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Jackie Burrell

Holiday Countdown, Day 2: Gifts for College Kids

By December 14, 2010

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Black Friday shopping 2008 (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images) On the second day of Christmas, la la la ... There's still time to do some last-minute shopping for holiday gifts. But there's not a whole lot of days left before the shopping turns nightmarish. Yeah. You know I'm right. So today's holiday survival tip is this:

Hit the stores the moment they open to avoid crowds - many stores open an hour (or more) earlier during the holidays, which means that 8 a.m. shopping jaunt could be done by 8:30. Whew. And order any online thing you need for Christmas now, so you'll be paying surface shipping costs, not panicky FedEx.

Need specific gift ideas? Browse the Top 10 DVDs for College Kids list for everything from "Inception" and "Avatar" to some more unusual choices, including the hilarious "Life and Times of Tim."

More 12 Days Countdowns from the About Parenting & Family Channel:

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  • The 12 Days of Christmas for Grandparents: Getting Closer, Day Two
  • 12 Days of Christmas: Finding Cheap Gifts
  • 12 Days of Christmas Sanity for Single Parents: Day 2
  • The Twelve Days of Christmas Printables: Warning Labels
  • 12 Days of Christmas Preparations (from About.com's adoption guide)
  • 12 Days of Christmas Coloring, Day 2
  • 12 Days of Christmas Gifts for Baby: Turtle Lamps
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