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    Master Dollar Stretcher madhen's Avatar
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    Love the idea of a keychain flashlight!
    DH aka Mad Hen
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    I also have two wooden advent calendars to fill, thanks to this thread. The first one is for a 64-year old man and the second one is for a 78-year old woman. They are both active. Here's what I have so far:
    gourmet chocolate covered liquors
    cat clip that meows
    silver lottery scracher
    lottery tickets
    organic lip balms
    face masks
    key finder
    save the turtles bracelet
    Republic of Tea single serves in three flavors
    Fit Bit fitness tracker

    I figure I'll stock the small drawers with wrapped candy and a lottery scratch off as some of my drawers are small while others are larger. I might have to wrap some of the items separately and just put their number on them because I really don't want to take things out of packages.

    Still needed: gift certificates and maybe one or two unique things yet to be found.
    Kim
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    Nice, Kim!

    I give my sister and mother their calendars on Thanksgiving, along with 25 little gift cards, each in an envelope with a number on it. When they open Drawer 1, they open gift card 1, and find a little sentence from me as to why I picked that specific gift, or where I got it, or sometimes just something like "Enjoy!" written on it. They both seem to really like those little cards! I *have* been known to destroy packaging to get an item to fit!
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    I thought about destroying the packaging. Some things are very OVER packaged.
    Kim
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    I included some of those little wafers you use to clean out stainless steel water bottles. Since the box was far too big, I removed a "sheet" of the wafers and then just cut the instructions off the back of the box and stuck it in there.
    DH aka Mad Hen
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    Quote Originally Posted by madhen View Post
    Nice, Kim!

    I give my sister and mother their calendars on Thanksgiving, along with 25 little gift cards, each in an envelope with a number on it. When they open Drawer 1, they open gift card 1, and find a little sentence from me as to why I picked that specific gift, or where I got it, or sometimes just something like "Enjoy!" written on it. They both seem to really like those little cards! I *have* been known to destroy packaging to get an item to fit!
    I love this idea.
    Kim
    The Lord will provide

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