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Christmas Day 2014
Thursday, December 25, 2014

Looking for Gifts?

One of the first traditions which comes to mind for those celebrating Christmas is gift giving.

For the countless Christmas parties which will occur, there will be many gifts being exchanged between friends, family, and lovers.

You will find plenty of Christmas gift ideas to buy online for your family and friends.

Enjoy the magic of Christmas by shopping online. With so many online stores to choose from, we have narrowed it down to the best!


Christmas Gifts
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Great Christmas gift ideas such as flowers, chocolate and wine gifts, holiday wine gifts, assorted full compliment of savory foods gifts, cookies, brownies, Christmas cake gifts, children’s gifts, good taste gifts, engraving option gifts, spa gifts, 100 long-stem red roses gifts, candle gifts, celebration tower gifts, not forgetting Santa Claus sled bouquet, good health gifts, grand robe gifts, apparels gifts, personalized gifts, wish and prayer box gifts and potted plants gifts.

Where to see Christmas Light Displays

christmaslightsandgifts.com
Showcases beautiful christmas lights found all over the United States. It has been set up so that everyone can contribute and share their best Christmas light display photos.

To add your best Christmas light display photo to this website please go to the page for the State that you live in.

More Great Online Stores to Find Christmas Gifts


Personalized Gifts
Sports Gifts
Gift Baskets
Flowers
Gifts for Babies
Gifts for Girls
Gifts for Women
Gifts for Seniors

Personalized Christmas Gifts

Personalized Gifts: Bestsellers
"A Gift Personalized" makes it easy for you to shop for ideal personalized Christmas gifts.  Click on the Christmas link under Occasions for a full range of personalized Christmas Gifts.  Christmas is a festive time that delights both young children and old people! While opening gifts and surprises is definitely fun, the real joy of Christmas is in giving. The more special the person receiving the gift, the more unique the gift should be.  Personalized Christmas Gifts allow you to surprise the recipient with an extraordinary gift unlike any other one that they will receive.  So, what makes personalized Christmas gifts so special?  Most of us would agree that it is because they are one-of-a-kind and provides the receiver with a personal message.  

Personalized Christmas gifts are appropriate for teachers, bosses, loyal employees, family friends, special relatives, engaged or newlywed couples, and just about anyone who celebrates the Christmas Holiday Season.  When you choose a personalized Christmas gift, consider the personality of the recipient.  If the individual is fun with a unique sense of humor, choose a relevant whimsical, colourful or quirky gift.

Photo to Jigsaw Puzzle -
Turn your favorite Photo into a Jigsaw Puzzle to make a unique and fun gift.

Jigsaw2order specialize in quality custom made Jigsaw Puzzles produced from your own photos.  They offer many picture puzzle sizes to choose from including large 1000 piece photo jigsaw puzzles.  For a truly unique present this Christmas check out Jigsaw2order.com.

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Sports Christmas Gifts

GolfGifts.com
This Christmas and Holiday Season, GolfGifts.com gift experts have amassed a selection of the finest golf gifts available anywhere in the world!  From golf bags, golf balls, golf books to golf clubs, golf party supplies and household golf gifts, there is a gift for every gold enthusiast.

The House Boardshop
For a wonderful selection of snowboards wake boards, alpine skis, skate shoes, and hundreds of other items check out The House Boardshop.  No matter what the time of year, they're stocked with thousands of boards, boots, bindings and accessories. They guarantee safe delivery of their products with the absolute best guaranteed backup service you'll find anywhere in the industry.

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Christmas Gift Baskets

Cheese and Wine Unlimited…and More!
Cheese and Wine Unlimited have a great variety of gift hampers and baskets for Christmas this year.  Choose from the huge variety including their “Top Sellers” of ‘The Beer Basket’, ‘The Platinum Wine Basket’ or the ‘Robert Mondavi Private Selection Trio’…and our favourite for Christmas – the ‘Mother-in-law Meltdown’!

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Flowers for Christmas

International online flower delivery to countries like USA, UK, Australia has been made easy. Order from the finest selection of beautiful flowers (roses, tulips, orchids, gerbera daisies…), floral arrangements, plants, gift baskets and gourmet foods for same day or next day delivery.

Save time and money. Send Christmas flowers as gifts

Roses for Gifts
Gifts based around the theme of roses.

