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Am I the only one who just discovered “push presents” when Ice-T said he wasn’t down with giving Coco one? Are our friends and family dropping the ball? Or are these gifts for women doing a little too much?
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and thanks to one of our fave brands, you can get a little something lux for all of the fabulous mamas in your life– including yourself. L’OCCITANE’s collection of beautiful (and budget friendly!) pre-wrapped gift sets take the guess work out of Mother’s Day gift shopping. So moms, take your pick. And fellas, take note!
Mother’s Day Gift Shopping Made Easy (Thank You L’OCCITANE!)
In Mechanicsburg, PA a Good Samaritan donated $50,000 to pay off customers’ Walmart layaway gift accounts. Although the Samaritan would like to remain anonymous, the donor would liked to be called Santa B.
“We first thought he said $5,000 — but no, he wanted to make a $50,000 donation. We made him repeat it twice,” store manager Steve Myers told USA Today.
This past Monday was the last day for customers to pick up their items on layaway and Santa B arrived in the nick of time to help pay off the outstanding balances. If he had not donated that day, the pending layaway orders would have been canceled.
The items on layaway included electronics, toys, furniture and other gifts. Most of the orders were over $500; once they found out about the good deed, many customers were ecstatic and others, bewildered. Myers shared the news by calling customers to inform them of the donation so they would not think it was a joke.
Myers also told the newspaper that many of the customers, freed from the payments on their layaway orders will now be able to spend the saved money on household/family necessities.
In all of your running around doing this holiday season don’t forget about those women in your family who are mommies to be. Maybe you yourself are expecting and you may want a little something special on Christmas Day. Here we have a list of everything from special skin care items to sweatshirts from Beyonce that’ll fit a growing tummy. Enjoy this time — and get as many cutesy things as possible while everyone is willing to grab ’em for you. Take a look at MommyNoire 17 ideas for your favorite mommy to be during the holidays.
The Gift List: 17 Gifts For A Mom To Be
Seven days from now, people across the nation will celebrate the mothers in their lives. Among the many subgroups of mommies are the working ones. Those who have the dual job of working a 9-5 (sometimes earlier and/or later) and then coming home to make sure dinner is ready for her household. This on-the-go mommy thrives off of her second, sometimes third wind, and deserves an extra special thank you this coming Mother’s Day. Here are 12 gifts she’s sure to love!
If you want kids to appreciate the game, you have to start them young–very young! Check out the cutest baby football inspired gear we could find. Touchdown!
Adorable Baby Football Gear for your Lil’ MVP
Whether you’re shopping for yourself, someone else, or just in the mood for a little retail therapy, we’ve got exactly what you need. With the help of our friends at Redbook, we’ve put together some of the most fabulous finds for your home, body, and piece of mind at even more fabulous prices. See them all after the jump!
Holiday Spree: 15 Fabulous Finds Under 50 Bucks!
Music plays from outside of your bedroom window, resonating against the late evening backdrop. You then drop whatever misleading but enthralling romantic novel you are currently invested in and you approach the window. You see your beloved below: stereo held high above his head, his body adorned in a trench jacket, and there’s love written across his handsome face.
OH, wait….rewind. That’s not your boyfriend, that’s John Cusack (See: Say Anything), and that couldn’t be your life, because your man does not have a romantic bone in his body.
For some reason, your boyfriend can spend his existence splurging on video games, but never on jewelry; bringing home a dozen donuts, but not a dozen roses; and sitting through three hours of basketball, but not two hours of Broadway.
He’s unromantic and it’s frustrating, but before you kick his adorable but oblivious butt to the curb, consider some subtle and not-so-subtle tips to help your man be the romantic that you always knew he could be.
When it comes to giving gifts, we love how generally low-maintenance men tend to be. We could wrap up an iTunes gift card, slap a bow on a bottle of bourbon, or even throw together a basket of homemade cookies, and they’d be happy, mostly.
But what happens when your man has all the latest toys, or a tie just won’t do on the holidays (no matter how nice)? Or, better yet, what if you’re bored with all the usual gifts?
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That’s where we come in. We’ve scouted some great gifts so that when the holidays roll around, you’re prepared with something he’ll never forget.
Here, 10 gifts even the pickiest guys will love.
For The TV Lover
If he’s always glued to the tube, and if his DVR can’t keep up with his perpetual appetite for television, TiVo’s all-new Roamio DVRs might just be his dream machines. Called “the holy grail of set-top boxes,” by the Wall Street Journal, the Roamio Pro can record and live stream up to six shows at once and holds up to 450 HD hours of recordings. (To put this in perspective, the DVR that comes with his cable records 60 HD hours if he’s lucky,) The best part? TiVo is now lets him stream shows to his iPad or iPhone, to watch them anywhere, from the gym, to his office, to the ballet … wait … just because he can doesn’t mean he should (tivo.com, starting at $199, plus service).
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My kids have been pretty good this year and a result I’m going to spend a lot less money on Christmas this year. I know what you may be thinking; most parents spend more money for Christmas when their kids have been good, so what gives? Well, I‘ve decided to do things differently this year and my children’s relatively lean Christmas list is what actually inspired me.
Don’t get me wrong. I am not one of those moms who feels Christmas is too commercialized. Spending money on gifts is actually the whole point of Christmas, and it’s technically always been that way. With that said, none of this should take away from the fact that it is really the most wonderful time of year, if we commit to making it that way. When my girls gave me their Christmas lists, I noticed they hadn’t put down a whole lot. I asked them why and they said they really didn’t want or need anything. Now, I’ve provided for them throughout the year, but not to the extent that they shouldn’t have had more on their lists. And then it hit me. Earlier this year, I made it a point to bring us closer as a family by doing things like spending quality time together and eating family style a few nights a week. We used those times to talk and listen to one another, and though we are not without our issues, we truly are a closer-knit unit as a result of this.
To hear my girls say they couldn’t think of anything to put on their lists this year, tells me that the investment is paying off, because none of us feel a need to fill ourselves with more stuff. We are filled to the brim with love and the Christmas spirit and it’s amazing.
Instead of countless hours of shopping, we’ve spent this holiday baking cookies, making gingerbread houses, and creating memories that will remain with us long after the gadgets and toys are broken. I did go out and get the few things they asked for as well as a few gifts for other family members. But, I didn’t break the bank and add a bunch of other stuff that would look good under the tree, like I normally would have. For the first time in a long, time I didn’t feel the need to. I have been able to reap the benefits of having a closer family who is grateful for what we already have. I am not going to spend a lot this Christmas and it feels good.
Do you plan to spend a lot this Christmas?