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  • FOX 2's 2012 Holiday Helper and Gift GuideMore>>

  • Holiday gift return tips

    Holiday gift return tips

    Wednesday, December 26 2012 9:08 AM EST2012-12-26 14:08:52 GMT
    If Santa brought you something you don't want, here are a few tips you should know before you try to return it.
    If Santa brought you something you don't want, here are a few tips you should know before you try to return it.
  • Christmas tree recycling at Oakland County Parks and Recreation

    Christmas tree recycling at Oakland County Parks and Recreation

    Wednesday, December 26 2012 8:28 AM EST2012-12-26 13:28:15 GMT
    The Oakland County Parks and Recreation offers 11 park locations to make holiday cleanup easy and environmentally friendly by offering to recycle Christmas trees.
    The Oakland County Parks and Recreation offers 11 park locations to make holiday cleanup easy and environmentally friendly by offering to recycle Christmas trees.
  • Mitzah Day Volunteer

    Mitzah Day Volunteer

    Monday, December 24 2012 9:45 AM EST2012-12-24 14:45:06 GMT
    If you are looking for a way to celebrate the true meaning of the holiday season you can take part in Mitzvah Day.
    If you are looking for a way to celebrate the true meaning of the holiday season you can take part in Mitzvah Day.
  • Gift wrapping tips

    Gift wrapping tips

    Friday, December 21 2012 9:56 AM EST2012-12-21 14:56:44 GMT
    Need some help to add flare to your holiday gift wrapping? Click on the story for some creative ideas.
    Need some help to add flare to your holiday gift wrapping? Click on the story for some creative ideas.
  • Detroit Yoga: Changing your mind and body

    Detroit Yoga: Changing your mind and body

    Monday, December 24 2012 8:10 AM EST2012-12-24 13:10:30 GMT
    Each class starts with: To do yoga is to still the mind. And then you begin. Yoga is more than just physical exercise, at least at this studio.
    Each class starts with: To do yoga is to still the mind. And then you begin. Yoga is more than just physical exercise, at least at this studio.
  • Travelzoo: 5 wow deal destinations for 2013

    Travelzoo: 5 wow deal destinations for 2013

    Friday, January 4 2013 8:34 AM EST2013-01-04 13:34:47 GMT
    TravelZoo's Gabe Saglie offered up five WOW deal destinations for 2013.
    TravelZoo's Gabe Saglie offered up five WOW deal destinations for 2013.
  • Ugly Christmas sweaters are a holiday must-have

    Ugly Christmas sweaters are a holiday must-have

    Monday, December 24 2012 8:09 AM EST2012-12-24 13:09:53 GMT
    Whoever thought that the 1950s ugly Christmas sweaters would be worn out by 2012 is totally wrong! These sweaters have become a mainstream trend for the past few years and are a must-have for the holiday!
    Whoever thought that the 1950s ugly Christmas sweaters would be worn out by 2012 is totally wrong! These sweaters have become a mainstream trend for the past few years and are a must-have for the holiday!
  • Holiday travel

    Holiday travel

    Friday, December 21 2012 6:55 AM EST2012-12-21 11:55:19 GMT
    Holiday travel is in full swing. Check out Roop Raj's report for full details.
    Holiday travel is in full swing. Check out Roop Raj's report for full details.
  • Kam's Corner: Toyology

    Kam's Corner: Toyology

    Wednesday, December 19 2012 10:23 AM EST2012-12-19 15:23:13 GMT
    Toyology in West Bloomfield offers up a wide variety of educational toys and gifts for the youngsters in your life.
    Toyology in West Bloomfield offers up a wide variety of educational toys and gifts for the youngsters in your life.
  • Dearborn firefighters bring holiday cheer to special needs kids

