Black Friday is approaching. Does the thought of shopping for presents in crowded stores give you a headache? Keep your running around to a minimum with these tips from Woman's Day magazine:
¢ Organize your shopping list by category rather than by person.
¢ Take your address book with you when you shop so you can have packages shipped from the store.
¢ Hang on to those small shopping bags with handles. When you need to wrap an oddly shaped item, cover the store name with wrapping paper cut in the shape of a tree or a star and tie handles with a bow.
¢ Ask for a box with everything you buy, even nongifts.
¢ Give a whole family one gift, such as tickets to a play or holiday pageant, a booklet of movie passes or restaurant gift certificates.
¢ Choose gifts that don't require shopping, such as magazine subscriptions and museum memberships.