Gift Giving Ideas for the Holidays

As the holidays approach, I am shopping early this year with Groupon Credits,and snagging some fabulous deals.
If you’re not familiar with Groupon, read more about this daily deals site at my prior posts. The deals listed below will last for the day.
Listed below are today’s national “it doesn’t matter where you live” deals.
To receive the offers, visit Groupon, sign-in or sign-up, then select the city that’s listing what you want from the drop-down list of cities at the top of the Groupon site. Since all of these are online deals, you don’t need to live in the listing city to take advantage of the offer. I’ve linked to the specific site, but remember, to get the deal, you must go through Groupon.
This first one PERFECT for the holidays! BUILD A BEAR!!
Wichita, Chicago, Tuscon, and HoustonGet $20 worth of make-your-own-bears from Build-A-Bear for $10, or get $50 toward any Build-A-Bear celebration or workshop for $25.  This Groupon is good at all Build-A-Bear locations! The fine print just says “limit 1 per order”, so it appears there’s not a limit on the number of Groupons you can buy.  I was able to buy 2.
Minneapolis (Deal Nearby) and Phoenix (Deal Nearby)– Pick $100 worth of Christmas decorations and artificial trees from Tree Classics for $50. Shipping is included.
Santa Cruz (Deal Nearby)Buy $60 worth of photo books from Blurb for $20. Shipping is not included.
Tulsa (Deal Nearby)–  I came across this Groupon’s company, Chocomize, not too long and loved the idea.  Basically, you start with your favorite flavor of chocolate and then customize the the bar by adding your choice of over 100 candies, nuts, and fruits. Today’s Groupon gets you $20 worth of chocolate for $10.  The flat rate shipping rate of $6.95 isn’t included in the Groupon.
Salt Lake City (Deal Nearby)– Pick $30 worth of soy candles and merchandise from For Every Home for $15. Shipping is included.  You must place your order by phone.
For more national deals, read more here.

Hampton Roads (Deal Nearby)– Get a 24 cookie gift box (shipped!) from Insomnia Cookies for just $22.
Fort Wayne (Deal Nearby)– Pick $25 worth of sweets from Mrs. Prindable’s for $12. Shipping is not included.
Sacramento (Side Deal)– For $12, you can get a 20-page hardcover book of your blog from Blog2Print.  Shipping is included.
Birmingham– Pick $30 worth of gourmet popcorn from POPtions for $15. Shipping is not included.
Nashville (Deal Nearby)- Get $40 worth of autographed and collectible books from Premier Collectibles for $20. Shipping is not included.
Denver (Deal Nearby)Horizon Foods, a home delivery service, is offering $100 worth of portion-controlled food for $49.  Shipping information here.
Thanks to Dana, Groupon Girl, for this daily round up.