Family Entertainment Ideas that Cost Less or Nothing
Spending time together doing fun activities is crucial to every family. This allows the family members to develop strong bond with each other. But, during hard times, we tend to think that we could no longer have fun times with our family because we just don’t have enough cash. Take for instance, when one of the father or mother lose a job or when someone in the family is sick making the family spend more cash on health related matters such as medicines and check ups.
This is because our idea of fun these days usually involves MONEY – and usually a lot of it especially if you have a big family with more than two kids for example. But, here’s our great news. Spending some fun times with your family doesn’t have to cost you so much. There are plenty of ways you guys can bond with each other doing fun stuff without spending too much or without spending anything at all.
Here are our ideas for family entertainment that cost less or nothing….
1. Head on OUTDOORS – you can never go wrong in planning an outdoor activity with your kids. Kids just love to be outdoors. Outside the home, they can do anything they want and see the world without boundaries. Just like you, the outdoors have a stress-relieving effect in children of all ages. There are many activities you can do outside. You can head on to the park and bring your bicycle and enjoy a cycling session with your family together with other people in the park. You can have a walk in the park, play sports like volleyball or basketball. This is so much fun than spending time indoors playing computer games and being stuck on a computer or tv screen. Isn’t it? More importantly, it doesn’t cost you anything.
2. Board Games – card and board games are fun activities you can do together at home which can bring you a lot of fun. You can head on to a store and buy a board game for only $15 dollars and who knows it can bring your family a lot of fun times together. keep it in your cabinets and bring them out when the family members are board or tired of just doing plain things like using the internet or playing games on their XBOX.
3. Build a Snowman together – during winter, a fun activity that you all can do together without spending anything is to build a snowman together. This is perfect especially if you have kids.
4. Sing on Karaoke – singing songs together on karaoke is definitely a fun and inexpensive activity that your family can do, especially if you are a family who loves singing. Well, who doesn’t?
5. Go fishing – if there’s a lake neary where you can go fishing, it is definitely a great idea to bring kids. This is a priceless experience for children to go fishing in real life because many of the children these days don’t get to enjoy such experiences.
6. Movie Marathon – movie marathons is a great way to bond and spend time together. Prepare for this ahead by planning the movies and dvds that you are going to buy and watch. Also plan and prepare the snacks you will prepare. It’s always fun and better to have foods to eat while watching. Isn’t it?
So that’s our list and actually if you just get creative enough, there are many more ways you can spend quality and fun times with your kids and family without you spending so much. You can set aside those cash for vacations with your family every once in a while like every year for example, but it doesn’t mean you can’t have fun in between.

Cheerful Family Bonding by the BeachSpending time together doing fun activities is crucial to every family. This allows the family members to develop strong bond with each other. But, during hard times, we tend to think that we could no longer have fun times with our family because we just don’t have enough cash. Take for instance, when one of the father or mother lose a job or when someone in the family is sick making the family spend more cash on health related matters such as medicines and check ups.

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Eat Well Without Spending More

brooke Friday, July 10th, 2015
Most of us want to be healthy. I mean, who wouldn’t? Health is wealth. And with the rise of every disease imaginable, it is no surprise that people are watching their health and nutrition more these days.
Eating well is a basic to having good health. What we put in our mouths is a huge and important factor that will determine whether we enjoy good health or suffer from a poor one.
Not only that but eating well means cutting back on unnecessary extra weight. Many people think that to have a good body they need to starve themselves and stick on diets that do more harm than good in the long run. But, most of the time it is as simple as eating the right kinds of foods – more fruits and vegetables and less processed ones.
Here are some tips so you can start eating well without breaking the bank;
1. Take Advantage of Weekends – this is a great time to really give more time to your cooking. Use weekends to prepare your meals and prepare a veggie based meal without any meat. Weekend is a great time because you are not in a hurry and you can have all the time you want. You’ll also find that this is more cost efficient and that veggie meals are actually less expensive compared to meals with meat.
2. Pack your Meals – fastfoods are not only unhealthy but also expensive as compared to homecook meals. Schedule your time and plan what you will cook for the entire week. Make time to prepare these meals and pack them to work or to school so that you won’t have to buy from a resto or worst go to a fastfood store.
3. Peanuts for Snacks – peanuts are definitely one of the healthiest and easiest to prepare snacks you can have for yourself and your family. They cut your risk for cardiovascular diseases. A handful of peanut is full of nutritrion and can give you that extra energy and mind boost that you need. Steer away from potato chips and junk foods that are not only more expensive but are also filled with ingredients that can harm your body in the long run.
4. Veggie Salad for Lunch – you should also try having a vegetable salad for lunch. They’re not only easy to prepare and bring but they are super good and healthy for you. You will surely notice a difference in your energy when you eat salads for lunch instead of foods that are difficult to digest, expensive and hard on your digestion.

