2012 MNN holiday gift guide: The festive 15
We’ve rounded up goodies for everyone on your holiday shopping list.
Homemade Valentine’s gifts
Here are some ideas for homemade Valentine’s gifts for many of the people you want to remember today.
Did your ex stab you in the back? Return the favor and buy this less-than-subtle knife holder that promises to be as cathartic as it is stylish. Plus, it offers endless venting opportunities … that won’t land you in jail.
10 anti-Valentine’s Day gifts
It’s the middle of December again and grocery stores and gift shops are overflowing with those ubiquitous and cheery red poinsettias. As far as plants go, they make for festive holiday gifts but why not give a plant that someone will want to keep around for more than one or two months?
8 great plants to give as gifts
Wow … talk about faux fur. These whimsical and totally comfy fox and raccoon stoles (sold separately for $28) from Green 3 are handmade in upstate New York from yarn spun from textile industry leftovers that otherwise would have been discarded. For a completely head-turning look, consider these mittens and winter caps also made from recycled cotton.
MNN’s 2011 holiday gift guide
5 best clutter-free gifts to give this year
Don’t throw a clutter bomb at someone! Here are some alternative gift ideas that are awesome but won’t get someone kicked out of the cult of less.
Gift-Giving Surprise: More Isn’t Always Better
While it may seem that giving more gifts is better, adding a cheaper “stocking stuffer” to an expensive present diminished the perceived value of the overall package in the recipient’s eyes. Dubbed the “presenter’s paradox,” the seemingly counterintuitive reaction of favoring one expensive item over that same item combined with a cheaper object results from the way consumers evaluate item clusters.