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Holiday gift ideas

Gifts for Hard-to-Buy-for Grandparents

The hardest gifts for my family to buy are for our parents! They claim to have everything they need and are just happy to watch us open gifts. But what’s the fun in that?! Of course, anything homemade from kids will be appreciated but here are some gifts our staff has given their parents that have […]

Gifts for Teens & Tweens

They’re past toys. So what do you get for teens? We asked the tweens and teens in our lives what is on their list for Santa and here’s what they said: Some wanted experiences: tickets to shows, subscriptions, etc. Check Out 20+ Gifts Beyond Toys: The Gift of Experience. • • • • • SPORTS • • • • […]

35+ Fabulous Gifts…That Give Back!

Every year, I put together a list of companies that give back. With all the spending that goes on in December, why not spend in places where you’re spreading a little good too. These companies all donate a portion of their proceeds to different causes and non-profits so you’ll feel good giving (or receiving them!) 1. A […]

Some Outside the Box Gifts for the Grandparents

Who are the hardest people on your list to buy for??

Gifts That Say “Wow!”

  Amidst all the gadgets and sweaters and scarfs, maybe you are looking for that one big gift to really bring the Wow. Think about something they would never buy for themselves. Here are some ideas: Golden Goose Women’s Sneakers So why are they so expensive? They’re made with a buttery soft leather and have a […]

Our Tips Staff Shares Their Wish Lists

Do you need a few ideas for presents? Check out our TipsFromTown editor’s and tipster’s picks. Some are extravagant and others are reasonable. There is something in every budget! And if you happen to run into our hubbies, pass these ideas on!  El Presidente Karen’s Wish List “I want actual real things this year, not just love and help … but […]

Our Favorite Gifts for Kids

Fingerlings Baby Monkies Ok, I won’t say this is my favorite, but it is a favorite for my daughter. When I first heard about these, I couldn’t understand how a small plastic monkey could be worth $50. Then my 2nd grader explained to me that they blink, turn their heads and respond to sound and motion. They know when they […]

8 Gift Ideas: Beyond Toys!

1. Get Tickets to a Show. Every year, my kids ask for gift cards for Ticketmaster from all the grandparents. My kids LOVE seeing shows but at $150-200 a pop, it adds up quick with a family of 5. This gives us a chance to see a show and get better seats than we might normally purchase […]

Teachers Reveal Their Favorite Gifts

I love teachers. I could never do what they do. Even though I love kids, imparting knowledge to them ranks right behind getting a pap smear. They are so squirmy, always want to make a comment having little to do with the lesson, and I find it very hard to yell at other people’s kids. […]

My Kind of Advent Calendar

I wish I’d seen this a little sooner, but heck, I can catch up. Virgin launched a boozy wine calendar this year. Now, this is my kind of calendar: Behind each window, you’ll find a large glass-sized bottle of boutique wine. They say you can expect the “best customer-rated wines” from around the globe, including 10 reds, 10 […]

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