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3 Supposed Etiquette Faux Pas That Actually Make You Look Good

The rules of etiquette sometimes seem arcane and inflexible. Don't beat yourself up if you trip over one of these faux pas — own your flub and win.

10 Affordable Kids' Gifts That Won't Rot Their Brains

Give a kid an "educational" toy and it'll soon migrate to the bottom of the toy box. Try these toys and games that are fun first and smart second.

20 Valentine's Day Gifts for $10 or Less

These inexpensive Valentine's Day gifts are so much more than frugal — they're super thoughtful and exquisitely romantic.

Here's What You Spent on This Holiday Season

The final numbers aren't in yet, but if you're like most Americans, the holidays have done some damage to your budget. Here's how you did it.

10 Christmas Gifts You're Better Off Returning

When it comes to unwanted holiday gifts, it's almost always better to return than to keep.

13 Holiday Gifts That Aren't Worth the Money

Time is running out on holiday shopping season! Take a deep breath, don't panic, and avoid buying any of these overpriced and wasteful "gifts."

7 Overpriced Holiday Gifts You Should Skip

It's the holidays and that means spending too much on over-hyped stuff. Avoid these gift list budget busters and go for real value, instead.

80 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for $10 or Less

There's still plenty of time to wrap up holiday shopping. Stuff your collection of stockings with a couple of these fun and frugal small gifts.

50 Amazing, Easy DIY Bath and Body Products

Homemade gifts are always appreciated, but your recipient may not always want your famous pecan-sugar bars. Mix it up with these DIY beauty gifts.

The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Tipping

How much should you tip your service providers during the holiday season? Wonder no more.

Ask the Readers: What Is the Best Gift You've Ever Received?

Tell us about the best gift you've ever received and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

People Who Love Christmas Do These 9 Things — Do You?

Our traditions make the holidays meaningful, from gifts to glitter. What traditions mark your holiday season?

21 Perfect Holiday Gifts for Book Lovers

Buying books for booklovers is hard (they'd rather choose). Instead of another gift card, give them something fun that makes reading even better.

16 Easy, Delicious and Homemade Holiday Gifts

Show friends and loved ones how much you care with a gift of delicious, handmade edibles you made yourself!

The 5 Most Amazing Secret Santa Gifts Ever

Most holiday Secret Santa exchanges have a modest max spending limit — but not these!

What to Buy (and Avoid Buying) in December

It's peak shopping season, but not every buy is a peak deal. Learn where to find the big discounts this month — and where to freeze your spending.

Ultimate Gift Guide: Thoughtful Ideas for Every List and Every Budget

Whatever your budget and whatever the wish list, find the perfect gift here in our ultimate list of gift lists.

12 Ways to Have a No-Spend Holiday Season

Refocus your holiday spirit on time well spent with friends and family this year and Santa won't won't get the better of your budget again.

7 Budget Gifts You Can Bring to a Holiday Party

Show the hostess or host your appreciation for the invite with a clever, affordable, and adorable gift such as one of these.

8 Holiday Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Cheer

Tis the season for overwork, over-indulgence, and over-stress. Get a handle on the holidays this year by avoiding these common cheer-sappers.