We all have people on our holiday list who are difficult to shop for (or, who we just don’t like shopping for)—in fact, respondents of the 2013 Valpak Holiday Survey named their top three least favorite people to buy for: coworker, mother-in-law, and mail carrier. Not too surprisingly 28% of people said they only buy for this giftees out of obligation. (Ouch!)
Jenna Urban, founder of BucktownBargains.com and Savings.com DealPro, suggests baking a big batch of cookies and portioning them out in festively decorated jars for a cost-effective, universally liked gift—take a look at these for inspiration.
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