    Dearborn firefighters bring holiday cheer to special needs kids

    Tuesday, December 18 2012 10:59 AM EST2012-12-18 15:59:25 GMT
    A bus filled with toys and local firefighters arrived Tuesday to brighten the holiday season for a group of special needs children.
    A bus filled with toys and local firefighters arrived Tuesday to brighten the holiday season for a group of special needs children.
  • Gift ideas for the athletes in your family

    Gift ideas for the athletes in your family

    Tuesday, December 18 2012 10:44 AM EST2012-12-18 15:44:45 GMT
    Here are several gift ideas for the athlete in your life courtesy of Robert Daliege from the Sports Authority in Auburn Hills.
    Here are several gift ideas for the athlete in your life courtesy of Robert Daliege from the Sports Authority in Auburn Hills.
  • Art Van offers gifts under $25

    Art Van offers gifts under $25

    Tuesday, December 18 2012 9:07 AM EST2012-12-18 14:07:35 GMT
    Still looking for a stylish holiday gift? Donald Dilliplane from Art Van Furniture shows off several sharp accessories you can find in the store for under $25.
    Still looking for a stylish holiday gift? Donald Dilliplane from Art Van Furniture shows off several sharp accessories you can find in the store for under $25.
  • Some done with holiday shopping, others just getting started

    Some done with holiday shopping, others just getting started

    Monday, December 17 2012 7:00 PM EST2012-12-18 00:00:14 GMT
    It's one week until Christmas Eve.  Have you finished your holiday shopping?  It's not quite last minute yet, but some shoppers are cutting it pretty close.
    It's one week until Christmas Eve.  Have you finished your holiday shopping?  It's not quite last minute yet, but some shoppers are cutting it pretty close.
  • Style File Holiday Hair

    Style File Holiday Hair

    Thursday, December 13 2012 3:34 PM EST2012-12-13 20:34:08 GMT
    It's the holiday season. The gifts are wrapped, the dinner menu is set, but your hair.... well let's just say it could use some holiday glam.  No need to worry.  A local stylist shares tips for holiday hair.
    It's the holiday season. The gifts are wrapped, the dinner menu is set, but your hair.... well let's just say it could use some holiday glam.  No need to worry.  A local stylist shares tips for holiday hair.
  • Handmade gift ideas from Michaels

    Handmade gift ideas from Michaels

    Thursday, December 13 2012 10:01 AM EST2012-12-13 15:01:51 GMT
    Michaels craft specialist Megan Dietz says you don't need to look for gifts when you can create them.
    Michaels craft specialist Megan Dietz says you don't need to look for gifts when you can create them.
  • Holiday electronic gift ideas from AT&T

    Holiday electronic gift ideas from AT&T

    Melissa Bahoora from AT&T shows us off gift ideas for the electronics lover in your house.
    Melissa Bahoora from AT&T shows us off gift ideas for the electronics lover in your house.
  • Toy safety: Picking the right toys for the right ages

    Toy safety: Picking the right toys for the right ages

    Thursday, December 13 2012 8:51 AM EST2012-12-13 13:51:20 GMT
    Before you wrap the kids' toys this holiday season, read over the following safety tips from Roberta L. Davis, Kohl's injury prevention expert.
    Before you wrap the kids' toys this holiday season, read over the following safety tips from Roberta L. Davis, Kohl's injury prevention expert.
  • Salvation Army providing Christmas assistance

    Salvation Army providing Christmas assistance

    Wednesday, December 12 2012 6:44 PM EST2012-12-12 23:44:34 GMT
    If your family is in need this holiday season don't despair.  The Salvation Army is accepting applications for Christmas assistance until Friday, December 14th.
    If your family is in need this holiday season don't despair.  The Salvation Army is accepting applications for Christmas assistance until Friday, December 14th.
  • Home Depot's gifting for the DIYer

