Sunday, November 05, 2006

Christmas Catalog

Christmas can be hectic at the malls. It's fun to go take a look at their displays, especially with kids, but after a day of shopping, you can be worn out from the crowds! A Christmas catalog offers a way to find some very unusual quality gifts, without the crowds. You'll save on time as well, as browsing a Christmas catalog is much less arduous than hoofing it at a mall.
Many of us already receive dozens of Christmas catalogs in our home mailboxes. If you're looking for some fresh ideas, do a search online for items favored by your family and friends.
If your daughter is a budding writer, a journal and pen is one idea. Search for “writing journals pens gift catalogs” and locate thousands of sellers. Take a look at different sites, and request a catalog from sites you like. Merchants send these out promptly, as they're looking to make sales.
If your brother is an avid reader, this one's easy. Online booksellers are virtual catalogs you can browse online. Most have excellent search engines.
Simply put, there are very few online merchants who do not have a Christmas catalog, either in print or online.
Museum shops have wonderful Christmas catalogs, filled with unusual items you won't find elsewhere. The Metropolitan Museum in New York has an outstanding Christmas catalog, with many affordable gifts. They usually have scarves, jewelry, replicas of statuary and well-known stained glass pieces, beautiful stationery and cards, puzzles and lots of good kid's gift items, and of course, books. It is possible to complete all of your gift shopping from Museum Christmas catalogs. The Smithsonian, Guggenheim, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and San Francisco Ballet all have excellent Christmas catalogs. Search online for museums in your areas of interest. For example, there are maritime, history, doll, train and pioneer oriented museums. Try a search phrase like “search engines museums” or “directories museums” to quickly zero in on your museum of choice.
Other popular gift ideas relate to cooking and gardening, two of the most popular hobbies in the country. So if you have a cook or gardener on your gift list, search out sites with catalogs. Again, locating search engines and directories for cooking or gardening makes for a quicker search.
You can see that a selection of Christmas catalogs can provide you with an armchair shopping trip, freeing you from many exhausting hours of walking and driving. You'll be able to spend more time with family and friends celebrating the beauty of the Christmas season.