2012 HOLIDAYS

Keep kids engaged and occupied during holiday shopping trips

Holiday shopping with kids can be fun. Kids enjoy giving gifts, and bringing them along on shopping excursions to offer their input can make the season that much more special for youngsters. But bringing the little ones along on a holiday shopping trip also can be tricky, as kids can easil...

Help college students this holiday season

College is a time when many students form friendships and make memories that last a lifetime. College is also a time when students learn to stretch a dollar, and the right gift come the holiday season can have a big impact on a college student's life. The following are a few gift ideas that may h...

Holiday giving for special needs kids

Everyone wants to get the perfect gifts for people on their holiday shopping lists. Shopping for a child with special needs can make gift-giving a bit more difficult. After all, buyers want to ensure the gift is practical as well as thoughtful. However, there are many great gift ideas for special...

Easy ways to be 'green' for the holidays

While the holiday season is a time of joy, giving and religious reflection, it also can be a time of excess. Holiday parties, meals brimming with more food than the average person can consume, wrapping paper tossed aside after minimal usage, and shoppers venturing for miles in cars in search of p...

Prevent lost children while holiday shopping

The only thing scarier during the holidays than the tally on a credit card bill come January is the idea of a child getting lost or abducted while out shopping. Safety tips can keep children by your side or help caregivers find kids fast should they wander off. These are a busy few months ...

The right age to gift children mobile phones

Gadgets often top the list of desired gifts for the holiday season. Adults and children alike fawn over the latest technology, and giving a loved one a new phone, portable video game console, tablet or e-reader for the holidays is sure to please. When gifting children with the latest tech ...

Gifts no sports fan should go without

Few things make holiday shoppers happier than giving a gift that instantly lights up a loved one's eyes. All the work that goes into finding and securing the perfect gift becomes worth it and then some when the recipient's smile stretches from ear to ear. A great holiday gift often involve...

Did you know? Interactive electronics all the rage

Interactive electronics are poised to be all the rage for the 2012 gift-giving season, as Flying Super Grover(R) and Bouncy the Happy to See Me Pup(R) figure to generate significant interest. In addition, a classic interactive electronic toy is making a comeback this year. Developed in the 1990s,...

Inexpensive gift ideas

Great gifts don’t have to be expensive. It’s more important that they’re thoughtful. You can spend a little of your time and creativity instead of a lot of your cash and still give your friends and family nice, fun gifts for the holidays. Baking is a holiday tradition, an...

Sparkle this season: Holiday beauty prep tips

While looking your best and feeling confident are important throughout the year, it’s especially crucial during the holiday season, as you gather with loved ones and pose for that annual family photo. Look your best this season using these beauty tips. Keep it fresh. While you may go...