Gift Ideas According to You

Gift-giving has gotten a little out of hand for me. What started with a sweet spirit of generosity has turned into number crunching and color-coding. Yes, color-coding. I kid you not; I have a color-coded spreadsheet. With multiple tabs. And a list of people about a mile long. Because once you start adding people to your list, you have to make sure you don’t leave anyone out. So you start stressing and fretting, hoping you have enough money to cover it all. And it just makes you want to cancel the whole shebang, and go back to giving cards — simple, homemade cards. Not these super elaborate cards with layers and “pop” and embossing powder and whatchamacallits…

See what I mean? I’m a wreck. So in the hopes of collecting gifting wisdom from you, our dear sweet fans, I turned to Facebook, where all things are possible. Well, nearly.

Here is what you came up with for gift ideas in the “$10 and under” category:

1. Tiny booze bottles (Nathan, of Seattle)

2. Cookies and lottery tickets… or a can of potted meat and a wig (Danielle)

3. SITM socks (Aw thanks, Emily, Andrea, and Sheryl!)

4. Carved olive wood hearts from Kenya and other fine things from Global Exchange (Nichole)

5. Condoms (MaLinda)

6. Fun, Portland-made delights like the adorable fruit-n-veg earrings (below) by Erin Goldwater, sold at Little Things, the cute new shop in NW PDX (Andrea)

7. Make-your-own coin purses, sock inspired! (Addison)

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