I haven't really done this in the past but have a friend who has and always give extremely nice gifts. She works in a nice retail clothing store so when prices drop LOW she uses her employee discount and the $5 incentive GCs she gets often.
I know that she has purchase a very nice dress for me for under $5 with retail of $80.
Anyway, she was saying that I really needed to shop all year because we enjoy giving and give to everyone from the school crossing guard, teachers, band director, neighbors, as well as family.
So I went to Target to pick up a few household cleaning supplies and they had their after Christmas sale.
So I bought
2 - Nice Cookie Jars $3.00 each
1 - Set of Dishes $6 (my sister will love them)
2- Children's Dish Sets $2.50 each
1 - Nice Clock $5
1- Little Girls Purse $1.50
4- Snowman Mugs $1.00 each
1- Baby Christmas Onsie $1.50
This may not sound like deals to many of you but every item was at least 75% off and some were more.
And to think that each of these represents a present that I would buy next Christmas spending anywhere from $10-$25 per person.
01-08-2006, 09:41 AM
I am in on this one. I do try to shop all year but often end up giving gifts out ahead of time. So my gift closet is for Christmas and birthdays. So far I have
Arch candle set
Paper Doll Book
Lighted frog for yard decoration
Snow man on a sled
Snowman salt and pepper set
Avon Rare Gold perfume
American Girl books ( one hardcover is earmarked as a birthday gift but there are also several for DGD for Christmas next year)
Bible (earmarked for DGD # 2 baptism)
01-08-2006, 09:50 AM
I think I have the teachers/scout leaders taken care of for '06!
There are 2 special teachers who will get gift certificates. But I'll buy them close to Christmas.
And I'm using my Discover Card cashback for other gift certificates. $20 in cashback gets a $25 Lands' End gift certificate. So far, I've got 3 of them stashed, but I'll bet DH will grab them when he needs new shirts!