She Put Her Unspent Love in a Cardboard Box

And for more than two decades, her daughter has been taking it out.

#gifts, #love-emotion, #marriages

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Think Outside the Brunch for Mother’s Day

You can do better than grocery store flowers and a card, can’t you?

#gifts, #mothers-day, #parenting, #photography, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Phi Gamma Delta Members Pay Off Mortgage of Longtime House Cook

For 14 years, Jessie Hamilton cooked for the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity at Louisiana State University. Years later, 90 former members took up a collection to pay her mortgage.

#baton-rouge-la, #fraternities-and-sororities, #gifts, #hamilton-jessie-1947, #louisiana, #louisiana-state-university, #phi-gamma-delta

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Making Gifts for Those Who Have Everything

A group of wealthy friends and some specialty artisans turn out one over-the-top design each year.

#firearms, #gifts, #lepee-1839, #miami-fla, #switzerland, #unnamed-society, #watches-and-clocks

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Forgotten Copy of Super Mario Bros. Sets Record at Auction

The game was bought as a Christmas gift in 1986 but was left in a desk drawer for 35 years. It sold for $660,000 at an auction on Friday.

#auctions, #computer-and-video-games, #gifts, #heritage-auctions, #nintendo-co-ltd, #super-mario-bros-video-game

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8 Wedding Gifts for Newlyweds Who Are Also New Parents

What to give the couple celebrating two major life events at once? Here are a few ideas.

#babies-and-infants, #gifts, #weddings-and-engagements

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MacKenzie Scott, a Philanthropist and Ex-Wife of Jeff Bezos, Remarries

Her new husband, Dan Jewett, is a high school science teacher. He has pledged to work with her in giving away much of her billions.

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Am I Being Unkind by Rejecting My Father’s Gifts?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on feeling uncomfortable with giving money as a sign of love and the obligation to report a doctor’s incompetence.

#ethics-personal, #gifts

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What on Earth is a Booze Fairy?

Neighbors have been donning wings and tutus to deliver adult beverages and other goodies.

#alcoholic-beverages, #gifts, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #women-and-girls

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How the Virus Stole Christmas

For immigrant families from India, the holidays come closest to the long, riotous wedding seasons in the homeland.

#children-and-childhood, #christmas, #christmas-trees, #dahl-roald, #delhi-india, #gifts, #india, #kashmir-and-jammu-india, #london-england, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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A Middle-Aged Christmas

The meaning of Christmas nostalgia in the middle of life’s journey.

#books-and-literature, #capra-frank-jr, #children-and-childhood, #christmas, #dickens-charles, #douthat-ross-g, #gibson-kirk, #gifts, #poetry-and-poets, #tartt-donna, #thomas-dylan

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You’re Choosing a Gift. Here’s What Not to Do.

Many of our natural impulses turn out to be wrong. Psychological research can help us choose wisely.

#christmas, #gift-cards-and-certificates, #gifts, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #research

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How to Use Science to Give Good Gifts

Many of our natural impulses turn out to be wrong. Psychological research can help us choose wisely.

#christmas, #gift-cards-and-certificates, #gifts, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #research

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How Neighbors Are Coming Together to Buy Local for the Holidays

“I’m not buying anything from freaking Jeff Bezos,” says a member of a Red Hook business group.

#chinatown-manhattan-ny, #crowdsourcing-internet, #e-commerce, #gifts, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #new-york-city, #red-hook-brooklyn-ny, #rockaway-peninsula-queens-ny, #shopping-and-retail

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Wrap Gifts With Newspaper

With some artful folding and a few snips of the scissors, a newspaper can become fanciful gift-toppers (and they’re recyclable).

#content-type-service, #gifts, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #recycling-of-waste-materials

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How to Make the Perfect Cookie Box

For years, Melissa Clark has been on a quest to make the most delicious cookie box to gift to loved ones, logging her triumphs and failures along the way. Here’s what she’s learned.

#christmas, #content-type-service, #cookies, #gifts

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How Not to Overspend This Black Friday

Have a list, a budget and some patience.

#black-friday-and-cyber-monday-shopping, #content-type-service, #e-commerce, #gifts, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #shopping-and-retail

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The Museums of Paris: A Source for Gifts Inspired by the Past

Although a new lockdown has made it more challenging, browsing at museum shops is still an option, thanks to the internet.

#gifts, #louvre-museum, #monnaie-de-paris, #museums, #shopping-and-retail

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Holiday Gifts for Health and Wellness

Give someone the gift of healthy living this year with one of these gift ideas from the writers and editors of Well.

#christmas, #exercise, #gifts, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #pulse-oximetry, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #watches-and-clocks

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Kitchen Essentials for Home Cooks and Food Lovers

Chefs and other entertaining experts share their go-to wedding gifts for couples of all cooking skill levels.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #gifts, #marriages, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Millions of Views and a Gift Truck Later, Nathan Apodaca Keeps the Vibe Going

A TikTok video of an Idaho man longboarding to work while chugging cran-raspberry juice and lip-syncing Fleetwood Mac pays unexpected dividends.

#apodaca-nathan, #fleetwood-mac, #fleetwood-mick, #gifts, #idaho, #nicks-stevie, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Thoughtful Gift Ideas That Newlyweds Will Actually Use

Wedding pros and other industry experts share their go-to wedding gifts.

#gifts, #marriages, #weddings-and-engagements

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Celebrate Father’s Day On a Budget

During the coronavirus outbreak, the best Father’s Day gifts should be personal and priceless, in every sense of the word.

#children-and-childhood, #fathers-day, #gifts, #men-and-boys, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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So You Bought Someone a Gadget. Here’s How Not to Become Their Tech Support.

It feels like the easiest gift until it needs a reboot, restart or anything else.

#computers-and-the-internet, #gifts, #home-automation-and-smart-homes

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