Young man eating a saladMost of us want to be healthy. I mean, who wouldn’t? Health is wealth. And with the rise of every disease imaginable, it is no surprise that people are watching their health and nutrition more these days.

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5 Money Saving Mom Blogs You Ought To Check Out and Follow
The cost of living is constantly on the rise, that we need to continuously think of creative ideas to stretch our budget and save as much as we can. It is good to know that there are many resources you can check out online for handy tips on stretching the budget and saving as much moolah as we can.
For clever ideas on how to save at home and do more while spending less, here are my go-to money-saving mommy blogs that I thought you might want to check out and follow, too:
Livingwellspendingless.com – dishes out regular practical tips on how to scrimp on just about anything under the sun, like while dining out on fast foods or while having a summer break. This mom also writes article on how to de-clutter the home, as well as prepare easy food that are not only big on flavors but on savings, too. True to her tag line of “living the good life on a budget”, this budget savvy mom also shares a series of tips on how to live well and spend nothing for 31 days.
Less2more.com – is chock full of interesting tips on how to stretch the budget and do more with what you have. Apart from handy tricks on saving money, it also features articles on how to earn more and DIY-ing items and stuff for the home so you can spend less. In addition, this blog also features fascinating things on how to save with coupons, as well as putting more value on more important things like relationships and families, in order to make the most of what you have.
Morewithlesstoday.com – features a wide assortment of freebies, from e-books to online educational programs, from printable to donuts that will allow frugal moms to enjoy life more with less. This mom also features hot deals, as well great promos and sale to help moms save more. There are also many articles featuring tips and tricks on how moms can save on groceries.
5dollardinners.com – I guess everyone will agree that one of the things we spend more money on is our food, and if you are the type of mom who is not adept in the kitchen and would prefer to dine out or order takeaway at any given time, this will lead you to spend even more every time you dine. That is why I thought this blog is a God-send especially for moms who are having a difficult time finding their way in the kitchen. Imagine how much you can save when you will only spend $5 for you and your family’s meal each time? This blog features an extensive collection of recipes and meal on a budget. She will even help you plan a $5 meal for free! Truly, you save a lot of hard-earned money by following step by step food preparation this mom shares on her blog!
Moneysavingmom.com – is probably the leader of these frugal mom blogs’ pack. She features many a number of articles on how moms can save money and stretch the limited budget. If you are planning to earn more, you may want to check out her clever income earning ideas, and if you intend to save more this year, do not forget to check out her posts on the many ways you can spend $100 each year. She also has invaluable tips on how to effectively manage your time, as well how to earn from your blogs, for those who have yet to monetize their blogs and websites. In addition, she also shares the latest hot deals, as well as interesting freebies regularly so make sure to look out for that and follow her blog, if you haven’t already!

Sparschwein 131The cost of living is constantly on the rise, that we need to continuously think of creative ideas to stretch our budget and save as much as we can. It is good to know that there are many resources you can check out online for handy tips on stretching the budget and saving as much moolah as we can.

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Mother’s day shouldn’t be just like any other day. It should be made extra special for that one special woman in your life.
We all know how hard the job of a mother is. She has this magic that puts everything running smoothly in the house. And she works 24/7 for the family. She takes care of everyone but her needs are usually taken for granted.
There are many ways you can make a mother happy. You can give her a bouquet of red roses, a special gift such as perfume, chocolates, or jewelry or perhaps some grocery gift certificates. There are just so many things you can do to surprise her.
But do you know what exactly they’re wanting to have? They simply want a break. Every mom would be happy to get a much needed break. You can call it a “me” time.
Some time off from their endless chores…..
So go ahead and plan how you can make this possible…..cook breakfast so she wont have too. Give her spa certificates so she can indulge and relax as much as she wants. If she doesn’t work her clothes are most probably outdated so allow her to go on a shopping spree. She would also appreciate going to the salon to get a makeover.
Whether you are a husband who has that special woman in your life or a child who has been nurtured by a mother, this coming Mother’s day is surely an opportunity for you to show her that she’s important. Go ahead and plan.
Also dont forget to check out our Mother’s day promos.

