Saturday, December 20, 2008

Frugal Gift Ideas

  • framed photo or kid's artwork
  • cd
  • classic or older DVD (rack at Walmart)
  • potted plant
  • magazine subscription ($5-$10)
  • tree ornament
  • book
  • fleece throw
  • mug and gourmet coffee
  • alarm or wall clock
  • homemade baked goods
  • hot water bottle with homemade cover
  • board game or card game
  • Silly Putty and Slinky
  • bucket of sidewalk chalk
  • sports equipment or balls
  • die-cast toy cars
  • Dominoes and Chickenfoot rules
  • Yahtzee refill score pad, 5 dice, and Yahtzee rules
  • mug and basket of assorted teas
  • assortment of yarn skeins (check garage sales)
  • holiday plate or bowl (filled with homemade cookies)
  • craft kit
  • lotion, body wash, plastic sponge
  • bird feeder
  • purse or wallet
  • crossword, activity books
  • packages of note cards (Dollar Store) and stamps
  • kids bubble bath and bath toys
  • collection of used books
  • a collection of bath and beauty freebies, and a candle
  • wind chime
  • stuffed animal
  • beef stick, cheese ball, and crackers
  • sparkling cider and inexpensive champagne glasses
  • jigsaw puzzle
  • model car kit
  • calendar
  • craft or jewelry from a craft fair
  • apron
  • hat, scarf, and gloves
  • poster
  • pedometer
  • bouquet of flowers and box of chocolates
  • pistachios or almonds
  • framed collage of special photos
  • muffin mixes and muffin pan
  • decorative socks
  • night shirt
  • popcorn popper
  • clearance shirts
  • give free lessons
  • give a group gift (TV series on DVD or software)
  • unique clearance items at Ten Thousand Villages
  • slippers
  • kitchen gadgets
  • box of cookie cutters (Walmart)
  • curling iron
  • dress up costume (1/2 price after Halloween)
  • cupcake kit (cake mix, frosting, a variety of candies and edible decorations in baggies, lots of cupcake ideas at FamilyFun.com
  • start a savings account for a child and contribute some money to it
  • make your own gift basket

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