Wealth managers are playing an increasing role in determining what social causes are funded and how.
Six questions to ask yourself before you buy that last minute Christmas present.
A toy truck left at a tombstone in a Montreal cemetery.
The ritual might seem strange, but a sociologist spent eight years studying it – and found that there really is a therapeutic benefit.
Sometimes a gift that might seem reasonable is no nicer than a stocking full of coal.
Sadly, people sometimes deliberately give bad presents.
Working together on a once-a-year project feels festive and special.
Holiday traditions – whether culinary, religious, decorative or musical – help families bond and individuals feel stable and content.
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If it came down to buying a trip or a keepsake, which should you choose?
Does the secret to romantic sales success actually lie in an appeal to our cynicism?
‘OMG, I love this box!’
Forget about the expensive gifts, for young children, it's all about the paper and the packaging this Christmas.
At least say thanks.
Stores are engaged in an arms race to make online shopping less of an impersonal chore.
‘Tis the season to think about Christmas spending in a different way.
Five tips on how to spend in a way that contributes to social movements this Christmas.
Present and correct.
Economics struggles to explain the explosion of gift models at the heart of our online economy.
There’s no such thing as a free lunch.
Offers off free food, holidays and gifts are tempting, but there can be a price to pay – as Canberra discovered this week.
Lovebirds in the 14th-century Codex Manesse (Cod. Pal. germ. 848, f. 249v).
How about some fowl play this Medieval Valentine’s day?
A gift of cash may be just the right thing.
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Still don't know what to get your loved one? Here are four gift-giving taboos meant to be broken.
In the Netherlands, the tradition goes that Sinterklaas lives in Madrid, wears a red clerical robe and a bishop’s mitre, and has servants called ‘Zwarte Pieten’ (Black Peters).
The celebration of Christmas has distinct variations around the world, with many of these local traditions arising from particular historical circumstances.
Buddy is a sucker for the silly season.
Christmas is here again, and we're excited for decorating, parties, and summer getaways. But before we dive into the silly season, let's first make sure our pets are properly taken care of.
Selfless gift or token to secure honour?
The magi, as you know, were wise men – wonderfully wise men – who brought gifts to the Babe in the manger. They invented the art of giving Christmas presents. So O Henry tells us in his classic Christmas…
It’s the season for giving gifts - but in a market economy, it’s easy to lose sight of what it means to give a gift.
This time every year we feverishly try to find just the right gift for everyone on our list. Merchants seizing upon the frenzy promise more and more for less and less, seeking to awaken desires we did…
50 Shades? How dare you!
Christmas is a time to give generously and receive graciously. And yet… And yet. Many of us have opened Christmas presents and thought: what does it say about me that you thought this – this! – was the…