone's life around and makes them into a millionaire. It's especially fun when the inventor is someone unexpected, like a stay-at-home mom or a grandmother with a dream.