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Something For Everyone, From Tasty Treats To Travel Toys
Even the most organized holiday shoppers can use some helpful suggestions for the hard-to-buy-for people on their lists. What follows is a few noteworthy ideas, ranging from tasty treats to hip technology, to help make it easier to wrap up this annual project.
Nov 23, 2007, 10:10
What's The Best Gift To Give A Teacher?
The gift that teachers would most like to receive costs nothing at all.
Nov 1, 2007, 21:08
A Jewelry Guide for Every Type of Mom
Mother’s Day is a time to remember everything your mom has done for you. She was there from when you spoke your first words to when you graduated from school. Through the happy and sad times she always smiled. And just as each memory of your mother is one of a kind, each mom is different. Get her something for Mother’s Day that is as unique as she is.
Apr 3, 2007, 23:57
Fancy Colored Diamonds
You never used to see colored diamonds, but today they are quite the fashionable stone. The fabulous stones you read about in the papers are all priced way out of the average person's price range, but you could still get one.
Nov 19, 2006, 23:46
Portraits: An Easy Holiday Gift Idea
During the holiday season, Americans face the stress of shopping, entertaining, and for some, traveling to see friends and family. But this holiday, parents can alleviate stress with a gift that's "picture perfect" - a family portrait.
Nov 9, 2006, 21:52
Holiday Gift Ideas For Teens/Tween Girls
Are you looking to put the trendiest gift ever under the tree for the coolest chick? Sears Canada's trend office has put together a list of great gift ideas for teens/tween girls.
Nov 4, 2006, 23:34
When You Give a Gift from the Heart -- Protect It!
What are you going to get your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day this year? According to the Web site, Askmen.com, designer watches, jewelry and champagne flutes will be among the most popular gifts this year. They may be popular, but they don’t necessarily show your sweetheart how much he or she means to you. Remember, the Valentine's theme is all about love, romance and appreciation, and you can bet that your significant other will be expecting all that and more. So what should you get him or her? A gift from the heart of course!
Jan 2, 2006, 11:45
Tried and True – Jewelry is the Perfect Gift
For the special women in your life, jewelry is always a perfect gift. A piece of jewelry thoughtfully chosen to reflect a woman’s style and taste is a great way to show that you care. “Whether you’re a man looking for a gift for your wife or girlfriend, or a woman who wants to give a special gift to a friend, jewelry is a great way to show someone how much she means to you,” says Natalie Parman, vice president of merchandising at Jewelry Television.
Jan 2, 2006, 11:39
Finding a Gift that Fits
Everything from the latest gadget to a celebrity’s new perfume gets attention during the holiday season, but there always seems to be one consistent gift no matter the trend -- clothing. According to a recent national survey conducted by InsightExpress, new clothing is the most popular item women purchase for their family during the holiday season (61 percent), far surpassing music (23 percent), kitchenware/hardware, perfume/cologne and jewelry (all under six percent).
Jan 2, 2006, 11:37
Tips for Choosing the Perfect Valentine’s Fragrance Gift
This time of year, it’s all about finding the perfect Valentine’s gift for that special someone. For women and men, fragrance is a wonderful choice. It is a personal gift that shows you care enough to shop for a scent that expresses his or her personality. Here are some tips on how to choose scentsibly. You can be easily overwhelmed by the number of fragrances to choose from, so you’ll need to narrow down your search. For example, do you (and the recipient) like fresh, “green” smells or something with floral overtones? Perhaps you’d like to find something more intense, with musky or spicy overtones.
Jan 2, 2006, 11:35
Gift Giving On The Web
The good news for gift givers is that the Internet has opened up a whole new world of gift-giving possibilities-just about anything you can think of and lots of things you'd never imagine, can be purchased online. The bad news is, few people have time to comb through the thousands of sites on the Web to find just the right gift. Fortunately, there are websites like Surprise.com and Gifts.com that spend all year scouring the Internet for great gift ideas.
Nov 15, 2005, 21:51
The "It" List Of Holiday Electronic Gifts
Choosing the right gifts for everybody on your holiday shopping list isn't always easy. Not only is cool technology making life easier, but it's making gift giving simpler too. That's because the latest electronics, complete with all the bells and whistles, are sure to leave recipients oohing and aahing long after the wrapping paper has been recycled.
