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Thoughtful gifts under $20 for EVERYONE on your list

So you can't afford to get your book nerd brother a first edition, or your travel-hungry friend his dream trip to Japan, or your whiskey-loving sister her favorite bottle. We get it! But you CAN get them gifts that are just as thoughtful, and all for under $20. Check these out…

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Winter cycling gear 2: Keep pedaling through the winter with these items

Last week we talked about what to put on your body when you ride during the winter months. Now let's talk about what to put on your ride! A great way to get recommendations on gear is to talk to the folks at your Local Bike Shop (LBS), ask whether they have experience commuting through the winter, and if so, what sorts of things they like. Here are the pieces of gear my husband and I use to do our winter riding…

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The ultimate vintage razor gift buying guide

Trying to figure out a gift for your partner/groomsmen/dad? How about a vintage shaving razor! They're eco-friendly, economical (both for you to buy and for the recipient purchase blades for), built-to-last, and damn cool!

Since my man is a huge shaving aficionado, I interviewed him to make a little guide for anyone who wants some pointers on buying a razor! I hope it's helpful…

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Holiday cards: this thing I never used to do that I started genuinely enjoying for some reason

A funny thing has happened over the past few years: suddenly, I totally look forward to doing holiday cards. It should be noted that I'm not especially into holidays — I spent my 20s mostly ignoring them, and then once I switched to being self-employed in my 30s, I find that I can't even keep track of when most holidays are happening. I'm not a big seasonal decorator, nor do I get especially into the holiday spirit each winter.

But, oddly, the past couple years have found me becoming an increasingly huge fan of holiday cards.

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Winter cycling gear part 1: Weather too nasty to bike? NO SUCH THING. Wear this.

While any sane human being might reasonably give up bicycling as the temperature dips below freezing and the snow flies, some of us live by the motto, "there is no weather too nasty for cycling; there is only insufficient clothing." While you can certainly get away with short trips by bicycle in almost any warm clothing, there are some things that I find particularly helpful…