With the economy being so bad, and funds being tight here at the Taylor household, I'm having to be extra frugal this holiday season. Finding nice gifts for a low price is a challenge but it isn't impossible.
What have I found so far?
1. Entertaining Gift Pack: assembled with inexpensive serving dishes purchased from Ikea (glass serving bowl, glass platter, two baking and serving dishes and a bundle of plastic serving utensils). Cost: $25.
2. Winter survival pack: assembled with items purchased on sale from my local grocery/drug store and an inexpensive throw bought at Ikea: throat lozenges, cold medicine, tea, pain reliever (Tylenol), one box of tissues, a can of chicken noodle soup and the Ikea throw blanket. Cost $25.
3. A box of gently used GeoTrax train toys purchased on eBay. (cost: $20)
4. A box of gently used children's books purchased on eBay (cost for 12 books: $9.00)
If you're crafty or can sew, you could make a gift from materials you already have on-hand.
My daughter is receiving three garments that didn't sell on eBay (the color is tough to match, I guess). My cost: free.
Here are some other ideas...
Home made bath/beauty products (check out this site for recipes: http://www.budget101.com/for_the_ladies.htm)
No-sew fleece throws are nice and inexpensive--if you buy the fleece on sale.
Fleece pillow (again, you have to catch the material on sale)
Make-your-own beanbag chair (directions and printable pattern: http://www.budget101.com/crafts/fcp2.htm)
Make-your-own magnet game/"paper" doll (directions: http://www.budget101.com/crafts/fcp8.htm)
Home made Gift Coupons (suggestions/ideas: http://www.budget101.com/giftcoupon.htm)
Home made Jar Gift (ideas/directions: http://www.budget101.com/jargifts.htm)
Home made Meal Gift Basket (ideas/suggestions: http://www.budget101.com/giftbasketmeals.htm)
Home made single serving Mug Mix/Gift (ideas/suggestions: http://www.budget101.com/mugmixes.htm)
Have any other ideas/suggestions or resources? Please post them in the comments.
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