For those of us who absolutely cannot stand long lines, annoying music and searching for a parking spot that's even remotely close to the store, the internet has become our saving grace during the holiday shopping season. Unfortunately, sometimes I have to go to a store, which brings me to the topic at hand: Dan's Camera City in Allentown.

I love Dan's! Thanks to Dan's wide variety of photo gift options, it's the place I always find myself going when I just can't figure out what to get someone. My grandparents' 50th wedding anniversary? I had Dan's turn their wedding portrait into a photo blanket. My "you don't have to get me anything" dad for Christmas? I had Dan's turn a photo from his Alaskan vacation into a canvas print.

So when I was stuck on what to get my grandmother for Christmas this year - because she doesn't need any more knickknacks - I went to Dan's. Armed with 12 photos of me and my cousins from the past 20 years on a zip drive, I was able to create my own photo calendar using a kiosk in Dan's DigiPrint lounge.

The best part about my trip to Dan's? I came away with two photo calendars for the price of one with their November coupon. Hey, just because I hate to shop doesn't mean I don't know how to find a good deal!