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Monday December 23rd, 2013

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2013 No-Buy Gift Guide

Every year I like to end the holiday season with ideas for gifts that don’t involve buying anything. Over the past two years we’ve shared tons of ways to celebrate the people you love, from creating a day off for them and babysitting to home spa days and boxes full of letters. So this year…

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Thursday December 19th, 2013

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Friday December 13th, 2013

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Gift Guide 2013: Stocking Stuffers and Pocket-Sized Gifts

Whoever said that bigger was better clearly hadn’t seen these little lovelies! Whether you have some stockings to fill this year or simply need to pack light for holiday travel, this assortment of teeny-tiny gifts fit the bill spectacularly. Sometimes trinket-sized gifts have trinket-sized quality, but all of these picks, from hand-turned wooden spinning tops (above)…

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Thursday December 12th, 2013

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2013 Gift Guide: 20+ Jewelry Picks

Jewelry (followed closely by beauty products) is one of my favorite gifts to give (and receive) because I just love the frivolity of it. It’s what a good present should be – indulgent and pretty. In the old days (pre-Pinterest), it might have been a little tough to chose jewelry for someone, but now that you…

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Wednesday December 11th, 2013

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Thursday December 5th, 2013

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Gift Wrapping Guide

Sometimes the last thing you want to do post holiday shopping is actually wrap everything, but special paper can make even the smallest gift feel extravagant. Growing up, my mom could curl ribbon like no one’s business and she insisted that every package under the tree have a bow – no small feat with four…

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Wednesday December 4th, 2013

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25 Gifts under $50

We have soooo many gift guides coming up. There’s one that I’m really excited about (here’s a hint), but first we’re tackling the budget guides. I honestly love gift guide season a.k.a. “catch up on TV time” In making this guide, I blew through all the episodes of Parenthood that I had missed this fall,…

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Tuesday December 3rd, 2013

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25 Gifts Under $25

I am the kind of girl who loves a challenge. There’s not a boot camp that I haven’t tried – I even done P90x three times. Love a challenge!  So the budget guides are always my favorites. I scoured all my favorite sites for the best  gifts under $25.  Most of these gifts can stand…

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Monday December 17th, 2012

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2012 D*S Gift Guide: For the Photophiles

Since last year’s photophile gift guide, I have amassed quite a long list of photography swag. So when Grace asked me to put together a photo guide this year, I obviously couldn’t refuse. There are so many amazing new products emerging in the photography realm, and I am thrilled to share a few of my…

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Friday December 14th, 2012

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2012 D*S Gift Guide: In The Kitchen

It’s always fun to collaborate with other team members on gift guides, so this year, Kristina and I worked together to create a food-themed gift guide. We chose our favorite food products, cookbooks, tabletop accessories and entertaining pieces for the foodies on your list. From mercury glass cake plates to delicious apricot jam, there’s something…

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Thursday December 13th, 2012

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2012 D*S Gift Guide: For Gardeners

I have absolutely no green thumb, so I’ve worked hard to cultivate friendships with people who do. From those talented florists and gardeners I’ve learned a few skills that have helped me keep a couple plants alive in my apartment over the years. Those plants and flowers make me so happy, so this holiday season…

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Wednesday December 12th, 2012

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2012 D*S Gift Guides: Beauty

When it comes to makeup, I’m a minimalist. When I have to pull it together, I turn to a few key products that I’ve relied on for years, but every now and then, I experiment with something new just to switch things up a bit. I’m always swayed by packaging, but I’m only loyal to…

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Tuesday December 11th, 2012

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2012 D*S Gift Guide: For Art Lovers

Art-related gifts might not be as practical as sweaters, socks or kitchen tools, but they are one of the few gifts that can last forever. It’s easier than ever to find great art online, and I had so much fun culling the slew of online galleries and boutiques to pick out my favorite pieces. Don’t…

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