Nov 15, 2005, 21:50
People And Presents Can Really Click
Finding great gifts online for just about everyone on your list may be easier if you heed a few hints on how to match the gift with the one who gets it: Mr. and Ms. Fix-it. Since just about the beginning of time, humans have cherished hand tools. Cavemen had primitive stone tools but the modern American has Stanley. You can visit www.stanleytools.com to find the latest in home improvement technology from anti-vibe hammers to laser-guided measuring devices and long-life flashlights on tripods. Fill that toolbox with just a few clicks and save time in the process because these gifts are one size fits all.
Nov 15, 2005, 21:48
"Sweetie Bear" Helps Children In Need
This holiday season, gift giving may be a little sweeter with the help of a "bear who cares."The signature "Sweetie Bear" created by Crescent Jewelers is a gift item sold exclusively in Crescent stores whose proceeds will benefit Jewelers for Children, a nonprofit industry association dedicated to aiding a wide range of children's charities.
Nov 15, 2005, 21:31
It's Beginning To Sound Like The Holidays
Striking a responsive chord with holiday music shoppers who like bargains is an online music club site where they can find gifts for as little as under $20. The site, www.bmgmusic.com, has thousands of choices to offer the music lover in your life. From The Killers to Toby Keith and Ray Charles to Chopin, BMG Music Service makes it easy to give someone a gift they'll really enjoy every time they listen. Shoppers who visit the site and become members will find a new Gift Center that makes finding that perfect something, either for yourself or someone else, a whole lot easier.
Nov 14, 2005, 23:11
The Greatest Gift: A Season of Giving
An unmistakable nip in the air signals that the holiday season is upon us, bringing with it beautifully decorated shop windows, the fragrance of evergreen branches and colorful lights on every street corner. It’s a magical time when people eagerly anticipate giving – and receiving – the perfect gift. It’s also the time to remember those less fortunate by giving generously to charitable causes. During a year that has seen unprecedented acts of kindness and charity in the face of unusual hardship, it’s important to remain committed to providing help and hope to those in need.
Nov 14, 2005, 22:54
Give Your Child a Gift that Will Help Him or Her Learn and Grow This Holiday Season
From the day a child is born, it is the parents’ job to help their child grow and develop. Early on, the nurturing is done through close contact, speech and touch; as the child gets older, by providing him or her with an environment in which to thrive. This holiday season, give your child a gift which will help him or her develop a love of learning -- a room with a purpose.
Nov 14, 2005, 22:44
How to Find the Perfect Gift for a Child
Whether you have little ones of your own, or haven’t spent much time around kids since you were one of them, shopping for the perfect present for a special child on your list can be a challenge. Children today have a variety of interests, influenced by a more defined sense of style than five or ten years ago.
Nevertheless, when it comes to holiday shopping, there are several ideas to keep in mind that will help narrow the selection process.
Nov 14, 2005, 22:38
One Of A Kind Holiday Gifts That Give Back
This holiday season, shoppers can find one-of-a-kind gifts that "give back" to people in need without fighting the crowds at the mall or clicking through hundreds of Web sites. Even better, these unique finds-from handwoven olive branch wreaths to framed shares of stock-fit all sizes and personalities and don't require batteries or assembly!
Nov 5, 2005, 23:40
Tips For Online Shopping
Holiday shopping online can help save time-but just how much time you save may depend on how you search.
If you want to buy your sister an iPod this holiday season, your first choice may be to do a quick search for "ipod" using the search box on your homepage. Chances are, that query will turn up results that range from Web sites for music downloads to accessories, with e-tailers' sites and articles on buying iPods only sporadically mixed in.
Nov 3, 2005, 21:30
Give Away Gifts-Not Your Identity
What kind of gift other than your Social Security number would an identity thief like for Christmas? Your mother's maiden name would be nice. Unfortunately, if a cyber thief gains access to that kind of information, the damage to your finances could be severe. Yet, the results of a recent survey to learn how willingly people gave up the kind of personal information that could potentially help a thief gain access to their identity revealed some rather disturbing results.
Nov 3, 2005, 20:36
Peace Of Mind: It's A "Safe" Gift Idea
The best gift for the person who has everything-and needs to protect it-may be a fire-rated, water-resistant safe.
With weather-related disasters on many people's minds, more people have become aware that many important documents cannot be replaced, while replacing others would be costly or troublesome. So a safe can be a practical, thoughtful and reassuring gift.
Nov 3, 2005, 20:16
Tis the Season for Fun Bath and Body Gifts
Wouldn’t it be nice to hand your gift list over to someone else and let them find the perfect present for everyone from your babysitter to your Grandmother to your co-workers? Then you’d be free to focus on other important holiday tasks like finding the right dress for all the parties you’re invited to. Fortunately for you, the holiday catalog from Lush Cosmetics is the next best thing to your own personal holiday elf. Lush is known for its fresh handmade cosmetics; you’ll find everything from shampoo and conditioner to foot scrubs, as well as the company’s signature products such as bath bombs and bubble bars, to pamper every inch of the lucky people on your list – and you.
