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10 Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas

Catie Parrish | Posted 02.15.2014 | HuffPost Home
Catie Parrish

This year, set aside the generic holiday wrapping paper, and give your gifts the star treatment with DIY wrapping techniques.

A 10-Month-Old's Letter To Santa

Raquel D'Apice | Posted 02.10.2014 | Parents
Raquel D'Apice

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.

Why I'm Buying My Kids A Lot of Presents

Lyz Lenz | Posted 02.05.2014 | Parents
Lyz Lenz

I realize I'm writing a defense of consumerism. A treatise on spoiling. But it's one day. One day I can say "yes."

Stumped By What to Get Your Older Children for the Holidays? Here's a Solution That Will WOW Them!

Laura Wellington | Posted 02.02.2014 | Parents
Laura Wellington

There are moments in all parents' lives when they just can't figure out what to get their children and leaning on a big name retailer to pull a rabbit from a hat for them only adds to the frustration despite the helpful lists these retailers strive to provide.

The Logic of Gifting Health

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

This holiday season, as our own thoughts turn aspirational for ourselves and those we love, permit to suggest the logic of not just wishing for health and long life, but gifting them. I believe the right approach allows for exactly that.

Hanukkah, Christmas & Black Friday Presence

Rabbi Baruch HaLevi | Posted 01.28.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Baruch HaLevi

For those who celebrate Chanukah we're already knee high into the gifts. For those who celebrate Christmas though, you fortunately have a few weeks left, indeed, Black Friday (sounds way cooler than it is) has arrived.

Light Go On -- Part XI -- Presents

Thomas Bähler | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

Great Spirit faith is the right word faith came into my life brought into my life by you and I have faith that you will bring me more presents than...

WATCH: Wife & Daughter Make Father's Day Gifts for Dad, Anchorman Actor David Koechner

HooplaHa | Posted 11.18.2014 | HuffPost Home

When words aren't enough to tell the father in your life how much he means to you, you can say it with a homemade gift from the heart. For Father's Da...

14 Truly Cool Wedding Gifts | Posted 04.25.2013 | Weddings

While cash always seems the preferred gift these days, the best ones say something about the life you hope the happy couple will lead. If you want to ...

What Type Of Gift Wrapper Are You?

Janie Emaus | Posted 02.18.2013 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

The older I get, the more I dislike gift wrapping. Not that I ever really liked it in the first place. I'd just as soon put the presents I've bought in paper bags. But all that brown isn't very festive and I don't think my family would be too happy with what resembles bags of groceries for them to open.

Fun Gift Ideas, From Colin Cowie (WATCH)

Posted 08.15.2013 | Home

Stuck in a rut of giving gift cards, boxed chocolates and wine? Event and lifestyle expert Colin Cowie gave me suggestions for diversifying the presen...

6 Ways to Save Money This Holiday

Common Sense Media | Posted 02.04.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Whether it's family entertainment, gifts for the kids or gifts for relatives and friends, the costs of video games, DVDs and presents can quickly add up. But if you know where to look, you can find some pretty sweet deals. Check out these ideas!

All I Want for Hanukkah is Christmas

Julie Gerstenblatt | Posted 02.04.2013 | Comedy
Julie Gerstenblatt

I love being Jewish. It's just that Christmas looks like so much fun, don't you think?

The Gifts People Really Appreciate

The Wall Street Journal | SUMATHI REDDY | Posted 12.05.2012 | Money

To be a really successful giver of gifts, a person usually needs to get inside the head of the intended recipient. Unfortunately, psychological studie...

Santa's Workshop Is All Out of Pink! Ho, Ho, Ho!

Lori Day | Posted 02.03.2013 | Parents
Lori Day

My workshop has just run out of the color pink. I know, I know, tell me about it. Now, I know what you're thinking, parents. You're thinking, there goes Christmas for my girls! There it just effing went! But hang on a minute. Santa's no quitter, no sir.

Special Needs Holiday Gift Guide 2012

Jaime Openden, M.S., CCC-SLP | Posted 02.02.2013 | Parents
Jaime Openden, M.S., CCC-SLP

With the holiday season fast approaching, everyone is scrambling to purchase the perfect present. But fret not! Fun and education can mix and not break the bank.

Help a Grandma Out: 5 Tips for Managing Holiday Gifts

Common Sense Media | Posted 01.30.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Nothing ruins the fun on Christmas morning like having to pry a new gift out of your kid's hands because you think it's inappropriate. Remember that not everyone is in tune with what your kids are interested in, what's appropriate for their age or what your family rules are around media.

Gift Ideas for Dad -- From 'the Kids'

Women & Co | Posted 01.28.2013 | Parents
Women & Co

While Dad appreciated those gifts because they came from his kids, nowadays it seems there are so many options. Kids can definitely do better -- with a little help from you. Here are some gift ideas for Dad that I think he'll not only appreciate, but he'll love and use!

The Elf on the Shelf Scares Me

Leah Singer | Posted 01.26.2013 | Weird News
Leah Singer

From the minute I saw this creature it freaked me out. It's scary, I tell you! The little thing is scary! I felt as if I would awaken in the middle of the night to this little Chucky coming after me.

Born-Again Presents: Upcycled Gifts That Do Good

Sierra | Posted 01.20.2013 | Impact

These gifts are all made from something that obviously used to be something else. To boost the good-cheer factor, they're not just upcycled -- they also help someone, somewhere, rise above poverty.

20 Gift ideas for All Seasons

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 12.30.2012 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Some are generic, some might seem downright odd, but they're creative and fun, they range widely in price, and odds are no one else will have them on their list or under the tree.

Are You A Regifter?

Sam Sommers | Posted 12.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Sam Sommers

There are few things in life that give me more pleasure than finding a new home for an item that's just taking up space in my house. So one of my kids gets a birthday present she already has? She may see disappointment, but I see opportunity.

Good Gifts For A Housewarming, From Colin Cowie (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | Home

Event and lifestyle expert Colin Cowie shared ideas for great housewarming gifts when we chatted on Mondays With Marlo. And if you'd like to see mo...

I Get Presents For Being Single -- And You Should Too

XOJane | Posted 07.18.2012 | Women

I've been invited to three baby showers this month alone. And while I don't particularly enjoy them, I'll be there all the same because that's what f...

Perfect Host Gifts on Any Budget

Women & Co | Posted 09.09.2012 | Women
Women & Co

For Women & Co., by Helen Jane Hearn, I give host gifts as a token of my appreciation for an invitation to an event hosted by friends....