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One of the side effects of 2020 has been many people shifting to much stricter budgets. I know my budget has definitely gotten a lot tighter recently.
As we enter the holiday season, I wanted to share my tips with you on cheap (or even free!) gifts you can give people that they will actually want and enjoy. This is one of my CHEAPEST HOLIDAY SEASONS yet, without skimping on the quality and thoughtfulness of the gifts. Here are my ideas.
Gift cards make a great gift for every age group (yes, even kids! They love being able to pick something out and pay for it themselves). Depending on your gift situation, these are also a great idea for stocking stuffers.
And here’s the thing: You can get cheap(er) or even free gift cards! How?
Second Hand Items
Not everything makes a great second hand gift, but I find that things like books, music, toys, and clothing have a fantastic ability to. In fact, one of my favorite gifts I received when I was younger was a book from my sister that she had read and then gifted to me, with a note on the inside cover. It adds an extra layer of sentimentality.
You can find these items just by going through your own, “regifting” something you haven’t and won’t use, or by shopping in second hand stores. Here are some tips for making sure they are actually gift worthy.
Experience gifts not only save on clutter, but can be a huge money saver. They’re also a wonderful way to build memories and strengthen relationships. Here are a few ideas on how to save big on these memory makers.
Honestly, I hardly ever use membership rewards for myself. But they can make free great gifts or stocking stuffers for others in your life! Here are a couple ideas.
Gifts of Service
Sometimes the best gift is a special act of love for someone you hold dear. Think of the people in your life and try to come up with actions you can take that will really bless them this year. For example:
Really the possibilities with this one are endless. Find a need someone has and fill it for them. Even if it only makes things a little easier for them for one night, they will surely appreciate it.
Homemade gifts come from the heart and can often be cheap or free, depending on what materials you already have.
Extra Tips for Cheap or Free Gifts
These are my top tips and ideas for cheap or free gifts for the holidays this year. Which ones will you be using?
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!