College student can be a tricky group to shop for, so I asked
college students and recent college grads for gift ideas. Overall,
practical gifts are best when shopping for a college student. Here are
some of the responses that I got, as well as some that have always been
my favorites to give and get:
The New Year is approaching fast. It’s time to start to thinking about making resolutions and setting goals. And getting the house organized seems to be one of those goals that’s always at the top of list. Here are some tips to help you achieve your goal of getting organized in 2009.
Get an early start. Give each member of your family some sort of storage as a part of their Christmas gift. To make it seem less obvious try to include it as part of the wrapping.
If you are a journalist, or love someone who is, you know that most of us could use a little extra love this holiday season. As Elana recently noted we ink-stained wretches are high up on the growing list of industries that have had a rough year. So, here are a few suggestions for gifts that might bring a smile to your favorite (current, former, or aspiring) member of the Fourth Estate.
For the backpack journalists
In case you don't have enough to worry about as you shop for holiday
toys for your kids, you should know that many toys on the shelves of
mainstream retailers contain high levels of known toxins like lead, cadmium, chlorine, arsenic, bromine and mercury.
There are only three weeks left to go in the KaBOOM! Playspace Finder Sweepstakes! For those who haven't been briefed, here's the deal:
1. Every week we give away a prize (or prize package) valued between $100 and $200 to one lucky winner.
2. The winner is chosen from those who entered at least one playspace with a photo into the KaBOOM! Playspace Finder that week.
3. Each time you enter a playspace with a photo, it counts as an entry. No messy forms to fill out, plus your odds of winning go up as you add more playspaces!
4. Each week's sweepstakes starts on Tuesday (Eastern time) and ends the following Monday at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. So the only eligible playspaces for that week's contests are those entered during that timeframe.
That being said, who wants to win an Elmo Live and an MLB Pitching Machine?