Practical Christmas Gifts That Really Help Out

Marines collect gifts for children
Marines collect gifts for children

When you were deciding what to do with your holiday shopping budget, you may have followed the prevailing advice for making your recipients happy and spent on experiences, not items. this season.

But did you consider a possibly more important gift-giving goal than even the fun togetherness of eating out or going to an event together? How about making a more long-term difference in your recipients life? These types of practical gifts are more important than ever in this job-sucking economic climate, where even the people with jobs may have had their wages frozen, benefits cut or hours reduced.