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Need 50 Small Gift Ideas For 2 Secret Sisters?I need 50 small Christmas ideas for my 2 secret sisters at church. I had the daughter-then her mom moved in with her after it was too late to draw a name for her-so I adopted her also.

 

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Older Nieces and Nephews?This page contains Christmas gift ideas for older nieces and nephews. As your nieces and nephews get older, it can be harder to know what to get them for Christmas. Here are some ideas that may be helpful.

 

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Secret Santa IdeasThis is a page about secret Santa ideas. Getting a gift for everyone at work, church or large family can get really expensive. Secret Santa is a fun way to make sure everyone one in a large group receives a gift and it isn't too pricey for those involved.

 

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Christmas Gifts That Fit in an Envelope?This page is about Christmas gifts that fit in an envelope. A small sized gift can mean a lot to those you love.

 

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Inexpensive Christmas Gift Ideas for CouplesThis is a page about Christmas gift ideas for couples. Deciding on a gift for a couple may require some thought to have it be something both people will enjoy.

 

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Christmas Gift Exchange IdeasThis page contains Christmas gift exchange ideas. Christmas gift exchanges are a fun activity enjoyed in many workplaces as well as school. Coming up with ideas that suit a variety of people can be difficult.

 

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Giving Christmas Gifts to Adult Nieces and...This page is about giving Christmas gifts to adult nieces and nephews. Knowing when it is time to stop gift giving to someone you love can be a challenge.

 

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Christmas Gift Ideas for My BoyfriendThis page contains Christmas gift ideas for a boyfriend. Sometimes choosing just the right gift for the special man in your life can be difficult.

 

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Finding Plastic Snowflake Photo Ornaments?There are many ways to display a photo in a Christmas ornament and the snowflake is a very popular design. Finding plastic snowflake photo ornaments to use as gifts is a great way to share some holiday cheer with others.

 

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Gift Ideas for Coworkers?There are several occasions when you may wish to give a coworker a gift. This page features gift ideas for coworkers.

 

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Nurses?This page contains Christmas gift ideas for nurses. Finding appropriate, useful gifts for people who care for others can be a challenge.

 

Woman Shopping for Long Distance Relationship Christmas Gift

Christmas Gift Ideas for Long Distance...This is a page about Christmas gift ideas for long distance relationship. When someone you love lives far away, you want to be able to send a meaningful holiday present.

 

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Christmas Gift Ideas for TeensThis page contains Christmas gift ideas for teens. Determining an appropriate and useful present for a teenager can be a challenge.

 

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Christmas Wish List AdviceThis is a page about Christmas wish list advice. Every year children and adults alike begin to prepare their Christmas wish lists.

 

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Christmas Countdown Gift Ideas?This is a page about Christmas countdown gift ideas. You can establish a Christmas countdown tradition in your family, whether you count down the 24 days before Christmas or a shorter period. Presenting a small gift each day is a common practice.

 

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Cowboy Themed Christmas Gift Ideas?This page is about cowboy themed Christmas gift ideas. Finding the perfect gift for those you love can be a challenge.

 

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Christmas Gift IdeasThis is a page about Christmas gift ideas. Choosing just the right gift to give at Christmas can be difficult.

 

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Hard to Shop for Boyfriend?My boyfriend and I have been dating for 14 months, I am 17 and he is 20. He likes playing PC games, but has everything. He isn't a very needy person and says I can buy him anything because he will like it because it's from me.

 

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Christmas Ideas for MenThis is a page about Christmas ideas for men. Men are difficult to shop for; they buy what they want for themselves.

 

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Employer?I don't know what to get my boss (an attorney) for Christmas. After working for him for 20 years, I have run out of ideas.

 

Letter Carrier Gift IdeaCover a clean empty can with paper (or leave uncovered and decorate if you wish) , fill with a variety of small wrapped candies, and stick in your mailbox. Raise flag on mailbox.

