When it comes to gift giving, it’s the thought that counts, right?
We’ve been busy sharing with you a ton of gift ideas that will wow your loved ones. You can thank us later. But let’s not ignore that fact that some items should never be given as gifts. Ever.
Good gifts can truly cement a relationship while bad or thoughtless gifts can cause it to fizzle. Not only that, a bad gift will make you appear tactless, and the person on the receiving end won’t feel so great either. Bah humbug!
‘Tis the season to give, and you must keep in mind that giving unto others is actually a very strong form of communication. What message are you sending with the gifts you’ve picked out this year? Hopefully none of these are on your shopping list:
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We’ve been (not so patiently) waiting for this day. Pantone, the world’s authority on all things color, just announced their pick for next year’s “it” color: Radiant Orchid.
In laymen’s terms, it’s basically a hybrid of pink and purple. And even though it’s a bit early to even think about spring and summer, this color will be the perfect complement for your seasonal decor in a few months.
Your friend or family member graduated from college — congratulations to them! Now, what to give them as a gift?
Graduating from college is a huge accomplishment, so of course you want to honor the young scholar in your life. Just think of all the places their lives will take them!
There’s just one problem: You know that stereotype about broke college students? That’s not going to change for a while after graduation. They’ve got to find a job (which is sometimes much easier said than done), locate a place to live, and get started on being a grown-up. That’s tough to do when you’re starting from scratch.
But that’s where you come in! If you’ve got a friend or family member who’s graduating, we’ve got some gift ideas to help them embark on post-college life:
Wracking your brain to find the perfect gift that won’t clutter up a small apartment? We’ve brewed up some fun ideas!
‘Tis the season!
Let’s say you want to share a seasonal gift or two with your friend, partner, family member, coworker… but that person lives in a, let’s say, space-challenged apartment.
There is no need to fret, dear, generous celebrant.
Check out a dozen options to spread good cheer to a few lucky folks in your life. Sometimes, less truly can be more!
Give yourself the gift of good credit for the holidays! Check out these tips for keeping debt down this holiday season.
By Ellen Henderson Sirull
The holidays can be packed with extra spending – from trips to visit the fam to getting your best friend the jacket you know she’ll love.
There are a few ways you can try to keep the fun and giving up while keep costs down.
Here are three things you may want to pay attention to in order to keep your debt down around the holidays.
The trunk of a sedan is a perfect place to hide holiday presents so prying little eyes won’t find them.
‘Tis the season to do lots of shopping. And if you’re the type to get all your presents in one trip, you’re going to come home with a carload of gifts, unwrapped and out in the open, where anyone – even nosey little children – can see them.
You know they’re going to look for them … so, Santa? You’d better have a game plan. Where can you find places to hide presents before you get a chance to wrap them? Inquiring little minds want to know what’s in store for them this holiday season, but fortunately for you, we’re one step ahead of them.
Parade Central in New York City: the setting for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!
According to travel service giant AAA, over 40 million people will take a weekend vacation this Thanksgiving.
This year, you may want to hit up one of these towns where popular parades bring people together to celebrate all they are thankful for.
According to the Travel Channel, these cities are where you’ll find the Top Five Thanksgiving Day parades. If you want to enjoy a little ticker tape before your turkey, these towns are your best bets!
If you like your turkey with a side of latkes, you’re in for a very rare treat this year: The second night of Hanukkah is also Thanksgiving.
Hanukkah begins on the exact same date every year in the Hebrew calendar, but because that’s different from the 365-day Gregorian calendar commonly used in the United States, the eight-day Festival of Lights starts at different times in November or December each year. This year, the two holidays overlap – an exceedingly rare occurrence. The last time this happened was in 1888, and by one estimate, it won’t happen again for another 77,798 years!
Of course, this hasn’t gone unnoticed. There’s a full-blown “Thanksgivukkah” movement afoot – and we didn’t make that up; there’s even a Thanksgivukkah Facebook page. And while Thanksgiving and Hanukkah aren’t usually connected, they have more in common than you might think. Both relate to religious freedom: The Pilgrims celebrated Thanksgiving as they sought liberty in the New World, and Hanukkah marks the ancient Jews’ fight against their Greek oppressors.
So, whether you’re celebrating both holidays anyway or you just want to mark this rare occasion on November 28, we have some ideas for how to combine these two holidays into a special once-in-a-lifetime day.
When you think of Thanksgiving, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Cheesy thoughts of an overly happy family gathered around a perfectly golden turkey and heaping mounds of mashed potatoes is probably what you imagine.
But that’s not the case for everyone. Believe it or not, some people do choose to spend Thanksgiving without their friends and family.
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Don’t send your Thanksgiving down the drain!
Plumbers report that the day after Thanksgiving is their busiest day of the year for housecalls.
Don’t let plumbing woes distract you from your Black Friday shopping this year.
Check out these do’s – and mostly don’ts — for how to treat your apartment plumbing with care after Thanksgiving dinner is cleared away. Stay on friendly terms with your apartment community maintenance team by following these directions!