Kinder mit GeschenkenMother’s day shouldn’t be just like any other day. It should be made extra special for that one special woman in your life. We all know how hard the job of a mother is. She has this magic that puts everything running smoothly in the house. And she works 24/7 for the family. She takes care of everyone but her needs are usually taken for granted.

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How Not To Feel Guilty After A Purchase

Irish Saturday, April 11th, 2015
I know everyone will agree when I say that shopping, whether online or otherwise, can be the most ideal stress reliever or the best reward for a job well done. Browsing through racks of items on sale or shiny new stuff can be really entertaining and we can all be like little girls eyeing a jar of yummy candies, all giddy with excitement and anticipation. It is also the reason why most of us tend to go over board or get carried away at times and instead of being a relaxing endeavor as initially planned, we end up all the more stressed out after splurging on what we thought we really ought to buy. In our search for the best dress, or the latest gadget to possess, or in the midst of indulging on those ever enticing sale and promos, we temporarily forget about our spending cap or the limited cash in our wallet, as well as the recently made promise to only use your credit card in case of emergencies. Shopping is all too entertaining and addicting, in fact, that you proceed excitedly, anyway, throwing all cautions to the wind!
It was only after the shopping frenzy and the buying high has subsided, and after giving your purchases a good amount of afterthought, that your thinking will return back to normal and realize that you should not have bought half of what you have just spent hard earned money on. You will feel a different range of emotions, from guilt to regret, the intensities varying from the amount you splurged and the number of items you bought which you will end up not using or consuming, anyway. You might even experience buyer’s remorse, especially if you happened to purchase something rather very expensive, like a genuine leather shoes, perhaps, or a brand new car!
Guilt and remorse can be very awful to carry around and you cannot just feel like that each time you go to the mall or buy something. Here are a few pointers you might want to ponder on before proceeding to the checkout till to make that seemingly unwanted, unplanned, and unnecessary purchase:
Make a shopping list – this might be the oldest trick in the book but is also the most foolproof of all. If you make a list of items you need each time you head to the mall, you already get half of the job done. The other half, of course, is sticking to that list no matter how many sale signs you see around, that way you can ensure that you will only get to buy what is essential and required and avoid spending and splurging unnecessarily.
Think many times over before you make a purchase, especially the major ones – most of the time we only thought we needed to buy something, right, and after we have already paid for and went home with the item that we’d realize we absolutely can do away with buying the item in the first  place. The trick here is to refrain from impulse buying. If you can think things through and think a hundred times more before proceeding to check out from an online shop or before heading straight to the cashier. Some would suggest that leaving the item behind and contemplating about buying it for about a day will also do the trick. Chances are you will realize you do not need the item in the first place or you would rather buy something else altogether. Of course, if after a day of thinking hard, and you still has the urge to buy the stuff, along with a dozen reasons why you need to buy it, do not be too hard on yourself. You can, after all, splurge on something you have well thought of, from time to time. The key is to be a wise shopper and an even wiser spender.

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Why should you do your research before making an important purchase
Yes, shopping and making purchases can be a lot of fun and it can be quite therapeutic, too. It is probably the reason why a lot of people actually enjoy the activity while some others tend to go overboard whenever they went on shopping spree and binges. Imagine all those new and shiny items arranged to flawless perfection in racks at the malls and shops, they are such eye candies and such a sight to behold. It is as if each one is saying “Come and buy me!” and some people actually succumb and cannot seem to resist the temptation to buy.
These shopping sprees may not pose any problem, especially if you have the means to buy, but if you are planning on major purchases it is a must that you do a thorough research before splurging and letting go of your hard earned money. It depends on what you consider as a major purchase, for some they may think any item amounting to $50 is considered a major purchase, and then some others might consider anything amounting to $100 and above is a major purchase. Either way, the safest practice is to do a meticulous research if you are planning to spend a considerable amount of money.
You must know more about the product you are eyeing to buy. Some may agree that brands and price tags guarantee a good quality product but it may not always be the case. That is why it is a must that you read as much as you can about the item you want to procure. Check out online buying sites like Amazon and the like for helpful review on different products. You may also watch videos and read blogs for detailed reviews of the item. These free resources in the world wide web will give you lots of information and insights on whether the product you are setting up to buy is a good buy or not.
Researching ahead about the item you want to purchase, may that be a new expensive gadget, a new car perhaps, or a new property, will save you all the trouble that impulse buying brings. You might think you actually need to purchase the item at the time, but making inquiries and studying about the product beforehand will be a very wise move for any would be shopper or buyer.
In the same manner, investigating about the product you want to buy before actually buying it will also save you from disappointment and impractical expectations. Having a thorough background about the product will help you formulate practical expectations and from there you can decide whether you really want to own that particular item or not.
Ultimately, scrutinizing about the product before making the actual purchase will help you save a substantial amount of money. When finding out that the particular item is not worth your money, you can instead save your budget for a more practical purchase instead of spending it on something else.

