Anyone have a gift closet?
Does anyone here keep a gift closet?
I keep my eyes open all the time for things that would make good gifts for people. I keep them in a box in one of the closets. Then when we need a gift for a birthday, baby shower, etc. i already have it on hand.
It is also good for those last minute people who stop by at the holidays with a gift for you. :reindeer:
Last year I took my son "shopping" in my gift box. He looked through and chose items he thought would make good Christmas presents. Then for each item he chose, he had to do extra chores around the house. It worked great. Mr. tightwad didn't have to spend any money. It kept him busy and all those little things that need to be done around the holidays were taken care of. We will definitely do that one again this year.
reviving a very good post
I keep a gift closet also. Doing the same things, clearances, after xmas is my big one we take the dks friends birthday name list and purchase for everyone. I purchase extra for those unexpected b-day parties also. I agree I set a 5.00 limit on the dks friends b-day gifts making it a 10.00 or more depending on the percent off, it perfectly an acceptable gift. Send off for freebies to make gift baskets for all occasions. Shop at garage sales, flea markets, estates sales for new or next to new items that woud make perfect gifts for a particular person. Some of the people we buy for love antiques so I purchase for them also using these resources. I must confess I don't just use it for b-days, it's for any other gift giving reason to include xmas. This year freebies saved my hide when it came to filling the stockings. If possible I will shop the after holiday sales for the next years holiday, like easter, valentine's day etc and keep that in my gift closet.
I never thought of using a gift box for rewards for my dks though, great idea. Could do this much more cheaply instead of an allowance that they would only waste on stuff they loose or after 30 mins loose interest in.