We’re breezing through fall and trudging right on into gift-giving territory. This year looks a tad different (to say the least), so we’ve been thinking of ways in which we can keep the 2020 holiday season feeling as heartwarming and untroubled as possible — even without flights home and in-person embraces. Our solution? A shopping guide to easy gift ideas that still feel personal (no matter how far away you are).

A fancy-schmancy gift is one thing, and a holiday card with sweet notes and aphorisms is another, but the real kicker comes with a personalized present’s ability to leave a lasting impression on the person you give it to. From initial-clad agate coasters to embossed cutting boards, embroidered robes, and much more, we’ve collected the custom monogrammed answers for a more uncomplicated and gracious gift-giving season.

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PHOENIX — Many Arizonans who battle through red tape to get approved for unemployment insurance are facing another obstacle: actually receiving the money.

12 News receives complaints almost daily from men and women who are out of work and cannot get the state the close the loop on their unemployment cases, even though those cases have been initially approved.

Late Thursday, a spokesperson for the Arizona Department of Economic Services said the agency is working to sort through cases that are unique and that have been flagged as potentially “fraudulent”.

“We understand that there are still individuals who need support through the application and adjudication process depending on their unique individual circumstances,” said Brett Bezio, Deputy Press Secretary for DES.

The Department has distributed over $11.4 billion in unemployment assistance to 1.6 million claimants, Bezio said.

“There are over one million PUA claims flagged for potential fraud that require further review, and the Department continues to work with data analytics companies, financial institutions, and state and federal partners to identify patterns and trends to ensure individuals eligible for benefits receive assistance while maintaining the integrity of our programs,” Bezio wrote in an email to 12 News.

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