Saturday, August 28, 2010
I totally stole this ENTIRE idea from my sister! How often do you need a gift and are in a pinch? My sister has a closet in her laundry room that is devoted entirely to gifts.
Here some ideas:
1. If you have ever bought a gift bag at Target or Walgreens, you are going to pay around $5 each. And you will also pay that for greeting cards. INSANE! The Dollar Tree is a great place to stock up on boxes, gift bags, tissue paper, and cards. I try to buy lots of this stuff when I go and stock up. That way, I don't have to panic on the day of a birthday party. I am sure none of you ever do that. 30 minutes before a birthday and we have no gift. And I am stressing. And we are late. You know, the story of my life...
2. I also try to stock up on little "happies." Especially when I find a GREAT DEAL!
I love to buy Bath and Body works products (we have an outlet) and I always find great make-up bags, candles, etc.
The Dollar Store has great buys, also. Some things I will buy are frames, candles, etc.
Michaels has great dollar bins as well. Great journals, photo albums, etc.
I also LOVE to look on the food aisle at TJ MAxx. Lots of times, they have great cupcake mixes, preserves, etc. These are great to stock up on.
I LOVE Mississippi Cheese Straws. I love to give these as gifts, especially since they remind me of home.
3. The other idea I LOVE is when you find a really good, inexpensive birthday gift, to buy 5 or 6, and put them up for future parties. A few weeks ago, Target had Barbies on special for $4.00. What a great birthday present! We have a minimum of 1 birthday party per weekend, so I have to put a $10 limit on birthday presents. If not, birthdays start to be expensive!
What are your gift ideas? I would LOVE to hear!