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Thursday, December 22, 2005


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Share Your Last-Minute Gift Ideas

Here's one of mine: Customize recipient's favorite candy. My wife loves red, orange and yellow Jujyfruits but loathes the green and black ones. So I buy two boxes and create one with just her favorites. (As a humorous touch, I change the box to show nothing but "good" flavors by using cut-out images from the other box.) No biggie, but it gets a laugh and gets appreciated.

We also still use the "candy safe" I bought one year. It's just a kid's Superman safe, but now she can lock up candy so I can't finish it before she gets any.

You could also give a "coupon book" of jobs/chores/favors the other person could redeem any time. My kids have done this, and I always like it ... though I have to admit, I've rarely redeemed.

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