There's a lot of pressure this time of year, and it comes at us in all directions from presents to food to family. Before you barrel through it witho...
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.
But that old saying about it's the thought that counts is not really a superficial sentiment. Gifts need to be a genuine expression of love and well thought out. They need to come from the heart, not out of a sense of obligation or duty.
Whatever you wind up stuffing in those stockings, be sure that when you're stuffing your mouths, you keep these tips in mind to keep your own holiday waste-free.
In the spirit of the season, give extra thought to giving divorced friends some special gifts that'll help them through the season. These can be little stocking stuffers that will make them smile.
To complete the drag look, a queen needs jewelry: big, sparkly jewelry to be exact. So once again find out whom your drag queen orders their jewelry from, and order a piece of two. If your favorite drag queen is new, ask around for some suggestions and place an order.
This year, set aside the generic holiday wrapping paper, and give your gifts the star treatment with DIY wrapping techniques.
Get into the holiday spirit and send some fabulous packages all tied up with strings.
What's the ideal holiday spirit? That's a question we're asked all the time.
Either my husband is the hardest person on the planet to shop for (it's probably this), or my gifts give off the vibe of being an assignment.
With nearly 300,000 students studying abroad in 2012-2013, a new wave of students will depart on a much-anticipated adventure abroad right after the holidays. Consider giving that special student in your life a present they will find invaluable during their time abroad.
10 beauty gifts that are so good, they're on fire.
For more handcrafted nerdery, and bonus creepy tree points, head to Etsy for a Weeping Angel tree topper. Just don't Blink when gazing at your decorations, opening your presents... and better not sleep on Christmas Eve either.
It can be particularly difficult to find appropriate (and appreciated!) gifts for our older relatives, friends or clients. So what's the secret to success when shopping for the senior in your life? Do you go with practical or fun? High-tech or low-tech?
I am a 10-month-old baby and I write because my mother has been sending out my "Christmas List" to people, and her list does not in any way represent the things I really want. I could give two s#*ts about receiving stacking cups.
How about something edible or even better? Let's put a little oomph and pizzazz into the gift giving this season.