Angelina Jolie doesn't like to do things halfway. We know this. Much like Kristen Stewart, Jolie aims to please when it comes to gift giving to the man she loves. But, instead of vintage guitars, Jolie bought her love, Brad Pitt, a real, live, flowing, gushing waterfall!
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!
The holidays can be a wonderful time for family get-togethers, parties, traditions and customs, yet all the added stress and pressure can certainly take a toll on our personal relationships. The obligations of gift-giving and demands from our friends and families can greatly affect our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. Many of us seem to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of shopping, seeking out all the latest and greatest gadgets that the retail markets have to offer.
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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.