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    This adorable video captures the moment a little girl picks out the perfect gifts for her father's birthday including unicorn slippers, nail polish and all things pink.  Little two-year-old Franki Pior is filmed by her mum in a Dollarama store in Toronto, Canada, picking out items for her father's birthday including cream, toothpaste, a pink bow and purple nail polish to name a few.  With the help of little sister Stevie, aged one, she also picks out a microphone, which she later uses in the clip shared on mum Karalea's Instagram to sing happy birthday to her father.  Lucky Swav, 39, also gets a pair of fluffy white unicorn slippers, some socks with hearts on them and a lot of toiletries.  In the footage, Franki picks up items and drops them into a bag, declaring at the end: 'I think he'll love that.'  With the help of her mum, she then pays for the items with the swipe of a card before heading home to celebrate.   The family of four are later filmed celebrating Swav's birthday, with the father-of-two pictured...
    SustainAble Home Goods sells a selection of eco-conscious products online and also offers cloth wrapping that can be reused.Source: SustainAble Home Goods Some children might be waking up on Christmas morning to find more homemade gifts and a lot less wrapping paper under the tree. One in three shoppers said they plan to ditch traditional wrapping paper for environmental reasons this holiday season, according to an Accenture survey, which asked 1,515 U.S. consumers in August about their holiday shopping plans. Almost a quarter of consumers, meantime, are planning to buy materials or ingredients to give their own homemade gifts this year, Accenture found. And 37% of people say they're likely going to be shopping in secondhand channels such as thrift stores this holiday season — for others and for themselves. That metric ticked up to 50% for shoppers under the age of 40. "It's a sustainable holiday," said Jill Standish, lead of Accenture's global retail practice. "And people are more aware than ever." After spending so much time at home since March 2020, many households are in a "different frame...
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    THE countdown is on - just over a month worth of sleeps until it's finally Christmas, our favourite and the most fabulous time of the year. As well as getting excited over the copious amounts of mulled wine to look forward to and stuffing ourselves with roast dinner, we also have to start thinking about Christmas presents for our loved ones - and the frustrating process of having to wrap it all. 3Got stacks of leftover wrapping paper from years before? Don't throw it away just yet!Credit: Tik Tok Lauren Campanella, a self-proclaimed “DIY Artsy Woman'', has found a crafty way to use up all those small bits of gift wrapping paper that aren't big enough to use for separate presents. You know which ones we're talking about - the ones that have been sitting in your cupboard or in a box for the last decade. Instead of throwing them away, Lauren suggests a more eco-friendly approach - and not only will it save you money, but also make your gifts stand out! FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS...
    I have no patience when it comes to advent calendars. I can never open just one a day; I need to open them all and as quickly as possible. I find advent calendars to be a playful way for brands to while giving people small samples of all of the best things they make. (Those samples can also end up as nice one-off gifts!) If you have an affection for advent calendars like I do, boy, is this list going to be fun. Below is a list of the top advent calendars to give as an early holiday gift or to just gift to yourself. SkinStore Holiday Edit 2021
    MOLTON Brown's Black Friday deals are high on our watch list this year, and we have all the best savings here. For those looking to snap up some savings on the premium beauty brand, you're in the right place. 2Here's where you can find Molton Brown's best Black Friday deals *Remember, just because an item is in the sale, it doesn't mean you can't find the same product, or similar, elsewhere. Always shop around to make sure you're getting the best price. Shop Molton Brown's Black Friday deals - click here When is Black Friday 2021? Black Friday will take place on November 26, so mark that date in your diary now. Is Molton Brown taking part in Black Friday this year? Molton Brown have yet to confirm whether they'll be taking part in Black Friday this year, but watch this space. We'll be updating this page when we hear more but in the mean tine check out Molton Brown's Special Offers page here. When is Cyber Monday and will Molton Brown be...
