holiday shopping

Sleigh Bells Are Ringing…Are You Listening? [POLL]
I'm not going to fight it anymore. Diane and I were shopping for Halloween decorations this week, and in the background was the sound of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town". I haven't even said "trick or treat" and I already have to be worried abou…
How Close Are You To Being Done With Holiday Shopping?
I don't know which causes more stress...having to do the shopping or procrastinating about having to do the shopping. If I put as much creativity into the shopping as I did in coming up with excuses not to, I would have been done a month ago. I finally got a good chunk of it done this week, but…
Women Handle Most of the Holiday Shopping
Is anyone surprised by this? A Wall Street Journal report says that women do most of the holiday shopping in 73% of homes. Guys, before you say 'yeah, but we help', only 27% of homes say the man and woman share in the shopping chores. That's a lot of pressure and a lot of stress …
Gift Cards Are a Good Idea, But Are They Always a Good Idea?
There is no questioning the popularity of gift cards for holiday gifts this year. Cnn.com reports that 58% of people would like one as a gift, and 80% of us will buy one during our holiday shopping. They certainly are an awesome option, but are they always the right gift? I don't think so, so I…
What We Forget During the Holidays
According to a consumer survey (www.radioshack.com) the most-forgotten item during the season of giving thanks is the thank you note, with 55% overlooking it. The second most-likely item to be forgotten, with 50% of gift-givers not including this necessary item, is batteries and other accessories ne…