Is holiday gift buying causing you stress? Searching for a gift that is practical, yet personal? You are not alone in the struggle to find the "perfect gift."
For many families, the Christmas season is a flutter of present buying, gift wrapping, spreading hints and rumors about the packages under the tree, and finally - on the big day - a whirlwind of bows and torn paper scattered everywhere with much frivolity and laughter. But for children with incarcerated parents, the situation can be much different.
Remember the days when keeping track of your wallet and hiding packages in the trunk were all you had to do to ensure your holidays were safe and secure? Fast forward to 2012 - when the National Retail Federation says nearly 52 percent of holiday gift-givers will be shopping online - and staying secure requires more effort.
Make this year’s holiday celebration a time that the important people in your life will never forget. You can celebrate the past 12 months and welcome the new year by sending the special people in your life a sincere thank you gift. Consider these...
The holiday shopping season is here and the newest tech gadgets are probably at the top of all your loved ones' wish lists. This year, touch-enabled Ultrabook convertible and tablet devices offer a refreshing take on mobile computing and are proving themselves worthy of your gift-giving dollars.
The holiday season always brings a crush of expenses that can quickly add up. Between finding gifts for loved ones and friends, hosting gatherings, purchasing holiday foods and decorating the house, sometimes funds can be depleted quickly.
The advent of popular 1970s video game Pong marked the start of a competitive and social nature of playing video games, where kids across the country would gather to compete and crown one person champion. Since then the gaming industry has seen countless changes and updates from gaming consoles, accessories, game features, graphics and of course, the style of game play. What once was a social activity evolved into an isolated hobby. Now, new technology is changing the future of gaming.
If someone on your gift list this year loves to watch TV and wants to see all the top-rated shows for free - there's a gift out there that can grant them their wish and won't break the bank. It's a razor thin, indoor, high-tech HDTV antenna that pulls in all TV broadcast signals within 25 miles and makes them available in 1080p high definition, the best picture quality currently available.
If you aren't a gamer yourself, buying for one can sometimes be a bit overwhelming considering the rapidly evolving technology and the choices in video games. With a few bits of good advice, you can easily find a gift that will delight anyone who enjoys gaming.
Help your loved ones away on military leave enjoy football season with gourmet gift baskets from Hickory Farms. You can easily send their favorite tailgating ingredients to them, so they can prepare their most cherished dishes or snack on their favorite specialty foods while catching their hometown team on TV.
Whether you began your holiday shopping in July or will wait until the last minute, whether you enjoy the festive fun of shopping in a crowded store or the solitude of shopping online, this year's gifting trends aren't about spending a lot of money. Instead, it's a matter of being clever and creative with some practical pizazz.