Christmas is round the corner, and if you still haven't bought any gifts for your kids, nieces, nephews or other related little people, and have no ideas what to buy .. then this is the list that will help you.
Should you find yourself being swept into the maelstrom of awkwardness that is a Secret Santa party, you’ll undoubtedly see a variety of desk calendars, coffee gift sets, and gift cards being unwrapped around the snack table.
On behalf of everyone here at Lifehack and our parent company, Stepcase, I would like to extend all the best of the season to our contributors and readers around the world. Thank you for letting us be part of your 2011. We look forward to being part of your 2012…and beyond. (Image credit: Christmas Tree via Shutterstock)
With the ubiquity of your iPhone and how just about everyone you know now-a-days has one, it would be a shame if you didn’t use it to make your Christmas more enjoyable. Here are 7 apps that you can get right now that can help you make your Christmas delightful. 1. NORAD Tracks Santa (Free) Who could ever be in the spirit of Christmas without knowing exactly where The Big Man is at as he showers gifts all over the world. Maybe you are a Grinch, and don’t really care where Mr.... More »
Today’s the last day of Lifehack’s 12 Days of Giveaways holiday promotion. It’s been a lot of fun to offer our Lifehack readers a chance to take home some great products to help them bring their personal productivity skills up a notch or two. (Or three. Or more.) For the last giveaway, we’ve got a Paper Productivity Starter Kit courtesy of JetPens. But before we get to that, let’s talk about yesterday’s Helvetindex Cards giveaway. More specifically, let’s reveal which 5 Lifehack readers are going to have a bundle of 100 cards... More »
Jolly old St. Nicholas has been around for years. After watching a recent live-action redux of “The Year Without a Santa Claus” where Santa has shifted into the new millennium, I started to think about what the 21st century Santa would have in his toolkit in order to make his rounds on Christmas Eve in a more efficient and effective way. It turns out he may have some of the same tools we’re using today in order to get more done. Let’s break down what Santa Claus of the 21st century could... More »
When it comes to the holidays, there are those who plan months ahead, thoughtfully selecting the perfect gifts and those who procrastinate down to the last moment, hurtling through the crowds on a wild-eyed, manic mission to find anything that will do. Whatever your approach to the issue, gift-giving can be a stressful process, especially when it comes down to choosing a gift for the one you love. The tenth anniversary disaster Take my friend Ken, who faced with the challenge of a tenth wedding anniversary to celebrate, was quite convinced that... More »
It’s the time of year where gifts are given and received, and the Stepcase Lifehack team wants to be one of those doing the giving. Well, starting on Thursday December 8th at 1 pm Eastern Time, we’ll be offering the first giveaway in our holiday promotion, Stepcase Lifehack’s 12 Days of Giveaways! This is our way of thanking our readers for spending part of your day with us throughout the year. We hope we’ve helped you achieve improved productivity by visiting Lifehack.org, and this promotion is offering more in the way of resources... More »
A few years ago, someone I know sent out an email saying that he was cancelling Christmas that year due to financial constraints. He had gotten caught in the trap that Christmas was more about the expensive gifts than the time spent with others. Being an “almost minimalist” by nature, I have always believed simplicity is the best solution for the holidays. With that in mind, I also feel that it is good to give gifts. I personally enjoy giving random gifts throughout the year, especially to people I don’t even know.... More »