So, when I was at my JC, I spent part of most school days working for an online company’s warehouse in Berkeley. They sold wine gift baskets online which gave me an easy excuse to give some really nice gifts to family and friends, without having to pay retail which was certainly nice.
In any case, I understand that student finances in and around Christmas can be a challenge. To start, it’s the end of the semester and no matter how good you are with your budget, things are usually tight. Secondly, you have to plan on paying for your flight or car ride home which can really start to add up these days. Heck a flight from Oakland to San Diego will cost you upwards of $300, so can you even imagine what a flight to the east coast might run?