Because we all could use a late Christmas gift to ourselves.
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With the holiday season upon us, I wanted to know if it would be appropriate to get him a gift. I wasn't planning on setting up a formal "gift exchange" dinner or anything, but every now and again I'm in a store and see something that makes me think, "Ahh, he would love this!"
Remember ladies, it's not as relaxed as it might seem. Shopping for holiday sales and scores is an athletic event too, and you need just the right uniform.
I love online shopping. You don't have to go to a store and fight crowds. You can shop naked if you want to.
I love giving presents. I love the face people make when opening up the specifically picked gift, hearing the sounds of the wrapping paper tearing. I love the hugs and thank yous, the 'Oh my god! You totally shouldn't have (but I'm secretly really really glad you did)'s. However, I hate the process you need to take to get there.
When I was a kid, I had some pretty awesome toys. Pretty Pretty Princess, the plastic Polly Pockets with huge wardrobes, the Barbie Dream House and awesome outside water toys all kept me entertained for hours. While my toys were cool, they were nowhere as cool as the toys the kids have today. I'm seriously jealous. Maybe I'll add some of these to my Christmas list this year...
We college kids are absolute masters when it comes to stretching the dollar—we share textbooks, swap party outfits, take rolls of toilet paper from public bathrooms and chug as much beer as we can when playing pong at other people’s apartments. So when we give gifts this holiday season, we’re definitely making sure we’re getting as much bang as we can for every single one of our bucks.
Alright, here's the deal: Target, Macy’s Inc., Gap Inc., Kohl’s Corp., Toys “R” Us Inc. and Best Buy Co are all opening on Thanksgiving to boost sales. Target employees will have to start their shift at 11 pm, meaning in order to survive the Black Friday madness they have to sleep in the afternoon.
Haven't you heard? Drinking is the new shopping? Or shopping is the new drinking? Or...okay. The point is now you get to drink when you shop.
So there's only a week left until Christmas and you've been so busy making notecards that you've barely had time to shower (seriously, can you remember the last time you showered??) let alone pick out gifts for every last person in your life. You're screwed, right? WRONG!
It’s tough to buy gifts for the friend who loves to read. The choice should seem obvious, shouldn’t it? Buy a book. But what type of book? What has she read? What does he want to read? Hardcover or paperback? New or used? The questions are endless. And that’s before you even get into accessories. Are bookmarks too cliché? Will she even use them? Are all those gadgets really necessary?
She works out 6 days a week. She avoids the dessert buffet in the cafeteria. Her favorite hobbies on Facebook include running, yoga and lunges (and do not include brownies, TV marathons or couch time). She has magazine subscriptions to Shape and Self and her bookshelf looks like one you'd see in Jillian Michaels' home library. And you have no freaking clue what to get her for the holidays.
We all have that friend, you know, the one who has the perfect outfit for every occasion. The one whose wardrobe makes your mouth water. The one whose every outfit looks like it stepped out of the pages of Vogue. She spends hours studying fashion magazines and style blogs and would rather be shopping than anywhere else. She knows exactly what she wants and exactly how to make it happen.
Parents are notoriously difficult to shop for. I mean, how do you do justice to the people who’ve given you everything? Luckily, our guide will help you pick holiday gifts that are appropriate, thoughtful, and wallet friendly.
• Wise advice from the movies: how to deal with your family • Do you believe in star whackers? • This is a pretty useful life skill • 2010's most shocking celeb break-ups • Win an awesome bag • Become a better dresser • Do people really want to see these celebs naked?
Do you have a large group of friends you want to buy gifts for this holiday season, but lack the cash to get a great gift for each of them? Secret Santa gift exchanges are a fun solution! Elfster makes planning a Secret Santa exchange so much easier! To use Elfster to plan your Secret Santa, get started by registering for the site.
'Tis better to give than receive, right? Well, technically speaking. Except when it comes time to figure out what the hell you're getting the man in your life this Christmas. And they say we're hard to shop for!? Psh, please. Give me a couple Twizzlers and a three-karat diamond and I'm just peachy. (Sarcasm?)
This week was a biggie and boy am I glad I finally roused myself from my food coma to experience it. We returned from a glorious, relaxing holiday break (only to come face to face with the worst week of school EVER); we celebrated World Aids Day and Britney Spears' birthday.
• Everything you need to know about getting the best deals. • 7 things you may not know about Starbucks. • Is Reggie Bush engaged?! • Mark your calendars for these holiday TV/movie specials. • 3 tricks for longer lashes. • How to get away with wearing sweatpants in public.
The holidays are almost here again, and if you haven't finished (or even started) your gift shopping yet, you're in luck: it's almost Black Friday. Black-Friday.net posts leaked ads and sale info for Black Friday ahead of time, giving you an edge over the other shoppers.
• how to avoid overspending this holiday season • Jennifer Aniston Epic Fashion fail? • A sneak peek at People's sexiest men alive • 6 healthy foods you never would have guessed • This is SO weird • So here's one GOOD reason to watch The Spirit Awards • Stop being so jealous!
And that, my friends, is when you should head to Target. Not only can you get a gift for everyone on your entire list there, but you can also pick up stuff for yourself without feeling guilty. Seriously, they've got a ton (and I mean a TON) of really great stuff under $20 lining those racks. I just want it all. And at these prices, I may just get it all.
There are over 100 million sites on the Internet. 100 million! You might think you know about all the important ones (CollegeCandy, Gmail, Google, Zappos, CupcakesTakeTheCake...), but there are thousands of other sweet sites out there. And more showing up every day! We get it - it's not easy or fun sifting through the crap and porn to find those gems, so we're gonna bring the gems to you.
So it’s Thursday. Thanks to those 5 glorious days off last week, this week feels like its been going on for an eternity. Friday seems so close yet so far away and right now we’re bored. And completely checked out from anything and everything academic.
College students are strapped for cash on a normal, average day of the year. Which means we are doubly strapped for cash when the need to buy Christmas and Chanukah gifts arises. Winter activities like ice skating and hot chocolate are sucking up our funds and now we need to buy 30 gifts for every member of our sorority…it's not pretty.
Besides leftovers and everyone's inability to wear anything without an elastic waist band, the only thing anyone's been talking about for the past few days is holiday deals. Every store around is slashing prices, including free goodies and even offering free shipping on any and all purchases. It's a holiday shopper's dream, but, being the compulsive shopper that I am, it is quickly becoming my worst nightmare.
Thanksgiving. Sigh. After being more stuffed than the holiday turkey, it's time to come to terms with the fact that the holiday season has begun. Whether you celebrate Hannukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa or none of the above, it's a given that you will be inundated with all kinds of holiday-ness over the next 6 weeks.
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