    MICROSOFT employees are getting a $1,500 pandemic bonus. This one-time bonus “is in recognition of the unique and challenging fiscal year that Microsoft just completed,” The Verge reported from an internal memo. Read our stimulus checks live blog for the latest updates on Covid-19 relief... 2The gift will cost the software giant around $200millionCredit: AFP Microsoft’s chief people officer, Kathleen Hogan, announced on Thursday that the gift will apply to employees in the US and internationally. Employees eligible for the bonus are staff below the corporate vice president level that started on or before March 31, 2021, including part-time workers and those receiving hourly rates. The gift will cost the software giant around $200million, or less than two days’ worth of profit. Worldwide, Microsoft has 175,508 employees but LinkedIn, BitHub, and ZeniMax employees are not eligible despite Microsoft owning these three companies. In the past year, employee gifts have been awarded in other big companies such as Facebook (45,000 employees, $1,000 each), Amazon ($300 for frontline workers), and BT (60,000 employees, about $2,000 each). 2Microsoft has generated at least $160billion...
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    For Mother’s Day this year, give your beloved mother the gift that keeps on giving! Subscription boxes are the best way to show your loved ones you care and appreciate them. And especially after all of the ups and downs we’ve experienced during the past year, I think we can all agree our mothers deserve something extra special. With these subscriptions, you’ll get a new set of items every month (or quarterly) according to the theme of your box. Below, we’ve selected a few boxes we think you’ll absolutely love. From technology to skincare, we’ve got you covered. Check out the subscription boxes below: Herb + Stone Apothecary- Spa Kit Subscription Box (Photo Via Amazon) If your mother is all about relaxation, it’s time you get her a gift that she’ll continually cherish. These bath items are handmade in the USA and are made from organic ingredients. Each spa kit will come with: bath bombs, a crystal healing stone, body washes, artisan soaps, shower steamers, and so on! Your mom will be radiating joy and happiness thanks to this kit....
    I’ll be the first to admit that I have a problem with hoarding books. And it’s not just the ones that I read on my commute or in bed at night. It’s the big, honking, behemoth coffee table books that I literally never read and definitely do not put on my coffee table (does anyone?). But they’re so pretty! They’re like the formal living room that is nice to look at but no one ever uses, except on special occasions. Coffee table books may be my Achilles heel, but they also make really great gift ideas for anyone that appreciates the finer things in life. We’ve rounded up a list of some of the best ones to gift this year. 1,000 Places to See Before You Die (Deluxe Edition)
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    More On: shopping Chewy’s Puppy Bowl 2021 promo offers 20% off puppy must-haves all month Brooklinen gives away free pillowcase set for limited-time deal Apparis sale takes 50% off faux fur coats and more — this weekend only Best snow boots for women 2021: 12 cutest and warmest options out there Hey, all you Kens out there. If you need help picking a suitable gift for your girl, why not let Barbie be your personal shopper? The iconic doll turned “Extra” fashion maven is here to curate your Valentine’s Day 2021 shopping list, whether you’re looking for your significant other or a BFF in need of a “Galentine’s Day” treat for a good pal or even a parent. Barbie always knows what’s trending, and wouldn’t be caught just sending flowers or chocolates on Valentine’s Day. Scrolling through her Instagram account @barbiestyle gives you a glimpse into her favorite products — but take a look below for this shopping expert’s giftable must-haves, chosen specifically for The Post. Vegamour Good Nights and Hair Days Pillowcase, $28  Vegamour...
    (CNN)They say creativity takes courage.And sometimes courage means finding the self-discipline to sit down and handcraft hundreds of cards by yourself, even if you're only 5 years old. That was the task burgeoning artist Aryana Chopra set herself.Her goal was to hand design New Year's cards for residents of a nursing home in Vestal, New York. Aryana, whose father is a doctor on the front lines of the pandemic, is well aware of the virus and the seriousness of quarantining, so this was her way to spread a little holiday cheer. Spreading joy during a quarantine Read More"I got an idea of making cards for the people in the nursing home who can not go out and meet their friends and family because of the coronavirus," said Aryana. Once her mother, Shachi Chopra, saw that her daughter was hard at work designing the cards, she called a local nursing home and asked how many residents lived there. "They told me the number was 200. I went back to Aryana and asked, 'Will you be able to make 200 cards? She...
