Finding a Gift to Please Even ScroogeTuesday, December 12, 2006 By Courtney Suder
Uncle Jack needs socks, Aunt Susie wants earrings, and Cousin Catherine asked for the new Bratz dolls. It is almost that time of year again. The time when stores become crazy and everyone is looking for the perfect Christmas Gift. It is bad enough when the busy shoppers arrive at the stores only to find the shelves empty under a huge red SALE sign but to witness the person who entered the aisle before them picked up the last great present is even worse. There are many wonderful gift ideas for the people on that long Christmas list. Shopping for Christmas gifts should begin earlier than December and with the right ideas, shopping can become an easier task. “I believe that finding the right gift for the right person can be very simple if you know what you are looking for. I always find out what the person would like to have before I set out on my journey. Asking the person for ideas can be hard for some people but it is a BIG help in the end,” commented Junior, Arianna Bodden. “When I go shopping for my friends think about what they like and where they like to shop. Then I choose something that best suits them. When I shop for my family it becomes easier because I live with them and they remind me of the things that might like to have everyday, it can get annoying but at least I know what they want,” said Junior Stephanie Werner. “Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving is probably the most hectic shopping day of the year and I was out trying to find special items for the many different people on my Christmas list. Some of the things I was looking for were not able to be found but I got some really great things and finished almost all my shopping. If I would be able to give advice to fellow shoppers, it would be to start your shopping earlier, if only I would take my own advice,” said Brittany Benning with a smile on her face. Shopping for the gifts on one’s list can be a very tedious job, but when given the right ideas and set off in the right direction, things can become easier and go a lot faster.