My last post had an indirect link to my latest Miami Herald column about meaningful holiday gifts.
Here's a better link and a snippet of what I wrote:
A non-profit group suggests, ''Simplify the Season'' and offers a number of last-minute frugal, creative and meaningful gift ideas through a free brochure. It's available online from New American Dream, (www.newdream.org), a consumer watchdog group in Tacoma, Md.
Suggestions include tickets to a sports event, a concert, a museum or other cultural events available at the last minute. Inquire about discounts for students, senior citizens or groups.
Do-it-Yourself cultural and sporting events are another last-minute gift idea. You can book private court or rink time at a community center, gym, bowling alley or recreational facility for future dates. --My latest newspaper column
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