 

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Husband?My husband just has to have an iPad for Christmas, which I don't have the $5-600 to spend for him. Any suggestion? other than getting a new husband?

 

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Common Sense Holiday Gift GivingIn the current time of having to be thrifty with your money and make it stretch way beyond what you think you should, something handmade or a box of favorite candies will suffice as a warm message to someone to just show them you care.

 

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No Toys As Gifts For The HolidaysDespite the fact that one of her sons thinks she is the meanest mom in the world, a good friend has informed the grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. that if they want to buy her children gifts they must be books, clothing, gift cards, etc.

 

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Christmas Present Ideas For Soldier Boyfriend?My boyfriend is turning 24 the week after Christmas, and I have no idea what to get him for either. He is an EMT and in the army and his mom is getting him things for his truck (that he loves). Any ideas? Help please!

 

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Happy Gift Packages for ChristmasI am going to put together some activities for the kids this year. I want it to be special. A gift they will have a permanent record of and a little memory photo album with it and also a one use camera to record it.

 

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Making a Personal Correspondence Box?I am fixing up a box full of assorted greeting cards and stamps and a good pen, for my 93 year old mother-in-law. I need some more ideas for some other unique things to put in there. Also, what can I do to dress it up, cool?

 

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Make a Christmas Card for Your ParentsWhen you think about Christmas and you're a kid, you should make your mom or dad (or both) a card that you made.

 

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Family Movie Gift Ideas?Calling all movie buffs. Can anyone suggest a good movie or two to give as a family gift? My sister-in-law thought we should send 3 - 4 of our favorite movies to each other for Christmas.

 

Christmas Gifts For Teachers

Christmas Gifts For TeachersOur teacher was very beloved. Parents brought her many sweet gifts, including lots of chocolates and coffee cups. With the economy what it has been, there were so many other things she could have used. Here is a list of some of the things that we discussed.

 

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Christmas Gifts for the Granddaughter With Everything?I would like suggestions for Christmas gifts for granddaughters who have everything already. Their ages are 2 and 7. Thanks.

 

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Small Gift Ideas for Christmas to Take Abroad?I am traveling to another country for the holidays. I need some ideas for inexpensive gifts for a lot of people, children and adults. It is a third world country in Central America. The gifts would need to be small and travel well in suit cases.

 

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Give Savings Bonds for ChristmasSave a bundle on expensive toys that kids will out grow or destroy and start them in the right direction of learning how to save, buy savings bonds.

 

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Gifts for Teachers?Would any of you out there have some good advice on how to save money on "teacher gifts"? I have a bunch of children and they have a bunch of teachers each (not to mention the bus drivers, principals, vice-principals and school secretaries)!

 

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Set Up a Gift Fund for Expensive PresentsIf you have a large ticket item you crave, how about starting a "gift fund" for it among your friends and relations? Just say that rather than a gift, you would prefer a contribution to the say "iPod Gift Fund" and pool those gifts for one bigger purpose.

 

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Be a Good Sport When Buying for Yankee SwapsJust a reminder about Yankee Swaps, Dirty Santas, Chinese Christmases, etc., those gift exchanges where someone opens a present, the next person opens another gift and can trade gifts with the first person, a third contestant opens a gift and can trade with either of the first two players, on and on.

 

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Ideas for Unused Christmas Gifts?It's great advice to do your Christmas Shopping throughout the year. My immediate family is large, my husband and I and 4 kids. What do you do when you have bought these gifts for extended family members that you have exchanged gifts with for years, and then a couple of weeks before Christmas they announce that they do not want to exchange or members ask to draw names?

 

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Holiday Shopping: One Gift at a TimeIt gets so hectic during the holidays with shopping, cooking, and avoiding the flu like the plague, so during the year I shop one gift at a time. My 3 children help wrap and we put a homemade tag or handcrafted card on the package and we stow it away until Christmas.

