Gwyneth Paltrow’s Gift Ideas

if you do feel like splurging, there are some legitimately adorable or impressive things on the GOOP list, like the Penny Skateboard ($74) and the Light + Ladder Air Plant holders ($150).

Spend More on an Austen than Austen Herself Made in her Life!

Until recently, the poster languished in the bedroom, leaning against a wall like Jordan Catalano. Then Ben decided that Something Should Be Done and started emailing auction houses.

La La La (Do 1 Thing)

Gift for Teacher

“Because you don’t know what everyone else is giving,” says Kim Egan, a mother of two in Santa Monica, Calif. “You don’t want to under-give. You don’t want to over-give.”

A Sociologist Looks at Gift-giving

What to Buy When Invited to a Birthday Party for a Baby

I have reached that stage of my life where I’ve begun to attend the birthday parties of children produced by friends. “What do you buy for a baby?” I asked myself as I looked at the invitation inviting me to a one-year-old’s party.

Gifts to President Obama

• Large, black Hermes golf accessory bag including set of lock and key, and extra strap in bottom compartment, presented in cream colored drawstring bag. Est. Value – $7,750.00
From: His Excellency Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic, and Mrs. Carla BruniSarkozy, First Lady of the French Republic

What to Get for a Person Who Wants Nothing for Christmas

As an adult, when people ask me what I want for Christmas, I say: “Nothing”.

WWYD: Chipping in for the Boss

Your coworkers ask you to contribute $100 for a gift for your boss.

A Bunch of Economists Talk About Gift-Giving

In the latest Freakonomics podcast for Marketplace, Kai Ryssdal and Stephen Dubner talk to a bunch of economists about the best way to give gifts, and then Dubner gives Ryssdal some gifts.