1) Small Business Saturday: If you still have that shopping thirst that was not quenched on Friday, how about shopping your local small businesses on Saturday. This is the second year of small business Saturday a day designed to support small business on one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Log on to http://smallbusinesssaturday.com/ to learn more and check out their Facebook page to make the pledge to shop small.
2) Gift Certificates for Services: In the same vein of supporting local businesses how about getting some of the recipients on your gift list a certificate at a spa, hair salon, or nail salon. These pampering services might not be on the top of their list, but they will sure be thankful to cash in these relaxing rewards after the holiday rush is over.
|Class at Beads in White Plains|
|Crochet Flower Garland, BobbiLewin, $40|
This is just a start to the alternative holiday shopping, did it give you any ideas or help with your planning? Do you have any suggestions for different holiday gifts? Leave your suggestions in the comments box below.