Last minute gifts

I hope you’re all hunkered down with the ones you love, in joy and in comfort now, whether you’re celebrating a holiday or not.

But if it’s the case where you just realized you didn’t get anything for Aunt Greta, and the stores are closed and you’ve run out of options, here are some:

  • Order some MP3s for them. Today (Christmas Eve), the soundtrack to that enjoyable new Muppets film is just $3.99, for example.
  • Do an Amazon gift certificate – you can have it delivered by email, in values ranging from 15 cents to thousands of dollars. out
  • But here is my favorite: pre-order something, then simple email or print out a page on whatever it is you’re giving. Why is this good? Because it looks less like “I forgot to buy you a gift” and more like “I found the perfect thing, and it wasn’t out yet, but I bought it for you anyway!” And they think kindly of you when you tell them what they’re getting, and then again months later when they actually get it. So what are the AAUGH.com recommendations for advanced gifts? Peanuts books! For the younger set, the upcoming collection of the new Peanuts comic books, which is slated to land in August. Admittedly, that’s a long period of anticipation. For the older set, volume 17 of The Complete Peanuts, due in April.

Now excuse me, a bowl of festive holiday snacks demands my attention!

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