And then, it hit me. Why don't I buy it online?
Not only did they have the certificates, but I could print them and send them off via snail mail which was 5 minutes away, as opposed to 30 minutes. It's the thought that counts, I'm sure.
So, my nieces will get something that they want. I get to avoid shopping. Win-win.
My major quest is what to buy my MIL. We're thinking about some sort of experience package, like a cross-country ski trip or something like that. Do you have any ideas how to find something that specializes in that?
Here's the latest poll for you guys:
When you shop for the holidays, you
Buy everything online!
Buy most things online with a few small presents from shopping.
Buy half online/ half at stores.
Buy most gifts in stores, but occasionally online.
Buy everything in stores or the mall.
I don't buy gifts, bah humbug!
What do you typically buy as gifts?
Traditional presents they unwrap.
Some sort of experience, like travel or day of beauty.
Nothing -- I don't give presents.