    A WOMAN has raged at her ‘toxic’ mother-in-law after she sent a Christmas card with an itemised list of everything she’d spent on them in 2020. The woman claimed her husband’s mum would often pull stunts like this, as she shared the tone-deaf card on TikTok.  6A woman branded her mother-in-law 'toxic' after sharing her bonkers Christmas cardCredit: Tiktok She captioned the clip: “Toxic mother in law. Not the first time she’s done this.” The woman uploaded a clip of the festive card online, which had birds on the front, which initially appeared sweet with a pre-printed holiday message.  Alongside the season’s greetings, the mother-in-law had sent her son and daughter-in-law an itemised list of everything she’d spent on them this year.  The woman said: “So this is our toxic mother-in-law. So I just want to preface this video by saying that there is no way you absolutely need to get a Christmas gift or give a Christmas gift. 6The older woman had sent her family an itemised breakdown of everything she spent on them in 2020Credit: Tiktok “But my...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — The COVID related changes we saw during the shopping season continue as people start returning holiday gifts. Many stores are enforcing limits on the number of shoppers and some retailers are offering curbside returns. Plenty of retailers are giving consumers more time to bring back items because of the pandemic. “They’re extending their return windows, so pay attention to Amazon, Apple, Bed Bath and Beyond, Best Buy, all of the big stores have extended their return window,” said Sara Skirboll, a shopping and trends expert at RetailMeNot. Skirboll said to keep receipts and understand the store’s policy. “What condition does that item have to be in, does the tag have to be on? Does it have to be in its original packaging, etc,” she said. If you’re sending back a gift bought online, check the box for return information. Make sure to read the fine print and see if the retailer offers a free return label. It’s important to remember that items shipped now may face some of the pandemic related delays...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – During the pandemic, most Christmas celebrations in Southern California were altered or canceled as a surge in coronavirus cases continues. But many still gave their friends and families gifts. According to the National Retail Federation, the top present given for Christmas this year was gift cards. On average, people gave out three to four gift cards for the holiday. The N.R.F. added about 22 percent of people surveyed said they end up losing their gift cards before they are able to use them. The N.R.F. expects gift card sales this season to reach $27.5 billion Unwanted gift cards can be sold or traded in here.
    IF you have left your Christmas presents to the last minute, thankfully you can still give the gift of a future holiday. You can buy Travelzoo vouchers which are immediately sent to your email, with UK hotels, holidays abroad or spa treatments available online. 2Last-minute present buyers can opt for a Travelzoo gift voucher on Christmas DayCredit: Travel zoo UK hotel breaks range from £49 to £279, with some of the more lavish stays including two nights with afternoon tea and three-course dinners. Some of the most popular deals include a one-night stay at The Royal Hotel in Bath for £129, including dinner, breakfast cream tea and champagne, or two nights in South Wales with breakfast for £89. Each voucher is on the basis of two people staying overnight, so you could get a present for £25 per person. International travel may be off the cards for now but many families are looking to 2021 to book a holiday. Travelzoo gift vouchers under £30 - book here Travelzoo UK hotel vouchers - book here Travelzoo international hotel vouchers -...
    By Tim Chan, Mia Maguire | Variety All products and services featured by Variety are independently selected by Variety editors. However, Variety may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. If you have a tendency to leave your holiday shopping to the very last second, you’re certainly not alone. While there’s certainly still ample time to check off everyone on your gifting list before the holidays arrive, if you do in fact procrastinate this year, you’ve still got plenty of options that you can order and send instantly online–but will actually look like you didn’t wait until the day before the holiday to think about it. Whether you’re strapped for time or prefer to shop from the comfort of home (and let’s face it, most of us will be going this route this year because of social distancing restrictions in place across most of the country), we’ve rounded up seven of the most popular last-minute gifts to shop this year.   Wine Club Subscription There are...
    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (KGO) -- Just two days before Christmas, some Bay Area shoppers are hitting up malls and stores to pick up last-minute items. With the stay-at-home order in place, are more people rushing to stores or waiting for packages to arrive in the mail? ABC7 News went to the stores to find out.Just after the doors opened at 8 this morning the first shoppers trickled into the Kohls in Redwood City to make returns, not purchases.Katie Mo said she had already purchased the bulk of her Christmas items online this year.RELATED: Holiday shoppers brave outdoor lines as stores enforce COVID-19 restrictionsThat's the story of most shoppers the holiday season: dodging crowds to keep safe."Target had its lines outside, really keeping the social distancing and wiping down all of the self-checkout stations," said Mo.In a year when the needs outweigh the wants several shoppers at a nearby Target said they are handing out gift cards this year, giving the gift of choice."(I'm) just running in and grabbing some gift cards for people who helped my son--who teach my son--and...