Internet Concept on LaptopYes, shopping and making purchases can be a lot of fun and it can be quite therapeutic, too. It is probably the reason why a lot of people actually enjoy the activity while some others tend to go overboard whenever they go on shopping spree and binges. Imagine all those new and shiny items arranged to flawless perfection in racks at the malls and shops, they are such eye candies and such a sight to behold. It is as if each one is saying “Come and buy me!” and some people actually succumb and cannot seem to resist the temptation to buy.

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Why Double Check Your Basket

Irish Friday, February 20th, 2015
Especially for busy moms who consider going to the grocery or the shopping mall without the entire gang a treat, it is very easy to get carried away and stuff every pretty or interesting thing you see in the racks onto your shopping basket. It will definitely be most enjoyable and relaxing to go on a shopping binge, but of course, you will have to pay for everything and if you go above and beyond your budget, you are going to have a very big problem.
A very practical thing to practice during shopping is to double check everything you hauled onto your basket just before proceeding to the cashier to pay for your purchases. Chances are you might just find something in the pile that you are better off not to buy at all. If in case you are shopping with the little tots, it is best to rummage through your cart for stuff that they have chucked in there while you were busy doing your shopping.
Here are a few guidelines to help you examine the items in your shopping cart and evaluate whether they are worthy to be purchased:
Need Versus Want
It is a must that you examine whether each item you put in your shopping basket is a need that you require or merely a want that you just picked up out of curiosity, excitement, or whim. Determine whether you shall be using this item for a long while and whether it is worth the price you are paying for it.
Is It Worth It?
If you find an item you have been looking forward to buy but comes in quite a steep price tag, it is best to ask yourself whether this purchase is worth it. Determine whether it will be worth every penny you are shelling out to purchase this item. Chances are, you might just find a more affordable alternative somewhere else. You might even find a similar item online that is up for grabs at a much cheaper price.
Stick With Your Shopping List
If you are the type that will get all excited at the site of racks upon racks of on sale items in the mall, it is best to go there armed with a complete shopping list of every single item that you need to buy. Make sure to stick to your list as much as you can and refrain from deviating from your list while you can. This is the best way to make sure you are only buying what you actually need and you will be sticking to your budget, as well.
When Doing Your Groceries
The kitchen is one part of our home that requires regular trips to the supermarket. Items in the pantry needs to be replenished on a regular basis and if you do not re-examine your grocery basket each time, there are more chances to get something that you might not require or pantry staples that might be left unused, unconsumed, or uneaten. It is best to make a thorough survey of your pantry or refrigerator before doing those grocery trips so you will not end up buying something you will end up not using or will be left spoiling in the fridge. It is also best to create dishes using different items on stock, working with whatever is left available in your freezer or storage so no food item will be spoiled or go to waste.

Familie mit Einkaufswagen im SupermarktEspecially for busy moms who consider going to the grocery or the shopping mall without the entire gang a treat, it is very easy to get carried away and stuff every pretty or interesting thing you see in the racks onto your shopping basket. It will definitely be most enjoyable and relaxing to go on a shopping binge, but of course, you will have to pay for everything and if you go above and beyond your budget, you are going to have a very big problem.

