But, when it comes to Christmas shopping, I am a regular Martha Stewart. I keep a Google Doc open on my computer starting on Black Friday, and I highlight people as I buy their gifts. I also note what I got them, just in case I forget exactly what's in my present stash.
I guess what I'm saying is that buying Christmas presents is one of my favorite things to do. This makes sense, because it combines my love of shopping with my love of holidays that involve cookies.
Here are a few ideas for those people whose faces you'd like to see light up this holiday season.
For your friend who wishes that the whole Anthropologie store was her closet:
For your uncle who loves kitschy things for the kitchen:
For your two-year-old cousin who loves books and silliness:
For your wife who loves keeping books stashed in her purse:
(A Barnes and Noble Nook E-Reader)
For your history-buff hubby who has worn out his copy of Band of Brothers:
For your dad who loves Dusty Springfield:
For your mail carrier because he always makes sure you get all of those Amazon boxes that keep coming to the door: