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2016 Gift Guide, Affordable Stocking Stuffers

Ah, the last gift guide of the year.  This is always one of my favorites.  I am notoriously hard to buy gifts for, face on a wanted poster notorious.  But some of my favorite gifts, from ugly pajamas to a lump of coal, fell into the stocking stuffer category.  So let’s have fun, and hopefully, find the gifts you’ll think back on fondly for years …

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2016 Gift Guide, for Parents and Grandparents

*** Shopping for parents and grandparents is the most complicated part of the holidays.  What do you buy for people who usually 1) don’t need anything, 2) could buy their own gifts, and 3) have been buying your presents for decades? My go-to parent gift is to donate money to charity in their name.  You can use a website like No.Gifts or Paypal Giving .  I also recommend …

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2016 Gift Guide, Belle’s Best

I’ve chosen my own gifts since primary school when I realized that Santa was no longer up to the job.  Sometimes, a girl has to take matters into her own hands.  This year, my family and I are not exchanging gifts (except for small gift bags on Christmas morning), but if any of them want to go rogue, or mail this list to my boyfriend, …


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2016 Gift Guide for The Men in Your Life

I am excellent gift giver.  It is one of my finest qualities.  Be they expensive or affordable, I know exactly what to get my friends and family 99% of the time.  The only place I falter, the only stumbling block I find is my younger brother.  Some years, I know exactly what he needs, wants, and requires.  But this year is one of the rare …

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2016 Gift Guide for Under-$50 Friend Gifts

Friend gifts are the best.  Boyfriend gifts, parent gifts, etc. can be stressful to buy, but friend gifts are just fun.  You can pick something sentimental, something useful, something humorous, they’re my favorite gifts to buy.  The only thing better is meeting up for fun drinks or coffee to exchange your holiday wares.  Here are some chic holiday gifts for under-$50.

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