If you're afraid of the malls and your relatives live in Wisconsin, online shopping beckons this weekend. Here are some ideas and deals:
For your young nephew or niece or grandchild: Amazon.com has toys 70 percent off and free shipping during the holidays.
For the tech nerd in your life: Cellphoneshop.net has some good deals on Bluetooths and car chargers.
For any woman who loves movies: Mamma Mia hands down the best chick flick of the year. Meryl Streep is unforgettable. The DVD is $24.49 on Amazon.com and $2.50 less on BarnesandNoble.com if you have a B&N membership.
For most anyone on your list: From a children's book to intellectual fare, I bought more books than any other gift this year using my 10 percent membership discount from Barnes and Noble, which also sent me a 15 percent coupon for one-time use.
For the youngster or teen: DVDs are always good. Wall-E for the youngsters and The Dark Knight for teens and up (a creepy Batman movie, be warned).
Order online no later than Monday if you want to get it there for Christmas. See! You did it and no crowds. -- Marcia "Bargain Hunter" Pounds