    Home Depot's gifting for the DIYer

    As homeowners continue to take on a variety of small home improvement projects this holiday season, tools to help get the job done make the perfect gift. See the latest gift ideas for the DIYer in your life.
    As homeowners continue to take on a variety of small home improvement projects this holiday season, tools to help get the job done make the perfect gift. See the latest gift ideas for the DIYer in your life from the Home Depot.
  • Gift ideas from Mackinac Island

    Gift ideas from Mackinac Island

    While summer still sees top seasonal billing on Mackinac Island, it is a year 'round destination, offering a very different experience to visitors in the winter months.
    While summer still sees top seasonal billing on Mackinac Island, it is a year 'round destination, offering a very different experience to visitors in the winter months.  Mackinac Island was named one of the Top Ten Christmas Towns in America by HGTV.
  • Gift ideas for women from Marlee's by Tapper's

    Gift ideas for women from Marlee's by Tapper's

    Wednesday, December 12 2012 9:49 AM EST2012-12-12 14:49:20 GMT
    Still looking for that perfect gift for the woman in your life? Let Leora Tapper, co-founder of Marlee's by Tapper's offer the following suggestions.
    Still looking for that perfect gift for the woman in your life? Let Leora Tapper, co-founder of Marlee's by Tapper's offer the following suggestions.
  • More holiday gift ideas from Meijer

    More holiday gift ideas from Meijer

    Friday, December 7 2012 10:43 AM EST2012-12-07 15:43:10 GMT
    Tom Livernois from Meijer says the store has what you need to stuff the stockings and get everyone, especially the kids, what they want for Christmas.
    Tom Livernois from Meijer says the store has what you need to stuff the stockings and get everyone, especially the kids, what they want for Christmas.
  • Holiday decorating with Meijer

    Holiday decorating with Meijer

    Thursday, December 6 2012 10:11 AM EST2012-12-06 15:11:56 GMT
    There's still plenty of time to spruce up your home this holiday season. Meijer's Josh Grisham stopped by The Nine Thursday to showcase a few decorations offered at the store.
    There's still plenty of time to spruce up your home this holiday season. Meijer's Josh Grisham stopped by The Nine Thursday to showcase a few decorations offered at the store.
  • 3 rules that may help you avoid holiday weight gain

    3 rules that may help you avoid holiday weight gain

    Wednesday, December 5 2012 4:29 PM EST2012-12-05 21:29:28 GMT
    How about three rules to live by to enjoy the holiday celebrations without gaining weight?  The strategy that may help you stay in those skinny jeans.
    How about three rules to live by to enjoy the holiday celebrations without gaining weight?  The strategy that may help you stay in those skinny jeans.
  • Meijer features hot holiday toys

    Meijer features hot holiday toys

    Wednesday, December 5 2012 10:32 AM EST2012-12-05 15:32:01 GMT
    The hottest toys of the holiday season can be found on shelves at Meijer. Store representative Frank Guglielmi stopped by The Nine to show off a few examples on Wednesday.
    The hottest toys of the holiday season can be found on shelves at Meijer. Store representative Frank Guglielmi stopped by The Nine to show off a few examples on Wednesday.
  • How to throw a holiday office or home party

    How to throw a holiday office or home party

    Tuesday, December 4 2012 11:01 AM EST2012-12-04 16:01:16 GMT
    If you're planning a party, be smart so the event doesn't cost you more than a price of a party favor.
    If you're planning a party, be smart so the event doesn't cost you more than a price of a party favor.
  • Saks Fifth Avenue offers gifts under $50

    Saks Fifth Avenue offers gifts under $50

    Tuesday, December 4 2012 9:27 AM EST2012-12-04 14:27:12 GMT
    Cheryl Hall Lindsay from Saks Fifth Avenue shows off gift ideas from her store that are all under or around $50.
    Cheryl Hall Lindsay from Saks Fifth Avenue shows off gift ideas from her store that are all under or around $50.
  • Meijer launches holiday 'Simply Give' campaign

