Posts tagged "gift giving"

How To Pick A Great Gift: A Guide For People Who Are Not So Good At Reading Others

You know that phrase, “It’s the thought that counts”? I feel like we’ve gotten away from it a little. It’s used ironically so often now — like, you got a…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 28, 2014 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: Holiday Gift Giving Is A Total Scam

First thing’s first: I’m a Jew. I haven’t celebrated Christmas since I was a little kid and we still believed in Santa Claus. (I was eight when I discovered he…

Julie Gerstein | November 30, 2012 - 11:30 am

Mind Of Man: The Gift That Will Get You Laid

The current historic economic nosedive has two unintended consequences. One of them is that hobos just aren’t really cute anymore. Maybe they never were. All these years I thought they…

John DeVore | December 23, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Dear Wendy Updates: “Present Tense” Responds

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing…

Wendy Atterberry | February 16, 2011 - 6:00 pm

Dear Wendy Updates: “Forgotten Birthday Girl” Responds

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing…

Wendy Atterberry | December 30, 2010 - 1:30 pm

Money 101: Do I Really Have To Give So-And-So A Gift?

You’ve probably made your shopping list and checked it three or four times by now this holiday season. Some of the people on there are no-brainers; you know you have…

Colleen Meeks | December 24, 2010 - 3:30 pm

Dear Wendy: “Should My New Boyfriend Get My Parents A Christmas Gift?”

My boyfriend asked me last night if we/he should get my parents and sister each a gift for Christmas. This is our first Christmas as a couple and the first…

Wendy Atterberry | December 2, 2010 - 4:30 pm

Dear Wendy: “I Hate The Necklace My Boyfriend Gave Me!”

For Valentine’s Day, I opened a tiny box from my amazing boyfriend of one year that included the nicest and most expensive piece of jewelry I have ever owned in…

Wendy Atterberry | February 16, 2010 - 4:30 pm

Cyber Monday: Your Click-To-Buy Gifts Cheat Sheet

I’ve never been one for long lines and cranky register people/fellow shoppers, so I never usually leave the house on Black Friday. I did get up one year for it,…

Nina Carbone | November 30, 2009 - 4:10 pm

Trend: Crafting Up Some Gifts

We love it when we’re on-trend. Earlier this month, we showed you how to make really cute button earrings and how to embroider a notebook. We thought crafts would make…

Annika Harris | December 24, 2008 - 2:15 pm

Sarah Haskins On What Gifting Jewelry Says About Your Relationship

“Target: Women” host Sarah Haskins hits it out of the park in her assassination of gift giving jewelry for holidays and the commercials marketing the trend. From…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 17, 2008 - 4:30 pm

Dating Don’ts: How Not To Handle Gifting Situations

Have you ever gotten a gift so ugly, so utterly not you, that you can’t even fake a kind response? That’s how I felt opening a box that contained the…

Judy McGuire | November 27, 2008 - 2:00 pm