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Gear Up For Wedding Season With These Extra Special Gifts

The spring and summer wedding season is upon us now. Are you in that age group where all of your friends are tying the knot left and right? There’s probably a stack of invitations pinned to your refrigerator! If you are then you probably have a slew of wedding dates coming up this blissful season […]

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St. Patrick’s Day 2018 Hostess Gift Ideas for the Luck of the Irish

More than likely you probably aren’t going to be giving out gifts on St. Patrick’s Day. You may want to pick up some green gear yourself in the form of the perfect St. Patrick’s Day shirt. If you’re in the corporate world, you might just hope that your employees show up the next day! At […]

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Local Austin Gift Ideas to Fill the Stocking

Stockings can be tough to fill, are we right? You can’t spend a lot of money (Because those under the tree gifts have already blown your budget), but your loved one probably doesn’t want to find another package of socks or another cheap trinket in there, either. Well lucky for you, we have put together […]

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10 of the Best Gifts for Teens

Teens might not always show it, but they love a good gift as much as the rest of us. And knowing them well enough to buy them something they will love? Well, that is a special gift all its own. That is why, instead of reaching for a gift card or a checkbook, you may […]

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Fun, Fab Birthday Ideas in New York City

Is an upcoming birthday making you or a loved one feel old? Then you aren’t celebrating it in the right place. Embrace the energetic joie de vivre of New York City and find a place to celebrate, and a gift to give, that reminds your loved one that there is quite a lot of living […]

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11 Gifts for Wine Lovers (That Go Beyond Wine)

So your friend loves wine, and Christmas is right around the corner. Buying them a bottle of wine is the obvious choice, right? Maybe not. Chances are a bottle of red or white from the liquor store won’t exactly satisfy their more refined tastes, and after awhile, even wine lovers get tired of receiving bottles […]

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The Gift that Keeps on Giving: The Rise of Monthly Subscription Gifts

In 2010, go-to avenues for purchasing gifts (think: brick and mortar stores, online purchases) were upended by the introduction of a bold new business model: The monthly gift box. The first monthly-subscription gift, Birchbox, sent a collection of beauty product samples to recipients for just $10 a month. Customers could choose to receive the boxes […]

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5 Gifts to Delight Any Couple

Couples are unique, in that they are two individuals who make up a single unit. As such, you can often purchase each of them a gift that speaks to their individual interests and tastes. However, if you want to speak to their relationship as a whole, you should select a gift that both of them […]

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Unique Gift Ideas for Grillers

Most of us know somebody who loves to grill. From choosing the meat to mixing the marinade to wielding the tools and dishing up delicious meats, they enthusiastically embrace the entire grilling process. For them, gifts made for grillers are always a good choice. What do you do, however, when the griller in your life […]

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10 Monthly Gift Boxes for Men

A new trend in gift giving is the monthly gift box. As its name suggests, this gift is a box full of items that arrives monthly (or, sometimes, quarterly) on the doorstep of whoever you choose as a recipient. These types of monthly subscription gifts allow you to provide a loved one with a year’s […]

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5 Benefits of Hiring a Personal Shopper for Gifts

Personal shoppers, such as those found in some department or clothing stores, are known for their ability to help customers locate the perfect wardrobe for their needs. Higher-end personal shoppers are often perceived as a luxury reserved only for keeping the rich and famous in style. However, there is another kind of personal shopper, one […]

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Teaching Your Kids to Say Thank You: Practical Tips that Will Make Gratitude More Natural

According to experts, children are not capable of feeling gratitude until they are 6 or 7 years old, and it may be longer before they can recognize the need to be grateful for non material kindnesses (such as a compliment, a ride to an activity, or the cooking of a meal for them). No wonder […]

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Spooky Celebrations: Halloween Traditions for Everyone

Next to Christmas, Halloween is the most celebrated holiday in the United States, and many people embrace it with the same commitment and enthusiasm that mark Christmas. If you have never thought much of this holiday that celebrates all things dead and scary, you may be surprised to learn that not only are there hundreds […]

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Kitty Cookies Birthday Gifts for Kids

Birthday Gifts for Kids Who Have Everything

When a special child’s birthday is coming up, you naturally want to buy them a special gift to enjoy throughout the coming year. This goal might be easier set than accomplished, however, if that child has already been blessed with an abundance of toys. If a child you know has too many toys to count, […]

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Trendy Gifts for Teens

Preparing for College Move In Day: 4 Tips to Make the Process Smoother

One of the most significant milestones in the transformation from child to adult is the move from home to college. Even though tens of millions of college students reach this milestone every year (In 2016 alone, about 20.5 million students attended college), your child’s move in day might evoke feelings of anxiety or uncertainty, especially […]

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Back to School Season: Tips to Help Kids and Parents Prepare

Back to school season, when parents and children alike begin to plan for the upcoming school year, is rapidly approaching. This time of year can be full of mixed emotions, as kids face both anxiety and excitement about the new experiences they will have in a new grade, or perhaps even in a new school. […]

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Healthy Snack Ideas for Parties

Healthy (and Easy) Alternatives to Traditional Birthday Menus

When you throw a birthday party for your child, there are probably certain foods you expect to have on the menu. Foods such as pizza, chips, ice cream, and cake are staples at any child’s party. Unfortunately, these foods also tend to be unhealthy. Excessive sugar, preservatives, and other ingredients make these foods less than […]

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Planning an Amazing 40th: 4 Tips That Will Make Your Party Memorable for the Next Decade

Regardless of where you or your loved one stands on the matter, an amazing 40th birthday party can be the perfect start to the new decade. The difference between a party you will be talking about for the next 10 years and a party you will forget about next week can be a fine line.

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history of gift giving from monkeys to people

A Brief History of Gift Giving and How to Do It Today

Gifts show up in just about every culture throughout history, and while the type of gifts or the rituals surrounding gift giving have changed over time, the reasons for giving gifts have stayed much the same. Here is a look at some reasons that gifts have historically been given.

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Internet Security and Kids: What Parents Need to Know About Keeping Their Children Safe Online

With 90 percent of children under the age of 2 capable of using tablets and smart phones, and with the advent of Internet-connected (Internet of Things or IoT) toys, the Internet has officially permeated childhood. Along with the Internet has come an array of concerns from parents eager to both protect their children from potential […]

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