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Smarter Seasonal Spending Challenge Day 2: Get Creative

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Consider homemade gifts this year. These gifts don't just save you money - they're also more personal! Need some ideas? Bake cookies, make a big batch of hot chocolate, or print a photo and find a nice frame.  If you're not crafty, consider buying candles or ornaments in bulk. You can divide them up and give them to multiple people.

How will you save on gifts this year?


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by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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by Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 8:08 PM

 I like the idea of making gifts. I thought of it last year, but didn't do it. I think the adults in our family would like this idea..unless they would like to do the bag grab idea this year.

by Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 8:14 PM

I always try to make homemade gifts. I usually make a college of the boys from all year to give to the grandparents.

by New Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 8:57 PM

 I started making hair bow plaques and headbands.  My dd and nieces love them, so I will probably make a bunch for Christmas gifts.

by Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 9:49 PM

I love baking so I always make yummy treats. granolas, breads...all that stuff.  I think if I went a year without making my homemade marshmallows all my family would wonder what the heck happened!

by Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 10:30 PM
I am making quite a few gifts this year. More than in the past. We also are starting the four gift rule for the kids too. They have too much and we spend too much.
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by Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 1:49 AM
I have been on printist for a few days looking up ideas.
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by New Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 1:53 AM

 We, as a family have done this penny pinching way to shop for the Christmas holidays and other gift purchases.  All year long, we purchase nice/new things at yard sales AND at Goodwill, and that is how we manage to keep the entire family purchases under $100 a year.

by Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 5:22 AM

i always think about aking gifts, but then run out of tie because before i can get the done.

by Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 9:15 AM
I will let my dd help me make something for her teacher, and who ever else she wants to make something for.
by Bronze Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 9:46 AM

1 gift per family

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