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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Holiday Gift Ideas with World Vision plus Giveaway! #giftcatalog


The holidays are coming up and it is time to start planning my holiday gift list. One of my go-to places to shop for gifts is the World Vision Gift Catalog. The 2015 World Vision Gift Catalog contains more than 250 poverty-fighting gifts, ranging in price from $16 to $39,000, that improve the quality of life for struggling children and families in the U.S. and around the world. This holiday season, encourage your readers to give help where it is most needed and receive beautiful handcrafted jewelry for themselves or their loved ones

I love shopping from the World Vision Gift Catalog because instead of giving people more useless and frivolous gifts, you can make a gift in their name and give others a chance at a better life.

There are more than 250 items, ranging in price from $10 to $39,000 available online and in the print catalog to help improve quality of life for women, children and families in the U.S. and around the world. When you give where it is needed most, they can receive handcrafted gifts that are perfect for holiday baking or entertaining.


I received this beautiful African Soapstone box. The soapstone box is hand-carved and a perfect place to put jewelry or other trinkets. This ornate handmade gift is etched by talented artisans in Kenya who are using this sustainable resource to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.



My favorite items in the catalog are the animals. You can give chickens, goats, ducks and other animals. These help so many people and the person who receives the card that you gave this gift in their name will be thrilled. If you have people on your list who have everything, this is a great option.


Since it began in 1996, the World Vision Gift Catalog has grown in popularity as a gift-giving alternative; more than 844,000 people helped someone through the Catalog in the last fiscal year alone. Go look at the catalog and see how you can help.

Thanks to World Vision, I have a great giveaway. If you would like to win an African Soapstone Box like mine, then enter below on the Rafflecopter widget below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Rules: One entry per person per day. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.

Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. I am not responsible if sponsors do not fulfill prize. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

178 comments:

  1. Yes I made my first Christmas gift purchase yesterday. Patricia

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  2. Oh my, I dont ever prepare for holiday shopping. I have 2 family november birthdays I still have to think for too. My holiday shopping will start after Thanksgiving.

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  3. https://twitter.com/jbmthill/status/655018839957082113

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  4. Yes I have been giving it some thought.It will be here before we know it!

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  5. I love the Upcycled Artisanal Bowl.

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  6. I like the Chocolate Gift Basket Deluxe.

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  7. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/655073136027803648

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  8. I always prep for the holidays way ahead of time.

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  9. I have not yet started prepping for holiday shopping.

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  10. I would love to have the Capiz Shell Coasters from World Vision.

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  11. My favorite gourmet gift basket is the Orchard's Abundance - Fruit Gift Basket.

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  12. Tweet-https://twitter.com/tucsongirl80/status/655734019766677504

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  13. https://twitter.com/jbmthill/status/655749498166226945

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  14. Yes, I'm starting to plan what I need to buy.

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  15. I haven't bought anything for the holidays yet, but probably next month I'll start.

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  16. Yes, I am. I am making a list of ideas so I have something to go on when I go shopping.

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  17. My favorite is the Classic Red Wine Gift Basket.

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  18. I am not thinking about holiday shopping. It takes the magic away from the month of December.

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  19. I like the woven Guatemalan headband.

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  20. I don't know how to find the tweet status update!

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  21. Money is very tight this year. I haven't started Christmas shopping yet.

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  22. I like the silver vines cuff.

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  23. I am prepping and looking for some great bargains.

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  24. I have not started prepping for holiday shopping.

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  25. Not at all, I'm due on Christmas day and I haven't even thought about the gifts I have to buy. I don't want to lol.

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  26. Yes, I'm doing prepping. I plan on going shopping very soon!

    Love3570@aol.com

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  27. I really love the turquoise bracelet. Very pretty.

    Love3570@aol.com

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  28. i love the Belgian-Chocolate-Dipped-Cookie-Tower.

    Love3570@aol.com

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  29. I was still hoping that summer would come back!

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  30. So many beautiful items. I love the mango wood beaded bracelet.

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  31. Yes I always start shopping in October so that its less stressful
    crazyweirdo33@yahoo.com

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  32. yes, i am saving up my money and amazon money. looking for sales already!

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  33. :-) Not only am I prepared for holiday shopping, I'm nearly finished with it! I always try to be finished and wrapped by Thanksgiving so that I can enjoy a quiet but festive December... and I'm a little ahead of schedule this year!

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  34. My decision was made for me! As I was looking at the catalog, my daughter walked in and saw the Drops of Turquoise necklace and fell in love with it... so that's what I'd choose for the other item I like! :-)

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  35. https://twitter.com/jbmthill/status/656082438146228224

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  36. I haven't started thinking about holiday shopping. I gotta admit - I don't love it.

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  37. African Soapstone Box will be a great accent !

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  38. I am starting to, it's coming up quick!

