Shopping for Boring People

Holiday shopping can be great fun, especially if you are shopping for someone with fun interests and tastes. When you have to shop for someone a little... well... boring, it can be a drag. The person may not even be boring, but perhaps you don't know them that well. Maybe he or she just has opposite interests from you. Whatever the situation, it can make shopping a bit difficult. That's where these great lists come into play!

Gifts for Your Craft People

While searching for an affordable yet workable pottery wheel for my tween (yeah, I couldn't find one), I ran across so many great craft items for the holidays. The kits come out like crazy this time of year! Whether you want to learn to give massages, make your own soaps or candles or even learn lettering, there's a kit for it. I may go with something like that; last year she enjoyed her claymation and felting kits.

Giving Tuesday

While we're in the middle of the holiday season, it can be difficult to remember the real reasons for the season, whether they are simply being together as a family, your religious celebrations or peace on earth and goodwill toward humankind. Today is Giving Tuesday, a time to give back and think about the causes, charities and important social issues that matter most to you.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Loom Near

I have to admit that I am a total sucker for Cyber Monday deals. Did you know that a lot of museums, zoos and other places offer tickets or memberships at half-price on Cyber Monday? That's my biggest attraction to the sale, and while I don't always save up for it, when I'm able it's very exciting.

Black Friday, on the other hand, is something that I typically strive to avoid. It's way too crowded, hectic and busy for my taste, but I know lots of people who enjoy it, prompting me to ask this question: What are your best Black Friday tips?

Deals on Halloween Goodies

Now is the time to nab some great Halloween deals! You probably already know that the very BEST time is right after Halloween when stores are getting rid of their stock, but if you are decorating many specials are available right now.

For starters, some Menard's locations are offering deals on Halloween lights, greeter creatures, serving bowls and many other party essentials. They often have rebates so check into those!


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