Posts tagged "holiday shopping"

I Did My Christmas Shopping Early This Year And It Was Awesome

A few months ago, I decided on a whim that I would get my holiday shopping done early, and I’m so glad I did. I tend to be somewhat of a last-minute gift shopper, and when the idea to shop early popped into my head I wanted to make a silly little challenge with myself…

Claire Hannum / December 25, 2014

17 Reasons Everybody Hates The Mall At Christmastime (In GIFs)

I love Christmas, but I loathe the mall at Christmastime. From assholes who steal parking spaces to children running wild and wailing around Santaland, here are 17 reasons we try to avoid the mall at all costs in December. Or, in other words, why I believe in drunk Christmas shopping (in GIFs!)…

Katie Oldenburg / December 1, 2014

Who Really Offers The Best Deals? Black Friday By The Numbers

I’m not a big proponent of Black Friday shopping. I really don’t think you should do it at all, unless it’s online or it’s the kind of casual shopping that means heading to the mall in the middle of the afternoon rather than camping outside Walmart at 4 a.m. Still, people are going to do…

Claire Hannum / November 26, 2014

Field Guide: The 12 Types Of Holiday Shoppers

After years of sitting out holiday shopping due to lack of extra fundage (or maybe I’m just a bad person), I’ve had time to sit back and observe the frenzy. I walk through busy shopping thoroughfares and holiday gift markets and people watch. I sip hot apple cider and make mental notes. I’m ready to…

Ami Angelowicz / December 18, 2012

Sneak Peek: Target And Neiman Marcus’s Designer Holiday Collaboration

Target and Neiman Marcus are at absolute opposite ends of the retail spectrum, which is all the more reason for them to want to come together, right? Whatever the logic behind their decision to collaborate, we have no complaints, even less so now that we’ve gotten to see each of the 55 items from the…

Rachel Krause / October 20, 2012

Money 101: How To Resist Common Holiday Pitfalls

As much as I would love to tell you to take the holidays off from having to worry about money, the fact is, the bazillion dollars we Americans spend every year celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s are all the more reason to be responsible about your finances. The blur and excitement of the seaso…

Colleen Meeks / December 20, 2010

Cyber Monday: One Reason To Do Your Holiday Shopping Online

You probably knew that last Thursday was a holiday (Thanksgiving), but did you know that today is one, too? This morning I learned that it’s “Cyber Monday,” the online counterpart to Black Friday. Even though the term is new to me, it was coined in 2005 by a retailers association, and it finally seems to…

Catherine Strawn / December 1, 2008

Quickies!: Bounce, Bounce, Bounce

Finally, relief from sore thighs. The Bodybouncer takes the gravity out of sex. [Daily Bedpost]
The line between romance and friendship is very thin, so you have to ask that guy what his intentions are. Otherwise, you run the risk of being led on. And vice versa! [Dear Sugar]
Forget tips on surviving the stre…

Annika Harris / November 26, 2008