Got Gift Stress? Science Offers 3 Helpful Tips

No wonder everyone loves Thanksgiving – there are no gifts involved. Gift giving, including the shopping and the choosing, is very stressful. Will the person like it? Will he or she be appreciative? Should I spend more? Should I regift? So many questions, so much guilt. Let science help you with three surprising gift-giving tips. 1. Get over the regifting guilt. Giving someone a gift you were given, but don’t really want, is becoming more acceptable, a recent survey shows, …

Holiday Tipping: Show Your Gratitude Without Breaking the Bank

I’ve written before about “cheapskate etiquette,” how to pinch pennies and still be polite and respectful of others at the same time. Since it’s tradition this time of year to remember and thank the people who make our lives a little easier and better – from newspaper and mail carriers to the kid’s teacher and babysitter – I was glad to find this definitive article from the The Emily Post Institute about the subject of holiday tipping. Having interviewed representatives of …