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UPDATE: This story was originally published on November 23.
Between entertaining countless relatives, cooking up a storm, and stressing over party outfit upon party outfit, it's easy to forget what this time of year is truly about:
presents the company of loved ones. But seriously, what would the holidays be without giving (and receiving!) gifts?
The joy of shopping, wrapping, and seeing someone else's eyes light up after opening that special something is what transforms us from Scrooge to Santa. However, there is one small obstacle in our way: our bank accounts. Gifting our entire list (hello, mailman) can get majorly pricey, so we set out to find the best cheap gifts that (almost no) money can buy. The end result? A plethora of luxe pressies that totally defy their price tags — from cozy scarves to designer beauty products. Oh! And did we mention that everything's under $30?
almost spring, it's still freezing,
and everything's horrible. Well, not really — but maybe more than ever this year,
March's planets are calling for some rest and relaxation before we
kick into high gear for spring. What better way is there to heed their call than by
curling up with a good book? Here's
Take a second and imagine how awesome a Keith Haring robot would look over your couch, or a playful Curtis Kulig pillow thrown on your bed. Even just one piece of contemporary art can change your apartment's vibe in seconds, and finally, with the accessibility of online shops like Art Markit, you don't have to spend a read