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Looking for a socially-conscious holiday gift? You may have to decide between principles and price.

Byrne’s conundrum is one shared by shoppers wanting to support eco-friendly, social-justice oriented or politically-savvy brands without breaking the bank. Especially around the holidays, retailers make a point of promoting …


Plenty of Christmas gift ideas for new hunters

Sometimes I can sound like my mother. (Imagine a high-pitched voice coming from a man with a gray beard.) “You’re not wearing those pants, are you? It’s snowing! Where are …


Gifting generosity: Several tricks help kids learn the spirit of the season

Parents immersed in the season’s activities often wonder how they also can instill lessons of generosity and thankfulness for their children – that Christmas spirit of giving. Here are some …


Old school toys vs. high-tech gifts: Pediatricians make their pick

Bust out the wooden blocks. Set out the toy train. Pediatricians prefer old-fashioned toys for small children than high-tech gadgets, a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics says.


Ousted EPA head Pruitt denies getting improper gifts, income

Scott Pruitt, the scandal-ridden former Environmental Protection Agency chief, denied on Wednesday that he had obtained any out-of-the-ordinary gifts as a result of his Cabinet-level post, dismissing allegations he received …


Play Cupid with Valentine’s Day cannabis treats

Cannabis enthusiasts will tell you that this plant has long been known to enhance almost every aspect of a romantic experience, from elevating appetite, increasing arousal and amplifying sensations, to …


Paul Turner: Don’t let Resting Spokane Face ruin another Christmas

This most joyous of days can pose a special challenge for some of us. That’s because of Resting Spokane Face.


Everything is Copy: Celebrating diverse happiness this holiday season

Instead of thinking of diversity as a black and white matter, more people should consider seeing, recognizing, and accounting for differences. Even if someone looks like you, he, she, or …


Finding the perfect gift takes patience, observation and care

I am a gift giver. A true gift giver. I show love by thinking of and giving what I hope is the perfect gift. My husband reprimanded me because I …


Super ideas for those wanting to give the gift of green

Looking for a little (or more than a little) ‘high’ holiday cheer? Evercannabis has you covered with some solid gift ideas for you and your holiday near and dear.


Netanyahu’s grip on power under threat as gift scandal grows

Benjamin Netanyahu has survived many challenges on his way to becoming the second longest-serving prime minister in Israeli history. A deepening criminal investigation now presents a new threat to his …


Yakima County sheriff’s deputy shows man true meaning of season of giving

The season of giving became personal for Andrew Rosas when he left his overnight shift at Shari’s Restaurant early this morning.


Pilots who fly Amazon planes suggest company may not deliver

Union pilots who fly products for Amazon.com are taking concerns about pay, working conditions and staffing shortages directly to online shoppers with a digital marketing blitz that suggests the internet …


Giving the gift of financial well-being at the holidays

Instead of the latest toy or gadget, some people are trying to give their loved ones more financial security this holiday season.


Fun and festive holiday gift paper

Why settle for run-of-the-mill holiday gift wrapping when there are dozens of wonderful papers available?


Home splurges to treat yourself this season

Sometimes the smallest things can make home life easier and more joyful.


Family travel five: Give the gift of going

It’s hard to go wrong with the gift of travel. Here are five ideas to consider that will enrich and expand the experiences of your family. 1. Animal lovers. Consider …


Holiday book list aims to entertain

Is there a better holiday gift than a good book? The recipient will still be turning its pages long after the lights and tinsel have been taken down, savoring the …


Gadget gift guide: Brace yourself for fitness

NEW YORK — The latest fitness gadgets record much more than how many steps you take on any given day. From sleep patterns to mood, calorie intake and progress toward …


A touch of luxury meets leisure time gifts

‘To the art of working well, a civilized race would add the art of playing well,” philosopher George Santayana said. For those with means, pursuing leisure can involve the finest …


Christmas Bureau fulfills parents’ wishes for their kids

On the first two days of the Christmas Bureau, one of the popular presents made it to the naughty list. The iConcepts brand digital music players were bad, said coordinator …


Store caters to young Santas

Oh, sure, it may be more fun to give than to receive. But what if you’re 4? And you only have 50 cents? And you already distributed all your best …


At resale store or vintage boutique, stash may yield holiday treasure

At Spokane Vintage Warehouse, 5-foot-tall light-up “industrial letters” are moving out the door. Owner Jon Swanstrom helped carry out a giant white M just last weekend. Christmas shoppers, rest assured: …


Go local for last-minute gifts

It’s the last minute, but that doesn’t mean you can’t cross a food lover off your list and still get them a local gift. We’ve rounded up a handful of …


Five tips for thoughtful gift wrapping

A gift-giver’s thoughtfulness is as apparent in how a gift is wrapped as in what’s inside. “In our world of ubiquitous merchandise, wrapping can make a gift distinctive,” says Wanda …


Many people are turning to edible gifts this year

On a recent Saturday morning, every inch of countertop in Linda Meyer’s spacious kitchen was covered – with flour canisters, sticks of butter, molasses jars, baking sheets and the hands …


‘Experiences as opposed to gifts’

In the weeks before Christmas, members of the Janzen family of Spokane gather together to light candles on their Advent wreath. For a few short minutes as they watch the …


Business Beat

NEW FACES Dr. Landon Horne has been hired by the Rockwood Clinic orthopedic department as an orthopedic surgeon. He earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of …