How to be a gift expert
History of Christmas Gift Giving
Did you know that giving gifts at
Christmas time is a relatively new
tradition in this country? Yep! It
seems like it's been around since the
beginning, but that's just not the
case. In fact, the pilgrims who came to
America didn't even celebrate
Christmas because they thought the
holiday too decadent.
In the early 1800's, Americans began
celebrating Christmas again, not as a
boisterous party, but as a solemn and
private family event. Victorian
standards of the day were being
relaxed and families saw this as an
opportunity to lavish attention and
gifts on their children without
spoiling them. (yeah, right!)
Stores began advertising Christmas
shopping in 1820, Santa Claus
becomes popular, Charles Dickens' 'A
Christmas Carol' is widely read, and
real live Santas are being visited by
children in stores.
The rest, as they say, is history!
Some gift ideas...
CVS Pharmacy is the place to go for
everyone on your list. They have
gifts for families, kids, loved ones,
and sweethearts. Everything you
need and all the wrapping paper
and bows to make it beautiful. Truly
a one stop shopping experience.
Sleek and stylish, Savora
kitchen tools are the classiest
gifts for your foodie friends.
Choose from a grater, peeler,
ice cream scoop, can opener,
oil mister, or garlic press.
For the on-the-go
person on your list,
travel mugs, water
bottles, and kids
cups from Contigo
will make their day.
The Zumba Fitness World Party
videogame is the perfect gift for
anyone wanting to get in shape
and have fun too! Over 30
different dance styles from all over
the world, plus great music make
this fun for the whole family. They
even have a kids version, Zumba
Kids for the younger set.
Mastercard helps you master your
season with their Priceless Cities
Program. Cardholders can choose
unique food, travel, and
entertainment experiences for
their loved ones. You can even put
your picture on a special MC
giftcard at Giftcards.com.