How I Convinced My Family to Stop Exchanging Presents (And You Can Too!)

My sister was my first target, and she was the easiest to convince.

Why I’m Giving Virtual Christmas Gifts This Year

I’m broke, so giving physical gifts simply isn’t in the cards. But I can give the gift of a YouTube playlist.

Love and #YOLO Holiday Spending

The year I bought my boyfriend a 2008 Championship ball signed by the entire KU basketball team — and signed up with Amazon Mechanical Turk to pay for it.

What’s Worse Than Coal? These Christmas Presents

Seven years later and my dad’s present still makes me laugh.

Start Your Holiday and Birthday Shopping Now

Just because Christmas is over doesn’t mean you’re done with presents. Here’s how I stay prepared and on budget for every birthday and holiday.

The Digital Wish List

Holiday shopping has become about giving people exactly what they ask for.

Do Experiences Make Better Presents? Not Necessarily

I asked five people in my life how they’d feel if I gave them experiences instead of presents this year.

Why My Fiancé and I Set Gift Allowances for the Holidays

It’s not that I hate Christmas. It’s just that I’m one of the many people for whom the holiday season brings a surge of depression and anxiety rather than a rush of joy.

How I Save Money on Kids’ Christmas Gifts Without Feeling Like the Grinch

I have three younger siblings, twelve cousins, and several assorted small children in my life whom I love, and we usually celebrate a big Christmas together

Would You Rather Have Gifts or a Student Loan Payment?

The majority of people surveyed picked the student loan payment.