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Christmas Gifts for Babies

mybambino Personalised Gifts
If you are looking for handmade, personalized baby gifts you have come to the right place.  There are many gifts that can be are personalized with your child’s name, and so much more at My Bambino! Specializing in creating personalized gifts for any occasion. My Bambino offer many great gifts for Christmas including baby furniture, room décor, piggy banks, and specific gifts for girls.

Too Cute Baby Gifts
For Christmas this year, look no further than Too Cute Baby Gifts where you can buy baby shower gifts, baby gifts and personalized baby gifts. Choose a Christmas present from a large range of Baby Boy Gifts and Baby Girl Gifts as well as many great Baby Basket Gifts.

Corner Stork Baby Gifts
Corner Stork have carefully handpicked the best baby gifts from bath toys to room decor, personalized gifts to clothing.  They have searched out the best vendors all around the world.  Corner Stork prides itself on providing adorable and unique gifts this Christmas and all year round.

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Christmas Gifts for Girls

Designed 2B Sweet
Now this website has some great gifts for young girls.  Click on the ‘What Girls Want’ banner to find a huge array of terrific gifts for young girls.  From Princess costumes and tiara to diva hats there is a gift for every girl.  You will be delighted with the amzing range of Christmas gifts for girls.

Christmas Gifts for Women

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Christmas Gifts for Seniors


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Where to Shop this Christmas?

Christmas Shopping online for gifts has become more and more popular and is by far the most convenient and time effective way of getting through this busy time of year. Buy Christmas gifts of any type from the safety and ease of your own home or place of work. Find a bargain and buy anything you want from the comfort of your own home or work place.

Gifts for Everyone!


Gifts For Men can vary from socks and jocks, belts and ties to adventure trips or bottles of wine. A Book on their favorite topic is a great idea for a gift. Men also like to receive BBQ or fishing gear, sunnies and bottles of beer.

Gifts For Women can vary too, from perfume and lingerie to chocolates and flowers there is something for every woman at Christmas time. Other suggestions are buying the love of your life some beautiful clothes or jewellery.

Gifts For Children can be easy to buy over the internet and with such a competitive market you can get some great bargains. It is often difficult for parents to go Christmas shopping as many have at least one child in tow. Shopping for Christmas presents online solves all these problems. There are a number specific stores that sell children's gifts online. The more popular gifts this Christmas include anything to do with Harry Potter, electronic games and toys as well as a range of books by many featured writers.

Gifts For Babies include baby hampers and small toys, wooden puzzles, educational videos, songs on CD's and designer label clothes which will all be popular this Christmas. Baby blankets, bibs, albums and photo frames will all be in demand as Christmas gifts.

Gift For Pets are important to many people and there are now stores online who specialise in gifts for dogs, cats, goldfish, horses and many other animals.

More Christmas Gift Ideas...

Adventure Activities Gift Ideas
For those looking for the adventure of a lifetime try diving with sharks and for the romantic go on a special winery tour or a sailing cruise. There is something for everyone and companies that specialise in adventure activities can be found on the internet.

Corporate Gifts
From pewter mugs and the gold watch to quirky gifts that bring a laugh from all the gang, there is something for everyone.

Indulgent Gift Ideas
Massage chairs are very popular or just buy your partner or friend a hammock so they can lay outside in the sun. Large screen TV projectors are very popular or really indulge yourself and organise a trip to the South Pole.

Electronic Gift Ideas
Home theatres, DVD players and DVD recorders will be very popular this Christmas. Also popular will be digital cameras, digital photo frames, mp3 and mp4 players as well as GPS navigation systems and mobile phones.

Baskets & Hampers
You can get baskets including beer, wine, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, chocolates of any kind, fruits and endless other combinations. Hampers are great presents for someone who has everything or just to show someone how much you care.

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Send Wines, Chocolates, Gift Baskets & cool clothes in USA and 184 countries worldwide....
Great Christmas gift ideas such as flowers, chocolate and wine gifts, holiday wine gifts, assorted full compliment of savory foods gifts, cookies, brownies, Christmas cake gifts, children’s gifts, good taste gifts, engraving option gifts, spa gifts, 100 long-stem red roses gifts, candle gifts, celebration tower gifts, not forgetting Santa Claus sled bouquet, good health gifts, grand robe gifts, apparels gifts, personalized gifts, wish and prayer box gifts and potted plants gifts.

Merry Christmas in the United States

By far the most important holiday in the US is Christmas Day, which always falls on December 25.

Christmas day is celebrated by almost every American in one form or another, even if the people celebrating are not Christians.

The Christmas holiday is derived from the Christian event of the birth of Jesus Christ, over 2000 years ago. The current calendar is based on this event, even though the exact date is not known.

