The True Up blog is about fabric (as in sewing and the material that clothing is sewn from) so if you’re into that kind of thing you can see where they post their Black Friday Sales for Sewing Fans.

It has been a realllllyyyyyy long time since we bought fabric. They mentioned a 3 yard remnant on their site for $150! We used to buy fabric for less than a dollar a yard on sale. Isn’t this a beautiful Holiday related fabric:

Fabric Holiday Scene

Fabric Holiday Scene


Here are the first submissions to our Gifts Under $10 List. We’ll add more as we come across them or they’re submitted. Have you own ideas? Do you sell something that costs under $10. We want to know so we can share it here. Just leave us a comment with all the details and DO feel free to drop your links. We LOVE links!

Thanks to Dark Vision Hardware for letting us know about the i4u Top 100 Holiday Tech Gift Guide for 2008. If you have any electronics on your list this is definitely a list to check out. What can you find on it? Here’s an excerpt:

“Find out for instance which smartphone is ideal for whom and why or what we think the best HDTVs and robots are. Of course we also feature video games, cameras and portable gadgets in our huge gift guide.”

Their gift guide covers: (more…)

Does shopping stress you out – or is all the decisions on what to buy? Here are some tips on avoiding Holiday Stress:

Am I the only one who finds it amazing that anyone would go shopping at 4 a.m. or camp out all day on Thanksgiving to be first in the door for a Black Friday sale? Maybe I’m just not that into shopping or getting up at 3 a.m. to go out in the cold? Would YOU actually camp out or get up that early? Leave us a comment and let us know.

Over in West Seattle they’re Counting Down the Hours Until Black Friday. They’ve also got some special deals for those who shop in West Seattle.

And on the other coast we’ve got a humorous look at Black Friday with the Yankees (as in the New York Yankees and Baseball). He has some really unusual New York Yankee Logo Gift Ideas. If you like the Yankees check out these other New York Yankee Logo Gift Ideas.

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Do you wish someone would donate to a specific charity of your choosing in your name instead of buying you something? Use their site to create a Charity Wish List and share it with your friends, family or employer.

Toms New Red Vegan Boot

Toms New Red Vegan Boot

Would you like to give someone a practical gift and help a child too? Here’s an idea for you. Toms Shoes gives one pair of shoes to a needy child for every pair of shoes or other item purchased online or in one of their stores.

They’ve donated over 10,000 pairs of shoes to children in Argentina and 40,000 to children in South Africa. Their current target is another 30,000 pairs for children in Ethiopia.

Don’t know their shoe size? They offer Gift Certificates too.