Holiday Gifts

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Holiday Gift Giving: Secret Santa Vs White Elephant

Use this handy guide to plan your gift exchange this year.

11/30/2014

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Holiday Book Gifts For Her

Our friends at Simon & Schuster put together an excellent list of book gifts for the lady in your life: from the hipster, aspiring home chef, fashion focused, or book club leader, everyone on your list will be thrilled to open a box with one of these great reads.

12/02/2013

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Tis the Season: Know the Rules for Gift Giving

To answer all of your gift giving questions, here’s a few rules to help you avoid a holiday present faux pas.

12/02/2013

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Best Places For Edible Holiday Gifts In Chicago

A box of sweets is an easy gift that can be really thoughtful when you choose from these special Chicago confectioners.

12/05/2012

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Q & A With Local Jewelry Designer Laura Tanner Swinand

Laura Tanner Swinand discovered her love for making jewelry as a teenager. Now, Laura Tanner Jewelry (LTJ) is located just outside Chicago. I asked the designer several questions about what’s in for the season, tips for a few classic pieces to pair with any outfit, and more!

12/13/2011

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Guide To Host(ess) Gifts For Under $50

It’s that time of year again, gift giving season! I’ve found an array of budget friendly options that you’re friends and family will love. Whether you are buying as a part of your family’s holiday traditions, participating in an office gift exchange, trying to impress in-laws or a new boss, or plan on attending an array of celebrations and want to indulge in host/hostess gifts, you can’t go wrong with any on this list.

12/06/2011

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Renegade Holiday Craft Fair

The craft world now seems to be dominated by young, fresh, innovative creators and artists. The new generation of crafters not only have a unique and careful eye, but also an eco-friendly and forward approach to originality. Why not check out Renegade Craft Fair?

11/29/2011

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How To Match Your Single-Serve Coffee Maker To Your Personality

Some of the hottest gifts on sale this Black Friday are single-serve coffee makers. With so many models to choose from, CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at which one is best for you and what you should consider when choosing.

CBS 2–11/23/2011

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Must Have Gifts For 2011

Since the season of gift giving is here, take a look at some of the year’s top buys that drew in the shoppers, me included.

11/22/2011