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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.

Fitness & Cycling Items at REI-Outlet: Extra 30% off + free shipping

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.

Fitness & Cycling Items at REI-Outlet: Extra 30% off + free shipping

Today only, REI-Outlet takes an extra 30% off a selection of fitness and cycling apparel, shoes, and gear. (Discount is applied automatically in-cart.) Plus, all orders receive free shipping. A couple best bets, with prices after discount:

  • Mountain Hardwear Women's Integral Zip T-Shirt for $41.73 (low by $53)
  • Louis Garneau Men's Merit Bike Jacket for $62.73 (Royal pictured, low by $47)

14 Gift Ideas That Seem Expensive, But Really Aren't

During the holidays, it's natural to have the urge to splurge on gifts; after all, nothing is too good for our parents, siblings, spouses, and dear friends, right? But just because you shouldn't blow a bundle on them doesn't mean that you can't blow their minds. Here's how.

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.

15 Times When You Really Should Bring a Gift

Don't get caught empty-handed! Be the guest the host likes the most by being the one who always remembers to bring a little something.

How to Attend a Wedding for Cheap (Without Actually Looking Cheap)

Even simply attending a wedding these days is expensive. Trim the cost without insulting your hosts with these simple expense-savers.

Best Money Tips: Affordable Presents for Dad

Today we found some great articles on affordable presents for dad, getting a frugal start on summer, and how not to drown in student loan debt.

How to Turn Unwanted Gift Cards Into Cash

What to do with that stack of gift cards you're never gonna use? Sell them for cash, or trade them for gift cards you really will use. It's easy!

30 Meaningful Mother's Day Gifts for Every Budget

Doesn't the woman who gave you life deserve something better than a box of chocolates? These 30 ideas are creative, frugal, and fun to give.