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Your Holiday Hints Gifts For Under $25

If you are looking for some of the best holiday gift ideas to give but don’t want to spend too much, look no further than YourHolidayHints.com. You’ll find the top holiday gift ideas and plenty of ways to save with digital coupons from top retailers.

11/04/2013

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Unique DIY Centerpieces For Your Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy great food with family and friends and reflect on what’s important. Decorating the table doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Therw are plenty of creative options beyond the cornucopia. Take a look at these elegant and easy alternatives.

11/01/2013

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‘I Love Lucy’ Christmas Special To Air On CBS

CBS has announced plans to broadcast two newly colorized episodes of the 1950s comedy, “I Love Lucy,” including the memorable grape-stomping episode and the rarely-seen “Christmas Episode” this coming Christmas holiday.

10/24/2013

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Best Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes For The Holidays

Last Thanksgiving was our first holiday catering to special diets, and you’d have thought come Christmastime we were abandoning something integral to the holiday — like Christmas trees — instead of simply gluten. Everything delicious and edible food seemed to brimming with delectable glutenous particles, and those of us on the restricted diet felt a little, erm, restricted.

12/11/2012

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Celebrate The Holiday Season

Welcome to your 2012 Holiday Guide! Don’t miss our gift-giving ideas, shopping advice, food & drink recipes, and movie & music recommendations. Share some holiday cheer with your friends!

12/11/2012

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Winter WonderLoop: Affordable Family Fun

There is no shortage of fun, free things to do this holiday season in the Chicago loop! Chicago Loop Alliance’s (CLA) fourth annual Winter WonderLoop will surprise and delight pedestrians in downtown Chicago this winter with “Random Acts of Holidays” from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on each Saturday from Dec. 1-22, 2012. Specific details on these free, family-friendly experiences around the Loop will be announced each morning…

12/06/2012

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How To Convince People You’re Not A Mess This Holiday

The difference between cleaning your house now and during spring cleaning is that you have no time to do the cleaning right now. Between Christmas shopping, cooking dinners, attending holiday parties and family visiting, there doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to actually clean your house. But it still needs to get done, because the family is arriving any minute and you’re hosting a huge holiday party. What to do? That’s where cleaning services come in handy, so you can make it look like you had all the time in the world to get the cleaning AND the cooking done.

12/04/2012

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Great Gift Ideas For All At Your Holiday Hints

Searching for this season’s hottest gifts for all your friends and family, look no further than Your Holiday Hints.

12/04/2012

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Pick-A-Side: Which Holiday Gift Would You Rather Receive?

We don’t always get what we want for the holidays. But what if we could? Tell us what gift you’d most want to receive.

12/03/2012

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Best Places To Create Your Own Christmas Gifts In Chicago

This Christmas, take the time to step back and think about what personal touches you can add to help give your gifts a memorable quality.

11/23/2012

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Easy Steps To Prep Your Home For Holiday Guests

If you plan on hosting overnight guests, you are going to need to prep your home for their arrival.

11/14/2012

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Best Restaurants Open For Thanksgiving

If you don’t want to cook this Thanksgiving, gather up your family and friends and head to these restaurants, all of which are open for your Turkey Day meal.

11/14/2012

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Fall In Lake Geneva

Planning a weekend getaway? Located 80 miles from Chicagoland, Lake Geneva, WI, provides a perfect escape for Chicagoans trying to avoid expensive plane fare or hours in the car. Though Lake Geneva, is known for its waterfront, beaches, festivals and resorts, that doesn’t mean it’s only a warm weather town. Many places feature seasonal activities and ways to see the beautiful fall color changes at the lake.

11/01/2012

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April 6th: New Beer’s Eve

New Beers Eve goes back 67 years, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an act into law that legalized beer – marking the beginning of the end for Prohibition. As it turns out, this made many American citizens happy – alcohol had been illegal for a whopping thirteen years. Naturally, everyone celebrated, lining up in front of bars on April 6th, waiting for this new law to go into effect at midnight.

04/06/2012

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Tips On Best After Christmas Sale Shopping

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… after holiday sales have begun! Starting the day after Christmas, you can find that most stores holiday merchandise has marked down to nearly 50% off the original pricing…

01/03/2012

The Best Wines For The Holiday Season

For a tutorial on the best wines to go with your Christmas dinner, or the ones that would make the best gifts, we were joined this morning by wine expert Ron Breitstein. Here’s some more information on what he showed us.

12/16/2011

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Citizen Scene Spotter: Chicago’s Holiday Scene

Part of being a true Chicagoan is the ability to survive a frigid winter. Not only a frigid winter, but a very, very long, frigid winter. As the temperature dips below zero, sometimes our spirits go with it. One way to beat the winter blues is to take advantage of Chicago’s upbeat bar scene…

12/08/2011

Ideas for Shopping, Giving and Being Charitable

This is the busiest time of year for charitable donations. Half of all individual donations are made in the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. Of course, this is the prime shopping season too!

12/06/2011

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Best Holiday Bar Crawl: TBOX 2011

On the second Saturday of December, TBOX gave to me… the 15th annual bar crawl over in Wrigley. I’m already counting down the days for this fun and festive event that seems to be getting better and better each year. The morning will start off as usual at the Cubby Bear for an opening ceremony, then proceed on to 36 (yes, 36!) neighborhood pubs and bars…

12/01/2011

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Did You Miss ‘Cyber Monday’? There Will Be Other Deals, Expert Says

On Cyber Monday, business was booming. But are all the good holiday deals history already? Experts say it’s not so.

11/28/2011

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