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Neat idea

That's a cool suggestion -- about buying something silly first. I am jealous of people who can knit, throw pottery, etc -- people who can have great fun while making meaningful and beautiful gifts for their loved ones. Do you have any more advice for craft-impaired people who want to make gift-acquiring more fun?

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Scott G. Eberle, Ph.D., is vice president for play studies at The Strong, editor of its American Journal of Play, and lead contributor to its re:Play Blog.

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