Nov 2, 2005, 22:35
Trying to make room in the garage for the Christmas Hot Holiday Gifts for the Guy on Your List
If you’re looking to rev his engine this year with a gift he really needs, skip the collared shirt and matching socks. Instead, give him something he’ll want to tell his friends about. Or, even something he’ll only want to share with you. For example:
Remote Control Lighting: Dim the lights from the couch? Whether settling in for a movie or simply setting the mood, no bachelor pad seems quite complete without this stylish and convenient innovation from Lutron Electronics. The Maestro IR can replace a typical light switch with nothing more than a screwdriver and is available at The Home Depot, Lowe’s and specialty lighting stores for $39.99.
Nov 2, 2005, 22:31
Great Gifts to Have on Hand This Holiday Season
During the busy holiday season, there are no shortages of reasons to celebrate. Whether you’re attending your office holiday party, a family dinner or just entertaining neighbors who drop by, it’s a good idea to keep a selection of gifts on hand to let people know you care.
It can be difficult to find a gift that expresses the warm feeling of the season without breaking the bank or falling into a rut of the same old thing. This year, shake it up a bit with gifts that are sure to please everyone, from co-worker to cousin.
Nov 2, 2005, 22:18
Holiday Gifts For The Do-It-Yourselfer
Holiday gift giving can be one of the biggest challenges of the year. For the home decorating and home improvement enthusiast in your life, James and Morris Carey, hosts of the nationally syndicated radio program "On the House," have a few suggestions.
Oct 27, 2005, 23:11
A Solution For Just About Everyone On Your List
Everyone appreciates a little help in getting organized and there are few better ways to get organized than by using an electronic labeler-a sleek new device that prints high quality adhesive-backed laminated labels. It's excellent for home, work and even outdoor labeling use. (Some even say Santa uses it to label all the gifts in his bag.)
Oct 27, 2005, 22:59
A Crystal Clear Favorite
When it comes to holiday giving, crystal is a clear favorite. Besides its sparkle, there's another reason for its popularity. This season, Swarovski has created the Rockefeller Center® Collection of sparkling ornaments and stunning jewelry that are inspired by the world-famous Rockefeller Center Christmas tree where a Swarovski Star shines atop. Not only will these items make for special gifts, but they also give back to a worthy cause.
Oct 22, 2005, 14:18
Face it, when you give a gift, a picture can be a beautiful sight-especially if you save it in a scrapbook or turn it into something unique and personal. An easy way to do so is with Faces.com, a photo-networking community offering unlimited digital photo printing for a monthly fee. Personalized gifts made with your own photos are marvelous presents. Faces.com prints, which are made by professional photography labs and printed on archive quality paper for superior image quality, also make for timeless treasures during the holiday season. And it's fun and easy to do, since you can upload your photos from almost any source, including digital cameras and camera phones. Photos are saved on each subscriber's private, personal Web site online.
Oct 18, 2005, 23:40
Saving Money While Shopping Online
If you plan to stay home and holiday shop online, chances are you'll have plenty of company. Industry forecasters predict that online sales for the fourth quarter of the year (October through December) will be more than $26 billion, up more than 20 percent from last year. Why the online holiday rush? One reason may be that Internet shopping can save people time-and gas money. Just as important though is the fact that many Web sites offer shoppers significant savings through rewards programs and deals such as free shipping during the holidays.
Oct 18, 2005, 23:34
Healthy Holiday Gifts
Q: I'm getting started with my holiday shopping. This year, I want to give gifts that promote a healthy lifestyle. Any suggestions?
A: Health and fitness gifts are a great way to show how much you care for your friends and family. Yoga and pilates are very popular right now, and with good reason: They are extremely effective ways to get in shape and stay that way. If there is a studio nearby, you can give a gift certificate for a series of beginning classes. For people that like to work out at home, you might consider the Body Dome Exercise System.
Oct 18, 2005, 22:13
Getting To Seem A Lot Like Christmas-In Afghanistan
When an American lieutenant colonel in Afghanistan received a classic fruitcake for Christmas, it began a new tradition there and is helping to improve things here in the U.S. Lt. Colonel Glenn Bramhall received the gift from his mother-in-law in 2003, and he shared the Claxton Fruit Cakes with the Afghan generals he advised. The cakes made quite a hit with those military men.
