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From TheJournal.ie How to get what you want this Christmas Sponsored By Kildare Village

How to get what you want this Christmas

You’ve got to talk the talk if you want the right present under the tree this year.

These 10 toys are what kids want for Christmas this year*

*According to the Toy Retailers’ Association.

From TheJournal.ie State spent €16,832 on dignitaries' gifts of 'mutual appreciation' since 2003 Fáilte

State spent €16,832 on dignitaries' gifts of 'mutual appreciation' since 2003

The gifts included clocks and cufflinks – and a currach made out of ceramic.

From The42 10 presents for the fitness buff in your life Workout This post contains images

10 presents for the fitness buff in your life

It’s too early to be thinking about Christmas but as Roy Keane would say, ‘fail to prepare, prepare to fail.’

13 of the worst things about being a wedding guest

It’s an honour to be invited, but they’re not without a few annoyances.

From TheJournal.ie Open thread: What's on your Christmas tech wishlist? Sponsored By Currys
From TheJournal.ie Warning: Irish children are short-changing their dads on Father's Day gifts Sorry Da This post contains a poll

Warning: Irish children are short-changing their dads on Father's Day gifts

How much do you usually spend on your dad?

From TheJournal.ie Queen Elizabeth gave a nice bottle of whiskey to Enda Kenny in 2011 Pressies

Queen Elizabeth gave a nice bottle of whiskey to Enda Kenny in 2011

Find out what presents Enda Kenny has received since taking office… including a €5k famine painting from Michael Flatley.

Mammy's Day gifts: the good, the bad and the, eh...?

“I’m grand, sure I don’t want anything.”

WATCH: These women have the worst boyfriends of all time Hall Of Shame This post contains videos

WATCH: These women have the worst boyfriends of all time

I got you a present, sweetie…

From TheJournal.ie Nearly half of Irish adults would sell unwanted gifts online - survey Unwanted Presents This post contains a poll

Nearly half of Irish adults would sell unwanted gifts online - survey

And almost one in four say they have done.

From The42 Snapshot: 'Geek' and 'nerd' Wozilroy exchange Christmas gifts Nerds

Snapshot: 'Geek' and 'nerd' Wozilroy exchange Christmas gifts

‘But I wanted a dork one!’

From The42 Forget your X-stations and body armour, these are the gifts sports fans received back in the day Christmas 2013 This post contains images
It's Christmas Eve, how many of these things have you done? Last-minute This post contains videos

It's Christmas Eve, how many of these things have you done?

If you haven’t been horsing into a Curly Wurly or panic-buying slippers, maybe you’re doing it wrong.

From TheJournal.ie And he's off! Santa has left the North Pole Track Santa

And he's off! Santa has left the North Pole

He’ll be hitting this part of the world in just over 12 hours, but there’s a lot of work to do between now and then…

From TheJournal.ie Column: 8 ways to stay civil with your ex-partner Read Me

Column: 8 ways to stay civil with your ex-partner

It can be a tough time of year if you are newly separated, but it is important to put your children first, while also taking time for yourself, writes Sheila O’Malley.

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘I try to embrace our family situation at Christmas’ Children

Column: ‘I try to embrace our family situation at Christmas’

Being a single mother can be messy and difficult, but it doesn’t mean that Christmas can’t still be magical for the kids, writes Nessa Toale.

From TheJournal.ie Irish households will generate 25 per cent more packaging waste over Christmas Recycling

Irish households will generate 25 per cent more packaging waste over Christmas

Repak said Irish households will go through 5 million boxes of chocolates and 50 million bottles of beer this festive season.

From TheJournal.ie Increase in demand for Irish-made products this Christmas Craft

Increase in demand for Irish-made products this Christmas

Stores and websites are reporting a strong interest in Irish craft and design products with craftspeople lowering their prices in response to the recession.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 10 tips for a special Christmas with the kids… on a budget Opinion

Column: 10 tips for a special Christmas with the kids… on a budget

Christmas can be expensive for parents, but it is important to remember that children remember the traditions and memories about Christmas, not the presents, writes Martina Newe.

From TheJournal.ie Over 75 per cent of people do their Christmas shopping at work Shopping

Over 75 per cent of people do their Christmas shopping at work

A new survey also showed that only 9 per cent of people will buy Irish this festive season.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix...now with added toe wrestling Need To Know

The Evening Fix...now with added toe wrestling

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

From TheJournal.ie Late shoppers may be penalised as stores run low on toys and tablets Shortages

Late shoppers may be penalised as stores run low on toys and tablets

This is not a drill. Furbys are heading towards extinction and iPad Minis are all sold out.

From TheJournal.ie Are these going to be the top ten most popular toys this Christmas? Humbug This post contains images

Are these going to be the top ten most popular toys this Christmas?

Argos doesn’t care that it’s only July – the retailer has released its list of toys it predicts are going to be big this year.

8 terrible Father's Day presents Ta-daa! This post contains images

8 terrible Father's Day presents

If you love your dad… step away from the novelty ties.

You're welcome: Foot spas, Soda Streams, and other Irish gifts of yore...

What were the most popular gifts received in Irish households back in the day? From VHS tapes to Zogabongs, we take a look….

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Column: Ban video games? Ban crap pre-teen books instead Opinion

Column: Ban video games? Ban crap pre-teen books instead

TheJournal.ie’s regular columnist Lisa McInerney takes apart TD Mary Mitchell O’Connor’s outburst over “violent video games”.

Is this ad ruining Christmas for children? Humbug This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Is this ad ruining Christmas for children?

Hundreds of people have complained to the advertising watchdog in the UK about this Christmas ad from chainstore Littlewoods – but is it really that bad? (WARNING! Do not read this piece if you are under 10).

All I want for Christmas… is not this novelty tie Christmas This post contains images

All I want for Christmas… is not this novelty tie

Don’t feel disappointed if you don’t get what you want today – our slideshow of odd Christmas presents show it could be a lot – a LOT – worse…