- Lucky Magazine | Holiday Gift Guide | Mon, Nov 19, 2012 4:00 PM EST | CommentsJean Godfrey-June, Lucky magazine
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Q: I need an impromptu hostess gift I can buy in multiples (no candles-I've beaten them to death)! -@TeresaCeragioli
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A: Dear @TeresaCeragioli,
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You have hit upon my very favorite topic ever! I love to have a huge stack of only one fabulous thing that I plan to give everyone I know. In past years, the item has been a pair of brightly colored Corgi cashmere socks (corgihosiery.co.uk, not cheap, but utter luxury), a striped French fisherman's T-shirt (Saint James is the classic), an exceptionally adorable Astier de Villatte ceramic cup…
Anything that's something you really, really want for yourself probably says "you" very loudly and is probably an indulgence a person wouldn't buy for themselves but would love to have. If you are feeling wildly unimaginative, it's hard to go wrong with champagne or olive oil; this year I am in love with this liqueur from Brookl...Read More »
For many, the holidays are one of the most exciting time of the year - and one of the most stressful! Who wants to spend time in a crowded and hot mall buying the same old boring gifts year after year? That's exactly why you need the Gift Giving Advisory Board's 3rd Annual Sponsored Holiday Gift Guide - presented to you below. From the comfort of your own home or office, you can choose unique gifts that your recipients will love - allowing you to spend time with your family doing all of the fun things that come with the holiday season. Our gift ideas are special and the small businesses that present them are anxious to serve you. Enjoy this guide and please... share it with your friends and colleagues. Brelli - Eco-Friendly Umbrellas
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- Galtime.com | Holiday Gift Guide | Tue, Nov 20, 2012 10:58 AM EST | Comments
By Amanda Fontaine for GalTime.comDon't deny it: Christmas is coming. And so is Hanukkah. And secret classroom elves. And all the other holiday bustle and chaos. When decorations appear in shopping malls and department stores, we brush it off for a month or two, but that time has passed.
Shopping for Children's Toys
I hate to say it, but it's finally time to start scoping out toys and making a list. If you have kids to buy for - either children of your own, or nieces, nephews, friends' children, or godchildren - how do you survive the shopping season without stress or great expense?
Here are six suggestions for keeping your sanity, and your financial solvency this season:
When Possible, Shop Online
Retailers are getting increasingly savvy in promoting things online, with special one-day 'online only' sales and free shipping to keep shoppers buying from home. Anyone who is a regular user of Amazon knows that with a yearly subscription to Amazon Prime, all shipping is free, and most items can be...Read More »
- Refinery29 | Holiday Gift Guide | Tue, Nov 20, 2012 11:16 AM EST | Comments
By Connie Wang, Refinery29Chanel on sale? Burberry for the price of lunch? A Louis Vuitton sample sale? There are some fashion deals that are too good to be true - but try telling that to your bargain-hunting dad who's trying to buy your mom a 25th anniversary gift.
The MarkMonitor Shopping Report discovered that one in five shoppers will accidentally buy a knockoff-luxury product when they think they're buying the real deal, usually because of bogus counterfeit websites. Interestingly, the amount of people knowingly searching for "replicas" and "fakes" are a much smaller percentage; accidental counterfeit purchases outnumber purposeful ones by 20 times.
The consequences of all this good-intentioned bargain hunting can be staggering - with luxury brands losing billions each year, not to mention the ancillary terrorism, organized crime, and drug and human trafficking that is propped up because of it. Perhaps it may be worth presenting a little guide to safe online shopping while you'...Read More »
- Common Sense Media | Holiday Gift Guide | Tue, Nov 20, 2012 1:29 PM EST | CommentsBy Caroline Knorr, Common Sense Media editor
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Now that Black Friday starts at many stores on Thanksgiving night, holiday shopping madness is in full swing even before you put away the leftovers. And many of the season's strongest sales pitches are directed right at kids.
Is it possible to partake of only those holiday rituals you love -- twinkling lights, yummy treats, peace on earth -- and nix the parts you don't -- escalating prices, overflowing wish lists, unrealistic expectations, crying, begging, and whining? We think yes. But you'll need to start training yourself and your kids now to think more critically about holiday marketing messages, and make a concerted effort to replace them with your own. Here's how:
Before Things Get Too Crazy
Be on ad alert. This holiday season, marketers will be using social media, websites, and viral ads to capture your kids' attention. Kids under 7 can't distinguish between ads and other content, and even older kids can be tricked by...Read More »
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