• If your gifts are going to people near you, you could offer the gift of "worker for a day" and do all the odd jobs they need. Far away is harder. You could offer to set up a computer blog or website for them.
  • gift cards.
  • You gotta love Ebay. Also I found a neat list of 63 Xmas gifts under $10: 1. Gourmet coffees with a personal coffee cup 2. Pound of pistachios 3. Child's artwork, framed 4. Journal with special inscription inside 5. Teacup with box of herbal tea 6. Deck of cards and book of card game rules 7. Homemade cocoa mix in a pretty jar 8. Collage of special photos 9. Gel pens and pretty stationary 10. Bottle of sparkling cider 11. Home baked bread, include recipe 12. Disposable camera or rolls of film 13. Basket filled with deli cheese and fruit 14. Craft supplies 15. Holiday serving bowl or platter 16. Pretty basket filled with special jams or mustards 17. Decorative napkins and napkin rings 18. Fancy chocolate bars tied with a ribbon 19. Gardening gloves with a plant or flower seeds 20. Photo album, hand decorated is even better 21. Makeup tote 22. Prepaid photo developing envelopes 23. Homemade cookie mix with instructions for baking 24. Variety of bread mixes 25. Special coffee cup filled with candy 26. Fancy magazines tied together with a pretty ribbon 27. Gourmet popcorn and flavored oil 28. Locally made barbeque or steak sauce with basting brush 29. Pancake or waffle mix and a bottle of real maple syrup 30. Movie theater gift certificates 31. Board games 32. Jar of sourwood or pure honey with biscuit mix 33. Note cards and book of stamps 34. Picture frames, buy them on sale! 35. Specialty cookbook 36. Pretty glass jar filled with candy 37. Collectible sports cards 38. Muffin mixes with muffin pan 39. Books, there are still a few for under $10 40. Set of dish towels and dish cloths 41. Nail polish kit 42. Pretty night shirt 43. Basket filled with kitchen gadgets 44. Video rental gift certificates 45. Pepper mill and fresh peppercorns 46. Handwritten copies of your favorite recipes 47. For the pets, gourmet dog biscuits or cat treats 48. Baking pans and supplies 49. Prepaid long distance phone cards 50. Small clock or radio 51. Pretty box for keepsakes 52. Colorful Post-It notepads 53. Address book 54. Christmas ornaments 55. Puzzles 56. Blank video or cassette tapes 57. Sewing supplies 58. Flashlight with batteries 59. Favorite quote embroidered on a nice handkerchief 60. Makeup brush set 61. Expensive socks, still under $10 62. Special soaps and bath puff 63. and don't forget my absolute favorite... home baked cookies!
  • Me, too. I have taken a bunch of nice pictures, and I intend to get collage frames and put them together for people.
  • One of my girlfriends seems to have everything. I had no idea what to buy her until a friend of mine suggested a purse hook. I had no idea what it was, and after some research, I thought this was really the perfect gift. And it's not that expensive. I got her a black one at
  • go into charity shops! find some great and unique things! generally really good prices - and helping the charity! no postage costs (like buying on EBay) It makes me feel good to buy something from a charity shop :D
  • First, by all means DO NOT go beyond your budget for gift giving! The best gifts are those gifts of the person. For instance, if you have friends with small children, give them a card good for a couple of hours babysitting so they can go to a movie or out to dine. Bake a few batches of cookies as gifts, or a few recipes of fudge. You can probably think of all sorts of neat gifts to make! Remember - - Christmas is the SPIRIT in which the gift is given - not it's cost to the giver!
  • Start now and buy little by little....Shop at places like Wal-Mart, big lots, and the clearence section at toys r us (if you are talking about for your kids).....If you are talking about other people I don't have any advice, we cut everyone else off when we had our son

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