About CliristmaB gifta, Perhaps your ïeart is better filled with generous im)ulses than is your purse with the vhcrewithal to gratify them. Well, ben, you must fall back upon your own ngenuity and industry. Do yoix want o make a tidy for niother's pet chair ? ?ake linen, used for stair-carpeting, and crotchet a bright border all around it. Then get a piece of Creton, half a yard will be enougli, 25 or 37 cents a yard, and ent out the figures - birds, butterflies, buds and flowers decórate Creton usually. Put these on your linen, and button-hole stitch thein on. Such tidies are very inexpensive and durable, new style and pretty. Perhaps you have a young married friend to whom uch a gift would be very acceptable. Or, if you are artistic, and paint in oil or water colora, get a nice French china píate, decórate it with flowers, buds, ivy pattern, or any other device your imagination can supply. The píate will cost about 50 cents, and will be an elegant and acceptable gift.