Part of the fun of giving gifts is showing off to your friends just how cool your taste can be — and luckily, 2014 is offering plenty of ideas in the way of fun. Of course, "cool" is in the eye of the...
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When looking for the perfect Christmas gift, there is one place we always turn to: Etsy. The online store is a veritable treasure trove for neat handmade gifts that you definitely won't find at your l...
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Secret Santa gifts, whether for a close friend or a not-so-close co-worker, don't have to be that complicated. There are essential non-personalized things we can all appreciate: from funky, office dec...
Here are some hand-picked gifts from beautiful local shops in Montréal that will have your loved ones saying "Bonjour, Hi!" and help you stay zen as well. Let's keep the season centered, shall we?
'Tis the season for gift giving once again. With the holidays quickly approaching, you may be starting to panic about what gift to get your music-obsessed loved ones this Christmas and Chanukkah seaso...
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It's December, so stop slacking and start thinking about holiday gifts! Have you got someone on your list who is trying to get healthier this year? I've got you covered with my list of food and nutrition gifts so you can get your shopping done quickly and make everyone happy on Christmas morning.
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It's December, meaning that shopping malls are starting to fill up with panicked Christmas shoppers who need to cross off all the people on their list before they can get the hell outta dodge. Because...
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Our gardens and favourite plants are out of sight, but with the holidays just around the corner, we wanted to share some gift ideas for the gardener in your life.
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Shopping for Christmas gifts for mom can be fun but also stressful. (After all, this is the woman who spent countless hours in labour with you.) It can be a blast to buy presents for your mother if yo...
A Secret Santa gift seems like it should be an easy one to pick out. Get something inexpensive, not too personal and keep it appropriate for Christmas. But it can get difficult to find a gift that str...
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I'm a photo fiend. I'm literally obsessed with taking photos, sharing photos with family and friends, and revisiting photos. I'm also paranoid about making sure those photos are safe. When my kids wer...
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Admit it, peeps: guys can sometimes be really tough to buy for. This problem is only exacerbated come the holidays when shopping for Christmas gifts for the men in our lives, whether he's your boyfrie...
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If you’re going to spend money this holiday season, you might as well get some bang for your buck. Fortunately for you, that’s possible: brands are aligning themselves with charities more and more to...
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We really want to help you not be that person who ends up fighting crowds at the mall on Christmas Eve. This is why we've come up with a handy dandy guide of Christmas gift ideas to make your shopping...
Although it’s only November, we all know that Christmas has a tendency to creep up on us. That’s why we’ve already started thinking of gift ideas for the special people in our lives. Whether you hate...
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Although Christmas is supposed to be a time for giving and spreading good cheer, it's also the yearly chance to find out just how little family and friends know you by the worthless gifts you get. Sometimes, carelessly chosen presents are enough to add additional layers of outstanding familial issues that are already as thick and leathery as leftover roast beef on Boxing Day.
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Canadians are frantically scrambling to knock those last few items off of their Christmas shopping lists. Traffic is impossible, free parking spaces are non-existent, and stores are jammed to the rafters; last-minute stress abounds. Come Boxing Day, many will survey the carnage -- the mounds of packaging and torn wrapping paper -- and lament the waste and excess of holiday consumerism. It's a good time to stop and think that, just maybe, the best gifts don't come in a box.
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Christmas is only days away and seeing as how the weekend before Dec. 25 is one of the busiest shopping times of the year (minus maybe Black Friday) we're sure that like us, you may be panicking to fi...
Christmas is a time for traditions, togetherness, recounting memories of Christmas past, and of building new memories. However, Christmas also includes an undeniable commercial element! With just over one week until Christmas, here are some 2013 Hot Gift suggestions that will make Holiday shopping simple for the young and old on your list!
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In the microbial world, gift wrapping -- better known as cellular packaging -- is also considered to be an art. All germs perform some aspects of packaging but the masters are without a doubt the viruses. Viruses are unique from all other germs in that they don't start to thrive until they have entered a host cell.
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While the fantasy surrounding Santa can be a magical experience for a child, how to deal with the consequences of explaining "how a man with infinite resources has left you with less than your peers" can become complicated and send out the wrong message about the child's worth if Santa's yearly rewards don't add up to those of their elementary counterparts.
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It's hard enough coming up with present ideas you think your loved ones will like but it's an even greater challenge to find cool Christmas gifts they will cherish for a lifetime. (Hello, pressure!) T...
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As every kid knows, finding their stockings bulging with gifts on Christmas morning is just as exciting as seeing the presents under the tree. But as every parent knows, shopping for these wee treats...
Christmas shopping for women -- or anyone, really -- is rarely an easy task, particularly when the person on your list is an avid traveller and hardly at home. Speaking of home, forget about it; if yo...
Readers, there's no easy way to put this, so we're just going to come out and say it: The holidays can be a pain. Yes, Christmas parties are tons of fun, and yes, getting really thoughtful presents m...
When Daughter first picked out the Allie doll and accompanying "Heal and Care Set" (complete with foldable wheelchair and crutches), I felt a little conflicted: Should I be buying her a doll that objectifies a child with special needs? Is this a respectful toy? But I like to trust children's instincts on things.
It's been a while since I wrote my blog and it's good to be back. 2013 is going to be a great year. I can feel it. It's a mom thing -- I just know. It's tough to select just five things to highlight this week but here's what I have: baconnaise, blogging kids, an iPhone contract, Google glasses and smiles.
In late November TELUS asked their Facebook friends a simple question; if you could give anything to anyone, what would you give? To give is one thing, but to involve the average person and allow them to be part of the sharing is a beautiful thing.
It's a Wednesday afternoon, two weeks before Christmas. Sarah decides to pop into the mall. She wasn't enjoying this. This is what obligation shopping looks like but it's also what emotional debt shopping looks like. This time of year is ensnares us in an emotional trap. Remind yourself that stuff doesn't heal anything. If you manage your emotions, you manage your money.
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.
That time of year is finally here again, can you believe it? Our 12 days of Christmas guide will show an awesome gift for anyone you are shopping for. Whether it's for your super healthy sister or your gadget-obsessed friend, these gifts will be sure to satisfy their kitchen needs!
It appears, last-minute shopping for the holidays is still a man's game. According to recent research, "9.7 per cent of men says they expect to finish their shopping on Christmas Eve, compared with 3....