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5 Sites for Homemade Gift Ideas

December 17, 2010
by Colleen Brondou
Do your parents still have the clay bowl you made for them in second grade? In many homes, it’s the simple, handmade gifts that are most appreciated. Parents aren’t the only ones that appreciate a gift made by hand. Visit the sites below to find ideas for gifts that you can make especially for the ones you love.
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May 07, 2010
Mayday! Sunday, May 9, is Mother’s Day! Repeat: Sunday is Mother’s Day! Even if the holiday completely slipped your mind, there are plenty of gifts you can whip up for your mom at the last minute. Many of them even provide the illusion that you’ve prepared in advance, but all of them are guaranteed to show you care.
June 19, 2009
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May 28, 2009
“A penny saved is a penny earned” may seem archaic to us, given the current rate of inflation. But when juxtaposed with the current rate of unemployment, saving even a penny is starting to seem like a really good idea. The bad times have inspired plenty of people to adopt some pretty radical ways to trim the budget.
May 15, 2009
For eager college students everywhere, years of hard work are finally culminating in the moment they’ve been thinking about for quite some time: graduation. But what gift can you get your graduate that they’ll really need and use?
May 14, 2009
Whether you’re still working or looking for a job, you’ve got to keep wearing work-appropriate clothing. But should your style change to reflect the economic climate? Are there any ways to save money and still look polished? We've got the answers here.
May 04, 2009
Soon after we published a feature with advice on what items to keep buying despite the recession, we got hit with a wave of additional suggestions from our readers. We stand by our assertion that health insurance is something nobody should sacrifice, but we loved your contributions. Here’s what you said.
March 30, 2009
Sure, we’re all cutting back, but there are some things we just can’t give up. We highlighted five things still worth spending money on: Readers responded with their own non-negotiables. Tell us yours by answering the question within the article below.
February 24, 2009
The Fall 2009 edition of New York Fashion Week, held February 13–20, was devoid of much of the glamour and over-the-top merriment that usually accompanies this semi-annual event. But, by displaying the same spirit of ingenuity that gave prominence to American sportswear—and, in effect, secured a place for American fashion itself—amid the postwar economy of the 1950s, Fall 2009 Fashion Week inspired trends both budget-conscious and functional.