I can make a recommendation to those shipping in the US: if you are shipping a book, CD, DVD or other media, make sure to use the USPS Media Mail rate - it cut my costs down to around four dollars from above 10.
Excellent advice Galbraith! Its saved me a lot of trouble in the past.
Happy Solstice greetings everyone! Even though the deadline for sending my gift is Friday, I've just bundled the strange package for shipping, it DOES feel quite early for seasonal activities, maybe we've just been too busy this year.
I recommend many a carol, scary ghost stories, and decking of halls this weekend, if your not in that seasonal mood, its time to summon the spirits as it were!