11/14/07

Christmas List for Grandparents


My mom asked me to email her an early Christmas list for the grandkids this year. She wanted time to mail them all out rather than try and bring them on the airplane with her. I don't blame her. I have six kids so you can imagine how heavy that would get even at one gift per person.

But I also knew how easy it would be if my mom would shop online and have everything shipped here. My mom has emailed, chatted and a few other things, but shopping online? Not so much.

I had to introduce her to this wonderful way of beating the holiday madness at the local stores and post office.

I created a public wish list on Amazon and put the child's name in the comment box for each item. Any gift idea not available on Amazon or if I could find it cheaper, I added a direct link to the item. Then I put prices next to everything to help her choose the price range she wanted.

Since she was new to this, I told her to give me a call and I'd walk her through it over the phone. She chose to work solely with the Amazon list and do everything in one transaction at one place. I don't blame her. Shopping online can be intimidating for someone who has never done it before.

When it was all done and she'd set up her account, I mentioned that this would be a great way for her to shop for birthday items, too. She's hooked.

This takes the Christmas List to a whole new level of ease for grandparents. Even more so for those who don't live close by. They can have it shipped directly to you and either pay a little more for wrapping or you can offer to do wrap it for them as it arrives.

Speaking of wrapping gifts, I have a great family tradition related to Christmas gift wrapping. But you'll have to wait until the next Works for Me Wednesday! Now, go visit Rocks in My Dryer to read great tips from the other players.

3 sassy comments:

Kathleen Marie said...

Wonderful and that how this mom and grandma does her shopping! Have a great day!

Patricia said...

What a great idea, Audra!

Audra Marie said...

I mostly shop online, too, Kathleen. It makes it so much easier plus in this small town, I can find a variety. :)

Thanks, Patricia. :)

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