    Meijer launches holiday 'Simply Give' campaign

    Tuesday, December 4 2012 9:04 AM EST2012-12-04 14:04:45 GMT
    Meijer will double match every customer's $10 Simply Give donation made Nov. 9-10 to help boost support for local food pantries before the holidays.
    Meijer will double match every customer's $10 Simply Give donation made Nov. 9-10 to help boost support for local food pantries before the holidays.
  • Military Moms unite to send holiday packages to the troops

    Military Moms unite to send holiday packages to the troops

    Monday, December 3 2012 3:04 PM EST2012-12-03 20:04:48 GMT
    Recently dozens gathered at American Legion Post 200 in Taylor to put together some special holiday packages to be delivered to troops deployed overseas.This is just one of the many ways the group Military
    Recently dozens gathered at American Legion Post 200 in Taylor to put together some special holiday packages to be delivered to troops deployed overseas.This is just one of the many ways the group Military
  • Carhartt, Chrysler launch 'Imported From Detroit' clothing line

    Carhartt, Chrysler launch 'Imported From Detroit' clothing line

    Monday, December 3 2012 1:51 PM EST2012-12-03 18:51:16 GMT
    Two metro Detroit-based companies are joining forces to pay homage to the city they call home.
    Two metro Detroit-based companies are joining forces to pay homage to the city they call home.
  • Record your acts of service on 'Joy Maker' web site

    Record your acts of service on 'Joy Maker' web site

    Now through Dec. 18, Hasbro will donate a toy or game to Toys for Tots for each of act of service that is complete and logged by a child or teen on www.sharejoy.generationon.org.

    Now through Dec. 18, Hasbro will donate a toy or game to Toys for Tots for each of act of service that is complete and logged by a child or teen on www.sharejoy.generationon.org.

  • Brazeal Dennard Chorale presents Holiday Concert Dec. 2

    Brazeal Dennard Chorale presents Holiday Concert Dec. 2

    Friday, November 30 2012 11:10 AM EST2012-11-30 16:10:46 GMT
    The award-winning Brazeal Dennard Chorale, directed by Dr. Augustus Hill, will present its 41st annual Holiday Concert on Sunday, Dec. 2 at Orchestra Hall.
    The award-winning Brazeal Dennard Chorale, directed by Dr. Augustus Hill, will present its 41st annual Holiday Concert on Sunday, Dec. 2 at Orchestra Hall.
  • Largest pottery sale of its kind returns to Madison Heights

    Largest pottery sale of its kind returns to Madison Heights

    Friday, November 30 2012 11:02 AM EST2012-11-30 16:02:42 GMT
    Some of the finest potters in Michigan will showcase their goods at the 37th annual Potters Market place in Madison Heights.
    Some of the finest potters in Michigan will showcase their goods at the 37th annual Potters Market place in Madison Heights.
  • Detroit Urban Craft Fair returns Dec. 1-2

    Detroit Urban Craft Fair returns Dec. 1-2

    Friday, November 30 2012 9:57 AM EST2012-11-30 14:57:22 GMT
    Handmade Detroit is back and ready to present the Detroit Urban Craft Fair at the Masonic Temple Dec. 1-2.
    Handmade Detroit is back and ready to present the Detroit Urban Craft Fair at the Masonic Temple Dec. 1-2.
  • 40th Annual "Noel Night" in Detroit

    40th Annual "Noel Night" in Detroit

    Friday, November 30 2012 9:39 AM EST2012-11-30 14:39:30 GMT
    The holidays come alive in Detroit at the 40th annual Noel Night throughout the city's Midtown and Cultural Center areas.
    The holidays come alive in Detroit at the 40th annual Noel Night throughout the city's Midtown and Cultural Center areas.
  • Michigan's Farm Country Cheese offers holiday gift options

