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Saturday, September 29, 2007

Gift Giving

I was over at Mama's Coffee Corner recently, and Linda was talking about preparing for Christmas. Like her, I try to take advantage of sales throughout the year so that the Christmas season is not so stressful on our bank account. I like to give something unique that fits the recipient; however, I sometimes run out of Christmas gift ideas. Then I am left in the usual quandary: do I really want to give that person a sweater yet again?

Last year, I recorded a CD and made jars of homemade hot chocolate mix for everyone. Some people really liked that, but others seemed to think that was not such a great gift. I like Meredith's idea of making toasted nuts and would like to give tins of that in conjunction with another small item, but I want to give something people will appreciate.

I have a stash of things I've picked up for the kids throughout the year, but have not yet purchased much for the adults on our list. A family photo put on canvas would be great to give to everyone but unfortunately is out of our budget. What do you think? Do you have any ideas for thoughtful yet frugal Christmas gifts?


The New Parent said...

Hi R---yipes, Christmas gifts so soon (laugh)? I tend to start thinking about them in November (er, maybe December).

Linda said...

You are so sweet. Thanks for the links. :)
I am still awaiting your cd! Can´t wait to listen to it! The post has been on strike but I think they are back in business so hopefully I should receive it soon. Home made things are great gifts, unfortunately I´m not very good at making things thought. I do however have some things in mind... we´ll see. :)

Michelle said...

I love the homemade gifts! I am just not into making them. Last year for all the grandmas I made calendar with pics of kids on the Kodak website. Everyone loved them!

Revka said...

Yes, Frank, Christmas gifts already. *laugh* I have found that when I don't buy throughout the year, we end up using our credit card. I don't like that one bit. Also, we can give nicer gifts by buying them on clearance. :) But I know how easy it is to procrastinate, too.

Revka said...

Hey, Linda, you're quite welcome for the links.

I was wondering about the CD. I hope you get it soon. :)

Let me know how your projects turn out.

Revka said...

Hi, Michelle! It's great to see you here again. :) I love the idea of a photo calendar for the grandparents. I think I may just use that idea. Thank you!

happy said...

There are a lot of traditional Christmas gifts, but the most important part of a gift is your love! Make the gift personal! It may be something tiny, but really precious cause it has your love!!!
And as for me, I'm crazy of sweet boxes! My family are such sweet lovers, so it's one of the best gift for everyone. But it's better to make it by yourself, not just buy it:)