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Gift ideas for booklovers and bibliophiles

By Daija Hammonds, Managing Editor | March 31, 2022

While giving books to any booklover is the simple and easy way to go, that is not always what they want. You can create or purchase personalized gifts based on the books they love. Here are some book-related gifts, trinkets and, of course, books to give...

Rae’s Amazing Creations sells desserts and treats and is owned by Raven Proctor, a junior health and human science major at NIU (Raven Proctor | Courtesy)

Valentine’s Day gifts made by local Black-owned businesses

By Daija Hammonds, Managing Editor | February 3, 2022

Valentine’s Day can be a stressful time of year for couples as they scramble to plan dates and get the perfect gifts for their partners. If you need a last-minute gift and don’t want to pay the expedited shipping fee, check out these three local Black-owned...

Gift giving tips for Secret Santa

By Deanna Frances | December 4, 2012

Buying gifts for family and friends can be tricky enough, but buying for a Secret Santa recipient can sometimes seem impossible. Secret Santa is a popular gift-giving activity for coworkers, players on a sports team or other group members. Picking a gift...