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Monday 12/15/2014
The last-minute holiday shopper's guide to great gifts for $100 or less
Updated: December 16, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - The holidays will be here in the blink of an eye – have you finished shopping for gifts? If your answer is no, you’re not alone. Fortunately, you can save time, money and cut down on stress thanks to a handy gift-guide guaranteed to inspire perfect presents for everyone on your list.

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Which books to gift this season
Updated: December 16, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - There are few things more pleasurable than curling up with a good book on a cold winter day, and if you have a reader on your holiday gift list, you’ll likely want to create that experience for them. With so many great books out there, how do you find the right book for the right person?

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Wednesday 12/10/2014
Holiday shopping game plan: How to save big and win the day
Updated: December 11, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Have you made your list and checked it twice? Nearly all Americans have some kind of “game plan” in place when shopping for gifts during the holidays, according to a recent survey by 1010 Data. But for many, that plan might not come together until the last minute. If you’re looking to make the shopping experience faster, easier and more convenient, here are five tips to make this year’s holiday shopping game plan a winning one.

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Thursday 12/04/2014
Tips for finding the best tech gifts this holiday season
Updated: December 04, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - When it comes to giving technology gifts, it’s hard to stay “in-the-know” about what’s the latest and greatest. Yet, technology gifts are always some of the most popular gifts to receive.

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Monday 12/01/2014
Top 5 gift-giving trends this holiday season
Updated: December 01, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Finding the right gifts for your loved ones each year can be a challenge. This year’s top trends, however, will make it easy for you to pick out perfect gifts that everyone will love!

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Wednesday 11/26/2014
Jingle bling: Give the look of diamonds for less than $100 this holiday season
Updated: November 27, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Every year, some items make the list of “hot” holiday gifts, only to turn tepid next year when something trendier comes along (think banana hair clips and leg warmers). Yet one gift category has proven its enduring appeal for thousands of years. Diamond jewelry remains one of the most welcome and meaningful holiday gifts. However, diamond jewelry can get expensive quickly.

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The key to a great hostess gift: personalize!
Posted: November 26, 2014

(BPT) - It’s going to be the party of the season. You know what to wear, but you haven’t a clue what to give as a hostess gift. As your calendar fills with holiday parties, finding the perfect gift for hosts and hostesses can be a challenge. Fortunately, it’s easy and affordable to personalize a gift basket or other holiday treat – just look to the bakery department in your local grocery store. From bagels and muffins paired with orange juice, to an assortment of cookies accompanied by hot cocoa, personalized creations are a welcome alternative to traditional gifts – ensuring the hostess has a gift worth waking up to!

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Give Artfully this Holiday Season
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) When it comes to creative gift-giving, you may feel you’ve exhausted your options, especially for those who seem to have everything. But there’s no need to make a holiday tradition out of giving the same old gifts year-in and year-out.

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Friday 11/14/2014
Time and Money-Saving Holiday Gift Ideas
Updated: November 14, 2014 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) The holiday season is here. Amid decorating your home, planning holiday parties and baking cookies for Santa, you might find yourself with very little time (and cash) for holiday shopping.

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Great Stocking Stuffers for Book Lovers
Posted: November 14, 2014

(StatePoint) Have some lit lovers in your life? Want to make stocking stuffers extra special for them this year? Here are a few great ideas:

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Thursday 11/13/2014
New Coffee Table Books That Make Great Holiday Gifts
Updated: November 13, 2014 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) As so much reading moves into digital spaces, coffee table books with their lavish designs and entertaining content remain a perennial staple in any home, say literary experts.

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Stocking Stuffers for Outdoor Enthusiasts and DIYers
Updated: November 13, 2014 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) While checking those big ticket items off your holiday shopping list can be stressful, don’t let stocking stuffers bog you down. Simple gifts that show you care about your recipient and their hobbies work great.

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Tuesday 11/11/2014
Holiday Gift Ideas for Gardeners of All Levels
Updated: November 11, 2014 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) The holiday season is a great time to shower the gardeners in your life with the tools they need to grow beautiful and delicious things. Whether your recipient already has a green thumb or is just thinking about starting a new hobby, there are some great gift ideas out there for every level of gardening interest and skill.

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Monday 11/10/2014
Shop Smart: Guide for Finding Perfect Holiday Gifts for Men
Updated: November 10, 2014 - 11:15 am

(StatePoint) The pressure to find the perfect gift when shopping for men this holiday season can easily become a daunting endeavor, but with online retailers, shoppers can better search for the perfect gift with these simple tips.

