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  • Gift Receipt
    The importance of getting gift receipts and including them in presents
    When you give someone a gift they typically smile, say thank you, and appear to like it; however the day after Christmas they are trekking to the store to exchange that gift for just about anything else. Without a gift receipt, they may only get...
  • Kids Can
    Compassionate holiday gifts
    Want to give a meaningful gift during the holidays that could have ripple effects year-round? Family-to-Family’s Compassionate Gift Alternatives for the Holidays allow donors to choose a program to support and how much they would like to...
  • We Olive and Wine Bar will be opening soon in San Juan Capistrano
    We Olive and Wine Bar getting ready for upcoming opening in San Juan Capistrano
    We Olive and Wine Bar is coming to San Juan Capistrano on December 6. Kimberley Middleton, who is opening the store with her husband Christopher, said to the Examiner today, “We're very excited to bring We Olive and Wine Bar to Downtown...
  • NFL Ugly Sweater
    Holiday gift ideas for the football fan
    Give the gift of NFL football love. Your son (or daughter!), nephew or husband will love any gift that features their favorite sport or NFL team. Take a look at some of the gift ideas below.Looking for NFL Fan gear? Check out the Amazon NFL Fan...
  • Christmas and financial woe woe woes
    Christmas and financial woe woe woes
    This has been a rough couple of years. Many families are suffering from financial set-backs and wondering how they are ever going to put those Christmas gifts under the tree. There are many places families can turn. There are angel trees, Clothe a...
  • #KiplingHoliday Tour: Great gifting ideas and solid entertainment
    #KiplingHoliday Tour: Great gifting ideas and solid entertainment
    Recently, Kipling hosted a 3-day holiday pop-up experience called #KiplingHoliday Tour at 57 Greene Street in Soho. The night prior to the 3-day tour, there was an opening event exclusively for members of the media. At #KiplingHoliday Tour, guests...
  • Cheeky chicken kids pants Drops Design Garnstudio
    Cheeky Chicken drops knitting for Thanksgiving
    Discovered just in time for this Thanksgiving holiday, Drops Design "Cheeky Chicken" kids' pants knitting pattern is one of many free patterns at Garn Studio. Delightful gifts year round, this chicken pattern can also celebrate...
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
    Celebrating its 50th anniversary this classic holiday special, returns to CBS Tuesday, December 9th, (8:00-9:00 P.M., ET/PT).Rudolph first appeared in a 1939 booklet written byRobert L. Mayand published byMontgomery Ward.In 1939, May was assigned...
  • Caution when shopping for the holidays on-line
    Caution when shopping for the holidays on-line
    Chicago FBI would like to remind Chicago residents to stay alert to cyber criminals as you do your holiday shopping on-line. It is important to remember that even through most businesses do business on secure networks you must always check to make...
  • Luxury Lifestyle Holiday Gift Guide 2014
    The Luxury Lifestyle Holiday Gift Guide 2014
    The holiday shopping season will officially begin with Black Friday on Nov. 28 and, for many, so too does the pressure to find the perfect gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list. As if this alone were not enough pressure, one cannot...
  • credit WiFi Family
    Handy holiday travel helpers
    By Merilee Kern, ‘The Luxe List’ Executive EditorHoliday travel is tough enough in the best of circumstances and is all-too-often fraught with challenges, including crowded freeways, overbooked flights, Wi-Fi downtime and generally not...
  • Alex and Ani branch out to sumptuous leather products
    Alex and Ani branch out to sumptuous leather products
    You may know Alex and Ani from their jewelry collection—but you will be equally delighted with their Gabriel Collection of leather products. Inspired by the sacred messenger Gabriel, Alex and Ani founders hold dear the archangel and live by...
  • Christmas Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas
    Gifts for Extra Special People in Your Life
    Make a gift that is Extra special with Extra sugar free gum by Wrigley. The chewing gum has long lasting flavor with many flavors to choose from, including:Root BeerCinnamon RollPumpkin SpiceApple CrispMint Chocolate ChipTo make the Extra gifts,...
  • Kristen Taekman and her children
    How to gift kids: Snackeez
    The holidays are fast approaching and while kids generally aren't that hard to shop for, it can be a little difficult coming up with ideas of things they won't outgrow fast.Clothes and toys are popular, but a new edition of Snackeez Jr....
  • Fabric art show at Chicago Botanic Garden
    Fabric art combines show with gift ideas at Chicago Botanic Garden
    There still is time to head over to Chicago Botanic Garden’s popular Fine Art of Fiber show which ends today. Co-sponsored by the Weavers Guild of the North Shore, the North Suburban Needle Arts Guild and Illinois Quilters, Inc., the show...