Cheap Gifts: 53 Inexpensive Christmas Gift Ideas


Need some quick, easy and *cheap* holiday gift ideas? We’ve got 53, plus more in the comments.

15 Manly Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Every Type of Dad

Father's day gift idea: fancy maraschino cherries for better manhattans.

As I approach my third Father’s Day as a dad, it still feels weird to be among the celebrated on the third Sunday of June. But as I dutifully attempt to evenly share parental duties with Lauren — changing poopy diapers, dispensing bottles, and chasing our almost-three-year-old around Target as she gleefully attempts to dismantle […]

13 Beautiful Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Under $25


Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12, 2013. Don’t have a Mother’s Day gift for mom? Don’t worry, there’s still time. Every year it can be a struggle to find an affordable gift your mom will still love for Mother’s Day. But we’ve got you covered — on a budget, and with shipping days to spare. […]

13 Inexpensive and Unique Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

It’s that time again. St. Valentine is going to be spreading his love to everyone in just a few short days. Valentine’s Day, February 14, is right around the corner! Commercial holiday or not – are you ready to give an awesome gift to your sweetie? Valentine’s Day gifts don’t have to cost a fortune. […]

♥ & $: Compulsive Shopping or Retail Therapy? When Enough is Enough


Five of us stood grumbling in a check out line the other day. Our arms were filled with clothing and books and knick knacks soon to be wrapped up and hidden under the Christmas tree. The woman in front of me complained about Christmas shopping. Or rather, she complained about how she kept blowing her […]

♥ & $: Get Gift Giving Right


The last time my husband surprised me with a gift was Christmas 2008. I had mentioned how much I loved the leather jacket a girlfriend was wearing and he got it in his head to buy me one just like it. He spent days searching stores, combed the Internet, and even called my friend to […]

How To Budget For Holiday Shopping If You Haven’t Saved For Gifts


No money for Christmas gifts this year? Get a plan, opt out when you can, and don’t get so caught up in holiday spirit that you forget your other goals. Here’s how to stretch your budget and get the most presents for your buck.

Holiday Gifts for Every Budget

For a high-end gift, a wine of the month club keeps giving.

Holiday gift buying has always been particularly anxiety-fraught for me; my mother raised me to believe if it is the thought of a gift that counts, much thought should go into every gift. In a universe of millions of products, finding a perfect thingamajig that each of your recipients will actually use and appreciate is […]

Smart Shopping: 8 Tips for Savvier Black Friday Shopping

Shopping on Black Friday

Editor’s note: We have a love/hate relationship with the madness of holiday shopping. On the one hand, shopping sales can net you more stuff for less cash. On the other, submitting to grating ads, ever-earlier store openings, and panic-inducing crowds is hardly a pleasant way to spend our precious time. Today and tomorrow we’ll explore […]

How to Give Investments as a Gift

There are several ways to give investments as gift, including a single share of stock with a paper stock certificate.

Not to freak you out, but holiday gift-giving time is around the corner. I find the holidays stressful not only because they’re expensive, but because there’s so much pressure to choose the perfect gift. Here’s a gift option you might not have previously considered: an investment. Nobody dislikes receiving cash, but as the gift-giver you […]