    Among Olivia Culpo’s 2020 holiday essentials? Cashmere, candles and an endless supply of wine glasses. The former Miss Universe, 28, told Page Six Style that she’s “been living in” Naked Cashmere’s “Patti” jumpsuit ($195) — “It’s perfect for days at home or even running errands,” she raved — and Ugg’s “Dakota” slippers ($100) this season. Come Christmas morning, she’s hoping to unwrap her favorite Le Labo Santal 26 candle ($75) and a Furbo dog camera ($249) to help her keep a close eye on Oliver Sprinkles, the adorable poodle mix she shares with boyfriend Christian McCaffrey. Naked Cashmere Patti Jumpsuit ($195) Crate and Barrel’s Level All-Purpose Wine Glasses ($13.95 each) will hopefully be under the tree, too. “Is it just me, or does everyone feel like they need to replace wine glasses every year?” Culpo said. “They are definitely the casualties from my weekly at-home dance parties.” The social media superstar has plenty of people on her gifting list, too. And in addition to doling out Drunk Elephant gift sets ($23-$98) and pieces from her Culpos x INC capsule collection at Macy’s...
    Ron Powlus III Will Win Two National Championships and Two Heisman Trophies at Notre Dame 32 Easy Christmas Cocktails Because You Deserve a Treat This Year 39 Gifts That Are Selling Like Hotcakes During The Holidays Ad Microsoft Top credit card wipes out interest until 2022 (seriously) Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/12 SLIDES © Alliance Images / Shutterstock.com 11 of the Best Items to Regift This Year Maybe you’ve heard a few nightmare tales about regifting — or lived them yourself. Ever received a present that has a gift tag with someone else’s name? That’s probably the No. 1 regifting goof. But there are ways to pull off a regift successfully — especially in 2020, when our in-person shopping and gift-giving has been reduced, and any present feels like a bright spot in a tough year. Some items, of course, shouldn’t be regifted. Don’t regift anything that’s been opened —...
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    DEAR MISS MANNERS: In a recent delivery of my daily newspaper, there was a letter in rhyme from our paper deliverer, touting her services throughout the year. I received the same “poem” from our previous carrier, and most years, I sent a holiday gift (monetary) in the mail. This new carrier, however, also included a self-addressed envelope to accompany her letter. While I am generous by nature, this was a turn-off. There’s a part of me that would like to respond in writing that I normally send a check to the carrier, but because she included an envelope, I was offended. Or should I give up, succumb to the convenience of not needing to address an envelope and simply write the check? GENTLE READER: Do you wish to be the customer in apartment 2B who expressed gratitude for a year of service, or the grouch who (rudely) corrected another person’s manners? If, after you have chosen the former, your carrier neglects to send a thank-you letter, in rhyme or not, then next year you have Miss Manners’ permission to skip...
    500 people showed up for a concert at an Ohio nightclub that defied local COVID-19 restrictions, authorities say Kim Kardashian Squares Off With Bill Barr for Trump’s Ear and the Life of a Man on Death Row 39 Gifts That Are Selling Like Hotcakes During The Holidays Ad Microsoft Top credit card wipes out interest until 2022 (seriously) Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/10 SLIDES © AlexRaths / iStock The holidays are approaching I’m a sucker for holiday shopping. As much as I hate to admit it, I look forward to walking into a warm store festooned with pinecones, ribbons and snowflakes and shopping to my heart’s content. But over the years I realized I was overspending on gifts my loved ones didn’t actually use. And I’m not alone. More than half of Americans planned on going into debt for holiday spending last year, according to a Finder study. I certainly get giddy when I pull...
    Replicas of the mysterious stainless steel monoliths that have been appearing around the world are being sold online just in time for holidays — but they don't come cheap.  The Most Famous Artist, an anonymous collective based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, that has claimed responsibility for the structures in Utah and California, has already sold out of its three 10-foot-tall 'authentic alien' monoliths, which were priced at a whopping $45,000 per piece.  For those looking for a cheaper, albeit still pricey option, made-to-order facsimiles of the Utah monolith are also being sold on Etsy by MakerBuilder to the tune of $10,000, but at least there is free shipping.  Big gift: People are selling replicas of the monolith that was discovered in Utah's remote Red Rock Country on November 18 and removed on November 27 Pricey: The Most Famous Artist, an anonymous collective based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, sold three 10-foot-tall 'authentic alien' monoliths for a whopping $45,000 per piece According to the seller Niko's product description, the stainless steel slabs that were going for $45,000 online (presumably...
