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Gift ideas for booklovers and bibliophiles

By Daija Hammonds, Lifestyle 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...

Four ways to achieve the perfect holiday gift

Four ways to achieve the perfect holiday gift

By Sophia Phillips | December 15, 2016

Finding the perfect gift for friends and family can be taxing, especially if they are difficult to buy for, but there are ways to find a great gift for everyone. Here are different questions to ask and strategies to try when shopping this holiday season.What...

What not to get your mate for Christmas

By Alyssa Pracz | November 30, 2011

Besides fighting viciously through crowds and rushing for the last pair of Ugg boots, Christmas shopping has another factor that could potentially make or break your relationship: What to get for your significant other.Now I don't have a clear answer...

America: Naughty or nice in 2010?

By Columnists | December 5, 2010

As the holiday season approaches and the year comes to a close, it is time to start making our shopping lists and deciding who has been naughty and who has been nice. For this week's "In Focus," various Northern Star columnists assess America's performance...

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