Holiday Gifts Query

Do you purchase gifts for the various winter holidays? In particular, do you purchase items online and have them shipped?

I’m asking because I don’t live near most of my family. I was once very adept at choosing things that I could fit into a suitcase, even carrying along my own wrapping paper. But I’ve given that up since most airlines now charge a fee for checked baggage. Now I stick to small things that can fit in my carry-on luggage; I’ve also wrapped and shipped things myself. But it’s certainly easier to have the retailer ship the items for me, particularly since I don’t have a car, and must carry everything to the post office myself. Not so useful for shipping in bulk.

What are your favorite online retailers? I am especially interested in retailers that ship food (cookies, cakes, fancy cheeses, etc.); soaps and lotions; scented candles; and similar usable items.


About Victoria Janssen

Victoria Janssen’s first erotic novel, The Duchess, Her Maid, The Groom and Their Lover (Harlequin Spice, December 2008), was translated into French and German. Her second Spice novel, The Moonlight Mistress (December 2009), was translated into Italian and nominated for a RT Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award. Her third novel is The Duke & The Pirate Queen (December 2010). She has also published erotic short stories as Elspeth Potter. Her blog features professional writing and marketing tips, genre discussion, book reviews, and occasional author interviews.
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2 Responses to Holiday Gifts Query

  1. Karalee says:

    I can recommend Cheryl’s ( for cookies; since I live far from the rest of my family, one of them usually sends me a cookie assortment at Christmas time, and I can vouch for their quality. The cookies are very tasty, fresh and preservative-free–and they keep very well in the freezer, which is great because I’m the only one here who will eat them.

  2. Thank you – those look tasty!

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