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How Your Money Saving Method Could Be Costing You More Money
With all the bills you have to pay, it really is such great news if you can save big bucks every chance you get. The money you save can be spent on other important expenses, like paying the bills, a little r & r perhaps, or putting it in your personal savings to be spent on emergencies or for the future. Each one of us has devised fool proof ways on how to save money, but the question is are you really saving money with your money saving methods or are these methods only costing you more money?
Here are a few popular money saving tips that will one get you to spend more money instead of saving those precious bucks:
Buying Items in Bigger Sizes
If you are bound to use the product numerous times, like the staples at home or the cupboard, like bottles of shampoos, bags of coffee and the likes, getting the bigger package which should get you covered for a longer period of time will really be a best practice. However, if you will only use the product a few times, and you are not bound to consume the entire tub, like a bottle of glue and spray paint you are only using for a single school project, then it will do you a lot of good to just buy the smaller size. Even if you think you can save more if you buy the bigger tube which only costs a few more dollars than the small packaging, you will only end up wasting the couple of dollars you thought you saved if you will only end up not using the entire contents.
Shopping During Sale
Yes, it is very easy to assume you will save a considerable amount of money during huge sale events in your local malls or favorite shops, but in reality it is costing you more money to go to these mall wide sales than you actually thought. If you have a list of stuff to buy and you have the discipline and self control to stick to your shopping list even in the midst of all the big SALE sign, then good for you. But if you simply cannot resist those signs, and you know you will end up succumbing to a number of them, then it will really be best to sit those big sale out. You thought you were saving more money buying stuff at discounted price but if you will end up splurging on items you do not really need and will only end up gathering dust in your closet or storage then you will only waste a good amount of money instead of saving big bucks.
Buying the Cheaper Alternative
It may seem like it is costing you more money if you opt for expensive items like shoes, or clothes, or home appliance but in the long run you will realize that these expensive purchases, which are expected to come in good quality, will save you a substantial amount of money, instead of buying a cheaper pair of shoes which you will have to replace sooner.
Packs of dollar in the garbage can. Waste of money or currency cWith all the bills you have to pay, it really is such great news if you can save big bucks every chance you get. The money you save can be spent on other important expenses, like paying the bills, a little r & r perhaps, or putting it in your personal savings to be spent on emergencies or for the future. Each one of us has devised fool proof ways on how to save money, but the question is are you really saving money with your money saving methods or are these methods only costing you more money?
Here are a few popular money saving tips that will one get you to spend more money instead of saving those precious bucks:
Buying Items in Bigger Sizes
If you are bound to use the product numerous times, like the staples at home or the cupboard, like bottles of shampoos, bags of coffee and the likes, getting the bigger package which should get you covered for a longer period of time will really be a best practice. However, if you will only use the product a few times, and you are not bound to consume the entire tub, like a bottle of glue and spray paint you are only using for a single school project, then it will do you a lot of good to just buy the smaller size. Even if you think you can save more if you buy the bigger tube which only costs a few more dollars than the small packaging, you will only end up wasting the couple of dollars you thought you saved if you will only end up not using the entire contents.
Shopping During Sale
Yes, it is very easy to assume you will save a considerable amount of money during huge sale events in your local malls or favorite shops, but in reality it is costing you more money to go to these mall wide sales than you actually thought. If you have a list of stuff to buy and you have the discipline and self control to stick to your shopping list even in the midst of all the big SALE sign, then good for you. But if you simply cannot resist those signs, and you know you will end up succumbing to a number of them, then it will really be best to sit those big sale out. You thought you were saving more money buying stuff at discounted price but if you will end up splurging on items you do not really need and will only end up gathering dust in your closet or storage then you will only waste a good amount of money instead of saving big bucks.
Buying the Cheaper Alternative
It may seem like it is costing you more money if you opt for expensive items like shoes, or clothes, or home appliance but in the long run you will realize that these expensive purchases, which are expected to come in good quality, will save you a substantial amount of money, instead of buying a cheaper pair of shoes which you will have to replace sooner.
Top Money Saving Tips for College Students
As many say College is one of the most exciting chapters of anyone’s life. This is the time when a student starts to become independent and begin living as an adult. Just the prospect of new activities, new things to learn, and new people and would be friends to meet is enough to get any College freshman excited. But the all too exciting College life does come with a price. Apart from school fees, expensive books, and other related expense, a freshman also has to worry about a lot of other expenses during his or her life on campus.
Here are a few of the top money saving tips a College student ought to consider to save on bucks while in school.
Work On a Budget
With a new environment and new shops around to explore, it is easy to lose sight of where you should be spending your allowance on and splurge on that cute notebook, or that lovely top you can wear to your next org meeting. Create a spreadsheet of your budget, may that be for a week or a month, so you can easily see where your money should go. This will also allow you to prevent unnecessary spending knowing that you will go broke by the end of the week if you make than unplanned and unnecessary purchase.
Use Free Amenities on Campus
It will be so much easier to get rid of spending when you can simply use free facilities in the University, like a free gym or a student library for example. The money you save from not paying gym membership or getting new books can be spent or something else. Or you can always save it for emergency needs.
Cook you own meal at home
If you do not know how to prepare your own meal then it is high time you do! You can save a lot of money by preparing your food at home instead of always dining out or opting for those student meal plans, which can also be expensive. Stock up your fridge and pantries with deli meats, fresh vegetables and fruits, cheese, and a number of other staples you can easily toss together for a quick breakfast, or even a sandwich you can bring to class for lunch.
Join College Clubs for Free Events
Instead of going to bars or to the mall over the weekend to enjoy and relax, joining clubs that mostly offer free events like meet ups, or book reading, or a free show or concert is so much more economical and free! It is also a great opportunity to meet students who enjoy the same things and activities like you do.
Purchase Used Textbooks Instead of New Ones
Whether you opt for a 2 year or a 4 year degree course, you will spend a considerable sum on textbooks that it why it is a wise move to purchase them used instead of brand new. Check local bookstores for their used book section or you can easily search online for shops that offer preloved books. You can also do this with other school requirements like laboratory or sports equipment that may also cost a fortune if bought new.
Take advantage of Student Discounts
Usually any town that has a College would normally offer free or discounted services or products to students, like free bus rides, free coffee, discounted laundry rates, as well as discounts on stores and shops, so make sure you bring your student ID wherever you go and do not forget to flash it to avail of those discounted rates and freebies!

