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Re-Gifting Etiquette: How to Recycle a Gift Without Getting Caught

Jacqueline Whitmore | Posted 12.18.2014 | HuffPost Home
Jacqueline Whitmore

Is it proper to re-gift something that you don't want or need? Many years ago etiquette experts discouraged the practice. But times have changed and so have our gift-giving habits.

7 Awesome Stocking Stuffers

Dana Holmes | Posted 12.01.2014 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

Opening stockings is synonymous with Christmas morning. But, sometimes its contents leave you wondering why we even bother with those silly things anymore, anyway?

Are Art Toys Over?

Dana Holmes | Posted 12.21.2014 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

Back when I first moved to New York City in 2005, art toys were blowing up. KidRobot was making art toys accessible to the trendiest hipsters with their playful vinyl toys and coordinating fashion. Anyone remember the neon hoodies?

The Easiest, Most Delicious DIY Bacon

Dana Holmes | Posted 10.20.2014 | Taste
Dana Holmes

The "craft bacon" industry is under way and I want you to know about it first.

The Perfect Father's Day Present May Well Be Bottle-Shaped

AskMen.com | Posted 08.03.2014 | Taste
AskMen.com

Father's Day is the toughest gift-giving day of the year, after Give-Your-Girlfriend-Jewelry-She-Won't-Hate Day. Dad is set in his ways, he's already got all the Bluetooth-enabled gear he's ever going to fumble through, and sending flowers is something you should do but never will.

17 Syllables to a Happy Father's Day

Dana Holmes | Posted 07.22.2014 | Style
Dana Holmes

Not too long ago, I wrote about 5 Sites to Help You Get Your Guy and showed you a few sites that get into the minds of men. We all know that men are n...

The Toys of Summer (Movies)

Dana Holmes | Posted 07.20.2014 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

Want to be a hero? Scoop up one of these toys and surprise your little ones with it after the show!

The Impossible Art of Gift Shopping for Architects

Dana Holmes | Posted 05.27.2014 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

A broad topic coffee table book about design will do nothing for him. But, a book about the grains of different types of wood or an encyclopedia of sailing knots will be referenced more times than you can imagine.

Is Naughty Nice on Valentine's Day?

Dana Holmes | Posted 04.12.2014 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

It depends on who you ask. But when you are scrambling over these next few days to get your Valentine's Day game on, you should think carefully about ...

5 Sites to Help You "Get" Your Guy on Valentine's Day

Dana Holmes | Posted 04.09.2014 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

Shopping for gifts for men should be an Olympic sport. Seriously. It's the hardest thing some of us do all year.

Score! How to Homegate

Dana Holmes | Posted 11.23.2013 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

This NFL season, skip the hassle and hustle of going to the game and put your energy into throwing the best homegating party ever!

How to Commemorate the First Day of School

Dana Holmes | Posted 11.09.2013 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

The first day of school is a pretty big deal. And commemorating it has always been important too, though maybe it wasn't always done in as organized a fashion as it is now.

First 5 Anniversaries Guide

Dana Holmes | Posted 10.29.2013 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

Stumped by what to get for my own upcoming anniversary, I wanted to put together a few gift ideas for the first five. Instead of buying separate gifts for each other, these suggestions are for the two of you to choose gifts together that you'll both enjoy as a couple.

Throw a Top Secret Surprise Party

Dana Holmes | Posted 10.22.2013 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

Try keeping the guest list to close pals only. That way they'll be almost as invested in the surprise aspect as you are and they won't go accidentally blurting it out. And those friends you know are loose cannons? Wait till the day before to send them an invitation.

7 No-Fail Baby Shower Gifts

Dana Holmes | Posted 10.01.2013 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

love baby showers. And I love shopping for them even more. Moms-to-be are gifted so many unnecessary whosits and whatsits at their showers that picking out a gift they'll actually like becomes an exciting challenge.

5 Unheard of Camping Essentials

Dana Holmes | Posted 09.11.2013 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

If you're planning a camping adventure with someone who loves the outdoors, chances are they already have the essentials taken care of.

80th Birthday Gifts That Won't Gather Dust

Dana Holmes | Posted 09.01.2013 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

Just what do you get for someone who's about to blow out 80 candles on their birthday cake? It's certainly a milestone!

How to Not be a Jerk at a Summer Party

Dana Holmes | Posted 08.20.2013 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

You know how your parents told you when you were little that if you peed in the pool, a the water around you would turn green? Well, they were lying. But kids know better and so should you!

Five Last-Ditch Efforts for Father's Day

Dana Holmes | Posted 08.12.2013 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

Although getting something for dad has been on your to-do list for weeks, you still haven't been able to cross it off. I know that it's not because you don't care. Dads are just notoriously hard to shop for, and yours is no exception.

5 Father's Day Bonding Destinations

Dana Holmes | Posted 07.30.2013 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

Half of the fun of these adventures is when things go wrong, so be prepared to laugh off the rain, bugs, spilled drinks and bad sound engineering. No matter what happens, you'll be talking about it for years.

Do Moms-to-Be Deserve Mother's Day Gifts?

Dana Holmes | Posted 07.06.2013 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

With Mother's Day coming up, it's a no-brainer that you'll be plotting gifts for mom, but what about your friend, sister, or coworker who is a mom-to-be? The "Royal Pregnancy" has us all talking about the mom-to-be as a new category for Mother's Day altogether.

What's the Difference Between a Bris and a Baptism?

Dana Holmes | Posted 05.20.2013 | Religion
Dana Holmes

Recently, all of my friends started having babies. I realized that I have a lot to bone up on if I'm going to be prepared for all of the showers, parties and religious ceremonies associated with this influx of little people.

Out of Ideas for Valentine's Day?

Dana Holmes | Posted 04.07.2013 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

When you've been together 10+ years and you've given all of the sweets, dinners, and cutesy gifts that you can stand, it's a challenge to come up with something creative. Well, I'm here to help.

Overnight Guest Gift Etiquette

Dana Holmes | Posted 02.18.2013 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

Whether you're crashing at your friend's house for one night, or staying with relatives over a long holiday weekend, there are some things to remember as an overnight visitor.

Must-Follow Re-Gifting Rules

Dana Holmes | Posted 02.13.2013 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

Due to the "great recession" we have become increasingly more time crunched and more thoughtful about over-spending. It only makes sense that with these changes in our lives we have also seen a change in our philosophy toward re-gifting.