We came up with a great idea. With the cost of gas and food, one can always use a helping hand. So, instead if giving gifts that just sit or get discarded at the rummage sale, we are giving Albertsons/Safeway Grosary Store or Moble/Shell gas station gift cards. We also include a gift card for going out to eat. I give my husband a $25 one for coffee at McDonald's. This way he doesn't have to fumble for change going through the drive-thru. The kids I give 60 min gift cards so they can have more text time with their friends or time to call home when they need to. We've also given them ones to places where they can go indoor rock climbing or using the skateboarding center for a couple hours a week. There's one for Lazer games facility too. For girlfriends a spa gift card or to get nails painted one. Also, Movie gift cards. See what's available in your area. Hope this helps.
at 8:57 PM on Nov. 7, 2010