If you have a niche outside of IM (or "make money online") and a product that could be bought as a gift, now is the time to take advantage of it in your local newspaper.

Depending upon your paper and product, you can often get classifieds in popular papers for $15 to $50 (local not national ones). Some even have it for cheaper or free.

The response around Christmas can often be quite high. I'd especially jump on this method if you see similar products sold offline for less than what you can offer online. This $15 investment can be worth MANY times that if you have the right product(s) or services.

Just a friendly reminder to look at offline ads as well as online ads sometime. If you wait too long, you might miss your Christmas opportunities.