Do You Have A Gift Closet?
by Kay Green,
Having 4 kids it seems like someone always needs a gift for a birthday party at the last moment. You know kids, they get ready to leave for school and say "Hey mom I need a gift for Jimmy's party this afternoon" UGH!!!
What do you do? Pull out cash out of your wallet to slip in a card. Or pick up your child after school and take them to the store to buy a gift. There a meltdown happens when your child can not understand why you will not buy that $50 item.
I have solved this issue in my house. We have a gift closet. I watch all the time for items to place in this closet.
I pick up:
1. Clearance rack toys and gifts - SALE items
2. Free items or shipping only items online.
3. Barter my products for other WAHM products
I use the same techniques for baby shower gifts and house warming gifts. My closet has a little bit of everything. Nothing in there is over $10 so I keep to my budget. For a special persons gift I might choose several items from the closet and put them together in a basket.
My kids know they can go to the closet to choose a gift for their friend anytime. I save a ton of money this way! And less tears from my kids at the store. And I can buy when I have the money rather than a few days before payday when money is shorter.
Here are a couple places to find FREE and shipping only items:
- FREE Paper Dolls Adorable to print on magnet sheets and cut
- Bearable Deals Newsletter and Hot Deals
I hope your gift closet blesses you as much as mine do.
Articles written by Kay Green, Child Safety Expert, and Christian mom to Melissa 30 (married to Matthew), Jordan 27 (married to Katie), Allison 25, Haley 12. Kay and Russell, her husband of 33 years live in rural Oregon.
Kay's first granddaughter Madison
Kay was born December 2006. Twin grandsons Micah & Mason
May 2009. Granddaughter Emma Kate was born in September 2010.
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