247Moms Frugal Living Editor
June signals a flurry of weddings and graduation gifts. How can we find affordable, appreciated
gifts for these special occasions?
Think outside the box – Create a Basket!
In your home “gift inventories”, and as you shop clearance
sales, build a thoughtful gift basket.
Think small luxuries and necessities that either prepare a home for
newlyweds – or give them the ingredients for a celebration once the wedding
chaos has concluded. When
possible, network with the relatives to find out the couple’s likes and colors.
Social Buying Sites - Good Deals, No Worries
Groupon.com, Mamapedia.com, Restaurant.com, Dealpulp.com,
Livingsocial.com and others offer you the opportunity to purchase gift
certificates. Your recipient can
choose from local deals, deals for a destination or national deals – on
everything from dining to paint, adventures to shoes.
Gift Registry Buying, For Less:
When your gift recipient is registered at a particular
store, first check online for coupons and promotions. If a deal can’t be found, get together with others to buy
something from the list.
Give Something Personalized:
has lots of options for personalizing bags,
notebooks, and other great items.
They’re very affordable and fun to use.
Enlist a Friend:
Do you know someone crafty or creatively-talented? Get inspired and brainstorm for
something they could make (or help you make) that would be a unique gift.
Service, the Gift that is Appreciated:
Consider what kinds of talents, time and service you could
give. For newly marrieds, they may
need help with their home or offer to create a special meal for them. Create a special card and perhaps an
accompanying small gift basket in the theme of your service.
Get Them Prepared for an Emergency: One of the most appreciated, unique and
affordable gifts are an emergency kits.
Either for the car, home or a grad about to be away from home for the
first time – you’ll be remembered when your gift saves the day. An emergency kit can be “serious first
aid” in nature, or it can take on a humorous theme based on your personality
and that of the recipient. Remember
back to your newly married or college days – you’ll be able to come up with
some great ingredients.
Best Tip? Start
now! When you have the time, you
can take the time to create something special. Have fun and share your ideas with us! We’ve got upcoming events too!
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