Gifts for the home under $50

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Our holiday gift recommendations for the best 20 home accessories.

Gift Guide: Ideas for everyone

EXPRESS | Dash to local stores and hip Web sites to score loot for all the characters on your list.

J. Crew bangles

WP Magazine’s Gift Guide

Local notables — including Olympian Gabby Douglas, news anchor Alison Starling, mystery writer Laura Lippman and chef Cedric Maupillier — offer their favorite gift-giving ideas.

Zebra salad servers

Gift shopping in museum stores

Take the hassle out of holiday shopping.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Volunteers Maureen Wiltshire (L) and Lydia Higham put a selection of tinned food together for a client at a Food Bank depot at St. Paul's Church in Brixton on October 23, 2012 in London, England. The need for food banks has increased with around three depots opening across the UK each week. The Trussell Trust, the charity running food banks, have said that record numbers of people have required emergency food over the last six months and they expect to feed 200,000 over the next year. Vulnerable people of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds, many of whom have fallen out of the benefit system and have no other way to feed themselves and their families, are using food banks. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

The ‘giving season’ gets an opening day

On “Giving Tuesday,” area charities look to remind people that the holiday season is more than materialism.

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Kids pick the best holiday toys

KidsPost asked students at 10 Washington area kids to put almost 100 toys to the test.

From left to right, top to bottom: Netflix subscription service; Omega 8300 juicer, iPhone 5, Surface tablet, Nexus 10 tablet

Gadget-shoppers: Pick your path carefully

Before you add that phone to your shopping cart, consider the hidden commitments you’ll live with.

Holiday travel gift guide

Holiday travel gift guide

We have gadgets and accessories for the globe-trotters on your list.

Foodie gifts for $25 (or less!)

Foodie gifts for $25 (or less!)

You’re sure to wow with these gift ideas from kitchen gadgets to ingredients and suggestions for hosts and hostesses.

The Giving Map

During times of economic hardship, charitable giving is critical to many in our region. The Giving Map is designed to make it fast and easy to connect you with a nonprofit organization that helps others and fits your areas of interest, whether that's hunger and homelessness or arts and education. The D.C. region is home to many with considerable resources, and others with few. We hope those who can afford to help others will find this tool useful.

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Disclaimer: All information on this map, particularly descriptions, comes from the organizations listed. The Post is not responsible for any inaccuracies in these descriptions.

Interactive by Nathaniel V. Kelso and Katharine Jarmul -- The Washington Post. Created December 17, 2008.