 

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Happy New Year GiftsI give Christmas Gifts a few days after Christmas and call them Happy New Years Gifts. The reason why: I don't want people to feel obligated to give me something in return yet I want to say Thank You.

 

Stocking Your Gift ClosetA Gift Closet or box can be a treasure trove all year long but especially at Christmas. I buy for Christmas all year long at yard sales and craft fairs and the thrifty store. I also love the dollar store. At these places, you can always find something to buy for someone on your list.

 

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Make Sure You Have Everything You Need For Computerized ToysHi, I just wanted to let everyone know if you bought your child the puppy that grows and knows your name for Christmas, please read the box as to what you need for the puppy.

 

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Christmas Gift for Friend in Army ROTC?I have a friend who is going into Army ROTC, and I need a little help. We have been friends forever, but we aren't boyfriend and girlfriend. I want to give him something, that tells him how good a friend he is, but it can't be too personal.

 

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Family Trip Instead of Toys for ChristmasA couple of years ago my daughter asked her kids what they wanted for Christmas: toys or going to the Wisconsin Dells for Christmas with the family? Would you believe they picked going to the Dells? They said they had enough toys and that they get toys for their birthdays.

 

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Holiday Gifts for Co-WorkersHoliday gifts for Co-Workers. REMEMBER - not everyone celebrates Christmas, so be thoughtful. This idea took care of about 20 people. Last year for the men in the office, my kids and I baked brownies in muffin tins and placed them on Holiday theme plates we picked up at the dollar store.

 

Gifts for Those Who Have EverythingGifts for Those Who Have Everything. Almost everyone has that one family member who seemingly has everything and recites the vow, "Don't buy me anything," each holiday.

 

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Christmas Gifts for GuysI am looking for great christmas gifts for guys.

 

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Gift Ideas for My Ailing Ex-Husband?My ex-husband has been diagnosed with lymphoid brain cancer. He fell ill October 2nd this year and we have been told that he has 6 to 12 months to live. He will have to go to assisted living and will never return to his home. Could anyone please help with ideas on Christmas gifts for him?

 

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Gift Ideas for Men?I like to make as many gifts as possible and Christmas is not far away. Does anyone have any ideas for gifts (not necessarily handmade) for males from teenager boys right through to elderly men?

 

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Giving Gift CardsWhen giving a gift certificate to a loved one living away from you, make sure the recipient will be able to use it in their area. Don't assume that the place of business is in their area, just because there is one or several of these businesses in your area.

 

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Address Labels Inside and OutsideBe sure to put an address label inside and outside of any packages your are sending. If the exterior gets ripped or is illegible, the postal department can still figure out what to do with it. By Linda

 

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No Sweeter Gift Than One Made By YouI would rather have a gift made from the heart than any gift from a store. Just make any object and tuck it in a gift bag you have made from gift wrap. One thing I have always treasured is a card. I know that person sending it has chosen it just for me. And if it is hand crafted it is even more precious. By Gladys Hill

 

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Help, I dont have a whole lot of money and it's Christmas time!It's Christmas time and I'm low on cash. I've asked my mom if she will pay me a little extra money if I did odd jobs and she agreed but i still need more to cover my family. I was also thinking about making my own gifts for everyone but I'm not sure what everyone would want. I have the pickiest brother in the world, he asked me to buy him a 100 dollar chair for him, so far that's all he wants. I don't have that kind of money. Should I make him something? Any ideas? He's 19, we are an irish family, he likes rap music and progressive rock (OAR and Wheezer). He also has a white Ford truck. If you have any homemade ideas, let me know. Thanks, Molly

 

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Gifts for Teachers, Pastors, Doctors and FriendsGreat gifts for teachers, pastors, doctors, and even friends are edibles that can be frozen now to eat later. Basics like homemade bread, banana bread, muffins, are always welcome. By Linda

 

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Christmas Gift Suggestion for People Away from HomeHave a student, loved one in senior care home, kinfolk or serviceman/woman, living away from home? Give them a subscription to the local newspaper. It gives them news from their local area.

