The Give List

by Kim

Now is time of truth. The last few days before the holidays are when simplicity is most likely to be tested. Unexpected last-minute gifts may arrive, forcing us to make fast decisions about expectations for reciprocity from family and friends. Parties that have been planned for are now taking place. And many of us may have already used up our holiday budgets.  Is there a way to escape the pressure? There are at least 71 ways, according to the Give List, hints from Marnie Webb and Allison Fine for those who generous but perhaps strapped for cash. As Fine says, "just because I’m poor doesn’t mean I have to be stingy."

See some of the tips below and vote for your favorites.