If you’re like me, you’re in a mad rush to buy gifts now for people.  I offered a few ideas here and here.  While I’d love to buy everyone the flat screen TV (and myself included), I can’t.  So I usually bake. 

And apparently, I’m not alone. 

According to this AP story, sale of food items as gifts increased 50% from 2004-2006.   I agree that food gifts are great — and as the story says, it always fits!

Finally, since it seems to always cause confusion and panic, here is a guide on what and who you should tip this holiday season.