Today was spent not out at the shopping malls but at home, in my pajamas shopping online. It was nice to take advantage of some great deals and not have to leave my home.
As much as I like to shop for products for loved ones, I am finding that gift cards are the easiest and practical way to go in our family. And what I discovered today is Amazon offers gift cards not only for their own website but for many other retailers too. It certainly makes life easy for me to shop from one site.
In addition to Amazon's selection of gift cards, I have a few others to recommend:
Joann.com is a great, all-around gift card for nearly any type of crafter. Sewing, knitting, scrapbooking, jewelry-making, and so-on. I think it is the most well-rounded destination for crafters.
A gift card to Starbucks is very practical. With the cold weather moving-in, it would be hard to resist a Gingerbread Latte'.
GiftCertificates.com offers a neat concept in gift certificates where they are redeemable and exchanged for original gift certificates from various retailers. It gives the recipient to select the retailer of their choice.
The Container Store is one shop I could spend hours in, looking at anything that could possibly make my life easier and more organized. Right now, they are offering a great deal where if you purchase $100 in gift cards, you get a $25 gift card for yourself.
Target...what a great place to shop for just about anything. Toys, home accessories, clothing, beauty, music, electronics and all sorts of great things that cause us to leave the store with more shopping bags then we intended. I like the ability to purchase their gift cards online so I may send them directly to the gift recipient.
iTunes gift cards are what any iPod user can benefit from.
Nordstrom is one of my favorite department stores. And for folks who love shoes, they have a great selection to choose from in all shapes and sizes.
Gift cards are great stocking fillers too.
I hope your Thanksgiving with family and friends were filled with special moments. And that today's kick-off to the holiday shopping season was a productive one.