Holiday Gift Guide: What Do You Buy for the Unemployed?

Nobody's in need of holiday cheer more than a friend or loved one slogging through the swampy chasm of unemployment. Unemployment is scary and demoralizing. Even if you're not nervous about making rent—perhaps you live with your parents or a wealthy dowager—there's still something grueling and despair-inducing about having nothing at all to do. So what to buy for the unemployed sugar plum elf in your life? Something inspiring? Encouraging? Time-killing? Waistline-expanding? Put your suggestions in the comments and I'll include the best ones in my round-up next week.

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