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Dec 18

14 Surprising Gift Card Ideas That Feel Thoughtful (Not Lazy) — 2018 Gift Guides

Sometimes a gift card is just hands-down the easiest gift. Don’t feel bad about it: The truth is that some people just won’t like or need even the most thoughtful gift (hello, regifting). And we all struggle with too. much. stuff. But a gift card, on the other hand, is both useful and practical. Plus it can save precious time when the holiday countdown clock is ticking and cuddling on the couch with “A Christmas Prince 2” sounds more appealing than fighting the mall crowds.

Unfortunately, though, gift cards have a bad rap for being just a little bit generic. So while you can definitely pick an old standby (Amazon, Starbucks, Sephora, and the like)—here are a few of our editor favorites that always feel thoughtful.

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Dec 18

3 Types of Meaningful Gifts That Cost Next-To-Nothing

What is a gift exactly? We say it’s selflessly giving someone something they want or need. What isn’t a gift? Something that always comes in a box. We’re quickly approaching the holiday season where the focus is all about buy buy buy but maybe you’d rather switch gears this year, maybe you’d rather give something that doesn’t come from a store. We have a few ideas to get you started.

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Dec 18

10 Stocking Stuffers From Anthropologie (& Five Gifts For Under The Tree)

Anthropologie is a veritable wonderland of giftable goodies, from beauty to home to tech. But before you go in and get overwhelmed by the gorgeous options, take a look at our top picks for 2018. We have ten luxe stocking stuffers sure to impress your favorite Anthro fan on your list – and five big-ticket options in case you want one of those, too. They’ll love it so much they won’t even be tempted to return it for store credit.

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Dec 18

What to Gift Everyone On Your List, According to Their Zodiac Sign — 2018 Gift Guides

Humans have looked to the stars for answers to life’s big questions for millennia: Why won’t the crops grow? Are we alone in the universe? Why hasn’t Sam texted me back? Tackling your shopping list is just the next step.

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Dec 18

This Sentimental Etsy Buy Is the Best Gift I've Ever Given, and It's on Sale — 2018 Gift Guide

The holiday season is always a great time to reconnect with family and friends you may not see every day, get a little extra festive, and exchange heartfelt gifts. But it’s also a time to remember those loved ones who have passed on, and the good times you were able to spend together. And because that loss can feel extra apparent on celebratory days, I love giving sentimental gifts that help people feel a renewed connection to lost loved ones.

Last year, I gave my mom probably the best gift I’ve ever given: A beautiful necklace personalized with my grandma’s handwriting. And, today only, you can take 20 percent off your own engraved jewelry.

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Dec 18

The Gimmicky Holiday Gift That's Actually Made My Life 10% Better

I am a naturally tired person. Therefore I love coffee in the mornings, tea (and sometimes coffee) in the afternoon, and coffee with Bailey’s in the evening. One thing I do not love about drinking warm liquids is that sometimes they are mean and tricky fiends. They hurt you if you’re too eager! They turn cold if you take your time! How rude!

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Nov 18

The Best Gifts for First-Time Plant Parents and Green Thumbs — 2018 Gift Guides

I can practically guarantee that plant parents will never object to a plant-related gift. We’re like people who are super into horses or fat cats, and themed gifts will always win us over.

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Nov 18

Surprise Everyone on Your List with Unique These Etsy Holiday Gifts — 2018 Gift Guide

Getting something unexpected and unique is the holy grail of holiday shopping. But if you don’t have the time to hunt through every boutique and small business in your state, Etsy is the perfect spot for you to search. (Added bonus: You don’t need to put on shoes or pants.) One online destination, it has over a million sellers offering everything from hand-knit hats to handmade dining tables.

But if you’re overwhelmed at the prospect of sifting through all those options on your own, never fear. We have rounded up 15 buys that will make the recipient say, “Where’d you find this?!”

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Nov 18

14 Thoughtful Gifts for Your Kid's Teacher (That Aren't Starbucks Gift Cards) — 2018 Gift Guide

Though we should be thanking and showering our kids’ teachers with praise on the daily—sometimes right before holiday break is the only time we really get to slow down and remember to show our thanks.

But the thought process of gifting for your child’s educator usually goes like this: “I know my child can be a handful. I’m exhausted by just the one, so I imagine their teacher feels that way times at least 24… Starbucks gift card and cute mug it is!”

While this is a tremendously thoughtful gesture, many times you’re not the only parent who has come to this conclusion. “I know teachers who still haven’t used all their Starbucks cards from last year,” says Molly M., a preschool aide in Illinois. Allison S., an educator in Pennsylvania adds, “Definitely no mugs!”

In order to combat caffeine fatigue, I’ve asked my network of friends and family who work as teachers—as well as their colleagues—what they’d actually like to receive before holiday break this year. True to the unselfish nature of educators, the majority of teachers I heard from said that they’d love to receive gifts that benefit their students (but wouldn’t mind a little R&R if that was on the table). Here, 14 gifts on their wish list this year:

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Nov 18

50 of Our Absolute Favorite Gifts to Give This Year — 2018 Gift Guide

There are few constants in the world, but one thing I can always count on is my own inability to get any holiday shopping done early. I don’t really know why, I actually love picking out gifts for the people I love and finding items I know will bring them joy. I just inevitably do that shopping about five days before Christmas (a.k.a. my Amazon Prime account really comes in handy). But not this year. Our Holiday Jumpstart has inspired me to shop early and shop smart, so I’ve already started scouring the internet for 2018’s best gifts. And I’m here to share them with you. Happy Gift Guide season, everyone!

Over the next few weeks we’ll be publishing our best holiday gift ideas for specific people in your life, but first up is a selection of stylish gifts that just about anyone will love.

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