By Kristen Hagopian, Frugalista, for GALTime After the relatively mild winter just gone by, it seems almost too good to be true to have a fabulous Easter right upon us. Yet here it is, in all of its pastel clothed, candy-covered glory. Weather permitting, it’s also the perfect holiday to invite friends and family over for the first throw-open-the-windows get-together of the year. No air conditioning, no heating needed – what could be better?
Last year, after celebrating 15 years of me griping about the price of flowers and returning jewelry I didn't like, my husband finally got the hint and got me ... nothing. Unlike most of my friends, I really didn't mind. Plus, compared to some of the whoppers on this list, nothing seems like the best gift ever.
If you've been living under a rock without a calendar and access to our website for the past week or so, you might have overlooked the fact that Valentine's Day is right around the corner.
Let's face it, guys. You never want to end up in your girlfriend or wife's proverbial doghouse, but Valentine's Day might be the worst possible night to spend sleeping on the couch. One way to ensure you stay in your lady's good graces is to make sure you buy her a great gift.
There are a million approaches to Valentine's Day out there. Some people do gifts, others don't — still others sneer at the whole spectacle and insist Valentine's Day was invented by Hallmark. Whatever your thoughts on the subject, admit it: You love getting gifts.
Love is in the air as we approach Valentine's Day, the sexiest of holidays for serious and not-so serious couples alike. And whether your V-Day date involves staying at home with a movie or a weekend in wine country, the best way to set the sexy mood with your partner is by donning some hot lingerie.
Were you hoping for a brand-new iPad case, but he gave you a scented candle and a scarf instead? Or maybe you were jonesing for some jewelry, only to receive... a pair of pajama pants?
The royal family seems very conscious of the troubled economy this season, and instead of going skiing during their first holiday season as man and wife, Prince William and Duchess Kate are planning a low-key Christmas at the Queen's estate in Northern England. In keeping with tradition, the royals will exchange gifts on Christmas Eve, and according to US Magazine, the 29-year-old prince's gift to Kate might not fit in a box!
When you're meeting your significant other's family for the first time during the holidays, the pressure can be on to bring something memorable — in a good way.
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Once again, 'tis the season for your annual quest to find the perfect Christmas gift for important people in your life. At the best of times, gift-giving can be a strange and stressful mixture of obligation and a genuine desire to show appreciation for the relationship. It's hard enough to get it right with people you know well — close friends and family.
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Stumped on what to get the guy or gal in your life who you're just friends with (or just friends with benefits with)? Well, we've hand-selected the perfect holiday presents that are thoughtful enough, but don't convey, "I like you more than I'll admit." Click through our gallery to see our top gift choices for him and for her.
Wow. I mean, wow. I'm not some kind of religious conservative nutjob, but last time I checked, Christmas was a peaceful holiday that's meant to be celebrated with your family. So when I saw this photo gallery of "18 WTF Christmas-Themed Sex Toys" on The Frisky, I rightly thought... WTF.
The holidays are coming up, so of course you're looking for that perfect gift for your boyfriend or girlfriend. You've been dating for awhile now, so you want to put some extra effort into showing them you care (and that you know what they like!)