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2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Men

Holiday shopping is stressful enough without the added pressure of deciding whether the gift you're giving is sending the right message, or whether you should even be exchanging gifts. Hint: a gift is always a nice gesture; the key is to make sure you're respecting the relationship boundaries. To help with that, and to give [...]

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2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Babies and Toddlers

Happy Black Friday! To make your shopping a little easier today (and in the coming weeks), I've got a gift guide for babies ad toddlers. As a mom of a 2-year-old boy who spends a ton of time at the playground and on play dates, my current field of expertise is babies and toddlers, and [...]

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2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Women

Christmas is one month from today and Hanukkah starts Thursday night, so let's get on with this year's Dear Wendy Holiday Gift Guides, shall we? And we'll kick things off with women's gifts (although the men's gift guide will include some great stuff women will like for themselves, too!). Since most of you reading this [...]

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Father’s Day Gifts 2013

Father's Day is on June 16th, just a week and a half away. If you don't have gifts bought for the dad(s) in your life — um, guilty — it's time to get crackin'. And for those of you who haven't a clue what to get, here are some suggestions to help inspire. You might [...]

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2013 Bridal Shower/ Bachelorette Gifts

It's wedding week here on Dear Wendy and to celebrate, I have some handy-dandy wedding-related gift guides to help you find the perfect gift for the brides, grooms, bachelorettes and bridesmaids in your life. When it comes to bridal shower/bachelorette gifts, you can play it safe by shopping a couple's registry, but if they don't [...]

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2013 Bridesmaid Gift Ideas

It's wedding week here on Dear Wendy, and, to celebrate, I have some handy-dandy wedding-related gift guides to help you find the perfect gift for the brides, grooms, bachelorettes and bridesmaids in your life. A popular convention around bridesmaids' gifts is to give something that you'd like your bridesmaids to wear during the wedding, like [...]

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Best Wedding Gift Ideas of 2013

It's wedding week here on Dear Wendy and to celebrate, I have some handy-dandy wedding-related gift guides to help you find the perfect gift for the brides, grooms, bachelorettes and bridesmaids in your life. When it comes to wedding gifts, you can play it safe by shopping a couple's registry or giving cash, but if [...]

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My Spring Favorites, 2013

Finally, for most of us in the northern hemisphere the weather is warming up, the trees have finally popped and allergy season is just about behind us, and that glorious two-week period — three weeks, if you're lucky — known to us as "spring" is upon us. It's a season of light jackets and shoes [...]

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A friend of mine is pregnant with her first baby due in July. A few weeks ago, she asked if I had any advice for her, which is sort of like asking a pastry chef if she has anything sweet. I put myself in her shoes, remembered how overwhelming everything felt in those months before [...]

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2013 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Men

It's the last day of January, which means Valentine's Day is fast upon us (it also means my "baby sister" is 30! Happy birthday, Allie!). Yesterday, I posted a Valentine's Day gift guide for the ladies in your life (including yourself!). Today, I've got the dudes covered. Keep reading for some great gift ideas for [...]

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Women 2013

Valentine's Day is just over two weeks away and while some of us may think it's a silly "holiday" unworthy of acknowledgment, let alone celebration, I say it's a wonderful excuse to share some tokens of love and affection with the people you care about. Whether you're shopping for a significant other, a family member, [...]

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2012 Holiday Gift Guide for Her

Since most of you reading this are probably women yourselves, shopping for other females may not prove as difficult - at least, maybe not as difficult as shopping for the men in your lives. Still, it's always good to have ideas, especially suggestions that are appropriate for the various relationships you have with the ladies [...]

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2012 Holiday Gift Guide For Him

Holiday shopping is stressful enough without the added pressure of deciding whether the gift you're giving is sending the right message, or whether you should even be exchanging gifts. Hint: a gift is always a nice gesture; the key is to make sure you're respecting the relationship boundaries. To help with that, and to give [...]

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