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10 Magazines to Help You Start Checking Off Your Holiday Shopping List

Keep pace with the ever-earlier-arriving holiday displays with our Pre-Season Red Tag Sale featuring magazines up to 90 percent off for everyone on your shopping list.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas (already) everywhere you go, and the sight of all those snowmen and reindeer can make you feel like you’re already behind. For goodness sake, there’s been no trick or treating and the turkey hasn’t even been basted yet.

But before the holidays spin too far out of control, we can help you at least check a few things off your list with our Pre-Season Red Tag Sale.

With select magazines—some of our most popular titles—70 to 90 percent off, you’re sure to find a gift just about everyone on your list can look forward to all year long. Here’s a preview of what you’ll find.

Cooking Light: For 25 years, this magazine has been making over comfort foods and other indulgences into healthy meals for health and fitness buffs.

Coastal Living: Got an adventurer to shop for? Take them to destinations from coast to coast with this magazine that just recently celebrated its 15th anniversary.

InStyle: No fashionista should be without this bible of inspiration that covers best looks, trends and beauty tips from head to toe.

Sports Illustrated: Help a sports fan get his or her fix with this weekly magazine known for its comprehensive coverage and well-written features.

Entertainment Weekly: Gossip enthusiasts will look forward to weekly updates on their favorite stars plus insight into the hottest television shows and movies.

Time: For news junkies, this weekly newsmagazine is a must, as it goes in-depth into the latest headlines here and around the globe.

Parenting: Parents with children of any age will find plenty of kid-friendly advice in this magazine that’s packed with how to’s, recipes and more.

Field & Stream: Keep your outdoorsman (or woman) ready year round with product reviews on equipment and gear, as well as preparedness tips for any situation.

Outdoor Photographer: This magazine helps the artist behind the camera capture the best in landscape, sports or other outdoor settings with advice and equipment recommendations.

Popular Science: Gearheads will get into this title that explores the inner workings of the latest in technology, science, travel and more.

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Father’s Day Gift Guide: 21 Magazines for Dad for $14.95 or Less

Family Handyman magazine's June 2012 coverWhether you want to help Dad put those ties, grill sets and golf tees to good use—or get him something he really wants—we’ve got a magazine that can help at less than $15.

What costs less than a tie, a grilling set or some golf gear that Dad can look forward to—and use—all year long? A subscription to his favorite magazine! And thanks to our Father’s Day deals, some of his favorites are just $14.95 or less.

We know that one tie or grill or golf glove doesn’t fit all dads, so there’s a range of titles we’ve got on sale covering cars, sports, travel, hunting and fishing, finance, photography, fitness, music and more.

1. Esquire: For the dad who really does love ties—or needs some advice on the closetful he has—this magazine offers fashion tips and relationship advice along with commentary on a variety of topics, including politics, sports and travel.  Our customers give it 4.5 out of 5 stars, and your dad can see why with a gift subscription for just $5 for one year of issues.

2. Family Handyman: Maybe Dad dreams of a new deck or covered area to put those grilling tools he’s received in the past to use. This magazine is for do-it-yourselfer dads who like working around the house and who appreciate time-saving shortcuts and step-by-step instructions. Rated 4.75 out of 5 stars by customers, it’s just $10 for a one-year subscription.

3. Golf Tips: There are lots of dads who actually like hitting the links, and regardless of his skill level, a dad who golfs probably wants to improve his game. This magazine is packed with tips from professionals to do just that, as well as in-depth equipment reviews. Rated 5 out of 5 stars by customers and at $5 for a year’s subscription, it’s a deal you can’t pass up.

4. Popular Science: For the dad who can’t live without his smartphone, this magazine helps keep him plugged into the latest in technology. But beyond the latest gadgets, it also explores science as it relates to subjects like medicine, aviation and alternative energy vehicles. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by customers, curious—and money-conscious—dads would approve one year of issues for just $7.

5. Rolling Stone: Whether Dad wants to relive his days in the band or keep dreaming about getting one together, this customer favorite will feed his music addiction. Celebrity news, music reviews, social and cultural commentary will keep him on the cutting edge of the entertainment world. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, $14.95 for a one-year subscription is a rockin’ bargain.

Couldn’t find a magazine to suit your dad on this list? Check out our “What Type of Dad Do You Have?” guide or visit our website with hundreds of additional options available at our everyday lower prices.

Teacher Appreciation Week: Top 10 Creative Alternatives to the Apple

Teacher Appreciation Week: Top 10 Creative Alternatives to the Apple

Teacher Appreciation Week: Top 10 Creative Alternatives to the AppleWe’re all familiar with the old adage, but if your child’s teacher really wanted 24 apples, he or she would just go to the store and buy a bag of Fujis.

An apple a day might keep the doctor away, but it might also keep your child’s teacher away if you decide to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week this week with a piece of fruit. All jokes aside, though, it’s tough to figure out how to best say thank you to the person who works daily to educate, nurture and care for your child.

To make the process a bit easier this year, we’re offering up our list of the Top 10 ways to thank your child’s teacher without going anywhere near the produce section. As with any gift, the most important thing is knowing the teacher and taking into account factors like age, hobbies, family life, interests and classroom needs to help you buy the most thoughtful gift possible. Here are some suggestions to get you started:

1. Nice coffee or tea - Of course this depends on the taste of the teacher, but a pound of nice coffee or a box of fine tea with a few honey sticks and a fun mug make for great gifts.

2. Books for the classroom - If your child is an elementary school student, you may be able to get an idea of what books the teacher has or wants and purchase some nice, new books for the classroom.

3. Something homemade – You don’t have to be an excellent baker to offer up a homemade present. Consider your abilities and make homemade stationery, a notebook or anything else you think the teacher would enjoy.

4. A magazine subscription (not to a teaching magazine) – If you know anything about the interests of the teacher you’re shopping for, get him or her a subscription to a fun magazine on the topic. For women, consider titles like Real Simple or Whole Living. For men, a safe bet is Popular Science or Wired.

5. Movie tickets – Regardless of age or stage of life, most teachers would enjoy four tickets to the local cinema. Popcorn, anyone?

6. A gift card to a teacher supply store – While every teacher does have a life outside of school and doesn’t necessarily want teacher-related gifts, this one can be quite helpful, as many teachers end up buying at least some supplies out of pocket.

7. A potted plant, flower or herb garden – Add a bit of spring to a teacher’s home or classroom with the gift of a potted plant or even an herb. Pick something seasonal to make it a little more timely and fun.

8. Chocolate – Need we say more?

9. A gift card to a coffee shop or restaurant – This is where you may need to know your child’s teacher a bit, but gift cards are always a nice token of appreciation since the recipient gets to choose how and when to use them.

10. Something uniquely local - Think about what gives your local area its flavor, and make a gift out of a few fun local things that are unique to where you live.