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  39. Not yet, I'm still enjoying Halloween. But as soon as Halloween is over I will!

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  40. I have started but its so hard to know what to gift this year.

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  41. I have not started my holiday shopping.

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  42. Yes, I have Thanksgiving planned and will start preparing for Xmas soon.

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  43. I've been buying for the holidays throughout the year--if I see something I know a family member would like, I buy it and stash it until December.

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  44. I'm not just prepping for holiday shopping, I've already started.

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  45. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/656220488214122496

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  46. I've been prepping for about a month. Thanks!

    Nikki
    nikleigh(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  47. I am not prepping for Christmas yet because I am too broke to think about it!!

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  48. The would love to have the Colors of Africa Bracelet & Earring Set!!

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  49. The Arts & Crafts Care Package is my favorite!!

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  50. I am. Both my kids have December birthdays, so I have to start early!
    Mary Beth Elderton

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  51. https://twitter.com/agibb1964/status/656233547691200513

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  52. I love the Prosperity Cinnamon box.
    Mary Beth Elderton

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  53. I like the Coffee & Chocolates Gift Basket Classic---two of my favorite things!

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  54. https://twitter.com/mbm218/status/656235312025174016
    Mary Beth Elderton

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  55. https://twitter.com/jbmthill/status/656452198755254272

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  56. https://twitter.com/mbm218/status/656480134115889153

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  57. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/656490217386455041

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  58. Daily Tweet-https://twitter.com/tucsongirl80/status/656505818397851649

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  59. I am prepping but getting my family to participate is another matter completely!

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  60. https://twitter.com/agibb1964/status/656655477846245376

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  61. https://twitter.com/jbmthill/status/656800289618423808

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  62. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/656929085214560257

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  63. Daily Tweet-https://twitter.com/tucsongirl80/status/656967319315308544

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  64. I havent begun to prep yet, oh my!!

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  65. Daily Tweet-https://twitter.com/tucsongirl80/status/657188453361123328

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  66. https://twitter.com/jbmthill/status/657208590084665345

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  67. https://twitter.com/jamiewilliams99/status/657217677644201985

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  68. my fav gift basket is the Ladies Tee Time Golf Gift Basket

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  69. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/657234448098971649

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  70. https://twitter.com/jbmthill/status/657523604419014656

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  71. Daily Tweet-https://twitter.com/tucsongirl80/status/657630691421765632

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  72. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/657652261766721536

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  73. https://twitter.com/jbmthill/status/657972747369254912

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  74. Daily Tweet-https://twitter.com/tucsongirl80/status/657990788769452032

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  75. I have not yet gotten started with holiday shopping. We like to keep it to a minimum, though.

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  76. Daily Tweet-https://twitter.com/tucsongirl80/status/658240071376637952

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  77. https://twitter.com/jbmthill/status/658375378071740416

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  78. https://twitter.com/jbmthill/status/658664370663133184

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  79. Daily Tweet-https://twitter.com/tucsongirl80/status/658698832247525377

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  80. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/658774161146388480

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  81. i have some presents hiding, yes.

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  82. https://twitter.com/dustforgot/status/658812311776403456

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  83. Not prepping yet. It has to get a bit closer to Christmas for me to start.

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  84. Daily Tweet-https://twitter.com/tucsongirl80/status/658955653633830912

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  85. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/659053653324648449

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  86. Yes, I have purchased a few things for the grandkids! It will be here too soon...gotta be prepared!

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  87. I have my Christmas shopping finished already.

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  88. I'd love to have the Thai Patchwork Tote

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  89. My favorite is the Chocolate Gift Basket Deluxe

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  90. I tweeted the giveaway link: https://twitter.com/burgerlady99/status/659391780098543616

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  91. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/659449190066573312

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  92. It seems like I'm prepping all year but dread the last minute hecticness of the holidays' Rosanne rosans4@comcast.net

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  93. I'd like theThai Necklace & Bracelet (Red) Rosanne rosans4@comcast.net

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  94. I like the Health Nut Care Package Rosanne rosans4@comcast.net

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  95. I have just started to think about my holiday shopping

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  96. https://twitter.com/crankyyanky1/status/659510742081740804

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  97. Chianti Wine - Italian Gift Basket.

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  98. Daily Tweet-https://twitter.com/tucsongirl80/status/659562701270614017

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  99. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/659763684529557504

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  100. Daily Tweet- https://twitter.com/tucsongirl80/status/659779722268688384

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  101. I don't even want to think about holiday shopping - it's exhausting to do so early, but I have snagged a couple of early presents.

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  102. The Silver Vines Cuff is gorgeous - I love the detail.

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  103. Daily Tweet-https://twitter.com/tucsongirl80/status/660126870772449281

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  104. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/660228778635997184

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  105. I am getting list ready, but have not made any purchases yet. I need to start soon!

