Homemade Chai Spice Blend

If anyone knows how to stretch a dollar around the holidays, it's our frugalista, Amrita Singh. Thanks to her family chai spice (a.k.a. masala chai) recipe, with just one trip to the bulk store, you've got yourself four gifts for...

Hostess Gifts for Less

Forget host with the most, set yourself apart as the best guest with these eight great hostess gifts. Each so thoughtful, they'll never guess you spent less than $25! 1. Homegrown Monogram mugs ($10, Anthropologie) stuffed with tea, coffee, hot...

Fashion Finds Under $25

Fashion producer Tara Williams shares her favourite frugal yet fashionable finds of the season! For Her Skinny patent belts ($6 each, Joe Fresh) Kimono, ($15, H&M) Knit gloves with DIY buttons ($10, Winners) and Hermès-inspired scarf ($15, Winners) Sequined pumps...

Out-of-the-Box Gifts on a Budget

Need a neat Kris Kringle gift on a dime? Producer Sara Lynn Cauchon has you covered with a mountain of unique ideas that won't break the bank! Above, from left: cheese cutter, Scratch Map, flask, vodka stocking, Long John's and...

Top 10 Retro Kids’ Gifts

'Tis the season for retro kids' gifts! When it comes to the latest children's toys, what's old is truly new again. Herein, our fave flashback finds. 1. View-Master Classic Who needs a 3-D TV when there's a View-Master under the...

Gifts That Give Back

Charitable giving isn't always just about handing over money to a worthy cause. In fact, many not-for-profit organizations offer more-personal gift options that are sure to make this holiday one you (and someone in need) will never forget. Here are...

Preserved Lemons

By Joshna Maharaj 1 lemon, cut into 1/4-in. slices 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 4 tsp kosher salt Combine lemon slices, lemon juice and salt in small soup pot. Bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until lemon slices...

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