Today I’m reblogging a post I shared at Sally Cronin’s Smorgasbord Invitation to contribute to her series – Christmas from the Archives. Sally has generously invited writers to submit an older post related to Christmas to give it new life and share for those readers who may have missed them the first time around. As many of you know, Sally is a generous promoter of the work of other artist and invited anyone to submit a post. You can check with Sally if she’s still taking any other submissions for the season.
The post I submitted was my 26 ideas on inexpensive and creative gift giving. Check out the post and perhaps it will give you some ideas for some of those hard-to-buy for people on your list!
Delighted to share a post from the Christmas Archives of D.G. Kaye.. Debby Gies. This is probably one of the most expensive times of the year and when you have an extended family, finding presents and budgeting for them takes creativity.. Debby has some great ideas to make every dollar, euro or pound count.
26 Affordable and Practical #Gift Giving Ideas for the #Holiday Season by D.G. Kaye
The holiday season is fast approaching, and once again people are picking their brains about what gifts to buy for friends and loved ones.
I’ve always tried to tailor my gifts specifically to what the receiver would like and could use and/or appreciate, in hopes that my gift wouldn’t be the one ending up collecting dust on a shelf or re-packaged for re-gifting. But it’s still sometimes difficult to pinpoint exactly what the perfect gift could be for someone, and, often times, there might be too much cost to purchase a particular gift, which sometimes leaves us feeling somewhat inadequate with what we’ve chosen to give, especially for those hard to buy for people who already have everything they want. Sure, it’s the thought that counts, but sometimes people don’t think that way, and sometimes our budgets don’t allow us to spend on some items what we’d really like to give.
So today I’m going to share some great ideas for gift giving for both children and adults. Below are some ideas from low cost to no cost that you can give with confidence and know they will be well received.
Have you ever noticed children at a Christmas gathering opening one gift after another, barely taking in the excitement of one gift before they put it aside to open the next one? Have you ever noticed how much kids love to do arts and crafts to keep their busy little hands and minds occupied? This is why crafts make great gifts for kids. Maybe it’s the writer in me, but I like to buy gifts for kids that help to educate them and help to build their creativity.
Here’s a handy list of things you can buy for kids that won’t break the bank:
- Books – books that entertain while teaching kids to count or learn the alphabet, colors, names of animals, and of course, any stories to do with kindness that can be understood at their level.
Please continue reading the list over at Sally’s blog HERE
Don’t forget, if you have some posts in your Christmas archives to share to a new audience them please send one or two to me firstname.lastname@example.org