    This content is sponsored by Rocky Gorge Animal Hospital. Around the holidays many people consider giving a puppy or kitten, dog or cat to someone as a gift.  Who wouldn’t appreciate a little bundle of joy, right?  Well, not necessarily… One of my friends is a single mom with a 5-year-old son.  Her sister gave the son (her nephew) an Akita puppy for Christmas one year because it was so cute in the pet store, and she felt it was good for a child to grow up with a dog.  Now, the sister does not live in the same house and would not be involved with the care of the dog. This situation is a good example of many of the problems associated with gifting a pet.  A surprise pet gift is NOT a good idea.  You have to make sure the pet is truly wanted.  When you choose a pet, you are accepting responsibility for the health and welfare of another living thing and promising to care for them their entire life.  A 5-year-old is not old enough to accept...
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    Not going home for the holidays? Me neither. There are a lot of people I’d usually see around this time, but this year, I won’t be. And I’ve been trying to come up with good presents for them, one’s that are easy to ship, but more importantly, will make them and me feel like we’re together, in some way, shape, or form. If you’re on the same quest, we’ve done some research, and rounded up some of the best gifts for people you usually see during the holidays, but won’t be seeing this year. The Ornament
    Los Angeles may run out of hospital beds by Christmas as mayor urges residents to cancel everything Diaz and Barnes launch campaigns for Florida Democratic Party chair Seniors On Medicare Are Getting a Big Pay Day in 2020 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/6 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life This Is the Most Hated Christmas Gift, Survey Shows Whether you're shopping for friends or family members, getting a thoughtful gift for everyone on your list isn't always an easy feat. Though members of your inner circle may grin and bear it when they're opening a gift they're disappointed to receive, you can avoid a major gifting faux pas more easily than you think. In a new survey, customized gift company Vistaprint identified what people really want this year, with 72 percent of survey respondents saying their favorite gifts are heartfelt and unique. The company also identified the worst Christmas gift out there, so read on to discover what people definitely don't want to find...
    WHEN they were little, we could easily get away with giving the kids a bundle of budget-friendly softs toys and books for Christmas. But as they're getting older, the cost of the presents on their Christmas wish lists have shot through the roof - and we're not the only ones experiencing this. 4According to a survey by Music Magpie, parents are expected to fork out £1000 on tech for kids this ChristmasCredit: Getty Images - Getty According to a new survey, parents are being expected to fork out almost £1,000 on tech for their kids - and a Nintendo Switch is the most-wanted present. Nearly half of children are hoping for the brand-new PlayStation 5 which retails at almost £450, while 43 per cent have their fingers crossed for a set of Apple AirPods which sell for around £160. A third have a new smartphone on their Christmas list this year and 13 per cent are even asking for the new iPhone 12, which starts at around £799. A further 41 per cent are wishing for a new smart speaker,...
    The 26 Best Ideas for Home-Based Businesses Chasing Comfort: This Is Rolls-Royces $8,800 Portable "Pursuit Seat" Seniors On Medicare Are Getting a Big Pay Day in 2020 Ad Microsoft Expert: “This credit card is so good I signed up personally” Ad Microsoft The 23 Hottest Gifts of 2020 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/16 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life This Is the No. 1 Etsy Gift People Want This Year, CEO Says Whether you're looking for a pair of diamond earrings or a mug with your cat's face on it, Etsy is home to practically any gift you could dream up, and all sold by small businesses. However, with so many amazing stores and products to choose from, it can be difficult to narrow down your search. Luckily, Etsy's CEO just gave shoppers a hot tip on what folks are...