Oct 18, 2005, 22:09
Avoid Holiday Crowds, Hassle and Uncover Secrets for Safe, Easy Online Shopping
The holidays are traditionally a hectic time with parties, travel, family get-togethers and of course shopping. If year after year you struggle to find the perfect gifts for loved ones and dread fighting the holiday shopping crowds, you're not alone. More and more people who are pressed for time during the holidays find a friend in the Internet. It enables people to take advantage of any spare time they may have, whether it's using their brief lunch hours to shop conveniently from their desks or in the late evening at home.
Oct 18, 2005, 22:05
Fun Gift Ideas for the Weather Watcher
Admit it: You're fascinated by the weather or at least you know someone who is. After all, what else affects people all over the world in so many ways? The weather is the first thing most people think about when getting ready in the morning and is one of the most discussed topics among friends, family, co-workers and even total strangers.
Sep 27, 2005, 22:44
Ideas That Solve the Gift-giving Puzzle
Puzzles: They keep the mind sharp, provide hours of fun and keep stress at bay. And this holiday season, they are likely to be a welcome change from the usual clothes, compact discs and gift certificates. If you're stumped for gift ideas, puzzles are the easy answer.
Sep 27, 2005, 22:26
Popular Electronic Gifts Fit All Ages and Budgets
Consumer electronics are getting more popular by the day. According to the Consumer Electronics Association, sales of portable MP3 digital music players skyrocketed 105 percent to $205 million in 2002. Sales had already doubled the year before. Kids, teen-agers and adults all love receiving electronic gifts, and Christmas is one of the most popular times for buying them.
Sep 25, 2005, 21:12
Gifts Made With Love Keep Holiday Costs Down
What is the true cost of the holidays? Every year the gift- giving industry generates nearly $50 billion from the holiday selling season, according to PNC Financial Services. Instead of buying gifts for everyone on your list this year, consider giving gifts that are more from the heart.
Sep 25, 2005, 12:45
Prepaid Wireless Phones Make Hassle-free Gifts
Cellphones continue to be one of the most requested gifts, according to studies by the Consumer Electronics Association. Now with Father's Day and graduation fast approaching, many consumers are once again sorting though cellphone plans searching for the best deal.
Sep 18, 2005, 23:41
A Great Gift Idea for Kids Who Enjoy the Great Outdoors
There is nothing that can compare to the joy of watching your children's faces light up on Christmas morning when they open their gifts. The laughter and smiles are priceless, especially if you guess right and pick out a gift your kids really want. So what’s the key to getting it right? The experts say when shopping for a young child, get your hands on the latest “must-have” toy, which is likely to be something Harry Potter related this year -- the young sorcerer’s new movie comes out around Thanksgiving.
Sep 17, 2005, 16:25
Powering Up Your Presents
Sure signs that warm months are here include longer days, flowers blooming and a plethora of parties. From Mother's Day and Father's Day to housewarmings and baby showers, look no further for the perfect presents than your local home improvement store. According to Skil Power Tools research, nearly half the people who have purchased a power tool did so as a gift for someone else.
Sep 8, 2005, 18:49
The Gift That Keeps On Giving
The best gifts may be the ones that entertain the entire family all year round. Whether you want to entertain out-of-town relatives over the holidays with a classic movie night, go video gaming with kids or you're planning your next summer drive-in theater barbeque, digital projectors are on many wish lists.
Sep 7, 2005, 23:02
Sometimes, It Is Better To Give Than To Receive
The next time you have an occasion to give a gift, you may be able to get a great present and give yourself something too: peace of mind.
Parents and children, husbands and wives, siblings, friends, even employers can help themselves to happiness when they give a cell phone.
Sep 7, 2005, 22:38
Happy Birthday Blooms
Everyone has a birthstone, but did you know that we all have a birth flower? Birth flowers originated during the 1800s, when it was customary for calendars to depict each month with a specific flower or plant. Eventually, each month came to be represented by its own "birth flower."
Nothing celebrates individuality, or says "You're one of a kind," like a bouquet of birthday flowers. To help get you started, here's a list of birth flowers by month .
Sep 7, 2005, 22:26
Customized Gifts Gaining In Popularity
When it comes to holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries-or any occasion that merits a special gift-finding the right present can be a difficult task. To help, more and more companies are offering shoppers the opportunity to customize their own products to create the ideal gift.
For example, some U.S. brands, such as leading tabletop and houseware company Pfaltzgraff, are showing consumers that one-of-a-kind products can be well within their budget.
