ShopAtHome has some great stuff going on as the holiday gift-giving season approaches.

Earlier this week, I shared one of ShopAtHome's daily WILD deals with you; that sweet Sephora deal has since expired but don't worry - there's a new WILD deal every day so be sure to check their site daily and see if you can grab a super fab gift for someone on your list for a fraction of the retail cost.

ShopAtHome is also hosting a $1000 giveaway this holiday season. To enter, post your BEST holiday shopping tip on their Facebook wall here. On November 4, the top (30) tips will be chosen and entered into a random drawing for the grand prize winner.

You do need to be a member of ShopAtHome to enter, so get started with your free account (and get $5.00 credited instantly for signing up) right here.

My best tips for holiday shopping - yup, I'm giving them up to you and not entering them. I'm nice like that. ;-)

-->Determine your gift-giving budget. This is so important otherwise you'll overspend at every turn.

-->Talk to your family about gift-giving. This can be hard to do, but it's especially important in these tough economic times. And as families grow and get larger, you may want to opt for a gift exchange lottery where everyone's name goes in the box and who you draw is for whom you buy.

-->Make a list of people for whom you'll be buying gifts. Once you do this, you can start noting what they like/need/want.

-->Hop online and search for deals. There are always deals to be had online; if you devote a little time to this each week, you can find some amazing gifts and save yourself the stress of traditional mall shopping.

-->Never forget the real meaning of Christmas. God came to be with us, to teach us, to love us, and to save us. The best present is true presence.

I posted here about the Advent Conspiracy last year at my personal blog; I'm glad to see the site is still alive and kicking and getting ready to remind us what the season is all about in 2009. You can watch the YouTube video they produced last year below; it's still true and still very moving.

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