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November 2012
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Give Practical Gifts This Holiday Season

At this special time of year  you can make your family and friends VERY happy if you give a practical gift that they can enjoy throughout the year.  Think about each person’s “likes”, hobbies and even things that you know they would really enjoy but wouldn’t buy for themselves.

I always try to get my gift giving list out early so I have enough time to figure out what each person would like to have, then be able to order the gift or make the gift in order to have it just in time for the big day.

If your friend/relative is a frugal type of person and you know they make a habit of using coupons each time they go to the store, you would be doing them a big favor by getting them a beautiful Coupon Clutch to hold their coupon collection.  The  coupon clutch fabric binder cover comes in many different designs, and makes a 3-ring binder look like a designer purse.   Throughout the years these coupon clutch binder covers have been one of our most popular Christmas gift items.

Another great idea for all of your sewing and crafting friends would be a sewing machine repair book — your friend or relative will thank you over and over again as she is able to use this book to do her own repairs on her sewing machine and keep it out of the repair shop.  If the gift recipient is someone who is looking for a way to make a little extra money, you might want to consider the Sewing Machine Repair as a Home Business manual for that person.

You still have plenty of time to be making gifts for those on your list, and I’d recommend that you check out Patterns2Go for dozens of sewing, crafting, crochet and knitting projects you can easily make.  These patterns are all downloadable so you don’t even have to wait for the pattern to come in the mail or use any gas to run to a fabric store to browse through pattern books.

Practical gifts are always a great gift – and one that is appreciated for many days and months after the Holiday has come and gone.

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