    So much of the holiday season is stressing about getting the perfect gift. There's a lot that goes into the decision to gift something: price point, shipping window, personal likes and dislikes, etc. All of that boils down to the fact that we at Scouted want to give you an easy destination for all the gift picks we've made to satisfy anyone on your list. Scroll through and get inspired to make meaningful gift purchases this year. And if you don't find what you're looking for from this list, check out our guides for gifts under $100, emergency gifts, gifts for mom and dad, and more. Lunya Cozy Cotton Silk Waffle Henley
    SIX in 10 Americans admit they see gift-giving as a competition - and they’re trying to "out-gift" their circle of loved ones, according to new research. A survey of 2,000 Americans revealed sibling rivalries never seem to disappear: of that 61 percent, the top person they’re trying to out-gift this holiday season is their sibling (39%). 8Six in 10 Americans admit they see gift-giving as a competitionCredit: Getty Images - Getty 823 percent of Americans surveyed say they're trying to outgift their siblingCredit: Getty Images - Getty In a year like this one, people are making a competitive sport of showing how much they care. And results found they’re also trying to out-gift their friends (37%) and their significant other (33%). Conducted by OnePoll and commissioned by De Beers, the survey found this competitive spirit might contribute to the stress of holiday gifting, which is likely already made worse by the overall stress of 2020. With the ongoing pandemic, this festive season will look a little different, and 55 percent are stressed about gifting this year — of those, 24 percent...
    Dear Moneyist, I have been with my fiancé for over two years, and we each have three kids from previous marriages. Five of the kids get along great with everyone. However, my fiancé has a 16-year-old son who wants nothing to do with any of us, and I am finding myself not wanting to get him anything for Christmas. In general, he has a bad attitude, contributes nothing to the household, and doesn’t apply himself in school. Yet he thinks he should be allowed to play sports and be given a car and insurance. This all bothers me, but what bothers me most is the way he treats all the rest of us. For example, at my own son’s 7th birthday, he begrudgingly showed up to the party, didn’t talk to anybody and left early. I believe he only showed up because he was told that he had to. When we are together as a family at their house, he doesn’t even come out of his bedroom. He will show up to eat dinner, then immediately leaves without so much...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The gift of good weather led some people to enjoy outdoor dining this Thanksgiving. People say they’re thankful for a lot this year, and they’re especially thankful for this beautiful weather. Eyewitness News spoke with outdoor diners who decided to celebrate Thanksgiving differently. The sun was shining on the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection on a day of thanks. “She looked gorgeous so we decided to come out and enjoy this beautiful weather,” University City resident Isaac Togba said. Love was in the air in Rittenhouse Square. Diners enjoying their meals al fresco decided to have a more intimate Thanksgiving that was a little less traditional without the hassle of cleaning the kitchen. “We didn’t feel like cooking so we decided to come get some food and eat,” University City resident Tracy Quioh said. “We’re newly married and we decided to spend Thanksgiving together,” New York resident Salvatore Tomaselli said. The newlyweds are from New York and say they’re used to big family dinners on turkey day but with all of the COVID-19 restrictions, this...
    Erin AndrewsCourtesy of WEAR by Erin Andrews Health and wellness remain at the top of Erin Andrews’ holiday wish list this year. “Because this year has been so crazy for everyone, I love the idea of giving the gift of calming down and chilling out,” the WEAR by Erin Andrews designer, 42, recently told Page Six. see also Erin Andrews reveals her favorite fall piece for NFL game days Plus, the candles she's always got burning at home. “I’ve been doing the 21 Days of Calm on the Calm app and it’s been really great,” she continued. “I love to listen to meditation and sleep music while getting ready for bed.” An integral part of Fox’s lead NFL broadcasting team, Andrews has not slowed down amid the COVID-19 pandemic. And with cases continuing to rise throughout the country, Andrews has found a way to way to make the socially distant holidays special. “It’ll be the first year of my life not being physically together with my family, so I guess the new tradition this year is that...
    President Donald Trump urged Americans to 'gather' together this Thanksgiving as President-elect Joe Biden advised people to stay home, acknowledging the sacrifice and pain of not being able to be with one's family. Both men are planning low-key Thanksgivings at their respective homes as coronavirus cases surge across the United States.  Trump is spending the holiday at the White House after canceling plans to travel to Mar-a-Lago, his residence in Palm Beach, Fla., where he typically spends Thanksgiving with his family, including his adult children from his previous marriages. In his Thanksgiving proclamation, he encouraged Americans to gather and give thanks. 'I encourage all Americans to gather, in homes and places of worship, to offer a prayer of thanks to God for our many blessings,' he said in a statement. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are spending Thanksgiving at the White House instead of traveling to Mar-a-Lago Joe and Jill Biden are spending the holiday at their vacation home in Rehoboth, Delaware Biden is spending the holiday his vacation home in Rehoboth, Delaware. He...
