Thursday, November 23, 2006
Black Friday is approaching. Does the thought of shopping for presents in crowded stores give you a headache? Keep your running around to a minimum with these tips from Woman's Day magazine:
— Organize your shopping list by category rather than by person.
— Take your address book with you when you shop so you can have packages shipped from the store.
— Hang on to those small shopping bags with handles. When you need to wrap an oddly shaped item, cover the store name with wrapping paper cut in the shape of a tree or a star and tie handles with a bow.
— Ask for a box with everything you buy, even non-gifts.
— Give a whole family one gift, such as tickets to a play or holiday pageant, a booklet of movie passes or restaurant gift certificates.
— Choose gifts that don't require shopping, such as magazine subscriptions and museum memberships.
For more tips, pick up the latest issue of Woman's Day magazine or visit www.womansday.com.
(c) 2006, Woman's Day magazine.
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