Tips for a successful office Secret Santa

Dec 13, 2018
Gift giving at the office can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be
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Stores switch holiday sales strategy

Dec 22, 2017
You’ve waited until the last minute to do your Christmas shopping. It’s too late to order stuff online and get it by Christmas Day so you have to head to the mall. Brick-and-mortar stores have the advantage now. And they…

Ask a Manager: Should you let loose at the office holiday party?

Is it ever appropriate to give your boss a gift? We take your biggest holiday questions and ask a manager.
Should you let loose at the office holiday party?
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Christmas gifts were all about grown-ups, in post-war America

Dec 16, 2016
Sarah Archer explores Christmas gift giving in post-war America in her book, "Midcentury Christmas."
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Holidays put the bow on the gift-wrapping industry

Dec 23, 2015
In the U.S., gift wrap accounts for $3.2 billion a year in retail sales.
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The pathways of holiday packages

Dec 23, 2015
This holiday season, UPS is delivering an estimated 630 million packages globally.
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Google knows what's under the Christmas tree

Dec 24, 2014
New York Times mines search-engine data to see what gifts people are searching for, city by city.

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