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Free Christmas Gifts and Stocking Stuffers

By September 9, 2010

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Forget about budgeting for Christmas gifts. If you start early enough, you can get all of your gifts for free:

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September 15, 2010 at 7:27 am
(1) Marcia says:

This free gift suggestion might not work for everyone. Now in my seventies I must divest myself from “stuff” I no longer have need for. I have been giving away wedding gifts from 50 years ago to my children, trying to match their taste to my gift. My daughter-in-law was delighted with a Steuben glass petal bowl last Christmas. My grandson loved a history book that belonged to his great grandfather. I occasionally buy literary paperback novels with coupons or gift cards and then give them to another daughter-in-law who has a similar reading taste as mine. I could give other examples, but you get the idea.

September 15, 2010 at 9:13 pm
(2) Sharon says:

To expand upon what Marcia said, my mother is giving me a piece of her fine china (that I would have inherited anyway) for every gift-giving occasion. It takes the pressure off of her to try and find something I like, she doesn’t have to spend any money, and I get to use the china now. We both come out winners. In this economy, it is a great way to give something really nice without the cost.

October 3, 2010 at 7:38 pm
(3) Ruth Warren says:

Mking gifts for grandkids is fun and you will never know how much it means to them until later when you see what they did with it. Example: I made a card for my granddaughter and she put it aside after reading it. I didn’t have money to give her at that time but wanted to. Later maybe two weeks later, I gave her some money, she runs to her room to get the card to put the money in it. (That was also precious to me.)

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