With the US still being a predominantly Christian nation, most of the celebrations are Christian in nature and touch on the Bible and Jesus Christ. However, more and more secular events occur every year, and Christmas is celebrated by those of other religions or no religion. Overall, the Christmas season is one full of joy and happiness.

Christmas is a joyful religious holiday when Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ
Christmas Day is celebrated in the USA
on the 25th December each year.

Christmas Gift-Giving

It is expected to exchange gifts between family members, close friends, and boyfriends and girlfriends who are together during Christmas. The amount of money spent on each gift is dictated by the individual wealth of each person as well as the relationship between the people. Each gift is wrapped in some sort of festive wrapping paper, although some people use newspaper to wrap their gifts in. Other adornments include bows, ribbons, and cards.

Some of the most common gifts include the following:

  • Gift cards. This has quickly become one of the most popular gift items of the Christmas holidays. Almost every store or retail location offers the purchase of gift cards to be used as credit towards future purchases.
  • Clothing items. It is a very thoughtful gift to give someone an article of clothing. Most often coats, sweaters, and socks are given because of the inherently cold temperatures of December in the United States.
  • DVDs. Everyone likes movies, and this gift is easy and affordable to give.
  • Small electronics. Another extremely popular gift category, these items include MP3 players, video games, and computer accessories
  • Food. Typically candy items are given as gifts during this time.

 

Christmas Traditions

Some of the most obvious signs that Christmas has arrived include the appearance of the following things:

  • Christmas tree. Every person or family will have a Christmas tree. Some will purchase real trees, while others prefer artificial trees. The real trees are usually pine, spruce, or fir.
  • Stockings. What originated as Saint Nicolas putting gold coins into socks drying over a fireplace has evolved into the modern day Christmas stockings which hold small gifts and candy.
  • Santa Claus and reindeer. The official jolly harbinger of the holidays, Santa impersonators are found in every shopping location around the US.
  • Lights. One of the major traditions for Americans is to decorate their houses with thousands of lights. There are even large festivals just for lights.

Christmas Decorations and the Colors of Christmas

Green and red are the traditional colors of Christmas, and everything surrounding this time is colored accordingly. Some additional colors commonly seen in decorations for the holidays are silver and gold. Holiday signs, cards, wrapping paper, shirts, and almost everything else around this holiday bear these colors.

Besides the stockings and Christmas trees, there are numerous other decorations which are part of the traditions of this time. Some of the most popular ones are as follows:

  • Ornaments. These are small, attractive items which are hung on the Christmas tree. The most common variety is a spherical orb, but ornaments can be of animals, Santa Claus, or anything else.
  • Tinsel. Tinsel is a shredded silver plastic material which is draped on Christmas trees, giving it a more attractive appearance.
  • Garland. This is also hung on a Christmas tree, consisting of a wide band of silver or gold.
  • Mistletoe. This is a specific plant associated with Christmas in the United States. It is said that if one stands underneath this with another person, they are to kiss.
  • Wreaths. These decorations are made from the needles and branches of pine, spruce, or fir trees. They are wound in a circle and hung on the front doors of American houses.

Christian Traditions for Christmas

While Santa Claus, snowmen, reindeer, and lights are all symbolic of the holiday Christmas, there are certain things which are much more important for the Christian Americans. Since Christmas originated from the birth of Jesus Christ, this event is always celebrated by modern day American Christians during December 25. Some of the things one may see include the following:

  • Nativity scenes. A Nativity scene consists of either real people acting as the characters in the Christmas story or props fashioned to resemble these people. Typically, there will be a baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, the Three Wise Men, and some animals.
  • Church events. Churches will hold special events and programs during this time in order to celebrate the holiday.
  • People singing Christmas songs. Most of the major Christmas songs are Christian in nature. Some of the most popular are “Silent Night” and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.” These songs are often sung at home, at church, or by carolers. Carolers and people who go door to door in their neighborhoods, singing select songs for people.

In addition to this, Christians will typically read passages from the Bible's New Testament which recounts the story of the birth of Jesus Christ.

No Work – No School
Some additional activities are held every December 25 in order to increase the spirit of the season. Every office is closed for at least the three days prior to Christmas. For those who have to work during this time, extra pay is given, often 1.5 times that of regular pay.

Students are all on holiday during this time, with universities giving the most generous breaks, often starting ten days before Christmas and extending around 15 days after Christmas. With all of this free time, many students travel back home to spend time with their families.



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