Sunday, 23 December 2012

Christmas gift ideas

Savvy Christmas shoppers will have bought all their presents months ago, but if you’re like the Millionaire on Heels, a few things have slipped to the last minute.

Because I don’t have any children to buy presents for, I try to clear of buying junk that will never see the light of day just to have lots of presents wrapped up under the tree.

Five suggestions to manage the costs of Christmas gift giving without losing the intent are:
  1. Homemade gifts.  People love homemade baked goods.  Other suggestions I’ve seen are homemade soaps and toiletries, baking mixes in jars, loose teas, coffee, etc.  The Millionaire on Heels is not a baker, but I was going to try my hand at baking for my team at work this year.  Needless to say I ran out of time …
  2. Give the gift of time.  Time is one of the most rewarding gifts possible to give.  Think of offers to babysit for busy parents, helping in the garden for an elderly neighbor, a night off for your partner, etc.  I offered to set up mobile broadband for my neighbor.  The prepaid package was inexpensive, but I knew she would have difficulty installing it herself.  The smile on her face was amazing!