    New Trump rule may require some African tourists to pay up to $15,000 in bonds Millions stick to Thanksgiving travel plans despite warnings Another gift from 2020: Car buyers seeking Black Friday deals likely out of luck this year Instead of offering the steep discounts to clear out older inventory, many automakers are having a hard time resupplying dealer lots with enough inventory. Edmunds estimates the average discount on a new vehicle in October was $2,046, about 23% lower than last year. That trend is expected to continue in November as dealers are reporting record profits on new vehicles due to tighter inventory levels. © Provided by CNBC A car dealer shows a vehicle to customers at a dealership in Jersey City, New Jersey. The coronavirus pandemic is ending yet another annual holiday tradition for shoppers in 2020: Black Friday deals on new cars. Load Error Instead of offering the steep discounts to clear out older inventory, many automakers are having a hard time resupplying dealer lots with enough inventory after shutting down factories earlier the...
    IT can be hard to choose the perfect Christmas present - but there is one gift you should consider AVOIDING giving women this year. Women have been sharing how they definitely do not want to receive beauty gift packs made up of tiny bottles of moisturiser, body soap and perfume.  3A woman shared how you should avoid buying beauty sets for the females in your lifeCredit: Carly Elizabeth Ashcroft/Facebook A Facebook post asked people to avoid giving the gift sets to women in their lives, despite them being in the present section of nearly every department store.  It has since been shared almost 300,000 times, showing how accurate it was for females worldwide.  The person who initially wrote the post, caption it: “The women in your life do not want these.” And many women were quick to tune in and and say they agreed, with one writing: “Never, ever, ever. not you, not your nanna, not your neighbour. No one.” 3Many people said beauty gift sets end up unused in the back of cupboardsCredit: Getty - Contributor Some people said...
    Managers at Tyson meat plant had betting pool on how many workers would get Covid, lawsuit alleges Illinois Sen. Duckworth says ‘silence is deafening’ from Republicans on Trump’s election maneuvers Seniors On Medicare Are Getting a Big Pay Day in 2020 Ad Microsoft Expert: “This credit card is so good I signed up personally” Ad Microsoft The 23 Hottest Gifts of 2020 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/20 SLIDES © Mauro Del Signore/Shutterstock Us Weekly has affiliate partnerships so we may receive compensation for some links to products and services. If you have a fashion lover in your life, you know how it goes. It seems like they have it all, an outfit and accessory for every occasion, and yet they’re always checking out the newest drops, the latest trends and unexpected designer...
    I have no patience when it comes to advent calendars. I can never open just one a day; I need to open them all and as quickly as possible. I find advent calendars to be a playful way for brands to spread holiday cheer while giving people small samples of all of the best things they make. (Those samples can also end up as nice one-off gifts!) If you have an affection for advent calendars like I do, boy is this list going to be fun. Below is a list of the top 10 advent calendars to give as an early December gift or to just gift to yourself. SkinStore Holiday Edit 2020
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – This is an exciting time of year for kids, writing their wish lists to Santa. But in a pandemic, he may not be able to deliver the same way he has before. CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis spoke to organizations stepping in to help families in need. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but for many parents out of work, like 20-year-old Angelina Severson, the holidays can be stressful – especially this year. More: COVID Pandemic Reshaping Holiday Shopping Season “I’ve moved more this year than ever because of the pandemic. It has been pretty tough,” Severson said. “I’m nervous. I want my daughter to have a really good Christmas.” So she put out a call on social media, searching for programs helping those struggling financially. “I get nervous making those posts, because like I don’t want anyone to think that I’m a bad mother for where I am in life,” she said. “Everybody deserves kindness.” “Never be afraid to reach out, there’s always a helping hand on the other side,” said Meagan Mulligan, senior manager...
    The best ways to start saving this year I Was Actually the Last Person to Ride in Honda’s Two-Seater Indy Car With Mario Andretti How Much to Tip Your Hairdresser, Babysitter, and Everyone Else This Holiday Season The holidays are a time for showing your appreciation, and in many cases, that means monetary gratitude. But how much is appropriate to give? And who in your life deserves a little acknowledgement? © Michael Stillwell From the doorman to hairdressers, here's who deserves some extra cash around the holidays. Short answer? Common sense, specific circumstances, and holiday spirit should always be your guide. But of course, there's a longer answer too. Given the challenging circumstances this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, if you can be a little extra generous to those who work in service industries, consider doing so. General Tipping Etiquette First, consider these factors, courtesy of the Emily Post Institute: The quality and frequency of the service you receive. Your relationship with the service provider. Your location—tipping averages tend to be higher in larger cities. The number...