    Michigan's Farm Country Cheese offers holiday gift options

    Friday, November 30 2012 9:30 AM EST2012-11-30 14:30:24 GMT
    There's only Amish cheese manufacturer in the state of Michigan and they're offering a wide variety of holiday gift baskets.
    There's only Amish cheese manufacturer in the state of Michigan and they're offering a wide variety of holiday gift baskets.
  • Treetops Resort offers 'Ski Free' weekend Dec. 14-16

    Treetops Resort offers 'Ski Free' weekend Dec. 14-16

    Thursday, November 29 2012 12:27 PM EST2012-11-29 17:27:57 GMT
    Welcome winter in Gaylord, Mich. during Treetops Resort's Ski Free Getaway this Dec. 14-16.
    Welcome winter in Gaylord, Mich. during Treetops Resort's Ski Free Getaway this Dec. 14-16.
  • Kam's Corner: Dealing with holiday stress

    Kam's Corner: Dealing with holiday stress

    Wednesday, November 28 2012 11:26 AM EST2012-11-28 16:26:07 GMT
    Dealing with family around the holidays can be stressful. In this edition of Kam's Corner, Dr. Amy Johnson shares her tips on how deal with the stress and make the best of your holiday season.
    Dealing with family around the holidays can be stressful. In this edition of Kam's Corner, Dr. Amy Johnson shares her tips on how deal with the stress and make the best of your holiday season.
  • Great Lakes Invitational ticket packages start at $44

    Great Lakes Invitational ticket packages start at $44

    Wednesday, November 28 2012 7:31 AM EST2012-11-28 12:31:54 GMT
    Ticket packages for the annual Great Lakes Invitational are now available. The Little Caesars Family pack includes four seats, four pieces of pizza and four soft drinks starting at just $44.
    Ticket packages for the annual Great Lakes Invitational are now available. The Little Caesars Family pack includes four seats, four pieces of pizza and four soft drinks starting at just $44.
  • Experience Tuscany at Primi Piatti Market

    Experience Tuscany at Primi Piatti Market

    Tuesday, November 27 2012 1:10 PM EST2012-11-27 18:10:49 GMT
    Experience a true Tuscan holiday during a special event at Primi Piatti Market in Birmingham on Thursday, Nov. 29.
    Experience a true Tuscan holiday during a special event at Primi Piatti Market in Birmingham on Thursday, Nov. 29.
  • Tips for selecting a Michigan Christmas tree

    Tips for selecting a Michigan Christmas tree

    Tuesday, November 27 2012 8:34 AM EST2012-11-27 13:34:42 GMT
    Here to help us get in the holiday spirit and offer some tips on how to select the best Christmas tree is Marsha Gray, Executive Director of the Michigan Christmas Tree Association.
    Here to help us get in the holiday spirit and offer some tips on how to select the best Christmas tree is Marsha Gray, Executive Director of the Michigan Christmas Tree Association.
  • English Gardens to host THAW holiday benefit

    English Gardens to host THAW holiday benefit

    Monday, November 26 2012 8:24 AM EST2012-11-26 13:24:55 GMT
    Attend the "Heat a Home for the Holidays - A Night of Family Fun," a benefit for The Heat And Warmth Fund hosted by English Gardens on Thursday, Nov. 29.
    Attend the "Heat a Home for the Holidays - A Night of Family Fun," a benefit for The Heat And Warmth Fund hosted by English Gardens on Thursday, Nov. 29.
  • What's for dinner this Thanksgiving?

    What's for dinner this Thanksgiving?