 

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Gift for Students Away at SchoolBuy a box of stationary, fancy or plain. Place sticker address labels on the envelope for your address and return address. Buy postage stamps and apply them to envelopes. Enclose a funky pen. Now there are no more excuses as to why they didn't write. Also, amazing how often you hear from them if they know a 'Care' package will follow, or perhaps extra money might get sent for a pizza or a treat, in a return letter from you. LOL. I used this on my granddaughter while she was in College! It worked! By Gladys Hill

 

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A New Holiday Tradition... Homemade GiftsStart a new holiday tradition in your family... no gifts unless you sew it, grow it, make it, bake it, draw it, saw it, or write it! See how creative everyone can be, while at the same time, trimming everyone's budget!

 

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"In Memory Of" Gift Ideas?My brother died back in December of 1976 as a newborn. (We have no photos of him or any personal memory items from his birth.) For the past few years I have started the tradition of getting my mother something (usually a tree ornament) in the memory of him on his birthday. As most americans, I am broke around Christmas time. I want to make his birthday special for my mother, but need some tips on some inexpensive, but special gifts. Any ideas? Barbara Floyd

 

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Keeping a "To Buy" List for GiftsEvery time you need or want to buy something, write it down on a To Buy List. Go through your calendar for the next few months and add any gifts you plan to give.

 

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Unique Christmas Gifts?What are your ideas for unique Christmas gifts. Something that is either handmade or reused or consumable. - rockytopp

 

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More Gift IdeasHere's my idea for inexpensive holiday gifts. It saves me some money to make many of my holiday gifts this way, and people seem to like them.

 

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Books for ChristmasChristmas is a time that sparks the imagination of all who celebrate. As parents we are always looking for things to do the same thing and books can do the trick. Here is an article about shopping in one of my favorite places in the whole wide world. The used, and yes I said used, bookstore.

 

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Give 'em C-A-S-HDespite claims that the economy has improved somewhat, it has worsened for those on fixed incomes and on social services. Cash gifts go uncounted unless tied to some traceable source.

 

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Holiday Gifts Ideas for Every GardenerGardeners are a varied lot. Some prefer growing flowers and herbs and others prefer growing vegetables. Some follow detailed plans, while others prefer to "let the seeds fall where they may."

 

Pictures Are Worth More Than PresentsWith 3 children, son-in-laws, several grandchildren and a hoard of steps there were too many family members to purchase a nice present for all. It came down to gift cards for everyone. We realized the presents the adults liked most were family pictures.

 

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Boyfriend?I'm not sure what to get my boyfriend for Christmas. By then we will have been together for just over four months. We're both 14 (although I'll be 15 by Christmas) and we've been great friends for three years.

 

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Christmas Present for Boyfriend?My boyfriend is away for Christmas and New Years. So I said I would get his present to him when he comes back. The thing is, we've only been dating for a week and a half now, but I have known him for about 2 years.

 

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Christmas Gift for Boyfriend?So there is a guy I really like in my school. I'm thirteen. I know he'll be getting me a gift, but should I get him one as well? If so, then what?

 

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Boyfriend?My boyfriend and I have been together for a year and 6 months. He's 15. He loves music, UFC, and food, haha (that's what he told me when I asked). I'm so stuck on what to get him and he won't cooperate with me. Please help!

 

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Christmas Gift for My Boyfriend?I'm having trouble deciding on a Christmas gift for my 15 year old boyfriend. Since we have only been dating for a month, I don't want to get anything too big; small but meaningful.

 

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Long Distance Relationship?We met at a mall on July 6, 2014. We have been boyfriend and girlfriend ever since. He moved back to the Netherlands because of his dad's job, and he was born there. He has a broken iPod and when we Skype, I can't hear him or see him at all. I love him so much, but I don't know what to get him for Christmas.

 

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