    Dear Moneyist, I have been with my fiancé for over two years, and we each have 3 kids from previous marriages. Five of the kids get along great with everyone. However, my fiancé has a 16-year-old son who wants nothing to do with any of us, and I am finding myself not wanting to get him anything for Christmas. In general, he has a bad attitude, contributes nothing to the household, and doesn’t apply himself in school. Yet he thinks he should be allowed to play sports, and be given a car and insurance. This all bothers me, but what bothers me most is the way he treats all the rest of us. For example, at my own son’s 7th birthday, he begrudgingly showed up to the party, didn’t talk to anybody, and left early. I believe he only showed up because he was told that he had to. When we are together as a family at their house, he doesn’t even come out of his bedroom. He will show up to eat dinner, then immediately leaves without so much...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Even in the midst of the pandemic, North Texas nonprofits are preparing to provide holiday cheer for people and families in need. “We are a bit worried about it,” said Emily Hancock with SafeHaven of Tarrant County, which provides services for survivors of domestic violence and operates two emergency shelters. COVID-19 has increased demand for services for SafeHaven and many other North Texas nonprofits, but has made typical fundraising efforts more difficult. “For a lot of our clients, they leave with nothing,” Hancock said. “They have the clothes on their back and maybe a small bag with things like their social security card, birth certificates.” This year, instead of giving families Thanksgiving meal baskets packed with favorite foods, they’re asking people to donate grocery store gift cards. SafeHaven’s annual toy drive is going virtual, too with Amazon wish lists instead of in-person collection. “It all adds up,” Hancock said. “If everyone just buys one thing off the list, we can make sure everyone at SafeHaven has a really happy holiday.” Time-honored traditions like the Salvation Army’s...
    Fact check: Decades-old joke about cattle guards ropes in Biden, Obama Dietitians share their top picks for stocking your pantry this fall All the Products Our Beauty Editors Will Be Gifting to Their Loved Ones This Year I know, I know, it seems like summer just ended. Despite this year feeling like it was never going to come to a close, we've somehow managed to arrive at the final level of 2020: the holiday season. © Provided by Instyle Courtesy/InStyle So first off, congratulations on making it this far. Secondly, even though the holidays won't look the same this year, at least now most of us will (hopefully) have something to look forward to, right? That said, with nothing else to do, we've been getting a head start on holiday shopping for our loved ones this year. Because, truly, is there anything better than putting a smile on someone's face — even if it's over Zoom or FaceTime? © Courtesy/InStyle 'Tis the season — already. But, if you're stuck on what to gift your favorite people this year, let...
    Is it just me or are cookbooks back? I’ve always loved cookbooks but for a while there, I was getting my recipes online. But what cookbooks lack in brevity, they make up for it with personalities that make you feel as though you’re cooking with them in the kitchen, travel stories that make you feel like each bite is a different part of the world, or a restaurant book that lets you recreate your favorite recipes at home, in my opinion, cookbooks are the perfect gift. To help you select the perfect cookbook for you and yours this holiday season, we’ve rounded up some of our all time favorites (for gifting or for just keeping). The Food Lab
    Fauci warns Thanksgiving celebrations a risk A McDonalds worker accuses the chain of firing her after she protested against a lack of masks and other safety concerns in a new whistleblower lawsuit 14 Amazon Deals Still Available to Gift Everyone on Your List This Year (All Under $50) Amazon Prime Day 2020—which was actually two full days—is technically over, but somehow there seem to be just as many stellar deals you can still shop. If you spent most of Prime Day’s 48 hours overwhelmed with options to upgrade your home, wardrobe, and lifestyle, you might have overlooked the chance to cross out all those names from your holiday shopping list early (and for less). Luckily, there are tons of Amazon deals still available, many of which are just as good as they were for the massive savings event itself.  © Provided by Real Simple amazon.com Because of COVID-19, we’ve seen big shipping delays and sweeping product sell-outs over the past several months, with the most popular items capriciously coming in and out of stock with seemingly no way to...
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