Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Look no further: For just $475,000, Neiman Marcus is offering the chance to design a perfume with an expert in Paris. Your fragrance will come in 14-karat gold bottles, the Dallas Morning News reports. If that doesn’t strike your fancy, perhaps one of the store’s other nine fantasy gifts, all part of this year’s exercise-in-extravagance Christmas Book, will. Read more on Newser…
Does anyone know how it’s possible that Christmas is now just over a week away?! It snuck up on me even faster than usual this year. If you’re still scrambling to get all your gifts together, don’t fret: you’ve still got time to whip up a cute homemade gift that will save you money and help you avoid the soul-sucking craziness of the mall. My criteria when seeking out last-minute DIY gift ideas are as follows: Supplies/ingredients that are either in your house already or easy to track down, can be finished in no more than an hour, will actually be used/eaten/worn by recipient. Click through to see what DIY gifts made the cut!
One way to streamline your holiday to-do list (and save money) is to wrap all your presents in simple brown butcher paper. The minimalist look can be fine on its own, but just in case you want to add a little something extra, I rounded up eight simple DIY projects to help spruce up holiday packages. Most of these would also make great crafts for kids, so if you’ll be hanging out with little ones this weekend, invite them to get crafty with you! Click through to get inspired!
All this month The Frisky is serving up holiday gift guides to help you pick presents for everyone on your list. We asked our secret teen girl sources what they really, really want, and here are five of their top picks… Keep reading »
Guys, I know picking out a Christmas gift for your lady (if she hasn’t told you exactly, specifically what she wants) is no easy feat. There are so many options out there. And if you’re bad at this whole buying presents thing, you may find yourself completely overwhelmed and defeated and susceptible to making really bad purchases. Sometimes the best way to narrow things down is to start by identifying the gifts that you shouldn’t buy her. We can help with that. Click though for a guide to holiday presents that will not get you laid.
Even though it’s less than two weeks until December 25th, I’m experiencing a small Christmas miracle: I’m not feeling the holiday panic. Why? The day after Thanksgiving I put together a gift-giving plan for my loved ones and accompanying to-do list and I’ve been chipping away at it — both online and by shopping here and there — ever since. But in terms of my wallet? Yeah, I’m feeling a little anxiety there. According to the National Retail Federation, the average American spends around $700 on Christmas. And for a lot of us, myself included, I think that’s a conservative estimate …
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