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What gift to get for the person with no interests?

Dec 18, 2012
The billions of dollars spent on holiday shopping each year leaves out one big piece of the gift-giving puzzle.

Spirit of the (cyber)season

Dec 13, 2012
Does the embrace of online shopping lessen the meaning of the holiday season?

The economics of gift giving

Dec 7, 2012
Not sure what to give your Secret Santa? Here's some advice on how to re-think the gift-giving process so that everyone is left satisfied.

The perfect gift for that perfect person: You

Dec 3, 2012
Buying gifts for yourself while shopping for others is a growing holiday tradition, encouraged by retailers. Just don't carry it too far.

Nicely wrapped gifts heighten expectations

Dec 22, 2011
Researcher Nathan Novemsky discusses his findings on gift giving. Fancy wrapping increases expectations -- but also, disappointment -- he says.

Making gifts people will like

Dec 1, 2011
Crafting gifts is easier on the wallet, but often low on satisfaction. We talk to Meg Favreau of Wisebread.com about how to make presents that won't end up in the back of a closet.
Learn tips on how to make your own Santa's workshop successful.
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