Supply chain slowdowns could make it a big year for gift cards

Nov 25, 2021
E-commerce and consumer habits of younger shoppers have made them increasingly popular.
Once considered thoughtless and impersonal, gift cards have become increasingly popular and are expected to be a big seller this year.
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The Conversation: Wedding bells and wedding gifts

What kinds of gifts have you requested of others?
What kinds of gifts did you ask for or register for?
Kristofor Husted

The logistics of returns

Dec 28, 2015
Mail carriers brace for the flood of holiday returns.

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.
What kinds of gifts did you ask for or register for?
Kristofor Husted

Tell us about your best gift ever

Dec 15, 2014
We're bringing back a classic holiday feature, and we want to hear from you.

Cartoonist Cathy Guisewite on her best gift ever

Dec 15, 2014
The "Cathy" creator talks about two gifts that fit both sides of her personality.

Jeff Bezos on the best gift he's ever received

Dec 8, 2014
Just in time for the holidays, we're reviving our series "Best Gift Ever."
Of the 13 finalists, none passed muster.
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Cheap produce and $60,000 bottles of cognac

Sep 10, 2014
Gifting legitimate alcohol is serious business in Chinese culture.

Carmen tackles the Lightning Round

Dec 6, 2013
Gifting stocks, retirement account tax implications and 529s. Carmen tackles them all in rapid-fire for this month's lightning round.

Paula Poundstone on the value of Mother's Day

May 10, 2013
According to The National Retail Federation, consumers will spend $20.7 billion on Mother's Day gifts this year, but Paula Poundstone, comedian and mom of three, thinks everyone should save their money.