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Those who can will stay home and surf for gifts this year

You promised yourself it wouldn't happen, but it has: with the holiday season barreling toward you at alarming speed, the amount of gifts you've garnered for your loved ones totals a big fat zero. Do you 1) Trudge through department stores that are heaving with humanity, grab anything you can find on the scorched-earth shelves, and hope that the winter sniffles you pick up in the bargain will satisfy your boundless guilt? Or 2) Make a nice large mug of hot chocolate, boot up the computer and have all your holiday shopping done in the time it takes to drive to...

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