Six more days to Christmas and I didn’t get quite enough time to post everything I wanted to share with you this holiday season but I’ve got lots in store for next year.
If you still have a few gifts to buy but the piggy bank’s seen better days, here are a few of my favorite penny pinchers-
Tea and Cookies
Instead of giving a whole box of tea and cookies, divide both up and put them in a holiday themed tin or even a holiday plate you can buy at the dollar store.
Homemade Gift Certificate
Really in a bind? Make up your own gift certificate and offer to do something, like wash the car, cook dinner, babysit.
Mittens and Scarves
I’m always amazed how many stores, even DIY stores, now sell mittens and scarves around the holidays and sometimes as low as $2. Okay, the person might already have a bunch of them but they’re easy to lose so having another pair on standby is always appreciated.
The dollar store always has baskets and you can fill them with different things like a box of spaghetti, pasta sauce, container of Parmesan cheese and a bread mix.
Visit any bookstore and you’ll find books on sale…known as remainders in the business. Prices can be as low as $1 and tucked into a gift bag with maybe a box of tea or a small box of candy, it’s the perfect gift.
Lots of holiday related articles on the web-
Yet, more ideas for inexpensive gifts-
Avoid these cooking bloopers-
I always say you can’t have too many slow cookers-
And if redecorating your kitchen on your lists of things to do in the New Year, this one’s for you-
One more post before the big day. It’s a dessert recipe that once again uses a common leftover from the holiday meal.
Have a good weekend and happy saving.