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Tuesday 10/21/2014
Holiday Gift Ideas for the Health Conscious
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Americans have a lot on their minds during the holiday season, and the stress of ballooning budgets and crowded calendars can be enough to affect almost anyone’s well-being. With that in mind, why not use the holidays as an opportunity to give the most important gift of all?

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Wednesday 09/17/2014
Prime preschoolers for the classroom with developmental games
Updated: September 24, 2014 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - While school prep is normally focused around kindergarten and elementary school students, increasingly preparations are occurring at much younger ages. Enhancing learning-based skills in preschoolers can be invaluable to their development and play is an essential role in early classroom experiences.

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Combining virtual and real-world toys into hours of fun playtime
Updated: August 15, 2014 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Do your children have imaginary friends or pretend the characters from their favorite TV show or video game are real and in the room? Many children creatively stage playful interactions with fictional and imaginary characters during their developmental years, but now those imaginary characters don’t have to be quite so imaginary.

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Thursday 05/29/2014
New discoveries decode the symbols and mysteries of the Mona Lisa
Updated: October 02, 2014 - 4:31 pm

(BPT) - Almost 500 years after the death of artist Leonardo da Vinci, the world-famous Mona Lisa painting continues to fascinate people of all ages. An estimated 6 million people view the painting each year at the Louvre in France, and many more read and study about its history and the theories surrounding the legendary work of art.

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Monday 05/19/2014
High-tech gift ideas for grads that won't break the bank
Updated: October 02, 2014 - 4:32 pm

(BPT) - Graduation season is here with high school and college grads eagerly awaiting commencement so they can start the next big chapter of life. This also means a lot of graduation celebrations for friends and family near and far. This year, show your support and go beyond the typical gift of a card and money. Instead, give graduates something they’re guaranteed to use every day: technology.

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Wednesday 05/14/2014
The best gifts for grads and dads
Updated: September 10, 2014 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - It’s that time of year again where everyone is out shopping for gifts and looking for the perfect presents for dads and grads. This year, think about going the technology route for devices grads can use. Dads will love them, too, for the value the devices add to their lives. Here are a few tech-related gifts to consider:

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Friday 04/25/2014
Reading and playing can increase your child's imagination
Updated: August 15, 2014 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Albert Einstein once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” It’s a pretty amazing statement when you consider just how much knowledge Einstein possessed. Today’s world always has a spot for creative, imaginative people. Whether they are designing the next dot com or the latest menu sensation, imaginative people are thriving everywhere.

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Wednesday 06/06/2012
Adding a personal touch can help make your gift one that gets remembered.
Posted: June 06, 2012

(NAPSI)—For weddings, holidays and birthday parties throughout the year, the hunt—and pressure—it seems, is always on for the perfect, affordable and meaningful gift. As a result, more and more people are getting creative, and for many, this means getting personal.

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Saturday 06/02/2012
Why Their Favorite Gift Might Be A Smartphone
Posted: June 02, 2012

(NAPSI)—Smartphones are one of this year’s hottest gifts. But with more high-tech gizmos and gadgets popping up, how do you decide which smartphone is the best for those on your list?

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Tips On Family-Friendly Gifts
Posted: June 02, 2012

(NAPSI)—It may come as a surprise to some, but digital devices can be a handy way to bring your family together. Here’s how:

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LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Videogame Gives Fans the Chance to Be Part of the Ultimate Wizarding Battle
Posted: June 02, 2012

(NAPSI)Harry Potter and LEGO fans who cant get enough of the magical adventures of The Boy Who Lived can now rediscover their inner wizard and continue the spellbinding saga in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, the sequel to last years fan favorite videogame from TT Games and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The two beloved brands come together again to give families a chance to participate in Harrys epic battle with Lord Voldemort.

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Hit The Dance Floor In Your Living Room
Posted: June 02, 2012

(NAPSI)—While dancing has always been a popular activity, TV shows, movies and celebrities have made it a hot topic in many households. With television shows like “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance?” captivating TV viewers and movies like this year’s “Footloose” stealing the spotlight, dance is very much en vogue.

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Wednesday 05/30/2012
This summer, the Ultrabook inspired by Intel is the perfect gift to show the ultra-dad or ultra-grad in your life how much you care.
Posted: May 30, 2012

(NAPSI)—Still searching for the perfect gift for your dad or grad? When thinking about how you want to say Happy Fathers Day! to dad or Congratulations! to your grad, Ultrabook devices are the must-have tech gadget for dads and grads this summer.

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