Gift Giving

A Night Of Generosity Taught Me The Joy Of Giving

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 12.22.2015 | Canada Living
Rhonda Scharf

I've heard it said that "it's better to give than receive," and I've always joked that that couldn't possibly be true. Yes, I give. I give generously, but I have never experienced such an incredible joy from making someone feel special for a few hours.

8 Gift Ideas For Every Personality On Your List

Gillian Farber | Posted 12.18.2015 | Canada Living
Gillian Farber

Taking into consideration all of the diverse character traits that make up our boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands, wives, or even our stubborn best friend, I've put together a list of gift ideas fit for each unique personality -- for him and her.

Tips For A Cheap And Cheerful Holidays

David Lester | Posted 12.04.2015 | Canada Business
David Lester

It's officially December now and I have no idea what to get anyone for Christmas or how much it'll cost. Everyone should be getting ready to be merry and jolly, but I'm banging my head on the wall thinking of what everyone wold love without breaking the bank.

Trade In Your Holiday Traditions For Travel

Cheapflights.ca | Posted 11.27.2015 | Canada Travel
Cheapflights.ca

All of it comes with a price tag, no matter which holiday you're celebrating. Have you ever stopped to think about what else all that seasonal spending can get you? Perhaps a closer look at your budget could be the key to a different type of holiday cheer. After all, if Santa gets to travel around the world for Christmas, why can't you?

Be A Conscious Consumer Over The Holidays

Lisa Borden | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

On Black Friday, we are all encouraged to over-consume. This intense promotion continues right through the holidays (and then there are clearance specials, Boxing Day promotions and New Year kick-off deals). But what happens if we stop, think and don't react impulsively? What do we really need?

This Year, Make And Stick To A Holiday Budget

Wade Stayzer | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Business
Wade Stayzer

For most households, the holiday season is an enjoyable time of year to spend with friends and family but it can also be one of the most stressful -- with travelling, hosting and gift-buying all being a major drain on the household finances. Follow these tips to have an enjoyable holiday season while keeping your wallet intact.

10 Unique Gift Ideas for Every Type of Mom

Gillian Farber | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Living
Gillian Farber

I've taken it upon myself to shamelessly type cast 10 different mom-personalities and came up with a helpful list you last minute mother's day shoppers might find useful... if you have a mother who falls under one of these categories, of course.

Tips on Buying Art as a Gift

Lisa Diamond Katz and Shira Wood | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada Living
Lisa Diamond Katz and Shira Wood

It's quite a compliment that you thought enough of that person that you ventured into that art buying territory, no? Again, can be scary, but personal and worth the effort. So whether you wish to add to a loved one's art collection, or maybe start one for your friend, keep in mind a few helpful tips to keep you in line:

Easter Isn't Christmas - Slow Down With the Gifts

Kathy Kaufield | Posted 06.18.2014 | Canada Living
Kathy Kaufield

It wasn't always this way. My oldest was shocked to discover that all Laura Ingalls got for Christmas one year was a rag doll, an orange, a piece of candy and some socks. My daughters' eyes pop out of their heads when their Granny tells them that when she was a little girl, Santa brought an apple, an orange and one toy for each child in her large family.

Sticky Situation: Solutions to the Four Stickiest Gift Situations

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 02.12.2013 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

Here you are in the hustle and bustle of the gift-giving season. Wonder, magic, surprise and even shock may arise from any exchanging encounters with loved ones, clients or colleagues. To help you keep the gratitude spirit alive, here are solutions to the season's stickiest situations.

Relationship Quiz: Will You Survive Christmas Together?

Josey Vogels | Posted 02.21.2012 | Canada Living
Josey Vogels

I've had at least three relationships break up right before Christmas, so for those of you heading into the holidays à deux, take this quiz to see if your relationship will survive.

What To Buy Her: 14 Gift Ideas For The Stylish Women In Your Life

The Huffington Post Canada | Meredith Gillies and Sarah Kelsey | Posted 12.10.2015 | Canada Style

They're picky, they're precise, they know what they like and what they don't want. They're women. And whether you're shopping for your best friend, ma...