Students groupAs many say College is one of the most exciting chapters of anyone’s life. This is the time when a student starts to become independent and begin living as an adult. Just the prospect of new activities, new things to learn, and new people and would be friends to meet is enough to get any College freshman excited. But the all too exciting College life does come with a price. Apart from school fees, expensive books, and other related expense, a freshman also has to worry about a lot of other expenses during his or her life on campus.

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Homemade Gifts You’ll be Proud to Give This Christmas
Christmas may mean splurging on expensive treat and gifts for our families and loved ones, but you do not need to feel down in case you are hard up on cash for the upcoming holiday season as there are many things you can give your family and friends and you do not even have to break the bank. A dash of creativity and a sprinkle of resourcefulness ought to do the trick!
Buying off the shelves for fancy and colorful gifts can be a little tempting but if you cannot afford to shop till you drop for lovely presents for the important people in your life this Christmas, there is no reason to despair at all. Here are a number of homemade gifts you will be proud to give away this merriest season of all and I am betting this will all make the recipient feel a little more loved and a whole lot special!
Homemade Christmas Cards. Especially if you are thinking of your relatives and folks across the miles, a homemade Christmas card complete with a little message from every member of the family will be sure to warm their hearts this holiday season. I am sure the grandparents will be very touched to receive a hand written Christmas card from their grandchildren, who knows, it might even pave the way for them to spend the next holiday with you!
Home baked Goodies. If you have a knack at preparing oh so yummy baked goodies, they will be perfect Christmas present to giveaway to just about anyone: the little pre schooler’s teachings in school, the nice old lady neighbor, or the friendly street sweeper who makes it a point to greet you a “Good day!” every time he chanced upon you on the road. Baked goodies are essentially special as you have prepared them with utmost care and love, which I am sure the recipient wil absolutely feel!
Homemade Spa Items. You can find loads of recipes and procedures online on how to make your own spa materials at home. Why not make a big batch this time around so you can give the rest to your mom friends, colleagues at work, or relatives, too. Those who are always busy at work and do not have the time to take a break from the grind for a short visit to the spa for a much needed rest and relaxation will highly appreciate the gesture, plus your pocket will even thank you for it as you never have to go over your limited Christmas gift budget for this year.
Knitted Delights. If you love knitting and crocheting, it is also a clever and creative idea to give away your finish products as Christmas gifts to your family or your friends. I am sure your sister will love that pink crocheted pouch, and I am betting grandma will really appreciate the knitted scarf which is in her favorite pastel shade!
Hand drawn Coupons. These simple yet delightful present will be much appreciated by everyone. Let the children draw on their very own coupons and let them give these away to the members of the family, including their aunts, uncles, moms, dads, or the very reliable house help. The kids can draw their favorite characters or whatever pictures they fancy, then let them scribble what these coupons are for. They can probably write “no laundry day,” or “get a relaxing massage” for mom or “get a free carwash,” or “this coupon entitles you to one night of uninterrupted basketball TV viewing” for dad. Let the little ones’ imagination work and let them think of the most appropriate coupons to give to each member of the family. This will be a very wonderful activity for the kids and you only need to spend on crayons, craft papers and colored pens, which are probably readily available at home, anyway.

Christmas gift box and gingerbread cookies on wooden backgroundChristmas may mean splurging on expensive treat and gifts for our families and loved ones, but you do not need to feel down in case you are hard up on cash for the upcoming holiday season as there are many things you can give your family and friends and you do not even have to break the bank. A dash of creativity and a sprinkle of resourcefulness ought to do the trick!

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