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last-minute gift shopping on Amazon

Picture_1 I prefer to buy all the holiday gifts for my friends and family from local businesses and craftspeople, but it's not always possible: many recipients live far away, or need something very specific. And sometimes the online price, even with shipping, is far less than it is anywhere else - and I am not, by any means, wealthy. So there's that whole needing to make the house payment thing. Should you have backed yourself into a corner and need a few quick fixes this holiday season, there's plenty - whether you're buying for a local friend, your spouse, or a faraway family member - on Amazon:

furniture

lighting

tools & fixtures

books

and finally, for those who are either completely nuts, ridiculously rich or have a 30-foot entryway to light:

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