Years ago, I learned that last-minute gift shopping and rheumatoid arthritis do not go well together. The crowds, the lack of selection, the heat of the stores, the weather - all those things serve to drain my energy.
I have a solution, though. I shop for the people on my gift list throughout the year. Whenever I see something I think someone would like - all the better when it is on sale! - I buy it, bring it home and it goes into the Rubbermaid Gift Box.
Around the beginning of December, I pull out the box and do an inventory to see what I have. Often, most of my shopping is complete. I love that! It's the stress-free way to shop.
So, even if you're not fond of my most recent giveaway for a leather wristlet from Danier, perhaps there's someone on your gift list who might appreciate it. It's never too early to start your shopping!