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By Craig Manning | Nov. 20, 2021

2021 might just be the toughest season ever for holiday shopping.

Lately, that’s the general wisdom being shared by retail experts and splattered across the headlines of national media outlets like CNBC and USA Today. The culprit is the supply chain, which is still suffering all sorts of kinks and bottlenecks thanks to COVID-19 and the backlogs and labor shortages the pandemic has triggered globally.

From books to vinyl records to electronics to ugly Christmas sweaters, there are tales of supply chain problems affecting virtually every go-to holiday gift category you could think of. Even Christmas lights are hard to find these days.

The conventional advice so far is…

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