While the holidays seem close at hand to the retail industry, they are still far enough away that most of us don't want to even think about gift buying or giving.

While I'm not ready to start stuffing any stockings, I don't want to let the bevy of new "it" products from stores like Firebox and Thinkgeek go out of stock before I get my mittens on them, so I'm stocking up.

My favorite gift right now is the Zip Code Puzzle from Firebox. They are unique map-style jigsaws centered on a place of your choice. You send the company the house number, street name and zip code of the area you'd like at the center of your puzzle and they send you a personalized puzzle.

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