    Wednesday, November 21 2012 10:42 PM EST2012-11-22 03:42:53 GMT
    What's on your Thanksgiving table this year?  Many metro Detroiters left work early Wednesday to hit the grocery stores in preparation for the big feast.  I roamed the aisles to find out what's cookin'.
    What's on your Thanksgiving table this year?  Many metro Detroiters left work early Wednesday to hit the grocery stores in preparation for the big feast.  I roamed the aisles to find out what's cookin'.
  • A glimpse inside a Clawson bakery the day before Thanksgiving

    A glimpse inside a Clawson bakery the day before Thanksgiving

    Wednesday, November 21 2012 10:42 PM EST2012-11-22 03:42:37 GMT
    People were coming into Julian Brothers Bakery Wednesday picking up orders for everything from pies to pizza.  Richard Julian showed us what the day before Thanksgiving looks like for him.
    People were coming into Julian Brothers Bakery Wednesday picking up orders for everything from pies to pizza.  Richard Julian was kind enough to show us what the day before Thanksgiving looks like for him.
  • Ways to help animals in need this holiday season

    Ways to help animals in need this holiday season

    Monday, November 19 2012 11:40 AM EST2012-11-19 16:40:47 GMT
    This holiday season, there are a number of ways you can help the Michigan Humane Society bring hope and help to animals in need.
    This holiday season, there are a number of ways you can help the Michigan Humane Society bring hope and help to animals in need.
  • Salvation Army needs $8.5M in red kettle donations

    Salvation Army needs $8.5M in red kettle donations

    Friday, November 16 2012 9:20 PM EST2012-11-17 02:20:27 GMT
    This year, families in metro Detroit need your help more than ever.  Friday, the Salvation Army officially kicked off its Red Kettle Campaign.  The goal is $8.5 million in donations.
    The holiday season is all about giving.  This year, families in metro Detroit need your help more than ever.  Friday, the Salvation Army officially kicked off its Red Kettle Campaign.  The goal is $8.5 million in donations.
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  • The Fox 2 Giving Guide

    The Fox 2 Giving Guide

    Wednesday, January 2 2013 3:17 PM EST2013-01-02 20:17:22 GMT
    FOX 2 is working for you all year long - but we know we're part of a bigger community - a giving community.  That's why we go to work every year to help connect you to the people and agencies who need
    FOX 2 is working for you all year long - but we know we're part of a bigger community - a giving community.  That's why we go to work every year to help connect you to the people and agencies who need
  • Made in Michigan: 2012 Holiday Special

    Made in Michigan: 2012 Holiday Special

    Wednesday, November 21 2012 1:40 PM EST2012-11-21 18:40:14 GMT
    This holiday season treat your family and friends to a taste of Michigan. Go inside the story to get a list of links and information about products featured in the Made in Michigan Holiday Special.
    This holiday season treat your family and friends to a taste of Michigan. Go inside the story to get a list of links and information about products featured in the Made in Michigan Holiday Special.
  • Gifts for Wishing, Gifts for Giving

    Gifts for Wishing, Gifts for Giving

    What to get for friends and family.
    What to get for friends and family.
  • Planning & Hosting

    Planning & Hosting

    Tips for planning an unforgettable holiday.
    Tips for planning an unforgettable holiday.
  • Holiday Travel

    Holiday Travel

    Get where you're going for the holidays.
    Get where you're going for the holidays.
  • Holiday Finances

    Finances

    Keep holiday expenses from breaking the bank.
    Keep holiday expenses from breaking the bank.
  • Holiday Health and Fitness

    Health and Fitness

    Stay well this holiday season.
    Stay well this holiday season.

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    FOX 2's Out & About Special

    Thursday, January 3 2013 9:10 AM EST2013-01-03 14:10:07 GMT
    Even when the weather's cold, southeast Michigan offers plenty for you to get and experience. FOX 2's Jessica Starr and Alan Longstreet put together some of their favorites in this 'Out & About' special.
    Even when the weather's cold, southeast Michigan offers plenty for you to get and experience. FOX 2's Jessica Starr and Alan Longstreet put together some of their favorites in this 'Out & About' special.
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    Detroit 2012: The Movie (A Charlie LeDuff Special)

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    FOX 2's Incredible Babies Special

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    It's a dream first conceived in the heart -- the wish to have a child. Sadly, for so many fulfilling the dream is no easy journey.
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