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A Boston Guide to Buying Gifts for a New Significant Other
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Not to freak anyone out, but it’s halfway through December, and it’s time to actually start thinking about gifts for the holidays. Some people have a long-term significant other to worry about buying just the right gift for, and while that does have its stresses, it’s not nearly as awkward as trying to figure out what to get someone you just starting seeing. You have to get them SOMETHING – and this guide will help make the process less painful. More

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Holiday Tips For Hip Moms and Dads
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I am not a hip dad, but I aspire to be one. Around the holidays, this aspiration manifests itself in the desire to give my children memories for Christmas (the holiday we celebrate) as opposed to a bunch of gifts that amount to forgettable junk. My lovely Bride has been a driving force behind this, and between the two of us we’ve amassed a short list of a few holiday traditions and a few activities that help define the holidays for our family. Shared experiences like family outings can create lifelong memories. Here’s hoping you find a tip or two here that will lead to a holiday tradition or memory for you and yours this season. More

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It’s not too early for Christmas, so stop complaining about it
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Last month, I walked into a local department store and was startled by a display of fake Christmas trees. I took note of the date and did some quick math. It was a week before Halloween, over a month before Thanksgiving, and close to two months before Christmas.

My initial reaction was what you’d expect: “Aw, for cryin’ out loud! It’s not even Halloween, and they already shilling Christmas stuff!” Then I stopped, thought for a minute, realized I’m not a grumpy old man (yet), and decided to hop onto the proverbial Polar Express. Even if it is 10 weeks early. More