There are so many holidays and special occasions to celebrate throughout the year such as Christmas, birthdays, Mother’s Day, baby showers, weddings, anniversaries, Father’s Day, graduation and Grandparent’s Day. If you want to purchase gifts for those you love for each and every occasion it can get costly after a while. The great thing is that gifts don’t have to be expensive at all. The majority of the time, thoughtful, inexpensive or homemade gifts will mean much more to the person receiving them than fancy, expensive gifts.
Frugal Gift Giving Ideas For Any Occasion
Homemade gift coupons– Homemade gift certificates are easy to make and well-appreciated to those receiving them. If there is a new mom in the family, give a babysitting coupon. For those who are busy, a home cooked dinner coupon is a great idea. For an elderly neighbor, a coupon for yard work is ideal. Your time is about as frugal as you can get.
Scrapbook– Scrapbooks are a great way to capture memories. Why not make a scrapbook for someone special? You can use pictures that you have kept throughout the years. Also, have people close to the person to write something in the scrapbook.
Knitted mittens or sewed items– If you can knit, mittens are always a welcomed gift for anyone. I have great memories of my aunt knitting me wool mittens for Christmas when I was younger. I still have all the pairs she made me safely tucked away. If it is a little too chilly you could sew an apron or make wash cloths.
Gifts in jar– Gifts in a jar are really a fun gift. You can make food gifts like hot cocoa mix or sugar cookies by layer all the ingredients in a mason jar along with the directions.
Board games- Giving board games is great for a family gift. It is the gift that will get the family to spend time together all year long.
Gift basket for coffee lovers– You can easily make a cute coffee lovers gift basket with a coffee mug and some gourmet coffee.
Family DVD– Family DVD’s are the perfect gift for parents and grandparents. You can create a video discussing all the memories you have shared with them throughout the years.
There are many different ideas for frugal gifts.
What is your favourite gift to give or recieve?