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  106. Daily Tweet-https://twitter.com/tucsongirl80/status/660545562538737664

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  107. i procrastinate. I will be done around Christmas or shortly after.

    danielle marie xdanimarie(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  108. Daily Tweet-https://twitter.com/tucsongirl80/status/660778142227828736

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  109. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/661286877387952129

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  110. Daily Tweet-https://twitter.com/tucsongirl80/status/661306883022585856

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  111. I am starting to order a few things for my grandchildren. I have a huge list!

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  112. I am doing my best to prep with the limited funds I have available.

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  113. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/661601634439532544

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  114. Daily Tweet-https://twitter.com/tucsongirl80/status/661713136857190400

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  115. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/661980414559526912

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  116. Daily Tweet-https://twitter.com/tucsongirl80/status/662055877482975232

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  117. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/662325999313494020

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  118. I've been prepping since the first of the month!

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  119. Daily Tweet-https://twitter.com/tucsongirl80/status/662423130233700352

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  120. Not yet, I procrastinate until the last few weeks.

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  121. I would like to have the hand carved wooden serving spoons.

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  122. Yes working on my list all ready looking at sales

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  123. I have ordered a few things and am getting my lists together.

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  124. I would love to have the Prosperity Cinnamon!

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  125. My favorite basket is the Deck the Halls Gift Basket.

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  126. https://twitter.com/carolina_blu_/status/662663749422211072

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  127. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/662736851434778624

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  128. I do not need to prep this year. Earlier in the year, I won a $500 Personlization Creation gift card and used it towards presents a few months back. I only have a few last minute things to pick up.

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  129. I tweeted the giveaway. https://twitter.com/DarkMysticNight/status/662759796513316864

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  130. Daily Tweet-https://twitter.com/tucsongirl80/status/662777844011941888

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  131. I have my thinking cap on to come up with ideas.

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  132. yes i am getting ready for holiday shopping now

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  133. Daily Tweet-https://twitter.com/tucsongirl80/status/662933573071040512

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  134. https://twitter.com/crankyyanky1/status/662965382634950656

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  135. I am giving it some thought, and have planned a couple of things to buy, but haven't done it yet.

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  136. I like the various care packages.

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  137. I have been shopping a little here and there last few months.

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  138. Yes, I have started already.
    shawnac68@hotmail.com

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  139. Yes, I picked up a few things over the summer when they were on sale. I also have a number of things in my wishlist on Amazon hoping that the price will go down before I have to actually order them.

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  140. The Royal Silk Scarf is very pretty from World Vision.

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  141. I like the Gourmet Giftbasket Bountiful Harvest - Fruit Gift Basket.

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  142. https://twitter.com/crankyyanky1/status/663306172942938112

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  143. Oh yes! I've already been seeking out deals and forewarned the hubby & kids that we were fixin to start giving the house a good scrubbing!

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  144. I love the Christmas Star Ornament!

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  145. I tweeted! =) https://twitter.com/lilahshea/status/663313776859574273

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  146. I am about done my shopping and have most wrapped already. Money is tight this year so I budget and watched sales.

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  147. I haven't started my holiday shopping yet. I'm waiting for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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  148. I am, actually I am almost done.....now if I change my mind on the gifts its fine.

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  149. tweeted https://twitter.com/jaynep140/status/663429303506456576

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  150. I like the white wine gift basket, not sure this is this right question or link

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  151. Yes, I have already started shopping.

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  152. At World Vision I like the Drops of Turquoise necklace.

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  153. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/663445122101702656

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  154. Yes I made my first Christmas gift purchase

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  155. https://twitter.com/carolina_blu_/status/663449652134477824

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  156. Daily Tweet-https://twitter.com/tucsongirl80/status/663505481369956352

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  157. Yes I am preparing by making my lists.

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  158. I like the Classic White Wine basket.

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  159. I would like to have their Handmade Baby Bib

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  160. One of my fav. gift baskets is Mendocino County Gift Crate

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  161. Thank You for the giveaway…we are waiting until December 1st !

    Rafflecopter: Bryan E.

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  162. Thank You for the giveaway…we like the Gourmet Pizza Making Gift Basket

    Rafflecopter: Bryan E.

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  163. I am getting ready to start by ordering early gifts online.

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  164. It's too soon to be gift shopping. That doesn't happen until after Thanksgiving. One holiday at a time is my motto.

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  165. Daily Tweet-https://twitter.com/tucsongirl80/status/663796872922791936

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  166. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/663823591813812224

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  167. I haven't started my holiday shopping yet. Lisa L tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  168. The Royal Silk Scarf is very pretty. Lisa L tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  169. Yes, I look for good sales so I dont have to shop as much during the holidays

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  170. I like the Multi-color Beaded Cross necklace!

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