Sep 7, 2005, 22:24
Make a Splash With These Gift Ideas
No one enjoys the long lines and feisty crowds associated with holiday shopping. If you have homeowners, gardeners or do-it-yourselfers on your list, you're in luck. Your local home-improvement store is your one-stop source for gifts that will make a splash this holiday season. Beckett, a manufacturer of water gardening items, suggests the following unique and versatile gift ideas: Give your mom or wife a reason to finally start on that garden she keeps talking about.
Sep 5, 2005, 20:04
Finding Unique Birthday Gifts
Finding a unique birthday gift can be one of the most challenging, frustrating and rewarding things you will ever do. When your loved one’s eyes light up with that expression that tells you “I never even knew I wanted this but now I wouldn’t trade it for all the money in the world.” If you haven’t had that experience then it is hard to put into words how wonderful it makes you feel. If you approach it as a chore or something you need to do then you will never find the perfect and unique birthday gift.
Sep 3, 2005, 23:30
Easy, No-fuss Entertaining Tips That Help You Reconnect With Family and Friends
Feeling stressed just thinking about the upcoming holiday season? You’re not alone.
While most people love to reconnect with loved ones, the stress of entertaining and preparing those special treats that create memorable connections can be overwhelming. Yet the rewards of gathering around special foods of the season are more important than ever.
One way to kick back and have more time to enjoy family and friends is to leave the food preparation to someone else. You could hire a caterer or ask everyone to bring a dish to pass -- or better yet, order a delicious assortment of party foods by mail, phone or online. One woman sends a whole array of special foods in a box to her mother in another state for their annual family gathering. “It makes me feel like I’m almost there with them,” said Ginny Bean, a busy working mom.
Aug 29, 2005, 13:47
Cutting Edge Electronics Make Great Gifts
It may be a cliché, but that doesn't mean it isn't true – men love their toys. And for many guys, that means the latest in electronic gear. Here are some gifts the men in your life will love to receive.
From personal music systems to laptop computers to big screen televisions, technology gifts come in all sizes – and can fit any budget. And if you shop around (don't forget to check the Web), you can be assured you're getting the best price on your purchase.
Aug 18, 2005, 21:35
Personalized Jewels Capture Her Unique Style
Any day can be Mother's Day-a good day to honor your mother with gifts that embody love and affection.
A personalized gift is especially treasured. Whether your mother is classic, glamorous, professional or natural, fine jewelry offers styles to accent her personality. Here are some great gift ideas:
Aug 15, 2005, 20:47
5'Clock Shadow Fixer
Let's face it. Dads don't always have a lot of time. The day may begin before sunrise and end well past sunset. By the time they blink, it's dinnertime and the dreaded 5 o'clock shadow has crept in. Between long work hours, business meetings, workouts at the gym and quality time at home, Dad will have grown a burly beard before he can even think of shaving it off. One solution in Dad's ongoing battle with late-day fuzz is a battery-operated electric razor.
Aug 15, 2005, 20:18
Scents of Style
Honor the men in your life this Father's Day by giving him something that shows how much he means to you and your family. Considering the recent growth trend in men's grooming, today men are more concerned with how they look and smell. So why not help him update his fragrance wardrobe with some new scents.
Aug 15, 2005, 19:50
Some Anniversaries Deserve Special Recognition
)-When a major anniversary rolls around, you can rise to the occasion with an important present made of precious Platinum. Whether it's your first anniversary or your 30th, few things say "I love you" like Platinum jewelry.
"Platinum is the metal of choice for couples celebrating their anniversaries," says jewelry and fashion expert Michael O'Connor. "Platinum's rare and eternal qualities are symbolic of people's lifetime commitment to each other."
Aug 15, 2005, 18:45
Finding Classic Gifts
If you want to give a timeless gift, consider a watch that evokes styles from the past. Gift givers can find timepieces inspired by classic icons, seemingly ageless designers or glamorous generations. For instance, in the 1930s, when cocktail watches reached a peak, a delicate barrel shaped case with multistrap bracelets and diamonds around the bezel was all the rage. Called the Lady Hamilton, the timepiece was made by Hamilton watches.
Aug 15, 2005, 18:29
An Anniversary Diamond Says "I Do" Forever
A growing number of men are proposing to their wives again (and again) by expressing their love and commitment with a diamond. Diamonds for the anniversary are the perfect way to recapture that "I Do" moment and say to your partner "I Forever Do." Just as the receiving of the diamond engagement ring is a magical, important moment, couples are recapturing that moment each anniversary with a gift of diamonds.
Aug 14, 2005, 00:25