Topic: Christmas Shopping

5 Store Return Policies For (Most) Of Your Holiday Gift Returning Needs

5 Store Return Policies For (Most) Of Your Holiday Gift Returning Needs

Whether it was for Christmas, Hanukkah, or any other December holiday, you probably received gifts that you will definitely be returning. Here are 5 stores whose return policies you should have down pat, no matter if you’re returning an ugly sweater from your grandmother, a hilarious “sexy” outfit from your boyfriend, or some sort of geeky electronic that you will definitely never use. More »

Party Favors: Here’s A Way To Put The “Hoe, Hoe, Hoe” In Christmas

Party Favors:  Here's A Way To Put The "Hoe, Hoe, Hoe" In Christmas

Is there ever a good way to be broken up with? – Marie Claire

Read this if you’re thinking about cheating on your partner. – YourTango

How would you feel if you and your boyfriend lived next door to his mom? – Lemondrop

As if there could be any losers at the Academy Awards of Porn. – The Frisky

Would you want your boyfriend to wear crotchless underwear? – Asylum More »

5 Things That Really Annoy Me About The Holiday Season

5 Things That Really Annoy Me About The Holiday Season

Thanksgiving is just days away, and after that, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Christmakkuh, or any combination of December holidays are fast approaching. I do love this time of year and all the wonderful things that go along with it: decorating the tree, the smell of a pine and delicious baked goods, excellent Christmas movies on TV, amazingly bad Lifetime Christmas movies, making fun of holiday cards, especially if they feature an awkward picture of a funny-looking family, laughing at religious nuts who get grouchy about being told “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas,” laughing at stores that go out of their way to be overly secular, laughing at families who make it their mission to have the most lights and humongous snow-globes on the block, admiring pretty and tastefully decorated houses, constantly editing my wish list (I’m not too old!), presents, building fires in the fireplace, hoping for snow, etc. I could go on and on.

However… there are also some things about the holiday season that really annoy me. More »

Poll: When Do You Plan On Being Finished With Your Holiday Shopping?

Poll:  When Do You Plan On Being Finished With Your Holiday Shopping?

We’re barely past Halloween, and heading into Thanksgiving, which typically means one thing to retail stores: holiday shopping. Stores will soon be gearing up for Black Friday, and crazed shoppers will be waiting for Best Buy to open at midnight on Thanksgiving. The Consumerist reports that only 8% of shoppers this year plan on getting their holiday shopping done before Thanksgiving, and 25% say that plan to get their shopping done on Black Friday. More »

Link Love: The Day We Learned to Replace Shaving Cream With Neosporin

Link Love: The Day We Learned to Replace Shaving Cream With Neosporin

Here are some tips for your bikini line for the next time you can’t get to your waxer. – Allure’s Daily Beauty Reporter

In case you’re already shopping for holiday gifts, consider this Native-American Santa Claus doll for the modest price of $1,209. – Racked

Bobbi Brown wants you to take a lighter hand with your bronzer application. – Beauty Blogging Junkie

Young Islamic women are choosing to make their hijabs more fashion-forward. Do you think this defeats the purpose of wearing one? – Los Angeles Times

LC offers up her own personal fashion tips. – Fashionista More »

Way To Suck The Fun Out Of Shopping: A Bedbug Guide to New York

Way To Suck The Fun Out Of Shopping: A Bedbug Guide to New York

Macy’s in Herald Square is the newest New York store to become afflicted with bedbugs. Or make that, bedbug. Following in Bloomingdale’s footsteps, Macy’s claims that they found one solitary bed bug in the store, which is highly unlikely unusual, because bed bugs notoriously travel in packs. The Cut makes the spot-on observation that if it were indeed only one, why would Macy’s be so quick to report it? “Retailers used to be afraid of talking about bedbugs but now they’re all coming out and saying they have them like it’s the coolest problem ever,” The Cut writes. Here at The Gloss, we thought it would be fun to take you on a virtual tour of bedbug afflicted places in NYC. It’s totally going to become the new Sex and the City tour. More »