Taking care of kids and holiday shopping can be overwhelming. Just in case you forgot someone, here are some virtual certificates you can put under the tree or stuff in a stocking. I am sure your loved one won’t mind a copy of a on-line receipt as a gift. You can just say that you wanted to give them the option to chose what they want. That
is a true gift (do ya think they will go for it?).
- Amazon.com has electronic gift certificates that can be sent to multiple addresses, included with an e-card and sent within hours. They also allow printable magazine gift cards.
- Nordstroms has a virtual gift card. Froogle also has listings of virtual certificates.
- If you want to give a hint to your family that the next Christmas
will be spent in California, instead of spending hours in an airline
terminal because you got snowed in making a connection in Chicago,
American Airlines has travel gift cards.
- Donate online in someone’s name. Even eonline has a page for donations with a section that offers to make a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network if you send an e-card.
If you want to stay away from the mall but still buy some gifts, here are some tech gifts you can get at your local computer or some office supply stores: high tech gifts at rock bottom prices, stocking stuffers, cool gadgets and gizmos, Engadget’s holiday gift guide or the C/Net holiday gift guide. I like the Fingergrear Computer on a Stick or a general USB memory stick as a back-up for my files or when I need to file share. And they will fit into a stocking.
Just to keep things in check, you can visit the mommysavers for tips on saving money and information on computer rage so you don’t destroy your new high tech gifts.