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Your Guide to Last-Minute Holiday Shopping

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It's the same thing every year: You promise you'll do your holiday shopping early, but you find yourself scurrying around town at the last minute by the time the holiday season rolls around. You're fighting crowds at the malls, sitting in traffic and shopping online at stores that don't offer expedited shipping or guarantee your gifts will arrive before Christmas Eve. Fortunately, shopping for last-minute gifts doesn't have to be unnecessarily stressful. If you have procrastinated once again this year, then follow these tips.

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What Gifts to Get Your Parents This Holiday Season

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Ask anyone who the hardest people are to shop for, and many people will say their parents. Your mom and dad probably already have most of the things they need, and even if they don't, they might insist you don't spend your money on them. But the people who raised you deserve the best this holiday season. Check out this list of delightful gift ideas for parents from all walks of life.

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Tips on Cooking the Perfect Turkey

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No matter what you serve for Thanksgiving dinner, there's only one star on the table: the turkey. It also happens to be the hardest dish to perfect. Whether it's your first time taking over your family's holiday cooking traditions or you've done it before and just can't seem to get it right, here are some tips for ensuring this year's Thanksgiving turkey is the best you've ever had.

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Halloween Party DIYs

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The decorations you set up play a huge role in the ambience and spookiness of your Halloween party, and it's possible to unleash the Halloween spirit without breaking your budget. These Halloween DIY projects and cheap Halloween décor ideas make it easy and affordable to prepare for a fun get-together.

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Awesome DIY Ideas for July 4th

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Saving money on your holiday decor doesn't mean you have to settle for anything less than fabulous. Fourth of July is a time for fireworks, family and fun. Hang your flag, plan your menu and get ready to celebrate America with a few creative DIY ideas that you can whip up quickly — and for budget-friendly prices.
 

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What Not to Get Dad for Father's Day

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When it comes to buying great gifts for your family, your father is probably the hardest person to shop for. When Father's Day rolls around every June, you likely find yourself scrambling at the last minute, wondering what your old man wants or needs. While we can't tell you exactly what the right present is for your dad, we can provide you with a list of things almost no father really wants.

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Should You Stay Home or Travel This Memorial Day?

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Memorial Day is coming up, and that means you likely have an extra day off of work or school. The weather is warm and you're trying to decide if you should head to the beach or stay home and have a barbecue. Before you head out on the road, make sure you know what to expect when traveling on this holiday weekend.

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What to Get Mom for Mother's Day

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Mother's Day is right around the corner, which means it's time to find a way to show how much you love and appreciate the woman who's been there for you every day of your life. Flowers are cliché, and restaurants will be packed on Mother's Day. Consider these sweet gifts instead.

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Holiday Scams to Avoid

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The holiday season is a joyous time of year filled with love and gift giving. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for people to get caught up in holiday scams. Holiday scams and fraud have grown in number in recent years and they can deceive even the best of us. That’s why it’s important to be extra careful when shopping for the holidays this year.

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Christmas Gift Ideas: Educational Toys that Teach your Kids about Money

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Most children put the hot, new and expensive toys on the top of their Christmas gift wish lists. How about getting them something priceless this year by teaching them the values of money? The knowledge they will learn from an educational toy is timeless. Even if the money game is left on the shelf, the lessons learned will last a lifetime. Add these educational toys to your list this year for valuable Christmas gifts.

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