Santa's Sleigh 2009

15 Stories • Available October 2009
Smart Spends

Smart Spends

From personalized cereal to a new-wave puzzle with millions of solutions, you don't have to wallop your wallet to find creative, clever and fun holiday gifts at affordable prices. Here are some tha

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Sweet Charity

Sweet Charity

Holiday season giving should mean more than giving or getting a new toy, the latest gadget or a piece of splashy jewelry. Making a charitable donation is an option, too, one that sometimes is overl

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Hot Holiday Gifts

Hot Holiday Gifts

From toys to accessories to small appliances and electronics, you'll have to shop early to snare some of the "hottest" holiday gifts for 2009. Here's what industry insiders think will top the seaso

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Experience This

Experience This

Here's a holiday quiz to give yourself: Would the men in your life like to find another shirt and tie under the tree this holiday season, or would they rather go skydiving or drive on a NASCAR trac

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You Can Do It

You Can Do It

Most holiday seasons are chock-full of joyful anticipation, with a little stress mixed in. But in this year's economic crunch, buying gifts probably adds to the stress. One way to save money and in

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Be Nice

Be Nice

Everyone hopes to be on Santa's "nice" list, but the mad rush of holiday shopping often brings out the naughty in people. Freeman Hall, author of the recently released "Retail Hell," manages to put

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Secrets Of Savvy Shoppers

Secrets Of Savvy Shoppers

There's no reason to panic when it comes to the holiday shopping season. Instead of dreading all the gift buying, embrace the spirit of Santa; put on your elf shoes, and jingle those bells. Here ar

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Thank You Notes

Thank You Notes

As the season of thanks winds down, don't forget to write notes of appreciation to family members and friends who gave gifts or helped you out in special ways this year. "It is certainly always ap

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The Right Gift

The Right Gift

You have the holiday gift list down pat for family and close friends, but when it comes to choosing the best present for a co-worker, your child's teacher, the letter carrier, in fact, a whole stri

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Gourmet Gifts

Gourmet Gifts

Want to really wow your favorite foodie this holiday season? Indulge his inner gourmand with one well-chosen ingredient. Gimmicky gadgets only end up cluttering kitchens and collecting dust, but r

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It's A Wrap

It's A Wrap

Want the gift you give to be something to remember you by? Just wrap it up creatively! It may be easier than you think. "Embellish the package with items other than bows," suggests gift-wrap guru

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Let Me Entertain You

Let Me Entertain You

Going to the movies doesn't necessarily mean leaving your home anymore. With widescreen TVs, surround sound speaker systems and even theater-seating options, you can pop popcorn in your home microw

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Beauty Buys

Beauty Buys

The holiday season requires multi-tasking -- buy presents, throw or go to parties and arrange travel plans while still working and maintaining a personal life. Whether you're looking for a present

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Nail That Gift Idea Down

Nail That Gift Idea Down

While you are making your list and checking it twice, make sure that you include your favorite handyman -- or handywoman -- around the house. Give a shiny new "toy" and let your recipient know how

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Creative Green Gifts

Creative Green Gifts

From clothes made of bamboo and jewelry recycled from antique tea tins to an acre of primal forest and down-on-the-farm goats and chickens, green gifting is getting easier and more creative with ev

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Christmas Facts 1

Christmas Facts 1

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Christmas Facts 2

Christmas Facts 2

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Christmas Facts 3

Christmas Facts 3

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