Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Inexpensive Christmas Gifts

How do you show people you care about them when you're on a budget. Here are a few ideas I've read on the internet on how to give gifts on a budget. I thought I'd pass this along in case someone needs some ideas.

1) Food basket - you can get a wooden basket from the thrift store for no more then a dollar or so. If you're couponing regularly, you should have a surplus. Tie a ribbon around the basket and stock with some of those items.

2) Sprite Gift - This makes a great house warming gift. Some bring fruitcake or a bottle of red, you can wish their Christmas to be merry and sprite.

3) Canned Goods - Thanks to Crate & Barrel, Smith & Hawking, and a variety of other stores like that, canned goods mean more then just the food inside. Cut out a circle of fabric, put that under the cap and tie a ribbon around the top.

4) Mailed Card - Cards through mail are timeless and let others know you're thinking about them. Using cards people sent you last year, cut out the picture and glue them in the corner of a blank piece of colored paper. Voila! You've got a new Christmas card. Cut pieces from last year's cards also make good gift tags for your presents.

5) Mulling Spice - If you know how to sew, wrap cheese cloth over 2-3 times and sew it into a bag. We found a triangle shaped bag looks pretty good. If you attach a cork to the top, it keeps the bag floating in the cider and looks pretty cool too.

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