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Save Smarter Challenge Day 11: Rethink Gifts

Posted by on Feb. 23, 2012 at 10:47 AM
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Birthdays, holidays, teachers and coaches... buying gifts can add up quick! So stop buying them!

Get creative with homemade gifts like cookies, artwork, or crafts instead of spending a ton of money buying something fancy. Have the kids make their own greeting cards with construction paper and crayons. Reuse gift bags or wrap with comic strips, leftover fabric, or paper grocery bags.

Do you make your own gifts? Got any creative ideas to share?

giving mom giftIf you missed yesterday's activity, you can find it here. To see all the activities from the Save Smarter Challenge, click here.

by on Feb. 23, 2012 at 10:47 AM
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ShhhItsASecret
by Silver Member on Feb. 23, 2012 at 11:02 AM
I make homemade cookies
MamaBear2cubs
by Bronze Member on Feb. 23, 2012 at 11:02 AM

I love to bake goodies!

heather4511
by on Feb. 23, 2012 at 11:03 AM
Oh yes. I hardly ever buy gifts. I sew so I make a lot of quilted gifts, or crafts. I also bake for my family
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longhorngal
by on Feb. 23, 2012 at 11:03 AM

I love to bake, so sometimes that's my go to money saver gift.

PEEK05
by on Feb. 23, 2012 at 11:04 AM

I don't make my own gifts. I prefer to buy. However, I do reuse gift bags. :)

jenniferlee_12
by on Feb. 23, 2012 at 11:05 AM

I do cookies and have done cookies in ajar before.

mash625
by on Feb. 23, 2012 at 11:05 AM

I love making "gifts in a jar"!

BonitaM
by Bronze Member on Feb. 23, 2012 at 11:06 AM

 I'm thinking of making a customized poster board for my sister.  She loves monkeys and I found this cool idea while googling crafts.  I'm just glad my family understands I'm broke. :o(

MistressMinerva
by Jennifer on Feb. 23, 2012 at 11:12 AM

I don't make my gifts but I do reuse gift bags.

mysticalmalissa
by on Feb. 23, 2012 at 11:17 AM

We do make cards for some people but all gifts are bought.

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